Tag Archives: conflict

Door-to-door vaccinators: risking their lives to help stop the spread of polio in Pakistan

By Svea Closser, Middlebury College In the last two years, more than 60 people have been murdered delivering polio vaccine door-to-door to children in Pakistan. These workers are part of a global effort to eradicate polio; they’re working to create … Continue reading

The Lancet – Special focus on sexual violence in conflict

The Lancet – Special focus on sexual violence in conflict The latest issue of The Lancet has a special focus to coincide with the first Global Summit to End Sexual Violence in Conflict, held in London June 10 – 14 … Continue reading

From fragility to resilience

By Karl Blanchet When we talk about fragile states, we could cover the usual alarming figures: it is anticipated that by 2015, half of the world’s population living in poverty will be in fragile states. Similarly, while poverty continues to … Continue reading