It is up to the governments, aid agencies and organizations that make up the system to use the World Humanitarian Summit to let go of the outdated assumptions, power dynamics, and incentives that hold it back.
A 48-hour ceasefire took hold Thursday in Syria's battered second city of Aleppo after President Bashar al-Assad's regime and rebel forces gave in to mounting diplomatic pressure.
On 7 May 2015, tests conducted at Brazil’s national reference laboratory conclusively identified Zika in several samples. A new mosquito-borne disease had arrived in the Americas.
The drought that has hit Ethiopia and northern Somalia, including Somaliland and Puntland, is the result of four successive seasons of below-average rains, exacerbated by El Niño.