Jason Beaubien

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The dream of wiping out polio might need a rethink

Monday, April 10, 2023

When public health specialists look at the annual case counts, some see a trend that raises questions about how realistic the goal of a polio-free world might be.


WHO calls on China to share data on raccoon dog link to pandemic. Here's what we know

Friday, March 17, 2023

Data was released briefly, then rescinded. As NPR reported previously, there is already strong evidence pointing to these animals in the Huanan Seafood Wholesale Market in Wuhan.


What worries medical charities about trying to help Syria's earthquake survivors

Wednesday, March 15, 2023

Camps in Syria have become overcrowded in the northwest of the country after the February 6 earthquake. NPR talks to Dr. Mego Terzian of Doctors without Borders about his assessment of the situation.


Jimmy Carter took on the awful Guinea worm when no one else would — and he triumphed

Thursday, February 23, 2023

Carter targeted diseases primarily affecting the poor in remote areas — notably "Guinea worm disease." Because of his commitment, case numbers plummeted from 3.6 million a year to just 13 in 2022.


Lentil soup comes to the rescue in quake-ravaged Turkey

Tuesday, February 21, 2023

It's a supersoup during this humanitarian crisis. Easy to make, it warms the displaced, fuels rescue crews and comforts residents traumatized by the disaster.


Rescue workers in Turkey and Syria are turning to lentil soup to feed thousands of people

Sunday, February 19, 2023

Lentil soup is one of the staples that rescue worker are turning to in their efforts to feed hundreds of thousands of people after the earthquakes in Turkey and Syria.


Is it safe to go home? With hard hats and phone apps, Turkey's engineers seek answers

Friday, February 17, 2023

NPR follows one of the hundreds of building inspectors in Turkey's earthquake zone to learn about the massive challenge of figuring how who can return to their homes.


Turkey buries its earthquake dead in small cemeteries and mass graves

Wednesday, February 15, 2023

With so many killed suddenly in the quake, Turkey faces the challenge of burying tens of thousands of people. Multiple funerals are happening at once and the process of burying the dead is constant.


Families are working to bury those who died in the Turkey-Syria earthquake

Monday, February 13, 2023

One week after a massive earthquake struck eastern Turkey and northern Syria, residents are dealing with burying the tens of thousands of dead.


Sniffer dogs offer hope in waning rescue efforts in Turkey

Monday, February 13, 2023

Days after the Feb. 6 earthquake in Turkey and Syria, hopes of finding people alive is waning. One U.S.-based team uses search-and-rescue dogs to try to find people still trapped days after the quake.


Turkish officials ask how shoddy construction might have led to collapsed buildings

Monday, February 13, 2023

Millions of people are living in temporary shelters a week after an earthquake hit parts of Turkey and Syria. The death toll from the powerful 7.8 magnitude quake stands at more than 34,000 people.


In Turkey, a U.S. rescue team helps recover the dead while respecting local customs

Sunday, February 12, 2023

Among the rescue teams dispatched to southern Turkey after last week's earthquake is a U.S. mission using sniffer dogs. Their work is turning toward respecting local customs as they recover the dead.


In Turkey, the focus shifts from rescuing earthquake survivors to recovering bodies

Thursday, February 09, 2023

The vast destruction of the earthquake that hit Turkey and Syria is becoming clearer with each day. The scene in one flattened city that has a population over a million gives a glimpse at the scale.


Friday at the beach in Mogadishu: Optimism shines through despite Somalia's woes

Friday, January 20, 2023

One of the world's poorest countries, Somalia is coping with conflict, a historic drought and a devastating food crisis. But there's another side to the country. Just take a look at the capital city.


Somalia faces a major food crisis driven by a historic drought.

Thursday, January 12, 2023

Fighting between the government and the militant group is driving people from their homes and complicating efforts to get food aid to those who are on the verge of starvation.


This is what displaced Somalians want you to know about their humanitarian crisis

Friday, December 23, 2022

Dusty camps of displaced people have sprung up on the outskirts of cities. They ran from their homes because of drought, famine and fighting that involves the militant group al-Shabaab.


In Baidoa, Somalis live at the epicenter of drought, hunger and conflict

Saturday, December 17, 2022

Baidoa, surrounded by Al-Shabab militants, is at the heart of Somalia's worst drought in 40 years. Aid groups warn of impending famine. "The needs are overwhelming," says a UNICEF specialist.


Concern grows over a food crisis and potential famine in Somalia

Friday, December 16, 2022

In East Africa, there's growing concern that a mounting food crisis could lead to famine in Somalia.


The U.N. says parts of Somalia may experience famine within months

Wednesday, December 14, 2022

Somalia faces a major food crisis and the U.N. warns parts of the country could be in a full famine by April. The crisis is driven by a prolonged drought, terror attacks and a spike in food prices.


Somalia faces what could be its worst drought in 40 years

Monday, December 12, 2022

International aid groups are warning of a potential famine in Somalia as the country faces what could be its worst drought in 40 years.