BLOG

January 29, 2015 | Michael Boyce | Tagged as: South Sudan, United Nations, Protection & Security
In December 2013 South Sudan's capital city, Juba, exploded in violence. Fighting between troops loyal to the ousted vice president Riek Machar and those loyal to President Salva Kiir was followed by a wave of ethnic violence. As panic set in, thousands of people sought refuge in bases belonging to the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS). Today, there are more than 100,000 displaced South Sudanese sheltering in UNMISS bases across the country.
January 20, 2015 | Mark Yarnell | Tagged as: Africa, South Sudan, U.S. Administration, United Nations, Humanitarian Response, Protection & Security

The village of Pagak lies in Ethiopia’s Gambella region on the western border with South Sudan. Today, the village serves as an entry point for those fleeing fighting and the lack of food inside South Sudan – many walking for days to reach the border. Last year, as South Sudan’s civil war spread throughout the country, up to a thousand South Sudanese refugees were crossing into Ethiopia each day – totaling nearly 200,000 over the course of the year.

January 15, 2015 | Guest | Tagged as: U.S. Administration, United Nations, Americas, Neglected Crises, Protection & Security
From the massive migration of an estimated 70,000 unaccompanied children to the U.S. border this past summer to President Barack Obama’s recent executive action on immigration reform, issues facing Central America have entered the national spotlight here in the US. The underlying internal displacement trends within Central America have not received as much attention, but are perhaps even more important as they reveal a frightening relationship between gang violence and forced migration within Central America.
January 13, 2015 | Mark Yarnell | Tagged as: Africa, South Sudan, U.S. Administration, United Nations, Humanitarian Response, Protection & Security, Women & Children
South Sudan is continuing to reel from internal conflict that ignited in the capital Juba a little more than a year ago and quickly spread throughout the country. On December 15th, 2013, fighting erupted in Juba between soldiers loyal to former Vice President Riek Machar and those loyal to President Salva Kiir. More than one year on the fighting continues, primarily in Jonglei, Unity, and Upper Nile states in the north.
January 08, 2015 | Michael Boyce | Tagged as: Africa, DR Congo, Humanitarian Response, Protection & Security
Now is the time for MONUSCO and the FARDC to recall the terrible lessons of the past and show that they can do better. It’s also the time for humanitarians and local authorities to prepare their response and ensure that fleeing civilians can find refuge.