February 26, 2014 | Michelle Brown | Tagged as: Mali, U.S. Administration, United Nations, Humanitarian Response, Protection & Security
With the large-scale humanitarian crises in Syria, South Sudan, and the Central African Republic, it can be easy to overlook the comparatively smaller humanitarian situation in Mali. However, as a recent briefing paper by the  Internal Displacement Monitoring Center reminds us, there remain acute humanitarian needs in Mali, where almost 200,000 internally displaced people (IDPs) continue to reside – still more than half of the 350,000 people living in displacement as of June 2013—the peak of the displacement crisis in Mali.  

February 24, 2014 | Mark Yarnell | Tagged as: Africa, Congress, Kenya, Somalia, U.S. Administration, United Nations, Humanitarian Response, Protection & Security
At the same time that the Kenyan government is ramping up pressure for Somali refugees to return home, the UN Refugee Agency has released new international protection considerations for people fleeing southern and central Somalia. The guidelines highlight the continued risks that these people face and stress the need for ongoing international protection of Somali asylum-seekers.
February 21, 2014 | Guest | Tagged as: Africa, Kenya, Somalia, Protection & Security
By sunset the security forces descend upon Eastleigh with huge trucks; they leave with the trucks full of refugees in handcuffs.
February 19, 2014 | Refugees International | Tagged as: Climate Displacement
Who bears responsibility for the growing climate crisis? And what can we do about it? Join us on February 22nd to find out.
February 18, 2014 | Dawn Calabia | Tagged as: Afghanistan, Asia, Protection & Security, Women & Children
The government of Afghanistan is back in the news these days - and for all the wrong reasons. Recent actions by President Hamid Karzai and his supporters are putting the country's future at risk, and none stand to lose more than Afghan women.