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December 20, 2013 | Guest | Tagged as: Africa, Ethiopia - Eritrea, Israel, Sudan, Middle East, Protection & Security
Israel's approach involves pushing asylum seekers to the point where return seems to them the only practical option – no matter how dangerous it might be.
December 12, 2013 | Jeff Crisp | Tagged as: Congress, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Syria, Turkey, U.S. Administration, United Nations, Humanitarian Response, Middle East
When masses of refugees escape from one developing country and find sanctuary in another, they invariably place serious pressures on the people, land, environment, water supply, infrastructure, and public services of the areas where they settle. And yet the needs of refugee-hosting communities are all too often unrecognized and unmet.
December 09, 2013 | Alice Thomas | Tagged as: Climate Displacement, Americas
To date, no state has recognized these people as being entitled to asylum under the Refugee Convention. But there may be another way forward.
December 06, 2013 | Marcy Hersh | Tagged as: DR Congo, Mali, South Sudan, Protection & Security, Women & Children
From the preponderance of events, one would assume that gender-based violence is actually being addressed in the field. Sadly, that’s not that case.
December 05, 2013 | Jeff Crisp | Tagged as: Congress, Iraq, Syria, U.S. Administration, United Nations, Humanitarian Response, Middle East
I first visited Domiz refugee camp in May 2013. Situated near the city of Dohuk in northern Iraq, and spread out over 1.5 million square meters of land which once housed an army base, the camp accommodates around 45,000 Syrian Kurds who have escaped from the conflict in their homeland, the border of which is just 70 kilometers away. Going back to Domiz at the end of November 2013 for Refugees International, it was immediately apparent that some important improvements were being made to the camp.