July 17, 2014 | Guest | Tagged as: Africa, Congress, U.S. Administration, United Nations, Neglected Crises, Protection & Security, Women & Children
#BringBackOurGirls. This slogan has been trending since April, when the Islamic Jihadist terrorist organization Boko Haram kidnapped more than 200 girls from their school in Borno State, Nigeria. But three months later, “our girls” have not been brought back.
July 14, 2014 | Sarnata Reynolds | Tagged as: Congress, U.S. Administration, Americas, Neglected Crises, Protection & Security
More than 90,000 unaccompanied children are expected to arrive at the U.S. border this year. More than 20,000 of them will be of Mexican origin, but because they are being summarily turned around at the border little is known about their decision to undertake the journey alone, or the circumstances under which they traveled.
July 11, 2014 | Mark Yarnell | Tagged as: Africa, Kenya, Somalia, United Nations, Humanitarian Response, Protection & Security
Four months ago, the Kenyan government launched a major crackdown against Somali refugees living in urban areas that involved mass arrests, extortion, and even deportations back to Somalia. This week, my colleague, Alice Thomas, and I are traveling to Kenya to assess the deteriorating situation for those refugees.
June 24, 2014 | Jeff Crisp | Tagged as: Africa, Central African Republic, Iraq, South Sudan, Syria, Americas, Humanitarian Response, Asia, Middle East
Top-line statistics play a valuable part in drawing international attention to the plight of the world’s refugees, but they should not be taken at face value.
June 13, 2014 | Marcy Hersh | Tagged as: Women & Children
if we’re going to raise awareness about this difficult problem, we should acknowledge its complexity and – most importantly – use that awareness to propel real solutions.