December 08, 2014 | Mark Yarnell | Tagged as: Africa, Kenya, Somalia, Humanitarian Response, Protection & Security
The danger is not only that Somali refugees may go hungry, but also that they may be forced to return home before it’s safe to do so.
December 05, 2014 | Guest | Tagged as: Somalia, United Nations, Humanitarian Response
After completing a five days assessment mission to the port city of Kismayo in southern Somalia earlier this year, 19 refugee representatives from the Dadaab camps in Kenya have found that the current security and socioeconomic situation is not fit for returnees despite the local administration’s promise to provide such a conducive environment.
December 01, 2014 | Alice Thomas | Tagged as: Climate Displacement, Philippines, United Nations
In the beachside village of Jagnayan, I walk along the rows of plywood temporary shelters – known here as bunkhouses – looking for Estralia, a woman I met when I was here last February. The residents of the bunkhouses are typhoon survivors whose homes were destroyed when super-typhoon Haiyan, the strongest ever to make landfall, wrought total destruction across this region a little over a year ago.
November 20, 2014 | Guest | Tagged as: Climate Displacement, Americas, Asia
In a world of new and emerging threats – from super storms to rising seas – the 60-year-old Refugee Convention may no longer be sufficient. But there are other ways to protect people affected by climate change.
November 18, 2014 | Dara McLeod | Tagged as: Philippines, United Nations, Humanitarian Response, Neglected Crises
This month, the Philippines is marking the one-year anniversary of Typhoon Haiyan – one of the strongest typhoons ever to make landfall. The international response to the typhoon was immediate and robust – essential given the reality that over four million people were displaced by the storm. But this week, I am in the Philippines to mark the one-year anniversary of another humanitarian crisis – one that is coming without fanfare.