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March 14, 2014 | Guest | Tagged as: Africa, Burkina Faso, Climate Displacement, Philippines, Asia
All of us should care about environmental sustainability and climate change, and how should work to help the people most affected.
March 06, 2014 | Diliana Markova | Tagged as: Syria, Turkey, Humanitarian Response, Middle East
It’s time to start talking Syrian refugees once again. Because even if the arrivals have slowed, the conditions of refugee life in Bulgaria and respect for refugee rights have barely improved.
March 04, 2014 | Mark Yarnell | Tagged as: Africa, Central African Republic, South Sudan, Humanitarian Response, Protection & Security
The conditions for agencies providing assistance are about as tough in CAR and South Sudan as they are anywhere, but the international community has a responsibility to provide the best support possible.
February 28, 2014 | Melanie Teff | Tagged as: Myanmar, United Nations, Humanitarian Response, Neglected Crises, Protection & Security
In a recent meeting with a group of people displaced by the conflict in Myanmar’s Kachin State, I was reminded of the lack of options with which many displaced people can be left. When I asked the group why they were unable to return to their home villages, they laughed and pointed behind my head. I turned around and saw a line of at least 50 military trucks on the road behind us. They told me that they had seen at least 200 military trucks pass by the camp that day.
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.