September 15, 2014 | Jeff Crisp | Tagged as: Africa, Iraq, Syria, Americas, Humanitarian Response, Asia, Middle East
UNHCR is to be congratulated on its bold new policy of seeking alternatives to camps whenever possible. But why haven't UNHCR’s key partners – donor states, other UN agencies, and NGOs – been informed of its existence?
September 03, 2014 | Jeff Crisp | Tagged as: Africa, Israel, Syria, Asia, Middle East, Protection & Security
Restrictive measures imposed by governments have obliged asylum seekers to make increasingly circuitous and dangerous journeys, often by paying for the services of unscrupulous human smugglers.
August 29, 2014 | Guest | Tagged as: Myanmar, Thailand, Humanitarian Response, Asia, Protection & Security
The junta’s recent policy shift may be affecting Burmese refugees living along the border, who have received mixed signals regarding their repatriation.
August 27, 2014 | Guest | Tagged as: Africa, South Sudan, Humanitarian Response, Protection & Security
South Sudan is now a failed state, because the fighting has claimed the lives of so many. The national security forces are out of control, killing people in the name of protection.
August 25, 2014 | Guest | Tagged as: Africa, Somalia, Middle East, Protection & Security
While there has been little international attention or condemnation of these deportations, the returning individuals and their countries of origin are suffering because of them.