October 07, 2009 | Jennifer Smith | Tagged as: Africa, DR Congo, Humanitarian Response, Neglected Crises
While military operations against the FDLR rebel group rage on in eastern DR Congo, the voices of people who have been displaced by these actions have been drowned out.
October 05, 2009 | Kristele Younes | Tagged as: Pakistan, United Nations
The mandate of the UN World Food Program (WFP) is to feed the hungry and the poor. It is an agency which only has one purpose --- to help the needy. That did not protect its staff from the wrath of Pakistani militants, one of whom blew himself up today in the offices of the WFP in Islamabad.
October 02, 2009 | May Al-Barzinji | Tagged as: Congress, Women
Violence. It comes in many forms. Some of the most brutal and damaging forms of violence are those that are committed against women.
September 30, 2009 | Sean Garcia | Tagged as: Congress, Myanmar, U.S. Administration, Humanitarian Response, Neglected Crises
Earlier today the Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on East Asia and the Pacific held a hearing on US policy towards Burma.
September 28, 2009 | Michelle Brown | Tagged as: Climate Displacement, Sudan, United Nations, Protection & Security
After President Obama made his first speech to the United Nations General Assembly last Wednesday, the collective sigh of relief was audible.