June 10, 2014
| Sarnata Reynolds
| Tagged as: U.S. Administration, United Nations, Humanitarian Response, Neglected Crises, Protection & Security
When my colleague, Garrett Bradford, and I met Pablo and Ana in Mexico
City they had been displaced from their home, lost their
fifteen-year-old son and son-in-law to an ambush by organized crime, and
were still searching for their seventeen-year-old son, Juan, who had
been kidnapped two months before. They are two of hundreds of thousands
of Mexicans who have been displaced by organized crime and other armed
actors in the last few years.
June 04, 2014
| Tagged as: Africa, DR Congo, United Nations, Humanitarian Response, Protection & Security, Women & Children
As fighting continues in South Sudan, the humanitarian situation is growing
increasingly dire. Roughly
75,000 South Sudanese have
sought refuge on United Nations bases inside the country, referred
to as “Protection of Civilians” sites. While protecting civilians in times of conflict is paramount for any
peacekeeping mission, it is important to examine the tools being used to
make sure they are effective.
June 03, 2014
| Sarnata Reynolds
The last time Zoila saw her three-year-old daughter was three months ago, when they crossed the Mexico-U.S. border and requested asylum in the United States. Because her daughter was a U.S. citizen, she was taken away and Zoila was put in an immigration detention center.
May 29, 2014
| Michelle Brown
| Tagged as: Africa, Congress, DR Congo, U.S. Administration, United Nations, Humanitarian Response, Neglected Crises, Protection & Security, Women & Children
In 2011, Bakata Katanga, a Mai Mai group with a self-proclaimed secessionist agenda, began terrorizing civilians in the area between the towns of Manono, Pweto and Mitwaba – known as the “Triangle of Death.” The affected area continues to grow. Bakata Katanga has burned entire villages to the ground, has raped, looted, and conscripted children.