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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 | Guest | 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.
May 28, 2014 | Mark Yarnell | Tagged as: Africa, South Sudan, U.S. Administration, United Nations, Humanitarian Response, Protection & Security, Women & Children
Yesterday, the United Nations Security Council adopted a resolution that revises the mandate for the UN Mission in South Sudan. The Mission will now focus on four key tasks: protection of civilians; monitoring and investigating human rights; creating the conditions for delivery of humanitarian assistance; and supporting the implementation of the cessation of hostilities agreement.