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March 19, 2014 | Dara McLeod | Tagged as: Central African Republic, Humanitarian Response, Protection & Security
When you first fly in to Bangui, the capital of the Central African Republic, you are immediately confronted with the reality of the humanitarian crisis facing this troubled country. Tens of thousands of people have made their home in a sprawling camp at the airport, and the makeshift shelters lie just feet from the edge of the runway.
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.