July 11, 2014
| Mark Yarnell
| Tagged as: Africa, Kenya, Somalia, United Nations, Humanitarian Response, Protection & Security
Four months ago, the Kenyan government launched a major crackdown
against Somali refugees living in urban areas that involved mass
arrests, extortion, and even deportations back to Somalia. This week, my
colleague, Alice Thomas, and I are traveling to Kenya to assess the
deteriorating situation for those refugees.
June 24, 2014
| Jeff Crisp
| Tagged as: Africa, Central African Republic, Iraq, South Sudan, Syria, Americas, Humanitarian Response, Asia, Middle East
Top-line statistics play a valuable part in drawing
international attention to the plight of the world’s refugees, but they
should not be taken at face value.
June 13, 2014
| Marcy Hersh
| Tagged as: Women & Children
if we’re going to raise awareness about this difficult problem, we
should acknowledge its complexity and – most importantly – use that
awareness to propel real solutions.
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.