• Iraqi Refugees: Women’s Rights and Security Critical to Returns 07/15/2009
    The Iraqi refugee crisis is far from over and recent violence is creating further displacement. Iraqi women will resist returning home, even if conditions improve in Iraq, if there is no focus on securing their rights as women and assuring their personal security and their families’ well being.
  • Iraqi Refugees: Women’s Rights and Security Critical to Returns 07/15/2009
    Iraqi women will resist returning home, even if conditions improve in Iraq, if there is no focus on securing their rights as women and assuring their personal security and their families’ well being. 
  • Colombia: Crisis Bubbling Over 07/07/2009
    The impact of Colombia’s internal armed conflict on Ecuador and Venezuela is destabilizing border regions while thousands of Colombians continue to flee their country in search of sanctuary.
  • Colombia: El Desbordamiento del Conflicto 07/07/2009
    El impacto del conflicto armado interno de Colombia en Ecuador y Venezuela está desestabilizando las regiones fronterizas, al mismo tiempo que miles de colombianos continúan huyendo de su país en busca de refugio.
  • Pakistan: Invisible People, Visible Consequences 06/24/2009
    Pakistan is witnessing the largest population movement since its independence in 1947. Needs are enormous, as millions of people have fled without anything and sought shelter in camps or with relatives. Yet, the implications of this humanitarian crisis and growing instability have not been adequately recognized
  • Iraq: Preventing the Point of No Return 04/09/2009
    The number of displaced Iraqis remains high, both inside the country and in neighboring ones. They remain reluctant to go back due to lack of security, the creation of ethnically cleansed neighborhoods, and poor government services.
  • Somalia: Political Progress, Humanitarian Stalemate 04/03/2009
    Somalia remains the site of the world’s worst humanitarian crisis, with regional consequences that require greater international attention. The formation of a new government has so far meant little to the more than three million Somalis in need of emergency assistance inside the country.
  • South Sudan: Urgent Action Needed To Avert Collapse 03/26/2009

    International engagement is urgently needed to rescue south Sudan from the brink of an unfolding crisis. The perilous situation is being ignored amid the focus on the indictment of President Al-Bashir by the International Criminal Court.

  • Burma: Capitalizing on the Gains 03/18/2009
    In the past year, humanitarian assistance to Burma has been primarily focused on victims of Cyclone Nargis, which struck the Irrawaddy delta on May 2, 2008.  Though the initial delivery of assistance was hampered by government obstruction, the aid programs that have since developed in the delta have benefited from an ease of operations unseen in other parts of the country. 
  • DR Congo: Adapt Strategies to Assist Vulnerable People 03/04/2009

    With the recent shift in the security situation in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), United Nations agencies and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) must quickly reorient their strategies to assist and protect vulnerable people.

  • RD Congo: adapter les stratégies d’aide aux populations vulnérables 03/04/2009

    Il est urgent que les agences des Nations Unies et les organisations non gouvernementales (ONG) remodèlent leurs stratégies d’aide aux populations vulnérables dans l’est de la République Démocratique du Congo (RDC) qui a récemment connu un changement dramatique dans sa situation sécuritaire.

  • Afghanistan and Pakistan: Raise Voices for Civilian Protection 01/26/2009
    The humanitarian situation has severely deteriorated over the past year in Afghanistan and Pakistan, creating more displacement and vulnerability. To promote stability, the international community must better balance development and humanitarian assistance and target returnees to Afghanistan as well as displaced people in both countries.
  • Central African Republic: Fragile Peace Provides Opportunity 01/15/2009
    Donor governments, international agencies, and national leaders should seize the current opportunity to break the cycle of violent conflict and sow the seeds for a steady recovery in the Central African Republic (CAR).
  • Paix fragile en Centrafrique : une chance à saisir 01/15/2009
    Les gouvernements donateurs, les agences internationales, et les dirigeants nationaux devraient saisir l’occasion qu’ils ont aujourd’hui de mettre un terme au conflit  afin que la République Centrafricaine puisse se rétablir progressivement.
  • Somalia: Policy Overhaul Required 11/19/2008
    Somalia is the world’s worst humanitarian disaster and aid agencies are unable to respond to the immense scale of needs. The insecurity preventing assistance is a consequence of failed international political and diplomatic efforts. To stabilize the situation in south central Somalia, U.S. policy requires a complete overhaul, prioritizing humanitarian concerns over narrow counterterrorism objectives.
  • DR Congo: Opportunities for Recovery in Northern Katanga 10/08/2008
    A concerted effort to tackle aggressively road access issues in northern Katanga can accelerate the creation of basic services and stimulate economic activities. Improved security, communities’ welcoming attitudes towards returning refugees, and a commitment from local government officials to help returnees and residents provide an opportunity in an area known for its geographic isolation, battered infrastructure and chronic humanitarian needs.
  • RDC : Les occasions de relèvement dans le Nord du Katanga 10/08/2008

    Un effort soutenu pour remédier aux problèmes d’accès par la route dans le Nord du Katanga pourrait accélérer la création de services de base et stimuler les activités économiques. La région est connue pour son isolement géographique, ses infrastructures délabrées et ses besoins humanitaires chroniques.

  • Burundi: La stabilité dépend du succès de la réintégration des rapatriés 10/01/2008

    Le Burundi doit faire face à d’importants défis pour réintégrer les réfugiés qui ont passé des décennies en exil. Pour assurer une stabilité durable, le gouvernement du Burundi devrait aborder de façon plus volontariste les questions relatives à la terre et à la propriété entre les rapatriés et les résidents; de même, les pays donateurs devraient renforcer les strctures gouvernementales locales et les aider à relancer les services et les activités de subsistance pour les rapatriés.

  • Burundi: Stability Depends on Successful Reintegration of Returnees 10/01/2008
    Burundi is facing enormous challenges reintegrating thousands of refugees who spent decades in exile. To ensure long-term stability, the government of Burundi should address more vigorously land and property disputes between returnees and residents, and donor countries should strengthen local government bodies and help them boost services and livelihood opportunities for returnees.
  • Northern Uganda: International Support for Sudanese Refugees Still Required 08/04/2008

    To promote peace and stability in the region, donors should provide increased funding to the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) so that Sudanese refugees who wish to return home from Uganda can do so safely, voluntarily, and in dignity. Assistance will also be needed for those who wish to integrate locally. At the same time, the threat of new violence in south Sudan requires ongoing space for refugees to seek asylum in Uganda. This will be enhanced by ensuring that former refugee settlement areas are rehabilitated and handed over to the local authorities in good condition.