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Where Are We Right Now?

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An RI team is currently in the DRC assessing the needs of IDP women and girls in the Kivus.

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Back From the Field: Myanmar

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Get a preview of RI's latest findings from Rakhine State.

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A Daily Struggle to Survive: Syrian Refugees in Lebanon

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Read our latest report on the Syrian refugee crisis.

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Between a Rock and a Hard Place: Somali Refugees in Kenya

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Read our latest report on the Kenyan government's crackdown on urban refugees.

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DR Congo: North Kivu's Long, Rocky Road to Stability

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Mexico's Unseen Victims

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Read RI's first-ever report on displacement caused by organized crime in Mexico.

from our blog

October 23
Jeff Crisp

Tanzania has just taken the remarkable step of offering citizenship to some 200,000 Burundian refugees, many of whom had fled from their homeland in 1972. Accommodated in three settlements in western Tanzania, the Burundians disprove many of the myths surrounding refugees. They live harmoniously with their neighbors. They are self-reliant. They pay taxes. And in addition to their own food, they produce tobacco and coffee for export, thereby contributing to the economy of their host county.

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Today, in parts of the Democratic Republic of Congo, many displaced people are so hungry that they are risking their very lives – and fates worse than death – for a few cups of corn or beans. But instead of extending a helping hand, donor governments and humanitarian agencies have largely turned away.

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South Sudan is on the verge of a catastrophic humanitarian crisis. Ongoing conflict since mid-December 2013 has forced more than a million people from their homes. Tens of thousands of these displaced are seeking shelter on UN bases across the country. At one site in the capital Juba, UN Tomping, the cramped living space and flood-prone land make for a disastrous scenario.