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.
February 26, 2014
| Michelle Brown
| Tagged as: Mali, U.S. Administration, United Nations, Humanitarian Response, Protection & Security
With the large-scale humanitarian crises in Syria, South Sudan, and the Central African Republic, it can be easy to overlook the comparatively smaller humanitarian situation in Mali. However, as a recent briefing paper by the Internal Displacement Monitoring Center reminds us, there remain acute humanitarian needs in Mali, where almost 200,000 internally displaced people (IDPs) continue to reside – still more than half of the 350,000 people living in displacement as of June 2013—the peak of the displacement crisis in Mali.