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April 16, 2014 | Jeff Crisp | Tagged as: Africa, Egypt, Syria, Humanitarian Response, Middle East
Like most buildings on the seafront in Alexandria, the Nady el Togoreen or “Accountants Club” has seen better days. The concrete is crumbling, the paint is flaking, and the club’s two outdoor swimming pools have long since been emptied of water. Now they are filled with broken deck chairs and sunloungers.
April 10, 2014 | Daryl Grisgraber | Tagged as: Africa, Egypt, Syria, Humanitarian Response, Middle East, Protection & Security, Women & Children
Today, I spent the afternoon with a group of Syrian refugee women living here in Cairo.  Most had husbands in Syria whom they worried about constantly. All were hoping to go somewhere besides Egypt, but were losing faith that it could really happen.
April 08, 2014 | Diliana Markova | Tagged as: Syria, Turkey, Humanitarian Response, Middle East, Protection & Security
Let’s face it – Bulgaria started improving conditions in refugee centers and filling gaps in the asylum process only after international and European partners sounded the alarm and raised the possibility of a monitoring mechanism.
April 07, 2014 | Guest | Tagged as: Africa, Kenya, Somalia, Protection & Security
The few remaining Somalis tremble with fear when they reach for the doorknob. I am also afraid of getting near the window. Will they see me? Any knock at our door send chills down my spine.
April 03, 2014 | Michelle Brown | Tagged as: Africa, DR Congo, Humanitarian Response, Protection & Security
The question is whether the UN’s recent initiatives in DRC – including MONUSCO’s Force Intervention Brigade (FIB) and a revitalized political process – can deliver better results.