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March 27, 2015 | Dawn Calabia | Tagged as: Afghanistan, Humanitarian Response
Avalanches and flash floods played havoc on parts of Afghanistan last month, causing the deaths of over 285 villagers in Panjshir province. The snow and floods destroyed hundreds of homes and forced hundreds of families to turn to their neighbors and aid agencies for food, clothing, and shelter to survive.
March 24, 2015 | Refugees International | Tagged as: Congress, Kuwait, Myanmar, Syria, Statelessness
The following is Sarnata Reynolds’ testimony before the Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission hearing on the Human Rights of Stateless People on March 23, 2014.
March 20, 2015 | Sarnata Reynolds | Tagged as: Syria, Turkey, Humanitarian Response, Middle East, Statelessness, Women & Children
“When we talk to people in the camps and cities, inside Syria and in Turkey, they say it’s ok if we don’t have enough food or health care, but it’s not ok if we don’t have education for our children.”
March 13, 2015 | Alice Thomas | Tagged as: Climate Displacement, Humanitarian Response
As countries across the globe face more disasters from extreme weather, an upcoming conference in Japan may be key to protect those most vulnerable from the impacts of climate change.
March 12, 2015 | Ann Hollingsworth | Tagged as: Congress, Humanitarian Response, Protection & Security
With so many humanitarian crises around the world, priority humanitarian and peacekeeping accounts need increased support from Congress now more than ever. This includes the Migration and Refugee Assistance (MRA) and the International Disaster Assistance (IDA) humanitarian accounts, along with the core peacekeeping accounts including Peacekeeping Operations (PKO) and Contributions for International Peacekeeping (CIPA).