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May 20, 2015 | Mark Yarnell | Tagged as: Africa, Central African Republic, U.S. Administration, United Nations, Humanitarian Response, Neglected Crises, Protection & Security, Women & Children
While some areas of CAR have stabilized over the past year, there are currently more than 30,000 internally displaced people (IDPs) in the town of Bambari, and many more dispersed throughout the surrounding rural areas, hiding miles from the main roads for safety. While conditions have improved in some other parts of the country – to the extent that many IDPs are returning home, such as in the capital, Bangui – the situation in Bambari remains volatile.
May 18, 2015 | Ann Hollingsworth | Tagged as: Chad, Sudan, U.S. Administration, United Nations, Humanitarian Response, Neglected Crises, Protection & Security, Women & Children
The over 360,000 Sudanese refugees currently in Chad have been there for over a decade.  They fled to Chad after violence in their towns and villages in Darfur. And that violence in Darfur unfortunately continues. 
May 15, 2015 | Michael Boyce | Tagged as: Africa, Chad, Sudan, U.S. Administration, United Nations, Humanitarian Response, Neglected Crises, Protection & Security, Women & Children

Twelve years ago, when I was a high school student living in a small New England town, I remember hearing about Darfur. I remember seeing news reports about the terrible conflict there, and about the hundreds of thousands of people whose villages had been burned or bombed, forcing them into exile. Then, around 2007 or so, I remember not hearing much about Darfur anymore. In the years since then, Darfur has mutated into a protracted crisis.

May 14, 2015 | Michael Boyce | Tagged as: Africa, Burundi, Central African Republic, DR Congo, Rwanda, South Sudan, Uganda, Humanitarian Response, Protection & Security
Burundi's neighbors could soon follow it down the road to electoral chaos. And if that happens, it's not clear who - if anyone - will deal with the humanitarian fallout.
May 13, 2015 | Michel Gabaudan | Tagged as: Syria, Turkey, U.S. Administration, United Nations, Humanitarian Response, Protection & Security, Women & Children
Turkey is currently the largest refugee hosting country in the world. More than two million Syrians have arrived over the past four years, and more are arriving as the conflict back home continues unabated. Every day, living conditions inside Syria become more precarious and dangerous.