January 13, 2015 | Mark Yarnell | Tagged as: Africa, South Sudan, U.S. Administration, United Nations, Humanitarian Response, Protection & Security, Women & Children
South Sudan is continuing to reel from internal conflict that ignited in the capital Juba a little more than a year ago and quickly spread throughout the country. On December 15th, 2013, fighting erupted in Juba between soldiers loyal to former Vice President Riek Machar and those loyal to President Salva Kiir. More than one year on the fighting continues, primarily in Jonglei, Unity, and Upper Nile states in the north.
January 08, 2015 | Michael Boyce | Tagged as: Africa, DR Congo, Humanitarian Response, Protection & Security
Now is the time for MONUSCO and the FARDC to recall the terrible lessons of the past and show that they can do better. It’s also the time for humanitarians and local authorities to prepare their response and ensure that fleeing civilians can find refuge.
December 22, 2014 | Guest
They asked if I had a Kenyan identification card. I didn't have it. I offered them the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) mandate card and told them I am under the protection of UNHCR. One of them smiled and said, “We are looking for people like you.”
December 22, 2014 | Jeff Crisp | Tagged as: Iraq, Nepal, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, Humanitarian Response
The advantages of resettlement are readily apparent. Even so, resettlement remains a controversial approach to the resolution of refugee situations, and humanitarian workers, including many employed by UNHCR, privately express misgivings with respect to such programs.
December 12, 2014 | Jeff Crisp | Tagged as: Myanmar, Sri Lanka, Humanitarian Response, Asia, Protection & Security
The humanitarian and human rights imperatives of the United Nations are not always easy to reconcile.