June 10, 2015 | Sarnata Reynolds | Tagged as: Americas
Mexicanos y Salvadoreños siguen sufriendo ataques diarios contra los individuos, familias y comunidades a través de la extorsión, secuestros, violaciones y homicidios. Estos ataques son generalmente a manos de grupos y bandas criminales organizadas, pero a menudo, la policía y los militares están involucrados o específicamente orquestando eventos violentos. La inseguridad y la focalización de los ciudadanos de ambos países han causado desplazamiento interno masivo.
June 09, 2015 | Sarnata Reynolds | Tagged as: Americas
Mexicans and Salvadorans continue to suffer from daily attacks on individuals, families, and communities through extortion, kidnappings, rapes, and homicides. These attacks are frequently at the hands of organized criminal groups and gangs, but too often, the police and military are involved or specifically orchestrating violent events. The insecurity and targeting of the citizens of both countries has led to mass internal displacement.
June 04, 2015 | Michael Boyce
From atop a rocky hill in eastern Chad, Ali looked out at Farchana camp, home to almost 26,000 of his fellow refugees from the Darfur region of Sudan. In his field of vision, Ali could see a maze of mud-brick shelters, women chopping firewood, and roving bands of giggling children. But to Ali, all these things don’t simply amount to a refugee camp: they are a symbol of defiance.
June 02, 2015 | Ann Hollingsworth | Tagged as: Chad, Humanitarian Response, Neglected Crises, Women & Children
We are in the refugee camp of Touloum in eastern Chad and the sun is bright. The camp is surrounded by desert for miles in every direction. It is quiet in the camp as we walk through, except for a small group of children who are playing outside and the occasional sound of a donkey trudging through the sand.
June 01, 2015 | Alyssa Eisenstein | Tagged as: Central African Republic
Muslim and Christian, men and women, young and old, urban and rural. My colleague Mark Yarnell and I have spent the last two weeks meeting with internally displaced people (IDPs) across the Central African Republic and with those living across the border as refugees in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. We’ve visited those living in both formal camps and in informal sites, including churches, mosques, urban centers, and with host communities. Speaking with dozens of IDPs and refugees, we heard unconscionable stories of suffering and horrific accounts of violence.