September 09, 2008 | Kenneth Bacon | Tagged as: Sudan, United Nations
The World Food Program’s warning that insecurity might force it to suspend food distributions in Darfur would be a tragedy for the people there—and for the credibility of the United Nations. Yet the UN Security Council doesn’t seem ready to act in a way that would increase the chances that the WFP can continue food deliveries to three million people in Darfur or to send a message that attacks against UN agencies in Darfur are simply unacceptable.
September 04, 2008 | Mpako Foaleng | Tagged as: Burundi
September 02, 2008 | Camilla Olson | Tagged as: Malaysia, Statelessness
This recent report by Al Jazeera highlights the particular concerns of stateless people in Sabah, Malaysia. The Malaysian government has begun a new crackdown on illegal migrants in Sabah who are mostly from the Philippines and Indonesia.
August 28, 2008 | Limnyuy Konglim | Tagged as: Afghanistan, U.S. Administration, United Nations, Neglected Crises
This past May, Refugees International conducted a mission in Afghanistan to assess the humanitarian response to the needs of Afghan returnees. Amid preparations for the trip, we were very concerned about the security situation in Afghanistan and took extra lengths to ensure that our staff would be safe.