August 14, 2008 | Erin Weir | Tagged as: Somalia
In March, Refugees International advocate Patrick Duplat and I called Somalia the most neglected humanitarian crisis in the world. In the four months since we returned from Somalia, the situation on the ground has become precipitously worse -- over 2.6 million Somalis are in need of aid, and roughly 91,000 people were displaced from their homes by violence in June alone. Aid workers are being killed and kidnapped in unprecedented numbers, and violence has reached a level of intensity not seen since the crisis of the early 1990’s.
August 11, 2008 | Patrick Duplat | Tagged as: Somalia
In late January 2008, three aid workers from the international medical aid agency Doctors without Borders were killed in the city of Kismayo in southern Somalia. A remote-controlled explosive device was detonated as they drove back from the hospital where they worked.
August 08, 2008 | Vanessa Parra
Today marks the opening of the 2008 Summer Olympic Games in Beijing. China holds unrivaled influence with the regime in Sudan. Join us in urging China to use its leverage to persuade the Sudanese government to allow into Darfur the full protection force outlined by UN Resolution 1769.
August 04, 2008 | Kenneth Bacon | Tagged as: Myanmar
"What do they think when they see me?” asked the Venerable Kovida, a Buddhist monk from Burma. Given that he was dressed in bright saffron robes and flip-flops while hiking in the Grand Tetons in Wyoming, the question made sense.