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May 19, 2014 | Guest | Tagged as: Africa, Kenya, Somalia, United Nations, Humanitarian Response, Neglected Crises, Protection & Security
Little Mogadishu has been under siege for more than four weeks. Half of the Somali population here is either in Kasarani camp, has been deported back to Mogadishu, or sent to the Dadaab or Kakuma refugee camps. The remaining half, including my brother and I, are forced to stay indoors for our own safety. We can’t go out for food, water, and medicine.
May 16, 2014 | Michelle Brown | Tagged as: Africa, Congress, DR Congo, United Nations, Humanitarian Response, Neglected Crises, Protection & Security
There continues to be a full-fledged humanitarian emergency in the Democratic Republic of Congo. But the deteriorating situations in Central African Republic, South Sudan, and Syria have meant that funding is increasingly scarce. Food distributions and other aid for IDPs are being cut, pushing some to return home even though security is fragile or nonexistent.
May 13, 2014 | Marcy Hersh | Tagged as: Africa, South Sudan, Humanitarian Response, Protection & Security, Women & Children
The brutality in South Sudan is reaching terrifying new heights, and women and girls are increasingly caught in the middle.
May 07, 2014 | Jeff Crisp | Tagged as: Africa, Humanitarian Response, Asia, Middle East
There are a number of reasons why refugees might not choose to repatriate, even if they are offered transport back to their country of origin and reintegration assistance once they arrive there.
April 16, 2014 | Jeff Crisp | Tagged as: Africa, Egypt, Syria, Humanitarian Response, Middle East
Like most buildings on the seafront in Alexandria, the Nady el Togoreen or “Accountants Club” has seen better days. The concrete is crumbling, the paint is flaking, and the club’s two outdoor swimming pools have long since been emptied of water. Now they are filled with broken deck chairs and sunloungers.