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.
May 27, 2015
| Sarnata Reynolds
| Tagged as: Myanmar, U.S. Administration, United Nations, Humanitarian Response, Neglected Crises, Protection & Security
Myanmar's government has not demonstrated any interest in
partnership, it is an authoritarian government that maintains near total
control of those inside and apparently, outside the country. And that’s
not very hard to see. In this new world of 24 hour social media
citizen reporting, the government has learned to erase the Rohingya
slowly and without explicit evidence – killing large numbers of Rohingya
would be too public and so counter-productive - so the Rohingya suffer
quietly, their wounds hidden away, and their destruction ever closer.
May 20, 2015
| Mark Yarnell
| Tagged as: Africa, Central African Republic, U.S. Administration, United Nations, Humanitarian Response, Neglected Crises, Protection & Security, Women & Children
While some areas of CAR have stabilized over the past year, there are
currently more than 30,000 internally displaced people (IDPs) in
the town of Bambari, and many more dispersed throughout the surrounding rural areas,
hiding miles from the main roads for safety. While conditions have
improved in some other parts of the country – to the extent that many
IDPs are returning home, such as in the capital, Bangui – the situation
in Bambari remains volatile.