May 19, 2014
| 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
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 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.