March 24, 2015 | Refugees International | Tagged as: Congress, Kuwait, Myanmar, Syria, Statelessness
The following is Sarnata Reynolds’ testimony before the Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission hearing on the Human Rights of Stateless People on March 23, 2014.
March 20, 2015 | Sarnata Reynolds | Tagged as: Syria, Turkey, Humanitarian Response, Middle East, Statelessness, Women & Children
“When we talk to people in the camps and cities, inside Syria and in Turkey, they say it’s ok if we don’t have enough food or health care, but it’s not ok if we don’t have education for our children.”
March 13, 2015 | Alice Thomas | Tagged as: Climate Displacement, Humanitarian Response
As countries across the globe face more disasters from extreme weather, an upcoming conference in Japan may be key to protect those most vulnerable from the impacts of climate change.
March 12, 2015 | Ann Hollingsworth | Tagged as: Congress, Humanitarian Response, Protection & Security
With so many humanitarian crises around the world, priority humanitarian and peacekeeping accounts need increased support from Congress now more than ever. This includes the Migration and Refugee Assistance (MRA) and the International Disaster Assistance (IDA) humanitarian accounts, along with the core peacekeeping accounts including Peacekeeping Operations (PKO) and Contributions for International Peacekeeping (CIPA).
March 10, 2015 | Daryl Grisgraber | Tagged as: Middle East, Syria, Turkey, Women & Children
Imagine that your own birth was never officially recorded. Your family members and friends would know you, and know that you exist. You might receive services from local organizations, like the church or the fire department. But what would happen when it’s time to enroll in school, get a job, or apply for a driver’s license? Now imagine all of this is happening to you in a foreign country. You fled your home because of war. But when it’s time to return home with the rest of your family, how could you prove that you belong there?