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May 22, 2014 | Mark Yarnell | Tagged as: Africa, Congress, South Sudan, U.S. Administration, United Nations, Humanitarian Response, Protection & Security, Women & Children

Since fighting broke out in South Sudan last December, more than a million people have been forced from their homes. The UN estimates that a staggering $1.8 billion is needed to fund the response to the crisis through 2014, of which only 30% had been secured by mid-May. On Tuesday, donor governments met in Oslo to pledge funding for humanitarian aid.

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.