April 10, 2014 | Daryl Grisgraber | Tagged as: Africa, Egypt, Syria, Humanitarian Response, Middle East, Protection & Security, Women & Children
Today, I spent the afternoon with a group of Syrian refugee women living here in Cairo.  Most had husbands in Syria whom they worried about constantly. All were hoping to go somewhere besides Egypt, but were losing faith that it could really happen.
April 08, 2014 | Diliana Markova | Tagged as: Syria, Turkey, Humanitarian Response, Middle East, Protection & Security
Let’s face it – Bulgaria started improving conditions in refugee centers and filling gaps in the asylum process only after international and European partners sounded the alarm and raised the possibility of a monitoring mechanism.
April 07, 2014 | Guest | Tagged as: Africa, Kenya, Somalia, Protection & Security
The few remaining Somalis tremble with fear when they reach for the doorknob. I am also afraid of getting near the window. Will they see me? Any knock at our door send chills down my spine.
April 03, 2014 | Michelle Brown | Tagged as: Africa, DR Congo, Humanitarian Response, Protection & Security
The question is whether the UN’s recent initiatives in DRC – including MONUSCO’s Force Intervention Brigade (FIB) and a revitalized political process – can deliver better results.
April 02, 2014 | Guest | Tagged as: Africa, South Sudan, Humanitarian Response, Protection & Security
It was December 8th last year when I returned to South Sudan, after having lived as a refugee in Uganda for the past eight years. I arrived in the capital Juba, and was preparing to go north to Unity State where my mother and family were living. But just a few days after I arrived, fighting broke out between troops in the presidential unit known as the Tiger Battalion.