December 05, 2014
| Tagged as: Somalia, United Nations, Humanitarian Response
After completing a five days assessment mission to the port city of
Kismayo in southern Somalia earlier this year, 19 refugee
representatives from the Dadaab camps in Kenya have found that the
current security and socioeconomic situation is not fit for returnees
despite the local administration’s promise to provide such a conducive
December 01, 2014
| Alice Thomas
| Tagged as: Climate Displacement, Philippines, United Nations
In the beachside village of Jagnayan, I walk along the rows of plywood
temporary shelters – known here as bunkhouses – looking for Estralia, a
woman I met when I was here last February. The residents of the
bunkhouses are typhoon survivors whose homes were destroyed when
super-typhoon Haiyan, the strongest ever to make landfall, wrought total
destruction across this region a little over a year ago.
November 20, 2014
| Tagged as: Climate Displacement, Americas, Asia
In a world of new and emerging threats – from super storms to rising seas – the 60-year-old Refugee Convention may no longer be sufficient. But there are other ways to protect people affected by climate change.
November 18, 2014
| Dara McLeod
| Tagged as: Philippines, United Nations, Humanitarian Response, Neglected Crises
This month, the Philippines is marking the one-year anniversary of
Typhoon Haiyan – one of the strongest typhoons ever to make landfall.
The international response to the typhoon was immediate and robust –
essential given the reality that over four million people were displaced
by the storm. But this week, I am in the Philippines to mark the
one-year anniversary of another humanitarian crisis – one that is
coming without fanfare.