October 14, 2014 | Sarnata Reynolds | Tagged as: Congress, Myanmar, U.S. Administration, United Nations, Humanitarian Response, Asia, Neglected Crises, Protection & Security
When I met Amir two years ago in Myanmar’s Rakhine State, he had just graduated with a degree in Physics from Sittwe University. He was a fluent English speaker and planned to pursue a career as an engineer. When I returned to Myanmar last month, I met Amir again. He is now living in a camp for internally displaced people outside Sittwe – one of more than 1 million Rohingya who are living in apartheid-like conditions across Rakhine State. He is not allowed to leave the camp, he does not have a job, and he does not know what will happen to him.
October 10, 2014 | Marcy Hersh | Tagged as: Africa, DR Congo, Humanitarian Response, Women & Children
RI is undertaking an in-depth assessment of the challenges that the humanitarian community is currently facing in keeping Congolese women and girls safe from gender-based violence.
October 06, 2014 | Jeff Crisp | Tagged as: Myanmar, Thailand, Humanitarian Response, Asia, Protection & Security
According to recent newsreports, the 140,000 refugees from Myanmar who are currently exiled in neighboring Thailand are about to go home, whether they like it or not. Refugees International traveled to Myanmar’s Kayin State to test the validity of such assertions, and found the reality to be quite different.
September 30, 2014 | Guest | Tagged as: Syria, Turkey, Humanitarian Response, Middle East, Women & Children
“We don’t know the language of rights,” said Abdul, a Syrian father whose brother was killed in a demonstration in Homs. “There were no rights in Syria.”
September 25, 2014 | Daryl Grisgraber | Tagged as: Iraq, Syria, Humanitarian Response, Middle East, Protection & Security, Women & Children
The siege of Amirli, the humanitarian airdrops to Sinjar, and now Western and Arab airstrikes, have kept all eyes on this tumultuous part of the Middle East.