December 22, 2014 | Guest
They asked if I had a Kenyan identification card. I didn't have it. I offered them the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) mandate card and told them I am under the protection of UNHCR. One of them smiled and said, “We are looking for people like you.”
December 22, 2014 | Jeff Crisp | Tagged as: Iraq, Nepal, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, Humanitarian Response
The advantages of resettlement are readily apparent. Even so, resettlement remains a controversial approach to the resolution of refugee situations, and humanitarian workers, including many employed by UNHCR, privately express misgivings with respect to such programs.
December 12, 2014 | Jeff Crisp | Tagged as: Myanmar, Sri Lanka, Humanitarian Response, Asia, Protection & Security
The humanitarian and human rights imperatives of the United Nations are not always easy to reconcile.
December 11, 2014 | Guest | Tagged as: Climate Displacement, Philippines, Asia
Across the world, climate changes are affecting weather patterns and ways of life. The question is this: Are we in the United States paying attention to these changes?
December 10, 2014 | Guest | Tagged as: Africa, Kenya, Somalia, Humanitarian Response
The UN High Commissioner for Refugees has called for a global initiative for Somali refugees by bringing together all stakeholders to find durable solutions. The participation of refugees themselves would add value to the discussion.