Blog Posts by Refugees International

March 24, 2015 Refugees Intern... Congress, Kuwait, Myanmar, Syria, Statelessness

The following is Sarnata Reynolds’ testimony before the Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission hearing on the Human Rights of Stateless People on March 23, 2014. A video of the hearing is available here

 

I would like to take this opportunity to thank Co-Chairs McGovern and Pitts, and the members of the Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission for this opportunity to discuss the lives of stateless persons and the profound suffering they endure because they do not have legal identities. 

February 19, 2014 Refugees Intern... Climate Displacement

In 2012 and 2013 millions of people were forced from their homes by floods, storms, and other weather-related disasters. Millions more were affected by droughts, desertification, and degradation of the land, air, and water. While impacts are being felt in rich and poor countries alike, it is the most vulnerable people who suffer most.

January 13, 2014 Refugees Intern...

Refugees International is saddened by the death of Bill Clarke, RI Board Chair from 1986 to 1996 and later Board Chair emeritus. We are deeply grateful for Bill's extraordinary service to RI and to displaced people across the world. Below, past and present RI leaders reflect on his life and legacy.

Bill Clarke and RI Board Member Judy MayotteBill Clarke and RI Board Member Judy Mayotte

April 09, 2013 Refugees Intern...

Refugees International’s blog is a space to debate the problems of displacement, statelessness, and humanitarian response. Our advocates write regular updates about these important issues, but now we want to expand the conversation. And that’s where you come in.

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March 13, 2013 Refugees Intern... Climate Displacement, Myanmar, Humanitarian Response, Asia, Statelessness

By Isabel Rutherfurd, Refugees International Intern

Speaking to Burmese in Yangon last December, I heard a lot of cautious optimism and relief about the reforms inspired by the government’s transition to democracy.