In short, two months after Hurricane Maria pummeled this island, the U.S. response remains too slow and bureaucratic, and lacks transparency and the broad information-sharing that is essential to an effective disaster response.
Freedom of the press, a crucial pillar safeguarding human rights during displacement crises, is under assault around the world. Refugees International supports a free press as a vital and powerful ally in our advocacy for refugees on World Press Freedom Day.
As sexual assault awareness month draws to a close, we sat down with Refugees International Senior Advocate for Women and Girls Devon Cone to discuss the issue of sexual assault and how it affects the displaced communities we work with.
Refugees International Senior U.S. Domestic Advocate Yael Schacher testified before the United States Commission on Civil Rights for a hearing on Immigration Detention Centers & Treatment of Immigrants in Detention.
Rohingya refugees continue to arrive in Bangladesh with stories of oppression at the hands of Myanmar’s security forces. Mark Yarnell and Daniel Sullivan report in the Diplomat on what they heard from newly displaced Rohingya during a recent Refugees International research mission to Bangladesh.
In a piece for the Fair Observer, Yael Schacher reveals how the Trump administration’s “Remain in Mexico” policy is failing—and why it is the wrong approach. Her reporting is based on first-hand observation of immigration court hearings involving some of the initial victims of this new policy.