Insecure Future: Deportations and Lack of Legal Work for Refugees in Turkey

Insecure Future: Deportations and Lack of Legal Work for Refugees in Turkey

Turkey is home to the largest refugee population in the world. But with an economic downturn and a rising unemployment rate, refugees who once found safe harbor in Turkey are now facing an increasingly hostile climate—from increasing deportations, to shrinking access to the labor market, to growing xenophobia. In this report, Izza Leghtas, addresses what must be done, both within Turkey and internationally, to help protect the rights of refugees in Turkey.

In Photos: Waiting for Peace, a Third of South Sudan Remains Displaced

In Photos: Waiting for Peace, a Third of South Sudan Remains Displaced

The conflict in South Sudan has displaced more than 4 million people, a third of the country’s pre-war population, since it started in December 2013. Despite the signing of a peace agreement in September 2018, its lack of implementation has left those displaced wary of returning.  

“Like a Drop of Water on a Fire”: Inadequate Investment in Durable Solutions for Drought IDPs in Ethiopia

“Like a Drop of Water on a Fire”: Inadequate Investment in Durable Solutions for Drought IDPs in Ethiopia

Due to severe drought and conflict, Ethiopia is facing a large scale displacement crisis. Lack of food, shelter, and water are threatening the lives of millions of internally displaced people. This report examines one forgotten population—the 350,000 people displaced by a severe 2015-16 drought in the country’s Somali region—and what must be done in order to build resilience, address humanitarian needs, and prevent this from happening again.

Statement: Today's Supreme Court Ruling on Asylum Contrary to U.S. Practice

Statement: Today's Supreme Court Ruling on Asylum Contrary to U.S. Practice

“This is yet another attempt by the Trump administration to bar people, especially from Central America, from seeking protection in the United States from violence and persecution. It is also another attempt by the administration to brazenly circumvent existing law. We hope this asylum ban will last only as long as the legal fight against it continues in the courts.”

Losing Their Last Refuge: Inside Idlib’s Humanitarian Nightmare

Losing Their Last Refuge: Inside Idlib’s Humanitarian Nightmare

A military offensive by the Syrian regime and its Russian ally in Syria’s northwest Idlib province has displaced more than half a million people from their homes, causing a humanitarian nightmare. This report examines the humanitarian crisis and offers solutions that could save thousands of lives and alleviate the suffering of hundreds of thousands more.

Alternatives to Detention at the U.S. Border Are Humane and Effective

Alternatives to Detention at the U.S. Border Are Humane and Effective

The Trump administration has pushed for cruel and ineffective policies aimed at deterring migrants from pursuing their right to seek asylum. Central to this strategy has been the prolonged detention of asylum seekers. But policy alternatives exist—and they’re more humane and effective.

The U.S. Shouldn't Make Cameroonians on the Border Wait in Vain

The U.S. Shouldn't Make Cameroonians on the Border Wait in Vain

Americans are well acquainted with the influx of Central American asylum seekers along the southern United States border. But the Central Americans are not alone. Lost in the news cycle are people of many nationalities who have crossed continents to seek refuge in the United States. One such group from Cameroon has been forced to flee in part by contradictions in U.S. policy, only to have America slam the door in their face.

Remain in Mexico Policy is Undermining Asylum and Endangering Asylum Seekers

Remain in Mexico Policy is Undermining Asylum and Endangering Asylum Seekers

In written testimony submitted to the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights, Senior U.S. Advocate Yael Schacher details how the Remain in Mexico (MPP) is undermining the right to seek asylum in the United States, the egregious treatment of asylum seekers by CBP, and how Mexico is struggling to handle the return of asylum seekers.

Even the Specter of Organized Return Terrifies Rohingya Refugees

Even the Specter of Organized Return Terrifies Rohingya Refugees

Just ahead of August 25, the day that marks two years since the Myanmar military launched a brutal and cruel campaign of violence against the Rohingya people, forcing more than 700,000 to flee, the government of Bangladesh planned to repatriate 3,450 Rohingya refugees back to Myanmar. However, this exercise fell apart when Rohingya refugees refused to participate.

Devastation and Displacement: Unprecedented Cyclones in Mozambique and Zimbabwe a Sign of What’s to Come?

Devastation and Displacement: Unprecedented Cyclones in Mozambique and Zimbabwe a Sign of What’s to Come?

Cyclones Idai and Kenneth devastated Mozambique and Zimbabwe in March and April 2019. The cyclones demonstrate an ugly truth: climate change will affect Africa more severely than any other continent. That the two cyclones occurred at that time of year, with this severity, and in these locations was remarkable. As humanitarians continue to respond to the needs of storm survivors, including a looming food crisis affecting up to a third of the population in Zimbabwe, the region must also prepare for similar storms in the future.