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.
The clock is ticking on a November 12 deadline to form a transitional government in South Sudan. Failure to do so might fatally undermine an already fragile peace.
Last week we celebrated the 10th anniversary of our Climate Displacement Program by honoring its founder and former Refugees International president Ken Bacon. Director Emeritus Sam Waterston delivered remarks to celebrate Ken’s legacy.
Even though South Sudan’s civil war ended a year ago, women and girls in South Sudan continue to experience some of the highest levels of gender-based violence around the world. With nearly 4 million South Sudanese displaced, women and girls who are on the move are particularly vulnerable to these attacks, as well as other risks to their safety, including intimate partner violence and underage pregnancy.
The common barriers to return in the cases of Rohingya refugees and South Sudanese IDPs prompt serious questions about how to ensure the safety and voluntariness of returns.
Resources could be far more effectively and humanely used in Mexico to dramatically enhance Mexican capacity to provide asylum and opportunities for Central Americans.