Guinean asylee living in the United States. Meet Mohamed Tounkara.
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.
Senior Advocate for Human Rights Daniel P. Sullivan briefs the Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission on the ongoing peace process in South Sudan.
The withdrawal of U.S. troops from northeast Syria could open new fronts in the conflict and newly displace hundreds of thousands of civilians across an area already in the grip of a humanitarian crisis.