Archive for 'refugees'
This report from IRIN shows changing trends in where refugees end up living.
NOUAKCHOTT/DAKAR, 9 January 2013 (IRIN) - Sequestering refugees in rural camps is no longer the norm: The most recent estimates indicate that almost half of refugees flock to urban areas and just one third to rural camps, according to the [...]
Posted: January 9th, 2013 under Africa, Asia, Foreign policy, United Nations, humanitarian, refugees.
Tags: Humanitarian Policy Group, IDPs, International Rescue Committee, Kenya, Mali, Mauritania, Refugee Consortium of Kenya, UNHCR, urban refugee policy
The U.N. humanitarian news agency, IRIN, reports on the burgeoning crisis in Sudan, near the South Sudan border. Often, one humanitarian crisis grabs the world’s attention and other emergencies get barely any attention at all. I’d make that case now, except I’m having a hard time recalling any humanitarian crisis around the world that is [...]
Posted: April 3rd, 2012 under Africa, Disaster aid, Foreign policy, Global health, NGOs, United Nations, humanitarian, refugees.
Tags: CARE, IRIN, Oxfam, preventable disease, South Sudan, Sudan, water
I just saw a report on CBS news’ Sunday morning (the best-written news show on TV, incidentally) that said Secretary of State Hillary Clinton had arrived in Port-au-Prince and asked Gen. Douglas Fraser, the commander of the US operation in Haiti, why supplies and personnel couldn’t be parachuted, or air dropped, into needy areas. Others also [...]
This just in - in the last couple of minutes - from Refugees International.
For Immediate Release: March 31, 2009Contact:
Vanessa Parra; +1-202-540-7025
Congressional Testimony Warns Greater Attention to Displaced Iraqis Needed to Stabilize Iraq
Washington, D.C. -As security in Iraq improves, refugees and internally displaced Iraqis are starting to return home, but the returns are slow and [...]
Posted: March 31st, 2009 under Foreign policy, Iraq, NGOs, human rights, humanitarian, refugees.
Tags: internally displaced people, refugees, Refugees International, United Nations, US Congress