Some groups are looking at how online technology can assist refugees during and after emergencies. This story comes from Global Voices. Global Voices is “an international community of bloggers who report on blogs and citizen media from around the world,” according to its website.
Says Global Voices about the groups: “The first, Refugees United, uses online [...]
IRIN, the UN humanitarian news and analysis service, has a report this morning that gives some context to the emergency playing out in Somalia. Here are the first paragraphs of the story, but it’s well worth reading the entire report to get a deeper understanding of what Somalis are facing. Really, has there ever been a [...]
Posted: July 26th, 2011 under Africa, Disaster aid, Foreign policy, International Criminal Court, Natural disaster, United Nations, human rights, humanitarian.
Tags: child malnutrition, children's health, Drought, famine, Refugee camps, refugees, Somalia
This hugely important story from IRIN looks at how children are faring in the drought-propelled humanitarian crisis in the Horn of Africa. Too often, children get overlooked in these under-publicized emergencies. Cheers for humanitarian organizations, such as Unicef and Save the Children, and media outlets such as IRIN ( the Integrated Regional Information Networks from the U.N. Office [...]
Posted: July 18th, 2011 under Africa, Disaster aid, NGOs, Natural disaster, United Nations, humanitarian, international children's issues.
Tags: African Union, Dadaab refugee camp, Drought, Ethiopia, Kenya, malnutrition, refugees, Save the Children, Somalia, UNICEF
This report from Refugees International advocates for such an important point — that a U.S. transition strategy for its involvement in Afghanistan must include a plan for people who have been displaced in all the fighting. The mainstream media has done a fairly lousy job of examing the humanitarian issues that have bubbled and blown up in both Iraq and [...]
Posted: July 15th, 2011 under Asia, Foreign policy, NGOs, U.S. politics, human rights, humanitarian, international children's issues.
Tags: Afghanistan, displaced people, refugees, Refugees International
This news report from Agence France-Presse sounds a hell of a lot like the violence in 2006 that led up to the Islamic Courts winning power in Somalia from the transitional government. That government was created by Western powers from among Somalis outside the country, and had zero public support within Somalia. And it was toppled when the [...]
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
I am going to blog as I read the summary of the Genocide Prevention Task Force, whose members include former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright and former Secretary of Defense William Cohen. A first thought: With all due respect to the well-known figures on the task force, credit also goes to the unnamed staffers who do the [...]