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'Everyone You See Here Fled'

Crystal Wells | Posted 06.28.2016 | Impact
Crystal Wells

Erbil, Iraq--When Iraqi forces pushed to retake Islamic State-held villages west of the Tigris River town of Makhmour in Iraq's Kurdistan Region, the ...

How We're Fighting Conflict and Fragility Where Poverty is Deepest

Sri Mulyani Indrawati | Posted 05.31.2016 | World
Sri Mulyani Indrawati

View from cave, Mali. © Curt Carnemark/World Bank For the first time in history, the number of people living in extreme poverty has fallen bel...

The Baghdad Boil: Fighting a Painful Flesh Parasite Affecting Iraq's Displaced

Crystal Wells | Posted 04.13.2016 | Impact
Crystal Wells

Dohuk, Iraq--When Zahra's family heard Islamic State ISIL forces had captured the nearby northern Iraqi town of Sinjar in the summer of 2014, they fle...

On Victor Kanyari, Republicans and Elections: God Is On OUR Side!

Washington Osiro | Posted 03.04.2016 | World
Washington Osiro

By repeatedly claiming that their opponents are "un-patriotic tools" of "foreigner masters," the Jubilee/GOP succeed/ed in casting their rivals not as people with differing policy positions, but as "un-Godly" and "other" entities voters should be very wary and leery of.

International Migrants Day -- Addressing the Growing Health Crisis

Toyin Ojora-Saraki | Posted 12.18.2015 | Impact
Toyin Ojora-Saraki

There are currently almost 60 million refugees and internally displaced people (IDPs) around the world. This is the most at any time since World War II -- a devastating reminder on International Migrants Day.

Most Displaced Syrians Aren't Refugees. They're Still Trapped Inside The Country

The Huffington Post | Nick Robins-Early | Posted 12.04.2015 | World

Every week, we bring you one overlooked aspect of the stories that made news in recent days. Did you notice the media forgot all about another story's...

Millions of Children Survived the Iraq War and ISIS. How Will They Survive What's Next?

Lia Taylor Schwartz | Posted 12.02.2015 | World
Lia Taylor Schwartz

We were in a government-run orphanage in the center of Baghdad, looking into the faces of some of the 1 million war orphans that Iraq is struggling to save amid chaos and destruction. Chaos and destruction that we, Americans, helped create. Orphans that we helped create.

Southern Iraq Is a Safe Place

Luay Al Khatteeb | Posted 05.26.2016 | Politics
Luay Al Khatteeb

In a nutshell, foreign governments who alert their citizens not to travel to Iraq while not differentiating between red, amber and green zones, are very misleading to investors and foreign travelers.

38 Million People Are Now Homeless: Report Finds 'Worst' Forced Displacement In A Generation

The Huffington Post | Nick Visser | Posted 05.06.2015 | World

At least 38 million people worldwide have been forced from their homes by violence or armed conflict, a new report on internally displaced persons has...

Trapped in an Open Air Prison

Crystal Wells | Posted 12.16.2014 | Impact
Crystal Wells

Mary Nyalipe Yoac has lived through five famines and four wars. Her brown eyes, now fading into a bluish grey with age, have witnessed more brutality and suffering than most can comprehend. Tragically, the last 10 months were no different, her community devoured by fighting and all that she owned destroyed or looted.

From a Displacement Camp in Juba, Former Director of Agriculture Watches as his State Slides Closer to Famine

Crystal Wells | Posted 11.16.2014 | Impact
Crystal Wells

A year ago, James Gatluak, 38, was working with farmers across all nine counties in Unity State to increase food production. Today, he is stuck in a displacement camp in Juba, his state overrun by violence and its people sliding closer to famine.

DRC: When and How Will This All End?

CARE | Posted 06.03.2013 | World
CARE

She feels pain everywhere, she says, in her abdomen, her back. But she hopes that once she receives some medication, she would feel better.

IDP Camps Illustrate the Human Cost of War in Burma

The Morningside Post | Posted 09.25.2012 | Impact
The Morningside Post

An estimated 75,000 people have been displaced by the fighting that ignited in June last year between the Burmese government and the Kachin Independence Organization/Army.

Too Soon for Carnival: Sweeping Haiti's 400,000 Poor Back Under the Rug

Mark Schuller | Posted 09.07.2012 | World
Mark Schuller

President Martelly of Haiti is planning a Carnival des Fleurs, a tradition under Duvalier, scheduled to begin July 29, a day after the anniversary of the 1915 U.S. invasion. But for the 390,276 people who are still under ripped sheets of plastic or tarp, it's too soon to celebrate.

Nursing Southern Somalia Through Civil War And Famine

Tommy Standun | Posted 04.30.2012 | Impact
Tommy Standun

Many organizations have been driven from the country by insecurity, and the provision of supplies is severely restricted as roads are often closed by various militia and military forces. But there is hope as Somali citizens provide assistance to their own.

US Embassy Casts Official Doubt on Haiti's Election Results

Georgianne Nienaber | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Georgianne Nienaber

The US has raised a gigantic red flag that now covers the results in doubt, the official numbers are contrary to all estimates, and many, many Haitians were disenfranchised to begin with.

Somali Refugees in Dadaab Need More Support

Michel Gabaudan | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Michel Gabaudan

The Dadaab refugee camp in Northeastern Kenya is over 20 years old and has received successive waves of refugees, reflecting the political turmoil and...

Time to Rebrand Haiti's Tent Cities as Tomas Approaches

Georgianne Nienaber | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Georgianne Nienaber

Haiti's Potemkin village, the Camp Corail-Cesselesse relocation camp, is not safe. With the approach of Tomas, which is morphing daily from tropical s...

Unstable Foundations: Human Rights of Haiti's 1.5 Million IDPs

Mark Schuller | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Mark Schuller

Haiti's 1.5 million homeless have once again become invisible. Because they are not seen or heard in mainstream media, most people assume things are improving, the problem solved. Unfortunately they are wrong.

Pakistan Flood Victims Deserve Better

Doug Sarro | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Doug Sarro

Pakistan is a moral test case for the world -- do we believe that all people forced out of their homes because of conflict or natural disaster have the same rights no matter where they are from, or don't we?

Begging for Security in Pakistan

Taha Gaya | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Taha Gaya

As Albert Einstein famously remarked, insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results. Last week, the UN humanita...

Civilian Casualties Ignored in Pakistan

Chris Rogers | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Chris Rogers

In Pakistan, there are no official figures on civilian casualties, and very little is known about how fighting between government forces and Taliban militants harm civilians. All available indications are that civilian casualties are significant.

Minor Infractions: Supreme Court to Hear Case Involving Immigrants With Low-Level Possession Offenses

Arlene M. Roberts | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Arlene M. Roberts

One week from today the Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in Carachuri-Rosendo v. Holder which can potentially impact countless legal immigrants and asylum seekers.

Transfers Imminent as Varick Street Immigration Detention Center Set to Close

Arlene M. Roberts | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Arlene M. Roberts

The decision by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) to close its 300-bed facility at Varick Street in Manhattan is of great concern to immigrant rights advocates.

Protestors Agitated, ICE Responded - and a Haitian Immigrant is Released from Detention

Arlene M. Roberts | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Arlene M. Roberts

The announcement by the Department of Homeland Security that Temporary Protected Status - and suspension of deportation - would be granted to Haitian ...