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Internally Displaced People

New Damascus Housing Law Forces Displaced Syrians To Turn To Bribery

Syria Deeply | Alexandra Ma | Posted 04.26.2016 | World

Damascus is facing a housing crisis as displaced Syrians stream into the capital. New government-imposed security regulations targeting the new arriva...

Syrian War Has Killed Or Wounded More People Than Entire Populations Of These 15 States

The Huffington Post | Willa Frej | Posted 02.11.2016 | World

A staggering 11.5 percent of Syrians have been killed or wounded since the civil war began in 2011, according to a new report. That's more than the po...

Planning for a Post-Conflict Colombia: Emerging Public Health Leaders Develop Health Interventions for IDPs

Post-Conflict Colombia and Public Health | Posted 01.25.2016 | Impact
Post-Conflict Colombia and Public Health

Fifty-five years ago this week, braving the cold winds of a winter's January, U.S. President John F. Kennedy delivered his inaugural address imparting upon the American people words still true today.

Támesis, Colombia: A Beacon for Public Health

Post-Conflict Colombia and Public Health | Posted 01.19.2016 | World
Post-Conflict Colombia and Public Health

'House of Health (HH)' San Juan de Dios is nestled in the middle of the charming town of Támesis. From a public health perspective, the HH San Juan de Dios is on the cutting edge of progressive innovation.

Letter from Granizal, Colombia, To The World...And Back

Post-Conflict Colombia and Public Health | Posted 01.18.2016 | World
Post-Conflict Colombia and Public Health

During the early 1990's, Medellin had the world's highest homicide rate of 400 for every 100,000 people. The history of violence and the influx of people into this urban area demanded a change in the way people understood and lived in their city.

Desplazados: The Invisible Citizens

Post-Conflict Colombia and Public Health | Posted 01.13.2016 | World
Post-Conflict Colombia and Public Health

As we boarded the plane from Boston to Medellin, Colombia, and our tickets were being scanned one by one, we realized the importance of being counted.

Medellin: The Right Place and Time for Collaborative Learning in Public Health

Post-Conflict Colombia and Public Health | Posted 01.07.2016 | Impact
Post-Conflict Colombia and Public Health

Today marks Day 2 of the Post-Conflict Colombia and Public Health course -- a project of the Open Hands Initiative and Harvard Humanitarian Initiative (HHI), in collaboration with the University of Antioquia School of Medicine.

Health Diplomacy: A Step Towards Peace

Post-Conflict Colombia and Public Health | Posted 01.19.2016 | Impact
Post-Conflict Colombia and Public Health

Dare we say that despite our hopeful holiday wishes for peace, the present looks grim? How can we begin to heal? Where does peace begin?

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...

Behind the Refugee Crisis, the Internally Displaced Wait Their Turn

Aspen New Voices Fellowship | Posted 11.20.2015 | Impact
Aspen New Voices Fellowship

By Abraham Leno At last, the world has woken up to one of the biggest challenges of our age. We are witnessing massive movements of people on an unpr...

Hello, My Name Is Luay. I Was A Refugee

Luay Al Khatteeb | Posted 09.03.2015 | Politics
Luay Al Khatteeb

Once upon a time I was a refugee who, unlike many of my relatives, was fortunate to escape persecution and genocide. Despite the refugee crisis being the largest humanitarian one since World War II, the UN has done little other than decry Europe's belated and confused response to the problem.

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...

Inside Syria: A Childhood Silenced

CARE | Posted 05.09.2015 | Impact
CARE

It never occurred to 8-year-old Ibrahim that his capacity to speak could so easily disappear. But after heavy bombing of his neighborhood, he inexplicably lost the ability to form words.

The Face of Hunger in Northeastern Nigeria

Margee Ensign | Posted 05.03.2015 | Impact
Margee Ensign

For the past seven months, as thousands of people have fled Borno, Yobe and northern Adamawa State for the peace of Yola, the university and members of our peace initiative have been distributing food.

Checkmate and Moving on

Luay Al Khatteeb | Posted 10.16.2014 | Politics
Luay Al Khatteeb

Iraq's immediate priority is to secure its cities, main arteries and borders by reforming and improving counter insurgency tactics and better equip the Iraqi Security Forces in conjunction with regional and global powers to help defeat ISIL.

MAP: Number Of Internally Displaced Spiked In 2012

The Huffington Post | Carlo Davis | Posted 04.29.2013 | World

A record number of people were internally displaced by war, violence, and political oppression in 2012, according to a new report by the Internal Disp...

Home: From Displacement Camps to Community in Haiti

Beverly Bell | Posted 01.04.2012 | World
Beverly Bell

As 2012 begins, a growing movement of displaced people and their allies in Haiti is actively claiming the right to housing.

Rainy Season Exposes Precariousness of Haiti's Homeless Camps

Mark Schuller | Posted 08.10.2011 | World
Mark Schuller

The rain is adding fuel to an open flame of cholera. Health experts are registering an increase in cholera cases; in Carrefour, the cholera clinic saw an average of 300 per day this week, when it had been 300 cases per week.

Finding Housing for Haitians Still Without A Home

Beverly Bell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Beverly Bell

While the eyes of the world are on Haiti's illegitimate elections, about 1.5 million displaced earthquake survivors continue to live in sub-human conditions.

A Commitment to Colombia: The Body Shop's Solution for Palm Oil Sourcing

Shelley Simmons | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Shelley Simmons

Michael Solis' September 13th blog on displaced peoples sheds light on a troubling global issue. There were, however, totally inaccurate claims relating to The Body Shop that I am compelled to correct.

Place Saint Pierre

Crossover Dreams | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Crossover Dreams

By Peter Costantini ~ Pétionville, Haiti Rain was general all over Port-au-Prince. It was falling last night, and the night before, and the night b...

U.N. Ambassador Kohona: Sri Lanka Refugee Situation Improving

Jim Luce | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jim Luce

Fourteen years after the civil war in Rwanda, refugees are still living in mud huts. In Bosnia, following Balkanization, people lacked heat and elect...

Mona Sarika | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Mona Sarika

Due to repeated instances of plagiarism and misattribution, both on HuffPost and elsewhere, Mona Sarika's work has been removed and will no longer app...

IDP Resettlement A Crucial Step To Keeping Extremism At Bay

Hisham Wyne | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Hisham Wyne

It was the historic lack of government involvement and social alienation that allowed Islamic militants gain a foothold in the North-Western regions in the first place.

Pakistan's Homeless Displaced By Fighting "Totally Ignored"

Nosheen Abbas | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Nosheen Abbas

They can't even provide us a tent, how will they make our houses? What are we expected to go back to?