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Displacement

In Central America, War Without a Name and Refugees Without Papers

Noah Bullock | Posted 08.04.2014 | Latino Voices
Noah Bullock

It will take political courage from leaders on both sides of the border to recognize the gravity of the violent conflict and break the ideological and policy paralysis around immigration and the obligation to protect.

Conflict and Late Rains Drive Thousands from Their Homes in Somalia

Crystal Wells | Posted 08.30.2014 | Impact
Crystal Wells

Shukri Sheikh Ali thought this year would be different. It was to be a time of rebuilding, of recovering, of returning home. Instead, she is starting over once again from scratch, her land thirsty for rain and her village emptied by conflict.

Wafaa Bilal Meditates on Liminal Spaces in "The Ashes Series"

Sola Agustsson | Posted 08.12.2014 | Arts
Sola Agustsson

It takes a minute to realize Wafaa Bilal's photographs of familiar images from the aftermath of the war in Iraq are actually miniature recreations the size of dollhouses.

Villagers Stall India's Largest FDI for 8 Years

Madhusree Mukerjee | Posted 03.30.2014 | Impact
Madhusree Mukerjee

For eight years the inhabitants of several coastal villages in the state of Odisha, whose fields and vines enable a flourishing economy, have been resisting eviction to make way for POSCO's steel plant and an associated port.

Pristine Tribe Saves Sacred Mountain From Mining

Madhusree Mukerjee | Posted 10.26.2013 | World
Madhusree Mukerjee

Over the past few weeks, all twelve indigenous villages participating in a referendum voted against mining on Niyamgiri, a mountain sacred to the tribe. The victory gives rare hope to India's 650-odd tribes, many of which face displacement by mining, dams, and other "development."

Mayor Bloomberg's Legacy: Dismantling Our Communities' Social Service Infrastructure

Melissa Mark-Viverito | Posted 08.26.2013 | New York
Melissa Mark-Viverito

Mayor Bloomberg has made privatization a hallmark of his administration, which has been most salient in his administration's rampant contracting out of municipal services. But in this final year, we are watching as this agenda goes into overdrive.

The New Kid(s)

Chris VanDijk | Posted 04.11.2013 | Parents
Chris VanDijk

Leaving New York was never something we saw ourselves doing until our son came along. But things changed three years ago when my son was born and the wild west began to tug at us.

America's Unfinished Story: Iraqi Refugees

Andrew Lam | Posted 03.05.2013 | Politics
Andrew Lam

It's inevitable that each time he ventures abroad, Uncle Sam leaves an unfinished story, and nowhere is it most unfinished than in Iraq.

"Development" With Blinders at the World Bank

Jessica Evans | Posted 09.11.2012 | World
Jessica Evans

Dr. Kim has the opportunity to set a new tone at the Word Bank by sending a firm message that the bank will not condone development by force, directly or indirectly.

Displacement

Uloop | Posted 09.05.2012 | College
Uloop

On graduation day, the gap between college and the real world looks deceptively nonexistent. It feels so similar that it's hard to distinguish that it is different; truly an end to an era.

Deepening Food Insecurity Casts Shadow Over South Sudan's First Birthday

Paul O'Brien | Posted 08.08.2012 | Impact
Paul O'Brien

If war breaks out between South Sudan and the Republic of Sudan, fewer resources will be available to make the necessary investments that will allow the South Sudanese people to lead fruitful, rewarding lives -- above the poverty line and food secure -- in the new Republic of South Sudan.

Amidst War, a Budding Cross-Border Brotherhood between Syria and Lebanon

Untapped Cities | Posted 06.02.2012 | World
Untapped Cities

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Occupy Movement Stands In Solidarity With Community Displaced By COP17

Heather Box | Posted 02.11.2012 | Politics
Heather Box

As the United Nations Climate Negotiations droned on last Friday night, a very different gathering was happening 100 meters from the conference center...

Blowing bubbles and the rise of entrepreneurship

Sophie Gold | Posted 11.26.2011 | Business
Sophie Gold

In the last 400 years since shares have been bought and sold there has been a succession of financial bubbles. The first bubble was during the Dutc...

500 Million People Will Be Displaced By the Melting Glaciers in Greenland and the Himalyas

Robert Lenzner | Posted 11.06.2011 | Green
Robert Lenzner

The Greenland glaciers are very nearly melted altogether, reports Rob Purves, an Australian environmental consultant and board member of World Wildlife Fund Intl., whom I met last week in Lake Louise, Alberta.

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.

Turning People Turtles in East India

Bharati Chaturvedi | Posted 07.19.2011 | Green
Bharati Chaturvedi

Orissa has scarcely embarked on any plans for development. Yet it is already on its way to destroying its forests, coasts, wildlife and people to mine the oil, coal and aluminum in the earth below.

Sun Come Up: The Carteret Islands' Environmental Refugees

Jennifer Redfearn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jennifer Redfearn

At the Academy Awards, the fate of approximately 2,500 Carteret Islanders alighted upon public consciousness when my film was announced as a nominee for Best Documentary Short Subject.

Haiti One Year Later: Light at the End of the Tunnel or Oncoming Train?

Mark Schuller | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Mark Schuller

This summer I conducted a study of a random sample of over 100 camps in the Port-au-Prince metropolitan area. How much progress has been made since August? In short: almost none.

Dalai Lama: 50 Million People Displaced Around The World

The Toronto Star | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

"Exile is strangely compelling to think about but terrible to experience," the late Palestinian scholar Edward Said once wrote. "It is the unhealable ...

Will Adam Bush Have Died in Vain?

Susan Morgan | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Susan Morgan

The international community, in its desire to focus on the upcoming referendum, is offering its approval for a government strategy that will likely lead to more suffering among the displaced.

On Land Rights and Internally Displaced Persons in Colombia

Daniel Maree | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Daniel Maree

Land restitution is the ultimate goal in the protection of land that has been lost due to displacement.

Haiti: Six Months After the Earthquake

Sarah Cliffe | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Sarah Cliffe

Haiti was on a slow road to recovery when the quake hit. For many Haitians their nation's double tragedy is far from over. Although there are signs of hope and improvement.

Pakistan's Displacement Crisis Far From Over

Caroline Gluck | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Caroline Gluck

Pakistan is in danger of becoming a forgotten crisis. And the future remains uncertain for those now living a hand-to-mouth existence, praying for things to get better.

Glimmer of hope in Central Asia

Nicholas van Praag | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Nicholas van Praag

This post originally appeared on the World Development Report 2011 blog. Happier Days in Osh Market Osh was a bustling, dynamic border town when I...