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  1. Patriotism versus Hope: Eritreans Wrestle with Leaving Home or Remaining

    Friday, June 21, 2019

    ASMARA, Eritrea/ANTWERP, Belguim, Jun 21 (IPS) - Most media narratives about Eritrea suggest an endless stream of young people fleeing the country, who couldn't wait to escape. But the reality is far different and more nuanced—both when it comes to those who have left, and those who chose to remain.

  2. Sharing the Burden of Refugees; the World Can Do Better

    Thursday, June 20, 2019

    NAIROBI, Kenya, Jun 20 (IPS) - Siddharth Chatterjee is the United Nations Resident Coordinator to Kenya.

    As the world marks World Refugee Day on June 20th to celebrate the strength, courage and perseverance of refugees, a glaring concern remains just how inadequate the global response to the refugee crisis has been.

  3. As Sudan Struggles, AU Should Press for Justice and Accountability

    Tuesday, June 18, 2019

    WASHINGTON DC, Jun 18 (IPS) - Carine Kaneza Nantulya is the Africa advocacy director at Human Rights Watch

    On June 6, the African Union (AU) suspended Sudan from the 55-member group with "immediate effect." The move came in response to a deadly crackdown on peaceful protesters in Khartoum, in which government forces, led by the paramilitary Rapid Support Forces (RSF), tore through a sit-in in the capital killing at least 108 people, and wounding hundreds. The AU's decisive action has been widely applaudedbut suspending Sudan is not enough.

  4. World’s Displacement Crises Worsened by Lack of Funds, Political Will or Media Attention

    Thursday, June 06, 2019

    UNITED NATIONS, Jun 06 (IPS) - The world's 10 most displacement crises—rendering millions of people homeless-- have continued to worsen due either to political neglect, a shortage of funds or lack of media attention, according to a new report released by the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC).

  5. Pakistani and Afghan Refugees Seek Safe Haven in Sri Lanka

    Friday, May 31, 2019

    NEGOMBO, Sri Lanka, May 31 (IPS) - Caroline Gluck is Senior Regional Public Information Officer, UNHCR, the UN refugee agency. She is based in Bangkok, Thailand

    Thirteen-year-old Bariea, a Pakistani asylum seeker in Sri Lanka, is taking shelter at a mosque in the city of Negombo, where an uneasy mix of high anxiety and extreme boredom hover over the room.

  6. US “Emergency” Arms Sales to Mideast Nations Under Fire

    Wednesday, May 29, 2019

    UNITED NATIONS, May 29 (IPS) - When the UN Security Council met last week to discuss the deaths and devastation caused to civilians in ongoing military conflicts and civil wars, the killings in Yemen and the air attacks on hospitals, schools, mosques, and market places—whether deliberate or otherwise-- were singled out as the worst ever.

  7. The Time is Now: End Sexual and Gender-Based Violence

    Monday, May 27, 2019

    UNITED NATIONS, May 27 (IPS) - It's time to end sexual and gender-based violence once and for all, participants of a two-day conference said.

  8. The UN Has Failed Civilians

    Friday, May 24, 2019

    UNITED NATIONS, May 24 (IPS) - Despite the United Nations Security Council's task of protecting civilians, millions around the world are still being displaced and killed with little to no accountability for perpetrators.

  9. The Contribution of Humanitarian Action to Peace

    Wednesday, May 22, 2019

    STOCKHOLM, May 22 (IPS) - Peter Maurer in President of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC)*

    The connection of humanitarian action to broader objectives like peace, development and human rights is understandably complex, but it is also an area in which some fresh thinking is important.

  10. Stop The War on Children

    Friday, May 17, 2019

    UNITED NATIONS, May 17 (IPS) - Too many children are dying as a result of explosive weapons, and the international community must step up to protect and declare children off limits in war.

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