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In this picture taken Sept. 29, 2022, Rohingya refugees line up to gather relief supplies at a refugee camp in Bangladesh. Munir Uz Zaman/AFP via Getty Images

Generous aid to Ukraine is diverting resources away from other refugee crises around the world

The international response to the refugee crisis in Ukraine has been impressive. But humanitarian aid is falling short to help refugees in other countries such as Bangladesh, Yemen and Ethiopia.
Grain warehouse destroyed by Russian attacks in Kopyliv, Kyiv province, Ukraine, May 28, 2022. Dogukan Keskinkilic/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images

Starving civilians is an ancient military tactic, but today it’s a war crime in Ukraine, Yemen, Tigray and elsewhere

Countries have used starvation as a war strategy for centuries, historically without being prosecuted. Three experts on hunger and humanitarian relief call for holding perpetrators accountable.
International Committee of the Red Cross workers prepare bags with bodies of government soldiers to be handed over in Donetsk, eastern Ukraine, in 2015. AP Photo/Mstyslav Chernov

Humanitarian aid workers need security, rights and better pay

Nearly all of the 129 aid workers killed on the job in 2021 were from the countries where they lost their lives.
Evacuees from Ukraine stand under a destroyed bridge as they flee the city of Irpin on March 7, 2022. Dimitar Dilkoff/AFP via Getty Images

Humanitarian corridors could help civilians safely leave Ukraine – but Russia has a history of not respecting these pathways

Tens of thousands of Ukrainians are using humanitarian corridors to leave the country. But these routes are often announced for political reasons and do not always offer safety

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