Refugees take shelter in front of the UN refugee centre in South Africa.
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Most refugees rarely gain citizenship in host countries and the work that is available to them is informal, irregular and precarious.
Rohingya refugees wait during distribution of food items in 2017 in Bangladesh.
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A scholar who spent time in refugee camps argues that Bangladesh’s culture as well as a painful history of a war in which 10 million sought refuge played a role in the country’s opening up of its borders.
Iraqi, Iranian and Somali asylum seekers at a tent camp in the Netherlands.
The survival resource of the world’s most vulnerable people – their social networks – may become compromised
South African National Defence Force soldiers in Mitchells Plain on the Cape Flats, Cape Town.
Using the military continuously in internal roles for which it is not structured, funded or trained simply speeds up its decline.
Refugees from the Boko Haram insurgency in Northeast Nigeria are rebuilding their lives one stitch at a time.
Displaced by the terrorist insurgency in Northeast Nigeria, refugees aren’t wallowing in self-pity. They’re mobilising whatever resources they can to rebuild livelihoods.
The Salvation Army is among the top few U.S. charities.
Around this time of the year, the Salvation Army’s red kettles become visible as part of holiday giving. How this British evangelical organization came to the US is interesting history.
Palestinian protesters run for cover from Israeli teargas in May.
The UN’s Responsibility to Protect framework for safeguarding civilians against atrocities could help resolve the Gaza crisis.
Virtual reality is helping train counter-terrorism officers.
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Virtual reality, augmented reality and serious games can help train people to respond to terrorism and kidnappings.
Civil war has raged in Syria for seven years.
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If states are permitted to determine when force is warranted, outside the existing legal framework, the legitimacy of that framework may be fatally undermined.
How many times do we wonder, ‘what’s the right thing to do’?
Ed Yourdon from New York City, USA (Helping the homeless Uploaded by Gary Dee, via Wikimedia Commons
A scholar suggests a few approaches that have withstood the test of time.
Turkish Muslims pray near Fatih Mosque in Istanbul during a protest against the attacks on the Muslim people in Arakan in Myanmar.
Turkey’s humanitarian response to Rohingya’s crisis highlights President Erdoğan ambition to appear as a world champion for Muslim rights.
Syrian Arab Red Crescent assisted families in Homs, Syria in September.
The humanitarian crisis in the Middle East is getting worse by the day. A survey of aid workers provides a glimpse into life on the ground, and clues to why the humanitarian sector is ailing.
Canapes not required.
Tents and food parcels are one thing, ready-built accommodation is another.
Syria’s largest city Aleppo has 85,000 children, including around 20,000 below the age of two.
Aleppo has 85,000 children. Dozens are injured every week, just like five-year old Omran Daqneesh whose pictures have shocked the world. Many have far worse injuries and will not survive.
Getting by in Baddawi camp.
Baddawi camp has been host to Palestinian refugees for years. Now Syrians fleeing their homeland are joining them, how is everyone coping?
Not a good look.
Hardly an enthusiastic upholder of human rights, Qatar has been welcomed as a participant in R2P – even though that obligates it to do basically nothing.
Hackles raised at an anti-migrant protest in Brno, Czech Republic.
The Czech police were condemned for writing numbers on refugees’ arms – but Central Europe’s problem with outsiders goes much deeper.
Germany is doing most of the heavy lifting.
Europe has long struggled to share the burden fairly and now the situation is at breaking point.
Would giving disaster victims cash, rather than just supplies, help them get back on their feet faster?
When disaster strikes, billions of dollars are spent on food and supplies, with little accounting of whether relief groups bought the right things or what impact they had.
Mining giant Rio Tinto, which has operated in Guinea for 50 years, has donated just US$100,000 to the UN Ebola fund.
The current outbreak of Ebola virus in West Africa shows no signs of halting. More than 4,500 people have died and many thousands more are infected. Despite the creation of a new United Nations mission…