Tag Archives: IDPs

Crisis in Context: The Global Refugee Problem

The current refugee crisis is international and cannot be viewed as merely a European or Middle Eastern problem. And there are many convenient excuses for inaction or doing too little, but this is no time to shirk the responsibility of our common humanity.

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Libya’s Sidelined IDPs

In August 2011, Misrata militias entered the Libyan town of Tawergha and burnt it to the ground, causing 42,000 Tawerghans to flee. Three years on, an estimated 35,000 of those IDPs are still sheltering in temporary camps in Tripoli and Benghazi.

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Demilitarizing Kashmir’s Demographic Question

As Kashmir votes, the modalities of Pandit resettlement will mark the limits of India’s rising saffron tide.

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Northeast Nigeria – A Forgotten Crisis

A major crisis in brewing in northeastern Nigeria where more than 400,000 people, who have been forced to flee their homes due to ongoing violence by militant Islamist group Boko Haram, are in "urgent need" of assistance, humanitarian agencies say. This number is likely to increase as attacks against civilians escalate.

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WFP Shortfall Fuels Afghan Funding Fears

Aid agencies are calling on international donors to show their support for Afghanistan even as they face ongoing crises. Humanitarian budgets in Afghanistan had often been tied to military objectives since the 2001 US-led invasion. As foreign troops prepare to pull out, fears of declining budgets are growing. 

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