Arden Bentley

Arden Bentley is the program assistant at Refugees International. Prior to joining Refugees International, she interned at JusticeMatters where she assisted the legal team to provide civil and immigration services to survivors of human trafficking, domestic violence and exploitation. She also interned at World Relief, worked at UNC's global research and resource center, and assisted in UNC's global studies academic department. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Global Studies and Political Science, as well as a minor in public policy from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where she focused on international politics, nation-states and social movements with a regional focus on sub-Saharan Africa.

We Can’t Turn Our Back on the DRC

Nov 18, 2020

Amid spiking violence and displacement, life in the Democratic Republic of Congo today is nothing short of nightmarish. The numbers may help show the scale: renewed violence in the northeastern part of the country killed more than 1,300 and displaced more than 660,000 Congolese from their homes so far this...

The Humanitarian Disaster Before Us: COVID-19 in Somalia

Jun 06, 2020

For months, analysts have warned that Somalia is one of many African countries at the highest risk for the spread of the novel coronavirus, known as SARS-CoV2. Now, that forecast is turning quickly into a grim reality. Somali authorities have confirmed over 2,100 cases of COVID-19 — the disease caused...