COVID-19 Arrives in Refugee Camps

May 18, 2020

The news on May 14 that two Rohingya refugees have tested positive for the coronavirus in the densely-populated camps in Cox’s Bazaar, Bangladesh, is chilling for those who have been drawing attention to the vulnerability of refugees and other displaced people to the COVID-19 pandemic. It...

A Rich River of Life: The Importance of Free Movement

April 08, 2019

In a fair world, freedom of international movement would be a fundamental human right, and the obstacles put in its way removed. The complex river of human movement brings with it creativity, resilience and, sometimes, challenges. But its fertile depths are the source of many of our gains if...

It’s Getting Difficult for Humanitarians

August 10, 2018

More and more people flee conflicts all over the globe, but the hands of aid workers are being tied more firmly. It was a warm sunny day that made it hard to believe that it had happened. In a village in Afghanistan, Abdul Wali* was shot and killed, alongside others, in a crossfire between...