The Perilous Plight of Refugees

June 19, 2015

Policymakers fiddle like Nero while refugees face destruction and death, says cartoonist J.S. Paul Locke. The global refugee crisis is at levels not seen since the end of World War II. The Institute of Economics and Peace reports that out of 130 people, at least one person is currently a refugee...

Syrian Refugees in Yemen: Left to Their Own Fate

September 29, 2013

Syrian refugees in Yemen must be protected from exploitation. Perhaps one of the most efficient ways to comprehend the political and economic situation in Yemen is to see who the beggars in the streets are. The common scene would involve Africans or Yemeni marginalized communities begging at...

Sri Lanka: The Uncertain Future for IDPs

June 20, 2013

Sri Lanka's internally displaced persons continue to face significant challenges for resettlement. In a previous piece for Fair Observer, I wrote about the plight of internally displaced persons (IDPs) who were victims of the Sri Lankan conflict at the hands of the LTTE, and who still remain...