Tag: Refugees International

The US Must Pay Attention to Displaced Nicaraguans

The US Must Pay Attention to Displaced Nicaraguans

The Biden administration has made it clear that US engagement with the Western Hemisphere is a priority. Much of its early focus has been on Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras, and El Salvador, as forced displacement from these countries is such a pressing concern. But a worrying crackdown in...

The US Must Commit to Protecting Central Americans

The US Must Commit to Protecting Central Americans

Recent comments by US Vice-President Kamala Harris over migration from Guatemala are part of an unfortunate pattern. Like Harris, other members of the Biden administration have been telling Central American migrants — many of whom are forced to leave home — “do not come” to the United...

Myanmar: What Comes Next for Minority Groups?

Myanmar: What Comes Next for Minority Groups?

The military coup in Myanmar has been widely denounced as a lethal blow to a fledgling democracy. But it also increases the likelihood of further atrocities and mass displacement. The world cannot forget that the Myanmar military is the same institution that led the campaign...

We Can’t Turn Our Back on the DRC

We Can’t Turn Our Back on the DRC

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...

When COVID-19 and Hurricanes Collide

When COVID-19 and Hurricanes Collide

It is hard to think of impending natural hazard-related disasters in the middle of a global pandemic. But it is absolutely essential that policymakers do so. This year, due in part to climate change, scientists predict one of the most active Atlantic hurricane seasons on record. In fact, nine...

Rohingya Refugee Camps Are the Next Frontline in COVID-19 Fight

Rohingya Refugee Camps Are the Next Frontline in COVID-19 Fight

The COVID-19 pandemic is a truly global crisis, challenging even the most advanced health systems and economies in the world. But more devastation looms as the novel coronavirus has not yet reached many of the world’s most vulnerable populations. Among them are more than 900,000 Rohingya...

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