By Kathleen Agena – email@example.com
This tragic scenario can be avoided if a more realistic approach to the refugee crisis is adopted. (more…)
Thousands of refugees in Kakuma and large numbers of humanitarian agencies showed up to commemorate the day with cultural dances. (more…)
The Lost Boys and Girls of Sudan are a large group of people who were forced to leave their homes as unaccompanied children following regional strife between North and South Sudan in late 1980s. (more…)
In the fall of 2012, the UN Refugee Agency, UNHCR, started constructing permanent houses for refugees in Kakuma 3 settlement section mostly inhabited by new arrivals. (more…)
By Merrill Smith
To what extent do international politics impact UNHCR’s humanitarian action? Merrill Smith comments on the political interests that shape international refugee protection, from warehousing to “voluntary repatriation” to resettlement, and advocates a balancing of political and humanitarian concerns through integrative protection approaches.
Merrill Smith is the Director of Government Relations and International Advocacy for the U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants and the Editor of the World Refugee Survey.