January 18, 2013
| Andrea Lari
| Tagged as: Africa, Burkina Faso, Mali, Niger, United Nations, Humanitarian Response
The French military intervention in Mali is just a few days old, and
there is plenty of uncertainty about the operation’s strategy and
potential outcomes. But one thing is clear: as this campaign escalates,
more civilians are being forced to flee their homes.
January 15, 2013
| Daryl Grisgraber
| Tagged as: Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Syria, Turkey, Humanitarian Response, Middle East, Protection & Security, Women & Children
By any standard, one billion is a daunting number. For policymakers and others who deal with national budgets on a daily
basis, the concept of ‘one billion’ may not be so hard to grasp. But for
most of us it borders on the incomprehensible.
December 20, 2012
| Caelin Briggs
| Tagged as: Africa, DR Congo, Rwanda, Protection & Security
In the aftermath of M23's invasion, culpability has been
assigned to both the Congolese army and the United Nations
Stabilization Mission in the DRC. While there is blame enough
to go around, it is important that we clearly understand the respective
roles – and failings – of both groups.