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Myanmar President Thein Sein recently called for government officials to sit down with representatives of the country’s myriad ethnic minorities.  His appeal represents an admission that not all of the country’s 53 million citizens have benefited equally from democratic reforms over the past four years. Minorities such as the Karen, Kachin, more...
In posts over the last two weeks, I have argued that humanitarian action and transitional justice (TJ) are not incompatible in the Colombian context.  In fact, humanitarian actors may find that their long-term goal of ending mass displacement cannot be realized without TJ to lay the groundwork. This post explores the progress of—and more...
Refugees in Lebanon live in very challenging circumstances, as in these makeshift homes in the Beka’a Valley
As the Syrian refugee crisis continues, host countries and the international community are struggling to meet the growing needs of Syrian refugees, resulting in a significant humanitarian gaps. The ongoing ISIS-led offensive on the Northern Syrian town of Kobani has driven over 150,000 Syrian Kurdish refugees across the border into Turkey since more...

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