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Sudan. An ICRC delegate with a member of the SLA (Sudan Liberation Army) © ICRC / HEGER, Boris / V-P-SD-E-01934
Humanity, neutrality, impartiality, independence. The fundamental principles of humanitarian action are non-negotiable. Or are they? While promoting respect for international norms, humanitarian actors must engage in frequent, frontline negotiations to ensure the success of their operations. They negotiate for access to vulnerable populations, the more...
Colombia: Humanitarian Assistance to Refugees and Internally Displaced Persons © Creative Commons
This guest blog comes to us from Francisco Rey Marcos and Sophie Duval of the Instituto Conflictos y Acción-Humanitaria (IECAH) in Madrid, Spain. This post is adapted from a recent report by the authors published by IECAH, in collaboration with UN OCHA and the Norwegian Peacebuilding Resource Centre (NOREF), available in Spanish and English. The more...
Emanuel and Jonata fled indefinite military conscription in Eritrea, only to find themselves in a Libyan detention centre  © Tom Westcott/IRIN
Refugees and asylum seekers are facing increasing difficulties accessing international protection as the international community and host nations struggle to respond to the record 51.2 million displaced persons worldwide, including 16.7 million refugees. In many countries receiving large numbers of irregular migrants, the detention of refugees and more...

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