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How to Manage the Increase in Families and Protection Requests at the Border

Over the last few months, national attention has focused on the increase in Central American migrants apprehended in the Rio Grande Valley after crossing the southern border. These migrants, primarily from El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras, include unaccompanied children, parents with children, and adults. Some are seeking to reunite with family in the United States. Many are fleeing violence and persecution in their home country and have requested asylum or other protection in the United States.

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Atlas of Mortality and Economic Losses from Weather, Climate and Water Extremes 1970-2012

The Atlas of Mortality and Economic Losses from Weather, Climate and Water Extremes describes the distribution and impacts of disasters and highlights measures to increase resilience.

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Border surge of unaccompanied children: why they're coming & what the government should do

June 25, 201: Statement submitted to the Committee on the Judiciary of the U.S. House of Representatives' hearing called “An Administration Made Disaster: The South Texas Border Surge of Unaccompanied Alien Minors”

Current Humanitarian Crisis

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Limiting Armed Drone Proliferation

Authors: Micah Zenko, Douglas Dillon Fellow, and Sarah Kreps, Stanton Nuclear Security Fellow

Overview

The Obama administration should pursue a strategy that places clear limits on its own sale and use of armed drones lest these weapons proliferate and their use becomes widespread. These are the central findings of a new report by CFR Douglas Dillon Fellow Micah Zenko and Stanton Nuclear Security Fellow Sarah Kreps.

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UNHCR Global Trends 2013: War's Human Cost

The massive increase was driven mainly by the war in Syria, while major displacements were seen in CAR and S. Sudan. UNHCR's annual report shows the immense costs of not ending wars and failing to resolve conflicts.

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2014 Feed the Future Progress Report

Feed The Future initiative reduces hunger and poverty for millions, boosts incomes and nutrition around the World

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Natural catastrophes 2013: Analyses, assessments, positions

Report
Munich Re

Flood events in 2013 highlight the positive effect of defence measures

Natural catastrophe losses in 2013 were dominated by floods. Detailed analyses have shown that protective measures can drastically reduce losses. For example, the June 2013 floods in Germany and neighbouring countries proved to be considerably less damaging than the flooding in the summer of 2002.

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Foreign aid 101: A quick and easy guide to understanding US foreign aid

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Oxfam

Oxfam sets out to dispel the common myths around foreign aid and answer some of the most fundamental questions as to why the US gives foreign aid and how to make it more effective.

Why does the US give foreign aid? How much does foreign aid cost? What is the US doing to make foreign aid more effective? And why does Oxfam care about foreign aid?

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Children on the Run: Unaccompanied children leaving Central America and Mexico and the need for international protection

UNHCR calls on the Americas to keep children on the run safe from violence

WASHINGTON, DC, United States, March 12 (UNHCR) – The UN refugee agency, in a report released on Wednesday, said it was concerned at the increasing numbers of children in the Americas forced from their homes and families, propelled by violence, insecurity and abuse in their communities and at home.

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Forced Migration Review No. 45: Crisis

Many people who are displaced, or become ‘trapped’, in the context of diverse humanitarian crises do not fit well within existing legal, policy and operational frameworks for the protection of refugees and IDPs.

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Global Health within a Domestic Agency: The Transformation of the Office of Global Affairs at HHS

By Katherine Bliss
JAN 6, 2014

Center for Strategic and International Studies:

© The Center for Strategic & International Studies

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The State of Environmental Migration 2013 - A review of 2012

The publication gathers a variety of cases studies, such as Typhoon Bopha, planned development-induced migration from hydroelectric dams in China and the Lower Mekong Delta and slow-onset droughts displacing pastoralists in Kenya.

International Organization for Migration:

Copyright © IOM. All rights reserved.

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UNHCR Mid-Year Trends 2013

UNHCR warned that 2013 was on track for some of the highest levels of forced displacement ever. The biggest producer of new displacement was Syria.

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Donor Spending on Gender in Emergencies 2013

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CARE

A new report reveals that a tiny proportion of international aid is directed towards projects that target gender violence and sexual exploitation of women in humanitarian crises.

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To Walk the Earth in Safety 2013

The Office of Weapons Removal and Abatement in the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Political-Military Affairs (PM/WRA) has released the 12th Edition of To Walk the Earth in Safety, a report summarizing the accomplishments of the U.S. Conventional Weapons Destruction Program. This edition commemorates 20 years of U.S. efforts to promote peace and security worldwide by partnering with nations to address hazards from landmines and unexploded ordnance in post-conflict countries, as well as to reduce the availability of excess, loosely-secured, or otherwise at-risk weapons and ordnance.

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U.S. Health Engagement in Africa: A Decade of Remarkable Achievement--Now What?

In the past decade, there has been a steep and historic expansion of U.S. health engagement in Africa, principally through the President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) and the President's Malaria Initiative (PMI). U.S. commitments to global health, of which over 70 percent is directed to Africa, rose from $1.7 billion in FY 2001 to $8.9 billion in FY 2012.

Center for Strategic and International Studies:

© The Center for Strategic & International Studies

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The United States and R2P: From Words to Action

USIP, Partners Release Report on Realizing ‘Responsibility to Protect’

By: Thomas Omestad

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Reducing Food Loss and Waste

Cutting Food Loss and Waste will Benefit People and the Environment, Says New Study on World Environment Day

From Australia to Afghanistan, New Research Spotlights Low-Cost Actions for Delivering Major Benefits for Development, Environment and Livelihoods