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09 Feb 2012 description

We are pleased to share with you a new report Tapping the Potential of Displaced Youth: Guidance for Nonformal Education and Livelihoods Development Policy and Practice. Displaced youth have historically fallen through the cracks of humanitarian services and programming. This report synthesizes findings and recommendations from the multiyear (2008–2011), multicountry Displaced Youth Initiative, offering guidance on how to enhance nonformal education and livelihoods development opportunities for displaced youth.

21 Apr 2011 description

Executive Summary

An estimated 58 percent of the world’s 10.5 million refugees now reside in cities. They often have few as-sets, limited support networks, and are constrained by legal, cultural and linguistic barriers.

To date, the humanitarian community has focused pri-marily on camp-based refugees. Little is known about the needs of the urban displaced. Urban refugees face multiple challenges to achieving economic security; nevertheless, they are industrious and hard working.

24 Sep 2010 description

Written by Erin Patrick, Senior Program Officer, Fuel & Firewood Initiative posted: September 24, 2010

I met a Somali woman in the Ifo refugee camp in Dadaab, Kenya who summed up the problem: "You cannot divorce food from fuel," she said, "they are completely interlinked. One-hundred bags of food is useless without firewood." For millions of families around the world, cooking fuel is a critical, daily concern, with serious health and safety implications.

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton put this issue in the spotlight this week when she announced

03 Sep 2010 description

Executive Summary

In June 2010, the Women's Refugee Commission undertook a field mission to Southern Sudan as part of its Displaced Youth Initiative, a global research and advocacy project focused on strengthening educational and skillstraining programs for young women and men in displaced settings.

Five years after the signing of the Comprehensive Peace Agreement that ended decades of fighting between the Sudan People's Liberation Army and the Government of Sudan, access to education and skills-building opportunities remains minimal across Southern Sudan.

Existing …

21 May 2009 description

L'adoption de la loi permettrait d'aider les victimes de l'Armée de Résistance du Seigneur

(Washington, DC) - Le nouveau projet de loi présenté devant le Congrès américain et visant un renforcement des efforts pour aider les civils menacés par l'une des insurrections les plus longues et les plus brutales au monde constitue une avancée cruciale pour la politique américaine dans la région, a déclaré aujourd'hui une coalition de vingt-deux associations des droits humains, humanitaires et basées sur la foi.

Si elle venait à être adoptée, la loi relative au désarmement …

21 May 2009 description

(Washington, DC, May 21, 2009) - The introduction of legislation in the US Senate and House of Representatives earlier this week to commit the United States to comprehensive efforts to help civilians threatened by one of the world's longest-running and brutal insurgencies is a crucial step forward for US policy in the region, a coalition of 22 human rights, humanitarian, and faith-based groups said today.

If passed, the Lord's Resistance Army Disarmament and Northern Uganda Recovery Act would require the Obama Administration to develop a regional strategy to protect civilians in …

05 Mar 2009 description

Women's Refugee Commission Field Mission to Ethiopia

September - October 2008

Executive Summary

It is widely believed that economic opportunities can provide women with life options, greater participation in decision-making and more equity within the household.