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Climate Change and Internal Displacement

I. INTRODUCTION Over the past five years, an average of nearly 27 million people have been displaced annually by natural hazard-related disasters.1It has long been recognized that the effects of...

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Once Again People are Fleeing for their Lives

Elizabeth Ferris An estimated 500,000 Iraqis have fled their homes in Mosul in the past week as a result of the ISIS takeover of the city. Photos of traffic jams and reports from twitter indicate...

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Why Humanitarians Should Pay Attention to Cybersecurity

Most international staff I know who are working in the humanitarian field aren’t paying any attention to cybersecurity. Why is that? For starters, it’s an issue rooted in the security community which...

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Moving Forward on North Korean Human Rights

Editor's Note: This blog post on human rights abuses in North Korea originally appeared in Asia Unbound. By: Roberta Cohen “Now is the time to act,” the UN Commission of Inquiry (COI) on Human Rights...

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Climate Finance Arrives

Mark Muro and Devashree Saha This week’s National Climate Assessment is really no more grim than last month’s report from the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). Global...

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