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Violence and discrimination against older women is compounded in emergencies

08 March 2018

"I've been affected by all the wars here in my lifetime but this one is the worst. It's been so brutal. Because of the crisis we live in tents in poor conditions and I worry because where I... Keep reading (1 Comment)


Meet Ukraine's frontline humanitarians

17 August 2017

When disaster or conflict happens, people living locally are not only the most affected but often the first to respond and save lives by providing support to those most in need. When it's happening in your community, you may... Keep reading


Let's better integrate development approaches into refugee responses

20 June 2017

The past few years have seen several conflicts around the world driving people from their homes in search of safety and security in other countries. Many find themselves in refugee camps where governments and humanitarian agencies provide vital support. Keep reading


Punk and disability inclusion have more in common than you may think

02 December 2016

Joey Ramone once told Entertainment Weekly that "all punk is is attitude". My knowledge of the 1970s music scene might be hazy, and whether you can reduce an entire genre to one word is not for me to say,... Keep reading (1 Comment)


Smiles hide the trauma for older people who fled Burundi for Tanzania's refugee camps

19 August 2016

Until a month ago, I had never visited a refugee camp. I had seen photos and heard stories, but I did not know what to expect. I approached my trip to the camps for refugees from Burundi in Tanzania... Keep reading

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