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A plan to repatriate 2,000 refugees a week has led to restrictions on NGOs and increased fear among 200,000 Burundians living in Tanzania’s camps.
In ‘startling results’, staff at the World Food Programme reported a ‘pervasive’ abuse of authority, as well as widespread harassment and discrimination.
Many are taking refuge wherever they can find it, as Syrian government forces enter the fray in the northeast against Turkey.
Restoring damaged ecosystems will cost billions – but it’ll generate far more in benefits and mitigate against disaster threats.
If the Tanzanian government’s lack of transparency was about preventing public fear (rather than self-image), then it should have been a little braver.
Hardening borders in Asia and the Pacific are cracking open a migration path to La Réunion and Mayotte. But most asylum seekers are rejected before they can even apply.
Few argue against the basic goal behind the nexus: deliver aid more efficiently and effectively. It’s everything else that’s up for debate.
Emergency aid spending has leapt from $4 billion to $28 billion since 2000, but beyond this growth, and a shift to cash, little has changed in the overall picture.
Four in 10 children released by rebels have been found to suffer from trauma, but mental health needs are not a priority and there’s no plan to address them.
If Turkey follows through with its threat to invade northeastern Syria, hundreds of thousands of civilians will be at risk.