User: newstrust Topic: Darfur Crisis
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Displaced people: Why are more fleeing home than ever before? 24.9.2019 BBC: World
The number of people uprooted across the globe stands at a record 71 million. Why are so many on the move?
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Airstrike kills dozens of migrants at detention center in Libya 3.7.2019 LA Times: Commentary

An airstrike killed at least 31 migrants held at a detention center near the Libyan capital of Tripoli late Tuesday, health officials and the United Nations said. The government blamed the attack on forces led by rogue warlord Gen. Khalifa Haftar.

An additional 69 people were wounded, according...

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The persistence of resistance in Sudan 2.7.2019 LA Times: Commentary

Protests in Sudan that began in December over steep price increases on bread and fuel led military leaders in April to oust President Omar Hassan Ahmed Bashir, who had ruled the beleaguered African nation for 30 years. In the months since, however, demonstrators have not gone away, but have persisted,...

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More than 70 million displaced worldwide, says UNHCR 19.6.2019 BBC: World
The number is the highest in the UN refugee agency's history.
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How the Upheaval in Khartoum Affects One of Sudan’s Longest-Running Crises 17.6.2019 Truthout.com
Civilians’ futures are dependent on what transpires in Khartoum.
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Chaos in Sudan and the rest of North Africa threatens all of us 10.5.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

Two African dictators, who between them ruled 85 million people, were ousted from office last month. This was no coincidence. The popular unrest that dislodged Sudanese President Omar Hassan Ahmed Bashir and Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika is part of a wave of conflict engulfing northern...

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Sudan crisis: Protest leaders demand end of 'deep state' 15.4.2019 BBC: World
Thousands maintain a sit-in outside army headquarters calling for an immediate move to civilian rule.
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A little optimism, a lot of pessimism: The 2019 outlook for humanitarian crises 24.1.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
An annual report from the U.N. humanitarian agency looks at the challenges ahead.
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Americans are ignoring the creation of a lost generation of children around the world 22.1.2019 LA Times: Commentary

A privileged sensibility pervades this country, an implicit we-are-not-them exceptionalism that allows us to believe that American children are separated from, and immune to, the problems afflicting children in the rest of the world.

Just watch a night of television and catch the plentiful ads...

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Human trafficking reaches 'horrific' new heights, declares U.N. report 15.1.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
A new report from the U.N. Office of Drugs and Crime finds that violent conflict is creating new opportunities for traffickers -- and children and girls are increasingly targeted.
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Global refugee count highest ever in 2017: UN report 21.6.2018 Hindu: Fitness
The number of refugees worldwide registered an annual increase of 13% to reach 25.4 million in 2017, the highest known total to date, according to a U
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Trump is reassessing aid to South Sudan. Observers say cuts would be a disaster. 11.5.2018 Washington Post: World
its government has been accused of blocking critical humanitarian aid and prolonging endemic violence in the country.
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The collapse of the U.S.-led world order has done more harm than we realize 16.4.2018 Washington Post: Op-Eds
In multiple miserable corners of the world, where U.S. envoys and aid would normally be, there is a void.
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Another Trump trade war, this time with Rwanda over clothes 12.4.2018 AP Business
KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) -- The sweaty mechanic tossed aside the used jeans one by one, digging deep through the pile of secondhand clothes that are at the center of another, if little-noticed, Trump administration trade war....
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South Sudan ex-military chief forms new opposition party 9.4.2018 Washington Post: World
South Sudan’s former military chief of staff Paul Malong is launching a new opposition party to challenge what he says is the corrupt government and to take part in the country’s upcoming peace talks at the end April in neighboring Ethiopia.
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Caught in Congo’s tides of war: 40,000 have crossed a lake seeking refuge 7.4.2018 Washington Post
Nearly 400,000 people have been displaced by renewed violence, according to the United Nations. More than 40,000 have crossed Lake Albert in rickety boats to Uganda, where they have been resettled in an ever-expanding refu­gee camp.
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They aim to help people in distress, but each year scores of aid workers are killed on the job worldwide 12.3.2018 LA Times: Commentary

The recent killings of three humanitarian aid workers in Nigeria by suspected Boko Haram militants have sent shock waves throughout the humanitarian aid community and illuminated the increasingly precarious landscape such personnel must navigate to help people in areas of conflict and instability.

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African asylum seekers facing expulsion have embraced Israel 22.2.2018 AP Top News
HERZLIYA, Israel (AP) -- Tens of thousands of African asylum seekers fear their stay in Israel is coming to an abrupt end....
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US Resettles More Christian Refugees Than Muslims as Overall Numbers Plummet 12.2.2018 Truthout - All Articles
Children stand in a muddy street at a refugee camp on January 26, 2018, at the Syrian town of Azaz. (Photo: Ozan Kose / AFP / Getty Images) The Trump administration appears to be making good on its promise to ban Muslims from the US, despite court orders prohibiting such a policy. As of February 7, only 281 Muslim refugees have been admitted in 2018, compared to 1,200 Christian refugees. By drastically slowing down the resettlement process, especially for Muslim-majority countries, the administration is implementing its ban in an underhanded way. Children stand in a muddy street at a refugee camp on January 26, 2018, at the Syrian town of Azaz. (Photo: Ozan Kose / AFP / Getty Images) The Trump administration has drastically reduced the number of refugees allowed into the United States, but even as overall levels fall, the country is resettling more Christians than Muslims. According to official  State Department data , numbers are down across the board for refugee resettlement, but the drop appears to be ...
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U.S. lifts ban on refugees from ‘high-risk’ nations but pledges tougher scrutiny 30.1.2018 Washington Post: World
Trump called for ‘extreme vetting’ procedures to keep out potential extremists.
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