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Conflict Displacing Thousands in Southern Ethiopia: Report

For the past year, southern Ethiopia has been in the midst of a major humanitarian crisis. Hundreds of thousands of Ethiopians have been displaced due to intercommunal violence, as a result of deep-rooted ethnic disputes over land and borders.  Promoting a positive change in the political landscape of the country, the new government led by prime minister Abiy Ahmed has shown a will to openly collaborate with humanitarian organizations and UN agencies to handle this crisis.

What You Need to Know about the Protection of Civilians During U.S. Partnered Operations

The United States often relies on military partners—allied forces or non-state armed groups—to pursue its strategic objectives. Yet these partnerships can increase the risks posed to civilian populations in armed conflict, including injury, trauma, displacement, even death. A new report, The Protection of Civilians in U.S.

Q&A: American perceptions of U.S. Foreign Policy

This blog post was written by Jules Roger Sombaye Eyango, Communications Intern at InterAction

After the flood: building water and sanitation systems to survive climate change

This blog post was written by Robyn Fischer, Associate Director, Government Relations, WaterAid

As anyone with an internet connection will know, Hurricane Florence pummeled the Carolinas and caused ongoing, devastating flooding this month. Unfortunately, this isn’t an isolated incident. In July, towns throughout India’s state of Kerala were inundated by monsoon floods and the clean-up will take considerable time, effort and money.

The impact on the communities affected will be dire and long-lasting.

10 Ways to Fight Climate Change At Home

This blog post was written by Catholic Relief Services

Decision-making is hard. Every day we are faced with thousands of decisions: what to eat, where to go, how to get there, what to say. This endless list of questions can be overwhelming.   

The issue of climate change can often feel far and distant when we talk about how it affects the world’s poorest the most. You may ask, “What can I do sitting here in the U.S.?”  and “Does this really affect me?” The sheer magnitude of the topic can make us feel helpless and unable to make a change.

Protection of Civilians in Conflict Must be a Priority

This blog post was written by Piper Hendricks, Senior Communications Manager, CIVIC and Kate Raley, Communications Associate, CIVIC

On this International Day of Peace, Center for Civilians in Conflict (CIVIC) stands committed to strengthening the United Nations’ ideals of peace and reaffirms our call for a world where armed actors recognize the dignity and the rights of civilians, actively prevent civilian harm, protect civilians caught in conflict, and offer amends when harm occurs.

World Humanitarian Day: A Team Sport

This blog post was submitted by Michael Klosson, Vice President of Policy & Humanitarian Response at Save the Children

There are days when visiting my Save the Children colleagues on the front lines of our humanitarian response work in Rakhine State in Myanmar, refugee communities in Jordan, drought stricken communities in Kenya or insecure villages in South Sudan I believe that every day should be World Humanitarian Day.  

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