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The donor dollar is important, but it is no substitute for good refugee policy

TweetUganda is currently holding a Solidarity Summit on Refugees. The summit is taking place as Uganda hosts over a million refugees, the majority of whom have fled the upsurge in fighting in South Sudan. Despite the extraordinary speed and scale … Continue reading

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“Yet there’s no place for us”: Trump’s Executive Order epitomises a global trend of exclusion

TweetLucy Hovil President Trump’s recent Executive Order is, without a doubt, extreme. The four-month hold on allowing refugees into the US, and the temporary ban on travellers from Iran, Iraq, Libya, Syria, Sudan, Afghanistan, Somalia and Yemen, is both ridiculous … Continue reading

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Displaced from Burundi – again

TweetIn Burundi, people know only too well the consequences of war. And one of the most tangible consequences of war is displacement. But not only does war lead to displacement, failures to create a viable end to displacement can create … Continue reading

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Dadaab: Security is not only a concern for the Kenyan government

Tweet Refugees in Dadaab boarding buses to return to South Central Somalia, August 2016 In May 2016, the government of Kenya announced its plans to close Dadaab, the world’s largest refugee camp, by the end of this month, November. The … Continue reading

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Regional and local tensions intertwine in Gambella, as violence claims hundreds of lives

TweetOn 15 April 2016, a cross-border raid from South Sudan into Ethiopia’s Gambella region left more than 200 dead. According to the Ethiopian government, more than 108 women and children were abducted and some 2,000 head of cattle stolen during … Continue reading

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Challenging Discriminatory Legislation in Sudan Using African Legal Architecture

TweetImagine you are born in a country, to parents who were also born in that country, and all your life you believed you were a citizen of that country – with all the rights that go along with it. Then, … Continue reading

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Conflict in South Sudan: refugees seek protection in Uganda and a way home

TweetThis blog first appeared on the African Arguments blog, Making Sense of the Sudans. The independence of South Sudan symbolised a moment of extraordinary achievement and hope. On the one hand, there was optimism that independence had heralded a new … Continue reading

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The disappearance of Sudan?

TweetA new report by IRRI launched yesterday in Addis Ababa urges Sudan and the African Union (AU) to take a new approach to resolving Sudan’s multiple conflicts and ending the ongoing suffering of its people. The disappearance of Sudan? Life … Continue reading

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Darfurians in South Sudan

TweetWhat happens when you find you have suddenly become a foreigner in the country of your birth? This is exactly what happened to Darfurians last year who were living in South Sudan at the point at which it became the … Continue reading

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Where are the services, jobs and business opportunities for South Sudanese returnees?

TweetAkoi, a father of three, recently returned to Juba from Khartoum. Since arriving he has struggled to find work and barely makes ends meet by running errands in the local market. ‘When I was in Khartoum I had a small … Continue reading

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