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Residents of the Mubimbi IDP camp near Minova, DR Congo, are pictured with a pile of eggplant and a pile of cabbages that were harvested from their community garden.
ECC Photo/Patrick Bulonza

Food assistance: Intra-household vulnerability in eastern Congo

In this article, Vanessa Hershberger and Annie Loewen share insights on the existing dynamics in host-IDP households in relation to humanitarian responses in the distribution of food assistance, with eastern Congo as a case study. Households are more commonly places where competing claims, unequal power, diverse interests and access to resources are frequently negotiated and…

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A celebration that falls short

Last week, President Santos of Colombia visited Washington for high-level meetings with the Obama Administration. Most notably he was in town to “celebrate” the wonders of Plan Colombia that the U.S. heavily funded for 15 years with bi-partisan support. But many organizations that have worked in Colombia with local partners for years, before and during the…

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Bring Pastor Max home

Actions: Sign a petition to urge Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson to bring Max Villatoro home to his family. Make a call this week to Secretary Johnson’s office at (202) 282-8203. Background: Six months ago, it was with heavy hearts that we received word that Pastor Max Villatoro, a beloved father, husband, pastor,…

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