Three Reasons to Prioritize Menstrual Health in Displacement Settings

When conflict, climate, or other extraordinary circumstances force people to flee, their access to resources and essential services cease; however, menstruation does not.   Menstruation, commonly referred to as a period, is often stigmatized. Many find it awkward or unnecessary to talk about. Yet it is one of the most important conversations for the global […]

One Year After the Asylum Ban: More Barriers to Asylum Access

By the end of World War II, between 50-80 million people had been killed. An estimated 60 million more had been displaced, many of whom were attempting to seek refuge in other countries. To ensure that the consequences of World War II would never repeat, the United Nations (UN) drafted the Universal Declaration of Human […]

More Barriers to Asylum Access

Early this month, on the eve of the one-year anniversary of the Circumvention of Lawful Pathways (CLP) rule, known as the asylum ban, the Biden administration announced actions to again reduce access to asylum in the United States. On May 13, 2024, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) published a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) […]

U.S. Must Take Lead in Aiding Climate Migrants

By Eskinder Negash Special to The Seattle Times Two weeks after he took office, President Joe Biden signed an executive order directing the U.S. government to study the relationship between climate and immigration. Later in 2021, the White House produced a landmark report on climate change and migration — laying out how storms, wildfires, droughts and floods can force people […]