Blog Posts by Camilla Olson

July 23, 2008 Camilla Olson
Displaced people in northern Uganda are slowly starting the process of returning home after two decades of conflict between government forces and the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA), which forced over 1.5 million people to flee their homes. In June, I traveled with my colleague Melanie Teff to the Gulu, Kitgum, Pader, and Adjumani districts in northern Uganda to meet with displaced people and find out from them what the return situation is like.
May 27, 2008 Camilla Olson Myanmar

It’s been a year since I went on mission to Malaysia and sadly the situation for refugees in the country has not gotten any better.

April 24, 2008 Camilla Olson
Kirolirwe is a village situated in the mountains a few hours north of Goma, in the eastern part of the Democratic Republic of Congo. It is a beautiful place, reminiscent of the Swiss Alps, with houses clinging to cliffs and cows balancing precariously on the steep hills. It is also currently home to several thousand internally displaced people who have sought refuge in an area controlled by the renegade forces of Laurent Nkunda.
March 05, 2008 Camilla Olson South Sudan, Sudan
In honor of International Women's Day on March 8th, Refugees International is taking this week on our blog to focus on the stories of refugee women from around the world.
February 01, 2008 Camilla Olson Kenya
Graphic images and video footage from the ongoing violence in Kenya have given those of us not living close to the conflict a real glimpse into what the situation is like on the ground. This recent video clip shows the desperate situation that many displaced Kenyans now find themselves in. Having once lived in ethnically diverse communities in the western Rift Valley region, they now worry that they will never be able to return home, for fear of retaliation from their former neighbors.