Chris Herlinger is a contributing writer to Global Sisters Report and also writes on humanitarian and international issues for NCR. He has reported from South Sudan and Darfur, Sudan, as well as numerous other locales, including Haiti, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Israel and the Occupied Territories, Kenya and Ethiopia and Liberia. He is the co-author, with Paul Jeffrey, of books on Haiti and Darfur, published by Seabury, and a third, on global hunger, published in 2015.
As the United Nations marks World Refugee Day today, the world body is grappling with crafting two new frameworks for its members in responding to the record numbers of refugees and migrants across the globe.
Over the next several weeks, Global Sisters Report brings a sharper focus to the plight of refugees through a special series, Seeking Refuge, which follows the their journeys in an anguished world that is on the move.
Global Sisters Report speaks to a number of Catholic sisters with experience at the United Nations about the values women would bring to the formation of foreign policy and what a foreign policy developed by women might look like.
Cap-Haïtien, Haiti — "We are all seeing how natural disasters are increasing in intensity as well as the devastating effects on people in their paths. Communities in Haiti, especially farmers, are trying their best to adjust accordingly, but more is needed."