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Soap, sleep essential to migrant kids’ safety, according to panel of judges

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Secretary-General calls on donors to boost emergency response fund pledges as number of conflicts, extreme weather events rises

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Following are UN Secretary‑General António Guterres remarks at the high‑level pledging ..

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Up to 17.8 million people internally displaced because of conflict, disasters in Africa

Although forced displacement is a global phenomenon, it is more pronounced in Africa. Africa hosts o..

Although forced displacement is a global phenomenon, it is more pronounced in Africa. Africa hosts over one-third of the global forced displacement population. As at 31 December 2018, the continent hosted some 17.8 million internally displaced persons. In response, across the continent, various stakeholders – including governments, civil society organisations and regional bodies – are stepping up their efforts to address the structural factors that trigger forced displacement. This explains, in part, why the Africa Union declared 2019 as The Year of Refugees, Returnees and Internally Displaced Persons: Towards Durable Solutions to Forced Displacement. (more…)

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IFRC puts climate change at centre of new 10-year strategy

Geneva, 5 December 2019 – Climate related shocks and hazards are amongst the major humanitarian emer..

Geneva, 5 December 2019 – Climate related shocks and hazards are amongst the major humanitarian emergencies confronting humanity today, according to a new decade-long strategy adopted by the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) today in Geneva. (more…)

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