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Famine risk spikes amid conflict, COVID-19 and funding gaps: WFP

Famine risk spikes amid conflict, COVID-19 and funding gaps: WFP In an appeal for $5 billion “to avoid famine” and support the “biggest operation in its history”, WFP spokesperson Phiri Tomson said that millions of refugees faced “uncertainty and hun...

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What does it mean for refugees to ‘go back home’?

What does it mean for refugees to ‘go back home’? More than two thirds of all refugees worldwide come from five countries, and if sent back, could face a continued threat of insecurity, persecution and economic hardship. Earlier this year, the Dani...

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Reimagining education for refugees post-pandemic

Reimagining education for refugees post-pandemic The COVID-19 pandemic has led directly to prolonged and unpredictable school programming with the closure of schools, universities, technical and vocational training institutes. Pre-existing operational and logi...

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UN: Forced Displacement from Conflicts Soaring Despite Pandemic

UN: Forced Displacement from Conflicts Soaring Despite Pandemic GENEVA – The U.N. refugee agency, which just released its 2020 Global Trends report, said the number of people forcibly displaced last year by wars, violence, persecution and human rights vi...

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How to build resilient landscapes and livelihoods in refugee settings

How to build resilient landscapes and livelihoods in refugee settings Sub-Saharan Africa currently hosts 6.3 million refugees, a number which has grown from 2.2 million in a decade, according to the U.N. Refugee Agency (UNHCR). Massive refugee and host populat...

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Together with refugees, we build a safer and more vibrant world

Together with refugees, we build a safer and more vibrant world 20 June is World Refugee Day and this year’s theme is about the power of inclusion – “Together we heal, learn and shine”. Every two seconds, someone is forced to abandon their homes, fleei...

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Climate Change is Killing the Pacific Island Nation of Kiribati

Climate Change is Killing the Pacific Island Nation of Kiribati The global displacement crisis has reached the most critical level since World War II. The refugee system designed to protect individuals who are forced to leave their homes has failed. As a resul...

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U.N. says millions driven from homes in 2020 despite COVID crisis

U.N. says millions driven from homes in 2020 despite COVID crisis GENEVA (AP) — War, violence, persecution, human rights violations and other factors caused nearly 3 million people to flee their homes last year, even though the COVID-19 crisis restricted mov...

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Sumitomo shareholders reject climate change resolution

Sumitomo shareholders reject climate change resolution TOKYO, June 18 (Reuters) – Sumitomo Corp (8053.T) shareholders on Friday rejected a proposal requiring the trading house to align its business with global climate change targets in a victory for the ...

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100 Climate Actions from Cities in Asia and the Pacific

100 Climate Actions from Cities in Asia and the Pacific Cities in developing countries in Asia and the Pacific are growing at an unprecedented speed. The region’s population is expected to increase from 1.84 billion in 2017 to 3 billion by 2050, with a proje...

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BOJ to launch new scheme for fighting climate change, keeps policy steady

BOJ to launch new scheme for fighting climate change, keeps policy steady TOKYO, June 18 (Reuters) – The Bank of Japan surprised markets on Friday by unveiling a plan to boost funding for fighting climate change, joining a growing number of central banks...

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Asia needs bold action on climate change

Asia needs bold action on climate change As the Asia-Pacific region confronts and recovers from the Covid-19 pandemic, we must continue our pursuit of sustainable development and take action on global climate change, the existential challenge of our time. Our ...

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Climate change is remaking South Asia’s monsoon

Climate change is remaking South Asia’s monsoon A bad season can cut economic growth by a third Since arriving two days late at its usual landing point at Thiruvananthapuram in Kerala near India’s southern tip, South Asia’s annual summer monsoon has made...

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Extreme drought, worsened by global climate change rages through Ethiopia

Extreme drought, worsened by global climate change rages through Ethiopia Ethiopia is experiencing its worst hunger crisis in 20 years and severe drought and the impacts of global climate change are intensifying the situation every day. On World Desertificatio...

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Investing in climate resilient water and sanitation in Africa cannot wait

Investing in climate resilient water and sanitation in Africa cannot wait Joint call to action by Henrietta Fore, UNICEF Executive Director, and Jakaya Kikwete, former President of the United Republic of Tanzania and Chair of the Global Water Partnership South...

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Climate Change in Southern Africa – June 2021

Climate Change in Southern Africa – June 2021 A position paper for WFP Regional Bureau in southern Africa for climate action in the region. Climate extremes are a major impediment to resilience of food systems in Southern Africa, where livelihoods and ec...

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How a Great Green Wall could help Africa combat climate change

How a Great Green Wall could help Africa combat climate change The Great Green Wall initiative is a reforestation project that aims to transform the lives of millions living on the frontline of the climate crisis. The goals of this African-led project are to r...

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The climate crisis, migration, and refugees

The climate crisis, migration, and refugees On March 14, 2019, Tropical Cyclone Idai struck the southeast coast of Mozambique. The U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees reported that 1.85 million people needed assistance. 146,000 people were internally displaced...

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Yle fact-checks statements by politicians on immigration, climate change

Yle fact-checks statements by politicians on immigration, climate change Members of the public asked Yle to check statements made by political leaders in the run up to June’s local elections. Yle has received dozens of requests from members of the public...

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Despite Worsening Climate Change, Clean Energy Technology is Emerging

Despite Worsening Climate Change, Clean Energy Technology is Emerging The comprehensive discussion at the forthcoming Conference of the Parties (COP26) in November will probably focus on how the world has deviated from the track to fulfill the Paris Agreement...

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