Philippines critically short of evacuation shelters in typhoon-vulnerable areas

IOM's shelter survey – conducted on Samar Island, five months after it was devastated by Typhoon Haiyan – paints an alarming picture, with a new typhoon season fast approaching.


Thousands to need long-term support following catastrophic flooding in the Solomon Islands

IFRC will launch an emergency appeal, as it is clear that more support is urgently needed to help prevent the spread of waterborne disease and assist people to rebuild their damaged homes.

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Promoting inclusion of refugees and displaced persons with disabilties

A new report highlights the challenges facing about 6.7 million people with disabilities who are forcibly displaced around the world due to persecution, conflict and human rights violations.


More resources needed as children return to school in the north

More than 80 per cent of pupils have returned to school, but the insufficient numbers of teachers remains a major challenge. Many schools also need to be repaired or reconstructed.

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