Refugees Intl.
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16 Mar 2015 description

83% (Eighty-three percent) of all the lights in Syria have gone out since the start of the conflict there, a global coalition of humanitarian and human rights organisations has revealed ahead of the fourth anniversary on March 15.

Analysing satellite images, scientists based at Wuhan University in China, in co-operation with the #WithSyria coalition of 130 non-governmental organisations, have shown that the number of lights visible over Syria at night has fallen by 83% since March 2011.

12 Mar 2015 description

Authors: Michael Boyce and Mark Yarnell

OVERVIEW

26 Feb 2015 description

In November 2013, the strongest typhoon on record tore a path of destruction across the central Philippines, displacing four million people. In the disaster’s wake, the government adopted an ambitious plan to relocate 200,000 households away from at-risk coastal areas and resettle them out of harm’s way.

04 Feb 2015 description

Il est impossible de parler de la République Démocratique du Congo sans parler de violence sexuelle. La reconnaissance de la violence sexuelle liée au conflit à grande échelle en RDC a poussé la communauté internationale à mettre en place des moyens inédits afin de protéger les femmes de ces atrocités. Deux investissements majeurs ont notamment été réalisés par les États-Unis et les Nations Unies. D’une part la mise en place d’un financement programmatique iné-dit, et, d’autre part, la mise en place d’une stratégie de coordination novatrice.

04 Feb 2015 description

It is impossible to talk about the Democratic Republic of the Congo without talking about sexual violence. The widespread acknowledgement of gross levels of conflict-related sexual violence in the DRC spurred the international community to act in an unprecedented manner to protect women from these atrocities. In particular, there were two major investments by the United States and the United Nations, one with an unprecedented level of programmatic funding, the other with a novel coordination strategy.