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12 Sep 2018 description
The MRG report describes the distinct experiences of migrants, refugees and internally displaced belonging to minorities and indigenous peoples, and how their identities shape their journeys.
13 Feb 2018 description
IOM says 8,154 migrants and refugees entered Europe by sea in the first six weeks of 2018. This compares with 12,358 arrivals across the region through the same period last year.
10 Nov 2017 description
report Germanwatch
In 2016, Haiti was hit by the strongest hurricane in over 50 years and Fiji was struck by Cyclone Winston. Thus Haiti ranks first and Fiji third in the index of the most-affected countries in 2016.
13 Oct 2017 description
Research findings forecast a continued rise in homelessness among people in disaster prone countries unless significant progress is made in managing disaster risk
11 Sep 2017 description
While detailing human rights violations in 40 countries, Zeid Ra'ad al Hussein highlights the Rohingya situation in Myanmar, calling it "a textbook example of ethnic cleansing."
11 Jul 2017 description
The Family Planning Summit, convened in London on 11 July 2017, presents a critical opportunity to accelerate efforts to deliver family planning to women and girls globally— including those affected by humanitarian crises.
23 Dec 2016 description
EM-DAT preliminary data shows that during this year, 301 country-level natural disasters in 102 countries caused more than 7,000 deaths and US$97 billion of economic damages.
09 Dec 2016 description
In the run-up to Human Rights Day on 10 December, Zeid urges people to stand up for the rights of others by supporting the campaign launched by the UN Human Rights Office.
23 Aug 2016 description
As the number of migrant deaths worldwide continues to rise, IOM’s Missing Migrants Project has recorded 23 per cent more migrant deaths during the first half of 2016 compared with the same period in 2015.
13 Jun 2016 description
UN refugee agency study finds the number of people in need of resettlement far surpasses the opportunities for placement in a third country.
11 Jul 2014 description
The Atlas of Mortality and Economic Losses from Weather, Climate and Water Extremes describes the distribution and impacts of disasters and highlights measures to increase resilience.
20 Jun 2014 description
The massive increase was driven mainly by the war in Syria, while major displacements were seen in CAR and S. Sudan. UNHCR's annual report shows the immense costs of not ending wars and failing to resolve conflicts.
13 Feb 2014 description
Many people who are displaced, or become ‘trapped’, in the context of diverse humanitarian crises do not fit well within existing legal, policy and operational frameworks for the protection of refugees and IDPs.
20 Dec 2013 description
UNHCR warned that 2013 was on track for some of the highest levels of forced displacement ever. The biggest producer of new displacement was Syria.
27 May 2013 description
"Civilians bear the brunt of this crisis in which human rights violations have reached horrific dimensions. Confronted with the flagrant disregard of international law and human life on every side, I feel utter dismay," said Pillay.
15 Nov 2012 description
map Maplecroft
Maplecroft’s 5th annual Climate Change and Environmental Risk Atlas identifies Dhaka, Manila, Bangkok, Yangon, Jakarta, Ho Chi Minh City and Kolkata as the cities facing the most risk from the onset of climate change.
05 Nov 2012 description
Despite a four-day truce which was supposed to come into effect on Friday 26 October, fighting has continued to escalate in Damascus province, Aleppo, Idlib, Daara and Deir Ezzor in Syria manifested by a new wave of airstrikes by the Syrian forces and attacks by the rebels on strategic army...
29 Oct 2012 description
This week, renewed violence between Arakan Buddhists and Rohingya Muslims took place in Rahkin state in Myanmar, affecting an estimated 28,000 people. Sectarian violence between the two communities in June already left more than 75,000 people displaced. Despite a four-day truce that was supposed to...
15 Aug 2012 description
report Maplecroft
Some of Asia’s most important economies have the highest risk from the threat of natural hazards, due to the exposure of their cities and trading hubs to events such as flooding, earthquakes and tropical cyclones, according to the Natural Hazards Risk Atlas released by risk analysis company...
20 Jun 2011 description
World Refugee Day: UNHCR report finds 80 per cent of world's refugees in developing countries GENEVA, June 20 (UNHCR) – A UNHCR report released today reveals deep imbalance in international support for the world's forcibly displaced, with a full four-fifths of the world's refugees...