Bangladesh is one of the most vulnerable countries to natural disasters and climate change, due to low-lying coastal regions and increasingly extreme weather conditions such as cyclones, floods and droughts.
As the Iraqi army and coalition forces get closer in the military operation to retake Mosul, the humanitarian fallout is bound to be catastrophic unless funding and resources are prioritised to help up to 1.2 million civilians, the NRC and the IRC said today.
For the nearly six million women and girls displaced in Africa, the violations are particularly acute.
@ NRC/Tuva Raanes Bogsnes
Displaced persons across Africa are too often the victims of discrimination and abuse. They are frequently denied the “inherent rights of internally displaced persons (IDPs)” that the convention strives to protect.
This document was prepared following the recent Nepal earthquake, reflecting on lessons learned in Pakistan, which may be of use to those involved in the early stages of response and recovery in Nepal.