A surge in violent conflicts, the impact of the climate emergency and record levels of forced displacement will put 230 million people on the brink in 2023, says the UN. Emerging from crises will require going beyond just life-saving humanitarian interventions to
In recent weeks, Monsoon rains broke the century record and dumped more than five times the average of the past 30 years in some provinces. These floods have killed “more than 1,200 people, including about 400 children”, said UNICEF Representative Abdullah Fadil.
Despite some encouraging signals, the pace and scale of forced displacement around the world are still outweighing the measures implemented to resolve refugee crises, UNHCR said, noting that the number of uprooted people had increased by 8 percent compared to the previous
The Mediterranean is becoming more dangerous for migrants who try to cross it in small boats conceived by smugglers. According to the latest data from the UN refugee agency, 3,231 people died on this route last year, much more than a year
The number of people forced to flee conflict, violence, human rights violations and persecution has surpassed the historic goal of 100 million people, the UN Refugee Agency warned on May 23. The war in Ukraine and other conflicts helped raise the record
According to the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), 5,034,439 Ukrainians have left their country since the start of the Russian invasion on February 24. This is exactly 53,586 more than the count made yesterday Tuesday. “5 million people have now fled Ukraine. They
Nearly six weeks after the start of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, the UN Security Council (UNSC) met on Tuesday to take stock of the situation of the Ukraine and Russia war. President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky joined the meeting via videoconference. “I
The United Nations Rights Office said on Friday that it had confirmed 1,081 civilian deaths and 1,707 injuries in Ukraine since the start of the Russian attack on February 24, adding that the exact number is likely to be higher. The statement
UNICEF chief Catherine Russell, in a statement issued on Thursday, a month after Russia launched a full-scale invasion of Ukraine on 24 February 2022, said that the war has caused one of the fastest large-scale displacements of children since World War Two.
United Nations Secretary General António Guterres said on Tuesday that his discussions with officials indicate that there is “enough on the table” to cease hostilities and seriously negotiate peace between Russia and Ukraine. Speaking to media outside the office of Security Council