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Disabled and displaced: helping Haiti’s most vulnerable people

Disabled people in Haiti who have been driven from one temporary shelter to another, as result of an earthquake, fire, and mounting gang violence, have finally been able to find a safe home, just ahead of the International Day of Persons with Disabilities, marked annually on 3 December.

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After suffering in a violent and abusive relationship, Layla went to the police, accompanied by a friend.
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After suffering in a violent and abusive relationship, Layla went to the police, accompanied by a friend.

Violence against women must stop; five stories of strength and survival

WomenConflicts, humanitarian crises and increasing climate-related disasters have led to higher levels of violence against women and girls (VAWG), which has only intensified during the COVID-19 pandemic, bringing into sharp focus the urgent need to stem the scourge.

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The Glasgow Climate Conference officially opened on 31 October, with some 50,000 delegates, NGOs and press registered.
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Photo Story: Beyond the negotiations, COP26 in pictures

The eyes of the world turned to Glasgow, Scotland, as the United Nations climate summit known as COP26 opened on 31 October, with UN diplomats and politicians seeking new commitments to curb greenhouse gas emissions and adapt to the impacts of a warming planet.

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Central American migrants at a migration station located between Mexico and Texas. (file)
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Global displacement rising despite lockdowns that kept billions grounded

Migrants and Refugees There was a dramatic increase in internal displacement due to disasters, conflict and violence in 2020, but global mobility overall, ground to a halt due to COVID-19 travel restrictions.  

A refugee woman getting her first shot of the Sinopharm COVID-19 vaccine.
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Landmark decision to negotiate new accord on pandemics ‘cause for hope’

Health Agreement by countries to launch a process to develop a new global accord on pandemic prevention and response is cause for hope, the head of the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Wednesday in Geneva.