News in Brief 28 February 2023
- Refugee agency appeals for $137 million to help displaced in Horn of Africa
- Mozambique targets 720,000 in cholera vaccination drive: WHO
- Patent filings hit record high in 2022: WIPO
7.7 million people displaced inside Ukraine, warns UN emergency relief chief
Collective bargaining in workplace is essential for global recovery: ILO
Cameroon women’s activist scoops award for land rights fight
Ukraine war: half of country’s children now displaced
WHO publishes first-ever country estimates of unintended pregnancy and abortion
UNCTAD calls for IMF, World Bank measures as global downturn bites
UN High Commissioner for Refugees, Filippo Grandi, has urged greater international support for the more than 13 million Syrians who’ve been displaced in the past 10 years.
An alarming number of human rights abuses have been carried out against civilians this year by armed groups in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo, the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) said on Friday.
The head of the UN migration agency, IOM, is strongly advocating for governments everywhere to respect the “fundamental right of healthcare” when it comes to ensuring vulnerable migrants and the displaced get equal access to COVID-19 vaccines.
Ethiopia’s Tigray region still at war, warns UN rights chief Michelle Bachelet
Guterres: Ending corruption vital to world’s recovery after COVID-19
Number of displaced worldwide passes 80 million: UN refugee agency
COVID-19 response could stutter to a halt, warn aid chiefs in appeal for $350 million
Displaced, stateless women and girls face must get essential help, says UNCHR
WHO launches safe Ramadan guidelines during COVID-19
Now COVID-19 disruption casts cloud over weather alerts
Migrants stranded by COVID-19 lockdown in Niger
Displaced people affected by coronavirus have rights too, says rights expert
If fighting around the rebel-held Syrian enclave of Idlib escalates, with 300,000 already forced to flee their homes, a humanitarian “catastrophe” could well ensue.
That’s according to World Food Programme (WFP) Spokesperson, Marwa Awad, who warns in an interview with UN News that depression and anger is now widespread across the region.
The majority of displaced are moving towards the northern border with Turkey, where humanitarian camps are stretched beyond capacity and “families are living on top of each other”.