displaced people

Syria constitutional reform talks hold promise for new social contract

Constitutional reform talks between Syria’s Government and opposition leaders next week in Geneva, offer an opportunity to reconcile differences and establish a social contract with people across the country, who are desperate for progress after more than nine years of war, the Special Envoy told the Security Council on Wednesday. 

News in Brief 25 February 2020

- World must tackle 'relentless' displacement crisis: Guterres

- Geneva event for youth aims to give voice to 'We The Peoples' 

- UN rights chief on 'daunting' challenges to women's equality

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UN panel to rally global political will to tackle internal displacement crisis

Forty-one million people around the world are internally displaced – and hundreds of thousands more have been forced from their homes since the beginning of the year – an “unacceptable” situation for which solutions can be found, UN Secretary-General António Guterres told a delegation established to address this global challenge.

Vital food crops destroyed in Syria amid upsurge in fighting across Idlib, Hama

Thousands of acres of crops have been destroyed in Syria’s Idlib and north Hama provinces amid ongoing deadly violence, the World Food Programme (WFP) said on Tuesday, in a call to the warring parties to stop using food security to hold people “hostage”.

Dialogue continues on Global Compact for refugees

The international community needs to do much more to agree on practical solutions that will help the world’s 22.5 million refugees, the UN said on Tuesday.

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Wau could provide “model” for return home of South Sudan’s displaced people

The return of displaced people to their homes in Wau in north-western South Sudan could provide a “model” for other parts of the country, the head of the UN peacekeeping mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) has said.

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Disease, hunger forcing families to flee drought in Somalia

Disease, hunger and drought are forcing families in southern Somalia’s Bay region to leave their homes in search of help, the UN humanitarian agency, OCHA, has said.

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Armed conflict hampering aid delivery in two CAR provinces

Humanitarians care calling for unimpeded access to thousands of displaced people affected by deadly clashes between armed groups in two provinces in the Central African Republic (CAR).

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Stability and security top concerns for displaced in Wau, South Sudan

Ensuring that displaced people in Wau, South Sudan, can return to their homes is a shared goal of both the Government and the United Nations, the head of the UN mission in the country, UNMISS, said on Wednesday.

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Harsh winter increases humanitarian needs in Eastern Ukraine

The humanitarian needs of displaced people in Eastern Ukraine are increasing this winter, contrary to the expectations of the UN’s Refugee agency (UNHCR) in the region.

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