displacement

Record child displacement figures due to conflict and violence in 2019: UNICEF

A new UN report finds that some 19 million children were displaced within their own countries due to conflict and violence in 2019, more than in any other year, making them among the most vulnerable to the global spread of COVID-19. 

Vital Idlib aid deliveries resume after ‘heavy bombing’ - WFP 

Urgently-needed aid deliveries to embattled civilians in north-west Syria have started again after a day-long break in distributions caused by escalating hostilities, the World Food Programme (WFP) said on Friday. 

News in Brief 11 February 2020

  • Top scientists gather at UN to speed up coronavirus response  
  • Appeal for long-term help for Madagascar as child emergency worsens 
  • Eastern DRC displacement leaves thousands in dire conditions – UNHCR 
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News in Brief 7 October 2019

  • UN warns against civilian displacement in northeast Syria following US withdrawal
  • UN Mission in Libya condemns airstrike which injured children at riding club
  • Tolstoy lands in Geneva to mark a century of international cooperation
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Wednesday’s Daily Brief: ending rape in war, Khashoggi, forced displacement, North Korea and Mali

On Wednesday, these are the main stories: International Day for the Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict; the UN independent investigator for the killing of dissident Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi presents findings which show State responsibility; in 2018, world hit record number of war-displaced people; South Korea sends food aid to North; new attack in northern Mali.

Record displacement shows ‘we're almost unable to make peace’, warns UN refugee agency chief

A record 70.8 million people fled war, persecution and conflict in 2018, UN refugee agency chief Filippo Grandi said on Wednesday, appealing for greater international solidarity to counter the fact that “we have become almost unable to make peace”. 

300,000 flee flare-up of ethnic violence in north-eastern DR Congo

More than 300,000 people have been forced to flee resurgent inter-ethnic violence in north-east Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) just this month, the UN refugee agency, UNHCR, said on Tuesday.

News in Brief 22 December 2017 - Geneva (AM)

DRC violence fuels new displacement

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Thousands flee as Iraqi forces advance on ISIL-held Tal Afar – UN

The top United Nations humanitarian official in Iraq has warned against the consequences of displacement as thousands of civilians are expected to flee from Tal Afar and surrounding communities during the Iraqi military operation to retake these areas from the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL/Da'esh) terrorist group.

Over 600,000 displaced Syrians returned home so far this year – UN agency

More than 600,000 displaced Syrians returned home in the first seven months of 2017, the United Nations migration agency and partners have found.