Internal displacement

UN launches global plan to strengthen protection of internally displaced persons

With multiple crises forcing millions of people away from their homes, United Nations agencies, Governments and partners have launched a set of measures to strengthen protection of internally displaced persons as well as find solutions to address their problems.

End ‘daily tragedy’ for millions, tackle root cause of internal displacement, urges UN migration chief

More than 40 million people are displaced by conflict and another 25 million annually by disaster ­­– within the borders of their own countries – with children, on average, making up over half those numbers, the United Nations migration agency said Tuesday.

In Cameroon, UN deputy aid chief urges assistance as insecurity deepens in Lake Chad basin

Amid growing insecurity in Lake Chad, a senior United Nations relief official on Monday said the international community and the Government of Cameroon must step up support for humanitarian action in the country, which is most affected by regionwide violence sparked by Boko Haram.