Six months after the Russian invasion, Ukraine is the scene of the largest humanitarian crisis in Europe since the Second World War. Almost a third of those displaced by the conflict come from the region around the country’s second largest city of Kharkiv, in the east. Helping those in need is dangerous work.
With 24.2 million Africans forced from their homes in 2017 ̶ 4.6 million more than the previous year ̶ the UN is hosting a three-day event at UN headquarters, focusing on finding durable solutions to the problem, which is a growing burden on the continent’s economy, environment and communities which host those displaced.
The dignity and hopes of Syrian women and girls are disintegrating after six years of brutal civil war, along with the whole fabric of family life.
That’s according to Henia Dakkak, technical adviser with the UN Population Fund (UNFPA) who has worked with refugees and internally-displaced Syrian women across the Middle East.
Residents of camps for the internally displaced in the Sudanese region of Darfur have been voicing their concerns to the top UN official there.
Joint Special Representative for the UN Hybrid Mission in Darfur, Martin Uhomoibhi, toured several camps in the region where rebels have been fighting Sudanese government troops for thirteen years.
The terrorist organisation, ISIL, has the money and military capabilities to “prolong its reign of terror” in Iraq.
That warning, from the top UN official in Iraq during a briefing to the Security Council on the current situation in the country.
ISIL controls large portions of territory in the northern and western parts of the country.
Although Iraqi security forces have reclaimed some of those areas, millions of Iraqis remain internally displaced, while many others have fled the country.