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09. – HUMAN SETTLEMENTS

UN / DISASTER DISPLACEMENT

The number of displaced people is now four times greater in absolute terms than it was in 1970, according to the latest report by the  Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre. The latest data also shows that those displaced by natural disasters are three times more than those displaced by conflict. 81 percent of the world’s displaced [...]

17 Sep 2014 | Read More »

UN / URBANIZATION

With 6.3 billion people expected to live in urban areas by 2050, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon stressed the importance of “harnessing the power of urbanization for sustainable development” as a way to reaching the Millennium Development Goals; shaping an ambitious long term vision for development and adopting a meaningful new global climate agreement. UNIFEED – UNTV

27 May 2014 | Read More »

JORDAN / SYRIAN REFUGEES HOUSING CRISIS

Almost four in five Syrian refugees in Jordan live outside the formal camps, but only get a fraction of the international attention given to Za’atari camp in northern Jordan.  UNHCR

22 Mar 2014 | Read More »

OHCHR / PALESTINE RICHARD FALK

United Nations Special Rapporteur on the human rights situation in the Palestinian territories Richard Falk, who is ending his six-year assignment,  expressed mixed reactions to the progress of the conflict in the region. OHCHR

20 Mar 2014 | Read More »

UN / SUSTAINABLE CITIES

UN officials said that cities must boost efforts to become more resilient to natural disasters as well as provide their citizens with methods of alternative transportation to thrive. UNTV

4 Oct 2013 | Read More »

JORDAN / ZAATARI CAMP FOOD AID

Just over one year and Zaatari Camp has become one of the largest refugee camps in the world, with more than 110,000 Syrian refugees. WFP is currently assisting up to half a million Syrian refugees inJordan. WFP

17 Sep 2013 | Read More »

LEBANON / SYRIANS UNDERGROUND GARAGES

Over 1,300 Syrian refugees are living in a derelict underground garage. Each family gets a small space which UNHCR partners MEDRAR and The Community Development Project are working hard to make  more liveable. UNHCR

13 Sep 2013 | Read More »

UN / BAN

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said he was "alarmed" by the widespread outbreak of violent protests and excessive use of force in Egypt. On the latest talks between Israel and the Palestinians he said "the negotiators and leaders will have to make tougher decisions and even more difficult choices. This is not a zero-sum game." (UNTV)

19 Aug 2013 | Read More »

UN / CHILDREN IN ARMED

Leila Zerrougui, the Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Children and Armed Conflict emphasized today that children in Syriahave lost their hope, and "they are full of anger" adding that if the conflict continues "we will face a generation of illiterate". UNTV

22 Jul 2013 | Read More »

NIGERIA / BIRTH REGISTRATION

Fewer than 42 percent of Nigeria's children under the age of 5 have been registered, but a programme linking registration with health services is helping raise registration levels. UNICEF

16 Jul 2013 | Read More »

 

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