Weak political commitment, inadequate resources and persistent discrimination against women and girls: these are just some reasons that many countries still don’t openly and comprehensively address sexual and reproductive health and rights. This is borne out by figures. Each year… Read More ›
The World Bank Group’s Pandemic Emergency Financing Facility (PEF) welcomes Australia as a donor to the PEF, joining Japan and Germany. Australia is contributing US$7.2 million to the PEF’s Cash Window, which was set up through an initial contribution from Germany. Australia… Read More ›
Disaster losses disproportionately affect poor people, according to the 2017 “Unbreakable” report. The Caribbean Hurricane season of 2017 was a tragic illustration of this. Not one, but two Category 5 hurricanes wreaked destruction on numerous small islands, causing severe damages… Read More ›
The UN Refugee Agency’s annual Global Trends study found 68.5 million people had been driven from their homes across the world at the end of 2017, more people than the population of Thailand. Refugees who have fled their countries to escape conflict… Read More ›
IOM, the UN Migration Agency praises Spain’s action bringing over six hundred migrants stranded on Mediterranean rescue ships to safety. “I’m glad Spain has stepped forward to defuse this crisis, but I fear a major tragedy if states start refusing… Read More ›
IOM, the UN Migration Agency says the military offensive on Yemen’s busy port city of Hodeidah, which began on Wednesday (13/08), is putting the lives of 600,000 people at risk, urged restraint and calls for respect of International Humanitarian Law.
IOM, the UN Migration Agency has welcomed the decision by Spain to offer a safe harbour to over six hundred migrants – including scores of children and seven pregnant women – who have been waiting aboard a rescue vessel since… Read More ›