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Global Europe 18-06-2020

1% of the world’s population is now forcibly displaced, UN report says

79.5 million people have had to leave their homes as a result of persecution, violence and human rights abuses, among which 4 in 10 are children, according to the annual global trends report of the UN refugee agency, published today (18 June).
Development Policy 12-09-2017

World Bank: More than reconstruction, post-conflict Syria will need development aid

The economic disorganisation of Syrian society, lost connectivity and destruction of business networks has an impact on GDP 20 times bigger than the destruction of buildings, World Bank officials have told EURACTIV.com.
Development Policy 01-06-2016

Kenya to close world’s largest refugee camp ‘by November’

Kenya is to send Somali refugees in the world's largest camp back to their war-torn country or third nations by November, the interior minister said yesterday (31 May).
Armenia 23-07-2015

Cool heads needed in Nagorno-Karabakh’s long hot summer

Summer is a dangerous time in the disputed territory of Nagorno-Karabakh. Armenian and Azeri forces must keep their cool to avoid escalating the 27 year-old conflict, writes Tim Stott. 

Supporting safe passage: Europe can and must do more

As the global number of displaced people reaches its highest level since WW II, developed countries must assume their responsibilities and deal with the causes of mass migration, writes Michael Adamson. 
Development Policy 23-02-2015

World Food Programme chief appeals for ‘more flexible’ aid

Ertharin Cousin, Executive Director of the World Food Programme (WFP), made an appeal today (23 February) for more funds to fight hunger in crisis areas, but also for more flexibility on how to use the funding.
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Response to Humanitarian Crisis in Ukraine
Europe's East 29-01-2015

Response to Humanitarian Crisis in Ukraine

Since the beginning of the conflict in Eastern Ukraine, some 600,000 people have fled to neighbouring countries. There are currently almost 1,000,000 internally displaced people across Ukraine and 5.2 million are living in the conflict area. The needs of these people are immense. This infographic shows how Caritas has responded to the crisis and helped over 41,000 of the poorest victims.
Arif Husain, chief economist at the UN World Food Programme.
Development Policy 07-04-2014

The CAR: it doesn’t get much worse than this

The Central African Republic (CAR) – torn apart since December by widespread conflict and killings of civilians by armed groups – is unravelling. The consequences are already catastrophic for many people. Almost the entire population is in desperate need of food, writes Arif Husain.

Former Yugoslavia seeks to settle refugee issues

The foreign ministers of Serbia, Montenegro, Croatia and Bosnia signed a joint declaration in Belgrade yesterday (7 November), with the aim of finding a solution for the remaining refugees and displaced people in the region. BETA, EURACTIV's partner agency in Serbia, reports.
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