WorldRiskReport 2020 – Focus: Forced Displacement and Migration

WorldRiskReport 2020: Covid-19 pandemic increases risks for refugees Berlin, September 15, 2020 – Insufficient hygiene standards and infection protection measures in overcrowded camps, border closures and the impairment of aid measures and structures of self-subsistence: The Covid-19 pandemic is aggravating the already precarious circumstances in which many of the almost 80 million refugees and displaced persons worldwide live. Migrant workers are also highly affected by the consequences of the pandemic. In case of an extreme natural event, they are particularly vulnerable and there is a high risk, that such an…

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Tracking progress on food and agriculture-related SDG indicators 2020

FAO report on food and agriculture indicators underscores lack of progress in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals FAO is rolling out innovative data tools to help countries track progress as COVID-19 pandemic poses new monitoring challenges 15 September 2020, Rome/Geneva – The world was already off track to meet the Sustainable Development Goals by 2030 and the COVID-19 pandemic has made it even harder both to achieve the Goals and to monitor progress where it is being made, according to a new report released today by the Food and Agriculture…

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COVID-19 impacts driving up acute hunger in countries already in food crisis

Pandemic aggravates pre-existing drivers of acute food insecurity – Democratic Republic of the Congo is now world’s largest food crisis. FAO and partners call for urgent and decisive action. 15 September 2020, New York – The Global Network Against Food Crises (GNAFC) today held a high-level event to present a review of the most recent global data available on how the knock-on effects of the COVID-19 pandemic are driving up acute hunger in vulnerable countries that were already wracked by food crises even before the novel coronavirus arrived on the…

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Man Who Inspired the Film ‘Hotel Rwanda’ Charged with Terrorism

A Rwandan court is charging the man who inspired the film “Hotel Rwanda” with terrorism, complicity in murder and forming an armed rebel group. Prosecutors accuse Paul Rusesabagina of orchestrating crimes against unarmed, innocent Rwandan civilians in 2018. Rusesabagina refused to plead to all 13 charges on Monday, including being linked to murders, claiming some of the charges are baseless. Rusesabagina, who has been detained since late last month, is asking to be released because of poor health. The court will hear his request for bail on Thursday. The film…

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WFP Southern Africa COVID-19 Response, Situation Report 15 September 2020

Situation Overview While there are indications of a decline in the rate of COVID-19 infections in parts of Southern Africa, it is too early to conclude that the positive trajectory will continue. It is however increasingly evident that the effects on economies and livelihoods are severe and far-reaching. Favourable maize harvests in several countries (Malawi, Mozambique and South Africa) are bringing some relief, especially in rural areas, but food insecurity remains high and it is set to deteriorate further. Recent analysis by the Southern African Development Community (SADC) indicates that…

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UNHCR Urges Investigations After 10 Refugees Killed in Uganda Water Conflict

KAMPALA, UGANDA – The United Nations refugee agency (UNHCR) and Ugandan authorities are working to restore peace after clashes between locals and refugees in northern Uganda last week left about at least 10 refugees dead. The violence followed an argument between South Sudanese refugees and the host community at a shared water point. Rights activists say the fighting underscores scarce resources in Uganda, which hosts Africa’s largest population of refugees. The U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees in Uganda is calling for calm and an investigation into the violence that left…

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Gates Foundation’s Annual Goalkeepers Report Shows COVID-19 Has Stalled 20 Years of Progress, Calls for Global Response to End the Pandemic

Report shows how economic damage has reinforced inequities and derailed achievement of the UN Sustainable Development Goals; spotlights countries innovating to meet challenges SEATTLE, Sept. 15, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation today launched its fourth annual Goalkeepers Report, featuring new data showing how the ripple effects of COVID-19 have stopped 20 […]

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Le rapport annuel des gardiens de but de la Fondation Gates montre que COVID-19 a bloqué 20 ans de progrès et appelle à une réponse mondiale pour mettre fin à la pandémie

Le rapport montre comment les dommages économiques ont renforcé les inégalités et fait dérailler la réalisation des objectifs de développement durable des Nations unies ; il met en lumière les pays qui innovent pour relever les défis SEATTLE, le 15 septembre 2020 /PRNewswire/ — La Fondation Bill & Melinda Gates a lancé aujourd’hui son quatrième rapport […]

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