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6월, 2020의 게시물 표시

UNHCR Releases Its Annual Global Trends Report: 1% of Humanity Displaced

UNHCR released its annual Global Report two days ahead of World Refugee Day (June 20). According to the report, the total number of forcibly displaced people worldwide was 79.5 million at the end of 2019, or 1% of the world’s population. It represents an increase of 8.7 million in just one year. Of the total, 80% are in regions suffering from food crisis and malnutrition, and many also face the dangers of climate crisis. Below UNHCR article are highlights from the report.   1 per cent of humanity displaced: UNHCR Global Trends report Malian refugees gather at an aid distribution point in Goudoubo camp, Burkina Faso, 3 February 2020. © UNHCR/Sylvain Cherkaoui UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, is today appealing to countries worldwide to do far more to find homes for millions of refugees and others displaced by conflict, persecution or events seriously disturbing public order. This is as a report released today showed that forced displacement is now affecting more than one per cent of h

[Opinion] It is critical to design our Covid-19 recovery for green challenges - Ban Ki-moon

  Our relationship with nature will ultimately decide our fate   Climate change effects on the island nation of Kiribati Heading the UN gave me a new perspective on the world. In a short time, I saw glaciers melting in Antarctica, devastating floods in Thailand and Pakistan, the 2011 tsunami in Japan and Hurricane Sandy in America. In September 2011, I met a young boy in the South Pacific island of Kiribati who could not sleep because he was worried that the rising sea would destroy his home. I learnt that the biggest challenges humanity faces are interlinked. I saw that surviving and emerging from a crisis depends upon our ability to work together, beyond borders and national interests. And I understood that our relationship with nature will ultimately decide our fate. If we fail to keep the equilibrium, the most vulnerable will suffer first and most. These lessons have become front of mind again as Covid-19 spread quickly around a world that is more connected than ever, yet

COVID-19 Is Pushing Girls to Marry Early and Drop Out of School: Reports (Global Citizen)

Some girls are prioritizing marriage and children over education. Girls in developing countries are so afraid of dying from COVID-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus, that they are considering marrying and having children sooner, according to new reports. CAMFED, an organization that focuses on the education of girls in sub-Saharan Africa, says because the pandemic has worsened poverty and food insecurity — and with most schools closed — some girls are prioritizing marriage and children over education.   According to CAMFED association member Rose Alexander, who works to prevent and annul child marriages in Malawi, some people are saying, “Schools won’t reopen, so just marry.”   In response to such sentiments, CAMFED members like Alexander have been reaching out to girls and describing the risks of child marriage and early pregnancy, while supporting girls in their studies. Seventy-eight percent of respondents to a survey sponsored by the Center for Global Development,