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World Water Day 2019: Leaving no one behind

UNHCR’s report: one person displaced every two seconds

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.
Measuring inequality – beyond taps and toilets

The Stockholm Environment Institute are currently pilot-testing a new tool, the WASH Insecurity Scale. Improvements in water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) services is often seen in terms of households getting access to a tap or toilet. But inequality in who benefits from WASH can vary from household to household and even between individuals in the same household.

New project safeguards Rohingya refugees and prevent flooding

Over nine kilometres of abandoned canals are currently being dredged and renovated in Cox’s Bazar’s Ukhiya sub-district to prevent flooding and allow water runoff during heavy rains in the region.

What happens when you get your period in a refugee camp?

In August 2017, violence erupted in Rakhine State in Myanmar, targeting the Rohingya people, a stateless Muslim minority. More than half a million people fled to Bangladesh, triggering one of the fastest growing humanitarian crises in the world.

International forum on water scarcity

Under the patronage of Cabo Verde, in collaboration with Italy and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the Global Framework for Water Scarcity in Agriculture (WASAG) announces its 1st  International Forum on Water Scarcit …

When living under conflict, why do some people flee, while others stay?

A recent surge in violent conflict has led to historically high levels of forced displacement, with a global total of over 68 million refugees, internally displaced persons and asylum seekers.

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