World Water Day 2019: Leaving no one behind
Syrian refugees are building an irrigation channel
First five solar-powered safe water systems – put in operation by UNHCR – are now delivering at their full capacity. These new systems improve the daily supply of safe, clean drinking water to Rohingya refugees living in crowded sites in southeast Bangladesh.
Drought and water scarcity – interconnected phenomena that often aggravate each other’s effects – can trigger major setbacks for the most disadvantaged populations: from famine to migration and displacement.
Throughout human history, migration has been a courageous expression of the individual’s will to overcome adversity and to live a better life.
As part of an ILO project in Lebanon’s Beqaa Valley, Syrian refugees – women and men – and host communities work alongside each other building an 25 kilometer long irrigation channel.
In the Dry Corridor, a region that spans the length of Central America, from southern Mexico all the way down to Panama, corn means life to the farmers. But as the other staple in this region, it depends heavily on rain, and in the past few years it just hasn’t rained enough.
Globally, 30 million children lived outside their country of origin in 2017. About 12 million children were refugees and asylum seekers.
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.
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.
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.
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 …
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.
The FAO, the International Fund for Agricultural Development, IOM and the WFP launched a technical report on the links between migration, agriculture, food security and rural development.