World Water Day 2019: Leaving no one behind
UNHCR’s report: one person displaced every two seconds
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.