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Population Data Analysis – Regional Bureau for Southern Africa, August 2022

Overview As of the end of August 2022, Southern Africa hosts around 8.6 million persons of concern (PoCs) to UNHCR. This includes 1.1 million refugees and asylum-seekers and 6.9 million internally displaced persons (IDPs), as well as others of concern, refugee returnees and IDP returnees. The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) represents 77 per cent […]

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Staggering backsliding across women’s, children’s and adolescents’ health revealed in new UN analysis [EN/AR]

A new UN report shows that women’s and children’s health has suffered globally, as the impacts of conflict, the COVID-19 pandemic and climate change converge with devastating effects on prospects for children, young people and women. Data presented in the report show a critical regression across virtually every major measure of childhood wellbeing, and many […]

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World Food Day 2022: Call to leave no one behind comes at critical juncture for global food security [EN/AR/IT/RU/ZH]

Rome – World Food Day 2022 celebrations were held in Rome today under the rallying cry “leave no one behind,” amid a deteriorating global food security crisis and all-time high numbers of people at risk of experiencing serious levels of hunger in Asia and Africa. The annual event commemorates the founding in 1945 of the […]

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Global health: Women and children pay heaviest price for ‘gaping inequities’

A new UN report shows that women’s and children’s health has suffered globally, as the impacts of conflict, the COVID-19 pandemic and climate change converge, with devastating effects on prospects for children, young people and women. Data presented in the report show a clear and critical regression across virtually every major measure of childhood wellbeing, […]