Conflict and violence last year caused more than 40 million people to be internally displaced around the world. This record number underscores the importance of addressing growing global needs during the World Humanitarian Summit in Istanbul, Turkey later this month.
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USAID provides children with healing and learning spaces that offer a safe and stable environment to learn and play.
New numbers released by the Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre (IDMC) show a troubling increase in the number of internally displaced persons (IDPs) around the world. Today, 28.8 million people are displaced within their home countries due to conflict and violence—the highest number ever recorded by the IDMC. This is due in large part to the […]
Salah Naeem Hanna was forced to flee his home of 40 years because of the sectarian violence that gripped Baghdad in 2006. With his family of four, he moved back to his childhood hometown in the Nineveh Plains in northern Iraq.
Farmer-returnees empowered to develop livelihoods, support their families, and participate positively in their communities. Recently, I visited one of the agriculture programs supported by USAID in the northern region of Sri Lanka where the most intense fighting took place between the Sri Lankan security forces and the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE). More than […]
(Special Rapporteur Beyani is participating in a roundtable hosted by USAID Deputy Administrator Steinberg on March 22. USAID supports the work of the Special Rapporteur through the Brookings-London School of Economics (LSE) Project on Internal Displacement.) As a reader of this blog, I invite and challenge you to do more in a personal capacity to […]