Internally displaced person Current Affairs, GK & News
A report titled “Turning the tide on internal displacement: A development approach to solutions” was released recently by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). What are the key findings of the report? For the first time in history, more than 100 million people were forcibly displaced in 2022, majority of them within their own countries. ..
Category: Reports & Indexes Current Affairs
The World Refugee Day (WRD) is observed every year on 20th of June to celebrate the stories and contributions of refugees. The 2019 theme is “#Step with Refugees – Take a Step on World Refugee Day”. According to the latest annual study released by the office of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), 70.8 ..
Topics: Aftermath of war • Demography • Forced displacement • Forced migration • Human rights abuses • Internally displaced person • Persecution • Population • Refugee • Right of asylum • Social Issues • United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees
Antonio Vitorino elected as new Director General (DG) of International Organization for Migration (IOM)
Antonio Vitorino, a lawyer and politician from Portugal, has been elected Director General of International Organization for Migration (IOM). He will succeed William Lacy Swing on 1st October 2018. IOM is the UN Migration Agency and is the leading inter-governmental organization in the field of migration with over 10,000 staff serving in over 400 offices ..
Topics: António Vitorino • Demography • Environmental social science • Forced displacement • Forced migration • Human geography • Human migration • Internally displaced person • International Organization for Migration • Persecution • Population • William L. Swing
The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has been named as the recipient of the Harmony Foundation’s 2017 Mother Teresa Memorial Award for Social Justice as an acknowledgement of its exceptional work worldwide. The award will be presented to the UNHCR on December 10, 2017. The UNHCR provides humanitarian aid to innumerable people internally ..
Topics: Aftermath of war • Cultural globalization • Demography • Forced migration • Human rights abuses • Internally displaced person • Refugee • Right of asylum • Statelessness • UNHCR Representation in India • United Nations Development Group • United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees
In a record appeal, the UN has expressed need for $22.7 billion to cover humanitarian projects of relief which will cover 93 million people across 33 countries. The appeal has shown the state of humanitarian crisis prevalent in the world. The massive need has not been seen ever since World War II and has been ..