Migrants essential to recovery of global development post COVID-19, claims new report

 The report, Human Mobility, Shared Opportunities: A Review of the 2009 Human Development Report and the Way Ahead, looks back at the last decade and assesses how future policy responses could facilitate safe, orderly, and regular migration.
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COVID-19 inducing ‘widespread despair’ among refugees, says UNHCR

The consequences of the prolonged COVID-19 pandemic, deteriorating socio-economic conditions, protracted displacement and the critical shortfall in solutions to displacement are leading to widespread despair among refugees, warns UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency.

COVID-19 in Ghana: the story and the lessons so far

Notwithstanding all measures put in place, and considering the alarming rate of infection of the coronavirus, the inevitable eventually happened. On 12 March 2020, Ghana Health Service under the Ministry of Health confirmed the first two COVID-19 cases in the country. The cases have since been rising daily with the COVID-19 story yet to end. To this point, Ghana has recorded 46,222 cases of COVID-19 cases with 45,417 recoveries and 299 deaths.

Aid workers accused of sexual abuse in DR Congo

More than 50 women have accused Ebola aid workers from the World Health Organization and leading NGOs of sexual exploitation and abuse in the Democratic Republic of Congo, a new investigation reveals.

As pandemic deaths pass 1 million, COVID-19 survivors from 37 countries write to pharmaceuticals...

Survivors of COVID-19 from 37 countries are among almost 1,000 people who have signed an open letter to pharmaceutical industry leaders calling for a ‘people's vaccine’ and treatments that are available to all.

Refugee resettlement in Uganda: separating the wheat from the chaff

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Traditionally Uganda has been sympathetic to the plight of refugees residing within its borders. This hospitality is slowly waning out as the refugee situation in the country becomes more complicated in recent years.

The Middle East powerhouses & geopolitics of Somalia’s fault lines

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The Middle Eastern powerhouses are set to pull their Somali clients in opposite directions. If not handled properly, these factors risk further jeopardizing Somalia's state-building process.    

Ethiopia: More Than 1.8 Million Internally Displaced in 2020

There are now more than 1.8 million internally displaced persons (IDPs) in Ethiopia, a new report on internal displacement released by the International Organization for Migration (IOM) has revealed. 

Ending terrorism in Nigeria: is Operation Safe Corridor the right approach?

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In Nigeria, data shows that a large number of individuals, particularly in Northern Nigeria choose to join Boko Haram due to poverty, lack of education, unemployment, the willingness to learn more about Islam, and the knowledge that Nigeria tolerates impunity.

COVID-19 measures worsening health inequalities in slum communities, experts say

Efforts to stem the impact of COVID-19 in low to middle-income countries could be creating a health time bomb in their slum communities by deepening existing inequalities, according to an international team of health researchers led by the University of Warwick.

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