Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques Congratulates President of Federal Republic of Germany on Unity Day    Saudi Arabia to Host 25th World Petroleum Congress in 2026    Tadawul All Share Index Decreases by 0.79%, Equity Market Capitalization Reaches SAR 10,832.85 Billion at End of 1st Nine Months 2022    Asian Shares Mostly Lower    Weather Forecast for Monday    KSrelief Concludes the 11th, 12th Volunteer Program in Zaatari Camp for Syrian Refugees in Jordan    Saudi Arabia, UK explore increased trade, investment opportunities Keaveny arrives in Riyadh in first visit as Lord Mayor of London    King Salman receives written message from Azerbaijan president    Prince Abdulaziz Al-Faisal to Head Saudi Delegation to Olympic Council of Asia Meetings in Cambodia    Recycling by 2035 will contribute to an annual income of SR120 billion    18 new benefit added to health insurance policy    Dr. Khalid Al-Sabti, a techy savvy leader, taking ETEC to new heights KAUST workshop on 'Basics of AI' begins at ETEC    Global philosophers to discuss science and philosophy in 2nd Riyadh Conference in December    King, Crown Prince congratulate Guinea president on Independence Day    Jail, fine for citizens involved in forging official documents of a Saudi embassy    Al-Manea: Selling gold in installments is not permissible    Saudi Stock Exchange Main Index Ends Trading Higher at 11,487 Points    MAWANI, Tabadul Sign MoU to Develop New Saudi Ports Management Systems    Saudi Arabia to Host 14th General Assembly Meeting of ARABOSAI    174 dead in Indonesian football stadium crush    Brazil polarized as Bolsonaro seeks re-election and Lula aims for comeback    Vehicle Overturn Kills 26, Injures 10 in India    At Least 127 People Killed, 180 Injured at Football Match in Indonesia    King Charles will not attend COP27, says Palace    Morocco's King congratulates Mohammed bin Salman on becoming Saudi PM    UN chief condemns any attempt to seize power by the force of arms    Saudi Arabia gets four memberships in IOC commissions    Al-Khuwaitm turns in golden display in Girls Gymnastics Championship in Riyadh    15 cups of Saudi coffee in a day are enough!    Riyadh hosts first Saudi Games on Oct. 27    19 women, 2 men qualify as Kingdom's first yogasana referees    Movies return to Kashmir with Hrithik Roshan-starrer    Body of famed US climber found on Mt Manaslu in Himalayas    Yoga introduced to Saudi universities    Islamic Minister Al-Sheikh: Juristic judgment catalyst to salvage Islamic Ummah    Culinary Arts Commission Registers 13 Foods on Slow Food List of Endangered Food    72% of Children Globally have been Victims of Cyber Threats    Saudi National Football Team Continues Preparations for Friendly Match against Ecuador    Saudi Futsal Team Beats San Marino, Wins Silver in Croatian International Championship    During 2nd Global AI Summit.. AI-powered Early Breast Cancer Detection Program Launched    Triple talaq: India Muslim women in limbo after instant divorce ruling    Film Commission Reviews Film Industry Prospects in Saudi Arabia at Venice International Film Festival    Saudi national volleyball team loses to Kyrgyzstan in Asian Challenge Cup final    Saudi national volleyball team beats Uzbekistan, qualifies for the final of the Asian Challenge Cup    Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques Delivers Speech to Pilgrims, Citizens, Residents and Muslims around the World    Sheikh Al-Issa in Arafah's Sermon: Allaah Blessed You by Making It Easy for You to Carry out This Obligation. Thus, Ensure Following the Guidance of Your Prophet    Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques addresses citizens and all Muslims on the occasion of the Holy month of Ramadan    Pilgrims Perform Dhuhr and Asr Prayers at Arafat Holy Site    







Thank you for reporting!
This image will be automatically disabled when it gets reported by several people.



Violence, insecurity and climate change drive 84 million people from their homes
Published in The Saudi Gazette on 11 - 11 - 2021

As more people flee violence, insecurity and the effects of climate change, the number forcibly displaced now exceeds 84 million globally, according to new data released on Thursday by the UN refugee agency, UNHCR.
UNHCR's Mid-Year Trends report, covering the first six months of this year, revealed a surge from 82.4 million since December — largely due to internal displacement — with more people fleeing multiple active conflicts around the world, especially in Africa.
It also noted that COVID-19 border restrictions continue to limit asylum access in many locations.
"The international community is failing to prevent violence, persecution and human rights violations, which continue to drive people from their homes," said UN High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi.
Breaking down figures
Flaring conflict and violence around the world during the first half of this year forced nearly 51 million people to flee within their own countries, with most new displacements occurring in Africa.
The Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) witnessed 1.3 million displacements and Ethiopia, 1.2 million, the report detailed. Meanwhile violence in Myanmar and Afghanistan also saw an increase in the number driven to leave home.
At the same time, the number of refugees also continued to increase during the first half of the year, reaching nearly 21 million.
UNHCR observed that most new refugees came from just five countries: Central African Republic, 71,800; South Sudan, 61,700; Syria, 38,800; Afghanistan, 25,200; and Nigeria, 20,300.
"The international community must redouble its efforts to make peace, and at the same time must ensure resources are available to displaced communities and their hosts", warned the High Commissioner.
Toxic blend
A lethal mix of conflict, COVID-19, poverty, food insecurity and the climate emergency has compounded the humanitarian plight of the displaced, most of whom are being hosted in developing regions.
"The effects of climate change are exacerbating existing vulnerabilities in many areas hosting the forcibly displaced," said the High Commissioner.
And solutions for forcibly displaced populations remain in short supply. During the first half of the year, less than one million internally displaced people and 126,700 refugees were able to return home.
"It is the communities and countries with the fewest resources that continue to shoulder the greatest burden in protecting and caring for the forcibly displaced, and they must be better supported by the rest of the international community," said Grandi. — UN News


Clic here to read the story from its source.