More than 360,000 internally displaced persons in Chad’s Lake province are facing a “double” crisis, exposed to security and environmental risks, the UN International Organization for Migration (IOM) has reported, highlighting the need to strengthen resilience of affected communities.
Risk of water-borne diseases is rising in Beirut, in the aftermath of the devastating explosion in early August, the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has warned, calling for urgent action to ensure families and responders have access to safe water and sanitation
In May 2019, eight Torres Strait Islanders from the far north low-lying archipelago lodged a complaint to the UN’s Human Rights Committee in Geneva recognising the threat climate change had upon their ability to live on their ancestral lands.
European Commission | Press Release | 21 August 2020 | Brussels
The organisers of the ECI call on the Union ‘to put public health before private profit [and] make anti-pandemic vaccines and treatments a global public good, freely accessible to everyone’.