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Host communities as front-liners to the displacement crisis in DRC
Host communities as front-liners to the displacement crisis in DRC

February 11, 2021

Host communities as front-liners to the displacement crisis in DRC

Communities living in the east of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) continue to suffer from an acute and complex humanitarian crisis. Due to the increased insecurity affecting the region these past several years, DRC has become the African country which hosts the most internally displaced persons (IDPs)- who now number over 5 million. The brunt of displacement is often left to host communities who are the de facto front-liners of this situation. Including them in the humanitarian response must be made a priority.

Building research tools to improve response and resilience to flooding in Syria
Building research tools to improve response and resilience to flooding in Syria

February 5, 2021

Building research tools to improve response and resilience to flooding in Syria

Displacement associated with disasters and the effects of climate change is one of today’s most serious humanitarian and development issue. In the first half of 2020 alone, disasters triggered 9.8 million new displacements, and most were linked to weather-related hazards such as storms, floods and droughts. In northwest Syria, extreme flooding events are devastating families already reeling from ten years of violence conflict, displacement, economic ruin, and the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic.