Every day,  more than 44, 000 people are forced to flee their homes because of conflict and persecution. [[tweetable]]Forced displacement increases the risks of gender-based violence (GBV),…

Diana J. Arango, Elizabeth Dartnall |

Photo: O. Hebga/ World Bank On a visit last year to the East region of Cameroon, a traditional leader we met in the municipality of Garoua-Boulai impressed us with their efforts to help refugees…

Catherine Defontaine, Abel BOVE, Benjamin Burckhart |

Braamfontein Railway Yards, Johannesburg © demerzel21 Across the world, the movement of people is an increasingly urban phenomenon. As such, researchers are beginning to recognize that the…

Helidah Refiloe Ogude, Aditya Sarkar |

When refugees arrive, everything changes for the hosting community. Suddenly, there are large numbers of people who need to use your hospital, your school, and collect water from the same source.…

Jo de Berry |

UN troops patrol the airport grounds in Goma, Democratic Republic of the Congo. They are followed closely by children who were able to sneak into the airport without much trouble. © Vincent…

Paul M. Bisca |

© UN Photo/ JC McIlwaine This week, I attended the 73rd session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA). This annual gathering provides an opportunity for the international community to…

Franck Bousquet |

Somali refugee women gather at Dadaab's Women's Centre, Kenya. They receive training and social support here, through a gender-based violence prevention programme implemented by the…

Varalakshmi Vemuru |

Humanitarian organizations have very tough choices to make when it comes to deciding who receives assistance. In principle, humanitarian assistance should be for everyone, but with all the crises…

Paolo Verme |

Also available in: Français| العربية Aerial view of a refugee camp in Goma. © Vincent Tremeau/ World Bank As efforts continue to improve the global response to forced displacement, the World Bank…

Ewen Macleod, Xavier Devictor |

This page in: Français | Español A group of men, women, and children in Kenya. © Curt Carnemark/ World Bank When I first visited the Democratic Republic of the Congo in 2007 as a public health…

Jocelyn Kelly |