Better data, based on guidance from the Expert Group on Refugee and IDP Statistics,  will help improve our support for the displaced and their host communities. Credit: Chisako Fukuda/World Bank…

Emi Suzuki, Caroline Mary Verney Sergeant |

Globally, around 68.5 million people have fled their homes from conflict or persecution either as refugees, internally displaced persons, or asylum seekers. Contrary to what some may think, most…

Anna Wellenstein, Mariko Yamamoto, Soraya Goga |

To design effective and durable relief programs for refugees and internally displaced people (IDPs), it is essential to understand the nature and context of the challenges the people living in…

Utz Pape, Lennart Kaplan, James Walsh |

Editor's Note: The global water crisis is a crisis of too much, too polluted and too little. At the World Bank, our job is to find and implement solutions to tackle this crisis. In the “Water…

Naif Abu-Lohom, Dambudzo Muzenda, Yogita Upadya Mumssen |

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 |

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Ede Ijjasz-Vasquez, Elif Ayhan |

​The poorest country in the Middle East and North Africa even prior to the conflict, Yemen has through violence and subsequent economic freefall landed at the epicenter of a series of interrelated…

Raja Bentaouet Kattan |

J’ai pris mes fonctions de responsable des opérations de la Banque mondiale pour le Yémen au mois de juillet dernier. Beaucoup de choses se sont passées depuis, et il n’y a pas un jour sans que je…

Raja Bentaouet Kattan |