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Cost of displacement: $13 billion

Internal displacement around the world costs about $13 billion a year, according to what is claimed to be the first estimate of its kind.
from IDMC on Feb 14, 2019.
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Anger and confusion after postponement of Nigerian election

As Nigerians slept, the country's presidential and parliamentary elections were abruptly postponed early Saturday, hours before the polls were due to open.
from CNN on Feb 16, 2019.

EU urged to halt Burma police training programme

A pro-democracy campaign group for Burma has called on the European Union to stop training Myanmar’s military-controlled police force.
from Burma Campaign UK on Feb 15, 2019.

Conflict kills 300 babies every day

More than 500,000 babies may have died as a result of conflict over the past five years, a new report shows.
from Save the Children on Feb 15, 2019.

Education and income-generation 'top priorities' for Rohingya refugees

Education and income-generation must be top priorities for the 1 million Rohingya in the world’s largest refugee camp, say three leading NGOs as a UN funding plan is launched.
from Oxfam, Save the Children, World Vision on Feb 15, 2019.
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Beware Americans bearing gifts

US ‘humanitarian aid’ ups the risk of violent conflict in Venezuela.
from New Internationalist on Feb 16, 2019.

Zimbabwe trying to bring back its own currency

After the failure of a surrogate bond note, Zimbabwe’s central bank is mulling the next step as US dollars disappear from circulation, prices rise and the economy stutters.
from Quartz Africa on Feb 16, 2019.
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The two faces of Norway’s rainforest policies

Norway's government gives millions to Brazil for rainforest conservation, while Norsk Hydro's mines and smelters clear, pillage and pollute.
from Latin America Bureau on Feb 14, 2019.
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