Myanmar coup displaces thousands as global refugee numbers rise

Number of refugees worldwide increases for a ninth year in a row as people continue to be displaced amid the COVID crisis. A record 82.4 million people have been displaced around the world in 2020 due to violence and persecution, including an estimated 680,000 in Myanmar following ethnic conflict and the recent military coup, accordingContinue reading “Myanmar coup displaces thousands as global refugee numbers rise”

UK government plans 80% cuts to ‘world-leading’ anti-corruption work

Exclusive: Government accused of ‘turning its back on the world’, as leaks suggest cuts to anti-corruption, human rights and media freedom efforts British aid spending on global efforts to tackle corruption and promote human rights is set to fall by as much as 80%, openDemocracy understands – sparking criticism from former Tory ministers and transparencyContinue reading “UK government plans 80% cuts to ‘world-leading’ anti-corruption work”

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