Press Release- Where does the (anti-trafficking government) money go

Research analysing anti-trafficking government funding in the United Kingdom has found evidence that significantly more could be done to prevent exploitation and forced labour, with many councils and police forces unable to provide information on their financial anti-trafficking allocations and commitments. Glasgow Caledonian University (GCU) researcher Dr Kiril Sharapov, a...
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Sharjah Meet: UNHCR calls for urgent protection action for refugee children

(UNHCR) – UN High Commissioner for Refugees António Guterres called Wednesday at a landmark conference in Sharjah for urgent action to strengthen protection for millions of refugee children. “Protecting refugee children is a core priority for UNHCR, and doing this right requires the close collaboration of all stakeholders,” Guterres told...
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Needs soar as number of Syrian refugees tops 3 million

(UNHCR) -The UN refugee agency reports that Syria’s intensifying refugee crisis will today pass a record 3 million people, amid reports of horrifying conditions inside the country. These include cities where populations are surrounded, people are going hungry and civilians are being indiscriminantly killed. “Almost half of all Syrians have...
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Amid spread of ‘hatred and brutality,’ Ban urges countries to do more to help Iraqi civilians

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today urged Iraqi security forces against intervening in the country’s political process where heightened tensions, coupled with the current security threat from the armed group, the Islamic State, could lead the country into even deeper crisis. “I strongly urge all political parties and their supporters...
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UNITED KINGDOM- COBR meeting on Iraq

An FCO spokesperson said: Officials from Number 10, Foreign and Commonwealth Office, Department for International Development and Ministry of Defence attended along with representatives from the intelligence agencies and teams at our overseas missions in Baghdad, Erbil, Washington, Ankara and New York. They discussed the situation on the ground and...
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On International Day, Ban says indigenous peoples can be ‘powerful agents of progress’

Marking the International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples today, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said indigenous peoples have a central interest in development and can act as “powerful agents of progress.” “In order for them to contribute to our common future, we must secure their rights,” said Mr. Ban...
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