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The escalating fighting and displacement of people in Mali and neighbouring countries is exacerbating the Sahel’s chronic food crisis, says Christian Aid.
Urgent steps are needed if Afghanistan is to avoid a repeat of the deaths among children and adults in the country’s displacement camps last year.
Participants from churches, NGOs, ecumenical and international organisations attended a WCC conference in Bossey last week to address displacement caused by climate change.
Amnesty has called on Israel to cancel military plans to forcibly displace around 2,300 Bedouin residents of the West Bank onto an area by a garbage dump.
A US inter-church group has met with Colombian church representatives to discuss issues of internally displaced people and regional relations.
As violence continues amid attempts at a settlement following the bitterly disputed elections in Kenya, the number of people displaced has increased to some half million people, according to agencies and NGOs working in the country.