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Joy holds her 5-month-old baby, Elizabeth, near her home in Juba, South Sudan. Lack of access to water means that women have to walk long distances, putting them at risk of being attacked. Joy is hopeful though because of a solar-powered water system that @IOMsouthsudan recently constructed for her community. She is on the water management committee, which she says is important because “our voices are included in the decision-making process” and because “it can encourage more women to take other leadership roles in the community”. 📷 Olivia Headon / UN Migration (IOM) .
“I was only 10 years old when we left. I remember my father tying me to his back with a rope so we would not get lost,” Olivier says. “My parents and one of my brothers were killed in the war. I do not know about my other brother, I think that he is still in the DRC forest.” After Olivier returned to Rwanda with the help of IOM, he was able to start a new business. . “I rented this place with 3 friends with the start-up cash that was given to us. It is better to come back to Rwanda and contribute to the country than to keep on the run stealing food and dying of diseases.” 📷: Amanda Nero / UN Migration .
Did you know? 80% of the world’s 155 million stunted children live in countries in conflict. The number of undernourished people are on the rise again from 804 million in 2016 to 821 million in 2017. Conflict and climate change drive people to food insecurity, displacing people from their farms, disrupting food markets and transport systems and causing high food prices. Follow @un_ocha to learn more. 📷: Muse Mohammed / UN Migration (IOM)
Every year more than 100 million people need humanitarian assistance and protection. War, climate change, food insecurity are at the top of the global humanitarian agenda. The international community has stepped up their efforts, however prolonged crises requires more resources. Follow @UN_ocha to learn more. 📷: Muse Mohammed / UN Migration (IOM)