After eight years of Israeli blockade, 1.8 million Palestinians continue to be trapped in the Gaza Strip, largely cut off from the outside world.
Nearly 4 million people remain in urgent need in South Sudan following the conflict that broke out in December 2013. Over 2 million people have fled their homes and sought refuge within South Sudan or in neighboring countries. We have reached more than 920,000 people with life-saving essentials, but we urgently need to reach more.
The humanitarian crisis in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt) continues (see ‘The Gaza Strip: A Humanitarian Implosion’).
In failing to tackle climate change with urgency, rich countries are effectively violating the human rights of millions of the world’s poorest people.
Respect for human rights will help lift people out of poverty and injustice, allow them to assert their dignity and ensure sustainable development.