United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR)
We cannot forget about the refugee crisis, we cannot forget about the violence in war torn countries and we cannot forget about the deaths of children.
Sending people back to a conflict zone should not be up for sale. 2015 recorded the highest number of Afghans fleeing their country since the US-led military intervention of 2001. This latest deal threatens to push back thousands of men, women and children into harm's way, forcibly returning them en masse to a country still in the grip of conflict.
Among the many lies of our times, one is the persistent belief that the job is done once a refugee makes it to safety. All the more so when they make it to the white and blue tents of a UN camp.
Today marks the first in the Prosper series, "Voices from the Field" in which we'll share direct testimonies from refugee
In these desperate times, the world needs to do more, generating a sense of hope, security and protection - especially for young children, travelling without parents and leaving everything they know behind.
Ending extreme poverty or getting an agreement to reduce climate change means creating complex trade-offs between the interests of countries, companies and citizens and civil society. It involves detailed forecasts, legal texts and new ideas that will galvanise negotiators to agreement. It means putting the UN back in a position of international leadership.
Resettlement is a vital protection tool for refugees whose lives and liberty are at risk; a long term solution for refugees and an expression of solidarity with developing countries who host the majority of the world's refugees.
There are 1.1 million refugee children in Syria at the moment. As the UNHCR says, humanitarian organizations and governments are desperately trying to address their needs - but much more needs to be done if we are to avert a catastrophe.
Cyber City is notable because many of the people there are actually Palestinians from Syria, ie people who were historically already refugees from Palestine. In other words, they're 'double refugees'. If this wasn't bad enough, they're even caught in a sort of geopolitical administrative loophole. As Palestinian refugees they're supposed to fall under the care of the UN's Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) and not the main refugee agency, the UNHCR. It means that if you're one of the 9,000 Palestinians from Syria who've fled to Jordan you will not be eligible for UNHCR aid.
As we mark World Food Day, it would seem that not many things express the gap between how the world's rich and poor view food quite as well as Chia seeds.