Russia's devastating and deadly assault over the past three weeks has forced nearly 10 million people in Ukraine to flee their homes, according to figures released Friday by United Nations organizations.
The number of people fleeing wars, violence, persecution, and human rights violations, rose last year to nearly 82.4 million people, a further four percent increase on top of the already record-high of 79.5 million, recorded at the end of 2019.
Clashes between the Myanmar security forces and regional armed groups, which have involved military airstrikes, have reportedly claimed the lives of at least 17 civilians in several parts of the country, the UN Office for Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) said.
Violence and insecurity related to the recent elections in the Central African Republic (CAR) has forced more than 200,000 people to flee their homes in less than two months, the UN refugee agency (UNHCR) said on Friday, warning tens of thousands are facing dire living conditions.
From 2017 to 2019, across urban and rural India, Housing and Land Rights Network (HLRN) found over 117,770 houses demolished and more than 568,000 people forcibly evicted from their homes by the state authorities.
The latest assault on the rights and resources of indigenous people in the North-East comes as an aggressive push for building the 3097 MW Etalin Hydropower project in Dibang Valley in Arunachal Pradesh.