2016 – Issue 1

Bright ideas, local solutions

As humanitarians explore new technologies and innovation, how do they make sure these developments empower the people who need them most? A pilot project in two informal settlements in Kenya and South Africa offers some answers.

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The limit in degrees Celsius that temperatures can rise under agreements signed during climate talks in Paris in December
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Percentage of disasters in 2014 that were climate related.
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Number of people who attended the 32nd International Conference of the Red Cross and Red Crescent in Geneva in December 2015.
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Approximate number of people killed in Ukraine during two years of fighting.
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Approximate number of people displaced by fighting in all of Ukraine since the conflict began in 2014.
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Number of Syrians who had registered as refugees in Turkey by the end of 2015. Roughly 87 per cent of displaced Syrians in Turkey live in cities as opposed to government-run camps Lebanon — an estimated 20 per cent of the country’s population.

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