Thursday, September 28, 2017

Press release: European Commission, UN agencies and governments to call for increased social protection for millions of people displaced by protracted crises

Brussels, 28 September 2017 - A two-day conference beginning today in Brussels will focus on sharing innovative and practical solutions to meet the needs of millions of people caught up in humanitarian crises around the world.

The International Conference on Social Protection in Contexts of Fragility and Forced Displacement, will examine how direct assistance – including cash transfers and similar measures targeting the displaced – contributes to effective crisis response and helps build resilience against future emergencies.

The global conference – hosted by the European Commission, United Nations agencies (FAO, UNHCR, UNICEF, WFP) and donor governments (Germany, Finland, Sweden, UK) – takes place at a time when a mounting number of protracted crises around the world... Read More