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UNHCR: 114M Have Fled Homes Because Nations Fail to Tackle Causes of Conflict


Sun 02 Jun 2024 | 11:47 AM
Russian-Ukrainian war- File photo
Russian-Ukrainian war- File photo
Ahmed Emam

The U.N. refugee chief said that the number of people fleeing their homes because of war, violence, and persecution has reached 114 million and is climbing because nations have failed to tackle the causes and combatants are refusing to comply with international law.

In a statement, Filippo Grandi criticized the U.N. Security Council,  charged with maintaining international peace and security, for failing to use its voice to resolve conflicts from Gaza, Ukraine, and Sudan to Congo, Myanmar, and many other places.

He further accused unnamed countries of making “short-sighted foreign policy decisions, often founded on double standards, with lip service paid to compliance with the law, but little muscle flexed from the council to uphold it and — with it — peace and security.”

Grandi noted that non-compliance with international humanitarian law indicates that "parties to conflicts, almost all of them, have stopped respecting the laws of war," although some pretend to do so.