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A new energy for refugees report

Thousands of refugee families want to pay for better energy supplies so they can take control of their lives.

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Call to for better access to basic products

New report puts a spotlight on businesses that enable basic technologies to reach 'last-mile' communities

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Report highlights ineffective response to leading cause of child mortality

A global lack of investment in handwashing to combat malnutrition, stunting and a leading cause of death in children under 5 has been condemned in a new report.

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Managing the sanitation challenge for Rohingya refugees

Nearly a million people of Rohingya community are living in the makeshift shelters in Cox's Bazaar, Bangladesh, fleeing persecution ...
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Bio-dykes: saving communities and instilling confidence in them

As we approached Bangalipur, a closed-knit community of 135 households, dark clouds started covering the sky and a light sprinkle fo...
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World Urban Forum 9: The good, the same-old, the hopeful, the shocking…

The World Urban Forum (WUF9) is a major conference run every two years by UN-Habitat. This year it took place in the city of Kuala L...
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