Published on: 29/09/2015
Emergency and conflict situations around the world are increasing rapidly. In 2014 the number of forcibly displaced people reached 59.9 million, three times that of 2010 and the highest since 1945. There are currently 14.4 million refugees and more than twice as many internally displaced as a result of conflicts, poverty and natural disasters (UN2014a) .
These require fast responses to enable populations to access basic water and sanitation services. However, beyond the immediate response phase, there is a critical transition to recovery and development phases. Too often, refugee settlements become semi-permanent settlements.
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When: Wednesday 25 November 2015, 17.00 - 18:30 p.m. (preceded by coffee from 16:30 and followed by drinks till 20:00)
Programme: Expert presentations followed by an open discussion
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Venue: 7AM Buitenhof 47, 2513 AH The Hague. How to get to 7AM - Directions
The event is free, there is no registration fee.
We hope to meet you on November 25th in The Hague!
About IRC events
IRC runs thematic events in The Hague, open to all interested parties. They aim to bring together professionals to network and discuss hot topics in the water, sanitation and hygiene sector. They are forward looking and multidisciplinary in nature presenting the latest thinking from governments, NGOs, private sector and academia.
Past IRC events
 UN,2014a. The Millennium Development Goals Report [pdf.] New York: United Nations.