Belgium and the International Organization for Migration (IOM) adapt their collaboration to a new migration context
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Development Cooperation Alexander De Croo advocates for a better support to neighboring host countries where displaced persons often settle for a long period of time. This is necessary for a better protection and sustainable integration of refugees. Minister De Croo gave this message this today for a panel discussion on sustainable solutions for migration and the refugee crisis, organized by the Belgian Development Cooperation and the International Organization for Migration (IOM).
A recent report by the World Bank predicts that the number of people living in extreme poverty is likely to fall below 10 percent of the world population in 2015. Today, an estimated 702 million people live in a situation of extreme poverty worldwide. In 2012, this number amounted to 902 million.
75% of the world’s population does not enjoy formal social protection. Any setback in the lives of these people may carry very serious and often insurmountable consequences. Today, it is time make a change and to start building and strengthening social protection in developing countries. That is the main message of the new campaign recently launched by CNCD-11.11.11. Social protection for all is in fact possible and affordable.