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IOM launches first charity drive for 'unprecedented' migration needs

Conflict, climate, environmental degradation and uneven development are major factors in the US$7.9B appeal.

Along the U.S.-Mexico border by Tijuana, south of California.
Along the U.S.-Mexico border by Tijuana, south of California. (AN/Humberto Chávez/Unsplash)

GENEVA (AN) — The International Organization for Migration cited a "large and widening gap" between needs and resources as it kicked off a US$7.9 billion appeal to deal with a record displacement of people worldwide.

The 97-page appeal released on Monday by IOM, also known as U.N. Migration, pointed to "conflict, climate change, environmental degradation and uneven development" forcing displacement and irregular migration. 

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