The fighting that broke out last month caused the ranks of those who need humanitarian aid and protection to swell to 24.6 million, or slightly more than half of Sudan's 49 million.
Most of Khartoum, Darfur and North Kordofan are too dangerous to operate in, the U.N. refugee agency said.
Low rainfall and high evaporation rates 'would not have led to drought at all in a 1.2° C. cooler world,' scientists concluded.
Sudan's unraveling forced humanitarian aid organizations, including those with staff killed by fighting, to suspend operations, despite millions of civilians in great need.
The number of refugees, internally displaced people and asylum-seekers rose by 2.3 million from 2017. And over the past two decades, the number has doubled.
The Trump administration's broadsides against international cooperation embolden nations with poor human rights records and encourage attacks on journalists, experts said.
Huge security threats loom from the crisis in Yemen to Afghanistan's fighting to the U.S.-China trade war.
The non-binding deal tries to solve some of the polarizing but age-old issues surrounding people crossing borders.
The effort accompanied a similar pact for migration that the U.N. General Assembly also approved this month.
With demands growing for the U.N. chief to appoint an investigation into Jamal Khashoggi's murder, a review by Arete News found just eight previous instances of such an order.
Three times a year, a little-known panel of human rights experts gathers in Geneva and New York with a monumental task: upholding people's civil and political rights.
The report found the highest concentration of modern slavery in North Korea — and bigger numbers than previously reported in Australia, Europe and the United States.
Visiting Switzerland with a focus on refugees, Pope Francis emphasized justice and peace in the service of humanitarian aid along with international relations and laws.