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Why it's time to bring refugees out of the statistical shadows

On her first official visit to Myanmar from 3-7 December, UN Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs, Valerie Amos, stopped at displacement camps in Myanmar’s Rakhine State and saw first-hand the projects implemented by humanitarian partners in the region.A mother and child at Thea Chaung camp on the outskirts of Sittwe, Rakhine State, during Ms. Amos’ visit.

Some of the world's most vulnerable people are invisible to policy-makers. Image: UN Photo/David Ohana

Björn Gillsäter
Former Head, World Bank-UNHCR Joint Data Center on Forced Displacement
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