At least 300,000 unaccompanied and separated children were recorded in some 80 countries in the combined years of 2015 and 2016, up from 66,000 in 2010 and 2011, according to a UN report.
The International Organisation for Migration sounded the alarm after its staff in Niger and Libya documented shocking testimonies of trafficking victims from several African nations, including Nigeria, Ghana and the Gambia.
The director-general of FAO launched a new appeal for voluntary contributions that are vital if lives are to be saved and the current situation of famine tackled.
The International Labour Organisation’s chief, Guy Ryder has urged governments and social partners to work together to build a world of work that leaves no one behind.
While just eight men are enjoying their enormous wealth, people in developing countries such as Malawi are paying 41% of their daily income for a meal.
Women across the world are often employed in low pay sectors, face high levels of discrimination in the workplace and take on a disproportionate amount of unpaid care work.
The gap between the very rich and poor is far greater than just a year ago, an Oxfam study has revealed.
The number of those who lose their lives while trying to reach Europe is higher than those who manage to get to the continent.
Each time a small farmer migrates to an urban area, it equals to one food producer less and one food consumer more.