Author Archives: Child Rights

UN rights chief calls for release of hundreds abducted and abused in South Sudan

18 October 2018 Human Rights Hundreds of civilians who were taken by opposition forces in South Sudan’s Western Equatoria region during an uptick in fighting are still missing, the UN’s top rights official said on Thursday, in a call for … Continue reading

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Displaced families face aftermath of Indonesia earthquake and tsunami

17 October 2018 INDONESIA, Central Sulawesi, 17 October 2018 – Yuda, 11, holds on tightly to his six-year-old sister Ence’s arm. The siblings are walking home, not to their house, but to a tent where their family has been staying … Continue reading

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‘Virginity testing’: a human rights violation, with no scientific basis – UN

17 October 2018 Women A group of United Nations agencies has issued a joint statement calling for a ban on tests meant to assess the virginity of a girl or a woman, which is a common practice in at least … Continue reading

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Africa is ‘on the rise’, says UN chief Guterres, urging collaboration for better future

17 October 2018 SDGs Africa is “on the move and on the rise” with communities coming together to resolve their problems and offer mutual support, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres highlighted on Wednesday. He urged everyone with a stake in … Continue reading

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West Bank: ‘imminent’ demolition of Palestinian village could be ‘war crime’ – ICC Prosecutor

17 October 2018 Human Rights The Prosecutor mandated to oversee the Occupied Palestinian Territory for the International Criminal Court (ICC) stated on Wednesday that her office is keeping “a close eye” on the planned demolition of a Palestinian village in … Continue reading

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Nigeria: UN chief ‘appalled’ by killing of aid worker; calls for release of remaining hostages

16 October 2018 Humanitarian Aid The United Nations Secretary-General strongly condemned on Tuesday the killing of an aid worker from the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) in north-east Nigeria. He said he was “appalled” by her death on … Continue reading

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Congolese expelled from Angola returning to ‘desperate situation’: UN refugee agency

16 October 2018 Migrants and Refugees Congolese nationals forced back across the border to the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), after being expelled from neighbouring Angola, “are returning to a desperate situation,” a UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) spokesperson said on … Continue reading

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UN ‘stands in solidarity’ with cyclone-hit India – Secretary-General Guterres

16 October 2018 Humanitarian Aid United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has expressed sadness at the loss of lives and devastation caused by Cyclone Titli in India and said that the Organization is ready to provide assistance. In a statement issued … Continue reading

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UN migration agency: young Rohingya girls, largest group of trafficking victims in camps

16 October 2018 Migrants and Refugees More than a year into the crisis in Cox’s Bazar, the number of Rohingya refugees has reached nearly one million, with young girls in Bangladesh refugee camps sold into forced labour accounting for the … Continue reading

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Top UN rights official urges transparent probe into Khashoggi disappearance

16 October 2018 Human Rights The top United Nations human rights official has called on Saudi Arabia and Turkey to “reveal everything they know” about the disappearance of Jamal Khashoggi.

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