Category Archives: human rights

Fuel crisis rapidly draining last ‘coping capacities’ of Palestinians in Gaza

22 January 2019 Humanitarian Aid A worsening fuel crisis in the Gaza Strip enclave is putting patients’ lives at risk with power supplies for operating theaters under constant threat, the World Health Organization (WHO) has said.

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Nigeria: Armed conflict continues to uproot thousands, driving up humanitarian need

22 January 2019 Humanitarian Aid Since November, more than 80,000 Nigerians have been forcibly displaced due to ongoing violence in the north-east, adding to two million people already displaced by violence, or forced across the country’s borders as refugees, the … Continue reading

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New UN bullying report calls for ‘safe, inclusive’ schools for all children

22 January 2019 Human Rights The emotional and physical pain brought on by bullying can be excruciating, yet this behavior continues to abound in schools globally, according to a new report by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization … Continue reading

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World’s human rights watchdog spotlights Afghanistan, Yemen and 12 others: Here’s the scoop

21 January 2019 Human Rights The United Nation Human Rights Council (HRC) kicked off its Universal Periodic Review, or UPR, on Monday at the Palais des Nations in Geneva to examine the human rights situation in 14 countries, including Afghanistan … Continue reading

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Human rights are ‘key’ for economic policymaking says UN expert

21 January 2019 Human Rights Calling on governments to take human rights obligations into account when designing economic reforms, an independent United Nations rights expert said on Monday that “human rights impact assessments are key to the process”.

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UN rights expert calls for civilian protection as fighting escalates between military and armed group

18 January 2019 Human Rights Calling on the Myanmar Government to “immediately reverse its decision not to allow access to all humanitarian organizations”, the United Nations expert on human rights in the South-East Asian country said on Friday, that “it’s … Continue reading

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UN agency chief calls Ethiopia’s revised refugee law ‘one of most progressive’ in Africa

18 January 2019 Migrants and Refugees Ethiopia has revised its existing refugee law, making it easier to obtain work permits, drivers’ licenses and access primary school, a move being hailed by the head of the United Nations refugee agency (UNHCR).

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Sudan: UN rights chief alarmed over ‘excessive force’, alleged use of live fire against protestors

17 January 2019 Human Rights The reported use of “excessive force” against demonstrators across Sudan over food and fuel shortages that has led to the deaths of at least 24 people is “deeply worrying”, the UN’s top human rights official, … Continue reading

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Iran: women hunger strikers entitled to medical care, UN rights experts urge

16 January 2019 Human Rights A group of six independent United Nations rights experts called on Iran Wednesday to urgently provide Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe and Narges Mohammadi access to appropriate health care, and reiterated calls for their immediate release, as they … Continue reading

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Nearly 900 reportedly killed following ‘shocking’ intercommunal attacks in DR Congo

16 January 2019 Human Rights The UN Human Rights Office (OHCHR) said on Wednesday that at least 890 villagers were reportedly killed in the western Democratic Republic of the Congo last month, following brutal inter-communal clashes.

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