Monthly Archives: May 2018

New project safeguards Rohingya refugees; boosts local farming – UN migration agency

22 May 2018 Humanitarian Aid A major canal dredging project underway in Southern Bangladesh to protect Rohingya refugees from monsoon floods, will have the added benefit of boosting local agriculture, the United Nations migration agency said Tuesday.

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UN rights office urges restraint over intensifying violence in northern Myanmar

The United Nations human rights arm has voiced deep concern over escalating conflict between the military and armed groups in Myanmar’s Kachin and Shan provinces that has displaced over 100,000 civilians and trapped many in the midst of active fighting.

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Key UN forum in Asia-Pacific sets its sights on combatting inequality

With concern growing that the divide between rich and poor is continuing to widen – especially in the Asia-Pacific region – top United Nations officials are calling for greater emphasis on growth that leads to fairer societies and a healthier … Continue reading

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Syria: Civilians bear brunt of unilateral sanctions, exacerbating ‘unparalleled suffering, destruction,’ says UN expert

17 May 2018 Syrian civilians are frequently being denied live-saving humanitarian support – an unintended consequence of unilateral sanctions, that are exacerbating an already dire situation, according to a United Nations rights expert.

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UN chief condemns attack against ‘blue helmets’ in Central African Republic

17 May 2018 United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres, on Thursday condemned an attack against UN peacekeeping troops in southeastern Central African Republic (CAR) that claimed the life of one peacekeeper, and wounded eight others – all from Mauritania.

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Emergency meeting called as Ebola spreads to Congolese city – UN health agency

17 May 2018 The World Health Organization (WHO) is convening an emergency meeting on Friday to “consider the international risks” of the latest outbreak of the deadly disease Ebola, which has now moved to an urban area of the Democratic … Continue reading

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Mothers, children, lacking basic nutrition in North Korea: UN food aid chief

11 May 2018 The head of the United Nations food relief agency said on Friday that many mothers and young children in North Korea are still relying on humanitarian assistance to meet their nutritional needs.

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Third teenage girl is raped and burned alive in India in one week

A third teenage girl has been raped and burned alive in a week in India, the latest brutal sexual assault to shock the country. The 16-year-old died from the burns after being set alight by a 26-year-old man who acted … Continue reading

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Honduras migrants: Thousands to lose US protected status

5 May 2018 The Trump administration has announced the end of temporary protections for thousands of Honduran immigrants. Up to 57,000 people could be forced to leave the US by 5 January 2020, when their temporary protected status (TPS) will … Continue reading

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Iowa governor signs strictest abortion regulation in US

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds on Friday signed a law banning most abortions if a fetal heartbeat can be detected, or at around six weeks of pregnancy, marking the strictest abortion regulation in the nation — … Continue reading

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