No place for children: makeshift site in Lesvos with an estimated 5,000 refugees. Despite their own economic woes, the inhabitants of the Greek holiday island are generously caring for the boatloads of people fleeing Syria. On the Greek island of Lesvos, two worlds are [continue reading].
What is the UN human rights committee? The UN Human Rights Committee is composed of 18 human rights and legal experts from across the globe, including the U.S., the U.K., Germany, Japan and Canada. All signatories to the UN’s human rights covenant are required to submit to [continue reading].
A top UN official says he is deeply shocked at the killing and harassment of aid workers in South Sudan. Stephen O’Brien, U.N. under-secretary-general for humanitarian affairs and emergency relief coordinator, said Saturday that 27 aid workers had died since the conflict [continue reading].
Border patrol agents pull out of Donald Trump’s tour The border patrol agents who were scheduled to show Donald Trump around the Mexico-U.S. crossing have cancelled the tour, but the billionaire is still heading south. Local 2455, the union representing the Texas-based guards, [continue reading].
Facebook Inc. cannot challenge search warrants New York prosecutors used to get information from its site on hundreds of users suspected of Social Security fraud, a state appeals court said on Tuesday, in a decision likely making it harder for New Yorkers to keep their digital [continue reading].
Natural disasters forced more than 19 million people from their homes in 2014, mostly the result of typhoons, flooding and other weather-related events that are becoming more intense and more frequent, a leading European aid agency said Monday. Close to 90 percent of the 19.3 [continue reading].
Hundreds of Yazidi boys abducted by Isis are being forced to practice beheading techniques on dolls as part of their “re-education”. The radicalization programme is part of Isis’ plan to create the next generation of extremists in the vast swathes of territory it controls [continue reading].