“Every day, I listen to harrowing stories of people fleeing for their lives, across dangerous borders and unfriendly seas. But there’s one story that keeps me awake at night, and it’s about Doaa,” Melissa Fleming Voice for refugees. As head of [continue reading].
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World Report 2016 summarizes key human rights issues in more than 90 countries and territories worldwide. The politics of fear led governments around the globe to roll back human rights during 2015. The video playing is from Alistair Reign News channel‘s on YouTube. [continue reading].
The UN Charter, in its Preamble spoken by Sir Lawrence Olivier in 1945 set an objective: “to establish conditions under which justice and respect for the obligations arising from treaties and other sources of international law can be maintained“. United Nations [continue reading].
According to a report by Girls Not Brides Africa is one of the continents with the highest rate of child marriages, with Niger holding seventy-six percent and Chad holding sixty-eight percent. A long side that India has the percentage of forty child marriages. India has the [continue reading].
The United Nations has reported massacre of children in South Sudan’s persisting civil war despite public announcements of political deals aimed at ending the nearly two-year-old conflict. The UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) stated in a report [continue reading].
Floods caused by El Nino could displace more than 100,000 people in Ethiopia, where more than 8 million people are facing a food crisis because of the worst drought since a devastating 1984 famine, the United Nations said on Monday. Failed rains during both the spring and summer [continue reading].
Aboard an overloaded ship carrying more than 500 refugees, a young woman becomes an unlikely hero. This single, powerful story, told by Melissa Fleming of the UN’s refugee agency, gives a human face to the sheer numbers of human beings trying to escape to better lives [continue reading].
Bangui (Central African Republic), One United Nations peacekeeper was killed and eight have been injured in Central African Republic’s capital after they came under attack by armed men bearing machine guns and grenades, a UN spokesman said. The peacekeepers were attempting [continue reading].
With intensive bombardments and street fighting in Yemen forcing more than 3,600 schools across the country to close and disrupting education for some 1.8 million children, the top United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) official there appealed today to the warring parties 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].