While Darfur region in Sudan is seeing decline in violence as most armed groups in the region has been defeated, but nearly a third of its population remains displaced, a senior United Nations peacekeeping official has told the Security Council. Anxiety about security and lack of confidence about present and...
About 152 million children -- one in ten -- across the world are engaged in child labour, says the International Labour Organisation. Of this, more than half – some 73 million – work in jobs that directly endanger their health, safety and moral development, ILO said in Ending child labour...
While Libyan coast guard has detained thousands of migrants who were set off to Europe in the country, with the support of the European Union’s (EU), UN High Commissioner for Human Right has said they are being kept in “horrific” conditions. Early this month UN monitors had visited migrants held...
The UN Migration agency has warning of rising human trafficking and exploitation among Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh. Through interviews it found that desperate men, women and children are being recruited with false offers of paid work in various industries including fishing, small commerce, begging and, in the case of girls,...
The UN security Council on Tuesday renewed the partial lifting of the arms embargo on Somalia till 15 November next year. The resolution has also requested the Somalia and Eritrea Monitoring Group (SEMG) to continue its investigations related to the export of explosive making chemicals to Somalia that may have...
Spanish photojournalist César Dezfuli has won the prestigious Taylor Wessing prize, 2017, for a portrait of 16-year-old migrant from Mali taken just after he was rescued from the Mediterranean Sea. The portrait was of 16 year old Amadou Sumaila, who was among the 100 people who were rescued from the...
Myanmar's military denied any wrongdoing against Rohingya Muslims in Rakhine State, acquitting itself of responsibility for widespread reports of murder, rape and destruction in the west of the country. In an internal report, the military put blame on the members of the Rohingya militant group Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army (ASRA),...
As health, security and humanitarian situation worsen in Ghouta region of Syria, the World Health Organisation has called on all the parties in the conflict to stop attacks on civilians, allow medical evacuations, and safe passage of medical supplies. WHO estimates that about 400,000 people remain cut-off from life-saving assistance...
A new film by campaigners against the use of robots and Artificial Intelligence for warfare portrays scary scenarios of attacks by autonomous weapons, and it could grievously impact world peace. The video by leading Ban Lethal Autonomous Weapons calls for a preemptive ban on the technology to prevent development of...
To improve accessibility to Rohingya refugee camps in Cox Bazar of Bangladesh, the migration agency and its partners are constructing roads and bridges. The International Organization for Migration said it built 850 metres of road in October into Balukhali area to enable humanitarian agencies to deliver lifesaving assistance to at...

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