While a devastating cholera outbreak is going on in Yemen affecting 900,000 people, the operations of World Health Organization has been affected due to ongoing closure of all land, sea and air ports by Saudi Arabia led coalition. “WHO and the other humanitarian agencies need immediate and unhindered humanitarian access...
Following repeated attacks on civilians during the past week in Yemen, a top UN representative has denounced the incidents and reminded the fighting parties of their international legal obligations to not to attack civilian and infrastructure. “These incidents prove the complete disregard for human life that all parties, including the...
Breaking her silence for the first time on the Rohingya issue, the de facto leader of Myanmar  said that that the country "does not fear international scrutiny,” while adding that she condemned “all human rights violations” and “unlawful violence”. She said she is “aware of the fact that the world's...
UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad al-Hussein deplored India’s decision to deport Rohingya Muslim refugees. “I deplore current measures in India to deport Rohingyas at a time of such violence against them in their country,” he said while addressing the United Nations Human Rights Council. India has around 40,000...
A survey conducted by Médecins Sans Frontières has estimated that at least 6,700 Rohingya had been killed till 24 September in the violence that erupted in the Rakhine state of Myanmar since 25 August. This includes at least 730 children below the age of 5 years, it says. The estimates indicate...
Sudan has imposed a state of emergency in two more states -- North Kordofan and Kassala. While the office of the president Omar al-Bashir announced the decision on Saturday, a state of emergency is already in force in seven other conflict-ridden states, as a part of the disarmament campaign it...
Eithne Dowds, Queen's University Belfast With the collapse of Islamic State’s (IS) “caliphate” in Iraq and Syria, it is time to think about the next steps for those who have suffered under them. In particular, the children who have been born as a result of sexual violence perpetrated by IS...
Chile is the newest South American country to admit refugees from Syria, with the arrival of sixty-six adults and children from Lebenon in Santiago on Friday. Chilean President Michelle Bachelet welcomed the refugees at the airport. “The State of Chile has the obligation, but also the privilege, of extending its hand,...
Over 428,000 people have been displaced in the last three months alone in Democratic Republic of Congo due to growing violence and unrest, as the total number of displaced stand at 3.9 million, says United Nations refugee agency. The UNHRC has declared the situation in DRC as 'level 3', which...
As conflict continues in Central African Republic, one fourth of the people is either displaced or living as a refugee in another country, says the UN, as it called on the international community for more funds. According to the UN Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission (MINUSCA), only 39% of the $500...

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