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...
There are many children suffering severe acute malnutrition in parts of Syria. Unicef has said that 1,100 children suffer such conditions in rebel-held Eastern Ghouta area outside the Syrian capital. Here are some of the images that reveal the intensity of the issue: 1,100 children suffering malnutrition in Syria's Ghouta: Unicef https://t.co/67QW372lqv...
The U.N. refugee agency says it is cash strapped to fully address the needs of over 420,000 Burundians who have sought refuge in the neighboring Democratic Republic of Congo, Rwanda, Uganda and Tanzania. UNHCR says it has received only 19% of the $429 million it had appealed for. The agency...
From its production to the disposal, your smartphone may be causing violence and deaths at various parts of the world. Here is how. Conflict minerals 3 T’s: tin, tungsten, and tantalum, and coltan are the major minerals with which components of the smartphone -- or even laptops, TVs -- are made. They...
At least 15 UN peacekeepers have died in the Democratic Republic of the Congo's east when rebels attacked their base on Thursday night. The UN Secretary-General António Guterres described the incident as the “worst attack” on UN peacekeepers in recent history. “These deliberate attacks against UN peacekeepers are unacceptable and constitute...
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...
India will send humanitarian assistance to Bangladesh, following appeals from Bangladesh that host over three lakh Rohingya refugees who fled violence at Rakhine state of Myanmar. The first such consignment will fly to Chittagong on Thursday where Indian high commissioner in Dhaka Harsh Vardhan Shringla would hand over the relief...
Burkina FasoWhile the world nations led by the UN have imposed sanctions on North Korea, many countries in Africa continue to have some interesting relationships with the rough nation. Many countries in Africa still have bronze sculptures of prominent personalities made at Mansudae Overseas Projects (MOP), the North Korean factory, which...
Saying that “elements of genocide” against the Rohingya Muslim minority in Myanmar could not be ruled out, the United Nations human rights chief has called for an international criminal probe into the violence in the Rakhine state of Myanmar. "Credible reports indicate widespread, systematic and shockingly brutal attacks against the...
While the Anglophone regions are in a secessionist mood in Cameroon, the United Nations human rights wing has urged the Government and dissatisfied groups to address long standing grievances. Following the "Ambazonia declaration" that called for independence on last Sunday, the government has cracked down on the protesters, resulting in...

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