Protection and Human Rights

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12 Feb 2016 description
report UN News Service

11 February 2016 – As the United Nations human rights chief warned today of “shocking” violence and abuses in and around the city of Aleppo and other parts of war-ravaged Syria, top-level diplomats meeting in Munich on ending the crisis agreed to work out the terms of nationwide “cessation of hostilities” in the coming week.

11 Feb 2016 description

Consejo de Derechos Humanos 31er período de sesiones Temas 2 y 3 de la agenda Informe anual del Alto Comisionado de las Naciones Unidas para los Derechos Humanos e informes de la Oficina del Alto Comisionado y del Secretario General

Promoción y protección de todos los derechos humanos, civiles, políticos, económicos, sociales y culturales, incluido el derecho al desarrollo


11 Feb 2016 description

Consejo de Derechos Humanos 31er período de sesiones Tema 2 de la agenda Informe anual del Alto Comisionado de las Naciones Unidas para los Derechos Humanos e informes de la Oficina del Alto Comisionado y del Secretario General

I. Introducción

10 Feb 2016 description


Nigeria continues to face a severe protection crisis, with Boko Haram insurgency and counter-insurgency measures in the North East resulting in chronic insecurity and endemic violations of human rights and humanitarian standards, exacerbating the plight of vulnerable civilians and triggering waves of forced displacement. Bauchi and Taraba are also prone to inter-communal violence which has spurred further displacement. Over 2.2 million people have been internally displaced and over 23,000 are estimated to have been killed in the insurgency.

04 Feb 2016 description


Cerca de 5,8 millones de personas en Colombia necesitan asistencia humanitaria como consecuencia de la violencia, el conflicto armado y los desastres naturales.

03 Feb 2016 description


Five years into a conflict that has claimed hundreds of thousands of lives, conditions confronting civilians in Syria continue to deteriorate, particularly for children and youth. Warring parties continue to violate UN Security Council resolutions and international humanitarian law by deliberately and wantonly attacking civilians and civilian infrastructure, including homes, markets, schools and hospitals leaving a deadly legacy of Unexploded Ordnance.

02 Feb 2016 description

A total of USD 172.2 million* in financial requirements for the Yemen Situation, including USD 115.5 million in additional requirements, for the period January - December 2016:

  • USD 12.8 million for Djibouti
  • USD 10.4 million for Ethiopia
  • USD 18.3 million for Somalia
  • USD 1.4 million for Sudan
  • USD 126 million for Yemen
  • USD 3.2 million for Regional and global activities

  • This total includes support costs (7%).

02 Feb 2016 description
report Human Rights Watch

Durante el gobierno del Presidente Enrique Peña Nieto, miembros de las fuerzas de seguridad mexicanas han estado implicados en graves violaciones de derechos humanos en forma reiterada —incluidas ejecuciones extrajudiciales, desapariciones forzadas y tortura— en el marco de acciones contra el crimen organizado.

02 Feb 2016 description
report Save the Children

Executive Summary

This report examines the impact of multi-purpose cash assistance on children, specifically looking at child outcomes and child protection outcomes, in Lebanon. The impact of the Lebanon Cash Consortium MCA program was measured using a variety of indicators for shelter quality and consistency, child education, economic activity and exploitation of children, general medical and dietary health, negative coping strategies, protection issues, psychosocial wellbeing, and family separation.

02 Feb 2016 description

Situation Overview

Colombia faces persistent humanitarian needs resulting from the impact of armed conflict and violence, combined with natural disasters in certain areas. While armed conflict continues between the government and the guerrilla groups (FARC-EP and ELN), other sources of violence such as post-demobilization armed groups (PDAGs) , pose major humanitarian and protection challenges.

01 Feb 2016 description
report Human Rights Watch
Bahasa Indonesian version

President Joko Widodo’s record during his first year in office was mixed. His administration signaled it would more actively defend the rights of Indonesia’s beleaguered religious minorities, victimized by both Islamist militants and discriminatory laws, but made few concrete policy changes. He granted clemency in May to five of Papua’s political prisoners and released another one in October, but at time of writing had not freed the approximately 70 Papuans and 29 Ambonese still imprisoned for peaceful advocacy of independence.

01 Feb 2016 description
report Human Rights Watch

During the administration of President Enrique Peña Nieto, Mexican security forces have been implicated in repeated, serious human rights violations—including extrajudicial killings, enforced disappearances, and torture—in the course of efforts to combat organized crime. The government has made little progress in prosecuting those responsible for recent abuses, let alone the large number of abuses committed by soldiers and police since former President Felipe Calderón (2006-2012) initiated Mexico’s “war on drugs.”

01 Feb 2016 description
report Human Rights Watch
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Russian version

The Kremlin’s crackdown on civil society, media, and the Internet took a more sinister turn in 2015 as the government further intensified harassment and persecution of independent critics. For the fourth year in a row, parliament adopted laws and authorities engaged in repressive practices that increasingly isolated the country. Against the backdrop of the armed conflict in eastern Ukraine and sanctions against Russia over Crimea, anti-Western hysteria has been at its peak since the end of the Cold War.

01 Feb 2016 description

Afghanistan: Thousands received life-saving assistance in 2015

Ongoing conflict and violence continues to devastate the lives of hundreds of thousands of Afghan people.

In 2015, we provided basic aid, such as clean water and medical care, to those most in need across Afghanistan. Our teams also visited detainees to monitor their living conditions and treatment, and worked tirelessly to help to reconnect families separated by the conflict.

Highlights of our work in Afghanistan in 2015