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17 Jul 2013 description
report The Global Fund

New Funding Model – All Systems Go

19 Jun 2013 description
report The Global Fund

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka - The Board of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria has approved grants for the first applicants to participate in a new funding model that is dramatically expanding support for countries fighting these infectious diseases.

16 Dec 2009 description
report Human Rights Watch

Summary

Migrants drowning at sea after being turned away from shore. Children detained with adults and at risk of physical and sexual abuse. Workers cheated out of wages and confined to their workplace. Authorities extorting bribes. Governments denying health care benefits to those who might most need it.

In 2009, through field research and ongoing monitoring, Human Rights Watch documented human rights violations against migrant women, men, and children in every region of the world, publishing dozens of materials, including 14 reports.

16 Dec 2009 description
report Human Rights Watch

Deaths, Labor Exploitation, Violence, and Poor Treatment in Detention

(New York, December 16, 2009) - Many governments' policies toward migrants worldwide expose them to human rights abuses including labor exploitation, inadequate access to health care, and prolonged detention in poor, overcrowded conditions, Human Rights Watch said today in advance of International Migrants Day, on December 18, 2009.

A 25-page roundup of Human Rights Watch reporting on violations of migrants' rights this year, "

18 Jun 2009 description
report Human Rights Watch

Introduction

The scale of global migration, defined by the World Health Organization (WHO) as the movement of people from one area to another for varying periods of time,(1) is vast and growing.

18 Jun 2009 description
report Human Rights Watch

UNAIDS Governing Board Meeting on Migrants Should Emphasize Rights

(New York, June 18, 2009) - International groups, nations and donors should give increased attention to the protection of human rights and the HIV-prevention and treatment needs of migrants, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today.

26 Jan 2009 description
report UN Children's Fund

NEW YORK, USA, 26 January 2009 - The 2009 Humanitarian Action Report (HAR) is set to be launched tomorrow in Geneva by UNICEF Executive Director Ann M.

13 Nov 2008 description
report Save the Children

As Save the Children's six-month long 'Knit One, Save One' campaign draws to a close this week the charity reports that a grand total of 650,000 baby hats were knitted by a staggering 50,000 individual knitters.

Earlier this year Save the Children asked the UK public to get involved in saving some of the world's most vulnerable babies by knitting baby hats. A woolly hat can mean the difference between life and death for a newborn baby as they are unable to regulate their body temperature.

28 May 2008 description

(London) Amnesty International today challenged world leaders to apologize for six decades of human rights failure and re-commit themselves to deliver concrete improvements.

'The human rights flashpoints in Darfur, Zimbabwe, Gaza, Iraq and Myanmar demand immediate action,' said Irene Khan, Secretary General of Amnesty International, launching AI Report 2008: State of the World's Human Rights.

'Injustice, inequality and impunity are the hallmarks of our world today.

13 May 2008 description

OVERVIEW

At present, 37 countries throughout every region of the world are experiencing localized food insecurity, lack of access to food, or shortfalls in food production or supplies. In the past year, global food prices have increased an average of 43 percent, according to the International Monetary Fund.