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18 Jun 2012 description

Asia Pacific: new research shows failings in protection in the region

Bangkok, 15 June, 2012 – When asylum seekers reach the Asia Pacific they may realise more than anyone what is missing in terms of their protection. Where some countries are successfully helping asylum seekers live in safety, others are lacking.

15 Mar 2010 description

For immediate release (Stockholm) Concerns about brewing 'arms races' in a number of regions of tension around the world are reflected in new data on international arms transfers published today by Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI).

31 Jul 2001 description


By Christopher Lom, IOM Spokesperson
Kenya - Resettlement to the United States

An IOM charter flight with 355 refugees, including 53 children and 3 infants, left Nairobi last night bound for New York's JFK airport.

The group of Somalis, Ethiopians and one Sudanese was scheduled to arrive at 6.00 am local time today. The group, accepted by the US Government for resettlement under the family reunification scheme, all have family members living in the United States.

31 Oct 2000 description


New documents available on the EHA website:

30 Jun 2000 description


‘Vulnerable Water’
Jose Hueb, WHO
Water, Sanitation and Health
Department of Protection of the Human Environment

Approximately 1.1 billion people globally do not have access to adequate supplies of clean drinking water and about 2.5 billion people have no access to adequate sanitation facilities. More than 2 billion people, most of them children, die annually from diarrhoeal diseases which are closely related to lack of access to safe water and adequate sanitation.

29 Apr 1999 description


HR/CN/939 (Reissued as received.)
GENEVA, 28 April (UN Information Service) -- The Commission on Human Rights expressed concern this afternoon over continuing human rights difficulties in Somalia, Cambodia and Haiti -- while also noting progress as a result of international or governmental efforts -- and adopted lengthy resolutions on racial discrimination and the rights of the child.