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25 Jun 2018 description

Legislation offers basis for a humane response for those seeking asylum

25 Jun 2018 description

The Human Rights Council in its midday meeting held a clustered interactive dialogue with Philip Alston, Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights, and Cecilia Jimenez-Damary, Special Rapporteur on the human rights of internally displaced persons. The Council also heard a statement by Paul Oquist, Private Secretary for National Policy of Nicaragua.

25 Jun 2018 description

Davao, June 23 — U.S. Embassy in the Philippines Deputy Chief of Mission (DCM) Michael Klecheski announced Php296.2 million ($5.55 million) in new assistance for humanitarian and recovery work in and around Marawi. The additional assistance will promote the role and inclusion of women in the recovery and rehabilitation of Marawi as well as support ongoing humanitarian assistance work in and around the city.

24 Jun 2018 description

Right now, as policies and procedures surrounding children separated from their families continue to evolve, a major concern has yet to be resolved: the plight of those thousands who remain removed from their parents. ChildFund International is deeply concerned about their wellbeing. We have been working with children and families on both sides of the border for decades, and will apply that unique expertise and insight to assist these children until they can be reunited.

23 Jun 2018 description
report Diario El Mundo

La Dirección de Migración y Extranjería ha recibido a 37 menores de Estados Unidos y México, en los últimos seis meses, según lo confirmó ayer la directora, Evelyn Marroquín.

Se trata de niñas, niños y adolescentes que fueron detenidos después de haber ingresado de forma irregular a esos territorios.

Leer más en Diario El Mundo

23 Jun 2018 description
report El Nuevo Siglo

El Comité de Aprobaciones del Senado de Estados Unidos aprobó este viernes el proyecto de ley de presupuesto para el año fiscal 2019 del Departamento de Estado y Operaciones Extranjeras. En el mismo se prevé dar 391.2 millones de dólares de ayuda a Colombia durante el próximo año.

De dicho monto, 180 millones serán destinados a programas que respaldan los acuerdos de paz. Otros 200 millones serán dirigidos a las estrategias contra el narcotráfico.

23 Jun 2018 description
report UN News Service

El Gobierno de Donald Trump ha decidido terminar con la política que obligaba a separar a los niños migrantes de sus padres indocumentados en la frontera. Sin embargo, los expertos en derechos humanos indican que esta decisión no aborda la grave situación a la que se enfrentan los migrantes que ya han sido detenidos, que deberían ser liberados y reunirse con sus familias.

22 Jun 2018 description

MEDIA CONTACT:
Stacie Blake
sblake@uscridc.org; 703.310.1166

ARLINGTON, VA -The U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants (USCRI) reiterates our opposition to family separation and detention considering the Executive Order signed yesterday.

22 Jun 2018 description

GENEVA (22 June 2018) - The executive order signed by the US President on 20 June 2018 fails to address the situation of thousands of migrant children forcibly separated from their parents and held in detention at the border, UN experts* said. In addition, it may lead to indefinite detention of entire families in violation of international human rights standards, they said.

21 Jun 2018 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Conflict continues to generate civilian casualties, displacement, and food insecurity in the Lake Chad Basin

  • PBIED attacks result in at least 31 civilian deaths in northeastern Nigeria on June 16

  • In northeastern Nigeria, Yobe State health authorities declare end of cholera outbreak, while Adamawa State officials report decline in new suspected cases

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

21 Jun 2018 description
report Human Rights Watch

La detención perjudica a los niños, incluso cuando son acogidos por una familia

(Nueva York) – Una imagen satelital tomada de “la ciudad de las carpas” ubicada en una zona desértica de Texas que sirve para albergar a los niños que el gobierno de Estados Unidos está separando de sus familias revela la crisis humanitaria provocada por la política de inmigración de “tolerancia cero” del gobierno de Donald Trump, dijo hoy Human Rights Watch.

21 Jun 2018 description
report Human Rights Watch

Detaining Families Also Hurts Kids

Michael Garcia Bochenek
Senior Counsel, Children’s Rights Division MichaelBochenek

In a McAllen immigration detention center last week, I talked to a cheerful 5-year-old boy and his mother. They’d crossed into the United States seeking safety after fleeing violence and threats at home. Later that day, US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agents took him away from his mother. The next day he told me: “I don’t know where she is.”

21 Jun 2018 description

Eric Schwartz June 21, 2018

U.S. President Donald Trump issued an executive order (EO) on June 20, entitled “Affording Congress an Opportunity to Address Family Separation.” In that executive order, the president announced an intention to alter the policy of separating adult asylum seekers from their children by incarcerating adults and children together while the adults are undergoing criminal prosecution.

21 Jun 2018 description

Por Gislene Nogueira

The situation stems from the “zero tolerance” immigration policy

Forty-nine Brazilian children have been taken to shelters after being separated from their parents while illegally entering the US. The announcement was made by Brazil’s Deputy Consul-General in Houston Felipe Santarosa, who granted an exclusive interview to Empresa Brasil de Comunicação (EBC).

21 Jun 2018 description

Detention of children is inhumane. The United States must adopt community-based alternatives.

21 Jun 2018 description

Sitting here in Washington, DC, it’s hard to be optimistic this World Refugee Day.

21 Jun 2018 description

Washington, D.C. - The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) expresses concern over migration and asylum policies and measures recently adopted in the United States. In this regard, the IACHR condemns the death of Claudia Patricia Gómez González, a 20-year-old Maya-Mam indigenous woman from Guatemala, who was shot and killed by US Border Patrol.