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11 Sep 2017 description
While detailing human rights violations in 40 countries, Zeid Ra'ad al Hussein highlights the Rohingya situation in Myanmar, calling it "a textbook example of ethnic cleansing."
28 Jul 2016 description
report Human Rights Watch
Human Rights Watch has documented the arrest and detention of children for alleged association with non-state armed groups or involvement in conflict-related offenses.
29 Jan 2015 description
report Human Rights Watch
“Human rights violations played a major role in spawning or aggravating many of today’s crises,” HRW chief said. “Protecting human rights and ensuring democratic accountability are key to resolving them.”
29 Dec 2014 description
report UN News Service
The head of UNMEER is set to open a treatment facility in Liberia near the Sierra Leonean border during a visit to review where the UN can do more to help.
13 Sep 2014 description
report IRIN
Although most of the displaced started to return to their homes, more than 63,000 are still taking shelter in UNRWA schools and hundreds are sheltering in two public schools.
09 Sep 2014 description
report Human Rights Watch
Some returning Sudanese have faced torture, arbitrary detention, and treason charges in Sudan for setting foot in Israel, while returning Eritreans also face a serious risk of abuse.
22 Jan 2014 description
North Waziristan is the district with the largest number of children being paralyzed by poliovirus in the world. Immunization activities have been suspended by local leaders since June 2012
06 Mar 2013 description
report UN Children's Fund
UNICEF has conducted a review of practices related to children who come into contact with the military detention system.
29 Nov 2012 description
Only one government - Syria - has used antipersonnel landmines in 2012, matching the lowest point since the signing of the 1997 Mine Ban Treaty
23 Nov 2012 description
Priorities include ensuring proper treatment for the wounded, psycho-social support for those traumatized, especially children, and addressing shelter needs
22 Nov 2012 description
report UN News Service
Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon – followed by the UN Security Council – welcomed the ceasefire announced after a week of devastating violence in southern Israel and Gaza
15 Nov 2012 description
report Human Rights Watch
Israeli forces and Palestinian armed groups in Gaza need to take all feasible precautions to minimize harm to civilians as hostilities between the two sides intensify
26 Apr 2012 description
GENEVA (25 April 2012) – UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay on Wednesday expressed deep concern about current or recent moves in a number of countries to curtail the freedom of non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and other civil society actors to operate independently and...
12 Apr 2012 description
report Voice of America
Scott Bobb | Gaza Palestinian militants in the Gaza Strip frequently fire rockets into southern Israel, while Israeli forces carry out air strikes against Gaza. Week-long exchanges in March killed 25 Palestinians and wounded four people in Israel. Such confrontations cause high incidences of...
28 Feb 2012 description
report UN Security Council
Watch the webcast SC/10560 Security Council 6725th Meeting (AM) In Briefing, B. Lynn Pascoe Also Updates on ‘Rapidly Deteriorating’ Syria Situation, Transfer of Power in Yemen, Impact of Syria Crisis on Lebanon The United Nations top political official told the Security Council this morning...
09 Jan 2012 description
Middle East and North Africa: Protest and repression set to continue in 2012 Repression and state violence is likely to continue to plague the Middle East and North Africa in 2012 unless governments in the region and international powers wake up to the scale of the changes being demanded of them,...
08 Dec 2011 description
Geneva (ICRC) – Sudden emergencies in the Middle East and North Africa that began during the first months of this year have resulted in the death, injury and suffering of tens of thousands of people. ''These unexpected and simultaneous humanitarian crises put the International Committee...
06 Nov 2011 description
report UN General Assembly
GA/SPD/497 Sixty-sixth General Assembly Fourth Committee 21st Meeting (AM) Palestinian Observer Says ‘Occupying Power’ ‘Makes Mockery’ of International Law; Israel Highlights ‘Glaring Omissions’ in Special Committee’s ‘One‑Sided Narrative’ The opportunity for...
31 Oct 2011 description
report UN News Service
30 October 2011 – Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon expressed deep concern today at the recent escalation of violence and bloodshed in both southern Israel and the Gaza Strip that has reportedly left around a dozen people dead. In a statement issued by his spokesperson, Mr. Ban condemned rocket fire...
21 Oct 2011 description
The prolonged occupation of Palestinian territories presented extraordinary problems for the protection of the human rights and required stronger protection measures, particularly for the welfare of children, a United Nations expert told correspondents at Headquarters this...