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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."
04 Dec 2014 description
report UN General Assembly
Twenty six donors today announced contributions, or their intention to contribute, to UNRWA's 2015 budget, as officials estimated that the agency would begin the year facing a $35 million deficit.
16 May 2014 description
Report by HRW and Safeguarding Health In Conflict calls on governments to do more to protect patients, health workers and facilities from attacks in conflict-affected countries.
04 Dec 2013 description
report UN General Assembly
For 2014, the UN agency assisting Palestinian refugees had developed a core budget of $687 million with nearly zero growth, and a cash shortfall of 10 per cent was already anticipated.
18 Jan 2013 description
By Berta Acero RIYADH, 18 January 2013 - The Secretary General of the Cooperation Council for the Arab Gulf States (GCC) has called for strong regional commitment towards development of a disaster risk reduction strategy to strengthen the resilience of nations and individuals to natural hazards....
02 Mar 2012 description
Madam President, Excellencies, Ladies and Gentleman, 2011 was a year critical for human rights. It was a year of substantial challenges to human rights linked to the global economic, climate, energy and food crises, famine in the Horn of Africa, armed conflict, racism and xenophobia, and lingering...
24 Feb 2012 description
Executive Summary Several years after a massive influx of Iraqi refugees prompted the humanitarian community to build its first comprehensive and coordinated protection and assistance response, Iraqi refugees continue to constitute one of the largest urban refugee populations in the world. The...
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,...
19 Oct 2011 description
Arms trade to Middle East and North Africa shows failure of export controls The USA, Russia and European countries supplied large quantities of weapons to repressive governments in the Middle East and North Africa before this year’s uprisings despite having evidence of a substantial risk that...
05 Jul 2011 description
report Human Rights Watch
Bahrain: An Unfolding Human Rights Crisis Detentions, Torture, Killings, Military Trials Since Protests Began (Washington, DC, July 5, 2011) – The Bahrain government, since March 2011, has been carrying out a punitive and vindictive campaign of violent repression against its own citizens, Human...
05 May 2011 description
GENEVA – UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay on Thursday expressed deep concern about the continued detention of hundreds of activists in Bahrain, the prosecution of scores of medical professionals, and the sentencing to death of four protestors after a closed-door military...
01 May 2011 description
New York — In light of developments in the region, UNDP is deferring its upcoming five-year programmes for Yemen, Bahrain and Syria pending further review. The decision was taken by UNDP to ensure that new programmes address the evolving development needs of the people in each country. The...