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23 Oct 2017 description
19 human rights and humanitarian aid organizations called upon the Greek government to put an end to the ongoing “containment policy” confining asylum seekers to the Aegean islands.
05 Oct 2017 description
A new report details harrowing cases of Afghans who have been returned from Europe only to be killed, injured in bomb attacks, or left to fear being persecuted for their sexual orientation or conversion to Christianity.
28 Sep 2017 description
Two East African countries have stopped automatically granting refugee status to Burundian asylum seekers. Tanzania stopped in January, and Uganda in June this year.
22 Sep 2017 description
By June 2017, more than 500 schools had been closed in regions where armed groups are operating. Some, especially in the central region, were forced to close after members of armed groups threatened staff.
05 Sep 2017 description
“Rakhine state is on the precipice of a humanitarian disaster ... By blocking access for humanitarian organizations, Myanmar’s authorities have put tens of thousands of people at risk," said Amnesty.
05 Sep 2017 description
Attacks and suicide bombings in Cameroon and Nigeria has left at least 381 civilians dead in the five months since the start of April 2017, Amnesty International said.
04 Sep 2017 description
Sixty-two organizations state that an inquiry should be given the mandate to establish the facts and circumstances of alleged violations of international human rights and humanitarian law.
24 Aug 2017 description
Thousands of civilians trapped in Raqqa are coming under fire from all sides as the battle for control of the city enters its final stage, Amnesty International said in a new report.
23 Aug 2017 description
Without clear political will to enforce the agreement to ensure the Tawargha’s safe return home, the public commitments made in June 2017 will be little more than an empty gesture.
17 Aug 2017 description
The terrible aftermath of the mudslides, which have left more than 3000 people homeless, grimly illustrates the human cost of the government’s failure to implement housing and land policies, said Amnesty.
23 Jul 2017 description
Thousands of South Sudanese women and girls, and some men, who have been raped in ethnically-charged sexual attacks in the ongoing conflict are battling mental distress and stigma with nowhere to turn for help, Amnesty says.
19 Jul 2017 description
Amnesty urges parties to Arsal security operation "to prioritize the protection of Lebanese residents as well as Syrian refugees in the area and to refrain from using lethal force" if at all possible.
11 Jul 2017 description
The report documents how the Islamic State group moved civilians from neighboring villages into battle zones, trapped them in their homes and prevented them from escaping.
04 Jul 2017 description
Hundreds of thousands of people have fled the region over the past year, creating ongoing crises, starvation and fear, according to Amnesty International.
18 Jun 2017 description
According to Amnesty, more than 900,000 South Sudanese refugees have sought safety in Uganda, but funding shortfalls mean that many of them are not receiving basic services.
14 Jun 2017 description
Amnesty calls on all sides to protect civilians amid the conflict and the Myanmar authorities to immediately end the humanitarian access restrictions.
13 Jun 2017 description
Amnesty states that the violent conflict, fueled by extrajudicial executions and other crimes under international law, requires urgent and immediate action from the UN Human Rights Council.
19 May 2017 description
Amnesty calls on the East African Community to prioritize ending human rights violations in Burundi, and provide the renewed political leadership and commitment needed to end the crisis.
15 May 2017 description
Community leaders, lawyers, journalists and others are facing unprecedented levels of persecution, intimidation and violence. Last year, 281 people were killed for defending human rights.