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24 Nov 2017 description
In light of serious reports of human rights violations, including crimes against humanity, committed by Myanmar security forces ... agencies believe a special session is imperative.
22 Nov 2017 description
The Greek government, with the support of EU member states, should act now to end Greece’s “containment policy,” 20 human rights and aid groups said.
22 Nov 2017 description
The Rohingya people are trapped in a vicious system of state-sponsored, institutionalised discrimination, said Amnesty International in a new analysis into the root causes of the current crisis.
07 Nov 2017 description
Critical services must be restored to the more than 600 refugees and vulnerable men inside the Lombrum detention centre before a major tragedy occurs, Amnesty International said.
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.
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.
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.
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 Feb 2017 description
According to Amnesty, the deal has certainly stemmed the flow of migrants across the Aegean, but at a considerable cost to Europe’s commitment to refugee protection.
09 Feb 2017 description
"Today is a historic day for more than a quarter of a million refugees who were at risk of being forcefully returned to Somalia, where they would have been at serious risk of human rights abuses," said Amnesty.
19 Dec 2016 description
Amnesty International has found that security forces have been guilty of deliberately killing civilians, firing at random in villages, and destroying homes and property.
24 Nov 2016 description
Thousands of refugees who have made it across the border to Bangladesh in desperate need of food, water and medical care are being forcibly pushed back, said Amnesty.
16 Nov 2016 description
The agency said thousands of refugees remained at risk of forced repatriation to Somalia, a war-torn country where they were at risk of death or injury in the ongoing conflict.