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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
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
24 Oct 2016 description
A new Amnesty report highlights the crimes under international law committed by government forces, as well as the UN’s disappointing and inadequate response.
03 Aug 2016 description
Human Rights Watch and Amnesty said the Australian government’s failure to address serious abuses appears to be a deliberate policy to deter further asylum seekers from arriving by boat.
28 Jul 2016 description
A new report by Amnesty International reveals the true horror suffered by civilians in Leer County, Unity State, between August and December 2015.
01 Jul 2016 description
Horrifying accounts of sexual violence, killings, torture and religious persecution collected by Amnesty Int'l reveal the shocking range of abuses along the smuggling routes to and through Libya.
31 May 2016 description
Despite the promises made by successive Afghan governments, IDPs continue to lack adequate shelter, food, water, health care, and opportunities to pursue education and employment.
06 Apr 2016 description
Syrian refugee women and Palestinian refugee women from Syria face risks of serious human rights violations and abuses, including gender-based violence and exploitation, said Amnesty in a new report.
09 Mar 2016 description
Amnesty International expresses lingering concerns about women’s rights, freedom of expression, association and assembly, freedom of religion, and torture and other ill-treatment.
01 Oct 2015 description
Protecting civilians from further onslaught and serious abuses at the hands of the Taliban is of the utmost importance, warned Amnesty International.
16 Sep 2015 description
Having killed at least 7,000 people in Nigeria since January 2014, Boko Haram has brought violence to Nigeria’s neighbours, including people living in North Cameroon.
11 May 2015 description
Refugees and migrants face rape, torture and abductions for ransom by traffickers and smugglers, as well as exploitation by their employers and religious persecution, Amnesty says.
14 Apr 2015 description
One year after the horrific abduction of the Chibok girls, Amnesty International sheds new light on the brutal methods used by the armed group during 2014 and early 2015.
07 Apr 2015 description
A new report by Amnesty International documents how champions for the rights of women and girls have been targeted not just by the Taliban but by warlords and government officials as well.
23 Dec 2014 description
Torture, including rape and other forms of sexual violence, suffered by women and girls from Iraq’s Yezidi minority, highlights the savagery of IS rule, said Amnesty International.