To Permanent Representatives of Member and Observer States of the UN Human Rights Council Geneva, Switzerland
Ref: AFR 54/9034/2018
4 September 2018
RE: ADDRESSING THE SERIOUS HUMAN RIGHTS AND HUMANITARIAN SITUATION IN SUDAN
*This news release has been updated to reflect two additional signatories, bringing the final number to 47.
Inaction Will Enable Further Abuse of Vulnerable Rohingya
(New York) – The United Nations Security Council should take prompt, concerted, and effective international action to respond to Myanmar’s Rohingya crisis, Human Rights Watch and 80 other nongovernmental organizations said today in a joint appeal to the council.
Joint NGO letter to Permanent Representatives of Member and Observer States of the United Nations Human Rights Council
We the undersigned organisations call upon UN Security Council members to take action to bring about an immediate ceasefire in Yemen, end the humanitarian crisis and support the UN Special Envoy's efforts towards an inclusive political solution to the conflict.
FOR IMMEDIATE PUBLICATION
NGOs and faith groups to Obama & Putin: Hope is crumbling on your watch, save Syria’s ceasefire "Violence across Syria has escalated alarmingly, reportedly claiming a life on average every 25 minutes in the past 48 hours. We cannot stand by in the face of this catastrophe. Global NGOs and faith groups demand that President Barack Obama and President Vladimir Putin immediately use their personal diplomatic engagement to save what remains of the Cessation of Hostilities (CoH) agreement.
In an open letter to EU Foreign Ministers, the Norwegian Refugee Council and 14 other aid agencies called for concerted EU action to address the ongoing political, security and humanitarian crisis in Yemen.
The agencies highlighted the grave conditions for civilians in Yemen after eight months of fighting, with regular violations of the laws of war and restrictions on the delivery of humanitarian aid. Up to 13 million people are going hungry, they said.
Escalation of violence in the Central African Republic: Attacks on the Muslim minority of Bangui
Goettingen, 11. Dezember 2013
113 states sign a pledge against sexual violence in wars
Göttingen, 25. September 2013
Göttingen, 24. September 2013
Israel's Supreme Court declares internment of refugees to be unconstitutional
Göttingen, 17. September 2013
Mali, nine months after the beginning of the French military intervention (September 11):
Göttingen, 10. September 2013
The protection of civilians in Darfur must have priority
Appointed date for return of 35,000 IDPs (June 25) cancelled!
Göttingen, 21. Juni 2013
Burma: emergency relief for Kachin refugees – finally, after a blockade that lasted for one year
Göttingen, 17. Juni 2013
Göttingen, 11. Juni 2013
Göttingen, 22. Mai 2013
The Society for Threatened Peoples (STP) demands that Europe should provide more humanitarian aid for more than 440,000 civil war refugees in Mali. On Tuesday, the human rights organization recalled that, according to UN figures, only 28 percent of the required 315 million Euros have been provided. "France spent more than 200 million Euros on the military operation in northern Mali alone, so surely it should be possible for the international community to provide help for the needy," said the STP's Africa-expert, Ulrich Delius, in Göttingen on Tuesday.
The Society for Threatened Peoples (STP) received an urgent call for help from the multi-ethnic and multi-religious district of Qamishli in north-eastern Syria. Up to 5,000 dialysis patients are facing a slow death because they remaining intact hospitals cannot carry out the necessary blood purification procedures any more – and they have run out of needed medical supplies and medicines completely.
Burma: Reforms and peace process are intensifying human rights violations
Göttingen, March 06, 2013