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27 Apr 2018 description

On Monday 30 April the Australian government is expected to end its contract with International Health and Medical Services (IHMS), which provides healthcare for the refugees and asylum seekers Australia has sent to Papua New Guinea (PNG). Kate Schuetze, Amnesty International's Pacific Researcher, said:

12 Mar 2018 description

Las graves violaciones del derecho a la salud, así como las dificultades para acceder a alimentos y otros servicios básicos, ponen en riesgo la vida de miles de personas en Venezuela y fomentan una crisis de migración forzada de ámbito regional, ha manifestado Amnistía Internacional hoy, en la presentación de su plataforma digital Salida de Emergencia.

14 Feb 2018 description

Joint Statement: Al Mezan Center for Human Rights, Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch, Medical Aid for Palestinians & Physicians for Human Rights Israel

Israel: Record-Low in Gaza Medical Permits 54 Died in 2017 Awaiting Israeli Permit

05 Feb 2018 description
  • New facilities unsafe and do not meet refugees’ basic needs

  • Refugees say they live with constant fear of violence

  • Australia must end policy of cruelty and neglect

The Australian government has abandoned hundreds of refugees and asylum seekers, leaving them in a situation that more closely resembles punishment instead of protection in Papua New Guinea, Amnesty International said in a new report today.

11 Dec 2017 description

Les autorités du Burkina Faso doivent trouver une solution aux violences commises par des groupes d’autodéfense, ouvrir une enquête sur des actes de torture présumés commis par la police et protéger les femmes et les filles exposées à des risques de mariage précoce, a déclaré Amnesty International le 8 décembre dans sa communication présentée à l’occasion de l’Examen périodique universel du pays.

08 Dec 2017 description

Authorities in Burkina Faso should tackle violence by local self-defence groups, investigate alleged torture by police and protect women and girls at risk of early and forced marriages, Amnesty International said today in its submission to the country’s UN Universal Periodic Review.

22 Nov 2017 description
  • Rohingya segregated and abused in “open-air prison”
  • Two-year investigation reveals root causes of current Rakhine State crisis
  • System of discrimination amounts to the crime against humanity of apartheid

The Rohingya people in Myanmar are trapped in a vicious system of state-sponsored, institutionalised discrimination that amounts to apartheid, said Amnesty International today as it publishes a major new analysis into the root causes of the current crisis in Rakhine State.

20 Oct 2017 description

More countries need to step up and pledge their support for Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh amid an unprecedented humanitarian crisis, Amnesty International said today.

The meeting of high-level representatives of donor countries at the UN’s office in Geneva on Monday must include pledges of new money, including from countries in the region, to support rising numbers of Rohingya refugees who have sought shelter in Bangladesh’s Cox’s Bazar district.

14 Sep 2017 description

The Peruvian government is neglecting the health of hundreds of Indigenous people whose only sources of water are contaminated by toxic metals and who lack access to adequate health care, Amnesty International said in a new investigation published today.

13 Sep 2017 description

13 septiembre 2017, 16:00 UTC

El gobierno peruano está desatendiendo la salud de cientos de personas Indígenas cuyas únicas fuentes de agua están contaminadas con metales tóxicos y que carecen de acceso a atención de salud adecuada. Así lo ha manifestado Amnistía Internacional en un nuevo informe de investigación publicado hoy.

26 Jul 2017 description

Israeli soldiers and police stormed a Palestinian hospital twice over the past week terrifying staff and patients and in some cases preventing doctors from providing emergency medical care to critically injured patients, said Amnesty International today.

18 Jun 2017 description

Donors failing almost a million South Sudanese refugees in Uganda

Rich countries are failing in their obligation to help Uganda support thousands of refugees fleeing death, rape and other human rights violations in South Sudan, said Amnesty International in a damning report launched ahead of a high-level donor summit in the Ugandan capital Kampala.

08 Jun 2017 description

Approximately 400 people from rural Guatemala are stranded at the Mexico-Guatemala border in temporary shelters and tents, without adequate access to water, food, or medical supplies, after a Guatemalan court order was executed to evict them. Babies, children and elderly people are suffering from conditions such as diarrhea and fever, and there is little access to humanitarian support.

11 Feb 2017 description

Item 3: Amnesty International’s written statement to the 34th session of the UN Human Rights Council (27 February- 24 March 2017)

Amnesty International welcomes the findings of the Independent Expert on the enjoyment of human rights by persons with albinism on her visit to Malawi from 18 to 29 April 2016. In her report the Independent Expert highlights widespread attacks against persons with albinism in the country and describes the situation as alarming.

22 Dec 2016 description

The desperate plight of a generation of children is in the balance as the bloody battle for the city of Mosul threatens to become a humanitarian catastrophe, Amnesty International said today following a field investigation.

On a visit to the region this month, the organization met children of all ages who had suffered terrible injuries after being caught in the line of fire between the armed group calling itself Islamic State (IS) and government forces, who are backed by a US-led coalition.

24 Nov 2016 description

Rohingya refugees and asylum-seekers being detained and forcibly returned
Lack of water, food and medical care
Both governments preventing thousands from accessing aid
Harrowing details of Myanmar military attacks on villages

23 Nov 2016 description

Anti-Huthi forces in Yemen’s southern city of Ta’iz are leading a campaign of harassment and intimidation against hospital staff and are endangering civilians by stationing fighters and military positions near medical facilities, said Amnesty International today.

During a visit to Ta’iz earlier this month, the organization’s researchers interviewed 15 doctors, and other hospital staff, who described how members of anti-Huthi armed forces regularly harassed, detained or even threatened to kill them over the past six months.