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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

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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.

20 Oct 2016 description

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The UN General Assembly (UNGA) must step in to fill the void left by the Security Council members’ catastrophic failure to end relentless attacks targeting the civilian population in eastern Aleppo city, said Amnesty International ahead of a UNGA meeting later today.

20 Oct 2016 description

Amnesty International stands by its evidence that people, including children, are suffering insurmountable long-term damage and are attempting suicide while on Nauru.

Amnesty International’s report ‘Island of Despair’: Australia’s “processing” of refugees in Nauru provides evidence of mental health deterioration, evidence of the lack of appropriate medical care and evidence of the length to which the Australian Government has gone to to cover up what’s really going on in Nauru.

17 Oct 2016 description

NEW REPORT: Australia’s regime of cruelty has turned Nauru into an open-air prison

  • Australia is flagrantly violating international law and encouraging others to do the same

  • Amnesty International found that the system to which refugees and asylum seekers on Nauru are subjected amount to torture

  • Australia will do everything it can to make sure refugees don’t reach its shores and to punish people who dared to try, Amnesty International says

04 Oct 2016 description

For over five years now, the Sudanese Government and the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement/Army – North (SPLM/A-N) have been engaged in a conflict in SPLA-N controlled areas of Sudan’s South Kordofan and Blue Nile states. The conflict has been characterised by an unrelenting campaign of aerial and ground attacks at the hands of the Sudanese Armed Forces (SAF).

15 Sep 2016 description

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31 Aug 2016 description

In Cameroon, thousands of people are caught in a cross-fire; the terror of Boko Haram on one side, and the violent abuses of the government's response on the other.

In just one year, over 170,000 people from across the country have fled their homes in the wake of the violent Boko Haram attacks that have killed hundreds in the Far North region of Cameroon.

19 Aug 2016 description

By Lucy Ghaham - A small health centre sits at the edge of Djibi, a village of 4,500 people on the outskirts of the bustling city of Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire. Through the open-ended corridor that runs down the middle of the building you can see two of the many sites around Abidjan where, exactly ten years ago, truck after truck dumped over 540,000 litres of toxic waste unloaded from a ship at the nearby port.

18 Aug 2016 description


Torture and other ill-treatment have been perpetrated by the Syrian intelligence services and other state forces for decades, fostered by a culture of impunity that is reinforced by Syrian legislation. However, since the current crisis in Syria began in 2011, the situation has become catastrophic, with torture committed on a massive scale.

09 Aug 2016 description

By Anna Neistat, Senior Director of Research at Amnesty International

Landing on Nauru I felt like the plane was about to hit the ocean – the tiny island is smaller than most of the airports I travel through. The scenery is unwelcoming, with most of the inland areas devastated by decades of phosphate mining. Heat, dust and wild dogs follow you everywhere.

Having worked in most of the world’s conflict zones over the last 15 years, I thought I had learned enough about suffering, injustice and despair. But what I saw and heard on Nauru will haunt me forever.

08 Aug 2016 description

An apparently pre-planned suicide attack, which killed at least 63 people and wounded more than 50 others in a hospital in Quetta, south-western Pakistan, today is the latest in a series of horrific attacks by armed groups targeting ordinary people in Pakistan, said Amnesty International.