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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

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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