A deadly combination of a suspected measles outbreak and high malnutrition have led to the deaths of 1,200 refugee children under five in Sudan’s White Nile State while many thousands more, including newborns, are at risk of death by the end of the year, UN humanitarians warned on Tuesday.
As UN humanitarian responders continue their work in the worst-hit areas of Derna after two dams collapsed upstream of the coastal city of Derna, the magnitude of the disaster continues to unfold, they said on Tuesday. “The situation on the ground is catastrophic,” said Rana Ksaifi, Assistant Chief of Mission in Libya for the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR).
Subject: Launch of the Commission’s latest report to the Human Rights Council.
UN Human Rights Chief Volker Türk on Friday presented a report on Economic, Social and Cultural rights and COVID-19 Recovery at the 54th Human Rights Council.
While UN humanitarians scale up the response to survivors of the flood disaster in Libya which wiped out entire neighborhoods and left thousands dead and many more missing, the UN’s aid chief warned on Friday that mental health care will be a huge issue for survivors of that catastrophe and the Moroccan earthquake last week.
The world is far from meeting its climate goals, seriously undermining efforts to tackle hunger, poverty and ill-health, the UN World Meteorological Organization (WMO) said on Thursday.
“This Friday, Sudan will mark five months of futility. Five months of futile suffering, death, loss and destruction. Since the conflict began, the people of Sudan have been caught up in an endless cycle of violence generated by the Sudanese Armed Forces (SAF) and the Rapid Support Forces (RSF). There is no reprieve in sight,” Türk said.
« Me entristece profundamente el continuo y generalizado deterioro de los derechos humanos en Nicaragua. Castigar y encerrar a quienes expresan sus opiniones, e intensificar aún más el aislamiento del país, son políticas que no sirven a los intereses del pueblo nicaragüense, ni siquiera de las autoridades », UN Human Rights Chief Volker Türk told the Human Rights Council today.
“Human rights in Afghanistan are in a state of collapse, acutely affecting the lives of millions of women, men, girls and boys,” UN Human Rights Chief Volker Türk told the Human Rights Council today.
UN Human Rights Chief Volker Türk on Monday flagged climate change as a “spiralling human rights emergency for many countries”, as he called for decisive action to tackle the global planetary crisis.
Serious international crimes continue to be inflicted against the people in Myanmar by the country’s military junta and affiliate militias, while armed conflict has intensified substantially, top UN-appointed independent rights experts maintained at the UN Human Rights Council on Monday.
UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Volker Türk on Monday called for a focus on development and human rights to help us chart our way out of multiple and inter-locking crises.
Amid record levels of violence against children in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) sounded the alarm on Friday that the country has the world’s highest number of children being raped and killed on a daily basis.
The UN Human Rights Office today highlighted the risks and vulnerabilities faced by an unprecedented number of migrants and refugees who are crossing the Darien Gap – the dense tropical jungle that separates Colombia and Panama – on their journey towards North America.
The UN Human Rights Chief today voiced concern at the continued intimidation and harassment of human rights advocates and civil society leaders through legal proceedings in Bangladesh, including Nobel laureate Mohammad Yunus, known for his work on poverty alleviation through Grameen Bank, and two leaders of the respected human rights organization Odhikar.
The number of civilians killed and injured by cluster munitions in the past year has reached with more than 1,000 casualties - the highest number ever recorded - mostly owing to their use in the Ukraine war, said the UN-partnered Cluster Munition Coalition (CMC) civil society group on Tuesday.
“We are extremely alarmed that at least 43 people were killed, including a policeman, and 56 injured during demonstrations on Wednesday in Goma, in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo," OHCHR spokesperson Ravina Shamdasani told reporters on Friday.
The UN migration agency (IOM) strongly advocated on Friday for the establishment of a humanitarian corridor to organize the safe, dignified and voluntary return of migrants stranded in Niger to their countries of origin and facilitate aid delivery to conflict-affected areas.
At least 183 people have been killed in clashes since July. The situation worsened considerably in Amhara region, following a flare-up in clashes between the Ethiopian military and the regional Fano militia, and the declaration of a state of emergency on 4 August.
Many of Ukraine’s 6.7 million children will be missing out again on their education at the start of the new school year amid "relentless" Russian attacks on schools, the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) said on Tuesday.
Victims are being forcibly engaged by organised criminal gangs into online criminality, from romance-investment scams and crypto fraud to illegal gambling according to a report released today by the UN Human Rights Office.
At the bi-weekly press briefing in Geneva, spokesperson Jeremy Laurence made the following comments on Afghanistan.
Civilians fleeing attacks by extremist groups in Burkina Faso must be allowed to shelter in neighbouring countries and not sent back, amid a spike in violence and horrifying rights abuses, the UN refugee agency, UNHCR, said on Friday.
Mass arbitrary and indefinite detentions of children without legal process in northeast Syria need to cease immediately, the UN Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of human rights and fundamental freedoms while countering terrorism, Ms. Fionnuala Ní Aoláin, said on Friday.