Mediterranean migrant drownings should spur greater action by European countries, urge UN agencies

25 January 2019 by 0 Comment Read for you 43 Views
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A spate of migrant shipwrecks and rescues in the Mediterranean Sea in recent days is evidence that urgent action is required from European States to address the issue, the UN said on Tuesday

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Environment and health at increasing risk from growing weight of ‘e-waste’

25 January 2019 by 0 Comment Read for you 46 Views
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Around 50 million tonnes of electronic waste, or e-waste, is being thrown away each year, according to a new joint United Nations report – which exceeds the combined weight of all the commercial airliners ever made, or alternatively, enough Eiffel Towers to fill the whole of Manhattan.

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‘Forgotten crisis’ in Cameroon, with attacks on the rise, millions in need of ‘lifesaving assistance’

25 January 2019 by 0 Comment Read for you 44 Views
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Around 4.3 million Cameroonians, mostly women and children, are now in need of lifesaving assistance, the UN announced on Thursday, presenting it’s 2019 Humanitarian Response Plan for the West African country, in coordination with the Government and aid partners.

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Libyan authorities must shoulder the burden to support country’s ‘vulnerable’ south

21 January 2019 by 0 Comment Read for you 20 Views
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Despite years of promises to address the “vulnerable heart” of Libya – the country’s south – conditions around its water and oil resource wealth have continued to deteriorate at “an alarming rate”, the United Nations envoy for the country told the Security Council.

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Ten UN peacekeepers killed in a terrorist attack in northern Mali

21 January 2019 by 0 Comment Read for you 21 Views
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Ten ‘blue helmets’ from the United Nations Stabilization Mission In Mali (MINUSMA) were killed on Sunday following a complex terrorist attack against the mission’s camp in Aguelhok, in the Kidal region, northern Mali.

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Migration surge leaves children stranded, begging on Djibouti’s streets

17 January 2019 by 0 Comment Read for you 47 Views
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Begging, scrubbing cars or selling themselves on the street for sex are a way of life for many children in Djibouti, according to a survey released by the International Organization Migration (IOM) on Tuesday.

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UN refugee agency ‘deeply shocked’ at stabbing death of ‘deeply courageous’ Polish mayor

17 January 2019 by 0 Comment Read for you 19 Views
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The Mayor of the historic port city of Gdansk in Poland, has died in hospital after being stabbed at a televised charity event on Sunday, prompting the UN refugee agency, UNHCR, to issue a statement on Monday praising him as “a deeply courageous, moral leader, who showed the way in helping refugees and migrants to integrate”.

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Kenya attack: Who are the Nairobi victims?

17 January 2019 by 0 Comment Read for you 48 Views
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At least 21 people are known to have died when Islamist al-Shabab militants stormed a luxury hotel compound in the Kenyan capital, Nairobi.

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More urgency needed to help increasing numbers ‘locked out’, before 2030, says UN’s Bachelet

16 January 2019 by 0 Comment Read for you 21 Views
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Many countries are failing to protect and promote the interests of all their people – despite pledging to do so in 2016 – the UN’s High Commissioner for Human Rights said on Wednesday.

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Ahead of street protests, UN rights chief urges Guatemalan Government to respect democratic freedoms

15 January 2019 by 0 Comment Read for you 19 Views
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With demonstrations expected to take place in various Guatemalan cities on Monday and Tuesday, the UN human rights chief, Michelle Bachelet, is urging the Guatemalan Government to guarantee freedom of expression and opinion, and the right to peaceful assembly and association.

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