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Backlash Follows South Africa’s Xenophobic Attacks on Africans

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

UNITED NATIONS, Apr 21 (IPS) - Shocking images of South Africans beating foreign-born residents residing in Durban, Johannesburg and other parts stunned the continent which had taken a message of brotherhood from former president Nelson Mandela.

U.N. Helpless as Crises Rage in 10 Critical Hot Spots

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

UNITED NATIONS, Apr 21 (IPS) - The United Nations is fighting a losing battle against a rash of political and humanitarian crises in 10 of the world's critical "hot spots."

Foreign Fighter Recruits: Why the U.S. Fares Better than Others

Friday, April 17, 2015

WASHINGTON, Apr 17 (IPS) - More than 25,000 fighters seeking to wage "jihad" or an Islamic holy war have left home to join terrorist networks abroad, according to a United Nations report released earlier this month.

U.N. Struggles to Cope with New Humanitarian Crisis in Yemen

Friday, April 17, 2015

UNITED NATIONS, Apr 17 (IPS) - The United Nations, which is providing humanitarian aid to over 50 million refugees worldwide, is struggling to cope with a new crisis in hand: death and destruction in Yemen.

Sexual Violence in Conflict 'The Contemporary Moral Issue' Says United Nations

Friday, April 17, 2015

UNITED NATIONS, Apr 17 (IPS) - Impunity for perpetrators of sexual violence in war must end, said Zainab Hawa Bangura, the Special representative of the United Nations Secretary-General on sexual violence in conflict, who presented to the U.N. Security Council the Secretary-General's 2015 report on the issue on April 15.

EU Inaction Accused of Costing Lives in the Mediterranean

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

ROME, Apr 15 (IPS) - "The unbearable number of lives lost at sea will only grow if the European Union does not act now to ensure search-and-rescue operations across the Mediterranean," Human Rights Watch warned Apr. 15.

Kenya Orders Somali Refugee Camp Sheltering Thousands to Move

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

NEW YORK, Apr 14 (IPS) - The United Nations, which is sheltering over 600,000 refugees from war-torn Somalia, has been ordered by Kenyan authorities to relocate the camp in three months.

U.N. Secretary-General Calls for International Unity on Yemen and Syria

Thursday, April 09, 2015

UNITED NATIONS, Apr 09 (IPS) - "Political negotiations, not military intervention are the solution" said United Nations Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon, on the rapidly deteriorating conflict situation in Yemen and recent developments in Syria at the Yarmouk refugee camp.

At Least 18 Already Killed in Yarmouk Attacks: Amnesty International

Thursday, April 09, 2015

UNITED NATIONS, Apr 09 (IPS) - At least 18 civilians have already been killed in the attack on the Syrian refugee camp of Yarmouk, according to Amnesty International.

Impunity Fuels Abuse in Immigrant Detention Centres in Spain

Friday, March 27, 2015

MÁLAGA, Spain, Mar 27 (IPS) - "They mistreat you, they don't respect you. I've seen beatings, suffering, and you can't defend yourself. When you're locked in there it's as if you were in another world," Salif Sy, a Senegalese man who in 2011 spent eight days in an immigrant detention centre (CIE) in Madrid, told IPS.

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