News headlines for “Human Rights Issues”

  1. Human Rights Violations and Culture of Impunity in South Asia

    - Inter Press Service

    New Delhi, Jan 21 (IPS) - As countries across South Asia continue to battle the deadly Covid-19 pandemic, causing serious public health and economic crisis, this region, which is home to almost 2 billion people, is also grappling with the erosion of democratic norms, growing authoritarianism, the crackdown on freedom of press, speech and dissent.

  2. Urgent action needed to protect Vietnamese workers trafficked to Serbia

    - UN News

    Urgent action is required to assist and protect some 400 Vietnamese migrant workers who were allegedly trafficked to Serbia, experts appointed by the UN Human Rights Council said on Friday. 

  3. Tigray: Eritrean refugees ‘scared and struggling to eat’ amid aid obstacles

    - UN News

    For the first time in weeks, aid teams have reached refugee camps in Ethiopia’s Tigray region, only to find that some Eritrean nationals living there have likely died of preventable diseases, while others are “scared and struggling to get enough to eat”, the UN Refugee Agency, UNHCR, said on Friday.

  4. UNRWA condemns demolition of Palestinian home in East Jerusalem

    - UN News

    The UN agency that supports Palestinian refugees, UNRWA, on Thursday urged Israeli to immediately halt all evictions and demolitions in the West Bank, including East Jerusalem, after an entire family was forced out of their long-term home the previous day.  

  5. Rare coral reef discovered near Tahiti is ‘like a work of art’, says diver

    - UN News

    One of the largest coral reefs in the world has been discovered by a UN-supported scientific mission off the coast of Tahiti. Announcing the stunning find on Thursday, UNESCO said that divers had explored large rose-shaped corals spanning some three kilometres, at depths of between 30 and 65 metres.

  6. Bachelet asks for $400.5 million to support full ‘agenda of rights’

    - UN News

    UN Human Rights Chief, Michelle Bachelet, launched on Wednesday a $400.5 million funding appeal for 2022, urging States and private donors to support her “agenda of rights”.

  7. UNRWA seeks $1.6 billion to support Palestinian refugees in 2022

    - UN News

    The UN agency that supports Palestinian refugees, UNRWA, on Tuesday appealed for $1.6 billion to support its lifesaving work this year amid acute regional crises and chronic funding shortfalls. 

  8. Sudan urged to stop unnecessary use of force against protestors

    - UN News

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    Authorities in Sudan must immediately halt unnecessary and disproportionate use of force against protesters, the UN human rights office, OHCHR, said on Tuesday, calling for those responsible for abuses to be brought to justice. 

  9. UN rights office warns over violent escalation in Yemen and beyond

    - UN News

    Escalating conflict in Yemen has seen an alarming number of air and drone strikes already this year, notably against civilians and non-military targets, the UN rights office, OHCHR, said on Tuesday.

  10. Somalia on the Path to Recovery, but Real Challenges Remain

    - Inter Press Service

    MOGADISHU, Somalia, Jan 18 (IPS) - I arrived in Somalia in September 2019, two decades after having worked here previously. I knew that I was taking up a challenging assignment, but I was also looking forward to seeing Somalia’s progress.

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