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Venezuela continues crackdown on dissenters, UN rights experts warn

Venezuela continues crackdown on dissenters, UN rights experts warn

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Marta Valiñas, Chair of the Independent International Fact-Finding Mission on Venezuela, presented its latest report to the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva,...
Ukraine: Rape and torture by Russian forces continuing, rights experts report

Ukraine: Rape and torture by Russian forces continuing, rights experts report

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Members of the Independent International Commission of Inquiry on Ukraine told the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva that they have documented attacks with explosive...
UN experts urge Saudi Arabia to revoke death penalty for dissent on social media

UN experts urge Saudi Arabia to revoke death penalty for dissent...

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Saudi Arabia must immediately revoke the death sentence handed down to Mohammed Al Ghamdi for posting critical views online
Morocco and Libya: UN scales up support for disaster relief

Morocco and Libya: UN scales up support for disaster relief

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Morocco and Libya, two very different catastrophes united by the “unimaginable trauma” of bereaved families, are mobilizing the UN’s relief efforts
Iran: Harassment, reprisals continue for Mahsa Amini’s family

Iran: Harassment, reprisals continue for Mahsa Amini’s family

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Twenty-two-year-old Jina Mahsa Amini was arrested and forced into a van by Iran’s so called “morality police” in the capital Tehran on 13...
‘Thriving economies’ critical to eradicating hunger and poverty: McCain

‘Thriving economies’ critical to eradicating hunger and poverty: McCain

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Addressing the Security Council on Thursday, the head of the World Food Programme (WFP), Cindy McCain, highlighted the growing need for humanitarian aid worldwide...
UN launches flash appeal to aid 250,000 Libyans hit by devastating floods

UN launches flash appeal to aid 250,000 Libyans hit by devastating...

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UN humanitarians are working flat out on the ground in Libya, providing desperately needed aid to thousands of survivors of the flood disaster that...
Libya floods: UN providing aid as disaster response team deploys

Libya floods: UN providing aid as disaster response team deploys

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More than 5,000 people have reportedly died, many of them residents of Derna, which was struck by a torrent of water from two...
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Yemen: Warring parties must take concrete steps towards an inclusive peace

In briefings to the Security Council on Wednesday, two senior UN officials highlighted the need for progress towards peace in war-torn Yemen amid ongoing...

Six years on, still no justice for Myanmar’s Rohingya

Friday, 25 August, marks the sixth anniversary of the start of a massive offensive by Myanmar’s military against the mainly Muslim minority in...

Morocco earthquake: UN stands ready to support relief efforts

The UN chief expressed his profound sadness over the deadly earthquake that struck central Morocco late on Friday night reportedly leaving over 1,000 dead,...

Niger: WFP calls for free flow of aid amid ongoing crisis

The UN World Food Programme (WFP) on Wednesday issued a call for continued “humanitarian and resilience efforts” for Niger’s most vulnerable, in the face...

Russia hits ‘new low’ with ban against discrediting army: Rights experts

The law was adopted shortly after Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. Special Rapporteurs said they had already raised serious concerns over the law with...

Despite growing risks, humanitarians uphold commitment to serve #NoMatterWhat

Conflict and insecurity in countries such as South Sudan and its neighbour to the north are set to make 2023 another year of high...

Repel intensifying attacks on schools, urges Guterres

Marking the International Day to Protect Education from Attack, the UN Secretary-General António Guterres said it was important to defend “havens of education”.“Education is not...

UN and partners providing aid for vulnerable across Ethiopia as 1.2 million children suffer acute malnutrition

The UN and partners are responding to disease outbreaks and an ongoing food insecurity crisis across Ethiopia which has left 1.2 million children suffering...

DR Congo: Children facing worst cholera outbreak in six years

A spike in conflict and displacement in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) is pushing children into the worst cholera crisis since...

Hundreds of thousands trafficked into online criminality across SE Asia

OHCHR said that at least 120,000 people across Myanmar and another 100,000 in Cambodia may be held in situations where they are forced...
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