25 Years After Srebrenica Genocide: Bosnia-Herzegovina Country Report

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Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Over the past few days thousands of desperate civilians have been fleeing a fresh outbreak of violence in South Sudan’s Equatoria state, seeking safety in neighbouring Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), many “suffering from trauma.”

Some 5,000 people have settled i...

Wednesday, January 23, 2019

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The UN Human Rights Office (OHCHR) said on Wednesday that at least 890 villagers were reportedly killed in the western Democratic Republic of the Congo last month, following brutal inter-communal clashes.

Human rights reports suggest that t...

Tuesday, November 13, 2018


A group of Rohingya refugee children cross a makeshift bamboo bridge in Kutupalong refugee settlement in southern Bangladesh, where hundreds of thousands of refugees are sheltering after being forced to flee their homes in Myanmar.

There is “terror and panic”...

Thursday, October 11, 2018

OCHA/Muath AlgabalA 12-year-old boy carries soap supplied by the UN in the Bani Harith neighbourhood of Sana’a in Yemen. (September 2018)

The conflict in Yemen has been highlighted by a UN human rights committee which on Thursday urged Saudi Arabia to “put an end to the...

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

UNAMA/Fraidoon Poya  I A woman along with her children runs across a dusty street in Herat, western Afghanistan. Civilians across the country continue to bear the brunt of the conflict.

The conflict in Afghanistan continues to exact a terrible toll on civilians, wi...

Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Conditions in Venezuela’s prisons are “beyond monstrous”, the UN human rights office, OHCHR, said on Tuesday, before calling for an independent and transparent investigation into the death of a leading political opponent of the Government.

Issuing the alert in Geneva, O...

Thursday, October 4, 2018

Volker Türk, made the comments in a key address on Thursday at the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) annual Executive Committee Session held in Geneva, where he called for a “more empathic and humane dialogue” focusing on human dignity, to counter f...

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

The new United Nations envoy for war-torn Yemen called Tuesday for all parties to the conflict to abandon preconditions and begin negotiations, and said he would offer a new framework for talks within the next two months.

“A negotiated political settlement through inclu...

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