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Update on Cyclone Kenneth: Reaching Communities Cut Off From Aid

Geneva, Switzerland, May 16, 2019/ — As days of rain, flood-waters and high winds from Cyclone Kenneth recede, the catastrophic destruction left behind is becoming clearer. Advertisements

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Cameroon: UN Security Council Meets Amid Rights Abuses in Anglophone Region

New York, United States of America, May 13, 2019/ — The United Nations Security Council’s decision to hold an informal meeting on Cameroon on May 13, 2019 gives momentum to international efforts to address the human rights crisis in the country’s Anglophone regions.

FAO: About 52 Million in Near East and North Africa Suffering From Chronic Undernourishment

New York, United States of America, May 10, 2019/ — Hunger continues to rise as conflicts and protracted crises have worsened in the Near East and North Africa region (NENA), which is likely to affect food security for years to come, warned the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO). 

Burkina Faso, part 1: Spreading Violence Triggers an ‘Unprecedented’ Crisis

‘The country has never had to deal with such massive displacement’ April 21, 2019//-Part 1 of a two-part series from Burkina Faso’s Centre-North region About this series As many note the defeat of so-called Islamic State group in Syria and Iraq, militant violence is spreading like wildfire in lesser-known Burkina Faso, uprooting lives, killing hundreds, […]

IBAHRI Calls for Respect of Human Rights, Rule of Law in Sudan

April 12, 2019//- The International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute (IBAHRI) has called on the army and transitional government to ensure respect for human rights and the rule of law in Sudan.

UNHCR Alarmed at Upsurge in Violence in South-east Niger

Geneva, Switzerland, April 9, 2019//-UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency is extremely worried over the alarming increase of attacks in the south-east of Niger, affecting locals and refugees in the region. In the month of March alone, some 88 civilians were reported dead in the escalation of violence.

South Africa: Authorities Must Tackle Longstanding Impunity to End Xenophobia

April 5, 2019//-Shenilla Mohamed, Executive Director of Amnesty International South Africa, today called on authorities to end longstanding xenophobia impunity in the country.

EU: Comoros Presidential Elections Marred by Major Irregularities

April 2, 2019\\-The European Union (EU) has called the recent presidential elections in Comoros ‘irregular’.

IOM Appeals for $36.4 Million as Cyclone Idai Response Expands

Maputo, Mozambique, March 27, 2019/ — The International Organization for Migration (IOM) is appealing for USD 36.4 million for the next six months, to respond to the humanitarian needs of an estimated 1.85 million people affected by Cyclone Idai in Mozambique.

Comoros: Opposition Fears Suppression, Presidential Vote Tampering 

Comoros, March 21, 2019//- On the eve of the controversial Presidential elections in the coup-prone Comoros this weekend, the Union of Opposition Alliance has expressed fears that its members will be suppressed.

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