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  • Jul 07 / 2016
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Europe

Britain to take in unaccompanied refugee children from conflict areas

LONDON, Jan 28 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Britain will take in some unaccompanied refugee children from Syria, North Africa and other conflict areas, the Home Office (interior ministry) said on Thursday, but it did not say how many. This is in addition to the 20,000 Syrian refugees the government has pledged to take in by [...]

  • Jul 07 / 2016
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Asia-Pacific

Call to Protect Rights of Kids, Women

Call to Protect Rights of Kids, Women Express News Service Kurnool: MP B Renuka has appealed to educationalists and scholars to take it as their personal responsibility to protect the rights of children and women. For full article, click here.

  • Jul 07 / 2016
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Africa

Management of Burundi conflict has been disastrously ineffective – activist

Collins Mwai Nivyabandi (C) leads a group of women in a protest in Burundi. (Courtesy) It’s nearly a year since unrest started simmering in the neighbouring Burundi. The conflict has seen hundreds of thousands of Burundians fleeing their country, while at home, some hundreds have been killed.Calls for peace by activists are gaining international attention [...]

  • Jul 06 / 2016
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Middle East

You cannot let more people die on your watch in Syria: Deputy UN relief chief

New York, Jan 16 (Just Earth News/IBNS): With hundreds of thousands of Syrians living in a “nightmarish reality dictated by a conflict that respects few rules and obeys no laws,” the United Nations deputy humanitarian chief told the members of the UN Security Council on Friday that they cannot let more people “die on their watch.” Food, [...]

  • Jul 06 / 2016
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Middle East, North America

UN demands aid access to Syria’s besieged towns

Condemning Syria’s “barbaric” sieges, the United Nations demanded Friday immediate access to besieged towns to deliver food, medicine and other life-saving aid to civilians facing starvation. “There can be no reason or rational, no explanation or excuse, for preventing aid from reaching people,” UN aid official Kyung-Wha Kang told an emergency Security Council meeting on ending the [...]

  • Jul 06 / 2016
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Middle East, North America

UN demands aid access to Syria’s besieged towns

Condemning Syria’s “barbaric” sieges, the United Nations demanded Friday immediate access to besieged towns to deliver food, medicine and other life-saving aid to civilians facing starvation. “There can be no reason or rational, no explanation or excuse, for preventing aid from reaching people in aid,” UN aid official Kyung-Wha Kang told an emergency Security Council meeting on [...]

  • Jul 06 / 2016
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Middle East

France, UK, US call for UN meeting on lifting Syrian sieges

UNITED NATIONS — The United States, France and Britain called Thursday for an emergency U.N. Security Council meeting to press Syria’s warring parties to lift sieges on towns where hundreds of thousands have been cut off from aid and reports of starvation have emerged. U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon also stepped up the pressure, calling for both the [...]

  • Jul 06 / 2016
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Middle East

U.N. chief blasts Syria’s warring parties for “atrocious acts”

UNITED NATIONS, Jan 14 (Reuters) – United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon blasted Syria’s warring parties on Thursday, particularly President Bashar al-Assad’s government, for committing “atrocious acts” and “unconscionable abuses” against civilians. Speaking after briefing the U.N. General Assembly on his 2016 priorities, Ban said harrowing images of starving civilians in the besieged town of Madaya reflected a [...]

  • Jun 30 / 2016
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Africa

Symposium On Human Rights Day 10th December 2015, Organized By Gamcotrap and Funded By Awdf, At Kanifing Hall On Jimpex Road [press release]

Dec 15, 2015 (The Point/All Africa Global Media via COMTEX) — GAMCOTRAP supported by African Women’s Development Fund -AWDF joined the world in celebrating Human Rights Day which also marks the end of 16 Days of Activism.The celebration took the form of a symposium which provided panelists human rights activists the opportunity to reflect on [...]

  • Jun 30 / 2016
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Africa

“Women Should Know That They Are Never Alone”

Dec 14, 2015 (The Daily Vox/All Africa Global Media via COMTEX) — Philani Sangweni (23) decided he wanted to make a difference in his community and work to end gender violence, so he joined Brothers for Life. I grew up in an environment where violence and drug use was prevalent. I used to see people [...]

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