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Posts Tagged / Refugees and IDPs

  • Jul 21 / 2016
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Africa

Kenyan Refugee Camp Closures Will Have Disastrous Consequences

United Nations, May 18, 2016 (Inter Press Service/All Africa Global Media via COMTEX) — The Kenyan government’s decision to close its refugee camps will have disastrous consequences and must be reconsidered, international organisations have stated. At the end of last week, the Kenyan government announced that the “hosting of refugees has to come to an [...]

  • Jul 21 / 2016
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Middle East

UN: Amnesty Int’l tasks world leaders on human rights violations

New York, US (PANA) – Human rights watchdog, Amnesty International on Friday said that unless world leaders decisively address the widespread disregard for international law that is forcing millions of people from their homes, any moves to improve the humanitarian system will fail to tackle the underlying causes of the refugee crisis, The call was contained in [...]

  • Jul 21 / 2016
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Europe

When people smugglers were seen as heroes, and we welcomed the dispossessed

The implications of the term “smuggler” have taken a 180 degree turn in the 21st century – it has been reframed in the ubiquitous economic language of neoliberalism On 25 September, 1940, the German philosopher and critic Walter Benjamin committed suicide on the Franco-Spanish border. After torturously crossing the Pyrenees on foot, led by a [...]

  • Jul 21 / 2016
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Middle East

Senior UN officials fear organisation is failing Syrians most in need

As UN role in Madaya siege comes under scrutiny, some members say actions echo its systemic failings in Sri Lanka’s civil war Concern is mounting within the UN that its response to the Syria crisis has exposed similar systemic failings to those it had vowed to eradicate after its widely condemned handling of the final stages of Sri Lanka’s [...]

  • Jul 21 / 2016
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North America

RIGHTS – UN’s next human security challenge

The security of the human person — “human security” — is of paramount concern whether in war or peace. As a notion to guiding international and national development since the 1990s, it has gained traction in underlining freedom from want, freedom from fear and freedom to live in dignity. It is thus auspicious that the [...]

  • Jul 21 / 2016
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Africa

Security Council Renews Sanctions against South Sudan, Unanimously Adopting Resolution 2290 (2016)

Headline: Security Council Renews Sanctions against South Sudan, Unanimously Adopting Resolution 2290 (2016) ‘Disappointed’ Permanent Representative Questions Text’s ‘Interference’, Motive Expressing its deep concern at the failure of South Sudan’s leaders to end hostilities and fully implement the agreement on resolving the conflict in that country, the Security Council today renewed until 31 May 2017 [...]

  • Jul 20 / 2016
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Middle East

From Houla to Aleppo: Syria’s Srebrenica moments multiply

Joyce Karam For the 60 children, women and men who were buried under the rubble of al-Quds hospital in Aleppo, world leaders have issued statements and loud condemnations against the Assad regime before quickly resuming the talks to consider Aleppo’s inclusion in a phony cessation of hostilities” (CoH) that has become a smokescreen for inaction in [...]

  • Jul 19 / 2016
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Africa

When Stakeholders Converged to Strengthen Migration Management

Apr 24, 2016 (This Day/All Africa Global Media via COMTEX) — Recently, the Nigeria Immigration Service held its 2016 Comptroller General Annual Conference and Stakeholders Interactive Forum in Lafia, Nasarawa State. Yemi Akinsuyi writes on the event which delved into the management of migration in Nigeria. The Nigeria Immigration Service, NIS, saddled with the responsibility of the management of [...]

  • Jul 19 / 2016
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Europe

Not My Problem: UK ‘Turns a Blind Eye’ to Europe’s Migrant Crisis

They are the somber words of Marietta Provopoulou, general director of Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) which chime with the condemnation from a plethora of human rights and aid charities of the European Union‘s treatment of asylum seekers; amid accusations that Britain is “turning a blind eye” to the plight of refugees. The UK has an obligation [...]

  • Jul 19 / 2016
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Europe

Rights groups say next UN chief must tackle refugee crisis

The next United Nations secretary general must commit to a new global deal for refugees and to end the death penalty during his or her tenure, the world’s leading human rights groups said Monday. Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch and four other groups also said the next UN chief should be prepared to invoke the UN charter to prevent and end [...]