Rwanda expands refugee 'one-stop' care centers for rape victims

Rwanda expands refugee 'one-stop' care centers for rape victims

WNN Breaking (WNN) Kigali, RWANDA, EASTERN AFRICA: To curb continuing cases of rape violence in Rwanda’s refugee camps, the government of Rwanda along with the United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) is now establishing what has been termed the new ‘one-stop’ centers that will bring both police security and health care staff together in […]

“We must stay focused until the job is done.” UN works to stop malaria

“We must stay focused until the job is done.” UN works to stop malaria

UN News Centre – WNN Breaking (WNN/UNNC) United Nations New York, UNITED STATES, AMERICAS: The tide has turned on malaria, with mortality rates for children in Africa down by half, but a stronger surveillance system is urgently needed to prevent new outbreaks and resurgences, United Nations officials today warned, marking the sixth annual World Malaria […]

Local organizations work to save elephants in Kenya

Local organizations work to save elephants in Kenya

Gabe Joselow for VOA – WNN Breaking (WNN/VOA) Tsavo, KENYA, EASTERN AFRICA: Kenya is conducting an aerial census of the elephant population in a national park that has been the scene of gruesome poaching incidents in the last year. An intensive effort is underway to count and protect the threatened elephant population. Pilots are taking […]

UN expert reveals troubling Africa destination for sex-trafficking

UN expert reveals troubling Africa destination for sex-trafficking

WNN Breaking (WNN/UNOHCHR) United Nations, Geneva, SWITZERLAND, WESTERN EUROPE: “Yes Seychelles is an island but not an island out of reach of traffickers and their nefarious activities in today’s globalised world,” the United Nations Special Rapporteur on trafficking in persons, Joy Ngozi Ezeilo, warned* on Friday at the end of her first official visit to […]

"Many lives are at stake," says UN Human Rights Chief Ms. Navi Pillay

"Many lives are at stake," says UN Human Rights Chief Ms. Navi Pillay

WNN Breaking (WNN/UN) United Nations, Geneva, SWITZERLAND, WESTERN EUROPE: The Central African Republic is now at a critical juncture, United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay warned on Monday, amid renewed fighting and the flight of ex-Séléka and Muslim civilians towards the north of the country. Since 21 January, clashes between anti-Balaka and […]

Uganda’s anti-homosexuality bill “a large step backwards for human rights”

Uganda’s anti-homosexuality bill “a large step backwards for human rights”

WNN Breaking (WNN) New York, New York, UNITED STATES, AMERICAS: In a statement made recently, President of AJWS – American Jewish World Service Ruth Messinger spoke clearly in opposition to Uganda’s new Anti-homosexuality Bill, known by many activists around the world as the ‘Kill-the-Gays’ bill. Although the Ugandan Parliament did not place the death sentence […]

UNICEF asks for swift investigations into alleged child killings

UNICEF asks for swift investigations into alleged child killings

WNN Breaking (WNN/UNNC) United Nations New York, UNITED STATES, AMERICAS: The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has urged the transitional government in the Central African Republic (CAR) to immediately investigate recent allegations of killings of children amid the renewed violence in the country. “Any allegation of children being killed should be taken very seriously and […]