IRAQ: Christian & ethnic minorities flee homes under insurgent violence

IRAQ: Christian & ethnic minorities flee homes under insurgent violence

WNN Breaking (WNN/UNNC) United Nations, New York, U.S., AMERICAS: Two special advisors to Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon strongly condemned today what could amount to war crimes committed in Iraq by terrorist and armed groups, such as the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), and raised special concern about the impacts of the deteriorating security […]

It’s 2014: Why are Haitians still living in makeshift tents?

It’s 2014: Why are Haitians still living in makeshift tents?

Anastasia Moloney for Thomson Reuters Foundation – WNN Improve It (WNN/TRF) Bogotá, COLOMBIA, AMERICAS: Four years after a massive earthquake hit Haiti, around 170,000 people made homeless by the disaster are still living in makeshift tent settlements in dire conditions and are at threat of being forced out of the camps, rights group Amnesty International […]

Clean water infrastructure desperately needed in Haiti say IDP advocates

Clean water infrastructure desperately needed in Haiti say IDP advocates

Camilo Ramirez  – WNN Opinion (WNN) Port-au-Prince, HAITI: As Haiti marks the two-year anniversary of the devastating January 12, 2010 earthquake, TransAfrica, the Institute for Justice & Democracy in Haiti, Let Haiti Live and the Center for Constitutional Rights are recommending immediate changes to recovery efforts to ensure that critical human rights concerns are addressed. […]

Haiti advocates press legal petition as IDP hardship reaches all-time highs

Haiti advocates press legal petition as IDP hardship reaches all-time highs

WNN Features (WNN) PORT-AU-PRINCE: Following seven months after Hurricane Tomas hit the Haitian region, hardship for the remaining 680,000 homeless tent-city residents is now reaching an all-time high. On November 5, 2010, Hurricane Tomas, with 130 kph winds, brought massive floods ushering in an expanded outbreak of cholera as make-shift tents and tarpaulins were ripped […]

Anti-rape legal experts mobilize for change in Haiti

Anti-rape legal experts mobilize for change in Haiti

Lys Anzia – WNN Features Images of Port-au-Prince, Haiti under massive death, destruction and rubble are starting to fade from the media, but conditions of squalor and psychological aftershocks remain as Haiti deals with a persistent crisis – an ongoing sexual violence directed against innocent women and girls. Releasing a strategic plan for family housing […]