Dangers for unaccompanied child migrants causes deep concern

Dangers for unaccompanied child migrants causes deep concern

WNN Breaking (WNN/UNNC) United Nations New York, U.S., AMERICAS: Deeply concerned by the “urgent humanitarian situation” of unaccompanied child migrants from Central America, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has called for Governments of countries where the children start, continue or finish their journeys, to protect their dignity and human rights. “Unaccompanied minors, including those under seven years […]

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 […]

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 […]

Driest season in decades hits Jordan's Dead Sea

Driest season in decades hits Jordan's Dead Sea

WNN partner IRIN for – WNN EarthWATCH (WNN/IRIN) Amman, JORDAN, WESTERN ASIA: Jordan, one of the world’s most water scarce states, is facing a “perfect storm of pressures” including chronic scarcity, over-use, waste, and a massive increase in demand caused by refugee arrivals, according to a report published this month by the NGO Mercy Corps. […]

6,000 displaced persons rescued, including newborns & children, off Italy's coast

6,000 displaced persons rescued, including newborns & children, off Italy's coast

WNN Breaking (WNN) United Nations, Geneva, SWITZERLAND, WESTERN EUROPE: The Italian Navy has rescued approximately 6,000 displaced persons, including infants and children, from the waters of the Mediterranean sea in the past four days, outlines the UNHCR – United Nations Refugee Agency. Trying to find a place of safety many of those who were rescued […]

BURMA/MYANMAR: Ethnic indigenous Chin christians afraid to return home

BURMA/MYANMAR: Ethnic indigenous Chin christians afraid to return home

IRIN for WNN Justice (WNN/IRIN) Aizawl, BURMA/MYANMAR, SOUTHEAST ASIA: Recent political reforms have not improved conditions in Myanmar’s northwestern Chin State, but life in neighbouring India – where many Chin people continue to seek asylum and livelihoods – often means surviving without legal protection and encountering tensions with host communities, experts say. A 1988 uprising […]

THAILAND: Minority Rohingya children face critical trafficking dangers

THAILAND: Minority Rohingya children face critical trafficking dangers

Human Rights Watch –  WNN Improve It (WNN/HRW) Bangkok, THAILAND, SOUTH-EASTERN ASIA:  Thailand’s government should urgently send ethnic Rohingya children from Burma and their families to safe and open family shelters. New research documents abuses by Thai authorities, who should take action against camps in southern Thailand used for trafficking Rohingya and punish officials complicit in […]

[African] Women asylum seekers protest against Israel

[African] Women asylum seekers protest against Israel

Sapa-AFP – Mail & Guadian – Tuesday, 21 January 2014 (originally published 15 Jan) Thousands of African women and children asylum-seekers in Israel marched in Tel Aviv on Wednesday against the Jewish state’s immigration policies, an Agence France-Presse correspondent said. “We are refugees,” women chanted, many of them carrying infants or pushing prams along the […]

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