Americas

Americas' action plan launched to protect human rights defenders

A plan has been launched to address what one UN body considers among the most pressing problems in the Americas: protection of human rights defenders.

The region accounted for three out of every four recorded murders of these activists worldwide in 2016.

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Cricket helping young hurricane evacuees “Return to Happiness”

Cricket is helping Caribbean children to forget the horrors of Hurricane Irma.

The Category 5 storm, which hit in early September, decimated the tiny island of Barbuda, forcing families to seek shelter on the sister island of Antigua.

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Shelters in storm-ravaged nation fight gender-based violence

Managers of shelters in hurricane-ravaged Antigua and Barbuda are being trained to make sure these locations are safe spaces for women and girls.

The tiny Caribbean island nation was devastated by Hurricane Irma, a category 5 storm which struck last month.

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Support from the UN to end cholera in Haiti will continue

Support from the UN to help Haiti finally put an end to cholera, will continue when a new UN Mission for Justice Support, known as MINUJUSTH,

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Remote health centre teams in devastated Dominica need support

Medical staff trying to keep basic services going on the devastated Caribbean island of Dominica urgently need support, including reliable food supplies.

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Homes “destroyed” and green hills “turned brown” in Dominica: UNDP

Dominica is “getting a grip” on recovery following a devastating hurricane which destroyed homes and turned swathes of the emerald-green Caribbean island, muddy brown.

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First ever Cuban music industry strategy will add jobs, share heritage

The cultural heritage of Cuba’s vibrant music industry has enormous potential to enrich the world.

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Hurricane island expat: I still haven’t heard from Dominica relatives

A UN worker in Geneva who is from one of the Caribbean islands devastated by Hurricane Maria has spoken of her fears for her family there, whom she has been unable to contact.

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UN Gender Focus: Protecting LGBTI defenders in Honduras, justice in Afghanistan, and raising awareness of children in armed conflict

Experts call for more action to protect LGBTI defenders in Honduras

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More protection needed for LGBTI defenders in Honduras

Authorities in Honduras are being urged by UN human rights experts to do more to protect activists who defend the rights of sexual minorities in the Central American country.

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