Despite some humanitarian progress in Eritrea, UN relief official urges continued aid to tackle hunger

The humanitarian situation in Eritrea – which is quite isolated and off the media radars – is “on a positive trajectory” but international donors need to give malnourishment and food insecurity continued attention, a senior United Nations relief official today said.

Food festival in Europe showcases talented refugee chefs

Refugee chefs from countries such as Afghanistan, Eritrea and Somalia are showcasing their culinary skills in restaurants across 13 European cities this month.

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News in Brief 15 June 2017 (AM)

Terror attack on popular restaurant in Somali capital condemned by UN

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UN expert urges 'bold action' to address raft of human rights abuses in Eritrea

Actions against severe human rights abuses meted out to Eritrean citizens must not be delayed, a United Nations rights expert has warned in a new report to the Geneva-based UN Human Rights Council.

Jailed Eritrean journalist awarded UN-backed press freedom prize

An imprisoned Eritrean-born journalist whose current whereabouts are not known has won a UN-backed award that celebrates freedom of the press.

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News in Brief 3 May 2017 (AM)

Security Council demonstrates “commitment” to UN Mission in Colombia

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UN and Africa: focus on UN peacekeeping, post-conflict Liberia and African refugees

Terrorism, violent extremism require more nimble peacekeeping response

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African refugees in Egypt “forgotten”

A “forgotten population” of refugees from across Africa is living in limbo in Egypt according to the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR).

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UN expert panel cites crimes against humanity committed by Eritrean authorities dating back 25 years

Eritrean officials have committed crimes against humanity since 1991, including enslavement, imprisonment, enforced disappearances, torture, other inhumane acts, persecution, rape and murder, a member of the former United Nations Commission of Inquiry on Human Rights in the country reported to UN Member States.

“Moral impact” of migrant issue on Monaco

The migrant and refugee crisis in Europe has had a strong “moral impact’ on the tiny Principality of Monaco according to Minister of State, Serge Telle.

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