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News in Brief 5 December 2017 - Geneva (AM)

Zeid: Myanmar refugee crisis may be genocide

Violence in Myanmar that has caused more than 625,000 people to flee to Bangladesh may amount to genocide, the UN human rights chief said on Tuesday.

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News in Brief 4 December 2017 - Geneva (AM)

Yemen: desperate families trapped by armed clashes, airstrikes

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General Assembly elects new members to UN Human Rights Council

The General Assembly today elected, by secret ballot, 15 States to serve on the Human Rights Council, the highest intergovernmental body in the United Nations system for matters relating to protection and promotion of human rights worldwide.

News in Brief 19 September 2017 - Geneva (AM)

No let-up in misery of Myanmar refugees sheltering in Bangladesh

Efforts are under way to prevent the humanitarian crisis involving Myanmar refugees in Bangladesh from turning into a disaster, the UN said on Tuesday.

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Myanmar violence may be “textbook" ethnic cleansing: Zeid

States which commit “the most egregious violations” should be excluded from the Human Rights Council, while violence in Myanmar may be “textbook…ethnic cleansing”, the UN’s top rights official said on Monday.

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News in Brief 7 September 2017 - Geneva (AM)

Venezuela and Qatar to address Human Rights Council’s upcoming session

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News in Brief 4 September 2017 - Geneva (AM)

"Reasonable grounds" to believe crimes against humanity in Burundi, says UN panel

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News in Brief 9 June 2017 – Geneva

40,000 Raqqa children in line of fire as Syria fighting intensifies – UNICEF

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News in Brief 6 June 2017 (AM) – Geneva

Mosul civilians lie dead in street: Zeid tells Human Rights Council

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News in Brief 15 May 2017 (AM)

Poverty impacting 25% of children in Middle East and North Africa

Poverty is continuing to impact at least 29 million children across the Middle East and North Africa, or one in four children in the region.

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