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News in Brief 16 April 2019

  • UNESCO offers help in reconstruction of Notre Dame
  • One year into Nicaragua crisis, more than 60,000 flee country seeking refuge: UNHCR
  • Libya: WHO appeals for access amid fears ongoing hostilities may hamper medical supplies distribution
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Nicaragua crisis: One year in, more than 60,000 have fled, seeking refuge

Doctors, journalists, students and farmers are among more than 60,000 Nicaraguans who have fled the country in fear of their lives since anti-Government demonstrations began last April, UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, said on Tuesday.

Nicaragua: UN rights chief ‘deeply concerned’ over increasing criminalization of dissenters

While the Nicaraguan Government claims to want to resolve its political and social unrest, dissenters continue to be arrested and convicted, clearly hindering a conducive environment for “genuine and inclusive dialogue,” the United Nations rights chief said on Friday.

Nicaragua: UN rights chief ‘alarmed’ by imminent expulsion of key human rights groups

After the Nicaraguan Government announced that it has asked two key human rights institutions to leave the country, the UN human rights chief, Michelle Bachelet, said on Friday that she was “extremely alarmed” by a decision that means, in effect, there will be “no functioning independent human rights bodies left in Nicaragua”.

News in Brief 14 December 2018

  • Yemen ceasefire deal: ‘Potential’ now to restore humanitarian lifeline to millions
  • DRC pre-election violence must end, says UN Human Rights chief
  • Nicaraguan NGOs under risk from de-registration ruling – OHCHR
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Respect people’s peaceful assembly and fair trail rights, UN human rights wing urges Nicaragua

Nicaragua must respect the rights to free opinion and expression and to peaceful assembly, the United Nations human rights wing said on Friday, amid reports that authorities are continuing to criminalize legitimate actions of social leaders and others associated with protests that erupted in the country earlier this year.

Security Council takes up Nicaragua crisis, with some reservations

Political turmoil in Nicaragua could pose a threat to the security of countries across Central America, the UN Security Council heard on Wednesday.

News In Brief 04 September 2018

  • Clashes see Tripoli residents shelled in their own homes: UN agencies
  • UNRWA needs $200 million to continue operations in 2018
  • Caution urged in Nicaragua after UN rights team is expelled
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UN rights office calls for action to end ‘repression and retaliation’ in crisis-torn Nicaragua

The United Nations on Wednesday called for urgent action to address the human rights crisis in Nicaragua, where “repression and retaliation against demonstrators continue … as the world looks away.”

Nicaragua must end 'witch-hunt' against dissenting voices – UN human rights experts

Following weeks of civil unrest in Nicaragua, a group of 11 UN independent human rights experts urged the Government on Thursday to stop the violent repression of protestors, which has left at least 317 people dead and 1,830 injured, stressing that "no one should be detained for the exercise of their human rights”.