North Africa

News in Brief 25 June 2018

  • Responsibility to protect strengthens sovereignty, says UN chief
  • Territorial integrity at risk in Middle Eastern and North African countries, Security Council hears
  • Finding new homes for refugees — a major challenge: UN report
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News in Brief 27 September 2017 (AM)

UN rights chief “appalled” by mass execution in Iraq

UN Human Rights High Commissioner Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein said he is “appalled” at the mass execution of prisoners in Iraq over the weekend.

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News in Brief 11 September (AM)

UN chief saddened by loss of life due to Mexico earthquake

The UN chief António Guterres has offered his condolences to the government and people of Mexico following a deadly earthquake that struck the provinces of Oaxaca, Chiapas and Tabasco, during the night of 7 September.

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News in Brief 25 May 2017 – (AM)

Children from North Africa “literally dying” to get to Europe: UNICEF

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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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Children bound for Europe “sell their bodies – their only currency”

Disturbing new details have emerged of the abuse suffered by children travelling from North Africa to Europe on people trafficking routes through Libya.

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News in Brief 24 February 2017 (AM) – Geneva

Israeli soldier’s sentence for shooting “excessively lenient”: UN

The punishment handed down to an Israeli soldier found guilty of shooting dead a wounded Palestinian is “excessively lenient”, the UN Human Rights Office said on Friday.

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UN Gender Focus: ending violence against women, digital economy and youth unemployment

Violence against women, the worldwide scourge

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Mediterranean death toll hits record high

The death toll among refugees and migrants attempting to cross the Mediterranean Sea has reached an all-time high, the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) has reported.

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