political crisis

Venezuelans ‘teetering on the brink of survival’ warn UN human rights experts

United Nations independent experts demanded on Wednesday that the Venezuelan Government take concrete actions to tackle the devastating impact on basic human rights of the country’s economic crisis.

Nicaragua: After two years of crisis, more than 100,000 have fled the country

Over the past two years, more than 100,000 people in Nicaragua have sought asylum abroad, reportedly fleeing persecution and human rights abuses, the UN refugee agency, UNHCR, said on Tuesday.

News in Brief 24 January 2019

  • Venezuela’s anti-Government protests spark UN chief’s concern
  • An educated world spells progress, as UN marks new International Day
  • Mitigate extreme weather risks, urges new disaster risk report
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Libya “governed by chaos and anarchy” says UN envoy

Libya is “governed by chaos and anarchy” and it’s going to take time for it to become a functioning state again.

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Guinea-Bissau calm after dismissal of government

Guinea-Bissau remains calm after the president dismissed the government over a row with the prime minister, according to a senior UN envoy to the West African country.

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Elections “complicate” political crisis in Burundi

Presidential elections in Burundi have complicated the political crisis in the Great Lakes country, according to a senior United Nations official in the region.
Burundi has been in political turmoil ever since the incumbent President decided to run for a third term.
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