News in brief 5 September 2017 - Geneva (AM)

More than 5,000 civilians killed in Yemen as UN’s Zeid renews call for international probe

The humanitarian crisis is the worst in the world in Yemen where there’s little hope of a negotiated end to hostilities soon.

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News in brief 29 August 2017 (AM) - Geneva

Myanmar urged to open borders for all fleeing Rakhine violence

Access to communities in need of help in Myanmar’s Rakhine state remains “severely restricted” amid what the UN has called a “dramatic worsening” of the security situation there.

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Myanmar: UN welcomes final assessment of independent advisory panel on Rakhine state

The United Nations today welcomed the release of the final report of an independent advisory body looking into the situation in Myanmar's Rakhine state.

Myanmar: Muslim, Rakhine women bond over literacy classes

Women belonging to different religious minorities in the restive Rakhine State in Myanmar are mending fences as they learn to read, write and sew, the UN said on Friday.

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News in Brief 31 May 2017 (AM)

The UN Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) has condemned Wednesday’s “indiscriminate suicide attack” in the capital, Kabul, which has left dozens dead and more than 300 injured.

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News in Brief 27 February 2017 (AM)

Human rights fundamental to “the future we want” and reaching SDGs

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Report depicts violations against Rohingya in Myanmar

Members of the minority Rohingya community in Myanmar have reported mass gang rapes, killings, beatings and other violations they have suffered at the hands of the security forces.

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Rohingya refugees want "a normal life in safety and in dignity"

Rohingya refugees like "all of us" are searching for "a normal life in safety and in dignity."

That's according to Ravina Shamdasani, from the UN Human Rights Office (OHCHR).

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Protecting victims of irregular migration in Asia

Over the past year nearly 90,000 people, mostly Rohingya people from Myanmar and citizens from Bangladesh, have risked their lives crossing the Bay of Bengal and the Andaman Sea.

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