UN Human Rights Office

News in Brief Tuesday 7 November - Geneva (AM)

Yemen blockade puts millions at risk, warn UN agencies

A blockade on basic supplies to Yemen threatens millions of people and should be lifted immediately, the UN said on Tuesday.

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News in Brief 22 August 2017 (AM)

Appeal for justice for ISIL’s women victims in Iraq

Authorities in Iraq are being urged to ensure that thousands of women and girls who survived rape and other sexual violence committed by ISIL fighters receive care, protection and justice.

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News in Brief 28 July 2017 (AM) - Geneva

Syria reaches "low point" on aid deliveries: OCHA

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Upsurge in violence forces 88,000 people in CAR to flee: UNHCR

An upsurge in violence in the Central African Republic (CAR) has forced more than 88,000 people to flee their homes, a spokesperson for the UN refugee agency, UNHCR, has said.

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News in Brief 16 May 2017 (PM)

Peacekeepers under fire again in Mali

UN Peacekeepers with the MINUMSA stabilization mission have come under fire again in their camp in Timbuktu, according to reports on Tuesday.

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News in brief 28 April (AM)

 Arkansas executions “deeply troubling” says UN human rights office

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News in Brief 18 April 2017 (PM)

UN human rights office welcomes “emblematic” Nepal murder conviction

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News in Brief 23 March 2017 (PM)

Heavy fighting in south eastern CAR: UN mission

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“Important” for more Ukrainian women to enter politics

It’s important for Ukrainian women to be an empowered voice in politics and represent vulnerable groups such as those displaced by conflict in the east.

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News in Brief 10 March 2017 (AM) – Geneva

Mass destruction and killings linked to Turkey security operation

Details have been released of widespread destruction and death in Turkey during Government security operations against Kurdish separatists.

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