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New York: The UN agency that supports Palestinian refugees, UNRWA, on Tuesday appealed for $1.6 billion to support its lifesaving work this year amid acute regional crises and chronic funding shortfalls. more
China wants to make sure that Uyghur genocide is never discussed: Human rights lawyer

London: Irish-British human rights lawyer Emma Reilly, a whistleblower who was fired after warning her bosses at the United Nations Human Rights office that China was getting information ...

Immediately release sick Chinese journalist, rights experts urge

New York: UN-appointed independent human rights experts urged the Chinese authorities on Monday to release on humanitarian grounds, imprisoned citizen journalist and human rights defender ...

Half of Afghanistan's population face acute hunger as humanitarian needs grow to record levels: UN

Kabul: More than half the population of Afghanistan – a record 22.8 million people - will face acute food insecurity from November, according to the latest Integrated Food Security ...

‘Sexism and misogyny’ heightened; women’s freedoms suppressed

New York: Gender-based violence, hate speech and disinformation are being used extensively online and offline, to chill or kill women’s freedom of expression, an independent UN huma ...

Guterres criticizes ‘unprecedented expulsion’ of staff from Ethiopia; calls for focus on saving lives

New York: UN Secretary-General António Guterres on Wednesday urged authorities in Ethiopia to allow vital humanitarian work there to continue, following the recent decision to decl ...

Children ‘indoctrinated’ to fight for insurgents in Mozambique: UNICEF

New York: In northern Mozambique, worrying reports emerged on Tuesday that children as young as five have been shown how to handle weapons and indoctrinated to fight with insurgents.

Refugee Leader Murder: Local Bangladeshi court sends two suspects to 3-day remand

Cox's Bazar: A local Bangladeshi court on Sunday sent two suspects arrested in connection with the killing of Rohingya refugee leader Mohib Ullah at a refugee camp in Ukhiya to three ...

UN rights chief calls for investigation into ‘heartbreaking’ killing of veteran Rohingya activist

New York: The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights on Friday called for a prompt, thorough, and effective investigation into the killing of a veteran Rohingya activist at a refugee camp ...

US plan to increase refugee resettlement welcomed by UNHCR

New York: United States President Joe Biden’s proposal to raise the target for refugee resettlement there in the coming fiscal year to 125,000 people, has been welcomed by the UN re ...