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New York: During her first official visit to Bangladesh, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Michelle Bachelet, met with a host of officials, civil society representatives and Rohingya refugees on Tuesday. more
‘Immensely bleak’ future for Afghanistan unless massive human rights reversal, experts warn

New York: The international community must dramatically increase efforts to urge the de facto authorities in Afghanistan to adhere to basic human rights principles, a group of UN independ ...

Dozens missing after migrant boat sinks in Aegean Sea – UNHCR

New York: Dozens of people are said to be missing after a boat of migrants and refugees sank in the Aegean Sea on Wednesday off the Greek island of Karpathos, according to the UN refugee ...

Myanmar: Crimes against humanity committed systematically, says UN report

New York: Crimes against humanity continue to be systematically committed in Myanmar, with ongoing conflicts severely impacting women and children, according to a UN report released on Tu ...

Ethiopia: Without immediate funding, 750,000 refugees will have ‘nothing to eat’

New York: UN agencies appealed on Tuesday for $73 million over the next six months to provide food rations to more than 750,000 people seeking refuge in Ethiopia.

Xinjiang officials use China’s anti-crime campaign to target those Uyghurs who are 'disloyal'

Xinjiang: A police officer has said authorities in the Chinese city of Xinjiang are using the government’s 100-day crackdown on criminals and fugitives to target Uyghurs deemed &ldq ...

UN renews commitment to Yazidi community eight years after ISIL onslaught

New York: Every effort must be made to support the Yazidi community in Iraq, the United Nations said on Wednesday, marking eight years since the extremist group ISIL launched a brutal ass ...

Press freedom increasingly under threat in Cambodia – UN human rights report

New York: Amid growing restrictions on civic space and press freedoms in Cambodia, journalists are being increasingly subjected to various forms of harassment, pressure, and violence, acc ...

Uyghur Rights activists in Turkey demonstrate against Chinese policies

Istanbul: Uyghurs Rights activists in Turkey, as part of a global campaign “Stand4Uyghurs”, recently hosted  a protest to call out against the genocide being perpetrated ...

Jordan: As vast Za’atari refugee camp turns 10, Syrians face uncertain future

New York: Ten years since Jordan’s Za’atari camp opened its doors to 80,000 displaced Syrians, poverty now affects an increasing number of residents who face an uncertain futu ...