26 May 2016

Boat carrying hundreds of migrants capsized in Mediterranean Sea

26 May 2016

On 25 May, an overcrowded boat carrying hundreds of migrants capsized in the Mediterranean Sea, killing at least five. 562 people had been pulled to safety off the coast of Libya.

25 May 2016
International Missing Children’s Day celebrated on 25 May

International Missing Children’s Day celebrated on 25 May

25 May 2016

25 May is now widely known as Missing Children’s Day, with the forget-me-not flower as its emblem. In 2001, 25 May was first formally recognized as International Missing Children’s Day (IMCD), thanks to a joint effort on the part of ICMEC, Missing Children Europe and the European Commission.

24 May 2016

Kenya Cord alliance protests turn deadly

24 May 2016

At least three people have died in western Kenya during opposition protests calling for electoral reforms, police say.

23 May 2016

Yemen: Children among civilians killed and maimed in cluster bomb ‘minefields’

23 May 2016

On 23 May, Amnesty International urged all states to ensure that no party to the conflict in Yemen is supplied — either directly or indirectly — with weapons, munitions, military equipment or technology that would be used in the conflict until they stop serious violations of international human rights and humanitarian law.

20 May 2016
Human rights activists call on authorities to investigate police misconduct during Hindu spring festival in Dushanbe

Human rights activists call on authorities to investigate police misconduct during Hindu spring festival in Dushanbe

20 May 2016

The NGO Coalition Against Torture called on the Tajik authorities to promptly investigate the police actions during Celebrations marking a Hindu spring festival in Dushanbe, BBC reported on 20 May.

19 May 2016

‘Nobody Left Outside’ campaign launched as UN warns of dire shelter conditions for refugees

19 May 2016

On 18 May, the United Nations refugee agency launched the Nobody Left Outside campaign that calls on the private sector to contribute funds for shelter solutions for two million refugees.

18 May 2016
French trade unions continue fight against labour reform

French trade unions continue fight against labour reform

18 May 2016

A week of strikes has begun in France in response to new labour reforms introduced without parliament’s approval. Though the reforms have already been forced through, supporters of industrial action remain undeterred.

17 May 2016

Journalist covering protests in Egypt jailed for two years

17 May 2016

A criminal court in Cairo sentenced Ali Abdeen, a photographer for the news website El-Fagr, to two years in jail. Abdeen, who was sentenced on May 14 alongside 50 others, was convicted of inciting illegal protests, obstructing traffic, and publishing false news.

16 May 2016

UN calls to fight discrimination and violence within family

16 May 2016

The rise of violent extremism, the effects of forced displacement, extreme weather events and other challenges are taking a heavy toll on the health and integrity of families in crisis situations, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said today, marking the International Day of Families with a call for Governments to support the crucial role of families in all their diverse forms.

12 May 2016
Council of Europe: Report on refugees’ situation in Greece and «the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia»

Council of Europe: Report on refugees’ situation in Greece and «the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia»

12 May 2016

A new report addressing the situation of refugees and migrants in Greece and «the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia» was published on 11 May by Special Representative on Migration and Refugees of the Council of Europe’s Secretary General Tomáš Boček.