16 September 2015
Afghan refugee teacher honoured with UN award for tireless efforts to educate girls

Afghan refugee teacher honoured with UN award for tireless efforts to educate girls

16 September 2015

Afghan refugee teacher Aqeela Asifi, who has dedicated her life to bringing education to refugee girls in Pakistan, has been named as the winner of the United Nations annual Nansen Award.

15 September 2015
Migrant crisis: Hungary declares emergency at Serbia border

Migrant crisis: Hungary declares emergency at Serbia border

15 September 2015

Hungary has declared a state of emergency in two southern counties as tough new laws to stop migrants entering illegally came into force.

14 September 2015

Migrants: queues build at border as Germany suspends Schengen

14 September 2015

Germany has temporarily  re-introduced  border checks as it tries to deal with a record influx of refugees and migrants.

11 September 2015
UN and partners report ‘extremely alarming’ food insecurity figures in Afghanistan

UN and partners report ‘extremely alarming’ food insecurity figures in Afghanistan

11 September 2015

UN and partners report ‘extremely alarming’ food insecurity figures in Afghanistan.

The number of people in Afghanistan resorting to selling land or turning to friends or family for help because of food insecurity has doubled in the last year, according to a joint report released today by the United Nations and partner agencies.

10 September 2015

Ecuador: Media Freedom Group Facing Shutdown

10 September 2015

The Correa administration is moving to shut down Ecuador’s leading media freedom group, Human Rights Watch said today. The government should immediately end its attacks on the country’s independent human rights organizations.

09 September 2015

Child mortality falls by 50% since 1990 – report

09 September 2015

Child mortality has fallen by more than 50% since 1990, a report by the World Health Organization and UN children’s agency Unicef says.

08 September 2015
North and South Koreas agree to rare family reunions

North and South Koreas agree to rare family reunions

08 September 2015

North and South Korea have agreed to hold rare reunions for families separated by the Korean War, according to Seoul.

07 September 2015
Migrants reach Austria and Germany after long ordeal

Migrants reach Austria and Germany after long ordeal

07 September 2015

Austria and Germany have taken in thousands of migrants who crossed the border after days stuck in Hungary.

04 September 2015
Conflict keeps millions of children out of school in Middle East and North Africa, warns new UNICEF report

Conflict keeps millions of children out of school in Middle East and North Africa, warns new UNICEF report

04 September 2015

More than 13 million — that is the number of children who are prevented from attending school by surging conflict and political upheaval across the Middle East and North Africa, according to a new report released by the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF).

03 September 2015

Europe can do more to protect refugees

03 September 2015

For many years European countries have been warned about the inadequacy of their immigration and asylum systems. Now, with increased refugee arrivals and more frequent tragedies, this system is showing all its weaknesses. But refugee arrivals are not the real cause of this collapse. The real reason is political, the Council of Europe’s Commissioner for Human Rights Nils Muižnieks said in a written statement.