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Huge cuts to homelessness services will trigger a surge in the number of people forced to sleep on the streets and pile more pressure on hard-pressed NHS and social care services, charities have said.
Over 40 per cent of Syrian refugee children in Turkey missing out on education, despite massive increase in enrolment rates — UNICEF
Nearly half a million Syrian refugee children are currently enrolled in schools across Turkey. But despite a more than 50 per cent increase in enrolment since last June, over 40 per cent of children of school-going age — or 380,000 child refugees — are still missing out on an education, said UNICEF on 19 January.
The number of dead has risen to at least 76 people in the accidental Nigerian air force strike on a camp for displaced people, according to the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement (ICRC).
On 17 January, nearly a quarter of a billion children and young people world-wide are bullied each year, according to a report released today by the United Nations educational and cultural agency, which found that bullies like to pick on children because of their looks, have ethnic or cultural differences, or due to gender or sexual orientation.
Sweeping new laws are driving Europe into a deep and dangerous state of permanent securitization, Amnesty International said on the publication of a comprehensive human rights analysis of counter-terrorism measures across 14 EU member states.
At least 26 people have died during a 14-hour riot in a Brazilian prison, police said, BBC reported on 15 January.
The European Union and its member states compromised core human rights values in responding to the multiple challenges facing the bloc in 2016, Human Rights Watch said today in its World Report 2017.
11 January 2017 — Sounding the alarm over the situation of thousands of migrants, asylum seekers and others enduring extreme cold conditions across Europe and Eastern Mediterranean, the United Nations migration agency has appealed for immediate action to save them from freezing to death.
OSCE media freedom representative expresses concern that UK legal provision could have damaging impact on the country’s press
VIENNA, 10 January 2017 — The OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media Dunja Mijatović today expressed her concern about the commencement of a legal provision in the United Kingdom which would only shield press defendants from costs in legal proceedings if they are members of an officially recognized press regulator. Discussions by the UK government on implementing Section 40 of the Crime and Courts Act 2013 are in their last day of consultations.
Chairman of National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) Justice HL Dattu has expressed serious concern over Maoist violence, deteriorating healthcare and education, trafficking or women and children, socio-economic backwardness of the KBK region, violation of rights of people during acquisition of land for various developmental projects and lack of implementation of the Forest Rights Act in Odisha.