21 September 2015

Thousands more migrants pour into Austria

21 September 2015

Thousands of migrants on board buses and trains over the weekend have flooded into Austria from countries unable or unwilling to cope with the human tide fleeing war and poverty.

18 September 2015
Global malaria target met amid sharp drop in cases, but 3 billion people still at risk – UN

Global malaria target met amid sharp drop in cases, but 3 billion people still at risk – UN

18 September 2015

Malaria death rates have plunged by 60 per cent since 2000, but the ancient killer remains an acute public health problem with 15 countries mainly in  sub-Saharan  Africa accounting for some 80 per cent of cases and deaths globally, according to a new United Nations report released today.

17 September 2015

International Human Rights Body Rules in Favor of Prisoner Nearly Executed by California

17 September 2015

The  Inter-American  Commission on Human Rights (IAHCR) ruled that the human rights of a former death row prisoner were violated by a flawed trial and conviction that at one point resulted in him being hours away from execution.

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.