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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.
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.
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.
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.
Hungary has declared a state of emergency in two southern counties as tough new laws to stop migrants entering illegally came into force.
Germany has temporarily re-introduced border checks as it tries to deal with a record influx of refugees and migrants.
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.
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.
Child mortality has fallen by more than 50% since 1990, a report by the World Health Organization and UN children’s agency Unicef says.