World News

  • March 14, 2016

    As the Syria conflict enters its sixth year and peace talks resume today in Geneva, Christian Aid has implored the international community to keep on working for peace.

  • March 14, 2016

    Unless the needs and rights of the more than eight million Syrian children are addressed, an entire generation will be lost, along with decades of development progress,UNICEF warns in a new report ) that calls on the international community to protect the youngest civilians amidst “a children's crisis.”

  • March 11, 2016

    Policymakers, programme managers, and service providers – including faith communities – must use more human rights norms and standards to guide a global response to HIV, said a statement submitted by the Ecumenical Advocacy Alliance, an ecumenical initiative of the World Council of Churches, to the Human Rights Council.

  • March 11, 2016

    Saudi Arabia has claimed to the UN Human Rights Council that it “fights torture” and guarantees fair trials – despite the planned execution of three juveniles who were tortured into 'confessions'.

  • March 10, 2016

    European leaders, meeting on 7 March in Brussels, have closed the Balkan route being used by refugees to enter and travel through the EU, in a move Christian Aid warns could be inhumane. 

  • March 9, 2016

    Survival International has launched a campaign calling for an end to a draconian system in Botswana which has broken Bushmen families apart and denied them access to their land. Critics such as veteran anti-apartheid activist Michael Dingake have compared the system to the apartheid-era pass laws.

  • March 8, 2016

    Despite modest gains in some regions in the world, millions of women are losing ground in their quest for equality in the world of work, according to a new report prepared by the UN International Labour Organisation (ILO) as part of the its Women at Work Centenary Initiative .

  • March 7, 2016

    The United Nations’ expert on torture has condemned the use of the death penalty in countries including Saudi Arabia, Egypt and Iran, saying executions are “tantamount to torture”, and barred by international law.

  • March 5, 2016

    One hundred prisoners in Ghezel Hessar prison, Iran, have been told to prepare for impending execution following a pause in hangings ahead of last week’s parliamentary elections. All of the prisoners face execution for alleged drug offences.

  • March 4, 2016

    Homelessness is found in every country in the world and is spreading with impunity, a UN human rights expert has warned, calling on governments to recognise homelessness as a human rights crisis and commit to its eradication by 2030, in line with the new UN Sustainable Development Goals.