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A UN-appointed commission has warned that the situation in Eritrea can no longer be ignored and calls on the UNHCR to maintain scrutiny on human rights abuses in the country.
Amnesty Interntional has welcomed today's publication of the findings of the United Nations Independent Commission of Inquiry’s report into last year’s 50-day conflict in Gaza.
Just hours after innocent juvenile Aftab Bahadur was hanged, Pakistan’s Supreme Court has refused to hear an appeal for Shafqat Hussain, says the legal charity Reprieve.
Millions of people in Iraq are in need of greater assistance, says the UN Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs, following a two-day visit to the country
The UN has expressed grave concern over the security and humanitarian situation in South Sudan and called for an end to the harrassment of humanitarian personnel.
When young people have decent jobs, political weight, negotiating muscle and real influence in the world, they will create a better future, says the UN Secretary-General.
The international community must intensify efforts to provide regular and safe avenues of migration and access to protection, says UN chief Ban Ki-moon.
Amid reports of political upheaval in Burundi, the UN Secretary-General has called for calm and restraint and urged the country's leaders to preserve peace and stability.
Despite huge challenges in getting access, the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) has managed to deliver humanitarian supplies to Qamishli in north-east Syria.
In the first three months of 2015, civilian casualties from ground engagements rose by eight per cent compared to the same period last year, according to newly released UN figures.