Refugees & IDPs

Aug 09, 2018

UNPO Observes International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples 2018

Today, Thursday 9 August 2018, is the 24th International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples since its creation by the United Nations in December 1994. The date was chosen because it marks the first meeting of the UN Working Group on Indigenous Populations in 1982. For the occasion, the United Nations’ Indigenous Peoples and Development Branch is hosting a commemorative event at the UN...

Aug 09, 2018

UNPO Observes International Day of the World’s...

Today, Thursday 9 August 2018, is the 24th International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples since its creation by the United Nations in December 1994. The date was chosen because it marks the...

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Aug 02, 2018

Iranian Kurdistan: Kurdish Professor Awarded Prestigious...

This year [2018], the Fields Medal, one of the world’s most prestigious mathematical prizes, was handed to three individuals including Professor Caucher Birkar. An Iranian Kurd, Professor Birkar...

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Jul 27, 2018

Opinion: Once Again EU Fails to Adopt Resolution...

In this op-ed Shima Silavi, Executive Director of Ahwaz Human Rights Organisation (AHRO), gives her response to the recently published draft of the Annual Report on Human Rights and Democracy in the...

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Jun 14, 2018

Ambazonia: ACHPR Adopts Resolution 395 (LXII)...

The African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights (ACHPR), met at its 62nd Ordinary Session in Nouakchott, Islamic Republic of Mauritania, from 25 April to 9 May 2018. During this session it adopted...

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Mar 29, 2018

East Turkestan: Chinese Government Continues Forcefully...

The issue of China’s intolerance towards the Uighur population is not often discussed, yet its diaspora of 1-1.6m is greater in size than the very vocal Tibetan diaspora. China’s disturbing...

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Mar 26, 2018

Ambazonia: Nigeria Hands over 47 Asylum-seekers...

In late January 2018, Nigeria forcefully returned 47 Southern Cameroonians asylum seekers to Cameroonian authorities. This decision constitutes a violation of the principle of non refoulement - enshrined...

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Mar 20, 2018

Oromo: Over 8,000 Ethiopians Flee to Kenya after...

A humanitarian crisis is in the making in Moyale town, situated on both sides of the Ethiopia-Kenya border, according to the International Red Cross. Following the execution of nine civilians and the wounding...

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Feb 16, 2018

Hmong: Refugees in the US Recounts His Story of...

Members of the Hmong community in Minnesota, United States recount their history and ordeal to escape persecution and state violence in Vietnam and Laos. Through cultural activities such as those happening...

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