Environment

Aug 08, 2019

Somaliland: Hundreds of Thousands Climate Refugees Forced to Abandon Way of Life

In Somaliland, continuing droughts resulting from fast climate change have eroded the agricultural and pastoralist ways of life of many Somalilanders. As a result, many have fled their homes in rural areas to seek better job opportunities in the big cities. These Internally Displaces Persons (IDPs) figure over 600,000 in Somaliland, most of whom reside in large camps. Conditions in these camps...

Aug 08, 2019

Somaliland: Hundreds of Thousands Climate Refugees...

In Somaliland, continuing droughts resulting from fast climate change have eroded the agricultural and pastoralist ways of life of many Somalilanders. As a result, many have fled their homes in rural...

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Jul 25, 2019

Madhesh: Nepalese Lawmakers Discuss Relief and...

Ever since the region was given to Nepal by the East India Company, the Madhesh people have faced discrimination by the Nepalese government and there has been an increased call for more autonomy in the...

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Jul 15, 2019

Hmong in Isolation

UNPO and Congress of World Hmong People submit joint report to the UN highlighting the desperate plight of the Hmong in Laos.

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Jun 03, 2019

Gilgit-Baltistan: Project to Prevent Floods Enters...

With glacial melting on the rise due to climate change, the lives and livelihoods of millions of people in Northern Pakistan are threatened by the overflow of glacier lakes. The second phase of the Glacier...

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May 28, 2019

Iran: Water Mismanagement Negatively Affects Ethnic...

On 22 May 2019, the Brussels International Center for Research and Human Rights (BIC) published a report titled Iran and Climate Refugees: An Alarming Situation. The report identified the severe environmental...

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May 17, 2019

Ogoni: Environmental Justice and Resource Equity...

Yesterday [16 May 2019], people in Niger Delta region commemorated Major Isaac Jasper Adaka Boro, one of the pioneers of minority rights activism in Nigeria who inspired thousands, including Ken Saro Wiwa,...

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May 09, 2019

Ogoni: Call for the Dissolution of HYPREP’s...

On the 9th of April 2019, UNPO member The Movement for the Survival of the Ogoni People (MOSOP) has issued a press release in which it calls for the dissolution of the governing body of the Hydrocarbon...

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May 02, 2019

Ogoni: Dutch Court Assumes Jurisdiction in Case...

A Dutch court has assumed jurisdiction to hear a lawsuit against Royal Dutch Shell, which has been accused to be complicit in the Nigerian government’s execution, in 1995, of nine Ogoni activists,...

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