Humanitarian Crisis

Jun 29, 2021

UN concerned for Hmong in Laos

The Working Group on Enforced Disappearances and seven Special Rapporteurs have sent a second Joint Allegation Letter (JAL UA LAO 3/2021) to the Lao People’s Democratic Republic (LPDR). Theis letter has been sent to the government less than one year following the publication of an initial October 2020 letter (UA LAO 3/2020) expressing alarm at the continued persecution of the Hmong in Laos, including...

Jun 29, 2021

UN concerned for Hmong in Laos

The Working Group on Enforced Disappearances and seven Special Rapporteurs have sent a second Joint Allegation Letter (JAL UA LAO 3/2021) to the Lao People’s Democratic Republic (LPDR). Theis letter...

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Apr 23, 2021

Hmong in Isolation: Atrocities against the Hmong...

The Unrepresented Nations and Peoples Organization (UNPO) has released a report documenting an increase in military attacks and repression of the Hmong community indigenous to the Xaisomboun region of...

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Mar 25, 2021

UNPO urgently calls on the international community...

***12 April 2021 UPDATE: The crisis in the region has recently been reported on by Radio Free Asia and ASEAN Today, the latter of which places the military's attacks in the context of foreign investments...

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Sep 03, 2020

Coronavirus: Indigenous Peoples Need More Representation...

The coronavirus pandemic has reached remote island tribal communities in the Indian Ocean. It is thought that the virus has been brought to the extremely remote tribes by “poachers, travelers and...

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Jul 28, 2020

East Turkestan: Despite Growing International...

The increasing evidence of severe human rights abuses perpetrated by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) against the Uyghur minority population in the Xinjiang Autonomous Region in China has left many countries...

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Jun 25, 2020

Southern Cameroon: Anglophone Crisis Continues...

The severe "Anglophone Crisis" in Cameroon is ongoing, despite calls for a ceasefire during the coronavirus pandemic. The crisis, which has seen the Anglophone regions of Southern Cameroon seek independence...

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Jun 24, 2020

Taiwan: Easier Access for Hong Kongers for Humanitarian...

Taiwan announced recently that it will remove travel restrictions for Hong Kongers wanting to leave the city, despite current coronavirus restrictions. On the 23rd anniversary of the British handover of...

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Jun 23, 2020

Assyria: Turkish Air Raids Displace More Assyrians...

Last weekend, Turkish aircraft reportedly attacked settlements in northwestern Iraq home to Assyrian communities, claiming Kurdish Workers' Party (PKK) members were operating there. 5 civilians were killed...

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