Humanitarian Crisis

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 24, 2019

Sindh: International Efforts to Contain Unprecedented...

Against the background of a fast-rising HIV epidemic in Pakistan, international organisations are trying to contain the outbreak with increased efforts. In the Sindh district of Larkana the outbreak has...

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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 12, 2019

Sindh: Half of HIV Patients Still Await Treat...

After previous reports of an unprecedented outbreak of HIV in the province of Sindh in Pakistan, the World Health Organisation (WHO) has released a report in which it documents that more than half of the...

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Jun 07, 2019

Sindh: Worrying HIV Outbreak Hits Town in Pak...

An unprecedented number of HIV positive cases have been recorded in Ratodero (Province of Sindh) in the past few months, primarily amongst children. The disease is reported to have spread through reused...

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Feb 13, 2019

Ogoni: Widow Testifies at Trial Against Shell...

The pollution caused by Shell’s oil exploitation in Ogoniland led to mass protests by the Ogoni people. The protests were handled in a violent way by the Nigeria’s military, where several people...

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Feb 12, 2019

East Turkestan: Families of Detainees Call for...

On 10 February, Chinese authorities released a video supposedly proving the well-being of the Uyghur musician Abdurehim Heyit. Whilst the release of the video of Mr Heyit’s confession was released...

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Jan 31, 2019

West Papua: UNHCHR Workers Allowed in Indones...

As violence in West Papua continues, Indonesia has agreed to allow the UN Office of the Human Rights commissioner to enter the region. In light of the military crackdown launched by Indonesia, the situation...

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