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Red Cross: “The most vicious of vicious spirals” – Cholera compounding famine risk in...

Geneva, 21 June 2017 – Concurrent, killer cholera outbreaks in East Africa and Yemen are compounding famine risk in three countries, the Secretary General...

Lebanon: Hold Soldiers Who Beat Protesters to Account

Beirut, June 21, 2017 – Lebanese military personnel who beat and kicked protesters demonstrating against a third extension of parliament’s term on June 16,...

South Sudan famine ebbs, but situation still desperate as hunger spreads

Rome/Juba June 21, 2017 - Famine has eased in South Sudan after a significant scale up in the humanitarian response, according to new analysis...

Xapuri Declaration: “We reject any form of climate colonialism”

June 20, 2017 - From 26 to 28 May 2017, a meeting took place in Xapuri, in the state of Acre, Brazil. The meeting...

India: Tribe faces eviction from tiger reserve – but uranium exploration approved

June 20, 2017 - Officials in India are threatening to evict a tribe from a tiger reserve in the name of conservation – but have...

Hens, greenhouses and bees a key to restoring livelihoods in Iraq

Erbil, Iraq June 20, 2017 - Thousands of vulnerable Iraqis and Syrian refugees will profit from new agricultural livelihoods ventures thanks to a Food...

Counter-terrorism measures are fuelling racism, UN rights expert warns

GENEVA (20 June 2017) – States must do more to combat racism, Islamophobia and discrimination which are worsening amid the ongoing terrorism threat and...

Outspoken blogger stripped of Vietnamese citizenship

June 19, 2017 - Pham Minh Hoang, an outspoken blogger, free speech advocate and university academic with French and Vietnamese dual nationality, is facing...

Deadly heatwaves will continue to rise, according to study

June 19, 2017 - Seventy-four percent of the world's population will be exposed to deadly heatwaves by 2100 if carbon gas emissions continue to...

World community must solve Yemen water crisis to halt spiralling cholera outbreak – UN...

GENEVA (16 June 2017) – Yemen and the international community must act urgently to provide safe drinking water to halt a spiralling cholera outbreak,...

Gaza: Looming humanitarian catastrophe highlights need to lift Israel’s 10-year illegal blockade

June 14, 2017 - The Israeli authorities’ latest decision to slash the electricity supply to the Gaza Strip could have catastrophic humanitarian consequences for...

Hungary: NGO law a vicious and calculated assault on civil society

June 14, 2017 - The passing of a law stigmatizing non-governmental organizations (NGOs) that receive foreign funding is the latest in an escalating crackdown on...

Groups in 8 Countries File Demands for Information on International Surveillance Sharing

NEW YORK, June 13, 2017 — The International Network of Civil Liberties Organizations (INCLO)  today launched a global effort to uncover international information-sharing agreements...

U.N. Committee: Criminalization of Abortion in Ireland Violates Woman’s Human Rights

June 13, 2017 - The United Nations Human Rights Committee has just ruled for the second time that Ireland’s abortion laws subjected a woman...

New study finds more than 2 billion people overweight or obese

STOCKHOLM, June 12, 2017 - Globally, more than 2 billion children and adults suffer from health problems related to being overweight or obese, and...

Where climate change is most likely to induce food violence

COLUMBUS, OH, June 12, 2017 - While climate change is expected to lead to more violence related to food scarcity, new research suggests that...

A fair climate deal? Accountability first!

June 9, 2017 - On June 1, US President Donald Trump announced that the United States would withdraw from the Paris climate agreement, ignoring...

How populism explains May’s stunning UK election upset: Experts react

Corbyn may not have won enough seats to take over Parliament, but he dealt May a serious blow nonetheless. AP Photo/Markus Schreiber Terrence Guay, Pennsylvania State...

Iraq/US-Led Coalition: Weapons Choice Endangers Mosul Civilians

Beirut, June 8, 2017 – The expected battle involving Iraqi and US-led coalition forces against the Islamic State (also known as ISIS) in west...

Yemen cholera killing one person nearly every hour

June 8, 2017 - Yemen is in the grip of a runaway cholera epidemic that is killing one person nearly every hour and if...