The United Nations human rights chief has urged the government of South Sudan to reverse an expulsion order against a senior United Nations human rights officer issued two weeks ago. In a statement released on Friday, Navi Pillay says the expulsion of the officer working for the UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) is in [...]
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Over 408,000 Syrians have now crossed into neighbouring countries to escape the violence in their country according to United Nations agencies. The UN refugee agency UNHCR says in the last two days, over 11,000 Syrian refugees have entered Turkey, Lebanon and Jordan. UNHCR says there were little efforts by both sides of the conflict to [...]
Humanitarian agencies in Nigeria are appealing for $38 million to respond to widespread flooding in Nigeria which has affected over 7.7 million people. The UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) says over two million people have been driven out of their homes by rising waters of the River Niger. The bulk of [...]
The number of internally displaced people in Myanmar's Rakhine State has risen to more than 110,000, according to the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA). Patrick Maigua in Geneva sat down with OCHA spokesperson Jens Laerke who describes the situation as "volatile" and "tense." ILO works to get Indian child laborers [...]
Hardy, strong, adaptable to local conditions and easy to care for: these are some of the traits that rural women who keep livestock value in their animals. But some of these pastoralists and family farmers are being urged to abandon their indigenous chickens, goats, sheep, pigs and other animals for high-performing hybrid breeds. Women comprise [...]