The months-long surge of Iraqi forces to retake Mosul continues to force people to flee the city and leaves 100,000 children trapped in the city in “extremely dangerous conditions,” warns UNICEF. Aid organizations are being overwhelmed by both the challenge of trying to reach suffering people within Mosul and providing basic needs to half the city’s population who has fled to outside refugee camps.
Conflict in the Horn of Africa and Great Lakes Region, along with increasingly authoritarian behavior by governments, has caused a rapid decline in human rights in countries across the region, a new report says. While authoritarianism appears on the rise in parts of the Western world as well, Amnesty International says this trend in Eastern Africa is particularly worrying.
Activists accuse Syria of war crimes. The government denies the accusation. We saw this dance happen again this week, where activists level an accusation and the Assad regime side-steps with denial. In the latest accusation, Human Rights Watch said that the military used chemical weapons on Aleppo late last year. The report stated that in eight attacks that violated international rules of war, at least nine people died and hundreds were injured. Syrian officials denied the accusation, telling Agence France-Presse that the report was “unprofessional and unscientific.”
Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte has suspended police from drug operations amid a corruption probe, but his bloody war on drugs will continue under the military and drug enforcement agency until the end of his term in 2022. Despite the investigation, Amnesty International warned in a report released Tuesday that the corruption traces to the “very top of government,” and the resulting killings that target the poor may amount to crimes against humanity.
Employees of human rights group Amnesty International showed up to work in Moscow Wednesday, only to find the office locks changed, power cut off and an eviction notice from city authorities.
Refugees held in Australia’s offshore detention center on the island of Nauru live in deplorable conditions, according to an Amnesty International report. The third report this year to examine detentions.
Weeks after the end of the Olympic games in Rio de Janeiro, child rights advocates are calling on the International…
State leaders effectively sidestepped human rights discussions at the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) summits last week in Laos…
World Vision is demanding transparency as secret court proceedings begin in Israel against former Gaza program manager Mohammed al-Halabi, who…
World leaders will gather in New York in September for a United Nation special summit to deal with a grim global achievement – the record high number of refugees and forcibly displaced people around the planet. Critics are expressing serious doubts about whether politicians will come up with any meaningful strategies or proposals.