Human Rights

08.09.2016

Britain & France Pledge to Build Wall at Calais Refugee Camp

Britain & France Pledge to Build Wall at Calais Refugee Camp

Britain and France have pledged to build a “big, new wall” in the French port city of Calais amid an increasing crackdown against the refugees living there, many of whom are seeking to reach Britain by stowing away on trucks and lorries headed through the Channel Tunnel. As many as… »

08.09.2016

UNHCR spokesman: EU must do more for refugee children

UNHCR spokesman: EU must do more for refugee children

Children make up nearly half of refugees worldwide. DW’s Kathleen Schuster spoke with the UNHCR’s Babar Baloch about the perils that children face as refugees. Back in March – as the makeshift Idomeni camp on Greece’s border with Macedonia made headlines – Babar Baloch, the UNHCR’s spokesman for Central Europe,… »

06.09.2016

Repression rains down on Pro-Democracy demonstrators in Brazil

Repression rains down on Pro-Democracy demonstrators in Brazil

“We’re here to show that the people still have power and that despite the coup, we are here in the street to bring down the government and call for a new election” by Deirdre Fulton, staff writer for Common Dreams Protests took place in multiple Brazilian… »

04.09.2016

Gaza: Over 80% of Population Depend on Humanitarian Assistance

Gaza: Over 80% of Population Depend on Humanitarian Assistance

Human Wrongs Watch By UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA)* The blockade on Gaza, now in its tenth year, has created extremely high unemployment and aid dependency rates in Gaza: in 2016, over 80 per cent of the population depend… »

04.09.2016

Intersex people put gender binary on trial in Karlsruhe

Intersex people put gender binary on trial in Karlsruhe

Intersex people want Germany’s Federal Constitutional Court to officially allow them to use their own gender designations rather than relegating them to “male” or “female.” For them, it’s about dignity and recognition. An estimated 80,000 people in Germany identify as intersex, meaning that they don’t display the gender traits of… »

03.09.2016

2016, Deadliest Year for Refugees Crossing to Europe via Central Mediterranean

2016, Deadliest Year for Refugees Crossing to Europe via Central Mediterranean

Human Wrongs Watch The United Nations refugee agency on 2 September 2016 flagged that while the number of deaths of refugees seeking safety via the Turkey-Greece route into Europe has fallen dramatically, the use of the North Africa-Italy route has remained constant – with… »

03.09.2016

Switzerland pushing back people to Italy

Switzerland pushing back people to Italy

Switzerland is facing wide criticism for turning back thousands of people at the Swiss-Italian border. Between July and August, the Swiss authorities have pushed back 7,000 at the Como(Italy)-Chiasso(Switzerland) border. The Swiss Refugee Council (OSAR), the Italian Association of Juridical Studies on Immigration (ASGI), the Swiss… »

02.09.2016

Just 48 Million Dollars Needed To Provide School Meals in West and Central Africa

Just 48 Million Dollars Needed To Provide School Meals in West and Central Africa

Human Wrongs Watch 30 August 2016 – The United Nations food relief agency today warned that it urgently needs $48 million for its school meals assistance programme in West and Central Africa to avoid having more than 1.3 million children across West and Central… »

02.09.2016

The Death of a Small Syrian Boy

The Death of a Small Syrian Boy

One Year After Aylan Kurdi’s Drowning, Mediterranean Death Tolls Rise By Judith Sunderland One year ago today, a three-year-old boy named Aylan Kurdi drowned in the Aegean Sea. Having fled the war in Syria with his family, Aylan died on the final stretch of the arduous journey to safety… »

01.09.2016

Rights Activists Honored

Rights Activists Honored

Clockwise: Pierre Claver Mbonimpa, Burundi, Ratnaboli Ray, India, Nicholas Opiyo, Uganda, Kalpona Akter, Bangladesh, Yonous Muhammadi, Greece. Four courageous and tireless advocates for human rights are the 2016 recipients of the prestigious Alison Des Forges Award for Extraordinary Activism, Human Rights Watch said today. The winners, leading voices for… »

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