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New York: Despite challenges brought on by the arrival of the monsoon season this month, United Nations agencies in Bangladesh continue to support nearly one million Rohingya refugees, including thousands of victims of sexual violence. more
Myanmar: New UN envoy offers to serve ‘as a bridge’, recognizes ‘positive steps’ over Rakhine state

New York: Focussing on “listening to all sides” the new United Nations Special Envoy on Myanmar praised “recent positive steps” taken by the government and United ...

Hungary’s laws on helping vulnerable foreigners are ‘blatantly xenophobic’: UN rights chief

New York: Hungarian legislation that criminalizes anyone who supports asylum seekers and other vulnerable individuals is “blatantly xenophobic”, “shameful” and &ld ...

Whistleblowers say Medecins Sans Frontieres staffs used prostitutes in Africa

London: Use of local prostitutes by staffs at international charity Medecins Sans Frontieres (Doctors Without Borders) are rampant, whistleblowers told the BBC Victoria Derbyshire program ...

Financial abuse of elderly ‘rampant, but invisible’, says UN expert

New York: Older people are increasingly subject to financial abuse, in many cases by their own family members, a United Nations human rights expert warned on Thursday.  

‘Much more’ can be done to raise awareness about the plight of persons with albinism: UN chief

New York: On the international day to raise awareness on albinism – a rare genetic condition that results in the lack of melanin in the body – United Nations Secretary-General ...

Everyone has 'a moral imperative' to uphold the rights of persons with disabilities, says UN chief

New York: Cementing and protecting the rights of around 1.5 billion people around the world in accordance with the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities is a “moral ...

Rohingya refugee shelters ‘washed away’ in Bangladesh monsoon rains: UN agency

New York: Two days of heavy monsoon rains have caused severe structural damage to camps in Bangladesh hosting one million Rohingya refugees from Myanmar, the International Organization fo ...

Italy shuts ports to migrant rescue ship

Milan: In a major development, Italy has refused to give permission for a rescue vessel to drop off  629 migrants which it had picked up off Libya's coast, media reports said on ...

From drought to floods in Somalia; displacement and hunger worsen, says UN

New York: After four consecutive poor rainy seasons that brought Somalia to the brink of famine, the country is now seeing near-record rainfall, and with it, flooding that has already dis ...