United Nations News Centre – Libya’s detention of migrants ‘is an outrage to humanity,’ says UN human rights chief Zeid


14 November 2017 – The European Union’s (EU) support for Libya’s Coast Guard which has resulted in thousands of migrants being detained in “horrific” conditions inside Libya is “inhuman,” the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights said on Tuesday. Zeid Ra’ad al Hussein sounded the alarm after …

EU turning blind eye to horrors endured by migrants in Libya, UN says | World news

The EU policy of helping Libyan authorities to intercept people trying to cross the Mediterranean and return them to prisons is “inhuman”, the UN has said. “The suffering of migrants detained in Libya is an outrage to the conscience of humanity,” the UN human rights chief, Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein, …

United Nations News Centre – UN migration chief urges more support for Rohingyas fleeing Myanmar or ‘thousands will suffer’

19 October 2017 – The United Nations migration agency and its partners are supporting Bangladesh in coordinating assistance for the influx of hundreds of thousands of Rohingya refugees, including with clean water and sanitation, shelter, food and psychosocial care for the most vulnerable. “The world has rarely witnessed a …

‘Shocking’ abuse of migrants in Libya smuggling hub: UN

By Afp Published: 12:57 BST, 17 October 2017 | Updated: 12:57 BST, 17 October 2017 Children were among those held by the UN-backed GNA during recent clashes in Sabratha More than 20,000 migrants, including pregnant women and babies, are being held either in detention centres or by traffickers in Libya’s …

UN human rights chief lashes Turnbull government treatment of Manus Island refugees

November 3 2017 – 11:52PM By Lindsay Murdoch, South-East Asia Correspondent The United Nations’ human rights chief has lashed out at the Turnbull government, expressing “serious concerns” over the welfare, safety and well-being of more than 600 refugees and asylum seekers on Manus Island.In a blunt statement issued in Geneva, Zeid Ra’aad Al …

United Nations News Centre – Rohingya refugees drown as boat capsizes in rough waters off coast of Bangladesh – UN

31 October 2017 – At least four Rohingyas fleeing unrest in Myanmar drowned when a small fishing boat capsized in rough seas off the Bangladesh coast, the United Nations reported Tuesday, also warning that with thousands of refugees still heading to Cox’s Bazar every day, sprawling makeshift camps there …

United Nations News Centre – UN agencies launch massive cholera immunization campaign for Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh

10 October 2017 – In a race to prevent a cholera outbreak among the more than half a million Rohingya refugee arrivals over the past six weeks in Cox’s Bazaar, Bangladesh, United Nations agencies launched on Tuesday a massive immunization campaign. “Emergency vaccination saves lives. The risk …

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28 August 2017 – Reiterating his commitment to fighting anti-Semitism, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres today told Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu that he is committed to protecting Israel and its right to exist. On his first visit to Israel since taking office at…