January 15, 2015
by Colleen Mallick
UN Emergency Relief Coordinator Valerie Amos said Wednesday that humanitarian workers are increasingly being called on to deal with the consequences of crises that arise out of complex situations, including poor governance, political paralysis, underdevelopment, poverty and inequality. Amos, who ...[read more]
December 27, 2014
by William Helbling
The United Nations Secretary-General on Friday condemned a decision by the Sudanese government to remove two senior UN officials from the country. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon issued a statement which included remarks stating that the sanctioning of UN officials by the Sudanese government was " ...[read more]
August 25, 2014
by Kimberly Bennett
UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay reported on Monday that Islamic State (IS) fighters killed up to 670 prisoners in Mosul and committed other crimes in Iraq that may amount to war crimes and crimes against humanity. Pillay stated that IS has systematically targeted men, women and ...[read more]
April 7, 2014
by Addison Morris
Special Rapporteur on Myanmar Tomas Ojea Quintana from the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) on Monday expressed concern about the deteriorating human rights situation in the country's Rakhine State. Following recent attacks on international aid groups, aid workers have ...[read more]
April 1, 2014
by Julie Deisher-Edwards
A spokesperson for UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Monday strongly condemned the violence against civilians and international forces working to aid the Central African Republic (CAR). Reports estimate that approximately 2.2 million citizens of CAR require humanitarian aid, with over 650,000 ...[read more]
February 7, 2014
by Matthew Pomy
A group of UN human rights experts led by the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights said Thursday that both sides of the Syrian conflict are committing crimes against humanity by denying civilians basic necessities of life and humanitarian aid. The experts claimed that these actions are part of a " ...[read more]
January 12, 2014
by Bradley McAllister
UN Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator Valerie Amos spoke on behalf of the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs and encouraged the world on Sunday to do more to aid the besieged communities in Syria. According to Amos, ...[read more]
November 13, 2013
by Elizabeth LaForgia
The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) on Tuesday called on the Turkish government to investigate the bombing of two villages that killed 33 civilians in 1994. A unanimous court issued its preliminary judgment, finding Turkey in violation of the European Convention on Human Rights for the death ...[read more]
October 20, 2013
by Julie Deisher-Edwards
UN Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator Valerie Amos called on all parties to the Syrian conflict to cease fire in rural Damascus to allow humanitarian agencies to evacuate the remaining civilians and deliver medical aid and supplies to conflict areas. ...[read more]
August 3, 2013
by Samuel Franklin
UN Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator Valerie Amos on Friday once again reiterated demands for an end to the Syrian conflict, noting the increasingly grave conditions for civilian populations and lack of access for humanitarian aid. UNICEF estimates ...[read more]

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