After seven years of Israeli blockade, 1.7 million Palestinians continue to be trapped in the Gaza Strip, largely cut off from the outside world.
The conflict that broke out in South Sudan on 15th December 2013 has left thousands dead and displaced hundreds of thousands more.
The humanitarian crisis in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt) continues (see ‘The Gaza Strip: A Humanitarian Implosion’).
In failing to tackle climate change with urgency, rich countries are effectively violating the human rights of millions of the world’s poorest people.
Respect for human rights will help lift people out of poverty and injustice, allow them to assert their dignity and ensure sustainable development.