In Yemen, everyday life goes from bad to worse. The conflict that escalated in March 2015 has left nearly 19 million people - 70 per cent of the population – in need of humanitarian aid - the greatest number in any country in the world. The economy has been shattered, pushing the basics beyond the reach of many.
The African Union (AU) has set out a clear vision through agenda 2063.
The number of murders, attacks, and acts of repression against human rights activists in Latin America has reached historic levels, according to a report published today by Oxfam.
Oxfam is deeply concerned about the worsening levels of violence, murder and repression against the men and women defending human rights in Latin America. This situation is linked to an economic model that fosters extreme inequality and has a negative impact on people’s basic rights.
The International Finance Corporation, the World Bank’s private lending arm, has little-to-no control over how around 90 percent of its investments into commercial banks and other financial institutions are used.
The Human Rights Council decision not to set up an independent inquiry to investigate human rights violations by all sides to the conflict in Yemen is unacceptable.
The ongoing conflict with Boko Haram in West Africa has pushed the number of people facing the threat of severe hunger to more than 6 million according to the latest assessments, say 15 humanitarian organizations.
Worldwide, more than 65 million people have fled conflict, violence and persecution. Millions more are driven from their homes by disasters, drought and inequality. This paper tells the stories of some of those millions of people.
After four years of peace talks, the Colombian government and FARC-EP guerrilla group have signed a final agreement in Havana, Cuba. This agreement puts an end to FARC as a guerrilla group and opens up the possibility for the definite end of more than 50 years of internal conflict.
Lesbia is the third Honduran activist killed in less than six months. Honduran authorities need to end impunity, end the killings of women, and to guarantee the safety of all human rights defenders.