Monthly Archives: September 2017

World’s poor ‘paying the price’ for global trends: UN

People living in poverty around the world are facing increasing multiple threats, including climate change and the global economic crisis, but the political will to tackle the issues is lacking, a United Nations human rights expert has warned in his maiden report to the Human Rights Council. The first UN special rapporteur on the right to development, Saad Alfarargi, issued a rallying cry for the international community and agencies to wake up to

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UN fears 1 million Rohingya influx into Bangladesh

Rohingya refugees stretch their hands to receive aid distributed by local organisations at a makeshift refugee camp in Cox's Bazar on Sept 14. Reuters. “We are getting concerned,” Mohammed Abdiker Mohamud, director of operations and emergency at the International Organisation for Migration (IOM), said at a media briefing on Thursday after his visit to Cox’s Bazar. Refugee agency UNHCR’s Assistant High Commissioner (Operations) George Okoth-Obbo

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