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Joint statement by UNICEF Executive Director Catherine Russell and WHO Director-General Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus on the occasion of World Breastfeeding Week

In the last 10 years, many countries have made significant progress to increase exclusive breastfeeding rates. Yet even greater progress is possible when breastfeeding is protected and supported, particularly in the workplace.

US: Nonprofit Hospitals Chase Low-Income Patients on Debts

The United States government’s failure to adequately regulate private nonprofit hospitals and to provide quality healthcare alternatives undermines access to health care, Human Rights Watch said in a report released on June 15, 2023.

Burkina Faso: Upsurge in Atrocities by Islamist Armed Groups

Islamist armed groups in Burkina Faso have killed scores of civilians, looted and burned property, and forced thousands to flee in attacks across the country since late 2022, Human Rights Watch said on June 15, 2023. The armed groups have also...

Progress on disability rights risks going in reverse: Guterres

A “cascade of crises” is putting global progress towards ensuring the rights of persons with disabilities in danger, UN Secretary-General António Guterres warned on Tuesday in New York.

‘Inclusion is strength’ stresses UN, marking Albinism Awareness Day

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Chinsisi Jafali, a 14-year-old with albinism in Malawi.

Uzbekistan: Ensure Fair Appeal In ‘Extremism’ Case

Uzbek authorities should ensure a fair appeals process for a student sentenced to three years in prison for sharing a link to an Islamic devotional song, Human Rights Watch said on June 14, 2023.

India: Internet Shutdowns Hurt Vulnerable Communities

India’s arbitrary internet shutdowns disproportionately hurt communities living with poverty that depend on the government’s social protection measures for food and livelihoods, Human Rights Watch and Internet Freedom Foundation said in a report...

Uganda: Guterres voices deep concern as Anti-Homosexuality Act signed into law

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Kampala, Uganda's capital.

Ethiopia: Ethnic Cleansing Persists Under Tigray Truce

Local authorities and Amhara forces in Ethiopia’s northern Tigray region have continued to forcibly expel Tigrayans as part of an ethnic cleansing campaign in Western Tigray Zone since the November 2, 2022, truce agreement, Human Rights Watch said on...