Human Rights

UN Human Rights Council mulls new probe into Syrian crackdown

UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay addresses the Human Rights Council

Thailand must fight mounting human trafficking more effectively, UN expert warns

Special Rapporteur Joy Ngozi Ezeilo

OPT: Palestinians feel the pinch as Arab donors stay away

Photo: Erica Silverman/IRIN
Palestinians buying traditional Ramadan sweets in Ramallah before ‘iftar’ (the...

U.S. New Mexico Most Wanted Sex Offender Arrested in Denver

Raymond Vigil was arrested in Denver Colorado by the United States Marshals Service Fugitive Location Apprehension Group Task Force. Investigators believe Vigil had been living in the Denver, CO area since he had absconded 1 ½ years ago. Federal...

UN gathering stresses relief and investment to tackle hunger in Horn of Africa

Thousands displaced by the drought in Somalia are seeking shelter in the capital Mogadishu

Secretary-General deplores terrorist attacks in southern Israel

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon

SYRIA: Palestinian refugees flee port city camp

Many Palestinian refugees in Syria live in sprawling, under-serviced camps

UN urges inquiry into alleged war crimes in Sudan’s Southern Kordofan state

Southern Kordofan residents outside UNMIS Kadugli compound after fleeing fighting that erupted in June 2011

The Humanitarian Crisis in Africa

Dr. Jill Biden and the US officials who joined her on a trip to a refugee center in Kenya want the American people to understand how severe the crisis caused by a combination of drought, famine and war has become, especially on the most vulnerable...

On 'heartbreaking' visit to Somalia, UN relief chief urges safe passage for aid workers

Parents wait with their malnourished and dehydrated children in a corridor at Banadir Hospital in the Somali capital...