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Asia and Oceania

Sendai: Early warning saves lives, but communities need targeted, useful information

When disaster strikes, the surest way to save more lives is to get targeted, practical information quickly out to communities, United Nations experts told delegations gathered in Sendai, Japan, but


Suspected herdsmen kill dozens in Nigeria

At least 45 villagers have been killed during an early morning raid by suspected herdsmen in Nigeria’s eastern-central Benue state, an official says. “I confirm that 45 people, including women

Middle East

A look at Syrian refugees in neighboring countries

The massive numbers of Syrians fleeing the civil war has stretched the resources of neighboring countries and raised fears of violence spreading in the region. The U.N. estimates there are


Side-event – “State Sponsors of Terrorism”

You are cordially invited to participate in a side-event Of the Human Rights Council on the “State Sponsors of Terrorism” 16th March 2015 from 9 am to 11 am Room


Argentineans rally to slam US anti-Venezuela policy

People from several Latin American countries have held a rally in Argentina to express their support for Venezuela and slam the United States’ new move to call Caracas a security


Sendai: Critical role of women in building disaster resilience focus of event at UN conference

Spotlighting the positive actions of women in planning and decision-making to make their communities safer before, during and after disasters strike, senior United Nations, Government and civil society representatives today

HRA Middle East

Yemen protesters urge end to foreign interference

Yemeni protesters have staged a demonstration in the capital, Sana’a, demanding an end to foreign interference in their country’s internal affairs. During their rally on Friday, the Yemeni demonstrators accused

International Reports

WHO issues its first hepatitis B treatment guidelines- March 2015

WHO today issued its first-ever guidance for the treatment of chronic hepatitis B, a viral infection which is spread through blood and body fluids, attacking the liver and resulting in

International Reports

WHO Report: Ebola has caused more than 10,000 deaths

The World Health Organization says its tally of Ebola deaths has passed the grim milestone of 10,000, mostly in West Africa. The U.N. health agency says it’s the biggest-ever Ebola

Middle East

Israel destroys Palestinian structures in East al-Quds

Israeli bulldozers have demolished a number of Palestinian structures in East al-Quds (Jerusalem) as the Tel Aviv regimes presses ahead with the expropriation of Palestinian lands despite the international outcry.