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Colombia: Increase in sexual violence against women in 2016

Colombia recorded a 7.5% increase in sexual violence against women during the first 10 months of 2016, compared to the same period last year, with more than 15,000 reported cases,

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Pollution: 300 million children breathe toxic air, according to UNICEF

A week before the opening of the UN Conference on Climate Change (COP22) in Morocco, a report by the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), released today, shows that almost one

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Afghanistan: violence claimed 600 civilian lives in Q1(UN)

Latest figures released by the United Nations show that acts of terrorism and violence left 600 people dead in Afghanistan during the first quarter of the current year as the

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Libya clashes kill 28 civilians; injure 38 since January 2016 (UN)

At least 28 civilians have lost their lives and 38 others have sustained injures in clashes across Libya in the past two months, the UN Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL)

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Amnesty International censures Europe’s ‘shameful’ response to refugees

Amnesty International has slammed as “shameful” the European countries’ response to the refugee crisis in Europe. “That Europe, which is the richest bloc in the world, is not able to

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Two years on, Ukraine conflict affects over half a million children (UNICEF)

The conflict in Ukraine has deeply affected the lives of 580,000 children living in non-government controlled areas and close to the front line in the east of the country, the

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Afghan casualties hit record high 11,000 in 2015 (UN)

The United Nations reported today that Afghan hostilities in 2015 left more than 3,500 civilians dead, including an unprecedented number of children – one in four casualties over the past

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In Somalia, food security and malnutrition situation is alarming (UN report)

According to a new United Nations food security and nutrition assessment, the situation in Somalia is alarming and could get worse, especially in parts of Puntland and Somaliland, which have

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Assange: a UN committee wants the end of his “arbitrary detention”

A UN panel examining the case of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has ruled that he should be allowed to walk free and compensated for his “deprivation of liberty.” The five

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HRW publishes report on US human rights violations

According to the report, US laws and practices violate internationally recognized human rights in incarceration, racial disparities, criminal justice, police killing of African Americans and foreign policy to name a