Several countries have forcibly returned tens of thousands of Afghans whose asylum claims have been rejected, in a clear breach of the principle of non-refoulement, says AI.
Humanitarian needs remain high in South Sudan, with nearly two million people internally displaced and almost seven million needing emergency food aid.
WFP estimates that at least 300,000 metric tons of food, valued at US$275 million, is needed to scale up assistance in support of those people most affected by significant crop losses.
On the International Day for the Elimination of Sexual Violence, it is hoped Somalia will approve a bill that would criminalise sexual offences and provide vital support to victims.
This is the highest level that UNHCR has seen in close to seven decades. The figure is conservative because the crisis in Venezuela is only partly reflected in this number.
El plan busca impulsar el desarrollo en México, El Salvador, Honduras y Guatemala con la intención de atacar la pobreza que obliga a millones de personas a migrar. Catorce agencias de la ONU participan en esa estrategia.
The increasing use of IEDs by the Islamic State in the Greater Sahara in the Tillabery and Tahoua regions of Niger indicates that the region’s insurgency is escalating and globalizing.
A new report examined progress on access to household drinking water, sanitation and hygiene from 2000-2017. It is estimated that 785 million people still lack basic services.
Over the past six weeks, the conduct of hostilities has resulted in more than 230 civilian deaths, including 69 women and 81 children. Hundreds more have been injured.
Violence has displaced more than 300,000 people since early June. The situation in Ituri has deteriorated since the middle of last week, with multiple attacks involving the Hema and Lendu.