Posts Tagged ‘UNHCR’

Caritas, Mosul, 13 million refugees

Tuesday, August 9th, 2016

Mosul refugees are receiving emergency aid from Caritas. Up to 1.5 million people are expected to need immediate help, while about 13 million are likely to be displaced by the end of this year as the Mosul crisis develops. The military offensive to root out ISIS militants from Mosul and surrounding villages will be a Read more

Refugee journey from Africa to Australia

Tuesday, August 2nd, 2016

She spent endless days and nights fleeing a warzone as a tiny child, first on foot through the darkness and then by boat after they shut the borders in her native Sierra Leone. But when Yarrie Bangurra saw the camp she was supposed to be staying in, she couldn’t understand what it was her family Read more

Mixed reaction to UN’s push to decriminalise homosexuality

Tuesday, October 25th, 2011

All Pacific nations recently completed their Universal Periodic Review (UPR).  The Cook Islands, Kiribati, PNG, Samoa, the Solomon Islands, Tonga and Tuvalu all retain colonial-era anti-sodomy laws. Palau and Nauru have pledged to decriminalise homosexuality following the audit of their human rights as part of the UN Human Rights Council’s (UNHRC) review. But Samoa, the Solomon Islands and Read more