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More than 150 countries to adopt UN migration accord

Today marks the opening of the intergovernmental conference in Marrakech, Morocco, centered around the United Nations Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration. The document is a wide-ranging framework for co-operation and sets out 23 objectives aimed at making global migration safer and more dignified for millions on the move. Canada and Germany are … Read more →

Positive Yemen peace talks underway in Sweden

Yemen Peace Talks have begun in Stockholm, Sweden on 6 December, at a time when the humanitarian crisis reaches a peak as a result of the four-year-long conflict. An estimated 10,000 people are said to have died in the conflict, however a University of Sussex research project says that this figure is a vast underestimation, … Read more →

Conservationists call on Iran to release Canadian Permanent resident Niloufar Bayani

A group of almost 300 conservationists from 66 countries are appealing to Iran to free the group of environmentalists charged with spying earlier this year including Niloufar Bayani a Canadian permanent resident. The eight environmentalists have been charged with national security crimes including spying, which if they are convicted is a crime punishable by death … Read more →

Syrian refugee stranded in Malaysian airport welcomed by Canadian sponsorship

After being stranded in Malaysia for almost 9 months, 37-year-old Syrian man, Hassan Al Kontar, has finally been granted asylum in Canada. Mr Al Kontar was stuck in Kuala Lumpur Airport from 7 March 2018 and on 1 October 2018 was subsequently detained in Malaysian immigration centres for a further 2 months, whilst awaiting a … Read more →

France: ‘Gilets jaunes’ protests turn violent

France has experienced one of the largest uprisings that it has seen for many years. Protests took place across the country on 24 November and began peacefully but were said to be infiltrated by far-right extremists. 106,000 people took part in protests across France, and of those 130 were arrested, 42 of those arrests taking … Read more →

Yemen – 85,000 children have starved to death

85,000 children under the age of 5 have starved to death in the protracted Yemen conflict. The shocking figures come from a new report by Save the Children, that went on to conclude that an estimated 400,000 more children in Yemen are likely to suffer from malnutrition in 2018. Only last month the UN warned … Read more →

UK Foreign Secretary travels to Iran – demands justice for dual-nationals

Jeremy Hunt, UK Foreign Secretary, has travelled to Iran to hold talks and make a personal request for the immediate release of dual-national Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe on humanitarian grounds. Ms Zaghari-Ratcliffe has been incarcerated in Iran on spurious charges for two and a half years and has had serious health issues during her detention. The UK … Read more →

Rohingya: When Going Home Is Worse Than Being A Refugee

The Bangladesh and Myanmar governments have announced the ‘voluntary’ return of the Rohingya refugees back to their home province in Myanmar. This decision left the Rohingya terrified. Back in Myanmar nothing has changed: no one was punished for the atrocities that gave birth to the refugee crisis in the first place while the human rights … Read more →

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