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Human Rights
There are now one billion hungry people on the globe, United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon said recently. A statistic that is shameful and shocking at the same time. The global financial crisis too has led to a dramatic rise in hunger across the world. (Full Story)
The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has voiced hope that asylum-seekers and children hoping to cross to the United Kingdom will be protected following the announcement that France will close makeshift settlements housing the undocumented foreigners. (Full Story)
The United Nations refugee agency said today that 16 people lost their lives and 49 others are missing and presumed dead in three separate smuggling incidents in the Gulf of Aden over the last two days. (Full Story)
US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton should emphasize human rights on her seven-nation trip to Africa, Human Rights Watch said today in a letter to Clinton. (Full Story)
Universal Society of Hinduism president, Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada (USA) today, said that it was unbelievable and unacceptable that “ethnic profiling” was widespread in 2009 in Europe which made tall claims of good governance in the globe. World expected better standards from Europe as compared to "Banana Republics". (Full Story)
A Saudi Arabian princess who had an illegitimate child with a British man has successfully sought asylum in Britain after claiming she would face the death penalty if she went home. (Full Story)
Duho Artan, a Somali mother, one of the parents whose children are detained in Libyan jails has Friday requested from the both Libya and Somali government to release their children and return to their country. (Full Story)
Millions of U.S. citizens continue to face discrimination at the hands of police and other law enforcement agencies just because they are not white, although the country's new leader in the White House is himself of African American descent. (Full Story)
In 2008, humanitarian and human rights conditions became worse than in previous years. The recent fighting in Mogadishu has added more challenges to already poor conditions on the ground. (Full Story)
Ongoing clashes between Government forces and insurgents have uprooted another 26,000 people from the Somali capital, Mogadishu, in the past five days, the United Nations refugee agency reported today. (Full Story)
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