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  • Campaigns
  • Asia and The Pacific
  • Internally Displaced People

Myanmar: Further Information: Aid services slowly resume in North Rakhine

Despite some continuing restrictions, humanitarian services such as food distribution, nutrition assistance and primary healthcare are slowly resuming in northern Rakhine State. According to the UN Office for the Coordination for Humanitarian Affairs (UN OCHA), more than 16,000 people in Maungdaw north received food assistance and nutrition support between 13 and 20 January.

Date:
25 January 2017
Ref:
ASA 16/5546/2017
  • News
  • Americas
  • Economic, Social and Cultural Rights

Venezuela: Stubborn politics accelerate catastrophic humanitarian crisis

The Venezuelan authorities’ stubborn denial over the country’s current humanitarian crisis, coupled with their refusal to ask for international aid, are putting the lives and rights of millions of people at serious risk, Amnesty International said as it concluded a visit to the country. An Amnesty International delegation spoke to public officials, NGOs, human rights defenders, lawyers and survivors of human rights violations in Caracas, Guarenas and the state of Táchira, on the border with Colombia.

Date:
10 June 2016
  • News
  • Afghanistan
  • Internally Displaced People

Afghanistan: Number of people internally displaced by conflict doubled to 1.2 million in just three years

The number of Afghans who have fled violence and remained trapped in their own country – where they live on the brink of survival – has dramatically doubled over the past three years, a new report by Amnesty International highlights. A staggering 1. 2 million people are internally displaced in Afghanistan today, a dramatic increase from some 500,000 in 2013. Afghans already form one of the world’s largest refugee populations, with an estimated 2.

Date:
31 May 2016
  • Research
  • Americas
  • Exploitation of Natural Resources

Nicaragua: The State must guarantee the security and integrity of communities peacefully demonstrating their concerns over construction of the Canal

In observation of International Mother Earth Day on April 22, thousands of Nicaraguan farmers are preparing the fourth national demonstration to express concerns over the possible impact that the construction of the Great Canal would have upon their rights and livelihoods, part of more than 60 demonstrations of its kind that have been held throughout the country. Amnesty International urges the Nicaraguan authorities to ensure the effective protection of demonstrators and guarantee their right to peaceful protest.

Date:
22 April 2016
Ref:
AMR 43/3887/2016
  • Research
  • Canada
  • Economic, Social and Cultural Rights

Canada: Submission to the UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights: 57th session, 22 February 2016

Amnesty International has drawn frequent attention in recent years to mounting concerns that Canada’s domestic human rights record and global human rights standing are both in serious and deeply troubling decline. [See e. g. Canada: Submission to the United Nations Human Rights Committee (2015) online: https://www. amnesty. org/en/documents/amr20/1806/2015/en/] This submission, prepared for the United Nations Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, Amnesty International highlights the opportunities and the urgency of reversing that decline and advancing stronger economic, social, and cultural rights protections in Canada, as well as sets out its recommendations about the implementation of the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights by Canada within the framework set out by this Committee in the List of Issues prepared for the review of the sixth periodic report of Canada, at the 57th Session of the Committee from 22 February to 4 March 2016.

Date:
29 January 2016
Ref:
AMR 20/3361/2016
  • Research
  • Canada
  • Economic, Social and Cultural Rights

Canada: Submission to the UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights: 57th session, 22 February 2016: Executive summary and recommendations

Amnesty International has prepared its submission to the United Nations Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights for its 57th session (22 February – 4 March 2016) in which it highlights the opportunities and the urgency of reversing the decline of Canada’s domestic human rights record and global human rights standing as well as sets out its recommendations about the implementation of the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights by Canada [ https://www.

Date:
29 January 2016
Ref:
AMR 20/3362/2016
  • Research
  • Europe and Central Asia
  • Right to Food

Turkey: End abusive operations under indefinite curfews

Amnesty International calls on the Turkish government to end the indefinite curfews in Kurdish neighbourhoods across east and south-east Turkey. For several months, Amnesty International has been urging the government to end disproportionate restrictions on movement, including round-the-clock curfews, and other arbitrary measures which have left residents without access to emergency health care, food, water and electricity for extended periods.

Date:
21 January 2016
Ref:
EUR 44/3230/2016
  • Campaigns
  • Turkey
  • Armed Groups

Turkey: Indefinite 24-hour curfew, over 200,000 in danger

Twenty four-hour curfews have been declared since 11 December in the Sur district of the city of Diyarbakır, and since 14 December in the towns of Cizre and Silopi, in Şırnak province, south eastern Turkey. The curfews have been put in place as the police and army conduct operations against the armed Revolutionary Patriotic Youth Movement. More than 200,000 people live in the affected areas and some are unable to access food, medical care and face severe electricity and water shortages.

Date:
11 January 2016
Ref:
EUR 44/3178/2016
  • Campaigns
  • Americas
  • Economic, Social and Cultural Rights

What has climate change got to do with human rights?

Climate change is one of the greatest human rights challenges of our time, says Savio Carvalho, Senior Advisor on International Development and Human Rights. What has climate change got to do with human rights? Extreme weather-related disasters and rising seas will destroy homes and ruin people’s ability to earn a living. What’s more, unless emissions are reduced significantly, around 600 million people are likely to experience drought and famine as a result of climate change.

Date:
1 December 2015
  • Research
  • Africa
  • Business and Human Rights

Nigeria: Clean it up: Shell's false claims about oil spill response in the Niger Delta

The people of the Niger Delta are suffering from the harmful impact of decades of oil pollution. There are hundreds of oil spills every year. Shell, the largest oil operator in the region, is responsible, under Nigerian law, for the timely clean-up and remediation of all spills from its pipelines, wells and other infrastructure, whatever the cause. Yet the company is failing to do this. This report examines the adequacy and effectiveness of oil spill clean-up by the Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria.

Date:
3 November 2015
Ref:
AFR 44/2746/2015
  • News
  • South Africa
  • Corporate Accountability

South Africa: Suspend those behind the Marikana killings and subsequent cover-up

All members of the South African Police Service (SAPS) implicated in the Marikana killings and subsequent cover-up must be suspended immediately pending the outcome of further investigations, said Amnesty International today, ahead of the third anniversary of the unlawful and fatal police shootings of 34 striking miners. As a first step, President Zuma must initiate the suspension of the National Commissioner of Police, Riah Phiyega.

Date:
14 August 2015
  • News
  • Asia and The Pacific
  • Discrimination

Nepal: Reconstruction must not leave behind those most affected by the earthquake

The Nepali government’s decision to declare the post-earthquake relief period over as of 22 June, along with its refusal to waive costly and time-consuming customs duties and procedures, could leave the most marginalized people without access to desperately needed aid, Amnesty International said ahead of tomorrow’s International Conference on Nepal’s Reconstruction. Women, children, Dalits, Indigenous Peoples and those in very remote areas are most at risk of being left behind.

Date:
24 June 2015
  • Research
  • Nepal
  • Right to Education

Nepal: Earthquake Recovery Must Safeguard Human Rights

Interventions to support and protect Nepal’s earthquake victims and aid in their recovery must not only address the immediate need for material and psychological support, but should anticipate and address key human rights challenges. There is an immediate need to guard against discrimination in the distribution of relief and to ensure protection of vulnerable groups. This briefing highlights some important areas of concern which Amnesty International believes could have an impact on the success of relief and reconstruction endeavours in Nepal.

Date:
1 June 2015
Ref:
ASA 31/1753/2015