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South Sudan: Renewing the mandate of the Commission on Human Rights in South Sudan and addressing the need for accountability for past and on-going crimes under international law and human rights violations

We, the undersigned South Sudanese, regional and international non-governmental organisations, write to urge your delegation to renew and strengthen the mandate and capacity of the UN Commission on Human Rights in South Sudan (the Commission) to address the continued lack of accountability for severe, widespread and on-going crimes under international law and human rights violations and abuses, many of which amount to war crimes and crimes against humanity, during the upcoming 34th session of the UN Human Rights Council (UN HRC).

Date:
23 February 2017
Ref:
AFR 65/5774/2017
  • 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
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  • Iraq
  • Armed Conflict

Iraq: Children caught in the crossfire of the battle for Mosul suffer horrific injuries and trauma

The desperate plight of a generation of children is in the balance as the bloody battle for the city of Mosul threatens to become a humanitarian catastrophe, Amnesty International said today following a field investigation. On a visit to the region this month, the organization met children of all ages who had suffered terrible injuries after being caught in the line of fire between the armed group calling itself Islamic State (IS) and government forces, who are backed by a US-led coalition.

Date:
22 December 2016
  • Campaigns
  • Asia and The Pacific
  • International Organizations

Further Information: Myanmar: Still no access to aid for 130,000 in North Rakhine

At least 130,000 people are still being denied access to life-saving humanitarian services, more than two months after the Myanmar authorities began major security operations in northern Rakhine State. The UN has warned that lives are at risk if the government does not immediately act to restore access for humanitarian aid organizations.

Date:
15 December 2016
Ref:
ASA 16/5341/2016
  • Research
  • Turkey
  • Economic, Social and Cultural Rights

Turkey: Displaced and dispossessed: Sur residents' right to return home

Amid the crackdown on opposition Kurdish voices by the Turkish government, this report focuses on the forced displacement of residents of Sur in Diyarbakır, south-east Turkey’s most populous city. Displaced and dispossessed of their homes, around 24,000 former residents of Sur are unable to return one year after the outbreak of heavy clashes in the district and other towns across the south-east of the country.

Date:
6 December 2016
Ref:
EUR 44/5213/2016
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  • Middle East and North Africa
  • Armed Conflict

Harrowing tales of IS abuses and militia revenge paint grim picture for justice for Mosul atrocities

As the battle to recapture Mosul from the grip of the armed group calling itself the Islamic State (IS) has unfolded in recent weeks, gruesome details have emerged of the group’s brutal rule. From reports of the discovery of a mass grave containing the bodies of 300 former police officers to the use of chemicals in attacks, there appears to be no end to the unimaginable horrors civilians have been forced to endure at the hands of IS.

Date:
29 November 2016
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  • Asia and The Pacific
  • Discrimination

Bangladesh pushes back Rohingya refugees amid collective punishment in Myanmar

Rohingya refugees and asylum-seekers being detained and forcibly returned Lack of water, food and medical care Both governments preventing thousands from accessing aid Harrowing details of Myanmar military attacks on villages As the Myanmar authorities are subjecting the Rohingya Muslim minority to collective punishment, thousands of refugees who have made it across the border to Bangladesh in desperate need of humanitarian assistance are being forcibly pushed back in flagrant violation of international law, Amnesty International said today.

Date:
24 November 2016
  • Research
  • Iraq
  • Armed Conflict

Iraq: ‘Where are we supposed to go?’ Destruction and forced displacement in Kirkuk

Arabs displaced to Kirkuk and Arab residents of the governorate have suffered a backlash following the deadly and well co-ordinated surprise attack by the armed group calling itself the Islamic State on Kirkuk governorate on 21 October. Amnesty International’s research reveals that, in response to the attack, the authorities in Kirkuk have demolished the homes of hundreds of Sunni Arab residents of Kirkuk and Arabs who had fled there from the governorates of Anbar, Diyala and Salah al-Din, forcibly displacing hundreds of families to camps or expelling them from Kirkuk governorate.

Date:
7 November 2016
Ref:
MDE 14/5094/2016
  • Research
  • Iraq
  • Armed Conflict

Iraq: "Punished for Daesh's Crimes": Displaced Iraqis abused by militias and government forces

The armed conflict in Iraq has had a devastating impact on civilians. The armed group calling itself the Islamic State (IS) has committed crimes under international law including war crimes and crimes against humanity in territories under its control and launched deadly bombings and other attacks elsewhere in Iraq. The plight of internally displaced persons (IDPs) does not end once they reach territories outside of IS control.

Date:
18 October 2016
Ref:
MDE 14/4962/2016
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  • Sudan
  • War Crimes and Crimes Against Humanity

Sudan: International chemical weapons investigation urgently needed into horrific Jebel Marra attacks

Member states of the international body responsible for monitoring the use of chemical weapons must trigger an investigation into the alleged chemical weapons attacks in the Jebel Marra area of Darfur, revealed by Amnesty International last month. The Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons’ (OPCW) Executive Council will start a three-day meeting at the organisation’s headquarters in The Hague today.

Date:
11 October 2016
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  • Mexico
  • Asylum

Mexico: Hundreds stranded on Mexico–US border at risk

Hundreds of displaced Haitians, Africans and internally displaced Mexicans are stranded in the Mexican cities of Tijuana and Mexicali, many awaiting appointments with US Customs and Border Protection across the border. Many are in precarious conditions without adequate shelter, security and psychological support. Some of them, as well as Central Americans from El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras, could be at risk of being deported to situations of risk if official asylum screening is not improved.

Date:
10 October 2016
Ref:
AMR 41/4963/2016
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  • Asia and The Pacific
  • Armed Conflict

Afghanistan: Civilians describe severe shortages of food and medicine in embattled Kunduz

The Afghan government and Taliban forces should urgently facilitate swift and unimpeded passage of humanitarian relief into Kunduz, where thousands of civilians are trapped in increasingly dire conditions, Amnesty International said today. The organization has interviewed medical workers and civilians stuck in Kunduz amid fighting after the Taliban launched an assault on 3 October. Kunduz residents have described grim scenes as food and water supplies have been exhausted and electricity was cut.

Date:
6 October 2016
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  • Africa
  • Armed Conflict

Sudan: Five Years and Counting: Intensified Aerial Bombardment, Ground Offensive and Humanitarian Crisis in South Kordofan State

For over five years now, the Sudanese Government and the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement/Army – North (SPLM/A-N) have been engaged in a conflict in SPLA-N controlled areas of Sudan’s South Kordofan and Blue Nile states. The conflict has been characterised by an unrelenting campaign of aerial and ground attacks at the hands of the Sudanese Armed Forces (SAF). Amnesty International’s monitoring of the conflict over the past five years has concluded that many of the attacks have targeted civilian objects and civilian areas which have no legitimate military objective.

Date:
29 September 2016
Ref:
AFR 54/4913/2016