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UN Agency Says Violence At Peak Levels As Israel Flattens High-Rises In Gaza
UN Agency Says Violence At Peak Levels As Israel Flattens High-Rises In Gaza By
Israel’s escalated bombing of the Gaza Strip was evidenced on Tuesday by airstrikes that targeted to high-rise buildings in Gaza City that left one flattened completely and the other badly damaged. According to...
UN: Death Toll From Syrian Civil War Tops 191,000
UN: Death Toll From Syrian Civil War Tops 191,000 By
GENEVA  — The death toll from three years of Syria’s civil war has risen to more than 191,000 people, the United Nations reported Friday. The figure, covering the period from March 2011 to April 2014, is the first issued by the U.N.’s human rights office...
UN: Nearly 1,000 Killed In East Ukraine In Past Two Weeks, Doubling Death Toll
UN: Nearly 1,000 Killed In East Ukraine In Past Two Weeks, Doubling Death Toll By
The UN human rights office reports the death toll has been soaring in eastern Ukraine over the past two weeks, nearly doubling from 1,129 to 2,080, with at least 4,953 others wounded. The office termed the tolls “very conservative estimates,” put suggest a massive increase...
The U.N.’s Endorsement Of Israel’s Genocidal Intent
The U.N.’s Endorsement Of Israel’s Genocidal Intent By
Beyond the practicality of statistics, which will probably become more prominent in the wake of the current ceasefire, Israel’s colonial massacre under the euphemism Operation Protective Edge has unleashed unspeakable horror within Gaza, leaving about 2,000 Palestinians...
Israel Strikes Another UN School In A Refugee Camp, Killing 13
Israel Strikes Another UN School In A Refugee Camp, Killing 13 By
JEBALIYA REFUGEE CAMP, Gaza Strip  — Israeli tank shells slammed into a crowded U.N. school sheltering Gazans displaced by fighting on Wednesday, killing 15 and wounding 90 after tearing through the walls of two classrooms, a spokesman for a U.N. aid agency and a health...
Too Many Humanitarian Crises, Not Enough Global Resources
Too Many Humanitarian Crises, Not Enough Global Resources By
WASHINGTON — Humanitarian crises in the world today — Syria, Iraq, Central African Republic, South Sudan and now Gaza — all demand immediate and massive humanitarian response. The crises are not only large-scale, affecting millions, but the conflicts also are complex,...
UN Human Development Report Faults Inequality
UN Human Development Report Faults Inequality By
TOKYO — Improvements in life spans, education and incomes are slowing due to natural disasters, misguided government policies and worsening inequality in a world where the 85 richest people have as much wealth as the 3.5 billion poorest, the United Nations said Thursday...
Contentious Start For UN Process Toward Business And Human Rights Treaty
Contentious Start For UN Process Toward Business And Human Rights Treaty By
WASHINGTON — In a landmark decision at the end of June, the United Nations Human Rights Council voted to allow negotiations to begin toward a binding international treaty around transnational companies and their human rights obligations. The move marked a key success...
Detroit Citizens Vow Direct Action To Protect Their Right To Water
Detroit Citizens Vow Direct Action To Protect Their Right To Water By
Rallying on the steps of the Michigan governor’s office in Detroit, activists and religious leaders on Monday called for an immediate moratorium on the city’s plan to shut off water to tens of thousands of households. “This is everybody’s fight, water...
Groups Appeal To UN to Stop Water Cut Offs In Detroit And Restore Basic Human Rights
Groups Appeal To UN to Stop Water Cut Offs In Detroit And Restore Basic Human Rights By
In March 2014, the Detroit Water and Sewerage Department (DWSD) announced it would begin shutting off water service for 1,500 to 3,000 customers every week if their water bills were not paid, and yesterday, the city council approved an 8.7 percent water rate increase. According...