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Haiti: Human rights deteriorating as gang violence spreads

At least 806 people not involved in violent gang wars were killed, injured, or kidnapped in January – the bloodiest month in more than...

Haiti crises have reached ‘a critical point’: UN envoy

“I cannot overstress the severity of the situation in Haiti, where multiple protracted crises have reached a critical point,” said Maria Isabel Salvador, presenting...

Security Council authorizes ‘historic’ support mission in Haiti

The mission was requested by the Haitian Government and civil society representatives, following months of chaos and steadily worsening conditions affecting civilians. There have...

Haiti: International community asked to act fast ‘in name of victims’ of gang violence

The Haitian Prime Minister Ariel Henry reiterated his call for an international force in his speech to the UN General Assembly on Friday 22 September.  “In...

We can’t keep putting the interest of the few before the lives of many,...

Describing the Sustainable Development Goals as “the promise of development and the conferral of dignity on our people,” the Prime Minister of Barbados questioned...

In Brazil, UN deputy chief urges greater ambition for Global Goals

In Brasília, Ms. Mohammed said that Brazil – as the next chair of the G20 – can inspire collective global action towards the 2030...

Journalists Andersson Boscán and Mónica Velásquez flee Ecuador amid threats

Photo Credit: Global Diaspora News (www.GlobalDiasporaNews.com). São Paulo, July, 28, 2023—Ecuadorian authorities must investigate threats to journalists Andersson Boscán and Mónica Velásquez and ensure that...

OHCHR ‘very concerned’ over militarization of public security in Honduras

OHCHR Spokesperson Marta Hurtado told journalists in Geneva that the Government had issued a 45-day extension on Wednesday.  “The state of emergency, in force in...

Haiti: ‘Take urgent action now’ urges ECOSOC President

Lachezara Stoeva was addressing a special crisis meeting on Haiti organized by ECOSOC to address the country’s urgent food security needs and noted that...

UN commends Criminal Tribunal for former Yugoslavia, as final judgement is delivered

Jovica Stanišić and Franko Simatović were convicted by the court – part of the International Residual Mechanism for Criminal Tribunals (IRMCT) which took over...

Ukraine: UN delivers aid to millions, as civilian suffering continues

Humanitarians reached 5.4 million people in Ukraine with desperately needed aid by April this year, including cash assistance, food, health services, and medicines, the...

Haiti: International support needed now to stop spiralling gang violence

In the month of April alone, more than 600 people were killed in violence in the country’s capital, according to information gathered by the...

Journalist Victor Ticay arrested over coverage of Easter ceremony in Nicaragua

Photo Credit: Global Diaspora News (www.GlobalDiasporaNews.com). Guatemala City, April 7, 2023—Nicaraguan authorities should immediately release journalist Victor Ticay and cease detaining members of the press...

Haiti: Surge in gun trafficking fuels spike in gang violence

The UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) report, Haiti’s criminal markets: mapping trends in firearms and drug trafficking, warns that a recent increase...

Journalist Evan Lambert arrested, charged while covering Ohio train derailment

Photo Credit: Global Diaspora News (www.GlobalDiasporaNews.com). New York, February 9, 2023 — Law enforcement in East Palestine, Ohio, should immediately drop all charges against NewsNation...

At least 40 journalists targeted amid Brazil capital riot and aftermath

Photo Credit: Global Diaspora News (www.GlobalDiasporaNews.com). Rio de Janeiro, January 13, 2023 – Brazilian authorities must investigate all attacks on journalists covering the January 8...

Dozens of journalists harassed, injured amid Peru protests

Photo Credit: Global Diaspora News (www.GlobalDiasporaNews.com). Bogotá, January 11, 2023 – In response to reports that more than 70 journalists have been harassed and attacked...

Peru: UN rights office calls for probe into protestor deaths

“We are very concerned at the rising violence in Peru, which on Monday 9 January saw one of the deadliest days since unrest erupted...

Honduras: new internal displacement law ‘much-needed step’ towards restoring hope and dignity

The action taken by the National Congress will help with the more than 247,000 Hondurans who have been displaced by violence, 55 per cent...

CPJ calls for Twitter to restore accounts of suspended journalists, commit to media freedom

Photo Credit: Global Diaspora News (www.GlobalDiasporaNews.com). New York, December 16, 2022—Twitter should immediately reinstate the journalists whose accounts it suspended without notice and explicitly commit...

Cholera’s continued spread in Haiti a ‘worrying trend’

Ulrika Richardson, UN Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator in the Caribbean country, updated journalists in New York on the deadly outbreak, which was declared on...

CPJ, partners send letter calling for US to drop charges against Julian Assange

Photo Credit: Global Diaspora News (www.GlobalDiasporaNews.com). United States Department of Justice950 Pennsylvania Avenue NWWashington, D.C., 20530 December 8, 2022 Sent via email Dear Attorney General Garland, We, the undersigned...