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Violence and persecution uprooted record 65.6 million people in 2016, UN agency reports

Photo:South Sudanese refugees spend the night at a way station in Gimbi, Ethiopia while en route to the newly constructed Gure Shembola Camp.

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UNICEF appoints 19-year-old education activist and Syrian refugee as Goodwill Ambassador

Photo:UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Muzoon Almellehan meets students at the School of Peace at a internally displaced peoples site in the Lake Region,...

UN Peacebuilding Commission Chair says body is ready to help sustain peace wherever there is need

Photo:Cho Tae-yul, Permanent Representative of the Republic of Korea to the United Nations and Chair of the Peacebuilding Commission, presents to t...

EU: Suspend China Human Rights Dialogue

Photo:European Council President Donald Tusk and Chinese Premier Li Keqiang arrive at the EU-China Summit in Brussels on June 2, 2017.

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Egypt: Morsy’s Isolation Violates Rights

Photo:Deposed President Mohamed Morsy, wearing the red uniform of a prisoner sentenced to death, greets his lawyers and people from behind bars dur...

EU: Shifting Rescue to Libya Risks Lives

Photo:Aerial photograph of overcrowded migrant boat, taken at 05:01 UTC on May 10, 2017, and provided by Maritime Rescue Coordination Centre Rome t...

UN chief 'deeply saddened' by the many lives claimed by raging wildfires in Portugal

18 June 2017
'Shocked and horrified' at the many lives claimed by the devastating fires that hit the Pedrógão Grande region of Port...

David Davis heads to Brussels with a clear message: we are leaving the European Union

18 June 2017

The UK Brexit Secretary David Davis heads into tomorrow’s first official talks to leave the European Union on a mission to deli...

Terrorism Fears Prompt Australia to Launch Three-month Gun Amnesty

SYDNEY, June 18, 2017

The increased threat of terrorism and a flood of illegal firearms into Australia have prompted the government to offer...

U.S. Navy Destroyer Collides With Merchant Ship Near Japan

WASHINGTON, June 17, 2017

The U.S. Navy Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer USS Fitzgerald collided with a merchant vessel in the P...

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