Source: Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) |

In Ethiopia, mobile internet cut in the capital amid clashes and protests

Berhan told Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) on September 18 that she was able to verify access to the internet had been cut by analyzing traffic data and speaking with about 20 people across the city

The Committee to Protect Journalists today urged Ethiopian authorities to ensure internet is available, including during times of unrest when access to information provided by journalists is crucial. Mobile internet was unavailable in the capital Addis Abba, from September 17 to the morning of September 19 amid protests and clashes, according to media reports and…

Source: Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) |

Commission on Human Rights Urges South Sudan to make peace and justice a reality

South Sudanese civilians continue to live in complete insecurity as the violence is ongoing, arbitrary detention and torture at the hands of the National Security Service are on the rise, some 6 million people – around 60 per cent of the population -- live under “emergency” food insecurity and humanitarian assistance convoys are routinely attacked

The Commissionto use the opportunity created by the renewal of the peace agreement to ensure justice and accountability for the victims of the many crimes committed against its population. While welcoming in its oral update before the Human Rights Council the “Revitalized Agreement on the Resolution of the Conflict in…

Source: International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) |

South Sudan: Without peace deal, scorched-earth tactics and civilian suffering will continue

It is important that any political solution takes into account the needs of everyday South Sudanese people, especially marginalized groups like women

The signing of a peace agreement between South Sudan’s warring parties is a hopeful sign that a sustainable solution can be found for a conflict that has had tragic consequences for millions of civilians.  It is important that any political solution takes into account the needs of everyday South Sudanese…

Source: Amnesty International |

South Sudan: Sentencing of soldiers for killing and raping a step forward for justice

After much foot dragging, today’s convictions and sentences represent a first step towards ending chronic impunity in South Sudan

Following the conviction and sentencing of 10 South Sudanese soldiers in connection with the killing of a journalist and rape of aid workers during an attack on the Terrain Hotel in the capital Juba in July 2016, Amnesty International’s Deputy Director for East Africa, the Horn and the Great Lakes,…

Source: United Nations (UN) |

Humanitarian Coordinator commends aid workers, but rapid support in Juba is needed by the humanitarian community

Humanitarian organisations will provide a full range of services including shelters, clean water, sanitation and hygiene, health and protection, whilst seeking durable solutions for the displaced people

The Humanitarian Coordinator, Alain Noudéhou commends humanitarian organisations for their work to provide much needed shelter to displaced people who have been relocated within Juba over the last weekend, and said the people now need rapid support from the humanitarian community. As a response to a security situation that has…

Source: United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) |

Libya: Human Rights Report on Civilian Casualties - August 2018

United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) continues to seek to confirm additional civilian casualties in the course of ongoing hostilities in Tripoli

From 1 August to 31 August 2018, the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) documented 25 civilian casualties –22 deaths and three injuries – during the conduct of hostilities across Libya. Victims included 14 men, two woman, four boys and two girls killed, and two men and one woman…

Source: United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) |

United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) commemorates 20th Anniversary of the Guiding Principles of Internal Displacement

South Sudan has made positive efforts so far by becoming a member of the Protocol on Internal Displacement from the Great Lakes Pact

Today, UNHCR the UN Refugee Agency, Government authorities, UN agencies and partners have renewed their commitment to finding and facilitating solutions to internal displacement. At a high-level event in Juba on 4th September, a panel of experts and participants have discussed the need to build upon a participatory process for…

Source: Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) |

Africa: Spokesperson for the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights

Spokesperson for the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights:  Liz Throssell [...] 1/ Libya Since the outbreak of violence in the Libyan capital Tripoli on 26 August, at least 21 civilians have been killed, including two women and two children, with a further 16 people injured. The parties to the…

Source: United Nations (UN) |

Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) leads UN efforts for a stable and prosperous Sahel region

The initiative is being carried out as complex national and cross-border security threats in the region escalate and governance crises worsen as well as structural climatic stress

The United Nations is revamping its action plan to address the root causes of the complex crisis in Africa’s Sahel region, in particular outlining a development vision for the region through a prospective socio-economic study by its agencies led by the Economic Commission for Africa (ECA). The study, which focuses…

Source: Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) |

UN Committee on Migrant Workers to review Madagascar and Mozambique

The Committee will discuss a range of issues relating to the implementation of the Convention with the respective government delegations

The Committee on the Protection of the Rights of All Migrant Workers and Members of their Families (CMW) will meet in Geneva from 3 to 12 September to review Madagascar and Mozambique. The above are among the 52 States parties to the International Convention on the Protection of the Rights…