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Saudi teen's asylum case being judged at lightning speed

Jan 10, 2019 - 8:44 PM

Rahaf Mohammed Qunun's savvy use of Twitter throughout her ordeal at Bangkok airport galvanizes a global campaign and calls for her to be granted asylum

SEEKING ASYLUM. File photo of a screen grab from a video released to AFPTV via the Twitter account of Rahaf Mohammed al-Qunun. Handout/Courtesy of Rahaf Mohammed al-Qunun/AFP

Malacañang sees improved ties between Duterte, new UN rights chief

Aug 09, 2018 - 4:42 PM

(UPDATED) The Philippine government welcomes the appointment of former Chile president Michelle Bachelet as new chief UN human rights commission

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May 23, 2018 - 6:58 PM

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Mar 01, 2018 - 8:08 PM

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If CHR gets P1,000 budget, Duterte wants UN to monitor drug war

Sep 18, 2017 - 6:35 PM

The Philippine President wants the UNCHR to assign 'investigators' to accompany police on anti-drug operations in case the CHR is given only P1,000 for its 2018 budget

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte, in his speech during the 11th Founding Anniversary celebration of the Eastern Mindanao Command (EastMinCom) at the Naval Station Felix Apolinario in Panacan, Davao City on September 1, 2017, urges the men and women of EastMinCom to continue their efforts in battling insurgency and illegal drugs while maintaining their abidance to the rules of engagement. JOEY DALUMPINES/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Pengungsi Bangladesh: No job in my country

May 17, 2015 - 11:45 AM

Pemuda asal Bangladesh berbondong bondong menyeberang ke Malaysia tujuannya satu: Mendapat pekerjaan

Pengungsi Bangladesh di kamp pengungsian Kuala Langsa, Aceh, Sabtu, 16 Mei 2015, terdiri dari para pemuda pencari kerja. Mereka ingin menyeberang ke Malaysia dengan satu harapan: mendapat pekerjaan. Foto oleh Febriana Firdaus/Rappler

UN sounds alarm over 'forgotten' Central Africa crisis

Apr 27, 2015 - 9:29 PM

CAR is struggling to recover from the coup that ousted president Francois Bozize in March 2013 and triggered a wave of deadly sectarian violence between the country s Christian and Muslim populations

Aid to help 225,000 displaced Afghans survive deadly winter

Jan 07, 2015 - 9:26 PM

In recent years scores of Afghans living in slums tents or makeshift shelters have died of cold despite billions of dollars in international aid for nthe country

Afghan displaced men line up to receive winter supplies at a UNHCR distribution centre for needy refugees at the Women's Garden in Kabul on January 7, 2015. AFP PHOTO / SHAH Marai

10,000 flee to Sudan from S. Sudan fighting – UN

Jan 12, 2014 - 11:18 PM

The new UNHCR figure makes Sudan the second largest recipient of refugees from South Sudan s internal conflicts

SEEKING REFUGE. Civilians at the UN House compound on the southwestern outskirts of Juba, South Sudan. UN Photo/Julio Brathwaite

UN: Refugees, displaced at 20-year high

Jun 19, 2013 - 8:43 AM

War and other crises drove one person from their home every 4 1 seconds in 2012 the UN s refugee agency said Wednesday

DISPLACED. A woman stands among her belongings at Payeur transit site in Renk, in South Sudan’s Upper Nile State, 24 April 2013. Photo by Martine Perret/UN Photo