Daily Archives: January 20, 2015

Southeast Asia: UN rights office appeals for halt in executions for drug crimes

20 January 2015 – The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) today expressed concern over the use of the death penalty for drug-related crimes in Southeast Asia and …

‘No room for complacency’ UN says, urging vigilance in Ebola fight as West Africa marks progress

20 January 2015 – One year has passed since Ebola began spreading in West Africa, ravaging villages and local economies, and yet, amid dramatic improvements in the three most affected countries, the United Nations can …

Africa: U.S. Condemns Violence in Niger

U.S. Condemns Violence in Niger

Press Statement

Jen Psaki
Department Spokesperson

Washington, DC
January 20, 2015


The United States strongly condemns the violence that occurred in Niger on January 16 and 17 during protests against

Southern African countries at risk of more heavy flooding

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Flooding in Malawi in October 2014. Photo: UN Malawi

Countries in Southern Africa are at risk of more flooding and the displacement of people due to ongoing heavy rains, according …

Yemenis living “hour to hour” amid power struggle

SANA’A, 20 January 2015 (IRIN) – Muneer Asharby nearly didn’t go to work today. It wasn’t until after noon that he finally braved the walk. Even so, he …