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UN admits Syria airdrop failure

UN admits Syria airdrop failure

carolyn.simon@hrc.org February 25, 2016 0

The day after the UN’s first airdrop into Syria, the World Food Programme said that only four of the 21 aid pallets it dropped into the besieged city of Deir Ezzor had made it

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First UN Syria airdrop lands in trouble

First UN Syria airdrop lands in trouble

carolyn.simon@hrc.org February 24, 2016 0

Only a few hours after UN aid chief Stephen O’Brien told the UN Security Council that a 21-ton World Food Programme airdrop had successfully been made to the besieged Syrian city of Deir

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El Niño hits Philippines farmers with drought, rats

El Niño hits Philippines farmers with drought, rats

February 19, 2016 0

Abogantao Saiduna looked across his parched field.

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Sent back by Australia to debt in Sri Lanka

Sent back by Australia to debt in Sri Lanka

dan.rafter@hrc.org February 18, 2016 0

Vaithilingam Lingarajan spent the war years plying the seas off the northern coast of Sri Lanka in his small fishing boat. It was only once the conflict ended that he decided to flee the

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After 60 years of Zika in Asia, why worry?

After 60 years of Zika in Asia, why worry?

dan.rafter@hrc.org February 16, 2016 0

Zika has been in Asia and the Pacific for at least 60 years, though its mostly mild symptoms have prompted little cause for concern. But with the World Health Organization declaring a global

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The Zika virus

The Zika virus

January 30, 2016 0

    The following territories have reported Zika virus outbreaks, according to  WHO .     100 latest news source images on Zika (courtesy GDELT):   Updated: 12 February 2016 Watching the spread

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Corruption and risk 2016

Corruption and risk 2016

dan.rafter@hrc.org January 27, 2016 0

Transparency International has launched its  annual ranking of corruption , pointing to the negative effects of public sector graft on the poor and vulnerable. The ranking combines a range of factors to produce

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Militancy in Mali: conflict map

Militancy in Mali: conflict map

November 20, 2015 0

Militancy, terrorism and conflict are not new to Mali. At least 342 people have been killed in conflict this year alone.

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