Latest news about Human rights and protection
May 02, 2013
Colombia's recent progress in promoting human rights is promising, but the country still has a long way to go in meeting its obligations in this area.
Mar 22, 2013
Unequal access to clean water still remains one of the world’s biggest abuses of human rights and challenges to development – creating millions of avoidable illnesses and deaths every year.
Mar 06, 2013
UN member states must fulfil their obligations to tackle the causes and consequences of widespread violence against women and girls – which have devastating effects not only on victims, but also on progress toward sustainable international peace and development.
Feb 20, 2013
See the human impact of nutrition, water, medical and other programmes in the faces of Darfur civilians living in camps for the internally displaced.
Jan 30, 2013
With reports that a fresh wave of 21,000 Syrians had arrived in Jordan's Za’atari camp in the last week of January alone, the international community must pledge the funds needed to address this mounting crisis.
Jan 28, 2013
The conflict in Mali is creating a new wave of civilian displacement that is straining already scarce resources and deepening the humanitarian crisis in Mali and neighbouring countries.
Jan 16, 2013
As Syria’s civil war drags on, those who have fled the violence for neighboring countries face an increasingly difficult time surviving as winter storms bring snow and freezing temperatures to much of the region.
Dec 10, 2012
The inextricable link between climate change and food security within a human rights framework is being discussed by the international community with increasing urgency.
Dec 05, 2012
Continued fighting between rebel forces and the government of the Democratic Republic of the Congo has resulted in growing numbers of Congolese refugees in Uganda and Rwanda.
Dec 04, 2012
As the Syrian refugee crisis escalates, ACT General Secretary John Nduna compels the international community to redouble its efforts to provide essential, life-saving services.
Dec 03, 2012
UN OCHA estimated last week that an additional 140,000 people have been displaced in and around Goma, Democratic Republic of Congo, since rebels took the city on November 20.
Nov 23, 2012
ACT members have been working around the clock to craft a unified strategy to address the deepening humanitarian crisis in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Nov 19, 2012
ACT Palestine is ready to mobilise humanitarian assistance in Gaza for the victims of the escalating conflict between Hamas and Israel.
Nov 15, 2012
On the eve of his visit to the region, ACT Alliance General Secretary John Nduna calls for peace, respect for international law and adequate funding to address the mounting humanitarian crisis in the region.
Oct 25, 2012
The same week that human campaigner Blanca Rosa Quiroa de Hernández attends a United Nations review of civil rights in Guatemala, she also comes excruciatingly close to finding the remains of her son who disappeared 28 years ago.