Archive for April 7th, 2022

07/04/2022

Ethiopia: Crimes Against Humanity in Western Tigray Zone

Human Wrongs Watch

By Human Rights Watch*

Immediate Humanitarian Access, Protection of Communities Key

07/04/2022

Africa’s Sahel: 6.3 Million Children under Five Will Suffer from Malnutrition, Wasting This Year

Human Wrongs Watch

(UN News)* – An estimated 6.3 million children under five, in six countries in Africa’s Sahel region, will suffer from wasting this year, UN agencies and their partners warned in a publication issued on Wednesday [6 April 2022]

© UNICEF/Danny Wilcox Frazier | Malnourished children in the Hospital’s therapeutic nutrition unit in Chad’s capital, N’Djamena.

The West and Central Africa Nutrition working group fears at least 900,000 young lives could be at risk across Burkina Faso, Chad, Mali, Mauritania, Niger and Senegal. 

They said the number of under fives in the region expected to suffer from global acute malnutrition has never been so high, with a 27 per cent increase expected this year compared to 2021, marking the fifth consecutive year of record highs.

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07/04/2022

Justice and Reparations Still Critical, 30 Years on from Sarajevo Siege

Human Wrongs Watch

(UN News)* — Thirty years after the siege of Sarajevo, the UN team in Bosnia and Herzegovina reiterated the importance on Wednesday [6 April 2022] of pursuing justice and reparation for victims, survivors and their family members.

UNDP/Mackenzie Knowles-Coursin | People walk through the streets of Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina (file photo).

The siege began after Bosnia and Herzegovina declared independence in the wake of the dissolution of the former Yugoslavia.

Bosnian Serbs largely opposed independence, while the other two large ethnic groups, Muslim Bosniaks and Croats, favoured the split from Belgrade.

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