#UN

  • Article: A Climate Disaster Takes Place Every Week Around the World, UN Says
    Environment

    A Climate Disaster Takes Place Every Week Around the World, UN Says

    By Erica Sanchez  and  Sushmita Roy|July 9, 2019

    Climate-related disasters are estimated to cost $520 billion a year. Read more

  • Article: LGBTQ Refugees Face Barriers Around the World. Here's How You Can Help.
    Citizenship

    LGBTQ Refugees Face Barriers Around the World. Here's How You Can Help.

    By Joe McCarthy|July 1, 2019

    "It is time to recognize the specific needs of LGBTI asylum-seekers and refugees." Read more

  • Article: 37,000 People Fled Their Homes Every Day in 2018
    Citizenship

    37,000 People Fled Their Homes Every Day in 2018

    By Joe McCarthy  and  Erica Sanchez|June 19, 2019

    “Children don’t flee to seek better opportunities; children flee because there is a risk." Read more

  • Article: Violence in the Congo Displaces 300,000 People and Threatens Efforts to Contain Ebola
    Health

    Violence in the Congo Displaces 300,000 People and Threatens Efforts to Contain Ebola

    By Gabrielle Deonath|June 19, 2019

    Mass displacement due to ethnic conflict may contribute to the spread of Ebola outside of the Congo. Read more

  • Article: UN Urges Countries to Step Up Efforts Amidst 'Climate Emergency'
    Environment

    UN Urges Countries to Step Up Efforts Amidst 'Climate Emergency'

    June 18, 2019|Thomson Reuters Foundation

    "We are increasingly hearing that this is the fight of our lives." Read more

  • Article: The UN Now Has an Ebola Chief to Help Fight the Congo's Deadly Outbreak
    Health

    The UN Now Has an Ebola Chief to Help Fight the Congo's Deadly Outbreak

    By Leah Rodriguez  and  Gaëlle Langué|May 24, 2019

    Someone needs to oversee the security and political obstacles preventing treatment. Read more

  • Article: Poverty in Britain Is 'Systematic' With 'Tragic Consequences': UN Expert
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    Poverty in Britain Is 'Systematic' With 'Tragic Consequences': UN Expert

    By James Hitchings-Hales|May 23, 2019

    The report says the UK's poorest people face lives that are “nasty, brutish, and short.” Read more

  • Article: Britain Just Appointed Its First Human Rights Ambassador
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    Britain Just Appointed Its First Human Rights Ambassador

    May 22, 2019|Thomson Reuters Foundation

    Rita French will be based in Geneva and will focus on issues including media freedom and slavery. Read more