Six months after the global ceasefire appeal issued by UN Secretary General Guterres, HI together with other aid organisations warns about the lack of progress towards peace globally, which is leaving millions suffering from the impacts of both war and the global COVID-19 pandemic.
We are now sleepwalking towards a seventh year of war, and the people of Yemen can only surmise that the world has forgotten them. The UN Secretary General called in March for a global ceasefire tied to the COVID-19 pandemic, but in Yemen this call has not translated into reality on the ground, at the […]
The global pandemic has halted the diplomatic negotiations, while it has also exacerbated the human suffering caused by the use of explosive weapons in populated areas. On September 7th 2020, Ireland invited States’ representatives, UN agencies, international organizations and civil society to a webinar on the Protection of Civilians in Urban Warfare.
The new UN Resolution on Road Safety extends until 2030 the global commitments to improve road safety and launches the Second Decade of Action for Road Safety (2021-2030), thus encouraging greater efforts worldwide.
On World Spinal Cord Injury Day, Erik Weerts (Emergency Rehabilitation Specialist at Humanity & Inclusion) explains how this injury can have serious long-term implications and how rehabilitation can make the difference for the persons who sustain it, families and communities.
Today marks three years since more than 700,000 Rohingya civilians were forced to flee their homes. Three years on, the vast majority remain in overcrowded refugee camps in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh.
On 1 August 2020, ten years after the adoption of the Convention on Cluster Munitions, HI applauds the success achieved and calls on states to renew their commitment towards victims and to foster universalization efforts.
Today, 28 July 2020, the Yemeni disability rights activist Dr. Raja Abdullah Almasabi, chairwoman of the Arab Human Rights Foundation in Yemen, has briefed the United Nations Security Council on the situation of persons with disabilities in Yemen.
A few months after the fourth Review Conference of the Mine Ban Treaty and in the lead up of the Second Review Conference of the Convention on Cluster Munitions, HI, as a member of the informal gender and mine working group, continues furthering gender and diversity in disarmament discussions.