Nearly 69 million people who had fled war, violence and persecution were forcibly displaced last year, the UN refugee agency said, a record for the fifth straight year.
With more than 68 million people worldwide displaced due to conflict or persecution — roughly equivalent to the population of Thailand— the head of the United Nations has called for unity and solidarity as a first step to support them.
The General Assembly of the United Nations has elected Iran as a new member of UN Economic and Social Council.
Donald Trump told Republicans he was “1000%” behind their immigration reform effort but did not offer a clear path forward as his administration faces bipartisan condemnation for its practice of separating children from their parents at the border.
Former Congressman, Ron Paul, has acknowledged that the Pentagon hasn’t done anything to fight Al-Qaeda in Syria, and yet continues to disparage the role of Damascus, Tehran and Moscow in combating terrorists in the region.
Demonstrators opposed to the Trump administration’s policy of separating immigrant children from their families at the U.S.-Mexico border gathered for a rally at New York’s Union Square on Tuesday amid continued controversy over the divisive tactic.
Donald Trump headed for Capitol Hill on Tuesday afternoon facing a backlash from his own party – and the American public – over his policy of separating children from their parents at the southern US border.
Nicaraguan police and masked gunmen clashed with anti-government protesters on Tuesday, leaving at least six dead following the suspension of peace talks to quell two months of deadly demonstrations, a human rights group said.
The United States has announced its withdrawal from the United Nation Human Rights Council (UNHRC) over what it calls the body’s entrenched bias against Israel.
Migrant children are being kept in prison-like conditions with only emergency blankets to keep them warm at the McAllen juvenile detention centre in Texas, footage released by the US government on Tuesday showed.