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Striking a Balance: Addressing Immediate Humanitarian Needs while Building Sustainable Human Capital in Somalia

Dr. Adam Aw Hirsi sheds light on Somalia's struggle to balance immediate humanitarian needs with long-term investments in human capital to achieve sustainable development. The intricate decision-making processes and resource allocation within Somalia's federal system, complicated by the aftermath of civil war and ongoing conflict with Al Shabaab, make this balancing act particularly challenging. The absence of a consensus on a constitution and allegations of corruption further impede progress towards sustainable development…

U.N. Urges Somalia to Hold Officials Accountable for Human Rights Abuses

In Mogadishu, during her final official trip to Somalia, Isha Dyfan, a human rights expert appointed by the Human Rights Council in May 2020, urged the Somali government to take strong measures against officials who violate human rights. Dyfan stressed the importance of prosecuting offenders to ensure justice, especially in cases of gender-based violence. She criticized ongoing terrorist activities by Al-Shabaab, which disproportionately impact women and children. Dyfan called on the government to improve protection for…

Exploring Human Rights in Somalia: A Look at Progress and Challenges as Assessed by UN Expert

Ms. Isha Dyfan, the United Nations' Expert on Human Rights in Somalia, recently wrapped up her five-day visit to the country, marking her third official trip since being appointed by the Human Rights Council in May 2020. Throughout her stay, Dyfan met with Somali government officials, UN representatives, and various international partners to evaluate the current human rights landscape in Somalia. At a press conference in Mogadishu, Ms. Dyfan highlighted the progress made by the government since her last visit in November…

NGOs denounce the environmental and human damages caused by.

A group of about 15 NGOs forming the Steel and Equity coalition has released a report called "Fair Steel Coalition" to expose the real cost of steel production. The steel industry alone is responsible for 7% of global greenhouse gas emissions. However, the impact of this industry is also felt in steel mills, mines, and their immediate environment. Particularly in developing countries, where environmental pollution and violations of the rights of local populations are prevalent. Examples include South Africa and Liberia.

Ethiopia faces a litany of human rights abuses

Ethiopia faces a litany of human rights abuses ADDIS ABABA - A video of males in uniform burning a civilian alive in western Ethiopia has sparked widespread outrage on social media, renewing condemnation and concern over the continuing violence. The state-affiliated Ethiopian Human Rights Commission (EHRC) – an entity appointed by the Ethiopian parliament to defend human rights – recognized the…

Human Rights Watch condemns summary executions of

71 people have been documented summarily executed by the Malian army. In Torno, for example, two soldiers had been killed by an explosion and the military convoy immediately fell over the village. They killed 14 people. Looks like a retaliatory attack. Among the victims was the village chief, who was over 80 years old, a 16-year-old girl. They took them to the place where the mine had exploded and they were executed on the spot. We also documented the serious case that occurred in early March…

The Ethiopian Commission on Human Rights condemns

In Ethiopia, the Ethiopian Human Rights Commission condemns ethnic assaults within the Oromia area, within the western a part of the nation. This group, affiliated with the federal government of Abye Ahmed, arouses greater than 200 victims and attributes the primary assault to an Oromo insurgent group. The Ethiopian Human…

open letter from 43 NGOs to the Human Rights Council by

A major coalition of NGOs signs a joint letter to the UN Human Rights Council requesting that the mandate of the Burundi Commission of Inquiry set up in 2017 be continued. Next September, the Human Rights Council will meet in Geneva to decide on the future of this Commission, "The only independent mechanism documenting human…

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