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‘Alarming’ new patterns of violations emerging in Burundi – UN rights chief

15 January 2016 – The United Nations human rights chief today warned that deeply worrying new trends are emerging in crisis-torn Burundi, including cases of sexual violence by security forces and a sharp increase in enforced disappearances and torture cases.

New UN emergency funds seek to aid 1.7 million Africans uprooted by Boko Haram violence

13 January 2016 – With the Lake Chad Basin now the fastest-growing displacement crisis in Africa as 2.7 million people, 1.5 million of them children, have been uprooted by Boko Haram terrorists, the United Nations emergency fund has announced new grants of $31 million to four countries in the region.

Japanese-Korean accord on ‘comfort women’ must be speedily implemented, says UN official

31 December 2015 – Commending the Governments of Japan and the Republic of Korea on their landmark agreement to resolve the longstanding issue of ‘comfort women,’ a senior United Nations human rights official today called for its speedy implementation to heal the still raw wound.