Daily Archives: November 4, 2020

Opposition MPs Worldwide Subjected to Election-Related Rights Violations, Abuse, Report Finds

GENEVA – A survey of some 300 members of parliament in 19 countries finds cases of human rights violations, including physical abuse, sexual violence, torture and arbitrary arrest of opposition MPs that are on the rise. In a new report, the Inter-Parliamentary Union in Geneva expresses concern about alleged human rights violations against parliamentarians in

IOM COVID-19: Impact On Key Locations of Internal Mobility – Bi-Weekly Analysis, 4 November 2020

Executive summary The current COVID-19 pandemic has affected global mobility both in terms of international mobility restrictions and restrictive measures on internal movement. To better understand how COVID-19 affects global mobility, IOM has developed a global mobility database to gather, map and track data on these restrictive measures impacting movement. This report provides a global

Inclusion key to protecting refugees and their hosts amid COVID-19 pandemic

Restrictions impeding access to asylum, spiraling gender-based violence, risks of unsafe returns, and loss of livelihoods are among some of the deep and hard-hitting impacts the coronavirus pandemic has inflicted on refugees, UNHCR’s Assistant High Commissioner for Protection, Gillian Triggs, warned today. Opening a virtual session of UNHCR’s annual High Commissioner’s Dialogue on Protection challenges,

UNICEF South Africa COVID-19 Situation Report No. 9: 01-31 October 2020

Highlights • South Africa – the most COVID-19 affected country on the continent – remained on Alert Level 1 during October and work goes on to prevent a potential resurgence. UNICEF and partners are further scaling up risk communication and community engagement (RCCE) efforts ahead of the holiday season, including an expanded partnership with the

West and Central Africa, Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM) Monthly Regional Update – September 2020

Monthly Mobility Trends and Events Reporting Period September 2020 In September 2020, significant mobility trends and events were observed in the West and Central Africa region, including: • The reopening of air borders and re-sumption of air travel in every country of the region barring Cabo Verde, Came-roon and The Gambia. • The continued closure

Xinhua Silk Road: First handicraft masterpiece exhibition kicks off in E China’s Dongyang

BEIJING, Nov. 3, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — The first “masters of China” exhibition showcasing handicrafts created by Chinese artists and master craftsmen kicked off in Dongyang, east China’s Zhejiang province on last Sunday and will last until Thursday, aiming to promote the development of arts, crafts and rosewood furniture sectors in China. The exhibition, co-hosted by […]