December 2nd, 2016
News Round-Up 02/12/2016
News from HART
- HART is looking forward to its upcoming Carol Concert and would love to see you there! Click here for more information.
- The UN rights agency has said that the Rohingya Muslims in Burma may be the victims of crimes against humanity. Horrifying claims of gang rape, torture and murder at the hands of the security forces have been made.
- Child rape cases in Burma have surged by 40 per cent this year according to the state media. By the end of October 2016 380 cases had been reported.
- Cameroon has reopened its’ border markets with Nigeria after a decrease in Boko Haram attacks.
- The United Nations has stated that 400,000 children are now at risk of famine in the north eastern states of Borno, Adamawa and Yobe. The start of the dry season has seen a surge in suicide bombings, some of which have targeted refugee camps.
- Ugandan police said another 25 bodies had been recovered after weekend fighting in a western kingdom whose tribal monarch is accused of stoking a separatist rebellion, bringing the death toll to 87.
- Three UN workers have been abducted in Darfur. The two Nepalese and one Sudan members of staff where kidnapped by unidentified gunmen.
- Police in Sudan fired tear gas at protestors against pricing increases. Cuts have led to sharp rises in the prices of food and medicine.
- The UN has warned that ethnic cleansing is taking place in South Sudan. The commission stated “the stage is being set for a repeat of what happened in Rwanda.”
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