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Sri Lankans face humanitarian crisis trapped in ‘no fire zone’, warns UN

More than 150,000 people are being shelled daily and are running short of water and medicine in a Sri Lankan-government declared “No Fire Zone”, according to witness reports and United Nations briefing documents obtained by the Guardian.

Cambodia’s missing accused

“There were three stages of Cambodia’s holocaust. Pol Pot’s genocide was but one of them, yet only it has a place in the official memory. It is highly unlikely Pot Pot would have come to power had President Richard Nixon and his national security adviser, Henry Kissinger, not attacked neutral Cambodia”, killing 600,000 people and [...]

Freedom and Justice for Haiti!

This February, the Haitian people will commemorate the fifth anniversary of a seminal date in their long and proud history. But it won’t be a celebration. They will mobilize in angry protests to condemn the overthrow of the elected government of President Jean-Bertrand Aristide on February 29, 2004. They will also condemn the decades of [...]

UN accuses Israel of breaking international law

UN diplomats have put the Israeli government under pressure over its role in flouting international law with its deadly military assault on the Gaza Strip.

Israeli strike on UN headquarters in Gaza a ‘total disaster’: UN director

United Nations chief expresses ‘strong protest and outrage’ over attack

Security Council approves UN Resolution 1860

The United Nations Security Council early on Friday morning overwhelmingly approved a resolution to halt fighting in the Gaza Strip. Fourteen of the Security Council’s 15 member states voted in favor of the resolution, which was approved in draft just hours beforehand. The United States abstained.

US Blocks UN Action on Gaza Conflict

The United States late Saturday blocked approval of a U.N. Security Council statement calling for an immediate cease-fire in the Gaza Strip and southern Israel and expressing concern at the escalation of violence between Israel and Hamas.

Canada contributes to Haitian apocalypse

Roger Annis: I congratulate you and your feature writer Roberta Staley for reporting on the deplorable conditions in Haiti today [“Haiti’s road to ruin”, December 11-18]. I do wish the writer had probed more deeply her suggestion that foreign interference shares some blame for the situation.

Former refugee, STU student inspires community

He was forced out of his village in Africa because of diamond-fueled civil war. He moved to a crowded refugee camp in Gambia, where he slept on a tarp and survived on cornmeal. He, his father, step mother, and siblings made it to Canada thanks to the UN.

UN warns over Gaza food blockade

The UN in the Gaza Strip says it will run out of food aid in two days unless Israel’s blockade – which it describes as “shameful and unacceptable” – eases.