1. Per a recent report by Amnesty International – “Not a Private Matter”,  on the hidden but escalating problem of domestic and sexual violence against women in eastern Ukraine, survivors of domestic violence in eastern Ukraine are not able to seek protection for violence against them due to the government’s ineffective response.

Click to Read – Amnesty International 

  1. The International Commission of Jurists (ICJ) has released a briefing paper raising serious concerns about India’s Foreign Contributions (Regulation) Act (FCRA), arguing that the law is “unlawfully obstructing the critical work of non-governmental organisations”.

Click to Read – The Wire

  1. At least 42 people have died and 20 others are missing after Typhoon Vamco made landfall in the Philippines, flooding the largest island, Luzon which caused landslides, cut off roads and forced many to flee their homes wherein tens of thousands of people have sought shelter in evacuation centres, including in the capital Manila. The typhoon, known locally as Ulysses, is the 21st storm to hit the country this year.

Click to Read – BBC World News

  1. Armenia, Azerbaijan and Russia said they have signed a deal to end the military conflict over the Nagorno–Karabakh region after more than a month of bloodshed wherein Russian peacekeepers would be deployed along the frontline in Nagorno–Karabakh and the corridor between the region and Armenia.

Click to Read – The Wire

  1. Angolan police used live bullets, teargas, and dogs to disperse a peaceful anti-government protest, killing one protester, in the capital, Luanda, and severely beat the well-known activists Nito Alves and Laurinda Goveia, who are both in critical condition, and arbitrarily arrested a third activist, Luaty Beirao.

Click to Read – Human Rights Watch

  1. Amnesty International has confirmed the veracity of material showing the excessive and unnecessary use of force by the National Police in the demonstrations related to the political crisis that has gripped Peru. According to the information received, more than 15 people have been injured, at least three of them seriously wounded by firearms, since 10 November 2020, mostly in the massive protests that took place in several cities across the country.

Click to Read – Amnesty International

  1. Ethiopia is on the brink of a civil war between the national army and forces loyal to the leaders of the northern Tigray region. Hundreds of people have reportedly been killed since the fighting started on 4 November, and thousands have fled into neighbouring Sudan. 

Click to Read – BBC World News

  1. During last week’s elections in the United States, Californians strongly supported reforming the state’s criminal legal system wherein they elected a candidate who promised never to seek the death penalty or to try children as adults, among other reforms and they also demanded police accountability and ending discriminatory prosecutorial practices. 

Click to Read – Human Rights Watch

  1. The International Organization for Migration (IOM) reported yet another devastating shipwreck in the Central Mediterranean, which has claimed the lives of at least 74 migrants off the coast of Khums, Libya. It is the eighth such incident since the beginning of October.

Click to Read – UN News

  1. Per a recent joint report by the World Health Organization (WHO) and US Centers for Disease Control (CDC), Measles killed an estimated 207,500 people last year after a decade-long failure to reach optimal vaccination coverage, resulting in the highest number of cases for 23 years. 

Click to Read – UN News

News Collated by: Darshi Shah
Darshi is a masters student in international management and 
sustainability at Sciences PO, Paris and the Communications Lead at 
Contego Humanitas Foundation.

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