‘Toxic lockdown culture’ of repressive coronavirus measures hits most vulnerable

Disturbing details have emerged from dozens of countries that a “toxic lockdown culture” against the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted drastically on society’s most vulnerable members, the UN human rights Office (OHCHR) said on Monday. The development follows UN Secretary-General António Guterres’s call last week for States not to use the COVID crisis as a pretext for repressive measures, in which he urged Governments to recognize that the threat was the “virus, not people”.

‘Toxic lockdown culture’ of repressive coronavirus measures hits most vulnerable
April 27, 2020 at 07:47AM : International People Search
April 27, 2020 at 07:47AM

‘Toxic lockdown culture’ of repressive coronavirus measures hits most vulnerable

Disturbing details have emerged from dozens of countries that a “toxic lockdown culture” against the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted drastically on society’s most vulnerable members, the UN human rights Office (OHCHR) said on Monday. The development follows UN Secretary-General António Guterres’s call last week for States not to use the COVID crisis as a pretext for repressive measures, in which he urged Governments to recognize that the threat was the “virus, not people”.

‘Toxic lockdown culture’ of repressive coronavirus measures hits most vulnerable
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April 27, 2020 at 07:47AM

‘No time to blame the messenger’ warns UN rights chief, amidst media clampdowns surrounding COVID-19

The coronavirus pandemic has spawned new threats to press freedom in some countries, according to the UN human rights chief, who declared on Friday that “credible, accurate reporting is a lifeline for all of us”.

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April 24, 2020 at 09:17AM
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‘Leave no one behind’ mantra matters more than ever, as coronavirus threatens all humanity: Guterres

Secretary-General António Guterres issued a three-point global “Call to Action” on Thursday to cushion the colossal fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic, pressing Governments to unify around a defining moment in history, as the new session of the UN’s Financing for Development Forum got underway. 

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Human rights ‘uplift everyone’; must guide COVID-19 recovery response, says UN chief 

The coronavirus pandemic is not only a critical public health danger, it is also a human, economic and social emergency that is “fast becoming a human rights crisis”, the UN chief said on Thursday, releasing a new policy brief on shaping an effective, inclusive response to the COVID-19 pandemic.   

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April 23, 2020 at 09:59AM
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UN rights chief rejects killings acknowledged by Cameroon, and Iran’s execution of child offenders

The UN’s human rights chief has been weighing in on recent killings committed by State authorities, or by rogue members of State military forces, emphasizing that all Governments must strictly abide by international law and hold those who serve, accountable for any violations.

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April 22, 2020 at 01:48PM
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Still ‘a long way to go’ in coronavirus battle, WHO chief warns

The head of the World Health Organization (WHO) has warned against complacency as countries continue to confront COVID-19 and citizens grow weary of stay-at-home measures aimed at preventing the spread of the disease.

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April 22, 2020 at 12:13PM
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UN condemns killing of WHO staffer in Myanmar transporting COVID-19 samples

A World Health Organization (WHO) worker has been killed while driving a vehicle carrying COVID-19 samples in Myanmar’s western Rakhine state, the United Nations country office confirmed in a statement on Tuesday. 

UN condemns killing of WHO staffer in Myanmar transporting COVID-19 samples
April 21, 2020 at 01:17PM : International People Search
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Assistance ramped up to DR Congo’s South Kivu as floods kill dozens

Aid is being rushed to eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) where deadly flooding has swept away people and homes and affected tens of thousands more, including many displaced by violence, the UN refugee agency (UNHCR) said on Tuesday

Assistance ramped up to DR Congo’s South Kivu as floods kill dozens
April 21, 2020 at 09:40AM : International People Search
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Displaced and stateless women and girls face heightened risk of violence amid coronavirus pandemic

As COVID-19 continues to take lives and change communities around the world, the virus is also creating massive protection risks for women and girls forced to flee their homes, a top official at the UN refugee agency (UNHCR) said on Monday, stressing that global protection staff are on high alert and adapting life-saving support programmes for those subjected to violence. 

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