Satellite images show China emptying army camps at Indian border

Rivals agree to pull back military from Pangong Tso, a glacial lake that became a flashpoint in a border dispute. China has dismantled dozens of structures and moved vehicles to empty out entire camps along a disputed Himalayan border, where Indian and Chinese troops have been locked in a face-off since last April, according to […]

Several killed in separatist attacks on DR Congo military camps

Four members of security forces and one civilian killed in separatist militia attacks in the country’s second-largest city. Four members of security forces and one civilian were killed as separatist rebels attacked two military camps in the Democratic Republic of the Congo’s main mining centre of Lubumbashi, the city’s mayor said. Lubumbashi Mayor Ghislain Robert […]

Ethiopia shuts two Tigray camps housing Eritrean refugees

Two refugee camps caught up in a brutal conflict in Ethiopia’s northern Tigray region have been closed and their Eritrean residents relocated, authorities have confirmed, as the country’s state-appointed human rights commission reported that both sites had been “destroyed”. The United Nations’ refugee agency (UNHCR) has called for protection for the residents of the Shimelba […]

US ‘disturbed’ by reports of rape of Muslims in China camps

The US warns of serious consequences for atrocities committed against women in internment camps for ethnic Uighurs. The United States is “deeply disturbed” by reports of systematic rape and sexual abuse against women in internment camps for ethnic Uighurs and other Muslims in China’s Xinjiang region and there must be serious consequences for atrocities committed […]

Child dies as heavy rains turn Syria IDP camps into ‘lakes’

Tens of thousands of people affected by devastating floods, with many forced to sleep in open air after destruction of makeshift tents. Heavy rains have caused widespread flooding at displacement camps in northwest Syria, killing one child and damaging or destroying the tents of thousands of families, according to residents and aid workers. The Syrian […]

‘Major violations’ of international law at Tigray refugee camps

UN says satellite imagery showed fires burning and fresh signs of destruction at the Shimelba and Hitsats camps for refugees. There have been significant violations of international law at two refugee camps in Ethiopia’s northern Tigray region, the UN’s refugee agency has said. The UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) said satellite imagery showed fires […]

UK ‘to ban’ China imports linked to Uighur camps: Reports

Foreign secretary expected to reveal plans cracking down on China, which could include tougher laws on exporting goods or technology that could be used for repression. Britain is set to announce plans outlawing the importation of goods suspected of using forced labour in China’s Xinjiang province, media reported on Monday, in a move which would […]

Rohingya refugees: From crowded camps to isolated island

The Bangladeshi government has relocated more than 3,000 Rohingya to a remote island in the Bay of Bengal, despite concerns from rights groups that many of the persecuted refugees might have been coerced into moving to the flood-prone island. At least 1,800 refugees were shipped to the Bhashan Char island on Tuesday, weeks after the […]

Germany brings home 3 women, 12 kids from camps in Syria

LONDON: Human rights groups have criticized two of the UK’s largest banks after they granted tens of millions in loans to a technology business developing a telecommunications project used by Myanmar’s military, British newspaper The Observer reported on Sunday.HSBC and Standard Chartered loaned $60 million to Vietnamese telecoms giant Viettel over the past four years, […]

Displaced people in Iraq left with no refuge as police shut camps

While camps have been described as ‘open-air prisons’ they also functioned as a refuge for families with nowhere to go. Erbil, Kurdistan Region Iraq – Displaced families in Iraq are being forced into homelessness and poverty, Human Rights Watch (HRW) warned on Wednesday, as authorities continue to close down camps that once housed hundreds of […]

Food has run out for Eritrean refugees in Tigray camps, UN warns

Hunger and malnutrition a real danger for the nearly 100,000 refugees sheltering in Tigray camps, UN says as it calls for access. The United Nations has sounded the alarm over the severe effect of food shortages on the nearly 100,000 Eritrean refugees sheltering in camps in Ethiopia’s restive Tigray region. Wednesday marks a month since […]