Ban Ki-Moon: Rights of migrant children should be guaranteed

Ban Ki-moon, Secretary General of the UN, today urged the countries involved in the crisis triggered by the massive influx of Central American children to the U.S. border to treat them with dignity and ensure the protection of their rights. “We believe it is important for...

70% of refugees in Ecuador do not know the asylum process, according to survey

Of the 170 thousand people who have sought refuge in Ecuador since 2003, 70% claim to have had one or more difficulties to access to the process, according to a survey by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR). The lack of information about the procedure and...

UNHCR: Fighting in Iraq have left nearly half a million displaced people

Fighting between the army and rebels have left so far this year nearly half a million displaced civilians in Iraq, according to the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR). According to Adrian Edwards, UNHCR spokesman, “the number of displaced could be higher”,...

Galo Lara appeals to IACHR for protection

The former legislator Galo Lara announced yesterday that he has resorted to the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR ) to request protection from an alleged political persecution against him. This was done after being involved in a triple murder and after the...

Marwan, the Syrian four year old boy who crossed the desert

A little four year old boy named Marwan, dressed only with a tracksuit and a plastic bag as a sole proprietorship in sight, was seen walking through the desert, as he fled Syria along with his family and a group of Syrian refugees, with the only objective of reaching the border...
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Angelina Jolie Meets with Chancellor Ricardo Patiño

Actress Angelina Jolie, Goodwill Ambassador for the UNHCR (United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees), met yesterday with ecuadorian Chancellor  to begin the campaign ‘Thanks Ecuador‘, which drives the international organization in recognition of the work for...