World Video | Defence | Foreign Affairs | Natural Events | Trade | NZ in World News | NZ National News Video | NZ Regional News | Search

 

Violence-Racked Southern Thailand Gets Aid

UNICEF Sends School Supplied To Violence-Racked Southern Thailand

With 30 schools destroyed and 5,000 students affected by violence in southern Thailand since the beginning of this year, the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) is sending school supplies to three provinces where confrontations between law enforcement officers and assailants killed 112 people last week.

"We are dismayed by the number of young people who have been caught up in the violence and tragically lost their lives, and also the damage done to schools," UNICEF Executive Director Carol Bellamy said in a news release yesterday. "We urge everyone to respect children's rights to safe and healthy lives, including the right to go to school."

Teachers have been intimidated and there is a fear that some schools may not reopen after the current holiday due to security considerations, the agency said.

The supplies, including sports equipment, have been purchased by UNICEF with funds donated by the people of Thailand.

Acting UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Bertrand Ramcharan last week called on the authorities to quickly investigate the clashes in the provinces of Yala, Pattani and Songkla, and urged that immediate measures be taken to ensure full respect for the human rights of all concerned, including detainees.

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
World Headlines

 

Gordon Campbell: Is This Guy The World’s Most Dangerous Thirtysomething?

Saudi Arabia has long been regarded as a pillar of stability in the Middle East, and is the essential caterer to the West’s fossil fuel needs. It is also the country that gave us Osama Bin Laden, al Qaeda, and 15 of the 19 terrorists who carried out the 9/11 attacks... More>>

ALSO:

Non-Binding Postal Vote: Australia Says Yes To Same Sex Marriage

Binoy Kampmark: Out of 150 federal seats, 133 registered affirmative totals in returning their response to the question “Should the law be changed to allow same-sex couples to marry?”. More>>

ALSO:

Bonn Climate Change Conference: Protecting Health In Small Island States

The vision is that, by 2030, all Small Island Developing States will have health systems that are resilient to climate change and countries around the world will be reducing their carbon emissions both to protect the most vulnerable from climate risks and deliver large health benefits in carbon-emitting countries. More>>

ALSO:

Camp Shut Down: Refugees Must Be Rescued From Manus

On 31st October 2017, the detention centre on Manus Island in which the Australian Government has been holding more than 700 refugees was closed, leaving those living there in a desperate situation. More>>

ALSO:

EARLIER:

Rohingya Muslims Massacred: Restrictions On Aid Put 1000s At Risk

Amnesty: The Myanmar authorities’ restrictions on international aid in Rakhine state is putting tens of thousands of lives at risk in a region where mainly Rohingya people are already suffering horrific abuses from a disproportionate military campaign. More>>

ALSO:

 
 
 
 
 
 
  • Pacific.Scoop
  • Cafe Pacific
  • PMC