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

 

Preliminary Results: MH17 Investigation Report

The Joint Investigation Team (JIT) is convinced of having obtained irrefutable evidence to establish that on 17 July 2014, flight MH-17 was shot down by a BUK missile from the 9M38-series. According to the JIT there is also evidence identifying the launch location that involves an agricultural field near Pervomaiskyi which, at the time, was controlled by pro-Russian fighters. More>>

ALSO:

At The UN: Paris Climate Agreement Moves Closer To Entry Into Force

The Paris Agreement on climate change moved closer toward entering into force in 2016 as 31 more countries joined the agreement today at a special event hosted by United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. More>>

ALSO:

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On The End Game In Spain (And Other World News)

The coverage of international news seems almost entirely dependent on a random selection of whatever some overseas news agency happens to be carrying overnight... Here are a few interesting international stories that have largely flown beneath the radar this past week. More>>

Amnesty/Human Rights Watch: Appalling Abuse, Neglect Of Refugees On Nauru

Refugees and asylum seekers on Nauru, most of whom have been held there for three years, routinely face neglect by health workers and other service providers who have been hired by the Australian government, as well as frequent unpunished assaults by local Nauruans. More>>

ALSO:

Other Australian Detention

Gordon Campbell: On The Censorship Havoc In South Africa’s State Broadcaster

Demands have included an order to staff that there should be no further negative news about the country’s President Jacob Zuma, and SABC camera operators responsible for choosing camera angles that have allegedly made the President ‘look shorter’ were to be retrained... More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On A Bad Week For Malcolm Turnbull, And The Queen

Malcolm Turnbull’s immediate goal – mere survival – is still within his grasp... In every other respect though, this election has been a total disaster for the Liberals. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 
 
 
 
 
World
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news