ALERT – Bombing in populated areas: A majority of states now recognize the urgency to act

ALERT – Bombing in populated areas: A majority of states now recognize the urgency to act

Posted by: on Oct 3, 2019 | No Comments

133 states gathered for two days at the Vienna Conference “Protecting Civilians in Urban Warfare”. A majority of attendants announced that they were ready to work on a political declaration.

COMING UP – The 20th anniversary of the protection of civilians agenda

COMING UP – The 20th anniversary of the protection of civilians agenda

Posted by: on May 17, 2019 | No Comments

In 1999, the protection of civilians in armed conflict became a specific item on the agenda of the UN Security Council. Today, civilians are still bearing the brunt of the conflicts in Libya, Myanmar, Nigeria, South Sudan, Syria, Yemen… Civil Society Organisations, including HI, will be in New York next week to call States for concrete action.

ALERT – Syria: HI condemns the bombing of populated areas in Idlib

ALERT – Syria: HI condemns the bombing of populated areas in Idlib

Posted by: on May 16, 2019 | No Comments

As fighting intensifies in north-western Syria, particularly in the city of Idlib and southern Idlib province, HI is concerned about the plight of thousands of civilians directly exposed to bombing.

ALERT- Violence between Gaza and Israel: explosive weapons cause serious injuries

ALERT- Violence between Gaza and Israel: explosive weapons cause serious injuries

Posted by: on May 7, 2019 | No Comments

More than 30 people were killed in the exchanges of rocket fire and airstrikes between Gaza and Israel over the weekend.