PHILIPPINES: Police burn houses after forcibly evicting community in Las Pinas


Houses burnt by the Police

Hunger Alert Case : The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) has received information from Defend Job Philippines about the forced eviction of a community from Factor Compound in Las Pinas city. The police also fired in the air to intimidate the community. Read More...

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NEPAL: Police refuse to investigate abduction and rape of teenager


Urgent Appeal Case : Renuka (name changed to protect victim), a 16-year-old resident of Rupandehi district, set off from Asuraina VDC to Hatiban VDC, early on the morning of 2 December 2013. She was followed by Binod Yadav, the 25-year-old son of Jhinna (alias Kallu Yadav). Binod approached Renuka when there was no one around and enticed her with promises of a good job, marriage, ornaments, and clothes. Having lured her, Binod proceeded to abduct Renuka. Read More...

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PAKISTAN: A call to save the people of Tharparker and surrounding desert areas from the acute drought


Photo courtesy: The Nation in Pakistan

Urgent Appeal Case : About 1.3 million people of the Tharparkar District (which is generally called the Thar District) are facing a severe shortage of food and water because of the lack of rainfall. However, the government has not taken any proper measures to provide relief to the people of this area who are suffering from acute hunger and are falling ill due to the spread of diseases – and this has been going on for the past three years. Read More...

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