Right to food

UPDATE(SRI LANKA): Nestle Lanka Ltd. has refused to reduce milk prices

Regarding our earlier urgent appeal (30-07-2001) on the unbearable increase of milk prices in Sri Lanka, we are sending you some information on the latest situation of the ‘Reduce Milk Prices Campaign’ and the upcoming activities that are planned. 

SRI LANKA: Nestle, Anchor, Govt, IMF denying food to infants

The following appeal is to protest the increase in the price of milk products in Sri Lanka. This is a serious human rights concern about one of the most basic of all rights – the right to food. 

UPDATE (AUSTRALIA) : Asylum seekers have accused government of hiding the truth; hunger strike continues

Dear Friends,  We’re sending you following update regarding twenty-two detainees who were arrested and on hunger strike at Port Hedland in Australia.  Asylum seekers have accused Australian government of hiding the truth and insisted that they are being kept incommunicado. Meanwhile, around 130 people are still on hunger strike.  We will send you further updates […]

EAST TIMOR: Village of Lolotoi fails to receive food or medical assistance

MARCH 5: Paul Harris, a prominent lawyer based in Hong Kong, recently visited East Timor for the purposes of fact-finding, to see how he could be of assistance to the recovery of East Timor and to deliver some donations for local schools.   While visiting the Bobonaro region, Mr. Harris met a priest, Fr. Pietr, […]

PHILIPPINES: Call for relief and donation for flood victims

Dear friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) is forwarding to you an appeal from the Center for Trade Union and Human Rights (CTUHR) calling for donations to flood victims. For more details, contact the CTUHR at: 702 Culmat Building, E. Rodriguez Ave. Diliman Quezon City, Philippines; Mobile: (+63)910 833 1877; Telefax: (+63)2 411 0256 […]

FORWARDED HUNGER ALERT (World): Stop Land Grabbing immediately!

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Dear friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) wishes to forward an appeal from Food First Information and Action Network (FIAN) International and La Via Campesina Emergency Network. Do not support the principles of “responsible” agribusiness investment promoted by the World Bank Land grabbing denies land for local communities, destroys livelihoods, reduces the political space […]

FORWARDED HUNGER ALERT (India): Safeguard Agrarian Sector and Rich Biodiversity

Dear friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) wishes to forward an appeal from the Asian Centre for the Progress of People (ACPP) – Hotline Asia. SUMMARY: Although the commercial introduction of Bt Brinjal was halted on 10 February 2010, the threat of genetically modified (GM) crops is imminent to return, as Prithviraj Chavan, the […]