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Submission to the UN Independent Expert on the enjoyment of all human rights by older persons

This submission is based on Human Rights Watch research on human rights issues impacting older women,[1] including domestic violence, abuse, and neglect in residential institutions for older people, abuses during armed conflict, and health disparities…
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Authorities Close Crossing Points in Eastern Ukraine Due to COVID-19

Click to expand Image Прикордонники на КПВВ «Гнутове» неподалік…
Прикордонники на КПВВ «Гнутове» неподалік від Маріуполя. Україна.
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Discrimination against War-Zone Pensioners in Eastern Ukraine

 
 
 Seventy-eight-year-old Galina lives in a city on the front line separating Ukrainian troops and Russian-backed armed groups in eastern Ukraine. Before the fighting began five years ago, collecting her Ukrainian pension was as simple as a five…
Older people lining up at bank machines in government-controlled areas of Ukraine.
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Older people who need to travel between the Luhansk region of eastern Ukraine and government-controlled areas face arbitrary obstacles, including risks to their health and safety. A central problem is that those in control of the area have not made the…
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  Summary In late August and September 2017, Bangladesh welcomed the sudden influx of several hundred thousand Rohingya refugees fleeing ethnic cleansing in Myanmar. This followed an earlier wave of violence in October 2016, which forced over 80,000…
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The armed conflict that swept eastern Ukraine in 2014 and is still ongoing displaced close to a million people, who fled the fighting.
 
 Among those left behind, trapped in the war zone, were those too frail, too sick, or too poor to flee. Many…
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