CrisisInSight Humanitarian Access Overview: A snapshot of the most challenging contexts (July 2020)

Introduction ACAPS Humanitarian Access Overview provides a snapshot of the most challenging contexts worldwide This report centers upon countries in which ACAPS had identified humanitarian crises. The analysis includes focused narrative and analysis on the impact of the COVID-19 outbreak on the different aspects of humanitarian access. In response to the pandemic, governments and civilians […]

Human Rights Council holds interactive dialogue with the Special Rapporteur on the independence of judges and lawyers, starts dialogue with the special rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Myanmar

Hears the Presentation of Reports Submitted under Agenda Items 3 and 6 The Human Rights Council this afternoon held an interactive dialogue with the Special Rapporteur on the independence of judges and lawyers. It heard the presentation of reports submitted under agenda items 3 and 6, and then started an interactive dialogue with the Special […]

Singapore’s ruling party holds on to power but faces setback

Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong’s long-governing party comfortably won Friday’s general elections as expected amid the coronavirus pandemic, but faced a setback as the opposition made minor gains. Lee said his People’s Action Party secured 83 parliamentary seats, retaining its overwhelming majority with 89% of the total seats, but its popular vote dipped to […]

School administrators threaten boycott of Kao Klai party over haircut conflict

The Association of Secondary School Administrators has threatened to boycott the opposition Kao Klai party, unless one of its MPs offers a public apology and retracts his allegedly offensive remark against a school teacher who cut the hair of a student. The association president, Mr. Ratchachai Sornsuwan, said in a statement, today (Sunday), that Kao […]

Thailand Intensifies Border Control With Myanmar Amid Concerns Of COVID-19

BANGKOK, July The Thai Immigration Bureau said, it dispatched hundreds of officers to patrol the porous areas bordering Myanmar, for fear of illegal migrants crossing to Thailand and spreading COVID-19. The Thai army, police and administrative officers of border town, Mae Sot, in the northern province of Tak, conducted inspections along jungles and the Mekong […]