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Activists Urge UN to Independently Investigate Alleged War Crimes in Sri Lanka

A new UN report on Sri Lanka's human rights record has reignited the debate over how to investigate possible war crimes. → Read More

UN Officials Warn of Dengue Outbreak in War-Torn Yemen

Since there is no vaccine against the diseases, and no specific antiviral drug with which to treat the symptoms, prevention is the only long-term solution. → Read More

US-Made Cluster Munitions Causing Civilian Deaths in Yemen

Weapons used in these particular attacks were US made M26 rockets. Any civilian in the impact area is likely to be killed or injured. → Read More

Deliberate Targeting of Water Sources Worsens Misery for Millions of Syrians

The conflict in Syria has destroyed much of the country's water infrastructure, leaving five million people suffering from a critical water shortage. → Read More

UN Official Says Human Suffering in Yemen "Almost Incomprehensible"

Yemenis are in need of aid after 1.5 million displaced and a death toll of 4,000 in just five months. → Read More

Five Things You Need to Know About the US "Reconstruction" Effort in Afghanistan

With billions of dollars for Afghanistan reconstruction unaccounted for, there is a strong possibility that the US is repeating its military mistakes of old. → Read More

UN Agency Pledges to Open Schools for Half a Million Palestinian Refugees

The UN's agency for Palestinian refugees announced it would open schools on time. → Read More

Clean Water Is Another Victim of Syria's War

About half a million Aleppo residents are at their wits' end trying to collect adequate water for families' daily needs. → Read More

In US Prisons, Psychiatric Disability Is Often Met by Brute Force

Violence, neglect and abuse of prisoners labeled with psychiatric disabilities have become routine in US prisons. → Read More

Afghanistan: No Place for Children

In just four years, 2,302 children have lost their lives as a result of ongoing fighting in this country of 30 million people. → Read More

Child Labor: A Hidden Atrocity of the Syrian Crisis

A new report shows that Syrian children contribute to the family income in more than three quarters of surveyed households. → Read More

Billions Pledged for Nepal Reconstruction, but Still No Debt Relief

The earthquake damaged one third of the economy, but creditors won't agree on debt relief. → Read More

Compensation Fund for Victims of Bangladesh Factory Collapse Reaches $30 Million Target

Despite its importance to the Bangladeshi economy, the government has done little to ensure labor standards and safety protocols within the sector. → Read More

More Than 8 Million Iraqis in Need of Emergency Humanitarian Assistance

The European Commission estimates that about 8.2 million Iraqi people are in need of some form of emergency assistance, from food rations to medical supplies. → Read More

Boatloads of Migrants Could Soon Be "Floating Graveyard" on Southeast Asian Waters

This ship and its desperate human cargo symbolizes the plight of a persecuted people, and the harsh migration policies of a handful of Southeast Asian countries. → Read More

Want to Help Nepal Recover From the Quake? Cancel Its Debt

Truthout sparks action by revealing systemic injustice and providing a platform for transformative ideas through investigative reporting and analysis. → Read More

Mega, Giga, Tera: Inside the Biggest Investment Boom in History

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