West Africa

‘Terrifying’ Impact of Ebola on Nine Million Children – New UN Report

Human Wrongs Watch Some nine million children have seen “death and suffering beyond their comprehension,” and protecting them and their communities is critical in the fight against Ebola in West Africa, the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) said in a report…

West Africa: exciting chocolate news to share!

Press release We have two very exciting pieces of news about our cocoa campaign from this week that will help us continue pushing for an end to child labor in this sector. First, ILRF released a new report analyzing the…

Unseen Ebola

Human Wrongs Watch ‘The Ebola epidemic has forced millions in West Africa to change how they interact, starting with the strict rule of “Don’t touch”. But for the visually impaired, like Basiru Bah in Sierra Leone, losing human contact is…

Primary Emphasis Must Be to Halt Spread of Ebola in West Africa — UN

Human Wrongs Watch As the international community mobilizes on all fronts to combat the unfolding Ebola outbreak, the primary emphasis must continue to be on stopping the transmission of the virus within Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, the three hardest-hit…

West Africa: Ebola Outbreak Puts Harvests at Risk, Sends Food Prices Shooting Up

  Human Wrongs Watch Rome – Disruptions in food trade and marketing in the three West African countries most affected by Ebola have made food increasingly expensive and hard to come by, while labor shortages are putting the upcoming harvest season…

West African Humanist Forum Conakry 2013

During three days, from Thursday 19 September to Saturday 21 September 2013, at a Conakry’s Hotel, the 4th Chapter of the WEST AFRICAN HUMANIST FORUM took place with the theme: PEACE AND NONVIOLENCE. This historic rendezvous for humanists in Guinea…

Report of the Third West African Humanist Forum

Between the 20th and 22nd of December 2012 the Third Humanist Forum of West Africa took place in Lomé, Togo (following forums in Ivory Coast in September 2010 and Mali in September 2011). Joining the Togolese humanists were delegations from…