Archive for March 29th, 2017

29/03/2017

22 Million Children Could Soon Starve Without Urgent Aid – UNICEF

Human Wrongs Watch

Millions of children are on the brink of starvation in the worst humanitarian crisis in decades, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) on 28 March warned, urgently calling for nearly $255 million to respond to immediate needs in northeast Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan and Yemen.

UNICEF Nutrition Officer Judy Jurua Michael (centre) weighs 13-month-old Alakaii during a malnutrition screening at Gabat Center, a UNICEF-supported Outpatient Therapeutic Programme in Aweil, South Sudan, Monday 13 March 2017. Photo: UNICEF/Mackenzie Knowles-Coursin

“Time is running out,” UNICEF said, noting the threat from famine, drought and war.

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29/03/2017

How to Stir up a Refugee Crisis in Five Steps, Trump Style

Human Wrongs Watch

By Madeleine Penman*

MEXICO CITY, Mar 29 2017 (IPS) – The sight of one of the most infamous borders on earth – roughly 1,000 kilometers of porous metal fence dividing lives, hopes and dreams between the USA and Mexico, is undoubtedly overwhelming, but not in the way we expected it to be.

The US/Mexico Border is becoming more dangerous. Credit: Hans Maximo Musielik/Amnesty International

The US/Mexico Border is becoming more dangerous. Credit: Hans Maximo Musielik/Amnesty International

 

While it has been one of the most talked about issues since last year’s USA election campaign, the stretch of land that separates the USA and Mexico now lies eerily quiet.

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