Archive for May 31st, 2017

31/05/2017

‘Do Not Stand Silent While Syrian Parties Use Starvation, Fear as Methods of War’ 

Human Wrongs Watch

Though there are significantly fewer reports of violence in some parts of Syria, the consequences of the conflict continue to devastate lives, the top United Nations relief official on 30 May 2017 said, calling for ending attacks and obstacles that prevent humanitarian workers from reaching the hundreds of thousands of civilians still trapped in the war-torn country.

Children at a shelter in Jibreen, Aleppo, Syria, play with a cart. Photo: UNICEF/Rzehak

“We must not lose sight of the fact that – all over Syria – millions of people, in locations inside and outside the four de-escalation areas, continue to suffer because they lack the most basic elements to sustain their lives,” said Stephen O’Brien, the UN Emergency Relief Coordinator, briefing the Security Council.

31/05/2017

The ‘Water-Employment-Migration’ Explosive Nexus

Human Wrongs Watch

By Baher Kamal* 

ROME, May 30 2017 (IPS) – Water–everybody talks about it, warns against its growing scarcity, excessive waste, the impact of climate change, the frequent severe droughts and so on. Now, a global action network with over 3,000 partner organisations in 183 countries comes to unveil the dangerous nexus between water, employment and migration, in particular in the Mediterranean region.

An explosive nexus in the Mediterranean: Water-Employment-Migration. Credit: Global Water Partnership

An explosive nexus in the Mediterranean: Water-Employment-Migration. Credit: Global Water Partnership

The Water-Employment-Migration nexus triggers a multi-faceted crisis posing major socio-political, economic and environmental risks in several regions (Africa, Asia, Europe), with the Mediterranean being in the eye of the cyclone, warns in fact the Global Water Partnership (GWP).

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