Archive for October 7th, 2017

07/10/2017

Group’s Nobel Peace Prize Win Spotlights Need to End ‘Nuclear Nightmare’ 

Human Wrongs Watch

Congratulating the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN) on being on 6 October awarded today the 2017 Nobel Peace Prize, top United Nations officials said that the recognition is a reminder of the need to grim threats posed by such weapons to humanity.

Signing Ceremony for the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons at UN Headquarters in New York, 20 September 2017. UN Photo/Kim Haughton

07/10/2017

UN Seeks More Funds to Assist Muslim Rohingya amid World’s Fastest Growing Refugee Crisis

Human Wrongs Watch

6 October 2017 – United Nations agencies are seeking more funds to cope with the mass exodus of people fleeing violence in Myanmar into Bangladesh, which the top UN aid official described the world’s fastest growing refugee crisis.

Having fled their homes in Myanmar, these Rohingya families have settled in the makeshift Balukhali camp in Cox’s Bazar Bangladesh. Photo: OCHA/Anthony Burke

UN Emergency Relief Coordinator Mark Lowcock told reporters in Geneva today that the more than half a million people who have arrived in Bangladesh from Myanmar in recent weeks need a greater level of help from the international community.

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07/10/2017

The World Is Running Out of Much Needed New Antibiotics

Human Wrongs Watch

ROME, Oct 4 2017 (IPS) The world is running out of new antibiotics to combat the growing threat of antimicrobial resistance, a new specialised report warns ahead of this year’s World Antibiotic Awareness Week, adding that most of the drugs currently in the clinical pipeline are modifications of existing classes of antibiotics and are only short-term solutions.

 Misuse of antibiotics and risks. Credit: WHO

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