Archive for January 10th, 2018

10/01/2018

Start of 2018 Marked by Extreme Weather – World Meteorological Organization

Human Wrongs Watch

8 January 2018 (WMO)* The start of 2018 has been marked by extreme weather, including heat, cold, precipitation and high winds, with widespread impacts on public safety, transport, energy and health.
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National meteorological and hydrological services have issued regular and reliable forecasts and warnings about the weather and water-related hazards.

When one part of the world is cold, there is likely another part of the world experiencing abnormally warm conditions.

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10/01/2018

Syrian Refugees in Lebanon Becoming Poorer, More Vulnerable – UN

Human Wrongs Watch

More than half the war-weary Syrian refugees in Lebanon are living in extreme poverty and borrowing money for food and to pay rent has become commonplace, the United Nations on Tuesday 9 January 2018 reported.

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This young Syrian refugee, shown here talking with a neighbour, fled Homs and now lives with her three sons in a dark, damp one-room garage originally intended to be a shop, in an alleyway with other similar shelters, in Ghazieh, Saida, Lebanon (file). Photo: UNHCR/Sebastian Rich

10/01/2018

Mediterranean Migrant Arrivals Reach 1072 in First Week of 2018; Deaths: 81

Human Wrongs Watch

Geneva, 9 January 2018 (IOM)* – IOM, the UN Migration Agency, reports that 1,072 migrants and refugees entered Europe by sea during the first week of 2018, with around 450 each landing in Italy and Greece and the remainder in Spain. This compares with almost an identical number – 1,159 – coming ashore during a similar period in 2017.

Data on deaths at sea, however, are much grimmer.  Through the first eight days of the new year, a total of 81 Mediterranean Sea deaths of irregular migrants or refugees were recorded. Five of those deaths were in Western Mediterranean waters off Spain and Morocco.

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10/01/2018

Over 60,000 (Muslim) Rohingya Children Trapped in ‘Appalling’ Conditions in Myanmar’s Rakhine State – UNICEF

Human Wrongs Watch

While the eyes of the world are on Myanmar’s northern Rakhine and Cox’s Bazaar, Bangladesh, more than 60,000 Rohingya children remain nearly forgotten, trapped in appalling camps in central Rakhine where the shelters teeter on stilts above garbage and excrement, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) on 9 January 2018 reported.

Children collect clean and safe water from a tap stand in Kyein Ni Pyin camp, home to almost 6,000 Rohingya displaced by violence in Myanmar’s Rakhine state in 2012. Photo: UNICEF/Thame

10/01/2018

To Liberate Cambodia

Human Wrongs Watch

By Robert J. Burrowes*

9 January 2018 — A long-standing French protectorate briefly occupied by Japan during World War II, Cambodia became independent in 1953 as the French finally withdrew from Indochina. Under the leadership of Prince Norodom Sihanouk, Cambodia remained officially neutral, including during the subsequent US war on Indochina.

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