Archive for January 12th, 2018


Agriculture Opens Doors for Youth – Story of Mohamed, Yimam and Zinetemam

Human Wrongs Watch

(FAO)* — Kalu, in the Amhara region of northern Ethiopia, is home to 28-year-old Yimam Ali. However, many young people from this region of Ethiopia move to the Middle East looking for work and a better life.
 Yimam Ali (left) and Mohamed Seid (right) are growing cabbage and other crops as part of FAO’s Rural Youth Mobility project, giving people the option of working in their own countries. ©FAO/ Tamiru Legesse 

The amount of job opportunities in the country has not matched its growth. 71 percent of Ethiopia’s population is under the age of 30 and many of them lack opportunities to make a decent living.

Yimam decided to go to Saudi Arabia where his sister was living.


Major UN New Initiative to Take on ‘Herculean Environmental Health Risks’ 

Human Wrongs Watch

10 January 2018 – Two United Nations agencies are teaming up in a major new initiative taking on the herculean task of combatting environmental health risks, which claim an estimated 12.6 million lives a year.*



Photo: UNEP

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Funds Urgently Needed to Reverse 25% Cuts in Food, Cash Aid for Over 100,000 Refugees in Rwanda

Human Wrongs Watch

UN humanitarian agencies on 11 January 2018 called for more donor funding to reverse a 25 per cent reduction in food or cash assistance for more than 100,000 refugees in Rwanda.

Burundian refugees arriving from a transition camp in Nyanza are processed at Mahama camp in Rwanda’s Eastern Province. (file) Photo: UNHCR/Anthony Karumba

“We thank donors for their continued generosity and support, while urging them to further fund humanitarian assistance so that we can give refugees the assistance they depend on,” said Jean-Pierre de Margerie, Rwanda Country Director of the World Food Programme (WFP).

Migration Should Be Act of Hope, Not Despair; UN Chief Proposes Ways to Maximize Migrants’ Contributions

Human Wrongs Watch

Laying out his vision for concrete steps the world can take in 2018 to maximize the contribution millions of migrants are already making to our societies and to agree a set of actions to ensure that the rights of all migrants are fully respected, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres on 11 January 2018 said the issue of migration calls for a truly global response.

Migrants wait in line to be registered in Berlin, Germany. Photo: UNICEF/Ashley Gilbertson VII

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