Archive for April 26th, 2018

26/04/2018

Young Afghans Call for New Focus on ‘Local Peace’ in a City Surrounded by War

Human Wrongs Watch

26 April 2018 — Sitting for green tea with Habiba Gulustani and her fellow activists provides a lesson in peace, conflict and patience. With her anxious six-year-old daughter spinning on her lap, she has the added disquiet of knowing that her city – Kunduz – was overrun in 2015 and again briefly in 2016 by insurgents, who still encircle the city.

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UNAMA/PS | Young activists in Kunduz – Habiba Gulustani, Zabihulla Majidi and Wahidullah Rahmani – discuss the prospects for peace in Afghanistan.
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The few small airplanes that land here make a classic “corkscrew” landing – from a high altitude and quickly looping down – as a special precaution against potential ground fire.
26/04/2018

One in four Thyroid Cancer Cases Registered Near Chernobyl Site Likely Caused by Radiation Exposure – New UN Study

Human Wrongs Watch

25 April 2018 — A quarter of all thyroid cancer cases among patients who were children at the time of the Chernobyl accident 32 years ago, are “probably” due to high doses of radiation received during and after the event, the United Nations body reviewing the effects of atomic radiation on human health and the environment has said.

IAEA/Petr Pavlicek ” The ill-fated 4th block of the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant in Ukraine.
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About 20,000 thyroid cancer cases were registered from 1991 to 2015 among people who were under 18 in 1986 and lived in the affected areas of the former Soviet Union, according to the latest study by the UN Scientific Committee on the Effects of Atomic Radiation (UNSCEAR), which was released ahead of International Chernobyl Disaster Remembrance Day.
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