Archive for June 13th, 2018

13/06/2018

“Ukraine is the largest displacement crisis in Europe since the Balkan wars”

 Human Wrongs Watch

Kyiv, 12 June, 2018 (IOM)– “Ukraine is the largest displacement crisis in Europe since the Balkan wars,” according to Argentina Szabados, IOM, the UN Migration Agency’s Regional Director for Southeastern and Eastern Europe and Central Asia.

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House destroyed by shelling in Luhansk Region where IOM provides cash assistance to vulnerable residents. Photo: IOM/2018

“Now in its fifth year, with thousands dead and 1.5 million displaced, it is scandalous that this conflict remains largely forgotten.”

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13/06/2018

You Are More Powerful than You Think!

Human Wrongs Watch

By Monique Barbut, Executive Secretary, UNCCD*

Are you overwhelmed by the depressing news coming at you daily? Conflict, forced migrants, famine, floods, hurricanes, extinction of species, climate change, threats of war … a seemingly endless list.  It might surprise you, but you can really make a difference on many of these issues.

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Monique BARBUT

Just like every raindrop counts towards a river and every vote counts in an election, so does every choice you make in what you consume.

With every produce you consume, you strengthen the river of sustainability or of unsustainability.

It is either a vote in favor of policies that spread social goods like peace and poverty eradication or social bads like – conflict or grinding poverty.

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13/06/2018

How to Steal a Country?

Human Wrongs Watch

By Walid Salem* 

11 June, 2018 – TRANSCEND Media Service — You start by appropriating  pieces of land in different places, followed by occupying the land and the territory, and then grab the country, change its space and landscape.

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Dr. Walid Sal

All of this to be usually done on the name of modernization, and the transformation from underdevelopment to civilization..

Easy!

In order to do so, you get the support of a mother country, or mother Countries, who will give you supporting declarations, and offer you financial support and control over the so called “state land” and some economic privileges as well.

Easy!

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13/06/2018

‘EU Must Create a New World Order to Stop Donald Trump’

Human Wrongs Watch

By Slavoj Žižek*

12 June, 2018 (RT)* — While most other western leaders fiddle and seethe, Donald Trump powers ahead as bully-in-chief. A genuine new world order is the only way to stop him.
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**Photo: Negotiations with Trump and G7 leaders | Author: Sarah Sanders, Press Secretary | Wikipedia: “This file has been identified as being free of known restrictions under copyright law, including all related and neighboring rights.”

13/06/2018

‘We Have Told G7 Leaders to Make Gender Inequality and Patriarchy History’

Human Wrongs Watch

12 June, 2018 (UN Women)* — For most people, the annual G7 meeting may just seem like an expensive photo-op that doesn’t connect with any concrete change in people’s lives. But for us, appointed by Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to sit on his G7 Gender Equality Advisory Council, it was a unique opportunity to push for strong commitments for girls’ and women’s rights.

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The Gender Equality Advisory Council presented recommendations to G7 leaders at the G7 Summit in Charlevoix, Canada. Photo: Government of Canada

We had the opportunity to meet the seven leaders for breakfast and make a strong case for concrete commitments and accelerated action to achieve gender equality within a generation.

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13/06/2018

Reaching “Forgotten” Rohingya in Myanmar Cut Off from Basic Maternal Care

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Reaching “forgotten” Rohingya in Myanmar cut off from basic maternal care
Phu Tu Nee, 19, gave birth with a UNFPA clean delivery kit as the first tropical storm of the monsoon season descended on the camps and villages of “forgotten” Rohingya in Myanmar’s Rakhine State. © UNFPA Myanmar/Yenny Gamming
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