Archive for June 17th, 2018

17/06/2018

Fair Recruitment – It Is Possible!

Human Wrongs Watch

KATHMANDU, 14 June 2018 (ILO)*  – When Jumrati Miya Mansuri travelled to Malaysia, he paid a middleman who promised him work in the garment sector. But he ended up working in road maintenance, in appalling conditions. 

Jumrati Miya Mansuri, (third in second row) pre-departure orientation

“It was a tough job that was labour intensive.  I was not paid what I was promised, nor did I get enough food to eat,” he says.

He eventually returned to Nepal, determined he would never migrate again. But he is now set to leave once more, this time after going through a fair recruitment process.

Mansuri will be joining a group of workers who will be employed at a garment factory in Jordan.

17/06/2018

“Land Has True Value – Invest in It”: World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought

Human Wrongs Watch

17 June 2018 (UN)* — Desertification is the degradation of land in arid, semi-arid and dry sub-humid areas. It is caused primarily by human activities and climatic variations. Desertification does not refer to the expansion of existing deserts. It occurs because dryland ecosystems, which cover over one third of the world‘s land area, are extremely vulnerable to overexploitation and inappropriate land use.
17/06/2018

World Day to Combat Desertification — Every Year 75 Billon Tons of Soil Are Lost from Arable Land

Human Wrongs Watch

17 June 2018 (UNCCD)*A wise investment in land supports you and your future. Your choices determine future scenarios for sustainable growth.

WDCD poster

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The 2018 World Day to Combat Desertification (#2018WDCD) urges you to move away from unsustainable land use and make a difference by investing in the future of land under the slogan, “Land has true value – invest in it.”

We often use land as if it were a limitless resource, ignoring its role in our everyday lives. This negligence threatens food and water supply, biodiversity and even human security itself.

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17/06/2018

Italy’s Dangerous Direction on Migration

By Judith Sunderland* 

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**Matteo Salvini in May 2018. | Presidenza della Repubblica | Wikipedia

After almost three months of jumping up and down in place, the newly invested Italian interior minister, Matteo Salvini, has hit the ground running in the worst possible direction.

The head of the anti-immigrant party, the League, Salvini has positioned himself as the strongman in the unlikely coalition government recently formed with the ideologically fungible Five Star Movement.

In a speech to supporters on May 31, the night before he was sworn in, Salvini upped the inflammatory rhetoric and doubled-down on the League’s worst campaign promises.

He announced plans to cut the budget for reception centers for asylum seekers and, in an unnerving call-and-responsewith the excited crowd, said that sending all irregular migrants back home was a top priority.

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17/06/2018

‘As crimes pile up, they become invisible’: Western complicity in Saudi Arabia’s dirty war in Yemen

Human Wrongs Watch

By John Wight* 

(RT)*The complicity of Western governments in the ocean of suffering being wrought in Yemen exposes them as agents of Saudi brutality.
'As crimes pile up, they become invisible': Western complicity in Saudi Arabia's dirty war in Yemen

After three years of relentless conflict, it has been estimated that out of a population of 27.4 million, 22.2 million people in Yemen are in need of humanitarian assistance, 17 million are food insecure, 14.8 million lack basic healthcare, 4.5 million children are suffering malnourishment, while 2.9 million people are internally displaced. As for dead and injured, the toll stands at almost 10,000 and 50,000 respectively.

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17/06/2018

UN Human Rights Chief Calls for International Inquiry into Kashmir Violations

Human Wrongs Watch

Decades of rights violations on both sides of the Line of Control in Kashmir have “claimed or ruined numerous lives” and should be the subject of a high-level international probe, the UN’s human rights chief said on 14 June 2018.

 

Nimisha Jaiswal/IRIN | Women walking past Indian security forces in Srinagar, summer capital of the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir. | Photo from UN News Centre.
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Flagging the launch of the first UN human rights reporton the disputed territory separating India and Pakistan, Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein noted his intention to ask the Human Rights Council in Geneva to set up a commission of inquiry at its next session, beginning on 18 June 2018.

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