Archive for July 28th, 2018

28/07/2018

Millions of People Who Have Viral Hepatitis Are Unaware or Unable to Receive Treatment – World Hepatitis Day

Millions of people globally who have viral hepatitis are unaware or unable to receive treatment, the United Nations health agency on 27 July 2018 said, on the eve of World Hepatitis Day, raising the alarm to “find, test and treat the missing millions.”

UNICEF/UN060405/Llaurado | As part of Cambodia’s national immunization programme, a mother holds her child at a mobile vaccination unit in Phnom Penh as a health worker administers a vaccine.
28/07/2018

Monsoon Downpours Caused Flooding and Landslides in Rohingya Refugee Camps in Bangladesh, Where almost One Million People Live in Bamboo and Tarpaulin Shelters

Human Wrongs Watch

Cox’s Bazar, 27 July 2018 (IOM)* – UN Migration Agency (IOM) staff have been working round the clock this week, as monsoon downpours caused flooding and landslides in Rohingya refugee camps in Bangladesh, where almost one million people are living in bamboo and tarpaulin shelters after fleeing violence in Myanmar.

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Rohingya refugees affected by heavy monsoon rains receive IOM shelter materials to help repair and secure their shelters. Photo: IOM

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28/07/2018

Ecuador’s Case for Assange’s Asylum Is Stronger than Ever

Human Wrongs Watch

By Guillaume Long*

Six years after Assange walked into its embassy, Ecuador’s initial fears of political persecution, far from being ill-founded paranoia, have been proven right. 

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Videoconference of Assange at the Latin American Progressive Encouter, Quito, Ecuador, September 2015. Demotix/Oscar Garrido Ruiz. Some rights reserved.

28/07/2018

New Law Grants Extra Autonomy to Muslims in Southern Philippines – ‘It Is a Landmark Achievement on the Road to Lasting Peace’ – Guterres

The UN Secretary-Generalon 27 July 2018 welcomed a new law which grants extra autonomy to Muslim communities living in the Southern Philippines, describing it as a “landmark achievement on the road to lasting peace”.

UNDP Philippines \ A man harvests long-blade grass from a field in Mindanao, Philippines.

Philippine President, Rodrigo Duterte, signed the new legislation, formally known as the Organic Law for Bangsamoro in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao, on Thursday [26 July 2018], raising hopes that years of separatist violence involving central Government troops and militants from the Moro Islamic Liberation Front, can be brought to an end.

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28/07/2018

Chad Hosts CAR Refugees Despite Poverty

Human Wrongs Watch

2.300 CAR refugees live in Dilingala since June 2018. [Dominique Catton] | Photo from EurActiv.

In the city of Dilingala, Saint-Paul Nodjimadji’s children are gathering shea nuts. They are one of the few products which grow at the beginning of the rainy season, in the south of Chad.

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28/07/2018

Adolf and Amin

Human Wrongs Watch

28 July 2018

BINYAMIN NETANYAHU is a perfect diplomat, a clever politician, a talented leader of the army.

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Uri Avnery

Lately, another jewel has been added to his crown: he is also a gifted story-teller.

He has provided an answer to a question that has perplexed historians for a long time: When and how did Adolf Hitler decide to exterminate the Jews?

There was no agreed-upon answer. There were those who thought that it happened already in his youth in Vienna, others guessed that it happened after World War I in Munich, or when he wrote his book Mein Kampf in Landsberg prison in 1924.

Now Bibi has uncovered the circumstances, the exact place and time.

It happened in Berlin, when Adolf Hitler met the Grand Mufti of Jerusalem, Haj Muhammad Amin al-Husseini, on November 28, 1941.

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28/07/2018

Unveiling Slavery

American humanitarian photographer Lisa Kristine discusses her work over the past 30 years documenting indigenous cultures and social issues such as modern slavery.*

© Lisa Kristine | Photo from ILO.

24 July 2018 (ILO)* — The American humanitarian photographer and 50 for freedom supporter Lisa Kristine sat down with John Dombkins from the International Labour Organization, during the IV Global Conference on the Sustained Eradication of Child Labour, Buenos Aires.

John Dombkins: Why did you decide to shine a light on modern slavery and child labour?

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28/07/2018

‘Children Make Up almost a Third of Human Trafficking Victims Worldwide; Women and Girls Comprise 71 Per Cent of All Victims’

Human trafficking is a crime that exploits women, children and men for numerous purposes including forced labour and sex.*

The International Labour Organization estimates that 21 million people are victims of forced labour globally. This estimate also includes victims of human trafficking for labour and sexual exploitation.

While it is not known how many of these victims were trafficked, the estimate implies that currently, there are millions of trafficking in persons victims in the world.

Every country in the world is affected by human trafficking, whether as a country of origin, transit, or destination for victims.

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28/07/2018

‘Trafficking in Persons Is a Vile Crime that Feeds on Inequalities, Instability and Conflict’

Human Wrongs Watch

By UN Secretary-General António Guterres*

“Trafficking in persons is a vile crime that feeds on inequalities, instability and conflict.  Human traffickers profit from peoples’ hopes and despair. They prey on the vulnerable and rob them of their fundamental rights.

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Photo from UNODC.

Children and young people, migrants and refugees are especially susceptible.

Women and girls are targeted again and again.  We see brutal sexual exploitation, including involuntary prostitution, forced marriage and sexual slavery.  We see the appalling trade in human organs.

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28/07/2018

‘Human Trafficking Has Become a Global Multi-Billion-Dollar Enterprise, Affecting Nearly Every Country’

Human Wrongs Watch

28 Just 2018 (UNODC)*Every year, millions of children, women and men fall into the hands of traffickers, lured by fake promises and deceit. Human trafficking has become a global multi-billion-dollar enterprise, affecting nearly every country in the world.

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Sofia, Bulgaria. NGO Animus Crises Center and Shelter for Victims of Human Trafficking and Domestic Violence. Photo: UNODC/Alessandro Scotti

 

Today, there are millions of people whose liberty, dignity and essential human rights have been stolen.

They are coerced into sexual exploitation, forced labour, domestic servitude, forced begging and stealing, and even compelled to “sell” skin and organs.

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