Archive for September 5th, 2018

05/09/2018

Inactivity Puts Physical and Mental Health of More than 1.4 Billion Adults at Risk – World Health Organization

Human Wrongs Watch

4 September 2018 – Insufficient physical activity is a leading risk factor for non-communicable disease, negatively impacting mental health and overall quality of life, according to a newly released United Nations health agency study.

UNDP/Kairatbek Murzakimov | Workers clean a drainage channel around Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan.

Published in The Lancet Global Health journal on Wednesday, the study highlights the well-established benefits of being physically active, including a lower risk of cardiovascular disease, hypertension and diabetes, as well as breast and colon cancer.

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05/09/2018

New Home for Scores of South Sudan’s Displaced

Nearly 3,500 people displaced by violence in South Sudan have been relocated from a UN-run camp in the capital, Juba, to temporary housing, the organization’s mission in the country, UNMISS, on 4 September 2018 reported.

UNMISS\Nektarios Markogiannis | Thousands of people living in a UN protectioncamp in Juba, South Sudan, have been relocated to new temporary housing, Mangateen Camp.

 

The internally displaced people, who were living at a UN Protection of Civilians (PoC) site, have been moved to a new location at Mangateen, near the central part of the city.

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05/09/2018

Major Increase in Europe’s Refugee and Migrant Death Rate – UNHCR

Human Wrongs Watch

4 September 2018 – The number of refugees and migrants reaching the European continent is going down, but the rate of fatalities has gone up dramatically, according to a new report from the UN refugee agency, UNHCR.

Italian Coastguard/Massimo Sestini | The Italian Navy rescues migrants in the Mediterranean Sea.

The “Desperate Journeys” report states that 40 per cent fewer of those on the move, entered Europe via the Mediterranean this year, compared with 2017.

An overall increase in those arriving in Spain and Greece was more than offset by significantly lower arrivals in Italy.

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