Archive for September 12th, 2018

12/09/2018

Uprising and the End of Empire

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By Johan Galtung | Alternate Focus – TRANSCEND Media Service*

10 September 2018

Peace mediator Johan Galtung gives his analysis of the uprisings in the Arab world as an indicator the era of Western domination in the region is coming to an end. Excerpts from a lecture given in Santa Cruz, California in Feb 2011.

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12/09/2018

Hunger Reached ‘Alarming’ Ten-Year High in 2017 – UN Report

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With food deprivation on the rise due to conflict and climate change, more people went hungry in 2017 than at any time in the previous decade, according to the latest edition of the UN’s annual multi-agency flagship report on the State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World.

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©FAO/Eddie Gerald | An infant previously treated for malnutrition at the Nutrition Rehabilitation Unit (NRU) at the Kankao Health Centre in the Balaka District returning to be weighed.
12/09/2018

‘Failure to Avoid a Full-Scale Battle for Idlib Would Unleash “a Humanitarian Nightmare Unlike Any Seen in the Blood-Soaked Syrian Conflict” So Far’

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A full-scale battle for Idlib must be avoided at all costs, the United Nations Secretary-General has stressed, warning that failure to do so would unleash “a humanitarian nightmare unlike any seen in the blood-soaked Syrian conflict” so far.

UNICEF | A seven-year-old child stands in front of her damaged school in IdlIb, Syria. October 2016.

Speaking to the press at UN Headquarters in New York on 11 September 2018 afternoon, Secretary-General António Guterres said that the situation in Idlib is not sustainable and underscored that the presence of terrorist groups sheltering in the enclave cannot be tolerated.

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12/09/2018

Devastating Storms Like Hurricane Florence ‘Unusual this Far North’ – World Meteorological Organization 

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In another manifestation of extreme weather conditions, hurricanes as strong as the Category 4 storm Florence – barreling towards the coast of the Carolinas in the United States – are rarely seen so far north, the United Nation’s weather agency (WMO) on 11 September 2018 confirmed.

WMO/Olga Khoroshunova | By absorbing much of the added heat trapped by atmospheric greenhouse gases, the oceans are delaying some of the impacts of climate change. Photo: WMO/Olga Khoroshunova

Hurricane Florence is ranked as a category 4 hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale. According to the US National Hurricane Center, category 4 hurricanes are ranked as major hurricanes, with winds at 130-156 mph (209-251 km/h), and a likelihood of catastrophic damage.

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12/09/2018

Hungarian Government ‘Fuels “Hostility, Xenophobia, and Discrimination against Migrants’ – UN Human Rights Experts

New laws in Hungary, and Government attacks on civil society in the country, fuel “hostility, xenophobia, and discrimination against migrants, asylum seekers, refugees and all those trying to provide them support”, say a team of independent human rights experts mandated by the UN Human Rights Council.

UNHCR/Mark Henley | Hungary’s rstrengthened razor wire border fence along an old railway line – blocking the route to refugees. 14 September 2015.
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The experts expressed concern in a statement released on 11 September 2018, following the adoption of legislation which the Hungarian Government has named the “Stop Soros” law, imposing further restrictions on the right to seek asylum, and making it practically impossible for asylum seekers to submit asylum claims and regularise their migratory status.
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