Archive for September 29th, 2018

29/09/2018

South Sudan’s ‘Relentless Conflict’ Leaves almost 60 Per Cent Suffering Desperate Food Crisis

Human Wrongs Watch

“Relentless conflict” in South Sudan has now left more than six million people facing crisis levels of hunger, three UN agencies have said, amid ongoing efforts to deliver aid to the war-weary country.

UNICEF/Peter Martell | A World Food Programme (WFP) helicopter delivers much-needed supplies to people in Udier, South Sudan, 4 May 2018.

The warning follows the release of a report on 28 September 2018, indicating that it is only large-scale humanitarian assistance being provided in many areas of the country, that has prevented even more devastating hunger during the July and August lean season.

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29/09/2018

‘Regularly Threatened, Attacked and Killed, Journalists Are also Being Imprisoned in Record Numbers around the World’

Human Wrongs Watch

Regularly threatened, attacked and killed, journalists are also being imprisoned in record numbers around the world, an event on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly highlighted on 28 September 2018.

UN Photo/Martine Perret | Young Timorese Reads Local Newspaper

These practices undermine not only the fundamental human rights of the reporters themselves, but also the public’s right to receive and impart information, rights experts warn.

The side event was organised by the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ), a US-based non-governmental organisation promoting press freedom and advocating for the rights of journalists worldwide.

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29/09/2018

Leaders from Vulnerable Island States Turn Out in Force to Plead for Climate Action

Human Wrongs Watch

From the Caribbean Sea to the Pacific and Indian Oceans, leaders from island States most threatened by global warming took the podium of the United Nations General Assembly on Friday 28 September 2018, the fourth day of its annual general debate, to plead for increased aid to resolve a problem not of their making and call for reform of a financial quirk that punishes them for the progress they make.

UN Photo/Manuel Elias | Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley of Barbados addresses the seventy-third session of the United Nations General Assembly.
29/09/2018

‘Pacific Islands on the Front Line of Climate Change’

The concerns of the Pacific Islands, on the front line of climate change, are at the heart of the United Nations work, said Secretary-General António Guterres on 28 September 2018, at a meeting of the Pacific Islands Forum (PIF), an intergovernmental organization, which holds UN Observer status.

UNICEF/Sokhin | A 16-year-old child swims in the flooded area of Aberao village in Kiribati. The Pacific island is one of the countries worst affected by sea-level rise.
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