Archive for October 14th, 2018

14/10/2018

Experts, IMF Fear Argentina’s Economic Crisis Could Affect Region

The IMF is set to dispense the largest bailout in history to Argentina.
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Experts, IMF Fear Argentina’s Economic Crisis Could Affect Region

13 October 2018 (teleSUR)* – The International Monetary Fund has warned that a worsening crisis in Argentina could affect neighboring countries, and that next year’s presidential election could increase political and economic uncertainty.
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In June, the IMF granted Argentina a standby loan of USD $50 billion and granted the early release of funds and increased the loan’s value to $57 billion. It’s the IMF’s largest bailout in history and Argentina’s second in under 20 years.
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14/10/2018

Yemen: Eating Leaves to Survive

Human Wrongs Watch

10 October 2018 (Norwegian Refugee Council)* – More than five million people risk dying of hunger in Yemen. Desperate parents try to keep their children alive by serving them cooked leaves.
This girl tries to curb the hunger by eating boiled vine leaves. Five million Yemenis risk facing famine if food supplies are not brought into the war-torn country. Photo: AP/Hammadi Issa/NTB Scanpix | Photo from Norwegian Refugee Council

The girl in the photo tries to curb the hunger by eating boiled vine leaves. Many parents in Yemen have nothing else to serve their children.

Since the escalation of violence in March 2015, close to 10,000 people have been killed and 50,000 injured. Three million Yemenis have been displaced.

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14/10/2018

Returning to an Occupied House

11 October 2018 (Norwegian Refugee Council)*After having spent four years as a refugee in Cameroon, Ladifa and her family returned home to western Central African Republic (CAR), only to find their house occupied by another resident.
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41-year-old Ladifa returned home to Sosso-Nakombo, a town west of the Central African Republic, after spending five years in Cameroon. Photo: Chanel Igara/NRC

Since 2013, violence between armed groups in CAR has led to massive displacements. Every fourth person in the country have been displaced.

Sosso-Nakombo is a small town in the south-west of the country, a few days walk from Cameroon. Over the past years, many of its Muslim residents have fled from attacks by armed groups and crossed into the neighbouring country for safety.

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14/10/2018

The West’s Approach to Saudi Arabia: ‘One Step Forward, Two Steps Back’

Human Wrongs Watch

Western powers are actively enabling the very human rights violations they seek to expose.

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11 October 2018 (openDemocracy)* – Saudi Arabia entered the 73rd session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) in a combative manner.

The Kingdom’s delegation did not arrive as representatives of a reformed country, despite over a year of aggressive rebranding efforts.

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14/10/2018

‘As though the obstacles that nature throws in their way were not enough, mankind is doing its best to make life even more difficult for migratory birds’

Human Wrongs Watch

13 October 2018 – Highlighting the challenges migratory birds face in their epic journeys, senior United Nations officials have called on the global community to join forces and “unify voices for bird conservation.”

Photo via WMBD | Sanderlings, the small wading birds pictured here, are long-distance migrants, wintering south to South America, South Europe, Africa, and Australia.
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In a message marking the World Migratory Bird Day, UN Secretary-General António Guterres said that migratory birds are symbols of peace and of an interconnected planet.
“[They] connect people, ecosystems and nations … Their epic journeys inspire people of all ages, across the globe,” he stated.

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14/10/2018

‘Limiting temperature rise to 1.5 degrees will require rapid, far-reaching and unprecedented changes in all aspects of society’

Human Wrongs Watch

Checking global warming and preventing some of the worst-case scenarios of runaway climate change “is still possible,” the United Nations Secretary-General said on 13 October 2018, urging greater action and ambitions.

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OCHA EFE/Rolando Pujol | Wide shot of Havana, Cuba, in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma, which wrought terrible destruction across the Caribbean in 2017.
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