Archive for May 31st, 2019

31/05/2019

A Nightmare within a Nightmare: Taking on Sexual and Gender-Based Violence in Humanitarian Crises

SANA’A, Yemen/OSLO, Norway, 28 May 2019 (UNFPA)*When Maram* showed up at her parents’ house, battered and bruised by her husband, her mother urged her to be less stubborn, more obedient – anything to avoid a divorce.

It was a nightmare within a nightmare.

31/05/2019

Brazil: New Rallies to Defend Education and Social Security

The Brazilians are defending their rights as the Education Minister strives to disqualify social discontent.

Students protest against President Jair Bolsonaro's policies at the legislative Assembly in Curitiba, Brazil, May 28, 2019. The sign reads,

Students protest against President Jair Bolsonaro’s policies at the legislative Assembly in Curitiba, Brazil, May 28, 2019. The sign reads, “They will not shut us up and We will not accept that they censure education.” | Photo: Reuters | Photo from teleSUR.

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31/05/2019

Syria: Thousands of Children ‘Hemmed In’ by ‘Brutal and Gratuitous’ Spike in Violence – UNICEF

A marked escalation in fighting has put tens of thousands of children in northwest Syria at “imminent risk of injury, death and displacement”, the United Nations Children’s Fund’s (UNICEF) chief warned on Thursday [30 May 2019].

UNICEF/Ahmad Al Ahmad | After spending many days in the open, families fleeing hostilities are sheltering in group tents provided by the Turkish Red Crescent near Kafr Lusein, Syria (May 2019).

Executive Director Henrietta Fore said in a statement that over the past few days, intensifying violence, had left children “hemmed in” especially in villages in northern Hama and southern Idleb, driving many families from their homes while “others are unable to move to safer areas”.

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31/05/2019

Washington’s Huawei Hypocrisy… US Government Is Instrument of American Corporations

Human Wrongs Watch

30 May 2019 (RT)*US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo doubled down on vilification of Сhinese telecoms giant Huawei as “an instrument of government” suggesting that the company was a national security threat by acting as an agent for Beijing.

Washington’s Huawei hypocrisy… US government is instrument of American corporations

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31/05/2019

Five Ways in Which Disasters Worsen Air Pollution

Human Wrongs Watch

31 May 2019 (UN Environment)*According to the World Health Organization, every year, around 7 million people die prematurely from disease caused by air pollution. That is 800 people every hour, or 13 every minute, dying because of the dirty air they breathe. Approximately, 4 million of these deaths occur in the Asia-Pacific region.

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Photo by Pxhere | Photo from UN Environment.
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