Archive for June 26th, 2019

26/06/2019

Tiny Fish Are a Big Deal in Africa’s Lakes and Rivers

Human Wrongs Watch

New FAO study urges smarter use of small pelagic species to bolster both food security and sustainable ecosystems

Photo: ©FAO/Simon Funge-Smith

Usipa in Malawi.

ROME 25 June, 2019 (FAO)* – Small freshwater fish around Africa offer a large and underrecognized  opportunity to boost food and nutrition security, according to a new FAO working paper investigating an array of species and related livelihoods that too often are undervalued.

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26/06/2019

World Faces ‘Climate Apartheid’ Risk, 120 More Million in Poverty – UN Special Rapporteur on Extreme Poverty and Human Rights

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Climate change “threatens to undo the last 50 years” of development, global health and poverty reduction, a United Nations expert said on Tuesday [25 June 2019], citing the risk of a new era of “climate apartheid” where the rich buy their way out of rising heat and hunger.

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UNICEF/Wikus De Wet | Two young men walk in the flooded Shibaburi area of Pemba after heavy rains poured down in the Pemba region of Mozambique (April 2019).
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26/06/2019

Refugees Are Finding Their Own Solutions – But Are Taking Great Risks in the Process

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By Dr Jeff Crisp | Refugee Law Initiative – TRANSCEND Media Service*

Many of the world’s 25 million refugees are confronted with the prospect of a life in limbo. They are unable to go back to their own country because of continued persecution or violence there. They do not have the option of becoming citizens in the state that has offered them asylum. And they are unable to move on to another country because they lack the passports and visas that would allow them to do so.

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26/06/2019

Communities Step Up to Claim Their Rightful Place in Africa’s Wildlife Economy

Human Wrongs Watch

Nairobi/Victoria Falls, 25 June 2019 (UN Environment)*Community representatives participating in Africa’s first Wildlife Economy Summit this week in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe, have called on African Governments, the private sector and international organizations to recognize the integral role of communities in the ownership, management and conservation of the natural resources that drive the continent’s wildlife economy.

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Communities step up to claim their rightful place in Africa’s wildlife economy. IanZA/Pixabay |from UN Environment

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