Archive for July 27th, 2019

27/07/2019

Money Grows on Trees – Don’t Uproot Them

Human Wrongs Watch

PEMBA, Zambia, Jul 26 2019 (IPS)* Jennifer Handondo, a small scale farmer of Choma district in southern Zambia, plants food crops such as maize mostly for her family’s needs.

Lucky-Choolwe-Field-facilitator-for-Grassroot-Trust-conducting-a-practical-session-with-farmers-on-FMNR-629x419.jpgLucky Choolwe, a field facilitator for Grassroots Trust in Zambia, which engages with land owners and policy-makers to regenerate eco-systems, conducts a practical session with farmers on FMNR. Courtesy: Friday Phiri.

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27/07/2019

Extinction Is Stalking Humanity: The Threats to Human Survival Accumulate

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By Robert J. Burrowes*

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Robert J. Burrowes

DAYLESFORD, Australia, 27 July 2019I have previously written a summary of the interrelated psychological, sociological, political-economic, military, nuclear, ecological and climate threats to human survival on Earth which threaten human extinction by 2026. See ‘Human Extinction by 2026? A Last Ditch Strategy to Fight for Human Survival’.

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27/07/2019

UN Human Fights Chief Fears World Has Grown Numb to Syrian Carnage

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The relentless campaign of airstrikes in Syria has been met with a “collective shrug,” the top United Nations human rights official said on Friday [26 July 2019], denouncing the world’s apparent indifference to the mounting civilian casualties as a “failure of leadership” by the world’s most powerful countries.

 © OCHA/Hedinn Halldorsson | An estimated 26,000 children aged 3-17 in Al Hol camp of Syria’s Hasakeh governorate have been out of schools for years due to conflict and displacement and are in need of education services.
27/07/2019

Safe Migration Pathways Key to Tackling Human Trafficking, Modern Slavery, Forced Labour

Geneva, 26 July 2019 (IOM)*  – A new report out today (26/07) examines the connection between migration and modern slavery and focuses on which migrants are most vulnerable to being forced into modern slavery, and under what circumstances.

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Prepared by Minderoo Foundation’s Walk Free initiative and the International Organization for Migration (IOM) for the Alliance 8.7 Action Group on Migration, the report provides recommendations on key steps governments can take to address this risk.

The report confirms certain sub-groups of migrants are at particular risk.

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27/07/2019

Senior UN Officials Call for Return to Sea Rescues, after ‘the Worst Mediterranean Tragedy of this Year’

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UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, along with the heads of a number of UN agencies, expressed horror at Thursday’s [25 July 2019] reports that as many as 150 people may be dead after a boat they were traveling in capsized off the coast of Libya, making it the worst such tragedy in the Mediterranean this year.

© UNHCR/Hereward Holland | A woman weeps, minutes after being saved by the Sea Watch search and rescue ship, in Libya.
27/07/2019

How Widespread Is Human Trafficking in the US?

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This is part of a series of features from across the globe on human trafficking. IPS coverage is supported by the Riana Group.

UNITED NATIONS, Jul 26 2019 (IPS)* – The United States is no exception to the practice of modern day slavery—a crime for which it is rarely held accountable at the United Nations.

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