Archive for August 17th, 2019

17/08/2019

Think Farmers Can’t Grow Food in Situations of Crisis or Disaster? Think Again

Human Wrongs Watch

16 August 2019 (FAO)*Many people equate FAO to a knowledge centre or technical agency, the provider of statistics and world reports on issues such as food insecurity, biodiversity and deforestation. 

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So it can come as a surprise when they learn that when conflict, extreme weather events, natural disasters, plants pests, animal diseases or other threats devastate livelihoods and push people into hunger, FAO is on the ground to help — from the earliest days of the response.

By providing seeds, fishing gear, animal vaccines or other assets, FAO works to rebuild livelihoods and local food systems to support the self-reliance of those affected and boost their resilience against future threats.

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17/08/2019

Producing Energy from Pig and Poultry Waste in Brazil

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ENTRE RIOS DO OESTE, Brazil, Aug 16 2019 (IPS)* Romário Schaefer is fattening up 3,300 pigs that he receives when they weigh around 22 kg and returns when they reach 130 to 160 kg – a huge increase in meat and profits for their owner, a local meat-processing plant in this city in Brazil. | En español

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17/08/2019

Environmental Protection Moves ‘Closer to the People’ Through New Human Rights Agreement

Human Wrongs Watch

The UN environment agency and human rights office (OHCHR) signed a landmark new agreement on Friday [16 August 2019] aimed at better protecting vulnerable human and environmental rights defenders and their families, while increasing protection for people and the places where they live, across the world. 

UN Colombia | A wide range of human rights activists have been targeted in Colombia, especially those living in rural areas.Human and environmental rights campaigners are one focus of a new UNEP/OHCHR agreement signed 16 August, 2019.
17/08/2019

Meet Antonio C. S. Rosa: Pioneer in Peace Journalism

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By Sebastian Eck | Galtung Institut – TRANSCEND Media Service*

Peace Journalism, a New Paradigm for Journalists Covering Conflict Situations: Meet the man behind TRANSCEND MEDIA SERVICE-TMS

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17/08/2019

Displaced by DR Congo Violence, Survivors’ Testimonies Highlight Brutality of Armed Militia

Human Wrongs Watch

Two months since hundreds of thousands of people fled violence in north-eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), UN humanitarians warned on Friday [16 August 2019] that armed militia continue to make their safe return impossible. 

UNICEF/Madjiangar | Interethnic violence has ravaged the Ituri Province in the north-east of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) since December last year, generating significant population movements within the Province, and toward neighbouring Uganda.
17/08/2019

‘Daily Struggle to Survive for Rohingya People in One of World’s Largest Refugee Settlements, Has Caused “Overwhelming” Despair, Jeopardized Hopes of Entire Generation’

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The daily struggle to survive for Myanmar’s Rohingya people in one of the world’s largest refugee settlements, has caused “overwhelming” despair and jeopardized the hopes of an entire generation, the head of the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF), Henrietta Fore, on 16 August 2019 said.

© UNICEF Patrick Brown | Children raise their hands to answer a question in class at a UNICEF learning space in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh. (8 July 2019).
17/08/2019

Mexican Women Use Sunlight Instead of Firewood or Gas to Cook Meals

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VILLA DE ZAACHILA, Mexico, Aug 13 2019 (IPS)* Reyna Díaz cooks beans, chicken, pork and desserts in her solar cooker, which she sets up in the open courtyard of her home in a poor neighborhood on the outskirts of this town in southwestern Mexico. | En español
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