Archive for October 21st, 2019

21/10/2019

Humanitarian Crisis Unfolds as Violence Escalates in Syria

Human Wrongs Watch

By Roald Høvring*

16 October 2019 (Norwegian Refugee Council)*As thousands of civilians flee air strikes and shelling in North East Syria, aid agencies witness an escalation of the humanitarian crisis. UN estimates that more than 160,000 people have been displaced so far and believes up to 400,000 people could be displaced in the area if the violence keeps escalating.
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Syrian families fleeing air strikes and shelling in north-east Syria. Photo: Delil SOULEIMAN / AFP NTB Scanpix | Photo posted here from NRC.

21/10/2019

From Where I Stand: “I Am Now Ready to Create Positive Changes”

18 October 2019 (UN Women)* –Olena Halkanova fled her home in the city of Pervomaisk after the start of the armed conflict in eastern Ukraine. Now living on the contact line between government-controlled and non-government-controlled areas of Luhansk region, she has become a community mobilizer after UN Women-led training.

Olena. Photo: UN Women/Anna Korbut

Olena Halkanova. Photo: UN Women/Anna Korbut

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21/10/2019

Raising the Voices and Needs of Indigenous Women in Africa and Asia

Human Wrongs Watch

By IWGIA*Indigenous women all over the world suffer from triple discrimination as they are not only discriminated simply for being women or for being indigenous, but also for being indigenous women. Indigenous women are often not only left out of local and national political processes but are also excluded from decision-making processes and structures within indigenous communities.

Photo from IWGIA.

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21/10/2019

European States Urged to Do More to Protect and Support Child Refugees and Migrants

A Syrian family from Idlib recently arrived on the Greek island of Lesvos and living in an olive grove next to Moria reception centre.   © UNHCR/Gordon Welters

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21/10/2019

More than 90% of Africa Migrants Would Make Perilous Europe Journey Again, Despite the Risks

Human Wrongs Watch

21 October 2019 (UN News)* —  A landmark UN migration study published on Monday [21 October 2019] shows that 93 per cent of Africans making the journey to European countries along irregular routes, would do it again, despite facing often life-threatening danger. 

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© UNICEF/Ashley Gilbertson | Two young unaccompanied Gambian migrants look at a map after crossing to Italy in 2016. (file)
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