Archive for January 20th, 2020

20/01/2020

Digital Surveillance Threats for 2020

20/01/2020

Rapidly Spreading: Chinese Authorities Confirm 136 NEW Cases of Deadly Virus in 2 Days

20/01/2020

Massive, Border-Spanning Campaign Needed to Combat Locust Upsurge in East Africa

Human Wrongs Watch

Ravenous swarms threaten entire East Africa subregion – FAO scales up its emergency response

Photo: ©FAO/Petterik Wiggers/FAOShilabo, Ogaden, Somali region – Ethiopia – A herd of camels is trying to find its way through an invasion of locust.

Rome/Nairobi (FAO)*  – Desert Locust swarms in Ethiopia, Kenya and Somalia – already unprecedented in their size and destructive potential – could swell exponentially and spill over into more countries in East Africa if efforts to deal with the voracious pest are not massively scaled up across the region, FAO warned today [20 January 2020].

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20/01/2020

Qatar: End of Abusive Exit Permits for Migrant Workers

But Domestic Workers Will Have to Notify Employers Before Leaving.
20/01/2020

Heartbreak as Women and Children Perish in Migrant Shipwreck

Human Wrongs Watch

Çeşme, Western Turkey 14 January 2020 (IOM)* – “I saw some light of hope in people’s eyes hoping that their children or wives were alive but I had to give them the terrible news that some of their family members had died. Then I saw the deepest level of helplessness and desperation in their eyes. I had to inform a recently wed man that his wife and baby had died. I cannot find words to express how he hugged his deceased wife and child as a last farewell.’’

pbn01142020-turkey3A father and son huddle to keep warm in a Turkish Coast Guard rescue boat waiting to reach land last month. IOM’s Mediterranean Response Team has provided humanitarian assistance to migrants rescued in the Aegean Sea since 2016. © IOM 2019 /Bekir ERDİNÇ’

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20/01/2020

World Leaders Must Address ‘Shameful’ Disparities in Education Spending – UNICEF

UN Photo/Eskinder Debebe | Young women leave school in the town of Bol in Chad after classes.
20/01/2020

‘This Terrible Situation Cannot Be Allowed to Continue’, UN Chief to World Leaders at Major Libya Summit

Speaking at a major, high-level summit on Libya, held in the German capital Berlin on Sunday [20 January 2020], UN Secretary-General António Guterres evoked the disastrous humanitarian situation faced by thousands of civilians, as conflict in the North African country grows deeper and more destructive. (*).

Federal Government/Guido Bergmann | The German Chancellor, Angela Merkel, addresses the Berlin Conference on Libya alongside the UN Secretary-General António Guterres (r).
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