Archive for January 29th, 2020

29/01/2020

Alarm over Desert Locusts Increases as New Generation of the Destructive Pests Starts Breeding in Horn of Africa

Human Wrongs Watch

FAO warns of an unprecedented threat to food security and livelihoods

Photo: ©FAO/Sven TorfinnDesert Locust upsurge in Kenya.

ROME, 29 January 2020 (FAO)*The UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) today warned that rising numbers of Desert Locusts present an extremely alarming and unprecedented threat to food security and livelihoods in the Horn of Africa.

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29/01/2020

Inequality, Stagnation and Instability – the New Normal for Finance Capitalism

Human Wrongs Watch

GENEVA, Jan 24 2020 (IPS)* – The failure of large-scale bailout operations, historically low interest rates and rapid injection of liquidity to bring about a strong recovery from the 2008-2009 financial crisis and recession created a widespread concern that advanced economies suffered from a chronic demand gap and faced the spectre of stagnation.

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Inequality out in the open. Credit: A.D. McKenzie/IPS

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29/01/2020

Eco-Conscious Resolutions for Clean Seas – It’s Never Too Late

29 January 2020 (UN Environment)* — At the beginning of this decade, millions of people around the world made new year’s resolutions, with the hope of bettering themselves. 

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Photo by Pixabay @ Jonny Belvedere

Whether you pledged to exercise more, to save money, or to take up a hobby, the reality is that many pledges are likely to have been broken. However, attitudes toward single-use plastics must change this year.

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29/01/2020

2019: A Deadly Year for Migrants Crossing the Americas

Human Wrongs Watch

(UN News)* — More than 800 people died last year crossing deserts, rivers and remote lands while migrating across the Americas, making 2019 one of deadliest years on record, the UN migration agency said on Tuesday [28 January 2020].

© UNICEF/Balam-ha Carrillo | A boy plays in a UNICEF-supported shelter in Tijuana, Mexico, where migrant children from Mexico and Central America are provided psychosocial support. (June 2019)
29/01/2020

Yemen: Escalation in Fighting Must Stop ‘Before It’s Too Late’, UN Special Envoy to Security Council’s Emergency Session

Human Wrongs Watch

(UN News)* — The UN Special Envoy for Yemen told an emergency session of the Security Council on Tuesday [28 January 2020] that a recent upsurge in violence between pro-Government and rebel forces following weeks of relative calm, had to end “before it’s too late”.

© UNICEF/Romenzi | Children sit in front of a house damaged by an air strike in Yemen. (July 2019)
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