Archive for February 15th, 2020

15/02/2020

Why Australia’s 2019-2020 Bushfire Season Was Not Normal, in Three Graphs

Human Wrongs Watch

14 February 2020 (UN Environment)* — Data from satellite sources assembled by the United Nations Environment Programme’s (UNEP) World Environment Situation Room confirms that the wildfires in Australia in the last two months of 2019 and the first six weeks of 2020 were far from normal.

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The Orroral Valley Fire viewed from Tuggeranong in southern Canberra |Nick-D | CC BY-SA 4.0

2019 was the second hottest year on record since 1880, and Australia recorded its warmest temperatures ever in December 2019.

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15/02/2020

Newly Licensed Vaccine, ‘Milestone in the Fight’ against Ebola in Africa – World Health Organization

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(UN News)* — Four countries in Africa have licensed an Ebola vaccine to “cement hard-fought progress” in keeping their people safe from the deadly disease, the UN health agency said on Friday [14 February 2020].

UN/Martine Perret | Victims of the Ebola virus disease have been buried at a cemetery in North Kivu province in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

For the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), Burundi, Ghana and Zambia, the vaccine licensing means that the manufacturer can stockpile and widely distribute it to those nations at risk of Ebola virus outbreaks, according to the World Health Organization (WHO).

And once licensed doses are available, use of the vaccine will not require clinical trial or other research protocols.

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15/02/2020

Database of Businesses Linked to Israeli Settlements ‘Important Initial Step’ Towards Accountability: Human Rights Expert 

Human Wrongs Watch

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UNRWA/Marwan Baghdadi | Beit Hadassah Settlement in H2 area in Hebron, West Bank.

Ninety-four of the businesses are domiciled in Israel and the rest are in six other countries.

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