Archive for March 28th, 2020


Chile: Piñera’s Gov’t Asks Homeless People to ‘Stay Home’

“This is a population that has a poor nutritional status, and also has diseases that have not been treated, so they are more likely to contract the virus.”

Homeless Chileans live in tents in public spacesHomeless Chileans live in tents in public spaces | Photo: Twitter/@RendirseJamass

26 March 2020 (teleSUR)* — Chile’s government requested the homeless population to “stay at home” and to maintain hygiene to prevent Covid-19. The administrative request generates mockeries and polemic reactions.

I Am a Migrant: “There Came a Point Where I Needed My Own Freedom”


“I came from a big family and I am the youngest girl. My parents never wanted me to leave and work abroad. We are very close, and they used to tell me “you are here – you don’t know how to live abroad.” (*).

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Former Child Bride, Once Sold to Pay Debts, Finds a New Start

Human Wrongs Watch

KURDISTAN, Iraq, 26 March 2020 (UNFPA)*  – Intisar* was only 15 years old when her parents forced her into a marriage. She described it as an act of commerce: They sold her to another family to pay off a debt. “It is the worst feeling in the world to be traded off like that by the people who are supposed to protect you,” said the now-37-year-old Intisar, during a recent interview.



What Do You Want to Know?

March 2020 (FAO)* — Do you see the world in numbers? Do you study charts like an art lover studies Renoir? Do you love statistics in all its forms? Well, FAO does too! When it comes to food and agriculture data, FAO is one of the world leaders in knowledge.

Build up your knowledge on food and agriculture with some of these key FAO databases. ©Andis Rea/

Subject experts and in-house statisticians work day in and day out to collect, validate and disseminate data and information on food and agriculture, from hunger, malnutrition and rural poverty to food systems and the sustainable use of natural resources.

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