Archive for April 24th, 2020

24/04/2020

Is Covid-19 Our New Religion, and the Face Mask Its Cross?

Human Wrongs Watch

By Helen Buyniski*

24/04/2020

Escaping Death: Two Teenage Girls Journey to Safety 

Close to six years of conflict in Yemen have had little impact on the number of people travelling on the Eastern Route from the Horn of Africa to the Arabian Gulf. Many are not aware that they will enter a conflict zone by making the sea voyage across the Gulf of Aden.

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24/04/2020

World Health Organization Reports Fivefold Increase in Cyber Attacks, Urges Vigilance

Human Wrongs Watch

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Geneva, 23 April 2020 (WHO)*Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, WHO has seen a dramatic increase in the number of cyber attacks directed at its staff, and email scams targeting the public at large.
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This week, some 450 active WHO email addresses and passwords were leaked online along with thousands belonging to others working on the novel coronavirus response.

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24/04/2020

Economic Impact of Coronavirus Threatens Hard-Won Progress across Africa’s Great Lakes Region

Human Wrongs Watch

(UN News)* — Sweeping preventative measures seem to be curbing the spread of COVID-19 in the Great Lakes region of Africa, but the economic impact of the global pandemic threatens hard-won gains made along the long road back to peace and stability, the Secretary-General’s Special Envoy for the region said on Wednesday [22 April 2020].

© UNHCR/Georgina Goodwin | Burundian refugees at the Mulongwe settlement in South Kivu, Democratic Republic of the Congo. (file)
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Briefing the Security Council during open videoconference proceedings, Huang Xia urged the international community not to let up on its support for the continent-spanning region that includes Burundi, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Rwanda, South Sudan and Uganda, among several other nations.

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