Archive for June 3rd, 2020

03/06/2020

Learning Whilst Herding in South Sudan

Human Wrongs Watch

Through radio or in classrooms, cattle camp schools ensure education, and greater food security and peace

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Ayem, one of the students, after her class. ©FAO/Andreea Campeanu

3 June 2020 (FAO)* — In South Sudan, livestock means life. As South Sudanese herders put it: here, cattle can chase away hunger.

Over 65 percent of the population relies on livestock for their survival. Children grow up on milk. Families survive on meat, milk and cattle’s blood.

Losing one’s cattle is like losing one’s life savings.

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03/06/2020

Greece Must Ensure Safety Net and Integration Opportunities for Refugees – UN Refugee Agency

Human Wrongs Watch

This is a summary of what was said by UNHCR spokesperson Andrej Mahecic to whom quoted text may be attributed at today’s press briefing at the Palais des Nations in Geneva.   |  Español   |  Français   |  عربي

A seven-year-old Afghan asylum-seeker pictured at the Fylakio reception and identification centre near the Greek-Turkish border, February 14 2020. A seven-year-old Afghan asylum-seeker pictured at the Fylakio reception and identification centre near the Greek-Turkish border, February 14 2020.  © UNHCR/Achilleas Zavallis

2 June 2020 (UNHCR)* — UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, is deeply concerned over government-arranged exit of some 9,000 recognized refugees from Greece’s reception system which began yesterday (1 June).

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03/06/2020

Boys’ Drawings Expose Greece’s Broken Detention System

Ibrahim, a 14-year-old boy from Somalia, was detained by Greek police for almost three months at a detention center in Amygdaleza, a police-run detention facility on the outskirts of Athens, which houses adults but has a dedicated section for unaccompanied migrant children.

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03/06/2020

Corona: The Impossible Choice

Human Wrongs Watch

By Hilde F. Johnson*

If the poorest countries are not provided with more assistance, their leaders will be forced to put the economy first

While Western countries are about to come out of the woods, many poor countries are in the middle of the Corona crisis
While Western countries are about to come out of the woods, many poor countries are in the middle of the Corona crisis | Image from Wall Street International.
2 June 2020 (Wall Street International)* — While Western countries are about to come out of the woods, many poor countries are in the middle of the Corona crisis.

Many of them have had to make an impossible choice: closing down their economy to prevent the spread of the disease or risk a health disaster, while lacking essential health services to handle it. Whether they choose one or the other the poorest will bear the brunt of the crisis.

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03/06/2020

Our Disaster

Human Wrongs Watch

By Kathy Kelly – TRANSCEND Media Service*

Why the United States bears responsibility for Yemen’s humanitarian crisis.

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Kathy Kelly

An entire generation of Yemeni children has suffered the traumas of war, many of them orphaned, maimed, malnourished, or displaced.

The United Nations reports a death toll of 100,000 people in that nation’s ongoing war, with an additional 131,000 people dying from hunger, disease, and a lack of medical care.

report from Save the Children, issued in November 2018, estimated at least 85,000 children had died from extreme hunger since the war began in 2015.

Since then, 3.65 million people have been internally displaced and the worst cholera outbreak ever recorded has infected 2.26 million and cost nearly 4,000 lives.

Attacks on hospitals and clinics have led to the closure of more than half of Yemen’s prewar facilities.

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03/06/2020

Yemen: ‘Hanging On by a Thread,’ with Four People Out of Every Five, 24 Million People in All, Needing Lifesaving Aid – UN Chief

(UN News)* — More than five years of conflict have left Yemenis “hanging on by a thread, their economy in tatters” and their institutions “facing near-collapse”, the UN chief told a virtual pledging conference on Tuesday [2 June 2020], calling for a demonstration of solidarity with some of the world’s poorest and most vulnerable.

IOM | A displaced family in Marib, Yemen, carries a winter aid package back to their shelter.
“Four people out of every five, 24 million people in all, need lifesaving aid in what remains the world’s largest humanitarian crisis”, said UN Secretary-General António Guterres.
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