Archive for June 18th, 2020

18/06/2020

France: Children Face Abusive, Racist Police Stops

Human Wrongs Watch

By Human Rights Watch*

Ethnic Profiling Fuels Distrust, Exclusion

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18/06/2020

When Old Age Catches Up, Even Nuclear Weapons Go into Retirement

Human Wrongs Watch

UNITED NATIONS, Jun 16 2020 (IPS)* – The world’s stockpile of nuclear weapons—estimated at over 13,400 at the beginning of 2020 – have a least one thing in common with humans: they are “retired” when they reach old age.

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Credit: US government

The 2020 Yearbook, released by the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute .(SIPRI), says there was a decrease in the number of nuclear weapons worldwide in 2019.

And this was largely due to the dismantlement of “retired nuclear weapons” by Russia and the US—which together possess over 90 per cent of global nuclear weapons.

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18/06/2020

Nuclear Weapon Modernization Continues But the Outlook for Arms Control Is Bleak – The Stockholm International Peace Research Institute

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By the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI)*

Stockholm – The Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) on launched the findings of SIPRI Yearbook 2020, which assesses the current state of armaments, disarmament and international security. A key finding is that despite an overall decrease in the number of nuclear warheads in 2019, all nuclear weapon-possessing states continue to modernize their nuclear arsenals.

18/06/2020

Every Minute 20 People Leave Everything Behind to Escape War, Persecution or Terror – World Refugee Day

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This year, we aim to remind the world that everyone, including refugees, can contribute to society and Every Action Counts in the effort to create a more just, inclusive, and equal world.

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18/06/2020

Nearly 80 Million People Forcibly Displaced Due to War, Violence, Persecution and Other Emergencies

Human Wrongs Watch

(UN News)* — Global displacement reached a staggering 79.5 million people last year – almost double the number of people in crisis registered a decade ago – owing to war, violence, persecution and other emergencies, the UN refugee agency, UNHCR, said on Thursday [18 June 2020].

© UNHCR/Vincent Tremeau | A mother takes care of her baby inside a gymnasium that has been turned into a refugee settlement in Pintolandia, Brazil.

Highlighting that this number now represents one in every 97 people on the planet, UNHCR’s latest Global Trends report shows that 8.7 million people were newly displaced in 2019 alone, with developing countries worst hit.

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