Archive for October 28th, 2020

28/10/2020

No Country Should Be Forced to Choose between Paying Back Debts or Providing Health Care

Human Wrongs Watch

By OXFAM*

Over the past months, we’ve seen some of the richest countries in the world struggle with the effects of Covid-19 and the health and economic emergency it has brought in its wake. But at least they have the resources to cushion the blows, while poor countries face these huge threats with few resources.

Head nurse Sibongile, 29, assists Viola, 22 with her birthMany countries are burdened with massive amounts of debt owed to richer countries, private banks and multilateral institutions. This has constrained their governments from being able to free up resources to spend on public prevention and response. Photo: Aurelie Marrier D’Unienville/Oxfam
28/10/2020

2020: America’s Déjà Vu?

Human Wrongs Watch

By Martha R. Bireda*

Will we as a nation remain submerged in the racism that characterized 1920 America?

Protester against racism
Protester against racism | Image from Wall Street International.

26 October 2020 (Wall Street International)*There are amazing and almost eerie parallels between where America finds itself in 2020 and where the nation was a century ago. In 1920, one hundred years ago, America was in the midst of a pandemic, racial conflict, and a contentious presidential election.

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28/10/2020

The Next President Should Protect Human Rights in the US and End Abuses

Human Wrongs Watch

By Human Rights Watch*

10 Key Issues that Demand the Administration’s Immediate Attention

27 October 2020 – Whoever wins the November 3 presidential election has an opportunity  – and a responsibility – to help the United States move forward by making human rights a priority in the next administration.

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28/10/2020

Yemeni Children Suffer Record Rates of Acute Malnutrition, Putting ‘Entire Generation’ at Risk 

Human Wrongs Watch

(UN News)* — Yemeni children are suffering acute malnutrition at unprecedented rates as the world’s worst humanitarian crisis grinds on and funding falls far short of what is needed to offset the effects of conflict and  economic collapse, UN agencies said in a statement on Tuesday [27 October 2020].

© WFP/Alaa Noman | A mother visits a health centre in Yemen to seek treatment for her youngest daughter (red hat) who is suffering from malnutrition.

New analysis from the Integrated Food Security Phase Classification (IPC), the global standard for gauging food insecurity, revealed that in some areas more than one in four children were acutely malnourished.

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