Archive for November 22nd, 2020

22/11/2020

The End of Illusion for Indigenous Peoples in Colombia

Human Wrongs Watch

20 November 2020 (IWGIA)* — The Peace Agreement signed in 2016 between the Government of Colombia and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) raised hopes among the Indigenous Peoples, Afro-descendant populations and peasant communities that they might henceforward be able to live in peace on their territories.

Demonstration of Indigenous Peoples in Colombia. Photo: Archivo Semana

 However, Iván Duque’s new government has not fulfilled its side of the agreement and, far from incorporating areas abandoned by the guerrilla into the institutional life of the country, the end result is that these areas have been left to their own devices.

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22/11/2020

The Surprising Link between the Fight against Drugs, Land Dispossession and Attacks on Indigenous Rights Defenders in Peru

22/11/2020

Yemen Is in “Imminent Danger of the Worst Famine the World Has Seen for Decades”

‘Act urgently’ to stave off catastrophic famine in Yemen: UN chief to international community

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YPN for UNOCHA | A family in the Al Dhale’e camp for people displaced by the conflict in Yemen.

(UN News)* — Yemen is in “imminent danger of the worst famine the world has seen for decades”, the UN chief warned in a statement released on Friday [20 November 2020], calling for urgent action on the part of the international community to “stave off catastrophe”.

UN Secretary-General António Guterres warned that without immediate action to protect civilians battered and starved, after more than five years of grinding civil conflict, “millions of lives may be lost.”

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