Archive for February 26th, 2021

26/02/2021

‘The World Risks New Pandemics If We Don’t Change How We Safeguard Nature’

Human Wrongs Watch

UN Environment Assembly concludes with an urgent call for action to solve planetary emergencies

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Nairobi, 24 February 2021 (UNEP)* –Ministers of environment and other leaders from more than 150 nations on 23 February 2021 concluded a two-day online meeting of the Fifth United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA-5) in which the Assembly warned that the world risks new pandemics if we don’t change how we safeguard nature.

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26/02/2021

“There Can Be No Conversation on Climate Change without Including Forests and Deforestation” – The Green Gigaton Challenge

Human Wrongs Watch

The Green Gigaton Challenge backed by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and partners, catalyses public and private funds to combat deforestation, with the goal to cut annual emissions by 1 gigaton by 2025.

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Photo: REUTERS/Ueslei Marcelino / 23 Feb 2021
26/02/2021

‘Education for All Refugee Children Is within Reach’

The principle of inclusive education, in this case, opening education up to all refugee children and their inclusion into national education systems can also lead to better services for local communities in host countries.

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26/02/2021

Millions of Yemenis Facing ‘Death Sentence’ in the World’s Worst Humanitarian Crisis

25 February 2021 (UN News)*Yemen remains the world’s worst humanitarian crisis, and the situation for the millions of affected people is deteriorating, says the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA).
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YPN for UNOCHA | An internally displaced family living in an IDP site in Al-Dhale’e Governorate, Yemen.
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The grim outlook for Yemen – ongoing conflict, economic collapse and major cuts in donor support for emergency aid – has been compounded by the COVID-19 pandemic, which has led to a significant drop in the amount of money sent home by the Yemeni diaspora, as global work opportunities dry up.
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