Archive for March 23rd, 2021

23/03/2021

Wastewater and Excreta an Untapped Resource for Solving Environmental Risks

Human Wrongs Watch

Nairobi/Stockholm, 22 March 2021 (UNEP)* – A book by Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI) and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), launched on World Water Day, reports that the sanitation waste of 50% of the global population is still disposed of without having been treated – posing enormous risks to both public health and the environment.
.

water-5928700_960_720

23/03/2021

Climate Change Is Hitting the Ocean Hard, Increasing Hazards for Hundreds of Millions of People

Geneva, 23 March 2021 (WMO)* – The ocean drives the world’s weather and climate and anchors the global economy and food security. Climate change is hitting the ocean hard, but also increasing hazards for hundreds of millions of people.

read more »

23/03/2021

Massive Humanitarian Assistance to Tens of Thousands of Rohingya Refugees After a Devastating Fire in Their Densely Populated Camp in Bangladesh

Human Wrongs Watch

23 March 2021 (UN News)*United Nations humanitarian personnel are on the ground evacuating and assisting tens of thousands of Rohingya refugees, after a devastating fire tore through their densely populated camp in southern Bangladesh. 

UNICEF Bangladesh 2021 | Charred remains of shelters and belongings of Rohingya refugees after a devastating fire tore through the Kutupalong refugee camp on 22 March.
 
Though exact numbers are yet to be confirmed, initial estimates indicate that more than 87,000 refugees could have been affected in the fire, which started around 3pm on Monday (local time) in Camp 8W of the Kutupalong mega camp.
 

It is not currently clear exactly how the fire started.

The blaze then rapidly spread to Camps 8E, 9 and 10. In all, about 66 per cent of the four camps’ populations have been impacted, according to the UN International Organization for Migration (IOM).

read more »

23/03/2021

Racism: “Horrific” Deadly Attacks, Harassment, Bullying in Schools, Workplace Discrimination, Incitement to Hatred, Incendiary Language…

Human Wrongs Watch

UN chief ‘profoundly concerned’ over rise in violence against Asians

Unsplash/Jason Leung | In San Francisco in the United States, demonstrators take to the streets to protest against the rise of race-related hate crimes against people of Asian descent.
.
22 March 2021 (UN News)* —  The UN Secretary-General António Guterres has issued a statement expressing his profound concern over the rise in violence against Asians, and people of Asian descent, during the course of the COVID-19 pandemic.
23/03/2021

The Poison of Racism Is “Insidious, It’s Far-Reaching; It’s Ever Ready to Rear Its Head Again…”

Collective commitment needed to end the ‘poison’ of racism: UN cultural chief says

UN News/Shirin Yaseen | Anti-racism protesters in Brooklyn, New York, demonstrate demanding justice for the killing of African American, George Floyd.

(UN News)* — With the COVID-19 pandemic providing fertile ground for the resurgence of racism and discrimination, the head of the UN’s educational and cultural agency, UNESCO, on 22 March 2021 called for countries to stand united in what she described as “these testing times”.

read more »

%d bloggers like this: