Archive for April 16th, 2021

16/04/2021

US Resuming Arms Sales to UAE Is Disastrous

Human Wrongs Watch

By Afrah Nasser | Human Rights Watch*

Biden’s U-Turn on Pledge Heightens Risks to Civilians in Yemen, LibyaSouthern Transitional Council forces backed by the United Arab Emirates prepare to storm the presidential palace in the southern port city of Aden, Yemen on August 9, 2019. © 2019 AP Photo

16/04/2021

3 Things You May Not Know about Famine — And How to Prevent It

Human Wrongs Watch

By Livia Hengel*

Dispelling myths around the starvation and disease that could kill 34 million people

FLASHBACK: A WFP helicopter arrives in Thonyor Payam, Leer County, as famine is declared in South Sudan in 2017. Photo: WFP/George Fominyen

14 April 2021 (WFP)* — A staggering 34 million people in 20 countries are teetering on the brink of famine, with immediate action needed to avert huge loss of life. In Yemen and South Sudan 155,000 people are already suffering famine or famine-like conditions, with conflict, insecurity and resulting displacement putting people at imminent risk of starvation.

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16/04/2021

Alert over Shortage of New Drugs for ‘World’s Most Dangerous Bacteria’ 

Human Wrongs Watch

(UN News)* — A lack of new treatments for common infections has left people dangerously exposed to the “world’s most dangerous bacteria”, the UN health agency said on Thursday [15 April 2021].

CDC | A shortage of new treatments for serious illnesses has left people dangerously exposed to the world’s most dangerous bacteria.
The alert from the World Health Organization (WHO) is delivered in a report showing that none of the 43 antibiotics in development today sufficiently addresses the growing threat posed by 13 priority drug-resistant bacteria.

“The persistent failure to develop, manufacture, and distribute effective new antibiotics is further fuelling the impact of antimicrobial resistance and threatens our ability to successfully treat bacterial infections,” said Dr. Hanan Balkhy, WHO Assistant Director General on antimicrobial resistance.

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