Archive for April 19th, 2021

19/04/2021

Latin America and the Caribbean “Are Truly a Pillar for World Food Security”

Human Wrongs Watch

Rome/Lima (FAO)*  – Latin America and the Caribbean “are truly a pillar for world food security,” QU Dongyu, Director-General of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), on 16 April 2021 said in an address to more than 30 ministers from the region and North America.

Photo: ©FAO/Sandro Cespoli

Growing potatoes in Peru.

Addressing the Third Hemispheric Meeting of Ministers and Secretaries of Agriculture of the Americas, the Director-General hailed the region’s contribution to preventing the COVID-19 health crisis from becoming a food crisis. “Now you need to be the architects of recovery, a recovery with transformation,” he urged.

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19/04/2021

Trafficking Survivor and Son Born of Rape Face Daily Discrimination Upon Return to Nigeria

Human Wrongs Watch

In this video Sam Olukoya interviews a young woman who was trafficked from her home in Nigeria after recruiters promised her a better life in Europe. Instead she was abandoned in Libya and sexually assaulted and abused. 

BENIN CITY, Nigeria, Apr 16 2021 (IPS)* – Sandra* had a baby born of rape. The young Nigeria woman had plans of a better life in Europe, but when her ‘recruiters’ abandoned her in Libya she was sexually assaulted and abused.

But after being deported back to Nigeria Sandra and her young son face daily discrimination and abuse about the boy’s parentage, even from her own mother and friends.

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