Archive for September 4th, 2022

04/09/2022

How Deforestation Is Pushing the Amazon to a Climate Tipping Point

When the Amazon rainforest is in danger, we all are.

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Forest remainders burning in September 2020 in an area registered by the Prodes (Brazilian Amazon Satellite Monitoring Project), in Juara, Mato Grosso state. © Christian Braga / Greenpeace

The world’s largest intact forest, the Amazon plays a key role in regulating the global climate. It is home to Indigenous Peoples and traditional communities whose land stewardship practices can lead us all toward a more sustainable future. It is perhaps the world’s most biodiverse region yet also a place where there are likely still many species unknown to science.

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04/09/2022

Pakistan: More than 6.4 Million in ‘Dire Need’ after Unprecedented Floods

Human Wrongs Watch

(UN News)* — The scale of the humanitarian crisis in Pakistan is unprecedented, with a third of the country under water, UN humanitarians warned on Friday [2 September 2022].

© UNICEF/Asad Zaidi | A flooded village in Matiari, in the Sindh province of Pakistan.
 

With more than 33 million people impacted, that represents 15 per cent of the total Pakistani population, said Dr. Palitha Mahipala, World Health Organization (WHO) Representative in the country.

Some “6.4 plus million people are in dire need of humanitarian aid”, he said, speaking from Islamabad to journalists in Geneva.

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04/09/2022

One Third of Gaza Strip Population in Need of Psychological and Social Support

4 September 2022 (UN News)*The UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) has reported an increase in the levels of mental disorders amongst the population of the Gaza Strip, especially among children, many of whom were already in need of mental health services and psychosocial support.
 
Ziad Taleb | One of the destroyed houses in Rafah refugee camp in the southern Gaza Strip

Over three violent days in early August, until a ceasefire was reached on 7 August, Israeli Defence Forces launched some 147 air strikes against targets in Gaza while Palestinian militants unleashed around 1,100 rockets and mortars into Israel.

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