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26/06/2011

Contact Baher Kamal

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About Baher Kamal 

Baher Kamal is member of the TRANSCEND Network for Peace Development Environmentmember of Other News, and former Senior Advisor to the Director general of the international news agency IPS (Inter Press Service). He is an Egyptian-born, Spanish-national, secular journalist, with over 45 years of professional experience.

Since late 70s, he specialised in all development related issues, as well as international politics.

He coordinated and edited all IPS stories focusing on poverty, agriculture, environment, development, emigration and immigration, gender, urbanisation, health, children, education, trade and South-South and North-South cooperation, among other issues.

He also worked as Senior Information Expert for the Euro-Mediterranean Partnership at the European Commission in Brussels, and as the first-ever Information Officer and Spokesperson at UNEP’s Mediterranean Action Plan in Athens.

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13/07/2019

150,000,000 More Child-Mothers?

Human Wrongs Watch

By Baher Kamal*

So far, 650 million women alive today were married as children

Yet another inhumane practice to be added to the already reported Born Complete, Don’t Mutilate Them! and Robert J. Burrowes’ Humanity’s ‘Dirty Little Secret’ – Starving, enslaving, raping, torturing and killing our children.

Now it is about child-girls forced to be married before the age of 18.

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07/07/2019

Today’s Menu: Pesticide Salad, Leaded Fish with Plastic, and Intoxicated Fruit

Human Wrongs Watch

By Baher Kamal*

The amazing impact of a 10 trillion dollars-worth chemical industry.

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Why do chemicals and waste matter?  | UN Environment.

In case you were not aware or just do not remember: all you eat, drink, breathe, wear, take as a medicine, the cosmetics you use, the walls of your house, among others, is full of chemicals.

And all is really ALL.

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19/06/2019

The Immense Cost 200 Million Migrant Workers Pay to Rescue their Impoverished Families: Half a Trillion Dollars Only this Year

Human Wrongs Watch

By Baher Kamal*

Straight to the point: while right and far-right politicians keep marketing their image with intensive campaigns of hatred, discrimination and stigmatisation against migrants, 200 million migrant workers worldwide will sacrifice over half a trillion dollars from their hard-earned money, to rescue 800 million members of their impoverished families. And that’s only this year 2019.

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Around 200 million migrant workers sent US$528 billion back to their families in remittance-reliant countries in 2018. Photo: ©IFAD

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17/06/2019

The Implacable Desertification of Planet Earth

Human Wrongs Watch

By Baher Kamal*

Yet another under-reported human-made disaster: the relentless desertification of Planet Earth that may make uninhabitable some regions like the Middle East, endanger food security, aggravate climate crisis, and force more and more millions of people to flee.

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Unsplash/Photo by Brad Helmink@booradley1234

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03/06/2019

Watch Out: Your Money Is Being Used to Destroy the World!

Human Wrongs Watch

By Baher Kamal*

How governments spend taxpayers money to subsidise fossil fuels that cause deadly air pollution – A reminder to mark 5 June World Environment Day.

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Perhaps the most direct way to introduce this tough issue is what the United Nations secretary general, António Guterres, stated just one week ahead of the 5 June World Environment Day, which focuses this year on air pollution, caused chiefly by the use of fossil fuels both in transport, industry and even household cooking, heating, etc.

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25/05/2019

These Aliens Are Here to Stay (And They Are Dangerous)

Human Wrongs Watch

By Baher Kamal*

No, no, no. Nothing to do with what US and Europe’s far-right fanatics now use to vociferate, saying once and again that “migrants come here to destroy our democracy, our civilisation, and our life-style”.

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Cargo ship de-ballasting | CSIRO | Permission | Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported license.

Rather the complete opposite—this is about a major damage that precisely “our civilisation” and “our life-style’ have been causing: invasive alien species crossing the world chiefly on board of ships, and harming human health, biodiversity and the whole ecosystem.

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18/05/2019

Long Life to Their Majesties, The Bees!

Human Wrongs Watch

By Baher Kamal*

Amazingly organised social communities, bees ensure food chain. ‘Bee’ grateful to them… at least in their Wold Day!

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Did you know that out of at least 20 000 species of bees only 7 of them are honeybees? Western honeybees produce 1.6 million tonnes of honey a year. ©StudioSmart/shutterstock.com | Photo from FAO.

While the (surprisingly) still called homo sapiens continues to destroy Mother Nature, bees and other pollinators, such as butterflies, bats and hummingbirds, carry on performing their vital role as one of the most marvellous, unpaid, life guarantors.

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15/05/2019

The Hellish Cycle

Human Wrongs Watch

By Baher Kamal*

Indebted, exploited, hunt down, shamed at Home… The harsh reality of Southeast Asia’s migrants

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Photo from ILO.

Sorry for coming back to this issue, but its immense human dimension justifies this new attempt to report on another aspect, which is deliberately hidden, unwanted to be seen by the new wave of racist, xenophobe, far-right pseudo-politicians, which is now steadily growing in the biggest industrialised powers on Earth: United States and so far a full dozen of European countries. See what it is about:

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08/05/2019

The Most Expensive 529 Billion Dollars

Human Wrongs Watch

By Baher Kamal*

The immense human cost over 260 million migrant workers do pay to rescue their families

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Filipinos fill out the necessary forms after arriving in Manila from Damascus, Syria. © IOM (Photo: Ray Leyesa) 

The World Bank (WB) on 8 April 2019 reported that migrants remittances to low- and middle-income countries reached a record high in 2018.

According to the WB study, officially recorded annual remittance flows to those countries reached 529 billion dollars last year, an increase of 9.6 percent over the previous record high of 483 billion dollars in 2017.

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