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29/10/2020

La Niña Has Developed and Is Expected to Last into Next Year, Affecting Temperatures, Precipitation and Storm Patterns in Many Parts of the World

Human Wrongs Watch

29 October 2020 (WMO)*La Niña has developed and is expected to last into next year, affecting temperatures, precipitation and storm patterns in many parts of the world, according to the World Meteorological Organization (WMO).

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29/10/2020

Donald Trump and the Banality of Evil

Human Wrongs Watch

By Scott Remer*

Emptiness, lack of character and a fundamental unwillingness to take responsibility lurk at evil’s core.
Flickr/Gage Skidmore. CC BY-SA 2.0.

27 October 2020 (openDemocracy)* — Despite our best intentions, Trump’s name is on everyone’s lips, yet I have no interest in the sordid details of his psyche. His pathologies are a matter of indifference. It’s clear to me that he’s a violent, dangerous lunatic. His desperate attempts to win attention and adulation likely stem from abuse he suffered as a youth.

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29/10/2020

Cities – Where the Fight for a Green Recovery Will Be Won or Lost

(UNEP)* — Cities are home to 55 per cent of the world’s population, all jammed together cheek-by-jowl. Little wonder, then, that cities are being hit hardest by COVID-19: an estimated 90 per cent of all reported cases have occurred in urban areas.

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But the same concentration of people also makes cities the places where the battle for a green recovery from COVID-19 – which is essential to reduce future pandemic risks and fight climate change – can be won.

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29/10/2020

Five Ways to Make Cities Healthier and More Sustainable

Human Wrongs Watch

Cities are growing – and so is the opportunity to make them sustainable

city-parkGood urban planning, including promoting green spaces and sustainable food systems, can have a positive effect on food security and nutrition. It can also help to improve the livelihoods and well-being of people in urban and peri-urban communities. ©Roschetzky Photography/shutterstock.com

(By FAO)* — Over half of the world’s population now lives in cities. With that number expected to rise to 68 percent by 2050, urbanisation is one of the world’s most transformative trends.

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29/10/2020

‘COVID-19 Has Brought into Sharp Focus the Importance of Close-Knit Communities’, Re-Shaped Urban Life around the World

UN-Habitat/Kirsten Milhahn | A residential building in Nairobi, Kenya. According to UN estimates, by 2050 about 68 per cent of the world’s population will be living in urban areas.
29 October 2020 (UN News)* — Top UN officials have highlighted the “extraordinary” contributions of grassroots communities in towns and cities across the world in the face of the coronavirus pandemic, and urged that their unique efforts be built on, during recovery.
28/10/2020

No Country Should Be Forced to Choose between Paying Back Debts or Providing Health Care

Human Wrongs Watch

By OXFAM*

Over the past months, we’ve seen some of the richest countries in the world struggle with the effects of Covid-19 and the health and economic emergency it has brought in its wake. But at least they have the resources to cushion the blows, while poor countries face these huge threats with few resources.

Head nurse Sibongile, 29, assists Viola, 22 with her birthMany countries are burdened with massive amounts of debt owed to richer countries, private banks and multilateral institutions. This has constrained their governments from being able to free up resources to spend on public prevention and response. Photo: Aurelie Marrier D’Unienville/Oxfam
28/10/2020

2020: America’s Déjà Vu?

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By Martha R. Bireda*

Will we as a nation remain submerged in the racism that characterized 1920 America?

Protester against racism
Protester against racism | Image from Wall Street International.

26 October 2020 (Wall Street International)*There are amazing and almost eerie parallels between where America finds itself in 2020 and where the nation was a century ago. In 1920, one hundred years ago, America was in the midst of a pandemic, racial conflict, and a contentious presidential election.

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28/10/2020

The Next President Should Protect Human Rights in the US and End Abuses

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By Human Rights Watch*

10 Key Issues that Demand the Administration’s Immediate Attention

27 October 2020 – Whoever wins the November 3 presidential election has an opportunity  – and a responsibility – to help the United States move forward by making human rights a priority in the next administration.

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28/10/2020

Yemeni Children Suffer Record Rates of Acute Malnutrition, Putting ‘Entire Generation’ at Risk 

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(UN News)* — Yemeni children are suffering acute malnutrition at unprecedented rates as the world’s worst humanitarian crisis grinds on and funding falls far short of what is needed to offset the effects of conflict and  economic collapse, UN agencies said in a statement on Tuesday [27 October 2020].

© WFP/Alaa Noman | A mother visits a health centre in Yemen to seek treatment for her youngest daughter (red hat) who is suffering from malnutrition.

New analysis from the Integrated Food Security Phase Classification (IPC), the global standard for gauging food insecurity, revealed that in some areas more than one in four children were acutely malnourished.

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27/10/2020

Using Traditional and Indigenous Food Resources to Combat Years of Successive Drought

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6105567087_c975a8347f_cSorghum and millet are helping farmers adapt to a warming climate that has seen the third successive year of drought and low rainfall across Zimbabwe. Credit: Isaiah Esipisu/IPS

27 October 2020 (IPS)* — As the coronavirus pandemic has led to decreased incomes and increased food prices across the southern African nation — it is estimated that more than 8 million Zimbabweans will need food aid until the next harvest season in March — Sibanda’s utilisation of traditional and indigenous food resources could provide a solution to food security here.

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