Archive for ‘Migrants and Refugees’

25/03/2020

COVID-19: India Imposes a 21-Day Lockdown, in Line with WHO Guidance

Human Wrongs Watch

(UN News)* — India’s decision to impose a 21-day lockdown, which was announced on Tuesday [24 March 2020], comes after a call from the UN health agency, WHO, for the country to take “aggressive action”.

UN India | Normally bustling streets in cities across India were mostly deserted as the country observed the shutdown.
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s order for the country’s 1.3 billion people to stay home, is an escalation of the 07:00 – 21:00 “Janata curfew” introduced on March 22, and it comes a day after the government grounded all domestic flights.
25/03/2020

Radical Missionaries in the Amazon Put Isolated Tribes at Risk

Covid-19, the disease caused by the new coronavirus could wipe out any of Brazil’s indigenous isolated tribes.

Around 100 isolated groups live in Brazil’s Amazon with 16 of them in the same reserve in the Javari Valley. Around 100 isolated groups live in Brazil’s Amazon with 16 of them in the same reserve in the Javari Valley. | Photo: EFE (Photo posted here from teleSUR’s article).

24 March 2020 (teleSUR)* —  Isolated tribes in the Brazilian Amazon are at high risk of contracting deadly diseases including the coronavirus because of missionaries who swore to convert all of them, a report from the Guardian published Monday revealed.

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25/03/2020

New WHO Recommendations to Prevent Tuberculosis Aim to Save Millions of Lives

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GENEVA, 24 March 2020 (WHO)* — New World Health Organization (WHO) guidance will help countries accelerate efforts to stop people with tuberculosis (TB) infection becoming sick with TB by giving them preventive treatment. 中文 |  Français  | Русский  | Español   |

A quarter of the world‘s population is estimated to be infected with TB bacteria. These people are neither sick nor contagious. However, they are at greater risk of developing TB disease, especially those with weakened immunity.

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25/03/2020

Amidst Pandemic, Now Is the Time for Action to Also Beat the World’s Deadliest Infectious Killer: Tuberculosis, Urges World Health Organization

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(UN News)*As countries across the world grapple with the COVID-19 pandemic, the UN Health agency reminded everyone on Tuesday [24 March 2020], World Tuberculosis Day 2020, that TB remains the world’s most deadly infectious disease.

UNDP/Aurélia Rusekn|nA Somali refugee who was diagnosed with tuberculosis in 2017 holds her chest x-ray in a camp in Djibouti where she lives with her family.
According to the World Health Organization (WHO), a quarter of the global population is estimated to be infected with TB bacteria.
24/03/2020

Civilized, Barbarians, Savages

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By Antonio C. S. Rosa | Editor – TRANSCEND Media Service*

A civilization or culture is defined as a set of customs, traditions, ethics, values, language, music, dance, gastronomy, clothing, religion, and social and political organization of a people, ethnic group, tribe, or nation.

British scholars of the 19th century classified the peoples and races as Civilized, Barbarians and Savages, based on their respective “evolutions.” Such classification was based primarily on three factors:

  1. Charles Darwin’s Theory of Evolution;
  2. the Industrial Revolution in the beginning of industrial capitalism; and
  3. the Reformation of the Catholic Church, the schism from which Protestantism arose.

False premises that led to false conclusions.

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24/03/2020

White Supremacists, Yellow Peril and “Chinese Virus” Add to a Volatile Political Mix

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UNITED NATIONS, Mar 24 2020 (IPS)* – When US President Donald Trump repeatedly characterized the fast-spreading COVID-19 as a “Chinese virus” last week, it prompted some white supremacists to resurrect an age old ethnic slur against Chinese and East Asians: the “Yellow Peril” which, in a bygone era, was touted as a xenophobic threat to the Western world.

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Credit: United Nations

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24/03/2020

Observing Elites Manipulate Our Fear: COVID-19, Propaganda and Knowledge

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By Robert J. Burrowes, Ph.D. – TRANSCEND Media Service*

While humans stand on the brink of precipitating our own extinction, with the prospects of now averting this remote – see ‘Human Extinction Now Imminent and Inevitable? A Report on the State of Planet Earth’ – virtually everyone remains unaware of the critical nature of our plight.

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Robert J. Burrowes,

Moreover, the ongoing human death toll from the activities that are generating this crisis numbers in the many millions each year while the number of species driven to extinction is estimated at 200 per day.

In contrast, a virus that is killing a very small proportion of the minuscule number it has infected is causing panic in many countries around the world, devastating the travel and tourism industries while emptying supermarket shelves of food and that apparently most vital of commodities: toilet paper.

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23/03/2020

Germany Already FLATTENING the Curve of Covid-19 Infections, Says Public Health Chief

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23 March 2020 (RT)* – The head of Germany’s public health institute claims that the rate of new coronavirus infection in the country is showing signs of flattening, highlighting the success of social distancing measures adopted nationwide.

23/03/2020

Setting Emotional Boundaries in Relationships

22 March 2020 (Wall Street International)* — Have you ever felt taken for granted in your relationships? Have you taken care of others needs more than yourself, to the point of exhaustion? Do you find it difficult to say no? Have you struggled with getting yourself heard and acknowledged? If your answer is yes, you are not alone.
Setting emotional boundaries in relationships is a conscious process
Setting emotional boundaries in relationships is a conscious process | Image from Wall Street International.
22/03/2020

World Meteorological Day

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