Saturday, April 17, 2021

Syria’s decade of ‘death, destruction, displacement, disease, dread and despair’

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Now is not the moment to reduce humanitarian aid to Syria, the UN Emergency Relief Coordinator told the Security Council on Monday, stressing that...

‘No respite’ for civilians in Syria, UN officials urge international support

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Senior United Nations officials have called on the international community to set up funding for relief programmes supporting millions of people in Syria and...

UN envoy calls for more support to aid Palestinian COVID-19 response

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COVID-19 continues to have a devastating effect on Palestinians, the Secretary-General’s envoy for the Middle East peace process told the Security Council on Thursday, urging greater support for vaccination efforts. Read...

Today, around 21,000 Children Died Around The World

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Around 21,000 children die every day around the world. That is equivalent to: 1 child dying every 4 seconds14 children dying every minuteA 2011 Libya conflict-scale...

War on Terror: 10 years on

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A quick look back over the decade since the 9-11 attacks finds that the neo-conservatives have achieved the opposite of what they set...

Corruption

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Corruption is both a major cause and a result of poverty around the world. It occurs at all levels of society, from local...

Health and poverty; a vicious cycle

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The relationship between health and poverty is reasonably well known; one can exacerbate and contribute to the other in a vicious cycle. This update,...

East Africa Food Crisis 2011

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Into mid-2011, the world’s worst food crisis is being felt in East Africa, in Ethiopia, Somalia and Kenya. Despite successive failed rains, the crisis...

The world is awash with money; trillions hidden offshore

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It seems the world is awash with money, even though most governments are facing economic pressures. Trillions are being hidden away by a...

Surveillance State: NSA Spying and more

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At the start of June 2013, a large number of documents detailing surveillance by intelligence agencies such as the US’s NSA and UK’s...

Global arms sales sharply increased in 2011 compared to 2010

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The latest data covering global arms sales shows that sale of arms in 2011 increased to around $85 billion, 84% of which went...

COP18 – Doha Climate Conference

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An overview of the Climate Change Conference (also known as COP 18), held in Doha, Qatar in December 2012. Predictably and sadly, the same...

Rio+20 UN Conference on Sustainable Development

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Twenty years ago at the 1992 Earth Summit in Rio, countries adopted Agenda 21 — a blueprint to rethink economic growth, advance social...

Attacking Iran Likely Counter-Productive, Think Tank Warns

While a nuclear-armed Iran would pose significant new challenges to the United States and Israel, a military attack by either country to prevent Tehran...

Action on climate change is cheaper than inaction

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Many are afraid that tackling climate change is going to be too costly. But increasingly, studies are showing action will not just be cheaper...