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World Health Organization Identifies Countries at Risk for Spread of Ebola Human Wrongs Watch

Human Wrongs Watch 29 August 2014 – The United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) has identified six countries at risk for spread of the Ebola virus disease, adding that it is working with them to ensure that full surveillance, preparedness and response plans are in place. “The following countries share land borders or major transportation connections with the affected countries and are therefore at ri ...

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The War for Nothing

Human Wrongs Watch By Uri Avnery 30 August 2014 AFTER 50 DAYS, the war is over. Hallelujah. On the Israeli side: 71 dead, among them 66 soldiers, 1 child. On the Palestinian side: 2,143 dead, 577 of them children, 263 women, 102 elderly. 11,230 injured. 10,800 buildings destroyed. 8,000 partially destroyed. About 40,000 damaged homes. Among the damaged buildings: 277 schools, 10 hospitals, 70 mosques, 2 chu ...

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Half of all Syrians Forced to Abandon their Homes, Flee for their Lives

29 August 2014 – Three million Syrians will have registered as refugees outside of their country today, the UN refugee agency reported, amid accounts of increasingly horrifying conditions inside their homeland – cities where populations are surrounded, people are going hungry and civilians are being targeted or indiscriminately killed.   A news release issued by the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) ...

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NO to subversive eletist TTIP

Tomorrow there are 610 events planned across the UK, from Wells to Aberdeen, central London to Orkney, Northern Ireland to Cornwall. 9,305 members of 38 Degrees are turning out to sound the alarm about TTIP - the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership  also known as the Transatlantic Free Trade Area (TAFTA). 38 Degrees sent out a missive saying… “If this dangerous trade deal isn’t fixed or scrapped, ...

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International Day against Nuclear Tests

Today (29 Aug) is the International Day against Nuclear Testing, a UN-initiated day to work against nuclear testing and to commemorate those whose lives have been damaged over the years by the nuclear tests carried out by the US, Russia, the UK, France, China, India, Pakistan, and most recently the DPRK. The day was initiated by a unanimous resolution in the UN General Assembly, in December 2009, sponsored ...

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UN Climate Summit 2014 — Change Is In The Air!

New York, 27 August 2014 — Climate change is not a far-off problem. It is happening now and is having very real consequences on people’s lives. Climate change is disrupting national economies, costing us dearly today and even more tomorrow. But there is a growing recognition that affordable, scalable solutions are available now that will enable us all to leapfrog to cleaner, more resilient economies, the UN ...

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WHO issues “roadmap” to scale up international response to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa

GINEBRA, Suiza, 28 de agosto 2014 Organización Prensa / Africana (APO) / - La Organización Mundial de la Salud publica hoy una "hoja de ruta" para orientar y coordinar la respuesta internacional al brote de la enfermedad del virus del Ébola en África Occidental.   El objetivo es detener la transmisión de Ebola en curso en todo el mundo dentro de 6-9 meses, mientras que la gestión rápida de las consecue ...

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“Security Arc” forms amidst Middle East terror

"Many observers are correct in noting that the Middle East is undergoing yet another seismic shift - that the Russian-brokered destruction of Syria’s chemical weapons arsenal, a US-Iranian rapprochement, the diminished strategic value of Saudi Arabia and Israel, and a US withdrawal from Afghanistan will all contribute to changing regional dynamics considerably. But what is this new direction? Where will it ...

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Desperate struggle against starvation in South Sudan

By Mike Pflanz*, (UNICEF) – As a food crisis threatens millions in conflict-stricken South Sudan, families are eating whatever they can to survive. Without more urgent international help, many will likely die of starvation.* KIECH KUON, South Sudan, 25 August 2014 – In the field next to Nyakaka Wal’s home in rural South Sudan, maize plants stand tall and dense, an acre or more of desperately needed food slo ...

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U.S., Ukraine: Russian Forces Stage Cross-Border Attacks

The U.S. and Ukrainian governments are accusing Russia of launching a new cross-border operation to back separatist rebels in eastern Ukraine. On Wednesday, officials in Washington and Kiev said Russian forces had moved across the border for the third time this week, effectively opening a third front in Ukraine’s battle with the rebels. State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki said Russia has launched a count ...

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