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24.08.2016 ANDES, Agencia pública de noticias del Ecuador y Suramérica

Ecuador expresses its concern for inadequate response to “serious incident” in its embassy in London

Ecuador expresses its concern for inadequate response to “serious incident” in its embassy in London

Quito,  Aug 23 (Andes).- The Ecuadorian government expressed Tuesday its concern for the inadequate response by British Authorities after the “serious incident” reported on the 22nd in the embassy in London, when a man attempted to get inside the building where Julian Assange has been holed up. “The Ecuadorian government expresses… »

24.08.2016 IDN InDepthNews

Revisiting the Humanitarian Summit and Looking Ahead

Revisiting the Humanitarian Summit and Looking Ahead

Interview with Stephen O’Brien by Africa Renewal’s Franck Kuwonu Stephen O’Brien is the United Nations Under-Secretary-General for humanitarian affairs and emergency relief coordinator. In May 2016 in Istanbul, Turkey, he oversaw the first-ever global humanitarian summit where representatives of 173 countries as well as NGOs, the private sector and civil society,… »

23.08.2016 Human Wrongs Watch

The Time Is Ripe to Act against Drought

The Time Is Ripe to Act against Drought

Human Wrongs Watch By Monique Barbut*,  Executive Secretary of the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification  WINDHOEK, Aug 18 2016 (IPS) – Let us start with some good news.  Sort of.  The strongest El Niño in 35 years is coming… »

19.08.2016 Deutsche Welle

Doctors Without Borders evacuating hospital staff from Yemen

Doctors Without Borders evacuating hospital staff from Yemen

Doctors Without Borders (MSF) has said it was evacuating its staff from Yemen following an air strike that killed 19 people at a clinic. The Saudi-led coalition expressed regret and proposed a meeting with the charity. MSF said it was withdrawing its staff from hospitals it supports in volatile northern… »

18.08.2016 Prensa Latina

Argentinean priests show solidarity with Milagro Sala

Argentinean priests show solidarity with Milagro Sala

Buenos Aires, Aug 18 (Prensa Latina) Around 70 priests of the ”Option for the Poor” movement today join a hunger strike in solidarity with the Argentinean parliamentarian and social leader Milagro Sala, considered a political prisoner. The priests will fast for 24 hours from midnight tonight in solidarity with the… »

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