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10.09.2014

Community engagement to be intensified in the fight against Ebola in West Africa

Community engagement to be intensified in the fight against Ebola in West Africa

Africa News – 10.September.2014 · Posted in APO-OPA DAKAR, Sénégal, September 10, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Gathered at a Forum on Ebola communication and prevention convened in Dakar by the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC)… »

10.09.2014

UN Urges Prosecution to End Impunity for Drug Trafficking on High Seas

Human Wrongs Watch 9 September 2014 – The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) hosted a special event on the rise of narcotics trafficking on maritime southern routes, particularly the Indian Ocean, advocating that drug traffickers caught in international waters be prosecuted. Opium poppy… »

09.09.2014

Ebola: African Union Holds Emergency Talks as Study Points to Potential Vaccine

By Democracy Now! The African Union is holding an emergency meeting on the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. More than 2,000 people have been killed, and the United Nations has warned the toll could hit 20,000 before the virus is contained. Hopes were slightly raised over the weekend as… »

06.09.2014

West Africa: Ebola Outbreak Puts Harvests at Risk, Sends Food Prices Shooting Up

West Africa: Ebola Outbreak Puts Harvests at Risk, Sends Food Prices Shooting Up

  Human Wrongs Watch Rome – Disruptions in food trade and marketing in the three West African countries most affected by Ebola have made food increasingly expensive and hard to come by, while labor shortages are putting the upcoming harvest season at serious risk, FAO on 2 September 2014… »

05.09.2014

Over 800,000 People Commit Suicide Every Year – Around One Person Every 40 Seconds

Over 800,000 People Commit Suicide Every Year – Around One Person Every 40 Seconds

Human Wrongs Watch 4 September 2014 – More than 800,000 people commit suicide every year – around one person every 40 seconds – according to the United Nations health agency’s first global report on suicide prevention, which was published today. “This report is a call for action to address… »

02.09.2014

Seven Reasons to Claim Water for Life, Not for Coal

Seven Reasons to Claim Water for Life, Not for Coal

Human Wrongs Watch By Helena Meresman*, 1 September, 2014, Greenpeace – Safe, affordable and accessible water is one of our planet’s scarcest natural resources. Many people don’t have access to fresh water for sanitation, agriculture, or even to drink. Yet, global water consumption by the power sector is growing; it’s expected to more… »

02.09.2014

Arab Region Has World’s Fastest Growing HIV Epidemic

By Mona Alami BEIRUT, Sep 1 2014 (IPS) – At a time when HIV rates have stabilised or declined elsewhere, the epidemic is still advancing in the Arab world, exacerbated by factors such as political unrest, conflict, poverty and lack of awareness due to social… »

31.08.2014

International Overdose Awareness Day — 180,000 Drug Related Deaths… Each Year

International Overdose Awareness Day — 180,000 Drug Related Deaths… Each Year

  Human Wrongs Watch 31 August 2014 — According to the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) World Drug Report 2014, there are approximately 180,000 drug related deaths each year, most of them due to preventable overdoses. Opioid overdose makes up the largest category, affecting mainly young… »

31.08.2014

Lebanon — Milk for Health and… Wealth

Lebanon — Milk for Health and… Wealth

Georgette comes home and sets the table. She brings out a large variety of cheeses and cold drinks, all labelled with the name of the company she owns. Her husband, Pascal, has invited neighbors to join them at the dinner table and taste the foods from their own production. However,… »

30.08.2014

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

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… »

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