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Refugees Perish at “Alarming” Rate on Dangerous Crossing to Europe – UN

  Human Wrongs Watch The United Nations refugee agency on 2 October 2014 reported that new data on irregular crossings of the Mediterranean in the third quarter of 2013 show an alarming increase in the numbers of people perishing while…

Less Chemicls, More Agro-ecology, Climate-smart Agriculture, Bio-technology and GMO to Feed Nine Billion People

Human Wrongs Watch Rome — In order to move towards more sustainable agriculture, a broader approach is needed to overhaul the world’s food system, the head of the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) on 29 September 2014  said,…

Israeli airline criticized over Orthodox Jews ‘bullying’ women passengers

  Human Wrongs Watch By Russia Today (RT)*, 1 October 2014 — Israel’s national airline El Al has been petitioned to “stop the bullying, intimidation and discrimination against women” on its flights by ultra-Orthodox Jews who refuse to be seated next to women…

Nearly Half the World’s Older Persons Lack Pensions

  Human Wrongs Watch 52 per cent of older persons receive a pension, but levels are inadequate and the trend has been worsened by fiscal consolidation, ILO report says. Geneva (ILO)* – Nearly half – 48 per cent – of all people over…

Europe Must Help Combat Hunger, Malnutrition — Failure Will Only Boost Migration, Stoke Conflicts

  Human Wrongs Watch European governments must help combat hunger and malnutrition on a global level, as failure to do so will only boost migration flows and stoke conflicts,FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva. “Food insecurity and conflict go hand in…

Loss amid the Rubble in Gaza

  Human Wrongs Watch By Catherine Weibel (UNICEF*) – For a young girl who lost her father and sister in the recent conflict in Gaza, returning to school is one step in a long process of recovery. GAZA, State of Palestine, 30…

‘Zero Hunger Is Not Just a Dream’

  Human Wrongs Watch Rome/New York — Global peace and sustainable development cannot be achieved without ending hunger, FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva on 25 September 2014, told participants at a high-level UN meeting in New York.   “Food security…

A Permanent Memorial to Slave Trade at UN Called ‘The Arak of Return’

  Human Wrongs Watch On 26 September 2014, at a high level ceremony on the margins of the UN General Assembly, the representatives of six nations – The Netherlands, New Zealand, Qatar, Senegal, Jamaica and Spain – marked the financing…

Lebanon Hosts the Highest Ratio Per Capita of Refugees in the World

  Human Wrongs Watch The Office of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has registered over 950,000 Syrian refugees in Lebanon – now constituting 25 per cent of the total population.   One year after its inaugural meeting, the…

Ukraine – Truce or Trojan Horse: Retreat, Re-Armament and Relaunch

  Human Wrongs Watch By Prof. James Petras*, September 2014 – TRANSCEND Media Service –  The NATO proxy war in the Ukraine started with the violent US-EU-sponsored overthrow of the elected government via a mob putsch in February 2014. This was well…

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