6th Anniversary of the genocidal campaign against the Yazidi Minority (3 August 2020)

Join LIVE United Nations officials, government representatives and Yazidi advocates including @NadiaMuradBasee and Barrister Amal Clooney in commemorating the 6th anniversary of the Yazidi Genocide. Restoring the Yazidi Community in Iraq in the Aftermath of the Genocidal Campaign. On August 3rd 2014, the so-called Islamic State (ISIL) began a genocidal campaign against the Yazidi ethno-religious … Read more 6th Anniversary of the genocidal campaign against the Yazidi Minority (3 August 2020)

Australia’s fires ‘killed or harmed three billion animals’ – BBC News

Nearly three billion animals were killed or displaced during Australia’s devastating bushfires of the past year, scientists say. The findings meant it was one of “worst wildlife disasters in modern history”, said the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF), which commissioned the report. Mega blazes swept across every Australian state last summer, scorching bush and … Read more Australia’s fires ‘killed or harmed three billion animals’ – BBC News

3 billion animals hit by Australia wildfires: WWF

Nearly three billion koalas, kangaroos and other native Australian animals were killed or displaced by bushfires in 2019 and 2020, a study said on Tuesday, triple the previous estimates. Subscribe: http://smarturl.it/reuterssubscribe Reuters brings you the latest business, finance and breaking news video from around the globe. Our reputation for accuracy and impartiality is unparalleled. Get … Read more 3 billion animals hit by Australia wildfires: WWF

Almost 3 billion animals affected by Australian bushfires

WARNING: GRAPHIC CONTENT OF DEAD ANIMALS Nearly 3 billion animals have been killed or displaced by the devastating 2019-2020 bushfire season, according to scientists who have revealed for the first time the scale of the impact on the country’s native wildlife. An estimated 143 million mammals, 180 million birds, 51 million frogs and a staggering … Read more Almost 3 billion animals affected by Australian bushfires

Nearly one-third of Bangladesh affected by monsoon floods

Nearly one-third of Bangladesh is currently affected by flooding, leaving two million people needing help. Many of those displaced are living in temporary shelters, while others are being forced to take refuge near highways or bridges. More than 100 people have died so far. Health officials say thousands have fallen victim to water-borne diseases. The … Read more Nearly one-third of Bangladesh affected by monsoon floods

More than 100 killed, thousands displaced by India floods

More than 100 people have been killed and tens of thousands displaced by floods in northeast India. Flooding is common during the monsoon season. But it is posing an extra challenge this year, as the government tries to stop the spread of the coronavirus. Al Jazeera’s Elizabeth Puranam reports from New Delhi. – Subscribe to … Read more More than 100 killed, thousands displaced by India floods

Will China change its policy on dams? | Inside Story

It’s been described as a once-in-a-generation event. Floods have swamped large parts of Southern & Central China after the worst torrential rains in decades. Many people are dead or missing. Whole villages are inundated and millions of people displaced. The economic losses in dollars are believed to be in the billions. Nearly two months of … Read more Will China change its policy on dams? | Inside Story

Covid-19 Excerbates Yemen’s Crisis

Coronavirus fears are forcing Yemenis to flee their homes. Covid-19 scapegoating is triggering fresh displacement in Yemen, warned the United Nations migration agency. Latest data from the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) said more than 10,000 people who fled their homes since the start of April cited fear of infection, or the impact of the … Read more Covid-19 Excerbates Yemen’s Crisis

Floods in India, Nepal displace nearly 4 million

Nearly four million people in India’s northeastern state of Assam and neighboring Nepal have been displaced by heavy flooding from monsoon rains, with dozens missing as deaths rose to at least 189, government officials said on Sunday. Subscribe: http://smarturl.it/reuterssubscribe Reuters brings you the latest business, finance and breaking news video from around the globe. Our … Read more Floods in India, Nepal displace nearly 4 million

Appeal to fight COVID-19 & other topics – Daily Briefing

Noon briefing by Stéphane Dujarric, Spokesperson for the Secretary-General. Highlights: – Humanitarian Appeal – Mali – Bolivia – Sustainable Development – Poverty – Iraq – Yemen – Cabo Verde – South Sudan – Sudan – SD Congo – Latin America – Food Security – Financial Contribution HUMANITARIAN APPEAL Later today, the UN Office for the … Read more Appeal to fight COVID-19 & other topics – Daily Briefing

Floods leave millions displaced in India, China, Indonesia

Rescuers are searching for survivors after severe flooding in some of Asia’s most populous countries. Heavy rains across the Indian subcontinent have left millions displaced. Meanwhile, China is experiencing its worst floods in 30 years. Mudslides are also hampering relief efforts in Indonesia, Al Jazeera’s Jessica Washington reports from Jakarta. – Subscribe to our channel: … Read more Floods leave millions displaced in India, China, Indonesia

How does China battle natural disasters like flood?

China’s Ministry of Water Resources (MWR) on Sunday raised the emergency response for flood control to Level II, the second-highest in the response system, as heavy downpours continued to lash vast stretches of the country. Since July 4, floods have been observed in 212 rivers nationwide, among which 19 topped previous water level records. The … Read more How does China battle natural disasters like flood?

Young refugees get clean start-Tackling Youth Employment in Niger

One in six young people have stopped working since the onset of COVID 19 according to latest figures from the International Labour organisation (ILO) Before the crisis young people aged 15-24 were already two to three times more likely than adults to be un- or underemployed with more than 267 million young people not in … Read more Young refugees get clean start-Tackling Youth Employment in Niger

Assam Floods: 2 Million Displaced in India’s Northeastern State

Dozens have died in floods and mudslides in northeastern India’s Assam state from more than two weeks of heavy rains that caused one of Asia’s largest rivers to overflow, officials said. The Brahmaputra River continued to wreak havoc, displacing more than 2 million people, the officials said. Vast tracts were still underwater with 26 of … Read more Assam Floods: 2 Million Displaced in India’s Northeastern State

Syria aid deal: UNSC manages to keep only one crossing open

Millions of displaced Syrians will now have only one Turkish border crossing to receive aid after several attempts to keep a second crossing open failed to pass at the United Nations Security Council. Russia, backed by China, had been pushing to shut down one of the two border crossings that were still open. Al Jazeera’s … Read more Syria aid deal: UNSC manages to keep only one crossing open