Locust Swarms, Floods and Coronvirus Strike Somalia

Devastating floods, swarms of desert locusts and the widespread impact of the coronavirus have struck residents in Somalia. Nearly 500,000 people have been displaced by recent flooding in the country’s central regions, whilst food supplies have been threatened by the invasion of locusts. UN officials have warned that the combined effect of these issues plus … Read more Locust Swarms, Floods and Coronvirus Strike Somalia

UN Chief on COVID-19 and People on the Move

António Guterres (United Nations Secretary-General) on COVID-19 and People on the Move. COVID-19 continues to devastate lives and livelihoods around the globe — hitting the most vulnerable the hardest. This is particularly true for millions of people on the move — such as refugees and internally displaced persons who are forced to flee their homes … Read more UN Chief on COVID-19 and People on the Move

Civilians in Armed Conflict & other topics – Daily Briefing (27 May 2020)

Noon briefing by Stéphane Dujarric, Spokesperson for the Secretary-General. Highlights: – Security Council – Protection of Civilians in Armed Conflict – High-Level Event on Financing for Development – ECOSOC – Women’s Participation in Peacebuilding – Afghanistan – Cyclone Amphan – Airline Crash – Africa Day – Syria – Peacekeeping Support to COVID-19 Response – World … Read more Civilians in Armed Conflict & other topics – Daily Briefing (27 May 2020)

Idlib’s displaced: Syrians return home for Eid celebrations

People in Syria’s last rebel stronghold are celebrating Eid al Fitr, the holiday that ends the fasting month of Ramadan. Many of those displaced by government air raids are now returning to their homes in Idlib for the first time since a ceasefire was put in place in March. Traumatised and distressed, these families still … Read more Idlib’s displaced: Syrians return home for Eid celebrations

Covid-19: UNHCR calls for support for displaced Venezuelans

Aid agencies call for support for displaced Venezuelans. Filippo Grandi, UN High Commissioner for Refugees, was France 24’s guest. Subscribe to France 24 now: http://f24.my/youtubeEN FRANCE 24 live news stream: all the latest news 24/7 http://f24.my/YTliveEN Visit our website: http://www.france24.com Subscribe to our YouTube channel: http://f24.my/youtubeEN Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/FRANCE24.English Follow us on Twitter: … Read more Covid-19: UNHCR calls for support for displaced Venezuelans

Verified initiative to combat COVID-19 misinformation & other topics – Daily Briefing (21 May 2020)

Noon briefing by Stéphane Dujarric, Spokesperson for the Secretary-General. Highlights: – Secretary-General/Asia-Pacific – Deputy Secretary-General/Labour – Deputy Secretary-General/Financing for Development – Deputy Secretary-General/BBC/Diversity – Protection of Civilians Report – Verified Initiative to Combat COVID-19 Misinformation – Economic and Social Council – Security Council/Somalia – Central African Republic – Syria – Yemen – Lebanon – Bangladesh … Read more Verified initiative to combat COVID-19 misinformation & other topics – Daily Briefing (21 May 2020)

More displacement in East Africa as Lake Victoria swells

Record floods have devastated East Africa this rainy season with almost half a million people displaced. Lake Victoria is Africa’s largest lake and connects Tanzania, Kenya and Uganda. It is at its highest recorded level. Al Jazeera’s Malcolm Webb reports on what that means for the communities living around the lake. – Subscribe to our … Read more More displacement in East Africa as Lake Victoria swells

Rising CAR unrest threatens to reignite war

Rising violence in the Central African Republic is threatening to plunge the country back into war. Fighting has intensified between ethnic groups and armed gangs vying for territory. Aid workers say they are unable to help thousands of people who have been displaced by the conflict. Al Jazeera’s Ahmed Idris reports. – Subscribe to our … Read more Rising CAR unrest threatens to reignite war

Samantha Power: ‘US is pulling away from its democratic allies’ | Talk to Al Jazeera

In September 2016, nearly two months before the then-presidential candidate Donald Trump’s election, United States President Barack Obama spoke at the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA). “As I address this hall as president for the final time, let me recount the progress that we’ve made,” he said, “A quarter-century after the end of the Cold … Read more Samantha Power: ‘US is pulling away from its democratic allies’ | Talk to Al Jazeera

South Sudan fears COVID-19 spread in displacement camps

South Sudan has begun to see COVID-19 spreading to camps for internally displaced persons. Nearly 200,000 people live in such compounds run by the United Nations. Subscribe to us on YouTube: https://goo.gl/lP12gA Download our APP on Apple Store (iOS): https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/cctvnews-app/id922456579?l=zh&ls=1&mt=8 Download our APP on Google Play (Android): https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.imib.cctv Follow us on: Website: https://www.cgtn.com/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ChinaGlobalTVNetwork/ … Read more South Sudan fears COVID-19 spread in displacement camps

Educating Syria’s Lost Generation | Al Jazeera Close Up

“The bombings were getting closer and closer,” says Dr Nasser Alzhouri. As the war in Syria raged, the Alzhouri family home burned down. Alzhouri and his son, Suliman, set off for Lebanon. The only thing Alzhouri took with him was his degree certificate. Unbeknown to his father, Suliman had snuck back into their house to … Read more Educating Syria’s Lost Generation | Al Jazeera Close Up

Ruby Princess Cruise Ship, Investigated for Virus Infections, Arrives in Manila Bay

A cruise ship being investigated in Australia for sparking coronavirus infections has sailed into Philippine waters to bring Filipino crew members home. The Philippine coast guard said Thursday the Ruby Princess has arrived in Manila Bay, where at least 16 other cruise ships have converged while waiting for over 5,000 Filipino crew members to be … Read more Ruby Princess Cruise Ship, Investigated for Virus Infections, Arrives in Manila Bay

Victory in Europe Day: How an Artist Born to Holocaust Survivors Finds Light in Darkness

Artist Mindy Weisel, born in a displaced-persons camp to Holocaust survivors, tells how she finds light in the darkness through her work. #VictoryDay #Victory75 Subscribe to our YouTube channel: https://bit.ly/2TwO8Gm QUICKTAKE ON SOCIAL: Follow QuickTake on Twitter: twitter.com/quicktake Like QuickTake on Facebook: facebook.com/quicktake Follow QuickTake on Instagram: instagram.com/quicktake Subscribe to our newsletter: https://bit.ly/2FJ0oQZ Email us … Read more Victory in Europe Day: How an Artist Born to Holocaust Survivors Finds Light in Darkness

How a Holocaust Survivors’ Daughter Finds Light in Darkness Through Art

Mindy Weisel, a Holocaust survivors’ daughter born in the displaced persons camp at Bergen-Belsen right after the war, tells how she finds light in darkness through her artwork, writing and lecturing around the world with the Alfred Landecker Foundation, which is dedicated to educating current and future generations about the Holocaust. Subscribe to our YouTube … Read more How a Holocaust Survivors’ Daughter Finds Light in Darkness Through Art