UNICEF seeks $27.5 million to step up cholera response in Haiti — Global Issues

The outbreak began two months ago and is unfolding amid economic crisis and rising insecurity due to gang violence.  Ninety per cent of confirmed cases have been in areas with a high burden of severe acute malnutrition. A ‘triple threat’ Children suffering from the condition, which is also known as…

Netflix biodrama draws attention to real-life refugee-turned-Olympian — Global Issues

Communications chief Melissa Fleming also called the Netflix film The Swimmers, “a wakeup call” and a “hugely welcome step” for everyone to stand in solidarity with refugees.  Although Yusra and Sara Mardini were forced to flee Syria’s civil war in 2015, the biographical drama, which Netflix dropped on Wednesday, makes…

Fez Forum concludes with spotlight on Morrocco’s model of tolerance and co-existence — Global Issues

Speaking at a joint press conference, Miguel Angel Moratinos, the High Representative of the UNAOC, and Nasser Bourita, the Minister of Foreign Affairs, African Cooperation and Moroccan Expatriates, spoke about the Forum and its results. They also hailed the large, high-level participation that enriched the dialogue that took place during…

Pan-African Approach to Tackle Food Insecurity Arising from Conflict and Climate Shocks — Global Issues

Pan-African initiatives to boost food production and research and development could increase yields on farms on the continent. Credit: Joyce Chimbi/IPS by Joyce Chimbi (nairobi) Tuesday, November 22, 2022 Inter Press Service Nairobi, Nov 22 (IPS) – Upheaval on the global stage, the war in Ukraine, conflict in the Horn of…

Resumption of executions for drug offences ‘deeply regrettable’, UN rights office says — Global Issues

Spokesperson Liz Throssell said executions have been taking place almost daily over the past two weeks, following the end of a 21-month official moratorium.  “The resumption of executions for drug-related offences in Saudi Arabia is a deeply regrettable step, all the more so coming just days after a wide majority…

40 people killed in protests over past week – OHCHR — Global Issues

The development came amid ongoing nationwide protests sparked by the death in custody of Jina Mahsa Amini.  The 22-year-old from Iran’s Kurdistan region was arrested by Iran’s so-called “morality police” on 13 September for not wearing her hijab properly.  According to OHCHR, thousands have been detained throughout the country for…

Stronger action required to address changing dynamics of piracy in the Gulf of Guinea — Global Issues

Presenting the Secretary-General’s latest report on the issue, Martha Pobee, an Assistant Secretary-General in the Department of Political and Peacebuilding Affairs (DPPA), warned of a shifting situation that will require greater response. The decline in incidents is the result of concerted efforts by national authorities, supported by regional and international…

UNEP honours five protectors of Mother Earth — Global Issues

A conservationist, a sustainable waste management enterprise, an economist, a women’s rights activist, and a wildlife biologist were selected from nearly 2,200 nominations – a new submission record.  UNEP’s annual Champions of the Earth award is the UN’s highest environmental honour, which recognizes individuals and organizations from a number of fields, including…