NUMBER OF FIRST TIME ASYLUM SEEKERS IN EU DOUBLES

Sat 25 September 2021: The number of first-time asylum seekers to the European Union has more than doubled over the spring months, Reuters said a report released today by the bloc’s statistics office revealed. Nearly 103,900 first-time asylum seekers applied for international protection in EU countries between April and June of this year, according to Eurostat, up […]

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ONE THIRD KIDS UNDER TWO YEARS OF AGE IN DEVELOPING COUNTRIES ARE NOURISHED -UNICEF

Thu 23 September 2021: Malnutrition has once again been pushed to the forefront by a UNICEF report. The UN’s children’s agency said in a report released on Wednesday that about one-third of children under the age of two years in many developing countries are fed a diet that is necessary for good growth. According to […]

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WHO TIGHTENS AIR POLLUTION GUIDELINES AFTER NEW EVIDENCE ON TOXIC PARTICLES

Thu 23 September 2021: The World Health Organization (WHO) has tightened its air quality guidelines for the first time since 2005, warning that air pollution is one of the biggest environmental threats to human health, causing seven million premature deaths a year. The United Nations health agency said on Wednesday that urgent action was needed […]

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“A DOUBLE DOSE OF INEQUALITY”, AMNESTY BLAMES TOP COVID JAB MAKERS FOR VACCINE INEQUALITY

Wed 22 September 2021: Amnesty International says six leading COVID jab manufacturers are ‘wheeling and dealing in favour of wealthy states’. Six top manufacturers of the COVID-19 vaccine “are fuelling an unprecedented human rights crisis through their refusal to waive intellectual property rights and share vaccine technology”, Amnesty International said in a report. In the […]

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WORLD BANK: HALF OF ALL INTERNAL MIGRANTS COULD BE DRIVEN BY CLIMATE CHANGE

Mon 20 September 2021: The World Bank said 6% of the North Africa population could be displaced by climate change, in its damning Groundswell II report. The report laid bare the extent of climate migrants if world leaders do not clean up their act. In three scenarios tested, it was estimated that a total of […]

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ANONYMOUS BITCOIN CREATOR SATOSHI NAKAMOTO’S STATUE UNVEILED IN HUNGARY

Sat 18 September 2021: In Hungary, a bronze statue honoring Bitcoin’s anonymous founder has been unveiled. According to the statue’s creators, it is the first in the world to honor Satoshi Nakamoto, a pseudonym for the Bitcoin inventor or inventors, whose identity is unknown. The sculpture was revealed in a technology park in Budapest, Hungary’s […]

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AMNESTY CONDEMNS ‘CLIMATE OF IMPUNITY’ OVER IRAN CUSTODY DEATHS

Fri 17 September 2021: Amnesty International has condemned the “climate of impunity” that prevails in Iran over deaths in custody despite reports of more than 70 such cases over the past decade. “Iranian authorities have failed to provide accountability for at least 72 deaths in custody since January 2010, despite credible reports that they resulted […]

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AT LEAST 139.2 MILLION PEOPLE AFFECTED BY CLIMATE AND WEATHER RELATED DISASTERS -REPORT

Fri 17 September 2021: Climate-related disasters killed 17,000 since COVID-19 began, additional 658M people exposed to extreme temperatures According to a report released Thursday, climate-related disasters have impacted the lives of at least 139.2 million people and killed 17,242 individuals since the start of COVID-19. According to the International Federation of Red Cross and Red […]

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EU LAWMAKERS SEEK TO INTENSIFY EFFORTS TO PROTECT ANIMALS USED IN SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH

Thu 16 September 2021: On Thursday, the European Parliament urged that the European Union step up efforts to end the use of animals in scientific research. Animal rights activists applauded the nonbinding resolution, which was passed by a large majority of parliamentarians. “MEPs (Members of European Parliament) request an EU-wide action plan with ambitious and […]

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UN URGES MORATORIUM ON USE OF AI THAT IMPERILS HUMAN RIGHTS

Wed 15 September 2021: Michelle Bachelet, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, has called for a moratorium on the spread of all artificial intelligence (AI) systems that endanger human rights, according to the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights’ office. “UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet on Wednesday stressed the urgent need […]

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