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UN: Famine Is Imminent in Ethiopia's Embattled Tigray Region

AP News Radio

00:44 sec | 1 year ago

UN: Famine Is Imminent in Ethiopia's Embattled Tigray Region

"The United Nations says famine is imminent in Ethiopia's embattled Tigray region and in the country's north the U. N.'s humanitarian chief mark Lowcock warns the service that hundreds of thousands of people or more will die he says degraded calling me this be destroyed along with businesses crops on farms and the international community needs to really step up including through the provision of money no one knows how many thousands of civilians or combatants have been killed six months of political tensions between Ethiopian president update on his government and the Tigray leaders who once dominated Ethiopia's government exploded into war last November I'm Charles de Ledesma

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Monday’s blaze uprooted more than 45,000 mostly ethnic Rohingya

UN News

01:23 min | 1 year ago

Monday’s blaze uprooted more than 45,000 mostly ethnic Rohingya

"The reindeer refugees who lost everything in a massive at a camp in southern bangladesh. Need the world support more than ever. That's the message from the. Us emergency relief. Chief mark lowcock his released fourteen million dollars from a central fund to support thousands of families that coupon camp in southern bangladesh. Monday's blaze up rooted more than forty. Five thousand mostly ethnic ringer. The cause of the fire is still unknown. As is the exact number of casualties at the camp. You in children's fund spokesperson. James elder told you a news shortly after the blaze was brought under control u. n. team on the ground have been reporting. I've the last twelve hours that they have not really seen anything at the scale and intensity that has ripped through homes. You've got ten people living in a small shanty as a family or as an extended family so you end reporting at the moment that at least fifteen people dead four hundred missing tens of thousands so again already living a very difficult situation tens of thousands of lost what they call their homes. And what have a mega positions. They had a statement on thursday. Mr lowcock described the refugees who fled what top officials of liken to ethnic cleansing in myanmar. In two thousand seventeen as one of the world's most vulnerable communities they need our support now more than ever as the covid nineteen pandemic continues to take its toll and with the approaching monsoon season. The un emergency relief coordinator explained.

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Warning of famine, UN releases $100M to seven countries

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00:47 sec | 1 year ago

Warning of famine, UN releases $100M to seven countries

"The United Nations humanitarian office is releasing one hundred million dollars in emergency funding to seven countries at risk of famine in Africa and the Middle East amid conflict and precious exhilarated by the cope with nineteen pandemic a U. N. statement overnight since eighty million dollars all the money will go to Afghanistan Burkina Faso Congo Nigeria south Sudan and Yemen well another twenty million has been set aside for anticipated action to fight hunger in Ethiopia where deadly fighting has erupted this month it's rebellious northern Tigray region meanwhile the office chief mark Lowcock says returning to a world without means all common would be obscene I'm Charles de Ledesma

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Catastrophe in Yemen as U.N. warns of famine

THE NEWS with Anthony Davis

01:45 min | 1 year ago

Catastrophe in Yemen as U.N. warns of famine

"Millions of men women and children in war-torn yemen a facing famine again top united nations officials warned yesterday as they appealed for more money to prevent it again. We are on a countdown right now to a catastrophe. Un food chief. David beasley told the un security council. We've been here before. We did almost the same dog and pony show. We sounded the alarm then. The united nations describes yemen is the world's largest humanitarian crisis with eighty of the people in need of help if we chose to look away. There's no doubt in my mind. Yemen will be plunged into a devastating famine within a few short months beasley told the fifteen member council a saudi arabia lead military coalition intervened in yemen in two thousand fifteen backing government forces fighting the iran. Allied houthi group u. n. officials are trying to revive peace talks to end. The war is the country. Suffering is also worsened by an economic and currency collapse and the covid nineteen pandemic in late twenty seventeen. Unh chief mark. Lowcock warned that yemen was then facing the largest famine. The world has seen for many decades with millions of victims. We prevented famine two years ago. Lowcock told the security council more money for the aid. Operation is the quickest and most efficient way to support famine prevention efforts. Right now he said the world body had received less than half of what it needed about one point five billion dollars this year for its humanitarian operations in yemen. Last year it received three billion dollars.

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"chief mark lowcock" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

WNYC 93.9 FM

03:15 min | 2 years ago

"chief mark lowcock" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

"Haven't gone away now there is hunger as well the demo started with the economy but then it went back to slogans about toppling the regime an underground insurgency has never stopped in southern Syria even the rebel militias that were forced to surrender in twenty eighteen hunger means the people of the south have even less to lose according to the exiled Syrian academic Abdullah I'll jump a CD now that the European university institute in some communities people they really do not fear the state or security branches again when you ask people why this is the case at all because we lived in war we lived under the rule of the Islamic state or some other radical groups and we tried to resist from within we need not fear the heavily armed rebels so what makes them different from the state so the experience and the behaviors civilians have adopted during wartime as that is really shaping of the inter act with the state today yeah on Sunday a pro side rally was organized in dera and the south by the local government and the ruling Baath they condemned harsh US sanctions coming into force this week the cold this season ranked commemorating the code name of a minute tree photographer who escaped from Syria with fifty three thousand two hundred and seventy five images of torture and death taken inside the regime's prisons if applied to the letter the sanctions could wipe out much of what's left of the Syrian economy Syrians are hungry now all nice in a way which wasn't true one or two years ago all this is happening says the U. N. humanitarian chief mark Lowcock as the economic consequences of covered nineteen start kicking in what we're projecting globally as a doubling of the people across the planet who will be a starvation levels of hunger food prices it double that that the last year say Renee and status related to the impact of kind of a nineteen on the global economic situation and in particular the inextricable linkage between Lebanon the Lebanese economy on the banking crisis there in the Syrian economy this isn't an opportunity finally to topple president asset according to Robert Ford the last U. S. ambassador to Syria the Russians have helped it win a military victory unquestionably by Charlotte side is not going anywhere in any near near term I think there's a hold in western countries that sanctions are so severe that he will be compelled to leave power but that strikes me as a whole rather than and then Alice's since it's not clear what would follow bush are anyway the Russians are left with the Syrian ally whose economically very weak in a sense they have a large debt albatross hung around their necks the.

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"chief mark lowcock" Discussed on AP News

AP News

12:49 min | 2 years ago

"chief mark lowcock" Discussed on AP News

"You are now monitoring chief mark Lowcock says the peak of the pandemic is not expected to hit the world's poorest countries for 3 to 6 months box he says there's already evidence of incomes of plummeting and jobs disappearing food supplies falling and prices soaring and children missing vaccinations and meals since the original up here on March 25 the U. S. as $1000000000 has been raised to support efforts across 37 fragile countries to tackle Colby 19 the updated appeal includes 9 additional vulnerable countries I'm sorry I shockingly the CDC official told the AP the guide was supposed to be published last week but scientists were told it would never see the light of day the trump administration has been closely controlling the release of guidance and information during the pandemic but White House press secretary Kaylee McEntee says the focus is on states the governor led effort first of all let me emphasize that the president has said the governor's make the decisions as to how to move forward and we encourage them to follow our phased approach the lack of real time public information from government experts has struck many current and former public health officials as dangerous at Donahue Washington Italians are using a rapid to private blood tests to check for the new coronavirus as the health care system struggles to afford to do swab test on the general population many private laboratories are offering private blood tests for around $37 guaranteeing a result within 12:00 hours prominent infective disease professor of must see mo Andreani says that rapid serological tests cannot fully assess if the test that person is still a virus carrier but for Andrea onih their rapid tests can still help to see if a person has come into contact with the new virus which will help further investigations the only our lab enrollment which offers same day test has been carrying out on average 100 tests per day I'm sorry I shockingly

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"chief mark lowcock" Discussed on AP News

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11:38 min | 2 years ago

"chief mark lowcock" Discussed on AP News

"The United Nations has announced it's increasing its appeal to fight the corona virus pandemic in 5 job unbearable countries from $2000000000 to 6.$7000000000 you are now monitoring chief mark Lowcock says the peak of the pandemic is not expected to hit the world's poorest countries for 3 to 6 months box he says there's already evidence of incomes of plummeting and jobs are disappearing food supplies falling and prices soaring and children missing vaccinations and meals since the original up here on March 25 the U. S. as $1000000000 has been raised to support efforts across 37 fragile countries to tackle Colby 19 the updated appeal includes 9 additional vulnerable countries I'm sorry I shockingly the trump administration has shelved a guide by the centers for disease control and prevention to re open the country a CDC official told the AP the guide was supposed to be published last week but scientists were told it would never see the light of day the trump administration has been closely controlling the release of guidance and information during the pandemic but White House press secretary Kaylee McEntee says the focus is on states the governor led effort first of all let me emphasize that the president has said the governor's make the decisions as to how to move forward and we encourage them to follow our phased approach the lack of real time public information from government experts has struck many current and former public health officials as dangerous at Donahue Washington

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"chief mark lowcock" Discussed on AP News

AP News

09:58 min | 2 years ago

"chief mark lowcock" Discussed on AP News

"You are now monitoring chief mark Lowcock says the peak of the pandemic is not expected to hit the world's poorest countries for 3 to 6 months box he says there's already evidence of incomes of plummeting and jobs disappearing food supplies falling and prices soaring and children missing vaccinations and meals since the original up here on March 25 the U. S. as $1000000000 has been raised to support efforts across 37 fragile countries to tackle Colby 19 the updated appeal includes 9 additional vulnerable countries I'm sorry I shockingly the CDC official told the AP the guide was supposed to be published last week but scientists were told it would never see the light of day the trump administration has been closely controlling the release of guidance and information during the pandemic but White House press secretary Kaylee McEntee says the focus is on states the governor led effort first of all let me emphasize that the president has said the governor's make the decisions as to how to move forward and we encourage them to follow our phased approach the lack of real time public information from government experts has struck many current and former public health officials as dangerous at Donahue Washington

Colby official AP Kaylee McEntee president Donahue Washington mark Lowcock CDC White House press secretary $1000000000 6 months
"chief mark lowcock" Discussed on AP News

AP News

09:58 min | 2 years ago

"chief mark lowcock" Discussed on AP News

"You are now monitoring chief mark Lowcock says the peak of the pandemic is not expected to hit the world's poorest countries for 3 to 6 months box he says there's already evidence of incomes of plummeting and jobs disappearing food supplies falling and prices soaring and children missing vaccinations and meals since the original up here on March 25 the U. S. as $1000000000 has been raised to support efforts across 37 fragile countries to tackle Colby 19 the updated appeal includes 9 additional vulnerable countries I'm sorry I shockingly the CDC official told the AP the guide was supposed to be published last week but scientists were told it would never see the light of day the trump administration has been closely controlling the release of guidance and information during the pandemic but White House press secretary Kaylee McEntee says the focus is on states the governor led effort first of all let me emphasize that the president has said the governor's make the decisions as to how to move forward and we encourage them to follow our phased approach the lack of real time public information from government experts has struck many current and former public health officials as dangerous at Donahue Washington

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"chief mark lowcock" Discussed on AP News

AP News

13:33 min | 2 years ago

"chief mark lowcock" Discussed on AP News

"The United Nations has announced it's increasing its appeal to fight the corona virus pandemic in 5 job unbearable countries from $2000000000 to 6.$7000000000 you are now monitoring chief mark Lowcock says the peak of the pandemic is not expected to hit the world's poorest countries for 3 to 6 months box he says there's already evidence of incomes of plummeting and jobs are disappearing food supplies falling and prices soaring and children missing vaccinations and meals since the original up here on March 25 the U. S. as $1000000000 has been raised to support efforts across 37 fragile countries to tackle Colby 19 the updated appeal includes 9 additional vulnerable countries I'm sorry I shockingly

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UN appeals for $6.7 billion to fight virus in poor countries

AP News Radio

00:48 sec | 2 years ago

UN appeals for $6.7 billion to fight virus in poor countries

"The United Nations has announced it's increasing its appeal to fight the corona virus pandemic in five job unbearable countries from two billion dollars to six point seven billion dollars you are now monitoring chief mark Lowcock says the peak of the pandemic is not expected to hit the world's poorest countries for three to six months box he says there's already evidence of incomes of plummeting and jobs are disappearing food supplies falling and prices soaring and children missing vaccinations and meals since the original up here on the twenty fifth of March the U. S. as one billion dollars has been raised to support efforts across thirty seven fragile countries to tackle Colby nineteen the updated appeal includes nine additional vulnerable countries I'm sorry I shockingly

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"chief mark lowcock" Discussed on AP News

AP News

10:12 min | 2 years ago

"chief mark lowcock" Discussed on AP News

"You are now monitoring chief mark Lowcock says the peak of the pandemic is not expected to hit the world's poorest countries for 3 to 6 months box he says there's already evidence of incomes of plummeting and jobs disappearing food supplies falling and prices soaring and children missing vaccinations and meals since the original up here on March 25 the U. S. as $1000000000 has been raised to support efforts across 37 fragile countries to tackle Colby 19 the updated appeal includes 9 additional vulnerable countries I'm sorry I shockingly

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"chief mark lowcock" Discussed on AP News

AP News

10:12 min | 2 years ago

"chief mark lowcock" Discussed on AP News

"You are now monitoring chief mark Lowcock says the peak of the pandemic is not expected to hit the world's poorest countries for 3 to 6 months box he says there's already evidence of incomes of plummeting and jobs disappearing food supplies falling and prices soaring and children missing vaccinations and meals since the original up here on March 25 the U. S. as $1000000000 has been raised to support efforts across 37 fragile countries to tackle Colby 19 the updated appeal includes 9 additional vulnerable countries I'm sorry I shockingly

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"chief mark lowcock" Discussed on AP News

AP News

10:12 min | 2 years ago

"chief mark lowcock" Discussed on AP News

"You are now monitoring chief mark Lowcock says the peak of the pandemic is not expected to hit the world's poorest countries for 3 to 6 months box he says there's already evidence of incomes of plummeting and jobs disappearing food supplies falling and prices soaring and children missing vaccinations and meals since the original up here on March 25 the U. S. as $1000000000 has been raised to support efforts across 37 fragile countries to tackle Colby 19 the updated appeal includes 9 additional vulnerable countries I'm sorry I shockingly

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"chief mark lowcock" Discussed on AP News

AP News

10:12 min | 2 years ago

"chief mark lowcock" Discussed on AP News

"The Supreme Court made history this week by holding oral arguments over the phone and had some hiccups along the way on Monday Chief Justice John Roberts appeared to have trouble tracking down one of his flock finally I'm sorry chief and then again Tuesday justice Sotomayor I am sorry chief did it again and then yesterday matter of the Walgreens resurface affect sounded like a toilet flushing but may have been something else earlier justice Stephen Bryer had technical troubles the colorful you started to ring and it cut me off the call and I don't think it was a robo call of the day ended with positive news justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is home after one night in the hospital with an infection she taken part in arguments from her room Sager mag ani Washington you are now monitoring chief mark Lowcock says the peak of the pandemic is not expected to hit the world's poorest countries for 3 to 6 months box he says there's already evidence of incomes of plummeting and jobs disappearing food supplies falling and prices soaring and children missing vaccinations and meals since the original up here on March 25 the U. S. as $1000000000 has been raised to support efforts across 37 fragile countries to tackle Colby 19 the updated appeal includes 9 additional vulnerable countries I'm sorry I shockingly

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UN appeals for $6.7 billion to fight virus in poor countries

AP News Radio

00:36 sec | 2 years ago

UN appeals for $6.7 billion to fight virus in poor countries

"You are now monitoring chief mark Lowcock says the peak of the pandemic is not expected to hit the world's poorest countries for three to six months box he says there's already evidence of incomes of plummeting and jobs disappearing food supplies falling and prices soaring and children missing vaccinations and meals since the original up here on the twenty fifth of March the U. S. as one billion dollars has been raised to support efforts across thirty seven fragile countries to tackle Colby nineteen the updated appeal includes nine additional vulnerable countries I'm sorry I shockingly

Colby Mark Lowcock
UN appeals for $6.7 billion to fight virus in poor countries

AP News Radio

00:36 sec | 2 years ago

UN appeals for $6.7 billion to fight virus in poor countries

"You are now monitoring chief mark Lowcock says the peak of the pandemic is not expected to hit the world's poorest countries for three to six months box he says there's already evidence of incomes of plummeting and jobs disappearing food supplies falling and prices soaring and children missing vaccinations and meals since the original up here on the twenty fifth of March the U. S. as one billion dollars has been raised to support efforts across thirty seven fragile countries to tackle Colby nineteen the updated appeal includes nine additional vulnerable countries I'm sorry I shockingly

Colby Mark Lowcock
UN appeals for $6.7 billion to fight virus in poor countries

AP News Radio

00:36 sec | 2 years ago

UN appeals for $6.7 billion to fight virus in poor countries

"You are now monitoring chief mark Lowcock says the peak of the pandemic is not expected to hit the world's poorest countries for three to six months box he says there's already evidence of incomes of plummeting and jobs disappearing food supplies falling and prices soaring and children missing vaccinations and meals since the original up here on the twenty fifth of March the U. S. as one billion dollars has been raised to support efforts across thirty seven fragile countries to tackle Colby nineteen the updated appeal includes nine additional vulnerable countries I'm sorry I shockingly

Colby Mark Lowcock
"chief mark lowcock" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

WNYC 93.9 FM

02:59 min | 2 years ago

"chief mark lowcock" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

"Today which restrictions will be lifted from Monday the French economy along with the rest of Europe has practically been on hold and the E. U. is bracing itself for the worst economic contraction since the Great Depression of the nineteen thirties so how would coach we talked to the former Greek finance minister Yanis Varoufakis also the lockdown has produced a huge increase in online activities including side but talks of some security on on this one I will talk to one of them a little later and you're all invited to a listening party posted by Tim Burgess from the charlatans how does it work how would it work tell us about twenty minutes hello I'm Chris Farrell with the V. P. Singh he's at least eight people have been killed and more than two thousand taken ill she's with major gas leak at a chemical plant in southern India the prime minister Narendra Modiji has called for an emergency disaster management meeting to deal with the crisis you'll be selling my A. reports the leak has been traced to a chemical factory owned by Angie polymers and is thought to have occurred around three AM local time as the gas spread residents ran out of their homes in panic doctors have told the BBC that hundreds have been taken to hospital many had breathing difficulties stomach pain and a burning sensation in their eyes officials say the incident occurred when the factory was being reopened for the first time since the lockdown imposed due to the corona virus outbreak the United Nations is launching a new appeal for nearly seven billion dollars to help stop the spread of the corona virus in the world's most vulnerable countries in March issued an appeal for two billion dollars please do send us more details in many of the world's most fragile states the peak of the disease is not expected for another three to six months the U. N.'s humanitarian chief mark Lowcock is calling on donors to act in solidarity as well as self interest to avert the threat of significant rises in conflict poverty and hunger including multiple famines if the world doesn't act now he warns it would have to deal with the consequences for many years which would be far more painful and much more expensive for everyone please do sets reporting for us the cruise ship at the center of a criminal investigation about the spread of the corona virus in Australia has arrived in the Philippines in March the ship allow passengers to disembark in Sydney despite some exhibiting flu like symptoms more than six hundred people on board the ruby princess tested positive for the coronavirus and thirteen diet he's how Johnson right Kay and Manila Bay around eight the call can at the moment we've seen a helicopter flying over to pick up the paperwork from the ship what will happen next is the crew on board around four hundred from all.

UN issues $6.7 billion appeal to stem the spread of coronavirus in fragile countries

BBC World Service

00:50 sec | 2 years ago

UN issues $6.7 billion appeal to stem the spread of coronavirus in fragile countries

"The United Nations is launching a new appeal for nearly seven billion dollars to help stop the spread of the coronavirus in the world's most vulnerable countries in March issued an appeal for two billion dollars but it says the needs and the costs are growing least you said has more details in many of the world's most fragile states the peak of the disease is not expected for another three to six months the U. N.'s humanitarian chief mark Lowcock is calling on donors to act in solidarity as well as self interest to avert the threat of significant rises in conflict poverty and hunger including multiple famines if the world doesn't act now he warns it would have to deal with the consequences for many years which would be far more painful and much more expensive for everyone

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"chief mark lowcock" Discussed on KZSC 88.1 FM Santa Cruz

KZSC 88.1 FM Santa Cruz

11:53 min | 2 years ago

"chief mark lowcock" Discussed on KZSC 88.1 FM Santa Cruz

"Whoever's doing the oversight it is absurd this is like Lucy and Charlie Brown with the football we're Lucy tells Charlie Brown in advance I'm gonna pulled away at the last minute you're gonna fall on your rear and Charlie Brown goes ahead and run some cakes anyhow it is just incredible democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden said today that the congressional aid package addressing the corona virus outbreak goes a long way but he said it requires meticulous oversight and is not all encompassing we're gonna need to make sure the money gets out quickly into people's pockets and to keep a close watch on how corporations are using the taxpayers' funds they receive to make sure to make sure it goes to help the workers not a rich CEOs are shareholders and then we have to figure out what to do to help the folks this bill leaves out young people this bill Dudley road student loan forgiveness we should go a long way to providing immediate relief for those who need it the most I support for giving at least ten thousand dollars in student loan debt per person now it doesn't include the cost free treatment for the covert nineteenth what what what what what what what what what what whatever the costs are related to that it should be cost free or fully paid sick leave for all our workers which is also critical for the millions of Americans including so many young Americans are on the front lines of fighting this fire is to get this to tell yes through this doctors nurses the livery drivers grocery store US doctors first responders cleaning crews they met in the margins are Connery for much too long not being paid enough by having the benefits they deserve and they're all answering the call to duty now in a moment of national need former vice president spoke during a video news briefing from his Delaware home button holds a commanding lead in the democratic primary race for the democratic presidential nomination over Vermont senator Bernie Sanders who's given live stream to dresses and conducted interviews about the corona virus as the two thousand twenty campaign enters a new phase during the outbreak Biden has largely shifted his focus toward president trump accusing him of being slow to respond to the crisis making inaccurate statements about the pandemic Donald Trump downplayed the seriousness this crisis for weeks and he continues to delay the mobilization of national resources to deliver life saving equipment for doctors or nurses are frontline workers as a result this virus what all of us harder than otherwise might have Hey this is gonna take us longer to recover now he suggested he wants to get the country opened back my Easter look well I want to get back to normal as quickly as possible but we have a lot to do to make that possible we have to do in a smart way you may not be some arbitrary or symbolic timeline you're listening to the evening news on KPFA Berkeley KPFK Los Angeles K. F. C. F. Fresno online at KPFA dot org Biden said because of trump's delay action in response to the pandemic that the virus will hit all everybody harder than it otherwise might have and it will take longer to recover reacting to trump's call to lift stay at home orders by Easter Biden said that that would endanger lives and do economic damage over the long term vied said if he were president he would use the defense production act a law that's been invoked by commanders in chief in times of national emergencies to direct banks to prioritize small businesses buying this previously focused his discussion of that law on increasing the manufacture of medical supplies such as ventilators gloves and masks something that trump has refused to invoke the law to do during reporters questions Biden was asked why trump's favorable ratings have risen despite the criticism leveled at him for his handling of the pandemic crisis what I'm suggesting is that all right no it has to be done in that in the following that faster is better than slower for example way back in January seventeenth I argued that this virus is coming I did a a I think was U. S. news and World Report I did a a great piece on St it's coming we gotta prepare we didn't do much at all number one number two I think it's really important that we understand that the this idea of this defense production act he talks about sign he didn't want to dictate tech companies there's things we need and now now not tomorrow not yesterday but months ago or a month ago and the freshness not active now I I I don't I don't care with the president's numbers are going up and down I know along with everybody else was ever dealt with these kinds of things like we did in our administration that time is of the essence Bernie Sanders despite his long odds in the primary still remains in the democratic race for the presidential nomination any plans to participate in the next debate although that is in a holding pattern due to the corona virus pandemic I asked about that today Biden said he thinks there have been enough debates I think we should get on with this button set New York governor Andrew Cuomo says the number of people hospitalized with covered nineteen in the state has climbed to thirty eight hundred with close to nine hundred in intensive care New York officials are keeping a close eye on already stressed hospitals as the number of cases is projected to rise for perhaps three more weeks Cuomo said that as many as a hundred and forty thousand hospital beds may be needed the state has only fifty three thousand hospital beds New York has more than thirty thousand confirmed cases and two hundred eighty five deaths most are in the New York City region Cuomo told reporters that the Senate's coronavirus relief package won't do much for his state be terrible for the state of New York the two trillion dollar bill what does it mean for New York state government to me three point eight billion dollars a three point eight billion dollars sounds like a lot of money this response to this virus has probably already cost us one billion dollars it will probably cost us several billion dollars when we're done New York City only gets one point three billion dollars from this package that is a drop in the bucket Cuomo said officials will close some streets to traffic in New York City to lessen crowding on city sidewalks closing streets in New York City because we have much less traffic in New York City where many fuel vehicles in New York City open streets people want to walk through and go out and get some air you want to pay you less dense area so pilot closing streets to cars opening streets to pedestrians New York is under a shelter in place order and authorities there are now mobilizing the head off a potential public health disaster in the country's largest city with new York's emergence as the nation's coronavirus hot spot a makeshift morgue has now been set up outside Bellevue hospital and the city's police have been told to patrol nearly empty streets to enforce social distancing United Nations secretary general Antonio Guterres has launched a two billion dollar appeal to help vulnerable and conflict torn countries in the Middle East Asia Africa and South America tackle the corona virus pandemic and prevent covert nineteen from again circling the globe the UN chief called the amount a drop in the ocean noting that the U. S. Senate is seeking two trillion dollars for the U. S. situation UN humanitarian chief mark Lowcock announced a sixty million dollar contribution from the United Nations emergency relief fund to kickstart the appeal Guterres said two billion dollars as necessary to keep economies and health systems in the developing world a float to deal with that covered nineteen pandemic he said it will also help countries already in the midst of a humanitarian crisis caused by conflicts natural disasters and climate change I think that people are gaining conscious that this is serious and this is going to be much more serious if that is not solely that ET and if there is no effective coordination if you just let the vitals go we are talking of millions of people being infected and millions of people that can die Guterres added that the worst thing that could happen is to suppress the disease in developing countries let it spread like fire in the developing world more from reporter Sarah Walton New York committed nineteen is now been reported in nearly every country around the world their worries those are the less well funded healthcare systems and fragile economies could be the most severely impacted now do you and says its agencies and international NGOs will help deliver the bar tree and medical supplies install handwashing stations in camps and settlements and launch a public health information campaign the also establish hubs across Africa Asia and Latin America with that transports to move humanitarian workers and aid to whether most needed it's estimated the project will cost more than two billion dollars the U. N. is currently planning for this humanitarian response to run until December it says it's difficult to predict how the virus will spread and how it will affect people's lives and livelihoods across the world in the months ahead I'm Sarah Wilson in New York Indian police beat people who are out on the street on the first day of a three week countrywide coronavirus lockdown prime minister Narendra he writes Modi's announcement of a lockdown covering nearly one fifth of the world's population triggered panic buying last night the situation eased after the government issued notices that the central services would be provided India has reported five hundred nineteen confirmed cases of covered nineteen along with nine deaths some Indians including a member of Modi's Hindu nationalist by retired Gen not to party defied the lockdown and attended temple ceremonies.

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"chief mark lowcock" Discussed on Democracy Now! Audio

Democracy Now! Audio

10:48 min | 2 years ago

"chief mark lowcock" Discussed on Democracy Now! Audio

"You heard the rumble in the jungle. In last night's democratic debate billionaire former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg was the Pin Yada in Nevada. As the six leading candidates squared off will unpacked one of the most contentious debates of the long primary season in a roundtable discussion. With the nation's Katrina Vanden activists and journalists Raquel Willa. He's endorsed Senator. Warren UNIM- Maria Akilah with the Center for Popular Democracy which is endorsed senator. Bernie Sanders New in Houston. We'll speak with former Houston Mayor Parker now president of the Oj Btcu Victory Fund which endorsed Mayor Pete Footage. All that and more coming up. Welcome to democracy now democracy now DOT ORG the Warren Peace Report. I'm Amy Goodman in Nevada. Six leading the candidates for the Democratic presidential nomination squared off Wednesday night and one of the most contentious debates of the primary season Senator Bernie Sanders sought to defend his position as front runner while former vice president. Joe Biden Mayor Buddha. Judge and Senator Amy Klobuchar tried to attract more supporters. Senator Elizabeth Warren led a night full of attacks on the new person on the stage billionaire former New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg. I'd like to talk about who were running against a billionaire who calls women fat broads and horseface lesbians and no. I'm not talking about Donald Trump. I'm talking about mayor. Bloomberg Democrats are not going to win if we have a nominee who has a history of hiding his tax returns of harassing women and of supporting racist policies like redlining and stop and Frisk. Protests erupted at the end of the two hour debate. Just former vice president Joe Biden was set to begin his closing remarks. The protesters Erica. And Yola and Lisa Elaine of the Texas face immigrant's rights racist shouted Biden. You deported three million people a reference to the record pace of deportations under President Obama. They chanted note kids in cages. And don't look away as they were escorted from the auditorium. This is Eric Angela. Speaking just after the protest we decided to interrupt. We're sorry than the immigration debate today Immigration Kim. The last issue that they talked about Al and dating even have time to talk. This is not okay. We are being the most attack with the trump administration and we deserve conversation of our lives are going to look like you've any of those people get elected in more campaign news former. New York City mayor and billionaire. Michael Bloomberg is under fire after newly surfaced video showed him making transphobic remarks less less than a year ago. Buzzfeed news first reported on this comment from Bloomberg which came last March during a Bermuda Business Development Agency conference in Manhattan. Your conversation during a presidential election is about some guy wearing address and whether he she or it can go to the locker room with their daughter. That's not a winning formula. Most people meanwhile the Nation magazine reports Bloomberg's campaign is forcing at staffers to sign a nine page nondisclosure agreement or NDA that could prevent them from reporting workplace abuse and discrimination critics say the NBA is overly broad to the point of preventing sexual harassment and incidents of racism. From being reported. We'll have more on. Last night's democratic debate after headlines will have a round table discussion including Katrina Vanden who've Oh publisher of the Nation magazine. The United Nations is warning of an unfolding humanitarian catastrophe and serious Italy province as hundreds of thousands of people fleeing a Russian back Syrian offensive or being forced into an ever shrinking area near the Turkish border on Wednesday. Un humanitarian affairs chief mark lowcock pleaded with the UN Security Council for an immediate ceasefire. Nowhere is safe. Almost fifty thousand sheltering onto trees or in other open spaces. I'm getting daily reports of babies and other young children dying in the code. Imagine the grief of a parent who escaped to war zone with their child only to watch that child freeze to death. The UN's warning came as the Turkish president. Trump type air doin threatened to launch his own military offensive in a league by the end of the month unless Syrian troops withdraw behind a line of Turkish observation posts aired ones warning drew sharp rebuke from Russia's government which supports Syrian. President Bashar al-Assad in Germany. A gunman with a high powered rifle opened fire on patrons to Shisha bars in the town of Hanau Wednesday night killing nine people. The forty three year old suspect them return to his home and killed his mother before turning the gun on himself. The attacks appeared to target people of Turkish and Kurdish ancestry German. Federal investigators said they're investigating. The killings is a lightly right wing terror attack. The killings came a week after German. Police arrested twelve members of far right group and accused them of plotting tease semi automatic weapons to murder worshippers at mosques and attacks. That would mirror those carried out by white. Nationalist gunman in Christ's Church New Zealand last year. Chinese officials said Wednesday. They were expelling three Wall Street Journal. Reporters from mainland China. Over the newspaper's coverage of the corona virus outbreak Government Ministry spokesman cited recent OP ED published in the Journal Headline China is the real sick man of Asia calling it racist the expulsions drew condemnation from Secretary of state. Mike Pompeo the Chief Executive Dow Jones which publishes the Wall Street Journal said. He regretted the upset and concerned caused by the opinion piece to the Chinese people. This comes as two elderly people. Iran died after testing positive for the new strain of Corona virus. There the first two deaths from the virus in the Middle East president trump on Wednesday named US ambassador to Germany. Richard Grenell is next director of National Intelligence Grenell's a supporter of trump on social media. He's also a gold level member of the trump organizations trump card loyalty program. He brings to the job title little experience and intelligence or with heading a large government bureaucracy. Grenell conserve up to two hundred ten days without Senate confirmation as acting. Deny he's expected to hold that position while keeping his ambassadorship to Berlin president. Trump's longtime ally former adviser Roger Stone is set to be sentenced by federal judge in Washington D. C. Today on seven counts related to special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation including witness tampering obstruction and making false statements overnight. Shortly before two. Am President Trump hinted at a pardon for stone pinning video to his twitter feed a Fox News host Tucker Carlson blasting federal prosecutors over stones case. This comes as the Washington Post reports. The White House is moving to take more direct control over pardons and commutations with trump trying to limit the role of Justice Department in the clemency process. Lawyers for Julian. Assange told a London court. Wednesday president trump offered the wikileaks founder. A presidential pardon if he agreed to publicly state. Russia was not behind the leak of Democratic Party emails ahead of the two thousand sixteen election. The explosive allegation came as part of a legal filing by assange lawyers who are seeking to block assange extradition to the United States where he faces up to one hundred seventy five years in prison. According to the lawyers then Congressman Dana Rohrabacher of California visited assange in the Ecuadorian Embassy in London in two thousand seventeen claiming he had instructions from President trump to make a deal for a pardon. Rohrabacher has since denied the allegation saying he was on a personal fact finding mission meanwhile lawyers for US Army Whistleblower. Chelsea manning filed motions in federal court Wednesday asking for her release from prison outside Washington. Dc where she's been jailed. Since March of last year for refusing to cooperate in a federal grand jury investigation into wikileaks. Manning could be held as long as eighteen months on contempt of court charges in Mexico City government. Investigators have opened a corruption probe into former Mexican President. Riquet opinion yet though. The investigation stems from a broader case against Emilio. Zoya the former head of Mexico's national oil company MEX- LASAGNA which arrested last week in Spain pending his extradition to Mexico where he's charged with accepting millions of dollars in bribes from Brazilian construction firm Mexican Steel Company. At the time of the alleged bribes. Zoya was a top official in Penn. Yet does two thousand twelve presidential campaign in Arizona. Federal judge ordered the US Border Patrol to provide clean mats and thin blankets to migrants within twelve hours after their brought to an immigration jail. Wednesday's Court order came after immigrant. Rights groups sued the trump administration over overcrowded unsafe unsanitary freezing and inhumane conditions that eight border patrol jails in Arizona in Nashville Tennessee. Fifty eight year old Nicholas. Todd Sutton is scheduled to be electrocuted to death this evening after governability declined to halt as planned execution. Cetin was convicted of three murders in nineteen seventy-nine later sentenced to death for fatally stabbing a prisoner in one thousand nine hundred five seven current and former Tennessee. Prison workers called for clemency for Sutton saying he reformed to become a model prisoner. One of them retired. Prison Guard Tony. Eden says Sutton intervened to save his life during a prison riot in one thousand nine hundred five unless tonight's execution is stopped suddenly become the fifth Tennessee prisoner to be killed by electric chair. Since two thousand eighteen. A federal appeals court ruled Wednesday. The State of Florida cannot require formerly incarcerated people to pay all fines related to their sentences before they can register to vote comparing it to an unfair poll tax voting rights advocates warned. The Republican led move would have disenfranchised many of the one point. Four million people who are Rian franchised in two thousand eighteen. After Florida narrowly approved the historic ballot measure cold amendment for and in Argentina thousands of reproductive rights activists held protests and dozens of cities Wednesday to renew their push.

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News in Brief 23 May 2019

UN News

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News in Brief 23 May 2019

"This is the news in brief from the United Nations with the Democratic Republic of the Congo's worst ever ah Bola outbreak now in its tenth month, the UN on Thursday announced measures to strengthen its response with the organizations newly-appointed emergency coordinator, declaring. There is no time to lose its to surge in new cases. The epidemic threatens to spread to other provinces in the east as well as neighboring countries up to the middle of this month. The total number of cases confirmed and probable, according to you, and figures stood at one thousand eight hundred forty seven there have been one thousand two hundred and twenty three deaths while four hundred and eighty seven people have survived the deadly virus the response, his working in an operating environment of unprecedented complexity for a public health emergency said emergency, coordinator, David Gresley, adding that insecurity and political protests have led to periodic disruptions in our efforts to fight the disease. Mr. Grassley also says the deputy chief of the UN stabilization mission for the DRC Manisco, and he'll be working closely with the World, Health Organization and the dias government on the ground who are leading the fight. The UN human rights chief on Thursday, one that the draft Justice and reconciliation Bill making its way through the legislature in El Salvador could result in defacto amnesty for serious human rights violators. High Commissioner, Michelle Bachelet said that if passed as it stands, the transitional and restrictive Justice for national reconciliation Bill will unduly benefit those who were directly responsible for crimes against humanity and war crimes during the country's long civil war of the nine thousand nine hundred and nine hundred ninety s crimes included extra-judicial executions of children, women, and the elderly and forced disappearances torture, sexual violence and other serious violations of international law. The High Commissioner said she said the Bill would also result in impunity, for the masterminds and military leaders who ordered such crimes fail to adopt measures to prevent or stop them. The Bill seeks to suspend prison sentences for everyone who admits responsibility for crimes committed during the conflict replacing the sentences with community service, the UN's first ever global conference on ending the scourge of sexual. Gender-based violence or s GB during humanitarian crises has got underway in the Norwegian capital Oslo the event runs over two days and aims to raise funds and awareness of the acute vulnerability of women and girls to SGB in conflict and the crises that stemmed from it attended by range of countries, you and agencies and leading NGOs, global leaders will be asked to commit to long-term and predictable funding. Mechanisms to protect women following, on from a landmark Security Council resolution last month on ending sexual violence in conflict in an editorial in the UK's, guardian news outlet on Thursday, the head of you and reproductive, health agency, UNFPA, Nattily, conham, and u n relief chief, Mark Lowcock for end to SGB noting that one in three women experienced, physical or sexual abuse in their lifetime, a risk greatly exacerbated during humanitarian crises caused by conflict or natural disasters when law and order collapse, and food water shelter education and health care is scarce. They said millions of women and girls. Become more vulnerable often. Resorting to negative ways of coping such as child marriage and survival sex, Matt wells, UN news.

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News in Brief 22 April 2019

UN News

02:53 min | 3 years ago

News in Brief 22 April 2019

"This is the news in brief from the United Nations, the UN special Representative Libya and head of the UN mission in the country. Well, Gus on salami is continuing his efforts to try and deescalate military action in and around the capital Tripoli. The commander of the self-styled Libyan national army began an offensive to try and take the Libyan capital from forces backing the UN recognized government more than two weeks ago. Here's UN spokespersons to Fantasia wreak. We've correspondents in New York on Monday. Mr. Salam as progress he met with Tunisian foreign minister Cammie Gina we in Tunis with whom he discussed developments related to the clashes in southern Tripoli both asserted that the UN facilitated political process is the ideal in only way to solve the Libyan crisis. According to the UN office, coordinating humanitarian affairs, ocher thousands of civilians refugees and migrants during trapped in conflict -ffected areas. Unable to flee either because of fighting with attention and a statement released on Monday, ocher said that medical teams were working relentlessly to evacuate and. Care for people wounded in the conflict through the Tripoli flash. Appeal the humanitarian communities urgently called for ten point two million dollars to continue providing lifesaving relief, adding that humanitarian needs in Libya rapidly, increasing while funding levels remain, low traditional knowledge is at the core of indigenous identity culture and heritage the chair of the UN permanent forum on indigenous issues said at the annual launch event on Monday stressing that it must be protected and nor GAM who is a member of Finland Sami parliament and head of these semi councils human rights unit said the forum offers an opportunity to share innovations and practices developed an indigenous communities over centuries and millennia indigenous peoples live in some ninety countries represent five thousand different cultures and speak an overwhelming majority of the world's estimated six thousand seven hundred languages and while they make up less than six percent of the global population. Indigenous people account for fifteen percent of the world's poorest. According to the forum, MS no GAM encouraged, all Member States to. Keep children connected to their indigenous culture and community stressing that these languages enabled us to protect our traditional knowledge. Three top United Nations officials will visit Bangladesh late this week to highlight the need for supporting the humanitarian needs of almost a million ranger refugees. Now living in the country. The UN announced the visit of High Commissioner for refugees or UNHCR Filippo Grandi, the direct to Germany of the migration agency IOM Antonio Vitorino and the UN relief chief Mark Lowcock head of ocher. In a statement released on Monday in the capital Dakar, the delegation will hold talks with senior government officials, and then travelled to Cox's Bazar to meet refugees assess preparations under way ahead of the monsoon season. And visit UN support projects. The aim of visit to highlight the need to continue strong international support while solutions can be found for the safe dignified return of Hingis to me and more. Matt wells, UN news.

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News in Brief 10 April 2019

UN News

03:43 min | 3 years ago

News in Brief 10 April 2019

"This is the news in brief from the United Nations over a month after two competing resolutions on Venezuela failed to pass the UN Security Council met on Wednesday to discuss the very real unitarian problem facing the country where close to seven million people are in dire. Need of aid in some five thousand people continue to flee across borders, everyday humanitarian affairs chief Mark Lowcock told Security Council members that United Nations he's willing and able to more to relieve the suffering of the people of Israel. If it gets more help and support from hall stakeholders, we estimate that seven million people in Venezuela. Need humanitarian assistance that is some twenty five percent of the population. There are people in need throughout the country, but needs a most severe in the three states in the south and the Zulia and Lara states in the west people with chronic health conditions pregnant in women children under five indigenous people. People on the move and those living with disabilities are among the most vulnerable. The UN has been expanding it too many Terry operations releasing nine million US dollars from its emergency response fund, the surf in increasing the number of staff in the country from two hundred ten to four hundred more than four in ten women in fifty one countries surveyed feel they have no choice, but to agree to their partners sexual demands that UN sexual and reproductive health agency UNFPA said on Wednesday. The findings relating to women aged fifteen to forty nine are being published for the first time as part of UNFPA's state of the world population two thousand nineteen report noting that they are also unable to make basic decisions about getting pregnant in accessing healthcare for themselves. The report highlights the needs to raise the level of consent in access to vital services for millions of women around the world. Here's Monica fair director of UNFPA in Geneva. More than. Eight hundred women die every day for preventable causes during pregnancy and childbirth more than two hundred million of women want to prevent a pregnancy. But not using a modern form of contraception and one in three women will be subjected to violence at some point in their lives. According to the analysis de-emphasis of reproductive and sexual rights as negative repercussions on women's education income and safety leaving them unable to shape their own futures in finally UN spokespersons defenders leak said that the secretary general was continuing to follow the situation in Libya closely forces led by rival administration in eastern Libya, if been skirmishing with troops loyal to the internationally recognized government on the outskirts of the capital Tripoli leading to the postponement of a national reconciliation conference. There was supposed to start on Sunday the secretary general Maine's very concerned about the continued fighting in and around Tripoli where clashes reportedly intensifying with increase use of our. Lary and airstrikes. It reminds all parties of their obligations under international humanitarian law and international human rights while to ensure the safety of all civilians, the special Representative of the secretary general and his leadership team the leadership tin from the UN mission in Libya remain in Tripoli and continue to engage in talks with local and international interlocutors in an effort to deescalate the situation, the international organization for migration, or I n also said on Wednesday that a further excavation or violence in and around Tripoli has led to an upsurge in displacement. We'd over five thousand eight hundred fleeing their homes in recent days and a carton United Nations.

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"Books are sold. Fifty one degrees currently in San Francisco, forty five and Santa Rosa, fifty degrees in San Jose time. Now, six thirty. Thirty. Live from NPR news in Washington. I'm Dave Mattingly. A team of international. Scientists is showing what's being called the first ever photo of a black hole. They used a network of telescopes placed in different countries to capture the image Venezuela's political. Turmoil is expected to be addressed today. When vice president Pence speaks at the UN, Linda fassulo reports. Vice president Pence is expected to urge divided Security Council to reject the nNcholas Maduro government and telling the monetary crisis to an end Russia and China, meanwhile, have stressed that the managerial situation should not be an excuse to impinge upon Venezuela's sovereignty the UN's humanitarian chief Mark Lowcock is to brief members on the latest conditions in the country. The US is one of dozens of countries recognizing political opposition leader, one Guido Venezuela legitimate leader, there's still counting the votes in Israel, where Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is seeking his fourth consecutive term. NPR's? Daniel estrin is in Jerusalem. The prime minister and his centrist challenger the retired. General Benny guns were tied in a number of seats. They won so far as the votes have been counted. But to become prime minister, you need to form a coalition of parties that adds up to a majority in parliament. And there is a clear majority so far of right wing parties that one and that would make it easiest for Netanyahu to form the government. This is NPR news from Washington from K Q E D news. I'm Brian watt..

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"Slash LLC live. Good morning to candidates declared victory in Israel's elections, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu appears to barely held onto power the latest on morning edition from NPR news. What would a fifth Netanyahu term look like for Israel and for Palestinians. I'm Rachel Martin. And I'm David Greene. This hour the latest on the administration's fight against affirmative action. The medical school at Texas Tech will stop using race as a factor for admission and later the story of Stephen Miller kid who fought to find his voice of liberal Santa Monica, California is now helping shape President Trump's border policies and New York City is mandating vaccines in some zip codes trying to contain a measles outbreak in Brooklyn. It's Wednesday half a day to remember because Mandy Moore is thirty five years old. The news is next. Live from NPR news in Washington, I'm korva Coleman. Attorney general Bill bar returns to Capitol Hill today to speak to a Senate subcommittee NPR's Windsor. Johnston reports he testified before a house panel yesterday and was grilled about his summary report of the special counsels Russia investigation, Democrats will likely continue to pressure bar to release the special counsel's findings in full speaking before a house appropriations paddle on Tuesday bar said he plans to release a redacted version shortly within a week I will be in a position to release the poor to the public, and then I will engage with the chairman of judiciary committee's about that report about any further requests that they have Barr says he's in the process of blacking out sensitive information in the report, including grand jury material and details that could impede pending investigations Windsor. Johnston NPR news Washington with most of the votes cow. Counted in Israel's national election. Both main candidates for prime minister have claimed victory in a close race. But it's rarely media predict incumbent Benjamin Netanyahu will defeat his main challenger Benny gones to secure a fourth consecutive term in office. Still any victory will depend on final vote counting. Vice President Mike Pence is expected to address the UN Security Council regarding Venezuela's political and humanitarian situation. Linda fassulo reports the US requested the meeting vice president Pence is expected to call on a divided Security Council to reject the nNcholas Maduro government as the US and some fifty nations have done and helping the monetary crisis to an end Meanwhile, Russia accuses the west of pursuing regime, change Venezuela and China has stressed that the mandatory crisis should not be used as a reason to impinge upon Venezuela sovereignty the UN's humanitarian chief Mark Lowcock is scheduled to brief Security Council. Members on the latest conditions in the country. Where court into the UN twenty four percent of the Venezuelan people need, urgent assistance, including food until care. No Security Council action is expected for NPR news, Zillow in new an attorney who is defending a former Minneapolis police officer accused of murder says his client, mistook and unarmed woman for possible Salen opening statements have started in the trial of Muhammad. Noor is charged in the twenty seventeen shooting death of Justin Rose check. Minnesota public radio's Matt Sepik has more Muhammed nor shot and killed Justin Reuss check in July of twenty seventeen after she reported a possible sexual assault near her home defense attorneys said nor was startled by a thump outside his squad car and feared for his life. Prosecutors countered that the thump was a story made up after the fact and no other officers at the scene that night discussed it meant epic reporting. You're listening to.

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KQED Radio

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"chief mark lowcock" Discussed on KQED Radio

"What would a fifth Netanyahu term look like for Israel and for Palestinians. I'm Rachel Martin. And I'm David Greene. This hour the latest on the administration's fight against affirmative action. The medical school at Texas Tech will stop using race as a factor for admission and later the story of Stephen Miller kid fought to find his voice liberal Santa Monica, California is now helping shape Trump's border policies and New York City is mandating scenes in some zip codes trying to contain a measles outbreak in its Wednesday. Ten a day to remember because Mandy Moore is thirty five years old. The news is next. Live from NPR news in Washington, I'm korva Coleman. Attorney general Bill bar returns to Capitol Hill today to speak to a Senate subcommittee NPR's Windsor. Johnston reports he testified before a house panel yesterday and was grilled about his summary report of the special counsels Russia investigation, Democrats will likely continue to pressure bar to release the special counsel's findings in full speaking before a house appropriations panel on Tuesday bar said he plans to release a redacted version shortly within a week. I will be in a position to release the poor to the public, and then I will engage with the chairman of judiciary committee's about that report about any further requests that they have Barr says he's in the process of blacking out sensitive information in the report, including grand jury material and details that could impede pending investigations Windsor. Johnston NPR news Washington with most of the votes counted in Israel's national election. Both main candidates for prime minister have claimed victory in a close race. But as Rayleigh media predicting and Benjamin Netanyahu will defeat his main challenger bennigan's to secure a fourth consecutive term in office. Still any victory will depend on final vote counting. Vice President Mike Pence is expected to address the UN Security Council regarding Venezuela's political and humanitarian situation. Linda fassulo reports. The US requested the meeting vice-president Pence is expected to call on a divided Security Council. To reject the nNcholas Maduro government as the US and some fifty nations have done and helping the monetary crisis to an end. Meanwhile, Russia accuses the west of pursuing regime, change Venezuela and China has stressed that the Manitoba crisis should not be used as the reason to impinge upon them as well as offering t the UN's mandatory and chief Mark Lowcock scheduled to brief Security Council. Members on the latest conditions in the country where court into the UN twenty four percent of the Venezuelan people need, urgent assistance, including food until th care. No Security Council action is expected for NPR news, Zillow in New York and attorney who is defending a form of Minneapolis. Police officer accused of murder says his client, mistook and unarmed woman for possible. Assailant opening statements of started in the trial of Muhammad. Noor is charged in the twenty seventeen shooting death of Justin Reuss check. Minnesota public radio's Matt Sepik has. More Muhammed nor shot and killed Justin Rouge check in July of twenty seventeen after she reported a possible sexual assault near her home. Defense. Attorney said nor was startled by a thump outside his squad car and feared for his life. Prosecutors countered that the thump was a story made up after the fact and no other officers at the scene that night discussed it meant epic reporting. You're listening to.

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News in Brief 27 March 2019

UN News

03:31 min | 3 years ago

News in Brief 27 March 2019

"This is the news and brief from the United Nations two years on from the world's largest outbreak of acute watery diarrhea and cholera which affected more than a million people in twenty seventeen Yemen is seeing a sharp increase in new reported cases and deaths associated with diseases the UN children's fund UNICEF and the World Health Organization. WHO are warning that over one hundred thousand cases were reported between the beginning of the year and mid March. And that nearly a third of those affected are children under five the two UN agencies are worried that the number of suspected cholera cases is likely to increase given the early arrival of the rainy season the collapse of basic services such as life saving water systems and the poor status of sewage disposal systems in a statement released on Wednesday, Unisem F and WHO said that they're doing everything possible to avoid a repeat of the twenty seventeen outbreak Botts intense fighting access restore. Fictions and bureaucracy are hampering their efforts to fight the disease effectively staying in the Middle East eight years ago this month, the Syria conflict began leading to a humanitarian crisis that far from over on Wednesday Romesh Raja Singham, a senior official from the UN office for the coordination of humanitarian affairs or author briefed at the Security Council on behalf of the UN's humanitarian chief Mark Lowcock eleven point seven million people in Syria. He said require humanitarian assistance, and protection and more than five point six million Syrians are living as refugees across the region. Although fighting in the country has diminished, a growing number of civilians have been killed or injured in recent weeks. Mister, Rojas sangam told the council that the situation in the city of it lib and the surrounding areas in the north west of Syria is of grave concern with an alarming spike in civilian casualties last month, alone ninety people would kill. Of whom nearly half children at least eight six thousand people have also reportedly being displaced by this latest upsurge of violence health facilities, including hospital in syrup city, which has been deconfliction with the parties through stubborn procedures and schools are reported to have been hit humanitarian operations in organizations can to respond to needs an lip and and to prepare for the possibility of further deterioration. But as we have stated previously, a full-scale military onslaught in the area would overwhelm he mentioned response capacities. And there is an urgent need to protect tens of thousands of women in Mozambique who bore the brunt of cyclone EBay, the UN said on Wednesday in a statement. Andrea Wachner Representative of the UN population fund UNFPA in Mozambique said that the agency phys it's a race against time to provide the estimated seventy five thousand vulnerable women adolescent girls with licensing. Sexual and reproductive health services. She added that over forty five thousand births are expected in the next six months and seven thousand of those could involve life threatening complications, women and girls also face a rising risk of exploitation and sexual violence and UNFPA is working to establish safe spaces for them where information psychosocial support and referrals to medical and legal services will be available Conor Lennon UN news.

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KZSC 88.1 FM Santa Cruz

06:03 min | 3 years ago

"chief mark lowcock" Discussed on KZSC 88.1 FM Santa Cruz

"Venezuela's leader nNcholas Maduro fired back at President Donald Trump after he lamented the socialist leader during a public anti Madero rally in Florida yesterday. My dodo gave a nationally broadcast address ripping Trump. Truly miami. Today. Donald Trump was in Miami with tired rhetoric questioning the rights of our country to adopt, the ideas of human Christian, socialism or socialism, just like a Nazi style speech. Venezuela's power struggle is headed to a potentially violent showdown Saturday when US backed opposition leader one Guido, we'll try to run caravans of US humanitarian aid across the Venezuelan border from Columbia. According to a new congressional report senior White House officials pushed a project to share nuclear power technology and its secrets was Saudi Arabia despite the objections of ethics and national security officials. The report cites whistle blowers within the Trump administration lawmakers from both parties have expressed concerns that Saudi Arabia could develop nuclear weapons if the US technology were transferred without proper safeguards. The democratic led house oversight committee opened in investigate. -ation today into the claims by several unnamed whistle blowers who said they witnessed abnormally ax in the White House regarding the proposal to build dozens of nuclear reactors across the Middle Eastern kingdom. The report raises concerns about whether some in a White House marked by chaos dysfunction and backbiting sought to circumvent national security procedures to push a Saudi deal that could financially benefit close. Supporters of the president report comes at a time. When lawmakers are increasingly uneasy with the close relationship between the Trump administration and Saudi Arabia, which has raised alarms even among some members of the president's party, and congress Trump has made the kingdom a centerpiece of his foreign policy in the Middle East. As he tries to further isolate Iran in the process, he's brushed off criticism over the killing of Washington Post columnist Jamal. Kosugi and the Saudis role in the war in Yemen at the same time, Trump's son-in-law and senior adviser Jared Kushner is developing in Middle East peace plan that could include economic proposals for Saudi Arabia. The United Nations says warring factions in the Saudi Yemen conflict are taking steps to end the four year war, which is the world's worst humanitarian crisis a fighting in the Arab world's poorest country is killed thousands of civilians left million suffering from food and medical care shortages and push the country to the brink of famine UN humanitarian chief Mark Lowcock addressed the UN Security Council today how about eighty percent of the population. Twenty four million people need humanitarian assistance, and protection some twenty million people need help securing food including nearly ten million who who are just to stay away from famine nearly two hundred and forty thousand of those people are right now. Facing catastrophic levels if hunger. Almost twenty million people. I can't test to adequate healthcare and nearly eighteen million don't have enough clean water or access to adequate sanitation. More than three million people, including two million children. Acutely malnourished. Lowcock says emergency aid in Yemen is the UN's largest undertaking of relief aid ever he estimates. They'll provide aid to some nineteen million people in the country that's more than half the population. But he warns they have six weeks left of resources to provide. There is some hope the crisis could lessen the expected. Pull out a forces from three key ports in Yemen is moving forward based on agreements made in Stockholm last December between Yemen's government and whose forces starting this week forces will pull from the smaller ports, and then had ida's major port you in special on vie for Yemen. Debrief the Security Council today about the situation this will facilitate humanitarian access to the Red Sea mills, whereas we know a significant tonnage of grain, it's been waging the distribution to the people of Yemen. The second phase. As a redeployments in data, which we hope will lead to the demilitarization of that city on Mark Griffith estimates. The grain held up in data could feed three point seven million people for one month, the UN is appealing for more than four billion dollars to provide relief aid in Yemen. This year. Pakistan's prime minister offered today to hold talks with India, even as he warned New Delhi to refrain from launching any attacks on his country following last week's suicide bombing in India controlled Kashmir, Imran Khan said he hoped better sense would prevail after the attack that killed at least forty Indian troops. India has blamed Pakistan and threatened a jaw breaking response for last. Thursday's bombing in which a militant Ramdan explosive-laden van into a paramilitary bus in Kashmir the worst attack against Indian government forces in Kashmir history. Rebecca Boone dean reports from them by the Indian army in a media briefing issued a warning that anyone who picks up a gun. Kashmir valley will be eliminated saying it had killed the Josh Muhammad groups top leaders in the region, Pakistan based group claimed responsibility for last week's bomb attacks in Indian-administered. Kashmir. The violence has fueled tension between the two countries by Pakistan and India claimed the cashmere region, which has a Muslim majority, but each country only controls part of it Rebecca buttons in Mumbai.

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Yemeni officials say Saudi airstrike kills 19 civilians

All Things Considered

02:32 min | 3 years ago

Yemeni officials say Saudi airstrike kills 19 civilians

"Deadly airstrike near a port city in Yemen. A Saudi Arabian led coalition has been pounding the area in a fight against Iranian-backed rebels. The civilian toll is mounting UN. Aid officials have another big fear. They warned at half the country is on the brink of famine NPR's, Michelle Kellerman has that story the UN's humanitarian chief Mark Lowcock has been trying to raise the alarm about Yemen for weeks now in September. He warned that aid workers are losing the fight against famine this week, he told the Security Council. The situation is getting worse. There is now a clear and present danger of an imminent and great big famine engulfing Yemen, much bigger than anything any professional in. This field has seen during their working lives. U? N officials are particularly worried about the fighting at the port. Of who data and the collapse of Yemen's currency. They're urging Saudi Arabia to help stabilize the riyal. So that Yemenis who do have money can afford to buy food in the markets and the UN wants the Saudis and their coalition partners to avoid civilian targets as they fight for control of the port used by aid workers, given the fighting there and around the country. It's hard for aid groups to get a full picture of the needs of the country. And there are some doubts in Washington about the UN figures, but the scenes are grim says Christie, della field of mercy corps, who is in Yemen. Last month. I visited malnutrition screening clinics that mercy corps works in in both north and the south and sat with mother after mother holding her child her infant our child on her lap telling me, I don't know where I'm going to get food to feed my child the UN now estimates that fourteen million people that is half. Yemen's population are facing pre-famine conditions della field says she. Nothing like it. This is a manmade crisis. There are things that we can do to help people there. And we need to be doing the US is a major donor to the humanitarian response. It also provides logistical support to the Saudi led coalition and secretary of state Mike Pompeo recently gave the green light for that to continue despite deadly airstrikes on civilian targets. Senator Chris Murphy, a democrat on the foreign relations committee wants congress to cut off that military aid writing. In a recent op, Ed that the war has killed thousands of civilians led to a massive humanitarian crisis and has a quote

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Watchdog accuses Yemen rebels of taking hostages, torture

Pacifica Evening News

01:34 min | 3 years ago

Watchdog accuses Yemen rebels of taking hostages, torture

"An international watchdog today accused Yemen Shia rebels notice who these of committing abuses, including hostage taking torture and enforced appearances of people. They hold in detention, New York based Human Rights, Watch said in a statement, it documented sixteen cases in which who's ius authorities held people unlawfully Lauren flee to extort money from relatives or exchange them for prisoners held by opposing forces. The New York based group said who the rebels have treated detainees, brutally often rising to the level of torture. It's urging the rebels to put an end to the abuses. Yemen has been locked in a ruinous war pitting the Saudi led coalition backing the government of Abed Robbo monsour haughty against the Iranian-backed whose e since March of two thousand fifteen the war, which has left at least ten thousand people dead has devastated. Impoverished Yemen, turning the Arab nation into the world's worst humanitarian crisis. The United Nations and individual donors are rushing food to a desperate corner of north in Yemen were starving villagers were found to be living off leaves aid officials are searching for ways to ensure aid reaches those in need. Amidst alarm, the country's hunger crisis is worsening beyond. The relief efforts already strained capabilities u n humanitarian chief Mark Lowcock issued a dire warning to the Security Council wasp Friday ahead of the world's bodies general assembly saying the fight against famine in Yemen is being lost. My.

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