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News in Brief 23 April 2019

UN News

03:40 min | 3 years ago

News in Brief 23 April 2019

"This is the news in brief from the United Nations nearly three weeks since fighting began in the Libyan capital Tripoli, the U N health agency want on Tuesday that large numbers of people are sheltering in medical clinics, while civilians continue to be killed or injured and refugees and migrants remain trapped in detention centers in an update to journalists spokesperson targes Revich from the World Health Organization or WHO said that two hundred sixty four people had died so far in clashes between the UN recognized government of national accord or GNA and the Libyan national army Ellena, including twenty one civilians echoing those fears above our Bella from UNHCR, the UN refugee agency appealed for humanitarian access to thousands of refugees and migrants believe trapped in state run detention centers, south of the capital. Our concern is for some six thousand who still remain in detention inside some of the detention locations. But also the. Major concern is for about three thousand six hundred refugees that are currently trapped in some of the detention center, which are very close where the fighting is taking place now in the past two weeks UNHCR has moved five hundred and forty one vulnerable refugees from the detention centers of are Casablanca Garcia IB Salim and genzer to a safe location in central Tripoli to the DRC now or Democratic Republic of the Congo where the World Health Organization or WTO says it has been forced to suspend some Ebola related activities following the killing of a N epidemiologist in Battambang last Friday, according to the U N health agency, the body of Dr Richard Valerie, Mizuko Kibben, a father of four will be flown back to Cameroon on Wednesday. In addition to Dr Masuku's death to other people were injured in the attack on temple university hospital, but they are recovering WHO spokesperson Tarik Jezora, which said it was not yet clear who was responsible. But that the. Incident had forced at WHO to suspend some activities in potential, although not elsewhere. But cannot really give you the answers on who did this and why they'd be number of incidents whether being directly targeting evola responders or security incidents on something else where we were caught in the middle. But the result is that we do not provide vital services. And then once we get back to community, then we see increasing number of cases because the transmission was ongoing while we were not their latest data from the authorities indicate that the Ebola outbreak has claimed more than eight hundred seventy lives since it was confirmed last August and finally to Sri Lanka where some forty five. Children are now believed to have been killed in the coordinated terrorist suicide bombings across the country on Easter Sunday. According to you and children's fund UNICEF today to more than three hundred and twenty people are believed to have died and around five hundred more have been injured in a statement condemning the outrage. Which targeted churches and hotels. The UN agency said that the young victims were a mixture of both Sri, Lankan and other nationalities. The youngest victim is believed to have been eighteen months old, UNICEF spokesperson Kristof. Billions and said twenty children have been admitted to hospital in Colombo with four of them in intensive care. As a result of the plastic in Columbine, many children have lost one or both parents and countless children have been witnessed to shocking and senseless violence, according to reports, Sri Lankan police have arrested dozens of suspects in connection with the bombings. Daniel Johnson UN news.

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"dr masuku" Discussed on KQED Radio

KQED Radio

07:37 min | 3 years ago

"dr masuku" Discussed on KQED Radio

"From NPR news. It's all things considered. I'm Audie Cornish. And I'm Ari Shapiro as free Lanka investigates who was behind yesterday's terrorist attacks on churches and hotels. The government continues to block access to social media, their Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp all owned by Facebook are among the services under a blackout this. Once again brings into focus the fear that Facebook cannot rain in disinformation and calls to finance and pears. Arthur Shahani is following the situation hierarchy high. What explanation did tree long has government give for shutting down these social media apps? So in a nutshell, the government doesn't trust Facebook to yank down fake news and call to miles before they go viral keep in mind. Sri Lanka is only a decade out of civil war. That's not a long time people. Remember it peace feels tenuous to them just a year ago last March Buddhist extremists torched, Muslim homes and businesses and used Facebook to incite violence in response to that the government had had. Had announced a seventy two hour block on social media in this time around the government is not putting a time limit on it. It's unclear when the band will come to an end. Of course, there are lots of examples of hoaxes going rampant on on Facebook from Myanmar to the United States. We have to note, they aren't NPR sponsor. How is the company responded to what's happening? Sri Lanka responses. Me company leaders are not defending themselves. They issued a statement and a pretty conciliatory tone saying, hey, we're working to support first responders and law enforcement and to identify and remove harmful content. Facebook had so many screw ups executive can't give themselves up Pat on the back or claim. Hey, we have a handle on calls to violence as recently as the New Zealand massacre Facebook failed to remove twenty percents of the video footage of the mass shooting, even though in that instance, people in the company knew what to look out for tell us how people in Sri Lanka are responding to the Senate you've been reaching out to people affected by the blackout. What are you hearing? I have you know, social media has been used time and again to help in crises right people turn to. Facebook to check in and broadcast that their faith to get updates from local officials and hospitals, and especially in Asia where WhatsApp is replaced regular phone calls for much of the population. The ban really threw people off. I spoke to one woman in American named Rena Aurora who is in Sri Lanka on vacation her family. Didn't know she was in Colombo near a bomb target. And this is her they tried to call me several times. I believe what's happened. They weren't able to get in contact with me. And so they were very concerned for my safety because all of them that I was traveling enchilada the time she had to worry about her parents worrying that she was injured or even worse than that. And she had no idea what was down when she tried to reach driver to get to the airport. He didn't respond and she figured, okay. He's blowing me off. And you know, he wasn't. He just didn't get the messages. So the both of them were operating in an information. Vacuum feeling totally isolated when what they really needed was to connect in a moments of panic. Can we say whether the blackout has actually worked at prevent. Eating the spread of hoaxes and conspiracy theories. Yeah. You know, I actually spoke to a man who lives in Colombo. And he told me that even though Facebook was banned some people use the back door tool. It's called a VPN to get on. Anyway. And lo and behold there ripostes online designed to so fear one one post claims a bomb went off in a nearby local park that was not true and other post claim that terrorists had poisoned the water supply. That was also ally TV and radio journalists had to jump in on that. And report that hey, you can trust the water you can drink at faith. That was extra work for them. It could have been worse with more people on the platform. Wow. So just briefly how does what's happened in Sri Lanka compared to what you've seen in other parts of the world. You know, what we've just seen in Sri Lanka is very swift unilateral action. Other countries like France and Germany have gone. The regulatory route, right. Germany path laws to find Facebook severely for its failure to pull down white supremacists. Content. Either approach quick or regulatory methodic the illustrate that because Facebook has. Been able to take control governments have decided that they're going to have to act. It's NPR's Arthur Shahani, thanks so much. Thank you now to the Democratic Republic of Congo where for months health workers have been struggling to contain any bull outbreak. Despite the fact that more than one hundred thousand people have been vaccinated. There's been a surge of new cases and more than thirteen hundred people have been infected so far the biggest obstacle to stopping the outbreak armed groups who keep attacking health workers in just the last few days. They were two assaults here to tell us. More is NPR's and read is in and welcome to the studio. Hi outy. Give us the latest on these attacks. I well the first one was on Friday afternoon. It was at a local hospital in a city called Mutombo. That's one of the current epicenters of the outbreak and about twenty members of one of the local Ebola response teams were having a meeting in witnesses say two gunmen Burstein, they took everyone's cell phones and other they started shooting injured two people and they killed the team leader. His name was. Dr Richard Valerie was Oko. He was an epidemiologist from Cameron had been deployed by the World Health Organization to help fight Ebola. And then just a few hours later there was an attack on another local command center, this one was at a hospital in a nearby. Suburb called Koch wa it's one of the worst hot spots in the outbreak zone. And this one was around three AM Saturday morning. Four people tried to set fire to that command center. Police fought them off they killed one assailant, and they captured the rest are these centers being targeted on purpose in if so how come it seems so yes, and it's not clear exactly who was behind each of these attacks. But I spoke with Dr Michel Yow who is leading the response for the World Health Organization, and he says witnesses in that first attack told him that the gunmen were shouting Ebola doesn't exist. You're just here to make money off of us and it fits into a larger problem of mistrust in the local population. There have been years of armed. Conflict in this part of Congo and people feel victimized by the government. So they don't trust authorities and by extension health workers. What does this mean for the effort to try and contain the outbreak? Well, there's a lot of concern because this is just the latest in a series of violent incidents that directly target health workers since February two Ebola treatment centers have been attacked Dr Masuku the doctor who was killed on Friday. He had only arrived four weeks ago. And he apparently told colleagues that he was really worried he's left behind a wife and four children in Cameroon. And so each time there's been an attack the health workers need to regroup. They slow down their efforts to vaccinate people who've been exposed, and then you see the effect in the outbreak. It gets worse. Basically more people start to get sick. And you know to give you an example in February just before these attacks on the bullet treatment centers started. They were saying about thirty new cases a week. And then this month, we're already up. To seventy new cases every week even as high as one hundred new cases every week. If this violence continues is there a chance at the outbreak could grow into a catastrophe similar to what we saw in twenty fourteen in some west African countries there are some really important differences, first of all the WHO and the government have been on this from the beginning. There's also a vaccine now which has been a game changer as you noted they've managed to get more than one hundred thousand people to take it and the evidence is highly effective. So there are still reasons to be hopeful despite this latest violence, that's NPR's Eisenman. Thank you for explaining.

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Ebola Doctors in the Congo Threaten Strike After a Health Worker Was Killed

All Things Considered

03:26 min | 3 years ago

Ebola Doctors in the Congo Threaten Strike After a Health Worker Was Killed

"Now to the Democratic Republic of Congo where for months health workers have been struggling to contain any bull outbreak. Despite the fact that more than one hundred thousand people have been vaccinated. There's been a surge of new cases and more than thirteen hundred people have been infected so far the biggest obstacle to stopping the outbreak armed groups who keep attacking health workers in just the last few days. They were two assaults here to tell us. More is NPR's and read is in and welcome to the studio. Hi outy. Give us the latest on these attacks. I well the first one was on Friday afternoon. It was at a local hospital in a city called Mutombo. That's one of the current epicenters of the outbreak and about twenty members of one of the local Ebola response teams were having a meeting in witnesses say two gunmen Burstein, they took everyone's cell phones and other they started shooting injured two people and they killed the team leader. His name was. Dr Richard Valerie was Oko. He was an epidemiologist from Cameron had been deployed by the World Health Organization to help fight Ebola. And then just a few hours later there was an attack on another local command center, this one was at a hospital in a nearby. Suburb called Koch wa it's one of the worst hot spots in the outbreak zone. And this one was around three AM Saturday morning. Four people tried to set fire to that command center. Police fought them off they killed one assailant, and they captured the rest are these centers being targeted on purpose in if so how come it seems so yes, and it's not clear exactly who was behind each of these attacks. But I spoke with Dr Michel Yow who is leading the response for the World Health Organization, and he says witnesses in that first attack told him that the gunmen were shouting Ebola doesn't exist. You're just here to make money off of us and it fits into a larger problem of mistrust in the local population. There have been years of armed. Conflict in this part of Congo and people feel victimized by the government. So they don't trust authorities and by extension health workers. What does this mean for the effort to try and contain the outbreak? Well, there's a lot of concern because this is just the latest in a series of violent incidents that directly target health workers since February two Ebola treatment centers have been attacked Dr Masuku the doctor who was killed on Friday. He had only arrived four weeks ago. And he apparently told colleagues that he was really worried he's left behind a wife and four children in Cameroon. And so each time there's been an attack the health workers need to regroup. They slow down their efforts to vaccinate people who've been exposed, and then you see the effect in the outbreak. It gets worse. Basically more people start to get sick. And you know to give you an example in February just before these attacks on the bullet treatment centers started. They were saying about thirty new cases a week. And then this month, we're already up. To seventy new cases every week even as high as one hundred new cases every week. If this violence continues is there a chance at the outbreak could grow into a catastrophe similar to what we saw in twenty fourteen in some west African countries there are some really important differences, first of all the WHO and the government have been on this from the beginning. There's also a vaccine now which has been a game changer as you noted they've managed to get more than one hundred thousand people to take it and the evidence is highly effective. So there are still reasons to be hopeful despite this latest

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