35 Burst results for "Humanitarian Aid"
UN: Child Malnutrition Soars in War-torn Yemen
"The children of Yemen are suffering acute malnutrition president at rights as the world's worst humanitarian crisis grinds on UN agencies have warned in an alert based on new food security analysis in some areas more than one in four children is acutely malnourished. said the UN Children's fund UNICEF along with the World Food Programme, WFP and the Office for the Coordination of humanitarian, affairs or. They cited data from one hundred and thirty three districts in southern parts of Yemen which are home to one point four, million children under five. It revealed a ten percent increase in acute trish in so far this year even worse is the more than fifteen percent rise in children suffering from severe acute malnutrition meaning that at least ninety, eight, thousand under-fives are at high risk of dying without urgent medical treatment from Geneva. Here's UNICEF spokesperson Eczema. Kado. The most significant increase is among young children who suffer from inferior acute malnutrition. This is a condition that leaves children around ten times more likely to die. Z's as such as cholera, diarrhoea, malaria, or acute respiratory infections, all of which are common in Yemen. According to Wip by the of twenty, twenty, four in ten people in surveyed areas of Yemen about three point, two million people are likely to be severely food insecure data for the remaining districts. Northern Yemen has yet to be published, but the situation is expected to be equally concerning based on historical trends. Fighting between government on non-state actors has continued in southern Afghanistan's Helmand province where civilians have been killed thousands displaced the UN hazard an update from Austria, the UN Humanitarian Aid Office reported that more than two weeks since clashes began near Lashkar Gah city. The security situation remains volatile while talks between the Afghan government and Taliban representatives continue in Qatar fighting has also been reported along the road connecting Chicago with Kandahar city in the East with improvised explosive devices planted on main highways continuing to threaten those looking for shelter. Amid attacks affecting fifteen medical facilities, the World Health Organization W. H.. O.. Also reported that the closure of clinics has affected thousands of people although handful of partially reopened. Science needs to be more accessible, transparent, and in tune with people's needs if global threats like the covid nineteen pandemic ought to be overcome effectively, you agency heads said on Tuesday in a joint appeal for free access to scientific reviews, data tools, and software audrey. Azoulay. From yes. Go Ted Ross at an Gabri ACIS from the World Health Organization has. Michelle Bachelet High Commissioner for Human Rights called on the international community to take all necessary measures to make this happen with the additional support of Fabiola Gianotti who had Sunday European Laboratory for particle physics. The appeal also intends to promote trust in research and technology at a time when rumors and. False information I increasingly common in a statement UNESCO the UN agency for Education Science and Culture said that the recent response of the scientific community to the cave nineteen pandemic has demonstrated how well open science can accelerate the achievement of scientific solutions to global challenges. But the agency insisted that sustainable solutions to global threats require an efficient transparent and vibrant scientific effort from everyone in society not just scientists in line with the wishes of UN member states UNESCO is developing guidelines explaining how countries can implement open science policies to bring citizens closer to science and how they can commit to helping to share scientific knowledge around the World
UN chief urges Libya cease-fire, warns its future at stake
"A rare opportunity for peace in Libya should be seized by all those involved in the conflict. Secretary General Antonio Guitarist told a high level virtual meeting convened on Monday to stem the fighting noting that the conflict has been going on for far too long. He said that the country's future is at stake and called on all Libyan's to continue to work towards a lasting ceasefire. The summit comes amidst ongoing longstanding concern over unresolved conflict within. Libya and interference from outside states. The oil-rich country remained split between the UN recognized government of National Accord or GNA, and the self proclaimed Libyan National Army L. N. A. which launched an attack on the capital of Tripoli in. April. Two, thousand, nineteen, the chief of the UN refugee agency UNHCR said on Monday that maintaining humanitarian aid levels during the covid nineteen pandemic was a comparatively inexpensive way to save lives and protect people on the move. A. Along with host communities are facing what he calls a pandemic of poverty. Filippo Grandma told, UNHCR's annual executive committee that keeping aid flowing would mitigate the instability from growing pockets of marginalization, which would be more costly to address later. Despite. The UN chiefs call for global ceasefire. pan-demic conflict, violence, discrimination, human rights, violations, and political crises continue, and currently, there are nearly eighty million forcibly displaced people in the world of figure double that of ten years ago according to Mr Grandy.
AstraZeneca pauses coronavirus vaccine trial, shares slip on rollout doubts
"No Work? No pay no food coronavirus lockdowns have forced many people all over the world to wonder where their next meal's will come from according to Matthew True. Scott Oxfam International's head of Humanitarian Policy About one hundred and twenty one million people have been pushed to the edge of starvation. This year not of course is across the main hotspots you would expect Yemen Democratic Republic of Congo of Gunston Venezuela, south. Sudan we're also seeing hunger coming up in otherwise middle income or developing countries. India South Africa Brazil CETERA. Look at a situation in the world where you have about sixty sixty, one percent working in the informal economy when that denied that daily income forced to stay at home they no longer get that income and that forces them into some of the negative coping strategies and that's what makes this crisis so unique. People. Couldn't travel to work which meant they couldn't make money and they couldn't buy food but this isn't just a short term problem. Is it Yeah and it has sort of long term impacts where, for instance, if you take people who are living day to day selling milk, if they can't sell milk for a few days, it gets point whether then have to do something to have food and income then have to sell their means of income. So selling the cow which had been providing them and then conquered back to generate income and same happens instead of urban areas where people who had been, for instance, taxi drivers after. So long of not being able to take fares and give taxi rights eventually then have to start selling off assets to cope and that's where we're really. Seeing potential long-term structural breakdown, and as you say, this is a problem that existed before the pandemic. So how do we tackle it this time around does it require new solutions? It does with sort of proposing three solutions. The I of course is that we need to increase humanitarian aid drastically the U. N. Global Humanitarian Appeal has called for about ten point, three billion dollars in humanitarian aid. But only about twenty, four percent of that is funded. So less than a quarter, the second thing that we can do is cancelled some of the debt that could free up up to a trillion dollars, and then of course, the final thing is. Exactly, as you say, we do need to change how system works. We need to build a more fair and more robust food system. We need to build a system that's ready to deal with the climate shocks that's able to produce sustainable food. One that supports a small-scale Farmers Informal Workers, Matthew Scott head of humanitarian policy at Oxfam International. Thanks for your time. Thank you so much
UN Chief on the release of the updated COVID-19 Global Humanitarian Response Plan
"Six weeks ago the global coffee nineteen pandemic began to eat some of the world's most fragile countries. I asked governments to step up for the world's author vulnerable people in a spirit of solidarity compassion and for site. The response was prompt and generous. We now have more than half the two billion. Us dollars we asked for United Nations. Our NGO partners at achieving results. For those who need it. Most water and soap are being delivered to vulnerable. Refugees hospitals and clinics are getting support life saving information campaigns are reaching millions of people and the Global System of air links eastern sporting medical supplies and equipment to someone ended in twenty countries worldwide. We are ramping up to seven hundred flights months for cargo and besseges my message to the simple. We have made a good start now. We must built on it. We need six point. Seven billion dollars to protect millions of people and help stop the virus from circling back around the globe. Humanitarian aid is not just a moral imperative it is a practical necessity to combat the virus if covered nineteen rix faulk in the Buddhist classes. We are all risk. I heard your strong continued support for this appeal thank you.
Donut Sugar Could Help Stored Blood Last
"This is scientific American sixty seconds science. I'm Suzanne barred lead. Donations save lives but blood can only be stored under refrigeration for up to six weeks after that it's no longer usable for transfusions because of that limitation people have to continually donate blood to meet the needs but also in places where refrigeration may not be available. That can also be a challenge. It's difficult to have led available when Needed University of Louisville Bio engineer. Jonathan Copa Kopecek. He says disruptions to regular blood donations due to covert nineteen have put stress on the blood supply and the pandemic underscores the need for more reliable long term storage methods. Blood can be frozen for extended periods of time but it's pretty rare because of all the challenges and complexities with that process instead. Copa checks team has developed a method of preserving blood so it can be stored in a dehydrated state at room temperature to do so. They turn to an unusual preservative. A sugar called TRAE halos which is a common ingredient in donuts. Helped him look fresh even when they might be month old? And you wouldn't know the difference. The researchers chose trae hellos because in nature. It's made by hardy. Animals like Tardy Grades And Sea Monkeys Aka Brine shrimp famous for their ability to survive dehydration. So these animals can dry out completely for a long period of time and then be rehydrated in resume normal function so we wanted to use the trailers that's produced by these organisms and apply that to preserving blood cells in a dried state. Just like those organisms are but I the researchers had to get trae Halos into blood cells. They used ultrasound to drill temporary holes in the cell membranes which let some trae hello skit in and they need to have sufficient levels of trailers on both the inside and the outside of the cell in order to survive the dehydration rehydration process. At that point the blood could be dried and made into a powder and then we can rehydrate the blood and have it returned back to normal. The team is still trying to improve yields but thanks the dried blood could be stored at room temperature for years. The study is in the Journal. Micro FLUIDS COPA check. Says the technique could be ready for clinical trials in three to five years? If successful it could be used to create of dry blood in case of future pandemics natural disasters and for humanitarian aid. Work military operations or even missions to Mars May first-aid kits on the Red Planet will include dried red blood cells.
Venezuela's Ongoing Political Saga
"Venezuela is in the news again. There's a failed raid. Actually two of the advisors of one guy lull have resigned. They resigned Monday so I wanted to talk about Venezuela a little bit third rail topic of Latin America so over the weekend. I had the opportunity to connect with Gabriel Hetland Assistant Professor of Latin American Caribbean and US. Latino studies at the University of Albany and here is the conversation. Hey Gabriel thank you so much for being on Latino rebels radio great to be here. Venezuela seems to be doesn't seem to go away before we get into the deeper issues regarding Venezuela. I would love to get your reaction about what has happened over the last Last week in continuing this whole notion of this ex green beret with a raid. That was going to go after. Nicholas model can you begin to breakdown your reaction or or give your take on all this. I'll do my best. I'm shaking my head as you say. This almost makes me chuckle. And I've heard so many accurate ways to describe it tragedy meets farce handler with Alaska historian at nyu said someone else. From the Obama X. Obama said described it as keystone cops meets failed Bay of Pigs invasion someone else a bad rambo movie. I mean it's almost absurd if it weren't tragic at the same time so you know the sort of short story is that there's a a ex green beret Jordan gaudreau based in Florida. He's apparently guarded trump at a rally at some point in the last couple of years He seems to be described as totally out of touch with reality by everyone. Who's met him over the last several years he got involved into that. Anna's Waylon really randomly was last February at this concert. That March I guess when Richard Branson people was having a concert in Kuku Columbia on the border blah to raise for humanitarian aid and basically for an armed invasion of Venezuela by the opposition at failed utterly but from that point on Goo throw with his Sort OF SECURITY OPS Company in Florida Silver Corp got interested in Venezuela and the money that might be involved with toppling meadow and it as more and more of the details. Come out it's truly scandalous and Lurid and it's GonNa Impact Venezuela for a long time to come but There was a armed invasion. Which happened just over week ago on Sunday. and You know about little less than two dozen Folks got got off a boat An eight of them were killed and another fifteen or so were captured by the Venezuelan army. Apparently fisherman actually are the ones who initially captured them and their plan was to sort of invade Venezuela's through the ocean. You Know Landa boat make their way to cut off us. Topple them Dodo administration free Venezuela goto warehouses filled with cash. Us dollars take the cash leave and be treated as heroes Total absurd but what really makes it know scandalous as the main opposition leader. One Guy Dough is involved in this And there's more and more evidence coming out that he knew something about what was going to happen. It's not entirely clear how much he now and how much he knew and it appears that he didn't know a whole lot but in over last year he had a series of meetings. I think by phone basically with Guerrero and there's recordings with his voice and he's been invited to save. These are not true and he hasn't done so to my knowledge so far where he you know says it will support the agreement and one of his deputies apparently gave fifty thousand dollars as an initial payment which was supposed to go up to two hundred some million dollars And other Guido officials apparently had some level of knowledge the trump administration has denied it but in very interesting terms where Secretary Pompeo has said the US was not directly involved and so his use of the word directly suggests that they were somehow involved. That's what I mean exactly. And here's the thing that I would say about all this. Given how third rail of an issue Venezuela is there because it's so damn partisan this topic you could literally make a case that each party involved could have been involved. You know what I'm saying. I'm not trying to be like that's how messed up. Venezuela's right now in terms of the understanding because I'm sure that there are people who are saying well. This is his mother will conspiracy. You know he just created all this because you know the opposition and goes like I don't know anything about it the US. I feel like it was being taken from like amateur hour so it Kinda to me speaks to how Venezuela is often misunderstood misrepresented because it is being seen through a very hyper partisan lens that is so complex that I don't think it's reality right now in this is sort of an example of this absurd story that this sort of like bad. Hollywood
U.S. renews criticism of China's early handling of coronavirus outbreak
"Of state Mike Pompeii just holding a briefing we strongly believe that the Chinese Communist Party did not report the outbreak of the new coronavirus in a timely fashion to the World Health Organization I'm Hannah says China's Communist Party failed to report how dangerous the disease was and waited a month to report sustained human to human transmission when it had already spread to every province it's center those who tried to warn the world in order to halt to testing of new samples and it destroyed existing samples the US has called for answers from China and from the World Health Organization im pei also announcing more humanitarian aid from the U. S. to countries most at risk to help fight the virus bringing the U. S. total in aid so far to seven hundred seventy five million dollars
Can the U.N. Handle Another Humanitarian Crisis in Syria
"Humanitarian aid and protection needs are growing more desperate by the day in serious ad Lib Governor. At where nearly one million people have been displaced by ongoing military operations according to a senior U N aid official Kevin Kennedy Regional Humanitarian Coordinator for the Syria. Crisis was part of a cross-border mission from Turkey conducted on Monday by seven. Un Agencies to assess the feasibility of having sustained presence in the northwestern province the last opposition held stronghold people in it Lib traumatized and frightened and urgently need better access to shelter food sanitation basic health services and protection. He said in a statement and while local aid workers are doing a heroic job they are exhausted and also subject to being displaced and killed. He added Mr Kennedy stressed that as needs rise. It is imperative that the UN uses all methods to reach people in need whether from inside Syria or across borders. He reported that more than two thousand one hundred and fifty trucks carried aid from Turkey into northwestern Syria January and February. That's over double the number that made the crossing during the same period last year. However he said we need to do even more and scale presence on the ground meanwhile human rights violations. Continue to rise in Syria where women children and men face unprecedented levels of displacement amidst increasingly dire conditions. That's the assessment of the commission of inquiry appointed by the UN Human Rights Council to investigate and record all violations of international law in the nearly decade-long conflict. The commission has released its latest report and among the findings is that Syrians who were forcibly displaced through reconciliation agreements or who fled battles are now being hemmed into ever-shrinking spaces in it live and Western. Aleppo governorate under the rule of the H. T. S. terrorist group military operations to Root Out. The group of killed and injured. Scores of people said the report while markets camps and hospitals have been decimated. The report contains several recommendations for the Syrian government but also for warring parties and the international community to improve the protection of civilians. It is scheduled to be presented to the Human Rights Council next week
Flare-up in fighting in northwest Syria pulls in Russian, Turkish forces
"Simon there's intense fighting in northwest Syria as government troops backed by Russian air power continue their offensive against the last rebel strongholds aid groups warned of a humanitarian disaster with nearly a million civilians fleeing to the Turkish border we're joined now by a mother who arrived at the border town of Sarvodaya Syria with three young children and her husband four months ago she is remaining anonymous for her safety ma'am thank you very much for speaking with us thank you very much for having me and make me talk on behalf of or the civilians here all right now I understand you've been lucky enough to get an apartment rented apartment what's daily life like for you to have food water life here is unprecedented the situation here is dire those foods and waters but there's no electricity prices are crazy here because people here are only seeking safety now and most of them are living on humanitarian aid how are your children doing they'll will combining with others changing who are living in the camps I managed to make them attend a school here may be I thought it is safe to school on the border but even here on the border there's shelling they're shelling you can heritage shared by yeah we can hear it clearly yeah and where I live now it has been shelled twice during this month Hey your apartment building yeah are you able to talk to people back home no but I still have my parents who are still living at their home any any how the areas there are being bombed every single minute I'm not exaggerate that every single month there is maybe a shell attack or an error rates and what do you see of other people who have who have left your area they are up to a million since December have been fleeing near the Turkish border seeking safety on my floor there are five apartments and each apartment how does she need to five families living together can you imagine that no what are your plans for the future I hope that you will not ask me about the plans of the future we live day by day we try to stay safe and alive that's all our biggest goal and the team now ma'am what would you what would you like people in the United States to know about what's going on and and what would you say to Americans you save look it sounds terrible but what do you want me to do I just want the war to shield our prices just imagine how much agony we leave and she'll I wish if if you couldn't do anything to stop this suffering or to stop killing us we will come any any action that could nope that's a mother of two and it lit province
Russia, Backed by China, Casts 14th U.N. Veto on Syria to Block Cross-Border Aid
"Secretary of state Mike Pompeii always blasting China and Russia for using a U. N. security council veto to block cross border humanitarian aid to Syrian civilians Pompeii says they have blood on their
Syria says possible drone attacks hit 3 oil, gas facilities
"Reporting new attacks on key oil targets in Syria oil ministry end state TV say attacks believed to have been carried out by drones have hit three key government run oil and gas installations damage assessments have not been released and no one has claimed responsibility for the attacks you invoked keep humanitarian aid going to Syria fail Friday was blocked by Russian
Sesame Street to launch Arabic-language show for refugee children to help them deal with trauma
"When you're talking with your family and friends at your table this weekend. What are you GONNA be talking? Yeah well I have a three year old daughter and a five year old son and so we will be talking a lot about sesame street this week which celebrated its golden anniversary anniversary. Did you watch this mystery as a kid I did. Yeah Jessica what about you absolutely. And who are your favorite characters. I was always partial to Mr snuffle up this big bird's imaginary best friend and go what about you. I did love big bird a lot. And Ernie and Bert really really were probably my favorites. Though actually wonderful and I was dismayed to find out recently watching it with my children that Mr Smith Aleph guess is no longer I quote unquote quote figment of big birds imagination. Everyone sees him. It was very disappointing to the ranks of the real monsters. Wow that's like saying the tooth fairy doesn't exist well. My favorite character was kermit the frog especially his portrayal of TV news reporter which should come as no surprise But I might soon have a new favorite character and his name is John. John has been introduced to children will be introduced to children in Syrian refugee camps as has one of them he is the Star of Alan Simpson or welcome sesame an Arabic language version of sesame street that has been co produced by sesame workshop and the the International Rescue Committee it teaches letters and numbers. Yes but it also teaches emotional coping measures for the millions. Yes millions of children who have been traumatically they displaced from their homes and may remain displaced for decades especially as countries like the United States. Continue to cut the number of refugees at allows in twelve million Elian refugees. Twelve million six million of them are children and those are the stats get this only two percent of humanitarian aid for education in For refugees two percent and so once again sesame street has come to the rescue just as it did in the late nineteen sixty s when it first debuted John his friend Bosma and Friendly Goat Maza debut in twenty countries across the Middle East in February twenty twenty via satellite dishes in the refugee camps. And from time to time there will be guest appearances by Cookie Monster Grover and elmo. I have to say cookie monster was one of my favorites as well. The project is funded with a one hundred million dollar grant from the Macarthur Foundation and the grant also covers direct services to the families whose children have never been outside the camps and therefore they don't know fundamentals that we take for granted such as imagination or basic information like fish. Come from the sea while the focus will be more on emotional tools these fundamentals annals will also be covered as well and I really do applaud sesame workshop for taking this project on and I say. AJC is also exploring new ways to reach out to The era world in the Arabic language. And we'll be hearing more about that in the months to come but this project in particular is just really fascinating to me. And that's what we'll be talking about at our Table
Arizona activist acquitted of harboring immigrants who crossed US-Mexico border
"And there's our border activist was acquitted on charges of harboring immigrants across the U. S. Mexico border this was the second trial for Scott Warren after a jury deadlocked in June one was arrested in January of twenty eighteen and a humanitarian aid station in Arizona called the barn or two central American man had been staying for
Arizona border aid worker Scott Warren takes stand in second trial against him
"In Arizona border activist on the stand today testifying in the second to criminal case against him as actions will he was part of a humanitarian aid group Scott Warren arrested early last year when prosecutors say he was harboring two men with snuck across the U. S. Mexico border now worn as a long time volunteer with the group that drops off water and food in the desert and also goes out searching for dead or missing migrants worn maintains he was just being a good Samaritan and helping those two
Islamic State leader leaves a legacy of terror
"This is All Things Considered from NPR news I'm Michelle Martin we're gonna begin this hour with that major announcement today from president trump in the morning press conference at the White House the president announced that the leader of ISIS Abu Bakr al Baghdadi had been eliminated that was trumps work only Daddy was one of the world's most wanted figures he was killed and his Syrian safe house by US commander rate we can have several conversations about this about who al Baghdadi was and what this means for the region we're going to start with NPR's Daniel Estrin in Beirut and national security correspondent Greg my re here in our studios in Washington DC and Greg I'm going to start with you let's first start with the details the timeline of the operation president trump gave a vivid cinematic description of what happened here he said eight American helicopters went into this small village they land they don't go into the front of this compound they blast through the walls the interest they track down al Baghdadi and the president says that how Baghdadi has a suicide vest and three kids with them he detonates this killing himself killing the kids no American casualties except for a military dog I think the number of people have been struck by the level of detail that the the president you know offer here including descriptions of what he claims were up and down his last moments did that strike you as a person is cover these issues for sometime was it unusual for that kind of announcement beyond unusual actually quite remarkable I mean this would all fall into the category of classified top secret information for him to just come out and riff and take questions on this providing this this granular level of detail was quite striking and then his defense secretary came on it was mark espera was much more tight lipped about the whole operation today I let me turn to you what's been the reaction in the region I mean you're in Lebanon at the moment and but if you've been following this throughout the region including in Syria what's been the reaction there we've been hearing a whole mix every action from inside Syria we spoke with the researcher in the city of Rucka he's been researching ISIS crimes in the city when isis was there and he says this is a moment of celebration you know trump gave a list of the victims of ISIS you mentioned American journalists humanitarian aid workers killed Christians killed disease killed but actually most of isis is victims were Muslims and just in Syria alone approximately six thousand civilians were killed by ISIS so Syrians civilians I feel very strongly about this man but there is a lot of skepticism this researcher the Syrian man we spoke with thought the US had its own interests in killing Baghdadi he said the US wants to grab Syrian oil which we heard trump's speak about we're also hearing from many Syrians who are skeptical that apple buckle but Daddy actually died they've heard several times before in the past that he had died turned out to be fake news they say we haven't seen the pictures how do we know for sure and we also reached a few Syrians in in live but the city where I'll Doug Daddy was reportedly given safe haven and was targeted living there seems very careful with their words or didn't want to speak at all and they could be scared of retribution from ISIS so Daniel the president thanked many countries in his announcement starting with Russia and Turkey then including Syria and Iraq the Syrian Kurds as well but in that order and that was striking to a number of people what about that I mean does that show that the Kurds are still important players in fighting the extremist threat despite president trump's decision to back away from well it's a very interesting to hear how the the STF the Kurdish led forces in Syria have been speaking about what happened today first of all their top commander said that they had been tracking Abu Bakr al Baghdadi is movements and location for the last five months that they were part of the intelligence cooperation in planning for the US to nab about Daddy but that that operation was delayed by a month because of the recent Turkish offensive after we heard that about Daddy was killed they praise the operation they said it was a joint Curtis U. S. operation just days ago though we heard from the top commander they were very upset with Donald Trump for withdrawing US troops and leaving them exposed to a Turkish offensive what Greg this comes at a time when a standard just point out the president's pulling US troops out of Syria putting a stop to what he has called endless wars it is there a contradiction in US policy then between wanting to destroy ISIS and other terror groups overseas but still wanting to bring US forces home I mean is there a contradiction US policy a fundamental contradiction that's existed throughout the the president's time in office we're going to hit all of these groups whether it's ISIS of the Taliban or al Qaeda but it's time to bring Americans home and the president seem not bothered by this contradiction today he said we we carried out a very successful operation in Syria and yes we're still bringing the troops home he seem to see it as as so you see we can do both while critics are already saying no you can't this was an operation that required a special operators in the US working with Kurds and you want to leave an area of the intelligence goes cold very quickly so you you can't really have it both ways you can stay and fight or you can leave but hard to do both before we let each of you go I do want to hear from each of you on this what is the strategic significance of the death of opportunity right the death of al Baghdadi does not end ISIS we've learned that time and again when the leaders of terrorists groups are killed however you should also look at the number of things that have happened in the past couple of years ISIS has lost its territory it's lost its revenue streams it no longer has recruits flowing in and now they've lost a very important leader this group is not dead they still have lots of fighters out there but they are in no way organized the way that they were so they've been greatly weakened but they still exist Daniel what about you it's true that ISIS isn't dead it exists in many different permutations and groups across the region and finally the city it live is a place where we're hearing many ISIS operatives fled to that area after the fall of the ISIS territorial caliphate and the question is will they be able to regroup there that was and personally scar Spahn Daniel Estrin in Beirut and national security correspondent quick Myrick here in our studios in Washington DC thank you both so much for talking to us my pleasure thanks we're going to turn now to someone whose life was directly affected by Abu Bakr al Baghdadi and the rise of ISIS James Foley was an American journalist covering the civil war in Syria in two thousand twelve he was captured in northern Syria by ISIS and held captive for nearly two years then in two thousand fourteen he was killed in a gruesome manner beheaded in what would become something of a signature of the Islamic state he was the first American to be killed by ISIS in his honor and name his mother I am fully created the James W. fully legacy foundation which advocates for the safe return of American hostages abroad and protection of journalists and she's with us now from her home via Skype thankfully thank you so much for speaking with us today my pleasure we shop how are you reacting to today's events well we're very grateful my shall we have to be I am very grateful to president trump our intelligence community and the military for fall waiting and finding al Baghdadi and stopping him our he obviously wanted to continue to regroup and continue his reign of terror so it is a blow to isis and I'm very grateful we had there US troops in country to make that happen ask you though today what does this does this bring up anything for you I mean I know what you know the word closure is so controversial people think it's some people think it's ridiculous some people think it it actually kind of capture something or says something does the death of this person who who because your son's death does this bring anything for you does it and anything for you does that term what what is it bring up for you well it protects others from whatever he was planning to do start money the thing that would bring me the most solace is does ISIS fighters who have been captured I would like them to be brought to trial and the federal criminal court here in the U. apps I'm grateful that two alleged Jack hottest Cody and I'll shake our impact in US custody and I'm hoping they'll be brought to trial but there are thousands of others and I feel it's very important that the international community hold them responsible by bringing them to trial and if convicted put away for the rest of their lives how do you hope the elder Jerry might be captured alive so that he could face trial yes he would have been able to answer so many questions but it appears he detonated himself he didn't want that to happen so he wanted to be a martyr for his because I'm sure so obviously that would have been the past the more we can take into custody and bring to trial the better however as you can see from there and present is that it's hard to find the will to bring them to trial and there's a lot of blocks in that regard but I feel that is necessary to actually stop terrorism is to bring these folks who inflicted such terror to try and hold them accountable for their horrific Dietz we let you go how does this how does the work of the fully foundation proceed does the does al Baghdadi is death affect the work of the foundation in anyway well anytime we can capture people who are from loading hostage taking which he surely wise that is a win he wives using human victims to inflict yes terror on the country and the citizens in that area so yes of course that's a help I would just or that our administration might give a higher priority to innocent Americans when they first taken hostage to maybe hopefully prevent some of that horrific crime so but I I certainly applaud today's victory and it is a victory for the free world was stand for Lee she's the president and founder of the James to be fully legacy foundation she's the mother of the slain US journalist James Foley who was killed by ISIS in two thousand fourteen she was with us today via Skype painfully thank you so much for talking with us thank you so much for
Refugees And Dealing With Them Fleeing Libya To Europe
"Least forty refugees and migrants are feared dead. After a boat carrying dozens of people across the mediterranean sea on route to europe europe capsized tuesday morning off the coast of libya according to the libyan coast guard some sixty five migrants and refugees mostly from sudan were rescued with the help of local fishermen the associated press reported at least five people were confirmed dead including women and child from morocco whose bodies were recovered near the western town of homes seventy five five miles east of tripoli with tuesday's tragedy the number of migrants and refugees who've lost their lives in the mediterranean in two thousand nineteen is it's up to nine hundred just last month about one hundred fifty people including children mostly from africa drowned off the coast of libya in a separate shipwreck brek according to the un high commissioner for refugees rescue operations for the latest migrants shipwreck continued to be underway the final death toll may be even higher this latest this disaster comes as far right european leaders like the italian deputy prime minister and minister of the interior matteo salvini continue to criminalize refugees and migrants this as well as humanitarian aid workers who often lead search and rescue missions in the atlantic in the mediterranean this june police in italy arrested corolla rakhat the thirty one year old german captain of the sea watch rescue ship after vessel collided with an italian border police boat when she attempted to docket and italian alley in port and in two thousand seventeen pia clamp also a member of c watch was arrested at the same port and charged with assisting so-called illegal immigration clamps currently awaiting trial and faces up to twenty years in prison if convicted for more we go to geneva where we're joined by charlie oxley u. N. high commissioner for refugees jeez global spokesperson for mixed migration mediterranean and africa welcome to democracy now charlie actually can you explain what just happened this latest shipwreck shipwreck and what the casualties are well once again we morning yet another the tragic incident resulting from people trying to flee the war and violence <hes> in libya. The rescue operation is still underway a but what we understand from our teams who are there on the ground speaking with survivors a boat left in the early hours of yesterday morning very soon came into distress appears the forty people who have now drowned on the mediterranean and and this is just the latest and a series of drownings people taking these similar similar journeys to this one each time we do see a outpouring of public sympathy empathy expressed from all corners but we're calling now for those sentiments to be translated into meaningful action u._n._h. This house proposed a way forward. There's a number of ways we can improve search and rescue capacity at sea and get refugees libya so they don't take these boats in the first place but this situation cannot continue as is so explain who was in this ship before and it <hes> before before the shipwreck and explain why they couldn't get to land this group <hes> it's very similar to the kinda groups. We often see departing from libya. It's a mixed group of people of refugees and migrants around a third from refugee producing country so in the east and west of africa we currently have more than fifteen unresolved conflicts insecurity in different areas and particularly in places like a retriever aaron and somalia and sudan in in the east. Mali and burkina faso's in the west people. They're fleeing ongoing fighting by armed groups and are in need of refugee protection at the same time we do see secondary movement from countries neighboring those countries because their asylum silence systems are in need of strengthening and then needs to be strategic development assistance when people don't feel safe and feel they're able to make the most of economic opportunities that will allow them in their families to survive we see a rising trend of people putting their hands in that lives in the hands of smugglers and traffickers who commit a range of human rights abuses and they're responsible for putting people in these flimsy and uh unseaworthy boats that have often little hope of reaching dry land unattached court ruled two weeks ago that the spanish humanitarian ship open arms which choose waiting off the italian island of lampedusa carrying nearly one hundred fifty rescued migrants and refugees should be allowed to dock in italy. This was in defiance of a ban by italy's as far right interior minister and deputy prime minister matteo salvini in a statement issued by his office savini said quote. I continue and we'll continue denied landing to those those who claim to bring illegal immigrants always and only in italy savino also said he'll continue to defend italy's borders and say quote no to disembarking. Can you talk about the significance what this means for migrants that say this is different legal and logistical restrictions being placed on them mm-hmm therefore needs to be acknowledged and supported and not criminalized no stigmatize there are suggestions by some that these ngos <hes> collaborate with smugglers aid illegal migration but we see no evidence for that at different times teams in the last year there have been no ngo boats operating search and rescue on the central mediterranean and yet actually the average number of departures has increased when we look more closely at the situation it becomes clear that it's the push factors that people leaving behind line the wall violence and human rights abuses the escalating violence in libya since april has a much bigger motivating factor than any any kind of potential pull factor of the presence of ngo booze pant clamp. The german captain of a refugee rescue ship who now faces is prison time in italy after rescuing hundreds of refugees in the mediterranean has refused to accept award given her in july on behalf of the city of paris paris clump wrote on facebook last week that paris mayor hidalgo and the city of paris pope one award a medal for my solid darrien action in the mediterranean sea because our crews worked to rescue migrants from difficult conditions on a daily basis at the same time. You're police are stealing blankets from people. Oh you forced to live on the streets while you raid protests and criminalize people that are standing up for rights of migrants and asylum seekers clem said she was awarded the grandville metal last month alongside caroline raquet. <hes> fellow member of the refugee rescue organization see watch two years ago. Oh clemson ship was seized by authorities in italian port and choose eventually church with assisting so-called illegal immigration. She's currently awaiting trial facing up to twenty years in prison if convicted charlie actually if you could comment on the stakes for people who are trying to help those who might diet see and are well. I think the frustrations frustration sees expresses. The <hes> understandable i mean ngop boats are picking up people who are in a desperate state. That's be clear people. Don't take these boat vote journeys. They are aware that these journeys could often be fatal and nobody puts their own lives and the lives of their families at risk in that way unless they feel the better off on the water on the land so when ngos pick the pick people up in rescued him in the see. They're all well. Dean is not then over there then stranded at sea for days on end while states have often engaged in political back and forth trying to see who can most shift responsibility onto others. I think what's needed now is for the toxicity in the political michael debate to be removed and more objective perspective to come in here. The number of arrivals reaching european shows are really down significantly -nificant. We're no longer in a situation like we saw in twenty fourteen in the immediate years that followed where we saw incredibly high numbers way back to pre-crisis levels but yet deaths remained broadly the same <hes> so we're no longer in a crisis of arrivals here we're in a crisis of deaths in and that needs to be some soul searching about whether european willing to engage with people who are seeking asylum on their doorstep sta. You have said one in six or one in seven people die at sea. Can you explain where they are dying. What what is the route. They're taking and talk about why libya is such a critical place for them and where they're coming from
New Trump family detention rule faces legal challenges
"This week the trump administration unveiled a new regulation that would allow for the indefinite detention of migrant families crossing the border if approved the rule would eliminate a key part of a nineteen ninety seven court settlement that limits the detention of unaccompanied minors to twenty days in federal custody administration officials argue the new rule is necessary to deter mass migration at the border but it's likely to face legal challenges from immigration advocates such as the A. C. L. U. which denounced the move is quote yet another cruel attack on children joining me now to discuss this is university of San Francisco law professor bill on heating and takes you with the immigration editor Taiki interests welcome to both of you so professor hang the new rule it published today what happens next a federal judge has to approve it what's the process no threat so legal papers are being filed as we speak actually challenging the new proposed regulation and the government will respond and judged Dolly G. the the federal judge overseeing the floors case will hear arguments very soon and make a decision on whether or not the regulations are consistent with the floor settlement agreement anti key for people who don't know there is a key court settlement from nineteen ninety seven it's in play here it established this twenty day limit on detaining migrant children can you explain that yeah absolutely so back in the Clinton administration there was this legal settlement that basically said children are vulnerable they're not the same as adults in immigration custody they need to be cared for with sort of child welfare standards in mind so so the settlement favors release of children as quickly as possible keeping them in the least restrictive setting possible and in a facility that's license for child care by the state and it also gave oversight to the plaintiff's attorneys representing the kids to be able to go in and monitor and make sure that conditions were okay so then under the Obama administration or a lot more families coming and they set up these family detention centers that ice immigration and customs enforcement was running and judge she said those are not license for child care that's not an appropriate place for kids it's more of a jail like sending and the government so we need at least twenty days probably to get these kids placed in a proper facility or get them released and she said in the ninth circuit court of appeals a firm to that okay twenty days it would be acceptable if you're moving with you know due diligence and in good faith to put them in a more appropriate situation so that's where that twenty day thing came from in professor hitting what with the elimination of this twenty day limit lead to it will lead to the possibility honestly of indefinite detention because that's like he was saying they can release they they can turn these families over in theory to a state licensed facility but that was the problem that the federal government had there are no state licensed facilities for family detention male children who are alone unaccompanied children they do get turned over to state licensed facilities but not families so that's why the twenty days constricted the government they actually had to release force and they've been releasing many of these families with ankle monitors for example but now the government is proposing that they want to keep them longer because they presumably need more time to take care of of resettlement but the trump administration has admitted that really this is about the turns they want to send a message to migrants that you shouldn't come here because you may end up being in custody for a long time and I want to ask you about that in a second but I wanna dance take you first do you think that these detention centers as they are established now are equipped to Alves families a lot of families for a long time well they're they're about three of these facilities the two biggest ones are in Texas I think they can hold about three thousand people altogether three thousand beds for parents and kids I think I think if they're going to do this indefinite thing they would need more space and you know child advocates say that the detaining children even if their with their parents is is harmful for kids so as professor he said there's yeah I mean the tension isn't required the trump administration says they want to to hold people while their asylum proceedings go forward but those cases can take years and the courts are very backlog so let's get back to this issue of trying to send a message I heard a White House spokesperson basically saying the florist settlement incentivized immigration a family or a family size group shows up at the border knows that they will be detained for twenty days four days and then basically released into the country to await trial there in it's all good their journey has all been worth it is this what you have seen actually you're not and if that were true I wouldn't feel so bad about what's going on but listen at the clinic that we have a diverse census we have over three hundred cases and half of those are family units I went to Honduras in March and spoke with families and we're thinking of leaving and I volunteered at the border in Tijuana and these folks are fleeing because of desperate circumstances they're not coming to visit Disneyland they're fleeing violence Jane cartel and in many cases domestic violence and so in my experience these folks are not coming just for a walk in the park Congress approved four point six billion dollars in emergency humanitarian aid if you're marked funds to improve conditions in immigration detention facilities based in part on what professor hating other immigration attorneys reported seeing at a facility that house to migrant kids mothers and babies Tychy along with removing the limit on detaining migrant families what with this new rule affect the conditions at the facilities where migrant families are being held well I think one of the other big changes that that would happen if the new rule goes into effect in Florida settlement goes away then the oversight that these plaintiffs attorneys on behalf of the children have and that the the federal judge has to make sure that conditions are up to par and are appropriate for kids that oversight goes away the lawyers like professor hang have been able to go inside the facilities and talk to children and and that wouldn't exist anymore and so also without the the requirement that the facilities be licensed for child care by a state like the California you know health and Human Services folks then if the federal government doing its own licensing and there are some concerns that that there's not as much independent oversight of conditions immigration stopping it essentially has been V. banner don't give ground issue for the trump administration do you professor hang see any day light for a compromise a conversation that leads to president trump Democrats immigrant advocates coming together and making some sort of compromise that ratchets down the rhetoric that we hear so often about immigration I wish I could be more hopeful I I in my opinion this is really about trump trying to play to his base he doesn't have to be labeling these migrants and national security risks he actually could be doing what was happening prior to twenty fourteen I'm I'm saying this and in part criticism of president Obama's while the it's become a pejorative term but catcher release worked people were arrested they were taken into detention but they were process very quickly and sent along the way because I snows were folks are going to have names addresses of relatives and there's a very high appearance rates of people were not upstanding and until we recognize the humanitarian nature of really wife people are leaving I don't think that there's going to be room for for negotiation and less that kind of rhetoric is ratcheted down university of San Francisco law professor bill on heating and KQED immigration editor Taiki Hendricks thanks both of you for joining us here thank
News in Brief 19 August 2019
"This is the news in brief from the united nations. Afghanistan is at a crucial moment in its history as it marks one hundred years of independence the head of the u._n. Mission there said on monday following a series of terror attacks in recent days in a statement on monday at amaechi yamamoto. Who's the head of the united nations nations assistance mission in afghanistan or you. Nama said that despite decades of conflict afghans are committed to a nation that is stable peaceful and prosperous and that upholds the human rights of women and men alike. Mr yamamoto also expressed hope that elections due to take place next month but give voice to the people of afghanistan while also maintaining that there was a real possibility for breakthroughs in pace after so many years of war a reference to ongoing negotiations between taliban extremists and the united states the chief's comments come amid numerous at recent terror attacks on civilians including a suicide bomb strike on a wedding party on saturday that claimed the lives of sixty three people and injured more than one hundred eighty august. The nineteenth is well humanitarian day designated by the u._n. General assembly early in two thousand and eight the day shines light on the half a million or so aid workers across the globe and the dangers they face all over the world special events are taking place to honor the life. Saving contributions are female aid workers. He make up about forty percent of all humanitarian staff. One country with exceptionally high humanitarian needs as the democratic craddock republic of the congo d._r._c. this year alone nearly thirteen million people there will need humanitarian aid as a result of protracted conflict and violence and democ disease. He's and the year-old ebola outbreak in the northeast. Here's sylvia rec- a product manager for the food and agricultural organization. She's based in goma eastern d._r._c. I have worked in countries where the woman cannot show any part of a body or where a man would not even looking at me while talking to me. I think the biggest pro is that being a woman a have better access to the women we assist them. We work with and for a better understanding of the needs and their desire the thoughts and and also it puts me in a better more privileged position to listen to them to be able to seat also sometimes physically with them where in some context for a man would not be possible able to have a free conversation with a with a woman according to the u._n. In two thousand eighteen one hundred thirty one humanitarian were killed in attacks. One hundred and forty four were wounded and another one hundred thirty were kidnapped. The most dangerous countries for aid workers are south sudan syria and idiocy to yemen now and staying hang with world humanitarian day the u._n.'s top aide coordinator in yemen. Lease grandy has renewed her appeal for an end to the conflict in a statement on monday miss granny the insisted that every aid work in yemen understands that the most important development the country's people can hope for is for the belligerence to lay down their weapons and allow humanitarian syrians better access despite the dangers of working in yemen as government forces continue to battle. Who's the opposition. Forces in the northwest. Ms grandy said that more than twelve twelve and a half million people still receive life saving aid every month. These people would not survive without us. Miss grandi insisted in reference to the fact that nearly eight and ten yemenis emmys twenty four million people need assistance making it the world's largest humanitarian crisis daniel johnson u._n. News.
"humanitarian aid" Discussed on KUGN 590 AM
"Station humanitarian aid. I'm John trout in a late night tweet. President Trump threatens to remove millions of people in the country illegally with US immigration and customs enforcement to begin the removal process next week, official and knowledge of President Trump's tweet says the effort will focus on people who have been issued final deportation orders by federal judges the remain large in the country. The president has increasingly tried to sim, the flow of Central American migrants crossing the southern border even threatening the Mexican imports would five percent tariffs of the country doesn't do his part to stop the influx, Sierra Crawford. The senate's top Republican Mitch McConnell says he'll force vote next week on President Trump's request for humanitarian aid at the border majority of or tells Fox News, the funding some four point five billion dollars is all about humanitarian aid, and he says he wants to put the Democrats on record should they oppose it. So I'm gonna bring it up. Standing Democrats balked at the humanitarian funding before house speaker Nancy Pelosi says that's because. Was attached to the disaster relief Bill for states, recovering from natural disasters like floods really don't have anything to do with what we're trying to do for disaster assistance, quite simply without some democratic votes. The numbers just aren't there to pass the Bill and if it does pass in the Senate, it still has to pass muster in the house. Linda Kenyon, Washington action now on what officials say is a growing threat from Iran, that married. Men could be ordained priests if there is a shortage of priests in that area, very Vatican is considering breaking a centuries old tradition. Correspondent Delia Gallagher says pope Francis has called for a special meeting in October to discuss the issue. The Vatican considering the move for under served areas of South America. On Wall Street yesterday. The Dow Jones industrial average finished the day.
"humanitarian aid" Discussed on KSFO-AM
"Deportation humanitarian aid, I'm John trout in a late night tweet, President Trump threatens to remove millions of people in the country illegally with US immigration and customs enforcement to begin the removal process next week, official and knowledge of President Trump's tweet says the effort will focus on people who have been issued final deportation orders by federal judges the remain large country. The president has increasingly tried to sim, the flow of Central American migrants crossing the southern border even threatening the Mexican imports would five percent tariffs of the country doesn't do his part to stop the influx, Sierra Crawford. The senate's top Republican Mitch McConnell says he'll force vote next week on President Trump's request for humanitarian aid at the border, the majority of aid, or tells Fox News, the funding some four point five billion dollars is all about humanitarian aid, and he says he wants to put the demo. Kratz on record should they oppose it? So I'm gonna bring it up for standing Democrats balked at the humanitarian funding before house speaker Nancy Pelosi says that's because it was attached to the disaster relief Bill for states recovering from natural disasters like floods really don't have anything to do with what we're trying to do for disaster assistance, quite simply without some democratic votes. The numbers just aren't there to pass the Bill and if it does pass in the Senate, it still has to pass muster in the house. Linda Kenyon, Washington action now on what US officials say is a growing threat from Iran, that married. Men could be ordained priests if there is a shortage of priests in that area, very Vatican is considering breaking a centuries old tradition. Correspondent Delia Gallagher says pope Francis has called for a special meeting in October to discuss the issue. The Vatican considering the move for underserved, areas of South America. On Wall Street yesterday, the Dow Jones industrial. The average finished.
"humanitarian aid" Discussed on KBOI 670AM
"And on the other side of the fence on our side which monitors regional stabiliser in the area and insurance israeli side stephen inside pick that from from the we've been also rescue efforts providing humanitarian aid to syrian in part of an operation operation goodness and we've been doing that now in terms of the security situation it's still i'm sure that when you were there you saw what seemed to be perhaps a very peaceful and quiet situation however beneath the surface there are many players that are vying for positions and lebanese hezbollah being one the syrian regime being the other syrian rebels and of course we are we our mission there on the golan as it is in the south with with gaza is to defend that he's ready seventeen israeli civilians and it's a great thing to hear the people of majdal shams who are ready sixty minutes from the druze community and feel safe and know that they're safe inside israel definitely a complex situation that we need to monitor closely there is a growing iranian influence in syria and i'm sure we're all aware of something that is really decide these days stabilising factor in the region that we all need to be very very attentive to to that point lieutenant colonel john and i were on the border it was clear that we were just we weren't just looking into syria but we're also looking at iran and russia so the realignments the changing dynamics in the region were pretty obvious to us standing there how has that played into the calculations of the idea now that this now now that we're essentially looking at a new chapter of a new cold war we're seeing iranian forces about a thousand miles away from home and the big question is what are iranian forces within tactical distances of israel and what business do they have establishing military infrastructure in syria and they're not they're doing humanitarian aid and they are not they're building schools or hospitals they are they're bending airbases airfields they are there providing for different militias whether it is or mercenaries that they're being bringing in from other countries in the region and from newsradio perspective it's very clear what the iranians doing now trying to to to put on the ground forward operating bases from which they'll be able to attack israel got their first taste of that and the iranians got a taste of it as well on the tenth of february when.
"humanitarian aid" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM
"A population of twenty seven million in need of humanitarian aid the starvation situation is spreading and it's getting worse in every visit i've been back to yemen over the last three years you can see the situation for families across the country whether they be in haiti territory or coalition territory is really getting very desperate so any kind of escalation in the conflict or or any kind of spread of fighting in the south in aden and this current situation is only going to make that was for the civilian population ira correct thanks for coming back and joining us always a pleasure mm to washington now where as president trump delivered his state of the union speech last night a lot of lawmakers in the audience were thinking about russia and that's because on tuesday the trump administration said it would not impose new sanctions on russia right now in response to russia's election meddling now that shocked a lot of lawmakers because they overwhelmingly approved sanctions in july it it was a message then that the president was going easy on russia and the congress was tired of it meanwhile that announcement on no sanctions now against russia came from the state department just as cia director mike pompeo said there's reason to expect more russian interference in this year's midterms a lotta shores been following all of this she's a congressional reporter for politico while the bill included this data line for the administration to decide on.
"humanitarian aid" Discussed on FP's The Editor's Roundtable (The E.R.)
"It can basically go to anything from stabilization efforts which are specifically designed to build up the sort of basic infrastructure so lecture steep water things like that to genderbased advocacy you know the sort of very kind of intricate reconciliation type of work that goes on in the background that underpins a lot of the problems that have been going on for for quite a while is this sort of aid effective particularly addressing what you brought up that diseases are concerned that you don't you want to make sure you don't have a reemergence of the islamic state and that you target these communities with eight is aid an effective tool for this while again it depends how we define aid if we are talking about humanitarian aid and humanitarian assistance that is one thing but the broader definition that recently to spoke about that we when you go to to talk about education and issues of reconciliation this is a wider range of aid and the us instead of peace has been active on this supporting the religious minorities in in in in a riot you've ways one commission with swore that they have the organization civil society organisations that would give voice to the concerns of the minorities in the legislative platforms of iraq i see that as assistance given to the minority second aspect one of the barriers to return is the social tensions between the religious minorities under arab communities in their area so reconciliation to making sure that they will not go for revenge violence on there will be not be violence and an an effective means of of support so again as i said it's not black and white it comes down to the definition and the specific programmes designed to to apply to the problem sets as we have so in terms of the us institute for peace like what what is the actual work they're doing a day bringing over people for training are going over there what can you describe the work in a little bit of detail sure the a'sensitive peace has invested and several tracks to support little just minorities on this is ones segment of or a broader programme in iraq so we do work with a diverse communities of your.
"humanitarian aid" Discussed on KQED Radio
"And humanitarian aid only covers twenty percent of that so a commercial shipments are as important as humanitarian aid right now so if the ports and airports are now open if the blockade we are hearing has at least been partially lifted does this mean that aid operations can go back to normal each will simplify i will work chun extent but the bottom line here is that we can't celebrate this partial easing of restrictions even though the reopening call the plan the opening of ports humanitarian traffic will ease the flow fade and they will still leave the population of yemen in a worse situation than there were two weeks ago before the blockade started and as i mentioned humanitarian aid alone is not enough to meet the needs of the yemeni people and we need commercial shipments of food and fuel to be resumed alongside of alongside humanitarian aid otherwise will be doing little to turn yemen back from the brink of famine yemen is an import heavy country it as import a lot of things including food on we've done some reporting here npr on the conditions in hospitals in yemen they they were not good when we were reporting on them they were outbreaks of cholera obviously as you say people on the brink of famine howard the hospitals doing at this point the situation is deteriorating by the day we've got basic supplies of medicines and vaccines that are due to run out there are some in a metre day seminar met wash weeks due to lack of fuel generators and water pumps are are shutting down and some of the health clinics and hospitals at morgan and condo need to tell you what.
"humanitarian aid" Discussed on Selfie with Kristen Howerton and Sarah James
"Well both my life was fooled up iit was really tough for a number of years of being very close to the edge of not having anything else to give and i think death those that to you it kind of can take away your life as well it it can't both give and it can take away can be the thing that inspires it can also be the thing that sucks life out of you and i had to refrain for one but i think that the thing that i'm settling in on is i had to find the limonov spaces the 'inbetweens the thresholds and what i mean by that is that for me i had to acknowledge that i could be both hole and broken and at one point in my life i thought they were two separate things that didn't go handinhand i thought that i was either the strong one or the week when i was he the helper or as the one being helped i was either the humanitarian aid worker or as the the one being served up but as i became more and more broke through the different experiences that i had that i wasn't prepared for at all so the limited space was beginning to acknowledge that i could exist doing both uhhuh 'cause i felt the more broken i felt the more i felt like i needed to remove myself from the business uh and from death care but i started to become more comfortable in the in between of acknowledging that i was both hole and broken that i could be both the one who's being helped and one who is helping.
"humanitarian aid" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM
"People seeing the videos well i i think with this type of footage you're you're less likely to see the types of imitation um and priming just due to the fact that there would be such negative consequences that you would see and feel associated with it so talk a little bit more about the research that you've done and that we do have you've shown people videos of terrorists and some really really awful things but studied how they react on how much they say exactly women affilated a news footage experiment where we told people about a massacre though was conducted by isis we showed them some of it but edited out the worst of the violence and then finally we showed the unedited clip and we found that when people see the unedited clip they feel higher levels of anger and disgust and those responses motivate desires for change desires for change to get up from in front of the tv and and maybe do something about it basically motivations for humanitarian aid to to aid victims but also of military aid to try to potentially stop the terrorism nothing that's debatable whether or not those things are good but the issue i think is you know how much do we see and how much does it make us care because the cost with not seeing this flooded freight is their harder to see because their their future costs right there people who have who will eventually become the victims of gun crime of if we don't do something to potentially sapa all right will we've been hearing from lots and lots of our takeaway listeners on this issue matt listen to.
"humanitarian aid" Discussed on KQED Radio
"To that and of course he see malawi see the towns the actually there any just a few squeaky flew white lines for the rights and very little else here there's no actually detail or anything yet but why aren't these areas matenaer think about it is somewhat he has the answer to that if we back affair she really loved flat and she's a fast pessene thick theme of out the fleet she works the humanitarian aid street map which is an ngo that knocked the world this is probably the big two tries at ever had that they were places in the wealth of went maps essentially person that does exist in awhile won't onset interested in mapping in areas let us physicians that and this is a crew we shall point maps tend to get made by companies if they know that can seldom to appetizers all governments often navigational passing that those mapping companies a not gonna go to all that time and effort knocking an area if they're not going to make any money activist rebecca says what they tend to find is if big businesses absent from an area that place is unlikely to be met because there is no financial incentive to do it and quite often it's remote far away and potentially vulnerable communities in the developing world that fall into that category so if it lanka we often call this the starbucks test so if you can't navigate to a starbucks from your phone in a in a location as a nightmare in rural malawi where i think today sweet story that aren't any starbucks and also incident when you're saying is often limited charlotte why is being on a map so important i mean the people living in these places clearly no will the are worthy going well of course they take this is more about of that people knowing how to get to the areas which was the main problem is if you're not on a map then you'll probably one of the most vulnerable people and it's also even harder to target you safe loncle delivering healthcare really really difficult to deliver health care if you don't understand why people are and if something isn't on a map than is actually it's quite hard to know exists huh brought.
"humanitarian aid" Discussed on KDWN 720AM
"Kd w a un terry welcome to the program hello hello hey so you know i only that area ninety one third though in although in down i'm wondering where you earn it blew a thought remote who evident from now you've gotta be kidding right i mean this is a joke is this humanitarian aid calling mirror i mean have you been looking all media i mean it's everywhere i mean come on this is that stuff that's made up this is not this police scanners even police scam i had security i've had security guards that worst doing security that night also confirm multiple shooting hearing it taxicab drivers firmed in care what a how do you know there was it oh okay but did you were there any end so you were there and among twenty thousand people when you were running for your life you're going to tell me time and he really weren't there then you really weren't there and i think it's great occuping quite okay look i'm going to be honestly they terry number ones you had a terry terry you might be that your hands when you're not going to do it to me so goodbye okay i'm not going to play with you see i have my own wife and my own wife doesn't do that to me i'll be damned if i'm gonna let you you do that to me jerry go yelled your husband you're going to yell at me number one your connection sucks i'm trying to tell you that and number two i don't care what kind of her roach you did or didn't do it because there's a line of heroes that did many things you're calling to argue with me because you don't like what i said so at least have the guts to say that am asking the fundamental question that you don't seem to want to answer i am not telling you there is i'm not saying there was i am saying that there has been accounts of many people saying there was and some that said there was our now dead i'm asking questions see you must have corn cobs in your ears because i didn't say there were second third fourth or fifth i asked the question could there be many have said there was police scanner activity has this confused timelines have us confuse that is what is called true media at work terry i like to.
"humanitarian aid" Discussed on KQED Radio
"Provide that humanitarian aid so there is a certain logic to its tv suggesting but at the same time let's nine let's not discount the fact that these countries can left in themselves create much more chaos than without the united states let me ask you steve caller i'm in in other slaughtering going on in yemen to the united states should stand and and and be i am sorry steven cook nice i should be just a a neutral observer and all that i i i don't think that the united states should be a neutral observer i think what we should be doing is looking for ways to extricate the saudis from yemen uh this is a a an unwinnable war for them it has killed thousands tens of thousands of people is a country that is on the brink of famine widespread disease the best thing that the united states can do for yemen and for the saudis and for the stability of saudi arabia which is part of our interests in the stability of the region this to get the saudis out and then yeah um and becomes more under the control of iran well a that's the debate is exactly how you do that and that one of the things that the obama the trump administration has said his we would like the epa saudis out of yemen but we've got to do it in a way that does not hand yemen over to the audience and that means from their perspective the app plication of force against against the iranians in yemen more of your calls let me go next to frank ranked join us good morning our great great program target requirement locked the park about what i got through screening uh on turkey issue i don't respect herat although i'd like to leave behind a question for you michael regarding culpability of obama that would take their report were anti air weapon what have put syria of would have put a thought out of out of office way back where but my question was cooking i procurer delivering of power argument a little baffled when it comes to paying that every country there hadn't really replace one authoritarian with another and in particular i'd like you to compare eager were definitely they're substituted a general for a general fame came social oil monetary power structure with turkey where it wasn't very much more complicated fury of struggle it went on let's put affect who went for a.
"humanitarian aid" Discussed on WMAL 630AM
"To let the latter die of starvation and thirst rather than deliver humanitarian aid to them he also calls the former s o bees for protesting the racist country he overseas and now because of las vegas the left wants to make it harder if not impossible for citizens to own firearms and wants to allow the government that evil racist one in the hands of a fascist who was the centuries version of hitler to determine who may or who may not own a gun now maybe it's me but if i really thought this country was evil and racist and could fall into the hands of incompetent fascist i'd want to hang on to a few guns wouldn't you if i thought the government was either so incompetent that they couldn't bring any kind of aid to you in the midst of a natural disaster or they were so evil that they would just let you die during a crisis like a hurricane or an earthquake or a riot or what have you then again i think having a few guns around during that kind of crisis where the government either is incapable of helping and and stepping in or refuses to step in because of their evil racist nature i think having a gun would be a good thing may be a handful of gums but but i ther no matter what i certainly wouldn't want that evil racist fascist incompetent government to vent have control over who does and who does not get to have a gun so i mean again that's just me i'm a conservative but can anyone explain to me why the left thinks the way they do because that's really really encapsulated in of what we're hearing from them over the course of last week this government is racist as government is evil owen by the way trump is hitler but we want him to oversee a government that decides who gets a gun in who doesn't and we don't want you to be able to have your own gun even though if there's a hurricane or natural disaster the government isn't going to come and deliver any aid because it's either incompetent or evil and doesn't want.
"humanitarian aid" Discussed on WORT 89.9 FM
"The tropical medical adviser for doctors without borders which has workers on the ground throughout west africa dr last me thank you for joining us thank you for having me how extensive and surprising assists this outbreak while the fact that it's already extended beyond with the the number i did a lot of interviews during the ebola outbreak and what i kept asking every time a journalist asked me at the end of the interviews are something i forgot i sign up with this i have one request can you please remember these countries once the apollo break his finish because knowing that it's nobody would care once the outbreak was finish was also very tough estonia says that even with all the danger trauma frustration and difficulties the humanitarian aid work she does with msf is both exciting and fulfilling in the rcd for one of my visits we were the first car to cross the road when the m 23 was in conflict with the national military it's not not super bless left to know that well you could randomly be targeted just because you're testing the road to make sure everything seems safe at the same time there is a bit of an adrenaline kicked i mean i'm i'm not going to lie to you there are some part of excitement that comes from that to go to places were others won't go and doesn't know only include places where there is a flood or or unearth quite but also places that are in conflict you're listening to making contact this week's program was produced by women rising radio visit us online at women rising radio dot com and at rainier project dot org.
"humanitarian aid" Discussed on The Food Chain
"Professor tim benton is deemed for strategic research initiatives at the university of leads in the uk tariff paid by you should reasons for hovering stockpiles the first one is put of the end of haavisto old grinders into storage and then it gets older woman unscom yearend stroke those earned by the market as emergency stocks for humanitarian aid the rostock's that governments hold in case something goes wrong with food supply food security stocks of buffer stocks and then never stocks the government's hold which are particularly to underpin food availability for the poll so right now he's holding the largest stockpiles china has a pretty impressive stockpile of rice wheat corn soya sugar india has quite a lot there are some regional stock holdings held by the asean countries and west africa the united states in the major grain exporters have an awful lot of stalk it's just not in public stock holdings it is in the market to what extent several 30's and develop twelve neath away from houghton physical reserves of food very largely i would say our entire supply chain in the developed world has moved from ah warehouse culture to adjust in time culture and storing food in a physical store it's very costly you some reason estimates suggest point five to two percent of gdp is what it costs to you store a bufferstock for food security purposes for your country say if you live in a liberalised market economy than the expectation is that the market would pick up that function of storing style can move the food that is already o in the world look aldington eat what we see happening in the developing loud certainly since the food price spikes of the last decade that has been an increase in stockholding as countries.
"humanitarian aid" Discussed on The Rubin Report
"Uh fantastic thinking to look at that and go sure if we intervene at one point in the system there's no way that there's going to be an impact in other parts of that system as well and that's where you wind up running into some really on nefarious unintended consequences which we have seen over and over and over the idea of mission creep where they were to have one goal it keeps becoming another goal of another goal and another goal of the renault where you started at the beginning mainly part of that someone we talk about mission creep that certainly part of the economics of bureaucracy i'm one thing about foreign intervention of really any flavor what we're talking about humanitarian aid or we're talking about war it's all done in this bureaucratic regime so overlapping layers of bureaucracy uh bureaucratic firms don't compete for profit like a standard form when so and i typically explain it you have a forprofit firm they look at their financial statements at the end of the quarter their earning a profit that's indicating to them that they are providing something that is adding value to society uh a negative profit or a loss indicates the opposite bureaucracy is however not competing for profit or loss they are competing for government resources new pieces of some larger budget how do they convey that they should get a bigger piece of that budget that they should have more personnel by taking on more and more activities which are important to the powersthatbe suggested we cleared they basically they're competing for this budget so they have to spend money even in cases where they wouldn't.
"humanitarian aid" Discussed on WTMA
"The fact that we have first full now a mechanism of coordination military coordination but the military carbonation that goes beyond the technical aspect the they also a has started significance that is a great us it the fact that despite the fact that the the israeli air force on the rush honor for fly over the same man very small part of air space we doubt the contradicting goals in some cases without any incidents that is due to the almost surgical called the nation that prime minister netanyahu ma'am initiate the with with russia now i think we can make use of that fact the you know the also to make to expand the strategic decisions even through a kind of influence on the outcome of the negotiations of the dots regarding the future of the play may at one cent there's a must add that they i'm extremely proud the represent the only country in the world the only country in the world that extends humanitarian aid to syrian citizens inside syria there are gone not many by the way that the extent the humanitarian aid to syrian refugees in spite of the fact that we are talking about the enemy citizens we as we talk young these rallies men men and women mm are extending clauses medicines the structural materials the syrian citizens.
"humanitarian aid" Discussed on PBS NewsHour
"In foreign aid and humanitarian aid how concerned are you that they may do that but he also said to him as a potential as it gets my role to try to prove that the potential to translate into it how do you do that well we need to be able to demonstrate that what we do is in today's world in medicine he needs an enormous efforts to minimize the tragic situations that we see all over the world i think without the when people would suffer much more than the situation would be much more terrible but this is a president who has spoken about pulling back pulling the us back from the rest of the world except maybe now we see in a military sense are you worried about that the us is too important for us to be possible to to pull back i think that it's very important with the united states engagement in many situations we have around the world's in syria in the african contacts the united states represents and importance of the values human rights values ready to free them to the microphone and so the foreign policy engagement of the united states is a very important guarantee that those values can be properly pursuit and in that regard the cooperation between the us and the un is absolutely essential for those values to be preserved in world that are you not at all concerned about cuts in us contributions to the united nations enter the other u n agencies will help those cuts will not materialize and i hope that.