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IRC President On The Humanitarian Crises To Watch In 2021
"The International Rescue Committee publishes its emergency watch listed cheer to try to alert the world to urgent humanitarian crises. David Miliband is the IRS sees president and, of course, former foreign secretary of the United Kingdom. David Thank you so much for being with us. Good morning school. Where would you urge the world to look and to and to help in the year ahead? Well, I'll watch list has looked at 85 different indicators of humanitarian need. We've identified 20 countries that represent only 10% off the world's population, but 85% of the humanitarian need in the world. The U. N says that about 235 million people depend on humanitarian aid to survive on these countries represent about 200 million off those people led by Ah, Yemen. Afghanistan. And, as you say it's driven by this triple threat off conflict, the biggest driver off poverty and extreme poverty around the world a climate stress but also co vered The report shows that women in particular highly affected by these crises help us understand 70% of the women who of the population in humanitarian need our women and girls. There are multiple inequalities they face before disaster strikes. All of the evidence that we have from our years of experience as well as our impact evaluations. Studies shows that those inequalities are magnified in emergency situations. Not just the women and girls go hungry. But there's more violence against women and girls, more early marriage in emergency situations, and I think we face a real challenge here because on the one hand 200 million people sounds like an absolute mountain to climb. On the other hand, when you say look There are 20 countries that constitute over 80% of this need and they need a different kind of politics, some of it internal but also external diplomacy. They need economic help. Because although there's been a rallying to enter to need on a national level in which countries the international donor community has not stepped up for the poorest countries in the world, and they need a different policy offer. Because in areas like malnutrition, the current systems aren't working and need to be changed. David, What do you say and your time in politics. I think he used to confronting this argument, but it sharpened this year. What do you say to those people, particularly democracies? Who say Look, I I think that's terrible. But look at the problems we have in our own country right now, and we're spending Trillions to try and look after our own citizens Festival. You say it's a good point. You recognize the point. Then you say charity should begin at home, but it shouldn't end at home. That's the critical argument that we're making for a fraction off the investment that's being made on the domestic front in countries like the U. S or European countries, richer countries for a fraction of that investment. There is enormous suffering that can be avoided around the world. But there's also a strategic case. What we know about humanitarian need around the world today is that if it's left untended Produces political instability, but it's also contagious. It effects neighboring countries. The crisis in Venezuela is not only affecting Venezuela is affecting Columbia is affecting the rest of Latin America that the crisis in Syria is not just affecting Syria is affecting Jordan, Lebanon, Iraq But also Europe were a connected world. I mean, we should emphasize that in the year of covert that has been demonstrated, and so my plea to people would be to say yes, focus on the problems that exist in America. But don't confine yourself to that. Because unless you think Globally as well as locally. We're not going to address the problems that confront us today. Yeah, when I read your report, and we just got a few seconds left. I couldn't help but notice when you mentioned Afghanistan, Syria, the DRC. The world often just looks away from those places. It does. And the purpose of our watch list is partly for internal management at the International Rescue Committee, so that were our 13,000. Employees around the world have focused on the right things, but it's also a call and a warning to the international community. Neglect of diplomacy, the disengagement of from diplomacy, the rise of impunity in war zones around the world. The killing of civilians and aid workers in conflict is a scar on the world that needs to be addressed. That's what we're saying needs to happen to make 2021 better than 2020.
IRC President On The Humanitarian Crises To Watch In 2021
"Emergency watch listed cheer to try to alert the world to urgent humanitarian crises. David Miliband is the IRS sees president and, of course, former foreign secretary of the United Kingdom. David Thank you so much for being with us. Good morning school. Where would you urge the world to look and to and to help in the year ahead? Our watch list has looked at 85 different indicators of humanitarian need on we've identified 20 countries that represents only 10% of the world's population, but 85% of the humanitarian need in the world. The U. N says that about 235 million people depend on humanitarian aid to survive on these countries represent about 200 million off those people led by a Yemen, Afghanistan, and, as you say it's driven by this triple threat. Off conflict, the biggest driver off poverty and extreme poverty around the world. A climate stress But also Cove in their report shows that women in particular highly affected by these crises help us in the 70% of the Women who of the population in humanitarian need our women on girls. There are multiple inequalities they face before disaster strikes. But all of the evidence that we have From our years of experience as well as our impact evaluations. Studies shows that those inequalities are magnified in emergency situations. Not just the women and girls go hungry, but there's more violence against women and girls. More early marriage in emergency situations, and I think we face a real challenge here because on the one hand 200 million people sounds like an absolute mountain to climb. On the other hand, when you say, Look, there are 20 countries that constitute over 80% of this need, and they need a different kind of politics, some of it internal but also external diplomacy. We need economic help, because although there's been a rallying to enter to need on a national level in which countries the international donor community has not stepped up for the poorest countries in the world, and they need a different policy offer. Because in areas like malnutrition, the current systems aren't working and need to be changed. David, What do you say and your time in politics. I think he used to confronting this'd argument, but it sharpen this year. What do you say to those people, particularly in democracies? Who say Look, I I think that's terrible. But look at the problems we have in our own country right now, and we're spending Trillions to try and look after our own citizens. If festival you say it's a good point. You recognize the point. Then you say charity should begin at home, but it shouldn't end at home. That's the critical argument that we're making for a fraction off the investment that's being made on the domestic front in countries like the U. S or European countries, richer countries for a fraction of that investment. There is enormous suffering that can be avoided around the world. But there's also a strategic case. What we know about humanitarian need around the world today is that if it's left untended Produces political instability, but it's also contagious. It effects neighboring countries. The crisis in Venezuela is not only affecting Venezuela is affecting Columbia is affecting the rest of Latin America at the crisis in Syria is not just affecting Syria is affecting Jordan, Lebanon, Iraq but also Europe. We're a connected world. I mean, we should emphasize that in the year of covert that has been demonstrated. And so my plea to people would be to say yes, focus on the problems that exist in America. But don't confine yourself to that. Because unless you think globally as well as locally we're not going to address the problems that confront us today. When I read your report. We just got a few seconds left. I couldn't help but notice when you mentioned Afghanistan, Syria, the DRC. The world often just looks away from those places it doesn't. The purpose of our watch list is partly for internal management at the International Rescue Committee, so that were our 13,000 employees around the world of focused on the right things. It's also a call and a warning to the international community, the neglect of diplomacy, the disengagement of from diplomacy, the rise of impunity and war zones around the world. The killing of civilians and aid workers in conflict is a scar on the world that needs to be addressed. That's what we're saying needs to happen to make 2021 better than 2020. David Miliband is president and CEO of the International Rescue Committee. Thank you so much for being with us. Thank you so much scope
Aid groups say staffers killed in Ethiopia's Tigray conflict
"International aid groups say at least a full staff members have been killed in the conflict in Ethiopia's Tigray region the Danish refugee council says it's freestyle office killed lost months could work as guards at the project site the council says sadly do you to the lack of communications and ongoing in security in the region it's not yet been possible to reach their families separately the international rescue committee says it was still working to confirm the events that led to the death of our colleague in a refugee camp the Tigray region remains largely sealed off from the outside world as well right humanitarian organizations will further hardship I'm Charles the last month
"international rescue committee" Discussed on 850 WFTL
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‘Brain Waste': Highly Skilled Immigrants Struggle to Fill Workforce Gaps
"The trump administration has made it more difficult for asylum seekers to win protection and for refugees to be accepted into the country even so the thousands of migrants here on humanitarian grounds already face big challenges in finding work where they can use their talents and skills Kiki Wheaties Farida traveler Romero reports a small group of recently arrived refugees from Afghanistan in about Ethiopia and other countries are about to start a workshop an office in San Jose today we're going to talk about what a job into looks like staffers with the nonprofit international rescue committee or higher see go through basic do's and don'ts to ace first meeting with a potential employer they asked people to stand up and practice introducing themselves with a firm handshake hi I'm sorry day nice to meet you hi my day he's gone nice of you to while some immigrants here are starting from scratch with not much English for a resume others come with university degrees and a lot more language and professional skills hi my name is even less fun as far has thirty eight she worked in her native Eritrea as a secretary for the European Union diplomatic office and also in community development with European Angie else here in San Jose she starts work at five thirty AM as a cashier at a restaurant I need to support myself about half the clients that we serve come to us with high high skilled backgrounds Kevin Davis coordinates career development programs at the local I. R. C. office and all of them are going to get us revel job first the air C. helps about two hundred humanitarian migrants per year find those first low skilled often minimum wage jobs and then rebuild careers and the US the coaching and scholarships Davis says immigrants living paycheck to paycheck face big barriers to get higher skilled jobs even if they've worked in those fields in their home countries oftentimes foreign credentials for and degrees and even sometimes for work experience is not viewed the same as domestic American criminals of work experience in California nearly half a million immigrants with at least a bachelors degree R. under employed meaning there over qualified for their job or can't find work that's according to an analysis by the migration policy institute that translates into a big loss in state and local taxes almost seven hundred million in California per year John about the lava is a senior policy analyst at the institute unfortunately at the national level that has and they really strategy development how to deal with what we call brain place but they love us as other countries invest more to help immigrants navigate their way into professional occupations the US not so much the approaches single swim there is some limited fetter Earl and local financial support to help refugees and as a lease at just to life in the US the romanizations like I. R. C. in San Jose Kevin Davis says that for survival job is like a stepping stone and once they can pay their immediate bills then we work with them to sort of see all right what comes next for even as fast it was working as a cashier while training to draw people's blood for lab tests now she's getting ready to take her exam to become certified phlebotomy technician when I come here I knew I would be starting from scratch I knew it's going to be a hard road ahead just have to take the steps I need to take to get in there the healthcare industry needs more workers in California and especially says she's excited to leave the restaurant and get a job quickly with a better paycheck her long term plan is to work some and then go back to school to become a medical lab technician in San Jose and Freddie that
NW Syria at breaking point, warns of more displaced
"In Syria government forces backed by Russia continued to advance against rebel fighters and it'll province the latest fighting displays nearly two hundred fifty thousand people the V. sees Alan Johnston reports doctors say their hospitals are full and they don't have enough resources is in a live have been telling the international rescue committee aid agency of the severe problems they're facing the I. R. C. says the medics was struggling to care for hundreds of thousands of people displaced by fighting earlier in the year now there are many many more people needing help with hospitals schools and mosques filling up lots of families and being forced to camp in the open with temperatures on the is zero at night they urgently need better shelter food and fuel to keep warm the BBC's Alan Johnston
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
Turkey launches military offensive in Syria
"Turkish ground troops are continuing their incursion into Syria against Kurdish fighters here's the latest from Turkey's state run news agency chose has fighters have cleared two villages across the border in Syria what it calls terror the international rescue committee is warning that as many as three hundred thousand people could be forced to flee the area due to the Turkish assault in a statement president trump said that while the US does not endorse Turkey's military operation aka was committed to protecting civilians and insuring a humanitarian crisis does not occur the president saying he will quote wipe out the Turkish economy if they move against the Kurds was it the Claflin ABC news the Pentagon now on Wednesday secretary state Mike Pompeii said that the withdrawal of US forces is not a green light for Turkey to attack we've been working to make sure that we did what we could to prevent that terror threat from striking the people in Turkey while trying to achieve what as in America's best interest threat from radical Islamic terrorism emanating from Syria and we're hearing to do that we're hearing so far that seven civilians have been killed in the operation nineteen
150 migrants feared dead in "worst Mediterranean tragedy" this year
"Up to one hundred fifty Europe abound migrants are feared drowned after the boats they were traveling in capsized in the Mediterranean Sea off Libya the U. N. describes the shipwreck as the worst a Mediterranean tragedy so far this year the international rescue committee says the tragedy is a stark reminder of the humanitarian crisis emerging out of Libya and of the urgent need for search and rescue missions to be resumed in the
150 migrants feared dead in "worst Mediterranean tragedy" this year
"Up to one hundred fifty Europe abound migrants are feared drowned after the boats they were traveling in capsized in the Mediterranean Sea off Libya the U. N. describes the shipwreck as the worst a Mediterranean tragedy so far this year the international rescue committee says the tragedy is a stark reminder of the humanitarian crisis emerging out of Libya and of the urgent need for search and rescue missions to be resumed in the
Boy, 5, and Grandmother Die in Uganda as More Ebola Cases Emerge
"Uganda reported its first case of A Bola this week, a five year old boy and his grandmother crossed into Uganda from the Democratic Republic of Congo looking for treatment the DRC is in the middle of a months-long Ebola outbreak that his killed fourteen hundred people now Uganda's health ministry says both the young boy and his grandmother died Kelly Ryan is with the International Rescue Committee. And she joins me via Skype from the Chaka refugee settlement in southwest Uganda. Hi, kelly. I how are you? Thank you for having me. A thanks for being on Kelly told me about where you are. And whether people there are aware that he will has spread to you Gonda and how worry there, so I'm in Chaka refugee settlement, which is eighty percent Congolese refugees, and which is still saving about two thousand Congolese refugees every two weeks. Well, and so what the Irish see your the International Rescue Committee is doing at? We're screening refugees when they first arrived, the settlement, and then we're also doing triage facilities health clinics. So people here are aware that there has been confirmed case, and they're very prepared and Kelly. I hear a child behind. You may ask are you in Nick? Yes. So I'm inside the health clinic at the refugee settlement. Okay. So you have a clinic setup to deal with Bola cases, you also have, as you say, thousands of Congolese crossing the border, every couple of weeks into the settlement, where you are. What is the level of worry that you might get more cases, people are very worried? I think until the outbreak stops endeared DOT than a chance. Is that new cases arrive in Uganda is very high. We need to make sure that we're scaling up a response on both sides of the border and really addressing outbreak on the DRC side. Meanwhile in Uganda, the health ministry is telling residents to suspend market days to avoid church services and other public gatherings. It's even encouraging people to stop shaking hands to stop hugging. Is that realistic? I think in the border areas that is proper protocol the disease spreads through touching through sweat in things like that. So when you're in an area of an outbreak use kind of bump elbows to say hi to people, people are not going to stop shopping, and stop going markets. But there are extra precautions that people need to take when they're in these areas, and it sounds like they know to take them, that's interesting Kelly, the World Health Organization has twice ruled that this outbreak is not yet a global emergency now that Bulla has hopped, a border will that change. Well, I think there could eating panel tomorrow to discuss it, once more declaring a public health emergency of international concern has big implications. So the closing borders, these are border towns, people, their livelihoods are dependent on being able to cross borders and do business refugees who are fleeing armed conflict. Endear see not being able to come into Uganda. So there are some serious implications. On making that declaration, and I'm sure those will be considered how hopeful are you that this outbreak can be contained specifically in Uganda? They are very well prepared. But the way the response is going in the deer. See is very concerning. There's a lot of scale out and better coordination in closely working with the community. There's a lot of armed groups operating area. There's a tax on a below workers NGOs are forced to suspend their programming on a regular basis. And so it's really important that we gain the trust of the community in the deer. See the people, make sure they're starting to bring suspected cases into the clinics because we're still seeing a lot of cases in the communities, which shows that people are not trusting that response in their bringing their loved ones into the clinics for treatment. So in order to stop it spreading we have to stop it in the source, which is, which is in north Cuban, the Democratic Republic of Congo Kelly, Ryan, with the International Rescue Committee in Uganda. We reached her by Skype Kelly, thanks so
Tembo, Ebola And Congo discussed on All Things Considered
"The number of A Bola cases and the Democratic Republic of Congo spiraled past two thousand this week, one reason is healthcare workers. Trying to curb the ten month outbreak have faced repeated attacks. Some of this violence is at the hands of community members who don't trust the government and by extension the health workers officials, though, are now acknowledging a bigger problem that political and business leaders may be behind some of the most serious attacks and Pearson read Eisenman explains. The current hotspot of this outbreak is the city of boot Tembo. It's a longtime stronghold of opposition to Congo's national government and last December national officials announced that Tembo would not get to vote in presidential elections. That month the justification Ebola made it too dangerous for people to gather at the polls, a seminal, turning point. It's that one REBA is emergency coordinator for the aid group International Rescue Committee. They've got Ebola response teams working at health centers across Tembo. He says, at the time, people, there were already wondering if the outbreak was just a ploy by the national government to drum up foreign aid money. You're even infect communities hostile to the government with the voting ban. I think we lost a large swath of the people of Tembo at that point, because that confirmed all those theories that said, this was all about politics. This was all about power plague ever since the violence has surged Ebola teams will arrive in a neighborhood to vaccinate people or berry body and people just spontaneously attack. People are reading, seething, but beginning in late February. There's also been a step up in violence, that is obviously well, coordinated multiple times gunmen have shot up people at treatment centers and health clinics. And on April nineteenth a group stormed into a hospital where any bulletin was meeting and killed an epidemiologist with the World, Health Organization six members of rebels eight group were caught up in that attack three away to get out quickly Hiba me were trapped for several hours in this part of Congo. There are dozens of rebel militias national authorities have blamed his militias for the organized attacks even arrested some of their members. But there's a widely held view that the responsibile. Pretty goes further. This is it's very sensitive. There's yeah, very powerful people involved. It's possible. These militias are guns for hire or collaborators with local political or business leaders who are using the outbreak for their own gain, some of these groups might even be linked to the national government last week, the United Nations appointed a special emergency Ebola response coordinator to essentially get to the bottom of this. They tapped, David Gresley who had been second in command of the UN mission in Congo, which includes a massive peacekeeping force. He says these militias are in meshed in the politics and economy of Tambo. So they have linkages to local traditional leaders local politicians and Gresley says some of these power players have been actively spreading the anti-bullying rumors with during the presidential elections in December and parliamentary elections in March. There are those who want to make use of that distrust. That's already there. Air to Vance a political agenda and agenda that could be as simple as wanting to keep the government out of territories where these leaders are running lucrative criminal enterprises. They may be using Bulla as a tool to keep the community hostile to the government and therefore out of the way. So what can the u n do grisly says he'll try to mediate between the government the militias and local leaders. So this is what we have to sort out and make sure that we're not rubbing up against interest in, in such a negative way that provokes response. But one thing is cleared him this violence is not a simple matter of
DR Congo Ebola Clinic in North Kivu Attacked
"More than one thousand people have died from Ebola over the past ten months in the Democratic Republic of Congo health workers trying to contain the deadly disease are also under attack on Wednesday militia fighters killed at least eight people in the city of Tembo in the heart of the Bulla outbreak for the latest on how violence against health workers is complicating efforts to combat the disease. We now go to Tarek REBA. He's a field director at the International Rescue Committee, and is currently working on the bull response in the DRC. Welcome to the takeaway Tareq, thanks for having me was this latest attack related to A Bola. What what can you tell us about this attack? We've still gathering information on it that does seem to be some indications that it was once again linked directly to the abode response. But we don't have conclusive information. But yes, there's information pointing to that. What can you tell us about health workers and how they're being attacked right now. I think there's been sort of a gathering storm over several months now and been lots of accusations and rumors about certain activities such as back Saination where people feel that brother than helping them the vaccine may actually be sort of olitical ploy to inject them with A Bola that may be a little reasons for why this response is happening part of this is the cancelling of the election the national election, which was due in December and was held everywhere except in ten and Benny the areas directly affected by the response. And angered a lot of people who felt that they lost the right to vote because of a disease that they're not sure actually exists. How has the conflict in this area impacted efforts to contain Ebola requires a nuance dancer because actually was not necessary conflict area, but the wider area of North Kivu the province of North Korea where this outbreak is often. Of course has been for about twenty five years now. So there's a heavy presence of I'm groups what this does on a day to day basis is that obviously are operating an environment of insecurity and work in that sort of general sense of conflict, how quickly is the disease spreading, and what's the scale essentially of this outbreak right now at this point. This is the second largest outbreak in history. After the great west Africa at them from twenty fourteen fifteen in terms of the transmission rates had been some hope few months ago. But the last three or four months have seen continual increase daily renumber 's we've now had a record of twenty seven cage on a single day. But we've had a number of twenty plus days in the past weeks. We've always known that even when we reach those numbers. There's a lot of transmission that goes undetected. So even when we say twenty seven day that could have been far more cases possibly double as many. So that would put you out of very very high rate of transmission, it would also mean that we basically are complete the unable to to understand how that transmission is happening. And at those numbers, your it requires an enormous response both in terms of being able to detect those cases and being able to work with the communities so that they are transferred. So I think. In terms of level of alarm saw. No, one years bad as west Africa yet, but we should be very very alarmed about the situation right now, there is a vaccine that at least as being used on an investigative basis. Tell us about the vaccine and how successful it's been so far. So I think the vaccine we didn't have it in west Africa. I worked at IBM at the time. And I do think it has been a very useful tool. Especially in the initial months when we look at the one positive thing of this outbreak. It would be the geographic footprint, which has been relatively small all things considered and part of that could be attributed to the success of the vaccination in the in the beginning months of the outbreak. We've also had some recent studies that have come out of the vaccine about one hundred thousand doses have now been administered since the start of this outbreak in August. So we have quite a sample size. Now initial results are very positive positive possibly even more than we would have hoped for us on the one hand they show that those. That are vaccinated have a much lesser probability of contracting Bola. And Secondly in the second finding is more interesting and unexpected is that even for people that may have contracted bowl at the time of their survival rate goes up significantly, so there's a very positive findings. And now we need to make sure the community understands the benefits of axons action. Because recently, we have seen a number people refusing vaccination there a number that circulate around possible malicious intense behind the backs of nation, and that has caused a lot of people into area now to not want to be accented. Where's this infamous information coming from? I know the questions of room is very complicated. One we've been dealing with this this very much been politicized Asian around the rumors. So as mentioned, I think the election is one point clear contention that because this is a largely opposition held area. That may be for example. Uil a intent against those people for being positioned supporters. So a lot of those rumors come from there. And I do think we didn't do a good job of tackling them. And we need to improve in our community engagement in terms of working with communities in dispelling, the rumors and being very transparent and being very clear not messaging where do you see the bullet crisis headed after this? I think there's a reason for pessimism at the moment. The number of targeted incidents in the Tampa area has made it almost impossible to work. We're trying to resume and now we have renewed incident again, which is base. So I think for number of us. It's very difficult to see how things can move forward
"international rescue committee" Discussed on KCRW
"In trying to describe the damage in southern Africa? We're still learning the aftermath of a cyclone that was so massive it affected several countries in recent days Paolo, Tournus key is Zimbabwe country director for the International Rescue Committee. The stories that my team reported back heart-wrenching still communities that were we're still trying to make hedge tales of what had happened what trying to recover the bodies of loved ones from under boulders, or you know, from mudslides flooding from the storm is so severe it created an inland ocean in central Mozambique, one bitter irony is that in flood zones. There is a desperate need for water. Drinking water aid agencies are arranging to move in water, tablets, among many other supplies. But for entire regions were told the roads have been impassable for days, you have to airlift supplies in. If you do anything at all the effort is strained governments. And non-governmental organizations that normally help locals prepare for drought. A lot of organizations like ours are really starting to think about how do we re realign our programming in resilience lunch because this is something that will be different natural hazards will continue to increase, and we need to work on communities to make them more resilient when that happens to new ski worries that this kind of cyclone may come again, the trains are certainly for more frequent more violent natural disasters. And I think it's fair to link to climate change. And so we have to get used to this the new norm. He expects aides or aid organizations will be focusing on immediate needs for the next three to four months. Rebuilding.
"international rescue committee" Discussed on KCRW
"Potentially deadly disease. The latest outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo has a good news bad news aspect to it. There is now a vaccine for A Bola, and it's working saving lives. That's the good news. The bad news the security situation in Congo or the DRC as it's called is not good at all armed conflict is making it difficult to deal with the current Ebola outbreak the violence is preventing sick people from seeking treatment health workers have also been attacked. No key is undoubtedly the most difficult place. We've ever had to bus lapel before North Kivu province on the northeast border of the DRC. Dr Stacey marines is there with the International Rescue Committee last week, we recorded the highest number of cases in any single day since the outbreak started and we've seen ongoing violence and attacks your mom dribble groups, so the underlying insecure. Is directly impacting response and making it very difficult to to contain and control. Yeah. I mean, north Keva we have to say is one of the most violent places on earth. So how is the fighting between these rival militias making the life of healthcare workers like you in the face of a Bulla more challenging on one hand affecting the movement of of individuals who have her boa all people who've come into contact with cases to actually get to where they need to be to receive cat. And it's also affecting the movement's response work is so that. Teams. You'll save payroll teams surveillance teams, the insecurity is affecting them movement to get to where they need to be. And I mean, what does the crisis look like on the ground? Are we looking at groups of people who are quarantined and can't move at all and who's engaging with them? So we don't have any widespread quarantine measures in place here on Mike. We did in in west Africa in areas where receding armed militia attacking. It's affecting the population to to get out tickets support to get help. But it's so safe cooling individuals to to constantly be displaced from where they live. I do think there are things for us to be to be optimistic about one is is the axiom say far teams effects Nate's is sixty five thousand people if we didn't have the vaccine in this outbreak. We would be looking at case numbers of double trouble. What they currently all crying using the vaccine hair. It only been trialed and a very few studies. Previously in west Africa. The you know, the exact numbers regarding how effective the vaccine as that's current. Don't know. But certainly by the end of this outbreak. We should have good data to support and strengthen understanding now I hear that US medical personnel are playing a pretty limited role in Congo. Why is that that's tied into the underlying insecurity in the area on the strict security particles that of US governments personal half is. So is that really standing in the way of kind of properly dealing with the outbreak agencies like the the CDC, for example has an enormous amount of expertise when it comes to a vote. I think the restrictions the CDC found sounds innovative ways to to contribute to the response by working closely W H O by having teams based in contrast certain supporting remotely, but I do think that given the current state since the outbreak come I think the more actors with the experience that the agency. The CDC has on the ground Whoopi very Bolton. There was an article doctor marines in the magazine foreign policy. Ebola has gotten so bad. It's normal and international health responders are Bola is proving kind of impossible to control. Is there some truth in that by and large? Outbreaks initially it is like a game of why we have to follow the outbreak. How's the outbreak unfolds? But we need to get better at doing is to actually be one step ahead of the outbreak. So wrong. Roll our resources and activities into areas that have active transmission inactive cases about is actually stopped to operate in neighboring areas to those areas and strengthen them with activities. So that was two minutes. We can contain quicker doctors say marines with the International Rescue Committee speaking with us from North Kivu in the Democratic Republic of Congo where she's dealing with the Abullah outbreak along with a lot of healthcare workers documents. Thank you. Thank you. Citizen lab is an internet watchdog group at the university of Toronto last time. We spoke with them was in December. They were reporting that the Saudi government had been spying on Washington Post columnist Jamal kashogi with the help of software from an Israeli company that'll happen before Khashoggi's murder in October. It is a wild story, and it gets more wild after that report from citizen lab, researchers there say they became targets. John Scott, relative is one of the citizen lab researchers. He began by telling us about a phone call. He got in mid January..
Boca Juniors vs. River Plate: Real Madrid's stadium will host second leg of Copa Libertadores
"Government and the and the government of Madrid the council of Madrid have given all these security guarantees, which which is important river plate's have also suffered other punishments. They'll have to play two games next year behind closed doors, and I've suffered a fine of four hundred thousand dollars after tell you. That both sides are appealing so both Boca Juniors and River Plate. We'll take this to the appeals committee ball could Younis assuming that like turn up for the game. And I think I will will still maintain their protest, and they could take it all the way to the court of arbitration for sport in Switzerland. So the quarrel between the sub-tropical Tweedle dum and Tweedle Dee continues. Yes. And and so it seems like no lessons have been learned here. Unfortunately, not. So I would love to say that I was unpleasantly surprised by the saints in one as last Saturday. But instead are found it all very sadly predictable. And as as one leading Argentine journalist has just tweeted on social media. He said, you know, we've come accustomed to Europe taking our best players now taking our biggest gain simply because we can't organize it with the twenty thirty World Cup Argentina wanting to stage that this is a big belong to those planes. Tim Vickery the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo is now the second biggest in history as the country heads towards long awaited. Election's officials say measures will be taken on voting day, a number of health workers involved in the response or more concerned about possible post-election violence and how that could halt their efforts to contain the virus. Louis Dewa reports. He region is an active conflict zone in eastern DRC. It's also where full hundred and twenty six cases have been reported since July two hundred and forty five people are believed to have died at the same time campaigning for upcoming elections is underway. One of the presidential candidates is scheduled to have a rally in the area later this week one of the challenges when it comes to containing. This outbreak is not Benny is a region where people travel a lot between towns and across the border to Uganda. And now elections scheduled on December twenty third or presenting a new challenge as Sarah Taylor from the International Rescue Committee explains in order to vote populations. Everyone has to be where they registered to vote. So there will be a lot of movement of people, and if that's happening around. Any and Bhutan bow. Then there's risks of the spread as a result of that. Benny is home to more than two hundred thousand people and is expected to have around three hundred polling stations, a number of them will be in affected areas. The ministry of health
"international rescue committee" Discussed on KQED Radio
"That according to the national weather. Service on the foreign program later this morning. The show will replay to episodes from earlier this year at ten why should the biggest problems be solved by an unelected network, rich and powerful thought leaders rather than public institutions and elected officials. That's one of the central questions that journalists and political analyst on Jura Dardis explorers in his book. You'll hear about it at ten with Michael Krasny on forum here on public radio. Good Friday morning to you. It's seven after three. It's morning edition from NPR news. I'm Steve Inskeep. And I'm Rachel Martin. Yemen's warring parties have said they'll take part in peace talks next month in Sweden. It'll be the first talks between Hutu rebels and the Saudi backed government in two years the public's attention as recently been focused on the war there because of grim pictures of starving. Children and a growing disenchantment with Saudi Arabia. Save the children said this week that eighty five thousand children if died from starvation since the war began nearly four years ago. David Miller band recently returned from Yemen. The former British Foreign Secretary is now the president of the International Rescue Committee, Mr Miller band. Thank you so much for being with us. Thank you so much. What did you see when you were in Yemen? Yemen is a country. That's his in note down. It's a country where doctors and nurses are not being paid a wet children are literally starving to that. Whether the United Nations has said fourteen million people are on the risk all at the risk of famine, and where the institutions of government, simply not bad deliver the basic necessities for people it's a war zone. Where the Saudi led coalition has run eighteen thousands bombing sorties, and it's a war zone where the who the rebels launch missile strikes against Saudi positions. Also interests Audie Arabia itself and the victims off first of all the innocent, people of Yemen. Let's focus in on the humanitarian crisis. Is there? I mean, why does it have to be that? So many people are on the brink of starvation. I mean, why isn't food aid able to get in there to the people who need it? Well, there's a simple reason for that. Which is the war is preventing two things is preventing the flow of humanitarian and commercial goods, are choke. Hold on the port of her data, which is now the front line of the war. That port is the entry way for eighty percents of humanitarian goods and only a fraction of what's needed is going through. Some are apple is closed. Secondly, the war is blocking the access of humanitarian work because my own organization International Rescue Committee has eight hundred staff working with and for us in Yemen. But we can't do our work of because of the fighting. The absolute tragedy is twenty two twenty three days off the secretary matches and secretary Pompeo called for a ceasefire and they did belatedly. To see spot, and it's being ignored notably this week. A by the Saudi led coalition, which the US and others. Supporting who have resumed the bombing. I can report you from the front line. That's IRC staff of seeing an uptick in the bombing in the level of violence since the ceasefire. So it's your belief that the humanitarian crisis will not abate until the war subsides, and you are seeing an increase in in the bombing. Even after the Trump administration called for a ceasefire. So what is the answer here the onset is for a cessation of hostilities, a ceasefire starting in data. Secondly, it is the full flow of humanitarian goods and commercial traffic. And then Thirdly critically the United Nations special envoy, very experienced British diplomat by the name of marching Griffiths needs to convene the parties to ensure that they begin to build a sustainable peace. Didn't that already happened? Wasn't there? An effort in that direction already in the who didn't show up. That's a very good point. And the. Mulching Griffiths the diplomat. Tried to summon the parties to Geneva was fooling out about the who delegation. And they refused to turn up there. Now being re summit, but there needs to be international leverage of the United States has a deep relationship in Saudi Arabia people like me don't say that the US should break its relationship with Saudi Arabia. What we say is it should use its relationship. It is your view that the only way the war is going to come to an end as if the US pressures Saudi Arabia to end it the US is the game changer in this. The US is the main arms supplier to Saudi Arabia and the relationship. The US has a with Saudi Arabia needs to be put to good use. It's vital that the the rightful call by the defense and the victory for who. This woman is doing no good for American interests never mind American values. It's Michael that call is followed through dip. Cla magically at the highest levels. David Miller band is the president of the International Rescue Committee. Thank you so much for your time. Don, thank you so much for your interest. Britain's effort to leave the European Union forces the country to reckon with the many ways Britain is woven into Europe more than three hundred years ago during a war the British obtained Gibraltar with its famous rock at the mouth of the Mediterranean. Spain has tried to get it back ever since you can add that to the things Britain's prime minister must manage as she tries to get Europeans to agree to her Brexit plan this weekend and Paris, Sarah Sarhadi, Nelson has an overview British Prime Minister Theresa may told her parliament yesterday a deal to take the United Kingdom out of the European Union is close the British people want this to be settled they want a good deal that sets us on calls for a brighter future that deal is within our grasp. And I am determined to deliver it the draft divorce agreement has two parts. A legally binding withdraw. Paul agreement. That's nearly six hundred pages long and in twenty six page political declaration on future relations, the Brexit deal provides a blueprint for future trade and security ties between the u UK and e you as well as addressing the sensitive border between Ireland which is in the EU and Northern Ireland, which is part of the UK the negotiations analogy critical moment and all our efforts must be focused on working with our European partners to bring this process to a final conclusion in the interests of all our people if the UK where to leave the block next March without an agreement. It would severely disrupt trade travel and business in cost tens of billions of dollars, but opposition to the deal in the UK is fierce. Jeremy Corbyn is the British Labour Party leader, it's driven this document that indeed nothing is agreed this as the blindfold Brexit. We all see it. Dr. There are EU concerns as well. In a tweet Spanish Prime minister pivotal Sanchez threatened to scuttle the agreement over Gibraltar in enclave that the UK controls, but that Spain claims as its own he wrote after my conversation with Theresa May our positions remained far away. Spain can't technically veto the deal. But because Brexit is a highly sensitive topic. EU officials want all Member States to be on board. Some Brussels also worry may will try for a last minute renegotiation of the draft deal when she meets with the European Commission had John Claude Juncker the night before the summit. German Chancellor Angela Merkel has been pretty adamant she won't go to the summit if the wording is still in limbo. But even if everything ends up going smoothly and Brussels maze. Biggest challenge will be at home next month. She has to get the divorce treaty approved by her parliament psoriasis. Or how do you Nelson NPR news Berlin when Amazon gave its reasons? For putting new headquarters in New York and Arlington Virginia. One of them was access to public transit and new study shows other companies think the exact same way, here's NPR's David Schaper. Few.
Smoking ban takes effect in public housing
"And AM eight twenty NPR news and the New York conversation From NPR news in Washington I'm Dave Mattingly officials. In northern California say a. Wildfire that's been burning for nine days in the reading area has. Now destroyed nine hundred sixty five homes. That, number continues to grow as crews, work to contain the car fire containment is at less than one third, it's left six people, dead Tiffany Cam high with member station k. q. e. d. reports on another wildfire. North of San Francisco the Mendocino complex fire has quickly become one of, the largest active wildfires in California a Cal fire spokeswoman says, crews have been making good. Progress on containment especially since more than six hundred. Firefighters from across the state joined the fight Monday night thousands of people from nearby towns have been. Evacuated the UN is condemning the militants. Who carried out yesterday's attack on a government building in Jalalabad Afghanistan NPR's Diaa Hadid says it left fifteen People dead the attack began with a suicide bomber blowing himself up at the gate. Of a government building it ended hours, later the dead included an aid worker with the International Rescue Committee it followed an attack. On Saturday when an ISIS. Militants stormed dormitory the midwife trainees they killed three people ISIS and. The Taliban are active in and around. Jalalabad, neither group is claiming responsibility for, yesterday's attack I'm Dave Mattingly in Washington and I'm Richard Hake on WNYC, in New York the, city's public housing residents are being told no smoking allowed anywhere on Nitra property starting. Monday public housing authorities across the country began enforcing the smoking ban WNYC, Zoe Atalay spoke to nitro residents about the new policy at, side the proof houses were. His family has lived for ten years Hector Melendez. Says prohibiting tenants from smoking inside their apartment is about more than.
"international rescue committee" Discussed on The Frame
"It's unbelievable that you wrote a song that was probably written couple months ago right that is incredibly timely given what's happened at the border right now and parents being separated from their children tell us a little bit about the right in about song what what prompted it and how it came together like i said i've always been into politics but the policy never interested me it was more like how does this affect people in a positive or negative way my heart bleeds for immigrants who are demonized who are separated there is a huge portion of the country who look at them as the other look at them as a statistic look at them as an issue and i'm very sensitive to ethnically labeling somebody because in sri lanka where my parents are from our people the tamil people are an ethnic minority we've been oppress for a long time and every immigrant has a different story this idea that they're free loaders and they don't have an actual reason for leaving guatemala el salvador honduras or mexico and they just want to freeload is incorrect and divisive and harmful really these are people going through a lot fleeing violence looking for economic opportunity so i wanted to write a song about that and in humanize them the story is about somebody who's been twice removed he's displaced once and then he's displays again from the us by being deported leaving his family as children wife to wait for him or not wait for him and just thrown into complete uncertainty so there to outcomes that song like this can yield one as material and that is that the proceeds from the song we're going to benefit the international rescue committee which works to help refugees around the world and the second one is the theoretical and that is how does it change minds how does protest song alterra conversation the greatest hope is that it changes people's mind and then policy changes that's quite an ask in my opinion what i do think is valuable is showing families showing children showing them in in these situations that are not made up like i made a video for this and i use a lot of photos from photo journalist around the world and this is not fake there's no doctoring of these images this is just like this is what is happening around the world you can deny it if you don't see it but once you see it you can't really deny it and so those partly why put that video together how is becoming a dad change the way you see music that's a tough one that's a good question i like moana soundtrack a lot more but there's a sense of purpose anybody as a kid changes your life there's a light switch that goes on i'll use in analogy from guitar player named jean bosco mwenda say a man without a wife is like a motorcycle driving in the middle of the night without a headlight but i feel that way about having a kid honestly thanks much for coming in thank you bb men's next album will be out this fall and he isn't the only musician singing about the plight of immigrants coming up next on the frame watermelon immigrant gaby moreno and country artists radnich foster add their voices to the protest songs of today welcome back to the frame i'm john horn earlier in the show singer songwriter be beeman talked about his song beyond the border and he's not the only musician whose been inspired to address current issues regarding immigration country singer and songwriter rodney foster is from texas one of the focal points of the immigration debate and he recently turned an older song of his called godspeed sweet dreams into a new recording called dole's as swain joos.
"international rescue committee" Discussed on FuseBox Radio Broadcast
"And that's kind of Rb that is slow with, but you know, we all have our choices. Big up to them, continues to this and. Hopefully part is like them and people, you know, who have to do good music of what with where they stand ideologically, and that'll be all good. Thank you there Judah and before again to one or two more things as always notice situation with polls, recovery Haiti is still going on. So you know differently besides we can possibly try to import, you know, keep your eyes on the various new sort of telling people what's going off and jumping off Twitter's very good with an actually have quite a few feet from a lot of the now governmental organization, nonprofit individuals who are still around there. And again, when the main organizations that we're backing up in regard to people doing any type of charitable donation to our cannibal for what they do and have a very strong track record with putting the bass majority of their money into actually doing things on the ground over there and working with people on the ground and get things done, International Rescue Committee, you can go to the i. r. c. dot com. And final information about what's going on in that as well as the folks over that year. Haiti laid out work now, excuse me. Everybody, two more things stuck in my mind. One was the store actually ran too late yesterday where there's you and report talking about Australia has an aboriginal program that is violating human rights over there and do a short summation of that as I'm sure you know, some folks note aborigines on the original people over Austrailia before Britain came in and made a prison colony way back in the day. This first they are essentially that we call the native Americans or Indians here in the states and what have you, and they all the same situations in regards to, I guess, reservation type of is and so forth. And so on. And what happened was Austrailia put on a whole lot of restrictions on the app orig- that the UN talking about is inherently racist, and Australia has never really had the best relationship with the aborigines even till now with in the twenty first century where they have they have talked about it trying to limit how people spin their checks from the government, certain types of communication that's blocked and so forth and so on. And I just thought that was very, very deep situation to check it out. Mike, how the hell them until you can spend your check. Welfare czecho-, whatever roles. That's inherent freedom. That is, you know, limitation how you function type deal. And it said that the act that they had now verse what they have now we'll call the racial discrimination was opposed to stop stuff like that from happening in first place. Now you can check out any documentary. Your new special Sisley to aborigines are are black people. You know, bottom line. And you know this all and everything because court, we know this is not on all of the regular people in that country, but we have to have that kind of bugged out history and things. Well, I can't say I'm not surprised. I just think it's very unfortunate. Anything real quick on that Judah. Do you said most of the one thing that I do know is that on the there's a off the of I think it's or Tasmania. I think in eighteen hundreds all when the rich came there, all of those people in that will wipe down and I think one person was able to make it out or they were able to get some type of. Owns of certain people, but all those people definitely tradition, mass murder. In European colonies, French, British Belgian, Portugal's, Bain. And what's interesting is that some of the the sentence of these people in in in places scattered world are good people, and some of these citizens still hate people cover. And you know how we stand on that in that regard, someone to get too deep..
"international rescue committee" Discussed on KFI AM 640
"This is management group has confirmed today he has signed a one hundred fifty four million dollars four year deal the play in los angeles in his wife had been spotted getting off a jet van is yesterday james opted out of his contract with cleveland on friday six children and three adults have been stabbed at an apartment complex for refugees in boise idaho megan schwab with the international rescue committee says the attack is especially shocking because it happened to refugees from syria iraq and he is heartbreaking to know that people in children who fled force of law and conflict to find safety in america and the boise community had to experience this violence all over again police have arrested thirty year old timmy kiner from la who had been staying at the apartment complex with the friend there he had been asked to leave on friday police say he came back to get revenge yesterday i lift driver has allegedly stabbed a passenger near the university of san diego apparently the driver and one of three passengers got into a dispute thirtythreeyearold driver has been arrested the dispute was apparently over the passengers not being able to give the guy a drop off location sell the driver told the passengers to get out a swat team is arrested a man wanted for a double murder in downey where two men were shot and killed outside rick's motel that shooting happened around eleven thirty yesterday morning down he believes captain mark mcdaniel says they arrested the shooter hours after he had barricaded himself inside a warehouse on bora drive in santa fe springs he wasn't a couple of different areas there's some big rig trucks there so he was in and out of different areas is a pretty big area to in raymond penlin was taken into custody by swat at about quarter to nine last night police are looking for the person that shot to women outside a nightclub in artisa this woman was there when the shots were fired shortly after midnight at the llamas nightclub hallway the people decide like aggressively just pitching in in breath last both women suffered nonlife threatening wounds representative maxine waters says she is not afraid to stand up for america waters recently received death threats talking about hanging may assess strike that's nothing waters was the immigration rally in la yesterday she says she'll continue her schedule touring the nation to speak against the trump administration's immigration policies and it looks like andres manuel lopez oberdorfer is going to be the winner in mexico's presidential election it's his third bid for the presidency and his last main rival has apparently conceded the election ahead of the official results there's been our click count and it still looks like he's got well over fifty percent of the vote lopez oberdorf supporters say they hope he will deliver on promises to clean up corruption rain in violence and lift millions out of poverty traffic from your helpless ocal honda traffic center dog running around in fullerton.
Bolton says U.S. could dismantle North Korean arsenal "within a year"
"Are expected to survive after being stabbed last night at a birthday party in boise idaho a number of the victims are refugees police say the suspect identified as thirty year old timmy kiner was arrested shortly after the attack in a news conference today megan shrub with the international rescue committee said the aid group is shocked and saddened by the senseless attack it is heartbreaking to know that people in children who fled horrors of war and conflict to find safety in america in the boise community had to experience this violence all over again investigators suspect kenner attack the bar birthday party because his intended targets were not home for the first time we're hearing from a white house official a timeline for denuclearizing north korea we have developed a program i'm sure that secretary of state mike pompeo will be discussing this with the north koreans in the near future about really had to dismantle all of their wmd and ballistic missile programs in a year that's national security adviser john bolton on cbs's face the nation today now on traffic and weather and the valley chevy dealers traffic center it's john charles thanks julie i ten westbound at fifty first avenue there's a crash blocking the on ramp in litchfield park we've got a wreck on camelback inn lichfield road and in tempe an accident on guadalupe and mcclintock involving a pedestrian traffic's brought to you by lows come into lowe's for july fourth savings at ten to forty dollars off select paint primer and.
"international rescue committee" Discussed on AM 970 The Answer
"That to get into the program it is a little bit competitive because we're really screaming for employability and what we're looking for is really sense of urgency interesting growing a career a love of food helps you know because quality control is a big part and we're placing people in very high end food facility so you know the interest to learn the difference between a ruge and spinach or whole wheat flour and white flour bleached flour and unbleached flour like these aren't hard things but it helps if you like a love and interest in food even if women don't bake that they cook at home really helps for us to screen to ensure that women are employable so we work with a lot of great community based organizations are some of them have been on your show you know we work with the international rescue committee for referrals from for women coming who've just arrived from resettled refugee resettlement the settlement houses the library's where they're doing a lot of esl training or great referral sources for us we really just want to get in front of the people that are working with those women who can help us screen for this kind of core talent skill that we're looking for a lot of word of mouth to right and a lot of word of mouth truthfully the women who are most successful in the program overwhelmingly come from word of mouth the sisters and the mothers and the daughters of women that have done the program because it's not for everyone and so very often women graduate from the program they're like oh that was tough but i got a great job and now i'm going to you know i'm not gonna tell all my girlfriends but there's one woman that i know would be right that would be right for the program and that's for us the strongest referral tell us about the program i mean what are these women learned to do and what kind of support do you provide for them to the bakers and training program is in total of four month training program women's start with a fundamentals class and so that includes a lot of you know bakery science and some technical stuff around baking it's knife skills it's sanitation right what we want to teach women is how to work cleanly work quickly how to protect themselves to protect their colleagues and how to protect their customers.
"international rescue committee" Discussed on No Agenda
"You think that's what's your sign for your pets on the back thank yous and many people lose their lives and there's a wall of memorial and it's a powerful powerful community that have given me a great guidance and gifts including when i do my refugee work with the international rescue committee actually you actually have a photo here this is where are you in this this is with with with some brown people now who do desribed here's when he says i started that thought clooney how somehow he's now become one of those guys clooney breath hit they're out in the fear out and africa prio yeah yeah the capri oh this whole group leaders future leaders could have been co opted by these seducers including when i do my refugee work with and mandy might actually like being seduced theater national rescue committee actually you have a photo here this is where are you in this in this is with that is with joon who speaks six languages my wife said she speaks one i barely speak one and we are in also that's also virtuous signaling right there yeah how stupid we are dumb dumb white americans in the invitation settlement and uganda one hundred thirty thousand refugees and that settlement two hundred ninety thousand and bidi bidi where we went visit for almost two weeks and just got back a few days ago the what is so extrordinary about the gun in government is they are teaching us.
"international rescue committee" Discussed on Vox's The Weeds
"Hello listeners of the weeds i'm gordon and i'm revie karima theam we'll cohosts of new podcast cool displaced from the vox media podcast network and the international rescue committee grants and i work right now the world is witnessing the largest displacement crisis since world war two that is the largest number of people displaced because of conflicts you've seen in headlines around syria yemen jordan and if you want to understand why that is and what can be done about it listen to displaced you can subscribe on apple podcasts or wherever you get your podcast not back to the weeds so inefficient to the sort of complexities of how to make it work i mean i think it's important to underscore here that there is like it's sorta it's sounds nice to say hey you know if you like your va healthcare like you can keep it but also we're going to give you this option to go outside right but like in the world of healthcare as i'm sure we've discussed a million other context on the weeds like this kind of choice can be a real unraveling problem because like via as an institution right it's big itches a lot of clients but it has salary doctors and it is not built around marketing two veterans right like with the va has an obligation to veterans right if you are in need of healthcare services the va is obligated to provide them to you and it exists to be there for people who need it.
"international rescue committee" Discussed on KQED Radio
"The evidence that we were very careful in trying to define what constituted a an impeachable offense high crime and misdemeanor oh we have yet to see that produced by mr muller but i think it's critical that the investigation go on and not be interfered with you have not ever seem to have any doubts that bishara lozad has attacked his own citizens with chemical weapons have been outspoken against its government and its foreign backers to use your phrase but are you concerned about some of the humanitarian consequences of expanded military action against the regime of course is the answer to that and the international rescue committee has a thousand stuff inside syria we're concerned about them and for the many hundreds of thousands of syrians who we serve and really there are two questions i think the arrives from the limited strikes last night one is whether they will deter further chemical weapons use and they find heard the pentagon briefing rightly they talked about syrian and they are indeed is what's not clear is whether or not the use of chlorine which has been reported as being used long weekend is going to be deterred clearly and obviously is widely available the second question is whether there is a broader game plan on the part of the coalition that struck last night do use political diplomatic economic means to stop the slaughter of syrian civilians that has cost five hundred thousand lives and driven five million refugees out of the country how would you like to see the west i think that the diplomatic offensive that i'm talking about has a number of elements i stopped with the straightforward things the neighboring states like jordan which is the second closest ally of the us in the middle east it's how how brings hundred and fifty thousand refugees state fly need help secondly more syrians were killed in the chemical weapons attack loss weekend then it'd been admitted to the us as refugees in this fiscal year since october the first the us has a long proud tradition of refugee resettlement which is being abandoned by the administration and that seems to me to be a severe setback but obviously the toughest questions are inside syria and my perspective about the drive for a political settlement is.
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"And she said a little earlier that that the the situation is so dire the doctors have to do things such as reuse needle yes so the that's why set free general gutierrez is right to sites close to how is the violation of every conceivable norm and i'm afraid there's no shame on the part of the iranian or russian backers of the assad regime they trot out this line that they're taking on terrorists there's very little accountability so i want to know who the people who ordered the bombing of the hospital the we run and there's no accountability for that obviously the trauma for the west of afghanistan and iraq means that there is enormous political caution in western countries about getting involved in a conflict light by in syria but that means that as free rein for people who are dissolving the very basics of humanity sometimes it feels very strange to me that we are able to have this conversation uh uh in a sort of dispassionate clinical way when the truth of what we're talking about is almost immeasurable human suffering i don't feel dispassionate about it at all i feel extremely a passionate and angry about it because the betrayal of the civilians the betrayal of the aid workers we're a humanitarian charity we have local people as local nurses local doctors local community workers who worked for the international rescue committee and they are they're doing the essentials of humanitarian work with very little political support so that work is meant to be clinical but i don't think our discussion of is clinical what our discussion is is impotent and that is the real story of the diplomatic and political failure that syria represents so let's let's talk about that because i think that's a very good word to use here what is preventing.
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"Is it should be a natural an innate in us to tell yourself this refugee crisis is manageable nor unsolvable and each one of us as a personal responsibility to help make it so because this is about the rescue of us an hour whose as well as the rescue of refugees analyze thank you very much indeed david miller band he runs the international rescue committee and he's written a book about these issues it's called rescue you can see his full talk at ted dot com today on the show the big five the biggest challenges we all face and whether they can be solved and another one of those challenges political instability i think that's right and one of the reasons why this geopolitical period is going to be so uncertain this because we don't yet have the answers of what comes next this is ian bremmer he's a political scientist the comparative stability of the geopolitical environment led by the united states was a long cycle it started after world war two obviously the cold war was a big part of it but still the us had driven all of the architecture of the wto the united nations the imf the world bank of in all of these global institutions those are now unwinding and he and says these institutions are unwinding because the united states is abandoning its leadership role in the world no one's in charge now the us is still the world's only superpower but it's absolutely not leading the world in bremmer explains how we got here from ted stage over here because does the united states right i mean we spent two trillion dollars on wars in iraq and afghanistan that were failed we don't want to do that anymore we have large numbers of middle and working classes that feel like they've not benefited from promises of globalization so i don't wanna see it particularly the americans don't want to be the global sheriff for security or the architect of global trade the americans don't want to even be the cheerleader of global values well then you look to europe and the most important alliance in the world has been the transatlantic relationship but it is now we could end has been at any point since world war two china does wanted you more leadership they do but only in the economic sphere and they want their own value standards currency in competition with that of.
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"The security to make sure it's the right people getting the money but it's a very powerful way of empowering refugees themselves and make sure that local business logged keep as regards some of the benefit of hosting refugees refugees are often seen as there are burdened with only a burden if you don't let the blood don't let them participate in the economy a part of the problem is that many people see them as a taking the the jobs of the local people they don't want the refugees to uh to be allowed to work in their in their country and that is that is said often there is confusion between a refugee and a migrant maybe it's worth making it clear refugee one who flees that country for fear of their life and kansai safely go back a migrant economic migrants someone who changes country in the search for a better life economic improvement in your right there is resent also extrordinary fellowfeeling and humanity i mean the the ten biggest refugeehosting countries causes you just two percent globalink most refugee ountries are in poor countries and those poor countries actually say these are our brothers and sisters and provide a lesson if i may to countries like this but also countries in europe some of whom including my own the one i i come from where refugees have been demonized and you've seen that in the politics here in the last couple of years it's led to lead the vote on brexit to some player well it contributed to it my guess is david miller band who from two thousand seven to two thousand ten was the 74 said state for foreign and commonwealth affairs at the end of the united kingdom now he is president and ceo of the international rescue committee and he has written a book called rescue refugees and the.
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"That all right here nate shelman live local is tough kboi if director for the international rescue committee of boise says he's just one of many wanna see more swimming lessons vailable refugee kits your talking about it tease people let lost their lives you're in that truck victims of human smuggling we hope at the full weight of the law falls on the driver we're talking about it they run out they say death death death well obamacare's debt that's the one that step and besides that its failings they want to have it eddie he's showman almond and talk of idaho six seven kboi uk so once again started i think every hour by saying this half of the half of the show title is true this is me i'm nate nate shelman thing they could be back thank you to bill russell dr bill russell for a guest hosting a last week and the in the mic in two fridays ago lamia go on some vacation on broadcasting live of course it's a 600 eight on your time i'm in cleveland ohio word is lledo it all right it's it's it's it's evening i'm here on family business and if if we have some technical difficulties over the past three weeks bear with us that the company the bosses who i drive notes on a daily basis have been very lenient when lenient with me over the past couple years and allowing me to take your some family business so um i will be back back i just got take years and stuff ear and then i'm gonna then i'm gonna come back home all right after i'm done here my home is is gone my parents no longer live in this house it's just a building the them thinking go up in flames roll like here all right my folks are taken care of i gotta get everything out but and then i can't wait to get on to uh to you guys in uh and there's another girl there in and travis of course because i know travis misses me right.
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"Hired impersonation of sean spicer the white house press secretary who resigned later this hour armour changes ahead what do they mean also who had would've president wire respected council and david miller band of international rescue committee with a call for the world to pay attention to the globes largest humanitarian crisis first our news casted saturday july twenty second 2017 live from npr news in washington on giles snyder in syria fighting has calmed in the eastern suburbs of damascus russia's says a new ceasefire deal has been reached without position fighters and state television says the syrian military has as declared a cessation of hostilities it's part of a plan to freeze frontlines in the country is npr's ruth sherlock reports donald trump announced a ceasefire in southwest syria will make two weeks ago that the syrian regime he's the quiet that to move troops against rebels in gupta this is the last main rebel holdout near the camp to damascus is somehow rise a spokesman for the southern front rebels told npr this week that trump ceasefire would collapse if gutic kept being attacked so look happening old law is neither of us and that's threatening the deal of its might make you ceasefire russian now says it has secured a deal to end the key to fighting moscow is an ally of the syrian regime the test is whether russia can enforce the agreement reached shanoch npr knees beirut president trump has launched a series of tweed seemingly sparked by reporting from the washington post the president characterized suppose story about attorney general jeff sessions contact with the russian ambassador during the presidential campaign as a new intelligence leaky also ruled that while he has the complete power to grant pardons you only crime so far have been leaks against his administration the pentagon has confirmed a us air strike on a compound in afghanistan's helmand province where u s led nato forces and the afghan government are battling the taliban local officials say more than a dozen members of the afghan national security forces are debt in peers to your had the.
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"To become the nhl i backtoback champions for nineteen years penguins captain sydney crosby was named mvp and india beat south africa by eight wickets to reach the semifinals of cricket's champions trophy thanks night now for the past two years yemen has been coors up in a war that led to the death of thousands of civilians and displaced hundreds of thousands more to make things worse it's now in the grip of a cholera epidemic with more than one hundred thousand people affected some medical supplies all finally getting through to the country that mohammad alam onto say hussein is the country director for yemen for the international rescue committee based in the capital sanaa the apply at are very critical area oh come on the lawn of the pipeline quote could come curtain a good cook lurd from our difficult if you're come area because of the icrc issue are to come affected earlier in very appropriate that i have already ready we attribute incredible cortana uh oh a good are we can collectively cook for that i'm sure you are going to cut letting march pretty good what about we are hoping for more supply of the trip but are one coming apart fired opening put more who could be veteran coming to continue the support provided by nato more to come over one hundred are truly the trick trick to come.