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02:58 min | 2 months ago

"katie dartford" Discussed on UN News

"This is the news in brief from the United Nations. An independent UN appointed expert on human rights has called for a strong international response following the execution of four pro democracy activists by Myanmar's military junta. Thomas Andrews said he was outraged and devastated by what's believed to be the first use of capital punishment in the Southeast Asian nation in decades. The four, including activist co Jimmy and lawmaker Thor, were accused of helping to carry out terror acts during the country's military takeover last year. They were sentenced to death in a closed door trial in June, the mister Andrews described as a violation of international human rights law. In a statement he called for strong action from UN member states against Myanmar and for what he described as the status quo of international inaction to be firmly rejected. Meanwhile, you and appointed rights experts say their frustrated and gravely concerned following the death of an Australian teenager in Assyrian detention facility, your service zahab was injured in an attack in January by isil on the Al hasakah camp in northeast Syria. It's believed he died after a lack of adequate medical treatment compounded his injuries. The rights experts have repeatedly expressed their concerns about dire detention conditions of children and teenagers in the region to the Australian government. They have also called for foreign nationals who are primarily women and children to be repatriated, describing your staff as a habs death as utterly preventable the experts pointed out that many other governments are currently repatriating their nationals and Australia has the capacity to do so. Failure to repatriate is an abdication of Australia's treaty obligations and the deeper moral obligations to protect Australia's most vulnerable children the experts said. United Nations humanitarian agencies have started delivering aid directly to people in Haiti following a recent spike in violence between rival gangs, vulnerable inhabitants of the commune of cite Soleil, as well as those in other neighborhoods of the capital, Port-au-Prince, have received items such as hygiene and baby supplies, plastic sheeting, Jerry cancell water, blankets, solo lamps and repair items for houses from the UN's international organization for migration, IOM. The UN Children's Fund UNICEF also delivered over 300,000 liters of drinking water enough for 20,000 people for two days. It also provided 300 hygiene kits and assisted 780 children with psychosocial support. The world food programs of the FP distributed food, including rice beans and oil, which can feed 15,000 people for a week, according to the UN between the 8th and 17th of July over 471 people were killed injured or unaccounted for serious incidents of sexual violence against women and girls as well as boys being recruited by gangs have also been reported. Katie dartford, UN news.

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"katie dartford" Discussed on UN News

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02:35 min | 10 months ago

"katie dartford" Discussed on UN News

"Hello in this week's show drought in Afghanistan to add to farmers woes and how the UN is helping. Strong words from Antonio Guterres about oh Macron travel bans, and the connectivity gap that's widening. COVID-19 is in the frame. What else? Stay with us too for closing comments from regular guest solange Bellator Cortez. That's all coming up in this week's you and catch update Geneva with me Daniel Johnson. Thanks for listening. First, the news, with Katie dartford..

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"katie dartford" Discussed on UN News

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03:00 min | 10 months ago

"katie dartford" Discussed on UN News

"This is the news in brief from the United Nations. The head of the UN health agency has criticized blunt and blanket measures taken by countries to stop the spread of the omicron variant. In a statement on Tuesday, the World Health Organization, a director general said that it was deeply concerning that Botswana and South Africa, where the new variant was first identified, were being penalized by others for doing the right thing. Dozens of countries have imposed travel bans on the southern African nations since mutation was discovered just days ago. Tedros said that while it was understandable that all countries should want to protect their citizens, on a cron was still a largely unknown threat, and he insisted that the world should not forget that we are already dealing with a highly transmissible dangerous variant, the delta variant, which accounts for almost all cases globally. The weather phenomenon has developed for a second consecutive year and is expected to last into early 2022 impacting temperatures and rainfall UN weather agency WMO said on Tuesday, most data models indicate that it's likely to be a weak to moderate lenina, making it slightly weaker than it was in 2020 and 2021. Then ina is associated with having a cooling influence on temperatures. But the world meteorological organization said that many parts of the world will not see this because of human induced climate change and record high levels of greenhouse gases. Global trade is expected to be worth about $28 trillion this year an increase of 23% on pre-pandemic levels, but the outlook for 2022 remains very uncertain. UN economists said on Tuesday, this strong growth in demand at least for goods is largely the result of renewed demand as pandemic restrictions have eased, but also from economic stimulus packages and increases in commodity prices. According to UN trade and development body unknown, although worldwide commerce stabilized during the second half of 2021, trade in goods reached record levels between July and September. In line with this overall increase, the services sector picked up two, but it has remained below 2019 levels. Regionally, although trade growth remained uneven for the first half of the year, it has had a broader reach in the three months that followed unknown's global trade updates said. The report value the global goods trade at $5.6 trillion in the third quarter of this year, which is a new all time record while services stood at about $1.5 trillion. For the remainder of this year, aunt tad has forecast slower growth for the trade in goods, but a more positive trend for services albeit from a lower starting point. Among the factors contributing to uncertainty about next year uncle had cited China's below expectations growth in the third quarter of 2021, which was also lower than in previous quarters. It also cited inflationary pressures that may also negatively impact national economies and international trade flows in the coming months. Katie dartford, UN news..

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04:41 min | 1 year ago

"katie dartford" Discussed on UN News

"Un news thanks to katie dartford for the news and now to this week's interview with the refer ghaffari and afghan activist and politician in november twenty. Nineteen she became. The mayor. Of meidensha near kabul serena used to be one of the very few afghanistani women mayors and also was the youngest to be appointed at the age of twenty six she has had three attacks on her life and tributes the killing of her her father last year to the taliban shortly after they took over last month she fled afghanistan with her family reportedly hiding in the footwell of a car belonging to a diplomat. Who helped her to escape here. She is now talking to me on the sidelines of an ngo peace talks event at u. n. Geneva where my first question was what she made of. The new taliban interim cabinet which is exclusively male.

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"katie dartford" Discussed on UN News

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03:20 min | 1 year ago

"katie dartford" Discussed on UN News

"This is the news. In brief from the united nations tourism continues to suffer enormously under the covert nineteen pandemic and it is nothing less than an emergency for developing nations u. n. secretary general antonio terrorists said on monday in a message to mark world tourism day. The un chief said that in the first five months of this year. International tourists arrivals decreased by a staggering. Ninety five percent in some parts of the world forecasts suggest a loss of over four trillion dollars to the global economy by the end of twenty twenty one. Mr guitar continued with additional threat of climate. Change too many small island states which rely on visitors. The un chief insisted that it was time to rethink transform and safely restart towards them. He said that. With the right safeguards in place the tourism sector can provide decent jobs helping to build resilient sustainable gender equal inclusive economies and societies that work everyone this means targeted action and investment to shift towards green tourism with high emitting sectors including and sea transport and hospitality moving towards carbon neutrality. The human conflict killed or maimed. Two thousand six hundred children as hostilities intensified in twenty nine thousand nine hundred twenty twenty knots according to a new report of the un secretary general on children and armed conflict in the country published on monday. The report detailed how these youngsters were victims of the indiscriminate use of mortar and artillery shelling ground fighting antipersonnel landmines and other explosive remnants of war in total more than three and a half thousand children suffered one or more grave violations chief among these were the denial of humanitarian access killing and maiming and recruitment in use of children issuing the findings special representative of the secretary general for children and armed conflicts. Virginia ganda said that the atrocities and immense suffering would likely leave a generation of yemeni children scarred for life the recruitment and use of eight hundred sixty one children was also verified and two in threes or active combat. According to the report. Iran has failed to honor fully the terms of a deal to allow you an inspectors access to monitoring equipment in the country. The international atomic energy agency said on sunday iran's decision not to allow the ira to visit to centrifuge component manufacturing workshop is contrary to the agreed terms of an agreement made on the twelfth of september said rafael grassi. Head of the un agency following the agreement earlier this month western powers chose not to issue a resolution criticising around for blocking the ira as memory cards which we used for surveillance of centrifuges could be replaced observers cautioned that any resolution risk jeopardizing the resumption of talks between iran. And the united states on reviving thousand. Fifteen around nuclear deal. Iran's centrifuge manufacturing complex at carriage nets around was the victim of apparent sabotage in june. In which one of four by cameras were destroyed. Iran has not returned the cameras data. Ea said in a statement. Katie dartford you and us..

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"katie dartford" Discussed on UN News

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05:32 min | 1 year ago

"katie dartford" Discussed on UN News

"Hello in this week's show u. n. secretary general antonio cherish on afghanistan and other big problems that need an international effort to fix them details from you and rights chief michelle basch let on myanmar's spout violence and corruption in south sudan. That's impacting terribly on the country's people. Although there is a little bit of good news from there to as we'll hear that's all coming up in this week's you and catch up date nine geneva. Thanks for listening. I the news with katie dartford. This is news in brief from the united nations. Afghanistan's health system is on the brink of collapse. The head of the world health organization w eight show has warned speaking from kabul on wednesday after a meeting with senior taliban figures along with medical professionals and patients w. h. o. director general tetris adenoma gabe racists said that international funding cuts had forced health providers to decide who to save and who tillett die. Developments came as the un's emergency relief. Chief martin griffiths announced. He was releasing forty. Five million dollars to support afghanistan's crumbling healthcare system in rural areas. Meanwhile the un food and agricultural organisation called for urgent international assistance to safeguard livelihoods..

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"katie dartford" Discussed on UN News

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03:43 min | 1 year ago

"katie dartford" Discussed on UN News

"The principal targets have been members of the opposition the national congress for liberty former members of the tutsi dominated burundian armed forces returnees and some of their family members his commissioner francois's hamson speaking to journalists in geneva in all previous reports. We found that there was an organized campaign for the pope's of international criminal law against those elements of the civilian population. That was seen as or thought to be hostile to the government in power some of the violations that this year's reports detail seem to be a continuation of that policy commission noted that although the level of political violence in the great lakes nation decreased immediately after the twenty twenty elections which followed the death of former president pierre new currencies of the human rights situation remains dire. Katie dartford un news thanks to katie dot for the news and now to yemen where the war between government forces in the south and hit event position in the north is entering its seventh year. The human rights council in geneva the forums forty seven member states have been hearing about what this means in practice for ordinary yemenis. To tell us about this in more detail i spoke to dr audiences. He's one of three rites. Experts tasked by the council to deliver regular updates on the conflict. Here he is. Now the bottom line is that the group of experts believes that yemen and people are being forgotten by the international community. We've entitled this year's report and nation abandoned the call to humanity to end the suffering. The parties to the conflict have been unable or on willing to arrive at an inclusive sustainable peace and what that means is that the international community needs to step in and garner up and political will to to press the parties to do so without the We were afraid that this war is going to continue to ravage the people of yemen in ways that that may even be worse than than we've seen up until now let's remind ourselves what's been going on in the country years of strikes and shelling and on that point you say that the coalition saudi led coalition is continuing to take a heavy toll on the civilian population failing to abide by the principles of distinction proportionality and precautions in attack to prevent civilians and civilian objects. So how are you going to push for. Change this time this next year. Yes you're absolutely correct. In your assessment there we have not seen any if you like positive. Developments in respect of the impact of the war on on the people of yemen and that includes disproportionate attacks that includes violations of international humanitarian law. Human rights law as you mentioned the bombardment of areas across yemen weather from air even shelling all parties to the conflict in our assessment have an throughout the period of our mandates including this most recent one have committed violations of international humanitarian law. Human rights law some of which may amount to war crimes. You touched upon principles of proportionality distinction precautions in attack these basic principles of international humanitarian. The are being violated based on the information before us. And so you ask the question. What do we urge the international community to do well. In the first instance we don't even begin with the international community would expect that the parties to the conflict would cease and desist in their actions. But it's clear. The patterns of conduct are assisting in the absence of any real substantial consequences being brought to bear on them. The international community must step in..

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07:40 min | 1 year ago

"katie dartford" Discussed on UN News

"Hello in today's show aid to afghanistan in the international spotlight a meningitis alert and dr congo and alarming developments in northern ethiopia. As conflict escalates across tigray borders. That's all coming up in this week's un catch-up datelined geneva. Thanks for listening. I the news with katie dartford. This is the news. In brief from the united nations. People across afghanistan unimaginable suffering that. The un is committed and has a duty to stay in help. Those in need the united nations secretary general antonio guitarists said for that to happen. The new taliban government must provide full access for humanitarian workers and other key guarantees the un chief insisted goals must be allowed to go to school and women must be allowed to work. Mr gutierrez explained in a bbc interview highlighting the need for a relationship of trust. Between the un and afghanistan's new leaders un secretary general said that humanitarian aid can be an important entry points for future engagement with taliban they understood. That aid is essential that the international community will be more willing to provide assistance. If those conditions are met mr terror said his comments coincided with the talibans appointment of senior interim leadership positions. On tuesday staying with afghanistan the taliban takeover has left people in diet position with basic services collapsing. Un humanitarian warned ahead of a major fundraising conference of the country in geneva on thirteenth of september. The un food and agriculture organization. One that one in three afghans is acutely food insecure echoing that message the un humanitarian coordination office archer warned on tuesday that basic services in afghanistan collapsing and food and other lifesaving aid is about to run out action to help ordinary. Afghans must be taken now ahead of the fast approaching. Winter wheat season said fao director of the office of emergencies and resilience rain poulsen for the end of september. We need to make sure that's planting starting. there's a. There's a very short window of time. To be able to address that at the seeds conway the farmers conway. We need to do everything we can to ensure that those vulnerable households are supported. Tm now with has been no letup in more than six years of conflict nor the climate of thin among civilians u. n. appointed independent rights experts said on wednesday in a new report commissioned by the human rights council into how the war has been waged over the last twelve months. The panel condemned the same egregious. Violations that have characterized their previous findings. These include strikes by the saudi backed international coalition that support the government and indiscriminate shelling of civilians particularly by the who 'this but also by the government of yemen and the coalition group of eminent experts. Also said that. The southern transitional council were responsible for specific violations while power sharing deal with the government of yemen remains largely dysfunctional highlighting. How intense hostilities have been on the mirror up front in the past twelve months and in many other locations the un appointed panel of independent experts urge to fool cessation-of-hostilities and an end to the supply of arms to yemen by third parties. They also warned in their report on wednesday. That everyday life in yemen is now unbearable for many. In addition to the conflict people have to contend with disease outbreaks the code nineteen pandemic flooding import restrictions an economic and fuel crisis and limited humanitarian aid meningitis outbreak has been declared a northeastern democratic republic of the congo while the world health organization has been supporting the authorities to deploy emergency assistance. More than two hundred and sixty suspected cases in one hundred twenty. Nine deaths have been reported in. Oh province a high case fatality ratio fifty percent the un n. Health agency said on wednesday tests carried out by the institute. Pasta paris detected in syria meningitis. It's one of the most frequent strains of the bacteria form of the disease and has the potential to cause large epidemics w. h. o. Said that more than one hundred patients receiving treatment at home and in health centers in vanilla community affected by the outbreak meningitis is potentially fatal and must be treated with antibiotics as soon as possible. Major improvements have also been made on vaccines to treat the viral disease which is transmitted through the air by infected carriers. Although people of all ages can catch the disease it mainly affects babies children and young people. Katie dartford you're news thanks to katie dartford for the news now for this week's interview which focuses on the deteriorating situation in tigray and beyond for many millions of people conflict erupted ten months ago between federal government troops in ethiopia and forces loyal to the tigrayan regions rulers. That happened after ethiopian. Prime minister ahmed or today military offensive following an attack on central government barracks trying to help those caught up in the fighting. Is the un world food program and national and international partners. But it's not easy to do this in an active conflict zone as we'll hear from wfp spokesperson thompson ferry. Now look we have seen the entire. Northern part of your has been engulfed by conflict. Now we have seen more and more people being pushed into extreme levels of hunger but equally enough i in the my regions in addition to the five point two million people in tigray if the one point seven million have now been pushed into hunger in fire and amara regions. What scares me. The most is not the number boy named what scares me is the pace in rate at which we can be able to assist them. Because there's just been very limited assistance going into these regions. We have i a lot of challenges. We've only been able since mid july and september five to get three hundred thirty five trucks. This is a crisis that needs hundred trucks payday. Hundred trucks daily. Always been able to do in. almost three. Months is three hundred thirty five which is less than ten percent of the age requirements for that region. And that's a major concern. So how could you get one hundred trucks. A day seems almost impossible. I wouldn't say impossible. We need all authorities to understand the extent of the need. We need the parties to the conflict to grant humanitarian organizations particularly the wolford program a greater access. There are a lot of bureaucratic impediments. There are security checkpoints. My colleagues were telling me that stretch of about four hundred kilometers they can encounter up to ten security checkpoints and at each and every stop there regardless checked it should not really be happening like that also local communities when they see aid convoys into their communities some of them sometimes attack convoys and loot food commodities. And all this further complicates what is already a very complicated scenario. Yes and i can't imagine how difficult it must be for humanitarian. You have to stay neutral and they can't go with military convoys escorts to get to where it's really needed the real priorities. How many people. How many millions of people. It's more than ten.

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03:12 min | 1 year ago

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"This is news in breath from the united nations. People across afghanistan face unimaginable suffering. Un chief antonio guiterrez said before reiterating. The un's duty to stay and help those in need for that to happen. The taliban government must provide full access for humanitarian workers and other key guarantees mister guitarist insisted goals must be allowed to go to school and women must be allowed to work. He explained it a bbc interview highlighting the need for a relationship of trust. Between the un and afghanistan's new leaders the un secretary general said that humanitarian aid can be an important entry point for future engagement with the taliban they understood that aid is essential and that the international community will be more willing to provide assistance if those conditions are met mister guitar said his comments coinciding with the talibans appointment of senior interim leadership positions on tuesday. Tm and now with has been no letup in more than six years of conflict nor the climate of their among civilians. Un appointed independent rights. Experts said on wednesday in a new report commissioned by the human rights council into how the war has been waged over the last twelve months. The panel condemned the same egregious violations. That have characterized their previous findings. These include air strikes by the saudi backed international coalition that supports the yemen government and indiscriminate shelling of civilians particularly by the who the's but also by the government of yemen and the coalition. The group of eminent experts also cited. The southern transitional council is being responsible for specific violations adding that its power deal with the government of yemen remains largely dysfunctional highlighting. How intense hostilities of on the merit of front in the past twelve months and in many other locations you appointed panel of independent experts urge for a full cessation-of-hostilities an end to the supply of arms to yemen by third parties. They also warned that everyday life in yemen is now unbearable for many as in addition to the conflict people have to contend with disease outbreaks cove in nineteen pandemic flooding import restrictions and economic and fuel crisis and limited humanitarian aid. The meningitis outbreak has been declared in the north eastern democratic republic of the congo where the world health organization has been supporting the authorities to deploy emergency assistance more than two hundred sixty suspected cases and one hundred twenty nine deaths have been reported in shop. Oh province a high case fatality ratio fifty percent the u. n. Health agency said on wednesday tests carried out by the institute pastorin paris detected in this area manager tedious. It's one of the most frequent strains of bacteria form of the disease and it has the potential to cause large epidemics. Who said that more than one. Hundred patients receiving treatment at home and in health centers. In benaglia the community affected by the outbreak meningitis is potentially fatal and must be treated with antibiotics as soon as possible. Major improvements have also been made on vaccines to treat the viral form of the disease which is transmitted through the air by infected carriers. Although people of all ages can catch the disease it mainly affects babies children and young people. Katie dartford un news..

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03:10 min | 1 year ago

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"This is the news in brief of from the united nations. Ongoing uncertainty about the situation in afghanistan has left people in a dire position with basic services collapsing. un humanitarian wound on tuesday head of a major fundraising conference for the country in geneva on the thirteenth of september the food and agriculture organization warned that one in three afghans is acutely food insecure. Echoing that message. The un humanitarian coordination office archer warned that basic services in afghanistan a- collapsing and food and other lifesaving aid is about to run out action to help ordinary. Afghans must be taken now ahead of the fast approaching. Winter wheat season said fao director of the office of emergencies and resilience rain polls in for the end of september. We need to make sure that's planting. Starting there's a. There's a very short window of time to be able to address that at the seeds conway the famous conway. We need to do everything we can to ensure that those vulnerable households are supported according t the fao. Afghanistan faces a twenty five percent deficit on the national wheat crop. This year to ethiopia now where conflict in the north has spilled beyond tigray raising fresh concerns among humanitarian at forty. Little aid is reaching those who need it desperately in a fresh warning on tuesday. The world food program announced that it started to deliver emergency relief food assistance to foreign amara regions. That border tigray. Un agency plans to reach five hundred thirty thousand people in a far and two hundred and fifty thousand in amara but a total of six point. Nine million people need help said spokesperson thompson theory. This is a crisis that needs hundred trucks payday. Hundred trucks daily. Always been able to do in. Almost three months is three hundred and thirty five delivering. More help is dependent on greater access and funding the w. f. spokesperson said adding that four hundred and twenty. Six million dollars is needed. For twelve million people across ethiopia for the rest of year. Two in three refugee children might never have the chance at secondary education. The un refugee agency warned on tuesday before urging action to confront critically low levels of school and university enrollment among displaced youngsters recent progresses under owing to the curve in nineteen crisis said unhcr chief filippo grandi who described the challenges their task we can afford to shirk citing education data from forty countries. Unhcr said that only one in three refugee children enrolled in secondary school in the one thousand nine thousand nine to twenty twenty academic year. That's less than half the rate at primary school level and this crisis is caused by the intense precious. That refugee teenagers can face to drop out of school and support their families. The corona virus pandemic has made matters worse. Unhcr said causing refugee learners to lose an average of one hundred and forty two days of lessons up to march this year linked to classroom closures. The good news is that higher education enrollment is now at five percents two percent increase. Katie dartford un news..

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07:59 min | 1 year ago

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"Hello in today's show an appeal for afghanistan's neighbors to keep their borders open after the taliban takeover an interview with you and children's fund unicef on the afghan boys and girls risking everything on harrowing migration journeys and an alert over far too located vaccination rates across africa. That's all coming up in this week's you and catch up datelined geneva. Thanks for listening. I the news with katie dartford in afghanistan. The u n refugee agency. The unhcr has repeated. It's cool to neighboring states. To keep their borders open to those fleeing the country around three point five million people are internally displaced many of those wishing to cross into pakistan or iran may not have the documents they need his. Unhcr spokesperson and jameh hitch. Speaking in geneva. Those leaving afghanistan may nevertheless have international protection needs when those wishing to cross may also be unable to do so without boss for documentation hence our coal on the countries neighboring afghanistan to keep their borders open and allow those. Maybe be to seek safety and we read support. Humanitarian needs of those people and the responsibility countries pakistan has hosted afghan refugees for decades with one point. Four million registered. Well this is posed significant pressures on pakistani authorities and host communities the agency said on tuesday that it remained ready to help scale up the response to humanitarian needs. Dementia is a growing global problem that affects tens of millions of people but it is not inevitable. The world health organization said on thursday as it issued an urgent call for countries to focus on prevention measures to avoid being overwhelmed data from the u. n. health agency covering three quarters of the world's population indicated that more than fifty five million people live with illness. This number is estimated to rise to one hundred thirty nine million by twenty fifty said. Who's dr catrine. Zia from the department of mental health and substance use where far from being able to cure dementia. So at this site and i think that's why it's so important to prepare health and social caste systems. We do need to provide care and support at to enable people who have dementia to live as independently as possible and with the right amount of support. That is truly possible. Doctor sia insisted that dementia was not an inevitable. Part of aging and that measures to prevent cognitive decline in later years should be employed by countries. Now these include promoting education and tackling depressions that obligate show which warned that only a quarter of the world's countries have national policy supporting people with dementia and their families. Eight and ten african countries are set to miss the goal of vaccinating the most vulnerable ten percent of their populations against cove in nineteen by the end of september in an alert from the world health organization. It said that forty. Two of africa's fifty four nations needed to speed up vaccination deliveries and getting shots in people's arms if they achieve the ten percent threshold nine. African countries have already reached the target including south africa morocco in tunisia. The un agency explained that while many african countries have sped up corona virus jobs as vaccine shipments increased in august twenty. Six countries have used less than half of their cova. Nineteen vaccines across africa. Cova nineteen infections are declining slightly but remained stubbornly high the who said noting a rising number of new cases in central east and west africa. A more than five thousand five hundred deaths in the week ending on the twenty ninth of august. Katie dartford un news. Thanks to katie dartford for the news. And here. she is again with this week's interview with you and children's fund unicef which has issued an alert that more unaccompanied girls and boys are on the move today than ever and would you believe it. The highest number of unaccompanied children seeking asylum in europe. Come from afghanistan as we'll hear now from unicef's verena kness all of the world. Today is looking at afghanistan at the news where we're facing country with eight hundred million people in humanitarian. Need half of them being children. Millions on the brink of a famine given the draw of last year's water shortages medical shortages and. Then you go back and think okay. How come that we are worried about. African girls afghan women and the future for them in the country. And we've been sitting by and watching the situation when nine in ten unaccompanied children from afghanistan seeking protection. Europe have been boys and of course this really forces us. I think to ask some uncomfortable question. Where can girls get protection. Is there a level playing field for boys and girls into world to seek and access. International protection is afghanistan. Really just the odd exception or is this the place in the case around the world. And how much do we know about equity and inequality between boys and goes on the move but really there are many many blind spots if we want to understand and respond places like afghanistan. Today we need to address is blind spots. Can you tell me where exactly in afghanistan people leaving from and have you had any contact with the taliban. The taliban on the ground has actually asked us in areas where we can continue to work to continue and provide those basic humanitarian services. We will continue to do so. We have been there. We would stay. We want to deliver for every child. We have at the moment. Thirteen offices nationwide that continued to deliver lifesaving supplies and we have a constructive dialogue with local interlocutors of the taliban to allow us to scale up our response where it is most needed to reach as many girls and boys as we can but the needs are so great we cannot do it with over eighty million people in need of humanitarian assistance. We need to get together and we ourselves at the moment have funding requirement of you nearly one hundred ninety two million. Us dollars just to provide lifesaving assistance to those vulnerable children in meat so we will need to work together. We will need to stay. We will need to deliver. There is a big country and there are many more people in need. That are not living and they need out support. What did you find out about the reasons the differences between girls and boys as to why leaving it starts with expectations at home and decision making so very often migration decision making itself is already gendered an influence by gender expectations different roles and responsibilities. That boys or girls play very often. Many catcher context boys are expected to be the main breadwinners to in a way. Beat the families insurance policy so a family takes the decision to send the boy from ghana. somalia sudan abroad. Earn money for. The family goes very often and not expected to play this role but for many girls in other contexts. And this is particularly the case in somalia. Eritrea where we find proportionately high numbers of those moving alone. It is very often that migration presents a way out of false marriage or a tactic to delay marriage so their motivations why and goes move are very different but then of course also the roots and the way a difference for example boys. I'm much more likely to migrate long distances and leave countries cross borders. Goes much more likely to move. Within countries this.

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01:30 min | 1 year ago

"katie dartford" Discussed on UN News

"The delivery of lifesaving aid and medical supplies to millions of afghans must not be cut the u. n. health agency has said citing a threefold rise in the number of trauma cases according to the world health organization. Seventy the health facilities at support across afghanistan treated nearly fourteen thousand conflict related cases. Last month that compares with only four thousand and fifty seven cases senior a year ago sustained access to humanitarian assistance including essential. Health services and medical. Supplies is a critical lifeline. For millions of afghans must not be interrupted said dr amid madari the w eight show regional director for the eastern mediterranean the development comes as u n agencies repeated their commitment to stay and deliver assistance to those in need in afghanistan after the taliban secured the capital on sunday at a press conference in geneva. Un children's fund unicef said that eighteen million people in the country need aid assistance and one in three children is expected to be severely malnourished. This year his the agency's chief of filled operations and emergency mustapha. Ben massoud speaking from kabul on tuesday derek impacts office Inviting direct impact is civilian memorised. Children have seen injured in such a way that it's difficult to describe young children as young as ten month.

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"katie dartford" Discussed on UN News

UN News

03:20 min | 1 year ago

"katie dartford" Discussed on UN News

"This is the newseum breath from the united nations. Afghanistan is on course to witness its highest number of documented civilian casualties in a single year. Since records began the refugee agency said on friday as widespread fighting intensifies the agency said it was particularly concerned about the impact of the conflict on women and girls his the unhcr spokesperson shabby man to the human toll of spiraling hostilities. Immense the united nations assistance mission has warned that without a significant de escalation in violence. Afghanistan is on course to witness. The highest number of documented civilian casualties in a single year. Since records began. We are particularly worried about the impact of the conflict on women and girls. Some eighty percent of nearly a quarter of a million afghans forced to flee since the end of may are women and children concerns also growing about chronic hunger levels in the country. Where one in three people are cute. Food insecure and two million children urgently need nutrition treatment. The situation has all the hallmarks of a humanitarian catastrophe. Said the world food program which has appealed for funding to help reach nine point. One million people by december the world health organization has urged all countries to put differences aside to help understand where and how the cove in nineteen virus started including the unproven suggestion that it was manufactured in a laboratory. The move announced late on thursday comes after a joint report was issued in march by the who and china into the origins of the corona virus. It determined that there was insufficient scientific evidence to rule any of the hypotheses out about how the corona virus spread while the un agency explained that to address the lab hypothesis. it needed access to all data future. Research would need to include a further examination of the raw data from the earliest in nineteen infections that. Who said adding that. It had already received information from a number of countries that had reported finding the virus in blood samples taken in two thousand thousand nineteen before the outbreak was declared a pandemic. These countries included italy. The who noted adding that it encouraged all countries including china to support the hunt for cove. Its origins rival armed groups in the democratic republic of the congo carrying out horrific sexual attacks against women and girls. The un refugee agency has warned. The alerts was prompted by what the unhcr's called widespread and systematic abuse in tanganyika province where thousands of people have been internally displaced this year often many times spokesperson shabby told journalists in geneva that the rival armed groups responsible for the attacks competing for control of mining areas especially gold mines and that the abuse was linked to retaliation for government. Led military operations are stop of heard. Horrific testimonies of extreme violence forcibly displaced. People have accused on groups of carrying out mass. Rape is as women attempt to flee their homes. Some women and girls have been abducted and used a sex slaves by armed group members. Ransoms have been demanded from families in exchange for their freedom. The un agencies said that it remains committed to helping the survivors but work is hampered by the ongoing violence and the long distances people have traveled to reach medical centers. Katie dartford un news..

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"katie dartford" Discussed on UN News

UN News

13:05 min | 1 year ago

"katie dartford" Discussed on UN News

"Rights chief. Michelle bachelet the high. Commissioner for human rights said on tuesday that there was fear and dread across afghanistan which driven people to flee their homes. The development comes as taliban forces reportedly took control of ghazni city hundred thirty kilometers or eighty miles southwest of the capital kabul. The extremist group has also been engaged in fierce fighting in lashkar gar one of afghanistan's biggest cities and reportedly released prisoners from jalen kandahar city. The country's second largest in geneva you and rights office spokesperson ravina chamdo sahni said that people rightly feared that the taliban would raise the human rights gains out of the past two decades as us and international forces. Continue to pull out of afghanistan. We've already documented one hundred eighty three civilians. But we do fear that this is really just the tip of the iceberg. The one thousand one hundred and eighty-one who have already been documented to be injured. We don't know how many of them might succumb to their injuries. People are living in fear and dread women are already being killed and shot for breaching rules that have been imposed what they can wear and on where they can move without a male escort since the ninth of july. The un rights office has confirmed almost two hundred civilian fatalities in four afghan cities and of at twelve. Hundred have been injured. Katie dartford un news the headlines there and this is un catch-up datelined geneva with daniel johnson. Now to this week's interview era chance to hear from tigray where spiraling conflict that started last november between ethiopian government forces and separatists has created a humanitarian catastrophe in the north the country. As ever it's the women and children who've suffered most after fleeing for their lives in many cases imagine the impact on young minds on the ground to help them in sheera our mental health counselors from the un's migration agency. I am for the latest. I spoke to media officer cave away. From the international organization for migration in ethiopia. And here she is now if you can imagine them. Im have set up a mental health and psychosocial support clinic in one of the adp sides and overcrowded. Either beside insurer and next to it is an. Im fixed clinic as well which provide medical concentate calls notations other pharmacy and other services by different medical professionals. That's not only just the idp's but also the host communities within this id besides so these are internally displaced people so i no we do fall into acronyms at the united nations but these return displaced people from the tieger conflict. What's the latest from sheera. I'm not sure when you were lost there. But what can you tell us about. How many people have been displaced so far from this conflict in northern ethiopia. Yes the based in. Iom's latest displacement tracking matrix or dtm as we call it We do emergency site assessment. And we're already around six. And on this latest round which i believe covers some the whole month of may we have identified nearly two million internally displaced persons intake dry and neighboring regions of degray amara and afar so that is From two months ago so you can imagine that it is probably more than two million at the moment and how many people is this. Iom psychosocial center catering for it differs like for example in sheera where we have the fix clinic. We have hundreds of people who come every week. Sometimes our colleagues in iowa who works at the who work at the at the center. They work seven days. A week sometimes From day until night. Because the cases are unexpected and in some areas of northern ethiopia for example they may killer. We have mobile health teams and also psychosocial team so they're not in the actual. Besides they travel from different idee sites every day and also everyday have hundreds of people coming in for different reasons like puff colds pregnant ladies. That was really one of my questions. How many children are you actually helping. We're trying to get to the bottom of the extent of mental health trauma and psychosocial issues among youngsters. In sharyo we have helped so far. Fifteen thousand five hundred for image mitch. Bss machines mental health and psychosocial support. How long has the support being there. Insurer these started in sheree in february this year as you know the conflict broke out in november and in the beginning of the conflict it was really hard to access a lot of the areas in the north but as soon as we were able to. We started helping in always possible including a mental health and psychosocial support. Of course you talk about difficulties of getting access. But what are the concerns about those people. You can't reach because of ongoing military conflict. We do not know exactly how many are unreachable or which areas people are in at the moment because the military is really hard to record but in the areas that we have access to we are already struggling to provide a necessary services to them so while we are able to access them. The focus for us is really to be able to respond to those people who can reach on a daily basis so for example in iowa. We have over forty million funding gap. Say you can imagine how much more we will need when be are able to access and get to the places that we have never been yet. Can we talk quickly about the children that you are helping understand. You're not a psychologist. But what's the approach to getting children to open up to reassure them. They're in a safe space. It must be extremely difficult in in what is effectively somewhere. That's not far from a conflict zone no daniel. It truly is very hard. I mean when i visited one of the sites in share i can already see that some of them are very scared to see another foreign person coming to the icty beside and you know we have this thing. We call like an assessment fatigue from them where they always see people coming in and then eventually they leave and then a wait for something to change and nothing happens so there's already that kind of fear from them and sometimes just fatigue. There's to see all this new faces coming and then going but when i visited one of the iep sites insurer. I met this young enthusiastic energetic boy named teddy. He is twelve years old. And that day. That i met him. He was really happy and was really excited to share stories from adp side from his past experiences as a student. But then i was told that the day before he was completely the opposite person. Heavy distressed by conflict. I was able to speak to one of the parents in the site and she told me that one day there was a truck was unloading some heavy trucks and it made a very loud gun like sound. And she saw all the kids rennie under a table and covering their ears and crying and to mijas identity. This personally bitches. The idea of this happening really to me was so sad and disturbing so you can imagine how much distress and even trauma. Some of this kids have to go through. I can't even imagine how hard it must be to live day by day. Not knowing if you're going to have food the next day or are you going to be happy the next day or are you going to see your friends again the next day or will they be moving to another. Ibp side so just. I think the constant uncertainty and distress really for me has struck me the most when i met them some of these children in. Im mitch bss clinic when it might sound obvious to say. That conflict affects a child's development and wellbeing. But why exactly what is it. That conflict does to a child's emotional state it is basically a fact for any human being young or old that the part of our human development is that our mental health and psychosocial wellbeing and social relations. They happen every day. And they are linked to each other but when there is the disruption and uncertainty and a certain amount of fear like that comes out for example of conflict and other emergencies. And you can imagine how this intertwining links. Arches suddenly disrupted and just going in different places. I mean i am not an expert. But i can't imagine that it is not easy and to see how to find ways to cope from that. I think it really is a huge huge challenge and sometimes overlooked in certain situations like an emergency situation. So in iowa is something that we want to feel the gap. and we're not obviously. You can't do it overnight. But a start. I think it's already doing a big change to this. It piece my thanks then to media officer cave away. From the international organization for migration in ethiopia who saw first hand how the mental health counselors are working round the clock to help children displaced by the tigray conflict for today's interview. I also spoke to the agency's mental health and psychosocial support officer amount suhel. Who's based in shira. And she told me that more than fifteen and a half thousand children have been helped in tigray since the conflict started last november. That is some achievement. As i learned that it's often the case that children are unable to properly express or explain their feelings thoughts and behavior. And i should say that amel explained also that children lack the basic things a safe space a place to play and learn all the things that everyone needs and particularly youngsters for healthy development and mental wellbeing and she appealed to the international community not to forget them. My thanks to her. Now it's time for some closing thoughts from salons bahati headquarters high launch. I know this is a tough subject to land on you. But what are your takeaways danielle. Well children have been some of the worst victims of conflicts. Integrate many of them have witnessed things. No child should ever see. They are children. Harboring adult fears leaving invulnerable bodies on the frontlines of violence while a normal child cries about the witch in a fairytale displaced children in tigray. I frightened by the sound of guns by the shadow of a rapist in their nightmares. They are hungry and see themselves. Did the interview remind me of appointment by american author. Emily dickenson she wrote. I felt a funeral in my brain. A mourners to and fro kept trading trading till it seemed. That sense was breaking through than neil. I felt a funeral in my brain. I keep repeating this strong stance and then i think of this children in tigray. Are they imagine their funeral quite possible. Some pain doesn't leave any marks. That's why the work that our colleagues at the international organization for migration a um are doing in mental health clinics is so crucial for the wellbeing of internally displaced people to help them to understand and put words to what they are experiencing. Gave me ray who we just heard mentioned teddy. A young boy who one day seems happy but the next can be totally disturbed and lost in uncertainty. He said that in the future he would like to be an ibm worker to help other children like him. He said maybe. Someday i can even be the director of a am. This is so powerful. Daniel there is still life in his dreams. But i think we must be careful with children's dreams so that they are not broken. I think that all teddy's of the world deserve to have heads that are full of dreams not funeral. Thank you so launch. Of course children should have dreams and they should be able to fulfil them and just returned quickly to what. Iom's mental health officer. Amil suhel told me. She said that although many children do recover from distressing events by themselves. What's really important is support for mental health counselors early on as this can help to prevent them developing serious psychosocial problems later on in life. She said that concerns about the many thousands of children who humanitarian still can't help in conflict affected areas really really bother humanitarian and the unaccompanied minors who've lost their parents to this is a terrible situation and it clearly isn't the last time we'll be talking about tigray on that sobering note. It's time to wrap things up to launch. Thank you for your thoughts as ever and you listeners. For being with us. I hope you've enjoyed the.

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"katie dartford" Discussed on UN News

UN News

03:20 min | 1 year ago

"katie dartford" Discussed on UN News

"This is the news in brief from the united nations. Climate change is widespread rapid and intensifying and some trends and now irreversible at least during the present timeframe according to the latest intergovernmental panel on climate change report released on monday the un report prepared by two hundred thirty four scientists from sixty six countries. Highlights it human influences awarded the climate at a rate. That's unprecedented in. At least the last two thousand years it shows emissions of greenhouse gases from human activities responsible for approximately one point one degrees of warming between eighteen fifty and thousand nine hundred. It's also finds that averaged over the next twenty years. Global temperature is expected to reach or exceed one point five degrees celsius of heating. Scientists are observing human induced climate change in every region across the globe with some such as continued sea level rise already irreversible for centuries to millennia. Head the report warns but the ipc experts say. There's still time to limit climate change. Un secretary general antonio guitarists said the working group's report was nothing less than a code red for humanity. The alarm bells deafening. And the evidence is irrefutable. Meanwhile mister gutierrez has reaffirmed the full support of the united nations to amplifying. The powerful testimony of the survivors of the atomic bomb was dropped on the japanese city of nagasaki. Seventy-six years ago. He said the voices of helped build a powerful global movement against nuclear arms in his message to the nagasaki. Peace memorial on the ninth of august anniversary. The un chief said citizens there had built a cultural metropolis out of the ashes but he followed with a warning that the prospect of another nuclear weapon being used as dangerous now as any time since the height of the cold war despite this to developments this year provide grounds for hope. Miss guitar said the reaffirmation from the us and russia that a nuclear war cannot be won. Must never be fought together with a commitment to engage in control talks and the treaty. On the prohibition of nuclear weapons. That's now come into force. It is incumbent on all member states of the un at to seek the abolition of most deadly weapons ever made mr guitarist said and prevent the tragedy of nagasaki's nuclear destruction from ever occurring again. The un children's fund expressed shock on monday at the rapid escalation in grave violations against children in afghanistan. It follows the deaths of twenty seven children in the country in the past seventy two hours and one hundred and thirty six injured as the taliban continues. Its advance on cities. The atrocities grow higher by the day won't unicef afghanistan representative herve ludovic delays in a statement. All of them are children whose right to protection. Under international humanitarian law has been disregarded by warring parties u n relief chief marketing griffiths joined the condemnation of attacks against civilians in a statement. He said fighting across the country needs to stop. People suffered enough. Mr delays added that only a complete end of hostilities. Can protect afghanistan's children and called on all those engaged in mediation efforts to hold the warring parties to the international obligations to protect children. Katie dartford un news..

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"katie dartford" Discussed on UN News

UN News

05:55 min | 1 year ago

"katie dartford" Discussed on UN News

"A report on rights abuses in central african republic during the country's elections latest data on global refugee resettlement numbers. And a good news. Update on corona virus. Vaccine shipments bound for africa. All this and more in this week's you and catch up datelined. Geneva with me. Daniel johnson and salonge bahati headquarters. Thanks for listening. I the news with katie dartford. The un report covering the human rights situation over the past year in the central african republic has called for an urgent end to mountain abuses and violations. The document published on wednesday covers the period from july twenty twenty two june twenty twenty one which includes presidential and national elections during this time armed groups carried out a violent bid to disrupt the elections and in response to countries defense and security forces launched a military operations to retake the territory from them. The joint report by the un human rights office and the un mission in the central african republic documented five hundred twenty six incidents of abuses and violations of human rights. All in one thousand victims were affected including one hundred and forty. Four civilians on non competence. Who were killed by parties to the conflict. The coalition of armed groups known as the cpc was responsible for over half of the documented incidents. The central african armed forces internal security forces and other security personnel including russian military. Instructors were responsible for forty. Six percent of the confirmed incidents. The report said the number of refugees given shelter in safe. Host countries plunged last year because pandemic border restrictions which continued to hamper the resettlement of vulnerable people. That's one of the findings of a new report by you in refugee agency. Unhcr and the world bank. Which said on thursday that sixty four thousand asylum-seekers started new lives abroad in host countries in two thousand nineteen but only twenty two thousand eight hundred did so last year. The downward trend has continued in twenty twenty one with only four and a half thousand people resettled from january to march while fifty seven countries still deny access to non-nationals and seventy-three have restricted access. The people of.

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"katie dartford" Discussed on UN News

UN News

02:59 min | 1 year ago

"katie dartford" Discussed on UN News

"This is the news in brief from the united nations curve. Nineteen infections rose eight percent last week to more than three point. Eight million and the number of new deaths increase in all regions apart from europe according to the world health organization latest data from the u. n. Health agency pointed to substantial uptick in infections in the americas and the western pacific up thirty percent and twenty five percent respectively regionally southeast asia also reported a three percent increase in infections compared to the previous seven days of the four curve in nineteen mutations at the w eight shows designated variants of concern the alpha variant is now present in one hundred eighty two countries. The beater strain in one hundred. Thirty one gamma in eighty one and the delta variant is one hundred thirty two countries on the issue of vaccine effectiveness. The world health organization cited several of autry study showing corona virus transmission to household members was reduced by approximately half after at least one job the un independent expert on myanmar has called for a covert ceasefire on healthcare workers infections and deaths saw special reporter. Tom andrews alleged on tuesday. The hunter forces had committed two hundred and sixty attacks against medical personnel and facilities causing at least eighteen deaths. Meanwhile more than six hundred healthcare professionals are looting arrest warrants and at least sixty seven have been detained. Mr andrews said in a statement to many in and have needlessly perished in too many mobile die without action by the united nations he warned before urging the security council to demand that myanmar's military rulers stop all attacks particularly against healthcare professionals. Refugees have never needed more protection. Top you in refugee agency official filippo grandi said on wednesday marking the seventieth anniversary of the nineteen fifty one refugee convention in appeal to all countries to recommit to the spirit and fundamental principles of the treaty. U n high commissioner for refugees insisted that thanks to the convention. Millions of lives have been saved. Mr grant expressed alarm at recent attempts by unnamed governments to disregard or circumvent the conventions principles this included expulsions pushbacks of refugees and asylum seekers land and sea borders and proposals to forcibly transferred them for processing to third states. Without proper protection safeguards. The language of the convention is clear as to the rights of refugees and remains applicable in the context of contemporary an unprecedented challenges and emergencies such as the in nineteen pandemic the un refugee agency. Chief said the nineteen fifty. One refugee convention was born after twenty. Six states met in geneva to finalize text of the treaty convention and the nineteen sixty seven protocol which broadened its scope defined. Who is a refugee. And what protection assistance and rights they have katie dartford un news..

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