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Transfer of Mediterranean survivors 'shames EU'

The transfer of just 35 out of 217 survivors to a Maltese vessel "is another shameful demonstration of the EU's inhumane migration policies", say migrant rescuers.
from SOS Mediterranée, Médecins Sans Frontières on Sep 21, 2019.

200m in need, $20bn to respond: the rising humanitarian cost of climate change

The number of people needing humanitarian assistance every year as a result of climate-related disasters could double by 2050, warns the world’s largest humanitarian network.
from IFRC on Sep 20, 2019.

Amazon fish ‘face new threats’

Climate change, deforestation and dams could affect the distribution and diversity of fish species in the Amazon, biodiversity specialists have warned.
from SciDev.Net on Sep 20, 2019.

Global Fund claims to have saved 32 million lives

Programmes supported by the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria have saved 32 million lives, according to a report released today.

More women and children survive today than ever before, says Unicef

More women and their children are surviving today than ever before, says the UN, but 2.8 million pregnant women and newborns die every year, mostly of preventable causes.
from Unicef on Sep 19, 2019.

Commonwealth helps developing countries 'bank millions' for climate action

A Commonwealth facility designed to assist smaller and more vulnerable countries in tackling the effects of climate change has helped them access $27 million of funding.
from Commonwealth Secretariat on Sep 19, 2019.

Pacific Islands face brutal climate onslaught, says report on eve of Rugby World Cup

Three of the smallest countries in the Rugby World Cup - Fiji, Tonga and Samoa - are threatened by aggressive fossil fuel burning by industrialised countries, says a new report.
from Christian Aid on Sep 19, 2019.

Poor children '7 times less likely to finish school' than rich children

A child from a poor family in a developing country is seven times less likely to finish secondary school than a child from a rich family, according to a new report.
from Oxfam on Sep 18, 2019.

Tackling hunger 'may force large Increase carbon footprint'

Achieving a healthy diet in most low- and middle-income countries will require a substantial increase in greenhouse gas emissions and water, say researchers.
from JHSPH on Sep 17, 2019.

'Staggering child mortality' reported in Syria's Al Hol camp

Nearly 70,000 residents of Syria's Al Hol camp - including 7,000 children of foreign nationals - endure a "purgatory-like existence", says a conflict survivors' organisation.
from IRC on Sep 17, 2019.
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