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Increased jihadist attacks in Burkina Faso spark record-breaking displacement: UNHCR

Mirants UN - Fri, 07/23/2021 - 20:08
Rising violent attacks by jihadist groups in Burkina Faso are forcing record-breaking numbers of people to flee both inside the country and across international borders, the UN refugee agency, UNHCR, reported on Friday. 

Water-related hazards dominate list of 10 most destructive disasters

Global Warming - Fri, 07/23/2021 - 00:10
Against the backdrop of a rapidly changing global climate, water-related hazards top the list of natural disasters with the highest human losses in the past 50 years, according to a new report by the World Meteorological Organization (WMO).

FAO head urges G20 to invest in a healthy planet for healthy food

Global Warming - Thu, 07/22/2021 - 16:57
The head of the UN food relief agency called on the world’s richest nations on Thursday to invest more in sustainable living, to feed the world’s growing population.  

FROM THE FIELD: Cameroon’s displaced, get hooked on fish

Global Warming - Sun, 07/18/2021 - 16:05
Cameroonians who have been displaced by conflict and climate change in the north of the West African country are turning to aquaculture as an alternative source of income, thanks to support from the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO).

Call for ‘dignity, equality, justice and human rights’ rings out on Mandela Day 

Law UN - Sun, 07/18/2021 - 01:30
Nelson Mandela International Day is an opportunity to reflect on the life and legacy of “a legendary global advocate for dignity, equality, justice and human rights”, the UN chief said on Sunday.  

FROM THE FIELD: A flood of humanitarian needs for Burundi lake dwellers

Mirants UN - Sat, 07/17/2021 - 12:15
Some 52,000 people have been displaced by flooding in Burundi since March this year, following the rise of waters in Lake Tanganyika in East Africa and most need humanitarian assistance, according to the UN’s International Organization for Migration (IOM).

Prison population surge triggers overcrowding, COVID casualties

Law UN - Fri, 07/16/2021 - 19:57
One in three prisoners around the world is being held without having stood trial or been found guilty by any court, according to a new study published on Friday by the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC). 

Deadly flooding, heatwaves in Europe, highlight urgency of climate action

Global Warming - Fri, 07/16/2021 - 14:55
Heavy rainfall that has triggered deadly and catastrophic flooding in several western European countries, is just the latest indicator that all nations need to do more to hold back climate change-induced disasters, the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) said on Friday.

Libya: Positive steps needed to break ‘political stalemate’ 

Mirants UN - Thu, 07/15/2021 - 18:22
The interdependent tracks of implementing Libya’s ceasefire agreement, political progress and economic reform, are in danger of going into reverse, UN Special Envoy Ján Kubiš warned the Security Council on Thursday.  

Deaths soar on perilous maritime migration routes to Europe

Law UN - Wed, 07/14/2021 - 18:33
Deaths of migrants travelling by dangerous sea routes to Europe have soared in the first six months of the year. At least 1,146 people died attempting to reach Europe by boat from January to June, the UN migration agency, IOM said on Wednesday.

Deaths soar on perilous maritime migration routes to Europe

Mirants UN - Wed, 07/14/2021 - 18:33
Deaths of migrants travelling by dangerous sea routes to Europe have soared in the first six months of the year. At least 1,146 people died attempting to reach Europe by boat from January to June, the UN migration agency, IOM said on Wednesday.

EU urged to consider impact of new climate mechanism on developing countries

Global Warming - Wed, 07/14/2021 - 17:28
Although a new European Union (EU) climate initiative unveiled on Wednesday could change global trade patterns to favour countries where production is relatively carbon efficient, its value in mitigating climate change will likely be limited, the UN trade and development agency, UNCTAD, has warned. 

Afghanistan: 270,000 newly displaced this year, warns UNHCR

Mirants UN - Tue, 07/13/2021 - 17:47
The worsening security situation across Afghanistan in the wake of foreign troop withdrawal and Taliban advances, has forced an estimated 270,000 from their homes since January, the UN refugee agency (UNHCR) reported on Tuesday, bringing the total internally displaced to more than 3.5 million.

UN body unveils new plan to end ecological destruction, ‘preserve and protect nature’

Global Warming - Tue, 07/13/2021 - 15:59
Equitably “redirecting, repurposing or eliminating incentives” that harm biodiversity by at least $500 billion per year is just one of the 21 ambitious targets of a new draft agreement released by a UN body in the lead up to the landmark November climate conference, COP26, in the United Kingdom.  

Our insurer gave us the 'PUSH-OFF' over cover for our pet

WaECwGQZJSwAd - Sat, 02/17/2018 - 22:05
Tony Dearsley was left stunned when he was told he could keep his lifetime pet cover – but only if he was prepared to pay an annual premium three times higher than the year before, a massive £7,410.

Hey presto! Watch out for EE’s early exit fee trick

WaECwGQZJSwAd - Sat, 02/17/2018 - 21:59
Not only do customers have to pay off the entire remaining cost of their contract but EE also imposes extra charges on them.

Locked out of a home loan? Make sure computer says YES!

WaECwGQZJSwAd - Sat, 02/17/2018 - 21:59
Being newly qualified or near retirement can make you a ‘mortgage misfit’...but don’t worry, the good news is that there are lenders prepared to take on borrowers who are not quite the norm.

JEFF PRESTRIDGE: Questions over British Steel pensions

WaECwGQZJSwAd - Sat, 02/17/2018 - 21:59
Few organisations come out of last year’s misselling scandal with their reputations intact. The two regulators also need to do some serious soul searching.

Company behind Hollywood blood and gore to help NHS

WaECwGQZJSwAd - Sat, 02/17/2018 - 21:58
Lifecast, which is based at Elstree Studios, Hertfordshire, has joined forces with MedaPhor, a Welsh company that has developed ultrasound training simulators.

Britain's top four banking bosses raked in £21m pay

WaECwGQZJSwAd - Sat, 02/17/2018 - 21:58
The big four banks - HSBC, Barclays, Lloyds and Royal Bank of Scotland - are set to reveal their financial figures for 2017. And HSBC's Stuart Gulliver is likely to lead the pack.
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