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Act Urgently to Stave Off Catastrophic Famine in Yemen: António Guterres





||  Friday: November 20: 2020 || ά. ‘’Yemen is in imminent danger of the worst famine the world has seen for decades’’, the UN Secretary-General Mr António Guterres warned in a statement, released on Friday, calling for urgent action on the part of the international community to stave off catastrophe. Mr Guterres warned that without immediate action to protect civilians, battered and starved, after more than five years of grinding civil conflict, millions of lives may be lost.

On Tuesday, the United Nations has released $100 million in emergency funding from its Central Emergency Response Fund:CERF, to avert the growing threat of famine across seven countries, including, Yemen, deemed most at risk of famine. Earlier in the month, the UN Emergency Relief Co-ordinator and Head of OCHA Mr Mark Lowcock, warned the Security Council that Yemenis were not simply going hungry, they were being starved.

Aand all parties to the conflict, between the internationally-recognised Government, supported by a Saudi-led coalition and the opposing Houthi militias, which control much of the country, including, the capital, needed to do everything possible to prevent widespread famine.

“All of us, parties to the conflict, Security Council members, donors, humanitarian organisations and others, should do everything we can to stop this. Time is running out.’’ In his statement, Mr Guterres said that a combination of factors had come together to create famine conditions, including, a drastic reduction in funding for the UN-co-ordinated relief operation this year compared to 2018 and 2019, a failure to sustain external support for Yemen’s economy, especially, in stabilising the value of the Yemeni Rial and the impact of the on-going conflict and impediments, imposed by powerful Yemeni and other parties on the life-saving work of humanitarian agencies.

‘’To cap the crises, rooted in human behaviour, locusts and floods are compounding the problem. I urge all those with influence to act urgently on these issues to stave off catastrophe and I, also, request that everyone avoids taking any action, that could make the already dire situation, even, worse.”

“Failing that, we risk a tragedy not just in the immediate loss of life but with consequences, that will reverberate indefinitely into the future.” he said 

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Famines: If It Happens It Is Because the World Has Allowed It to Happen: United Nations Releases $100 Million to Guard Against Famine in Seven Countries Fuelled by Conflict Economic Decline Climate Change and COVID-19 Pandemic: Famines


||  Tuesday: November 17: 2020 || ά. The United Nations has released $100 million of emergency funding on Tuesday to stave off the risk of famine in seven countries, most at risk from a hunger epidemic, fuelled by conflict, economic decline, climate change and the COVID-19 pandemic. Mr Mark Lowcock, the Head of the UN Office for the Co-ordination of Humanitarian Affairs, said that $80 million would be split between Afghanistan, Burkina Faso, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Nigeria, South Sudan and Yemen.

A further $20 million had been set aside for Ethiopia, where droughts could worsen an already fragile situation. “The prospect of a return to a world in which famines are commonplace would be heart-wrenching and obscene in a world where there is more than enough food for everyone.” Mr Lowcock said in a statement. “Famines result in agonising and humiliating deaths. They fuel conflict and war. They trigger mass displacement.

Their impact on a country is devasting and long lasting. No one should view a slide into famine as an inevitable side effect of this pandemic. If, it happens, it is because the world has allowed it to happen.” Releasing money from the UN’s Central Emergency Response Fund:CERF was the quickest and most efficient way to support famine-prevention, with a real risk of famine in parts of Burkina Faso, north-east Nigeria, South Sudan and Yemen, the OCHA statement said. Famine was last declared in 2017 in parts of South Sudan.

The Executive Director of the World Food Programme:WFP Mr David Beasley said that the world was going through turbulent times. “That's why we need to sharpen our focus and ramp up our efforts to avoid the icebergs, icebergs, such as, famine, starvation, destabilisation and migration.”

In an op-ed, published online by the London-based Times newspaper on Tuesday, Mr Lowcock and Mr Beasley wrote that humankind’s greatest success had been to consign famine to history. “But the impacts of the pandemic and associated lockdowns, falling incomes, rising food prices, were a match on tinder. Leave this fire to take hold and millions of children will die.” they wrote.

“When the Nobel Committee awarded the Peace Prize to WFP they said they wanted to turn the eyes of the world towards the millions of people who suffer from hunger or face the threat of it. We couldn’t agree more. When more than a quarter of a billion people teeter on a cliff edge, it’s no time to look away, much less walk away.”

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As Many COVID-19 Vaccines Strive Towards Becoming Reality the World Must Remember: The Whole of Humanity Must Have Equal and Equitable Access to Them


||  Tuesday: November 10: 2020 || ά. As the world continues to be ravaged by the pandemic and both the number of infections and death tolls keep on rising and spreading and many vaccine candidates for COVID-19 strive towards reaching reality, hopefully, in the coming weeks and months, it is paramount that the world and the world’s bodies and powers do not forget this fact that the whole of humanity regardless of the size of their economies or their economic standing in the league table of world economies must have equal and equitable access to the available vaccines. And with this in mind the world must rise to come up with a financial mechanism to support, enable and empower all countries in the world to reach towards universal healthcare for all. Without healthcare for all we all are doomed to fight a war, that we had already lost at the start.

And this happens with an almost infinite cost of the number of people dying needlessly, number of people suffering needlessly, number of people being made disabled needlessly, the devastating impact the lack of medicare on the quality of and, even, the length of life in many cases, are having on these human lives and the enormously gigantic economic, social and sociological cost for the world economies. It is no longer sustainable that the world’s poorer countries are left to struggle along without universal healthcare and leaving their humanity suffer and keep on paying. This pandemic has shown the bankruptcy of this approach. Universal health care for all humanity must now become the most pivotal moral course of choice and actions for which we all must strive harder. The richer economies of the world, including, the leading economies can not be so unless they conduct business, trade and commerce with the rest of the world economies and, therefore, they must share in the investments required to create and maintain certain vital public services, such as, universal healthcare, universal education, universal social security for all peoples of the world. It is not about debt relief nor is it about offering ‘enslaving-loans nor it is about ‘grants and aids’ to countries. It is about ‘sustaining, keeping and developing’ the ‘physicality of the market’ where the traders come to do their business and that fundamentally include the very people, who are there to run and conduct that business. Therefore, there must be all the vital services, amenities and provisions and infrastructures, including, the rule of law, for doing exactly that so that the market can keep on going, supporting business, commerce and trade. Universal Healthcare, Universal Social Care, Universal Social Security, Universal Education etc are part of that. No one must just utter taughtologies and get away with this any longer. It is time the world is woken up by the demands, that no one can ignore.

On this we find that some independent UN Human Rights Experts saying that the only way to fight the COVID-19 crisis is to make affordable vaccines available to everyone on Monday, November 09. They said that in an interconnected and interdependent world no one was secure until all of us are secure. That is the foundational logic: take this pandemic: no human being is safe from the virus and protecting a segment of humanity does not and would not work. “This pandemic, with its global scale and enormous human cost, with no clear end in sight, requires a concerted, human rights based and courageous response from all States.” four UN experts together with members of a human rights working group, said in a statement on universal access to vaccines.

Last month, the World Bank estimated that the pandemic would push between 88 and 115 million people into extreme poverty this year, potentially, climbing to a total of 150 million during 2021. And the UN World Food Programme:WFP has doubled its pre-COVID-19 estimates of hungry people, to project that 265 million would face crisis levels, unless direct action is taken.

Engaging in a co-ordinated global effort to share vaccines across borders is the only means of effectively beating the coronavirus. The UN experts stressed, “There is no room for nationalism in fighting this pandemic. Unfortunately, some governments are trying to secure vaccines only for their own citizens.” They detailed, that this would not achieve their intended purpose as a successful fight against the pandemic depends on mass immunisation.

The independent experts called on countries to support the COVAX initiative for global equitable access to COVID-19 vaccines led by Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations:CEPI and the World Health Organisation:WHO. “Under international human rights law, access to any COVID-19 vaccine and treatment must be made available to all, who need them, within and across countries, especially, those in vulnerable situations or living in poverty.’’ the experts said.

They, also, called for international co-operation and assistance between developed and developing countries to ensure widespread sharing of technologies and know-how on COVID-19 vaccines and treatment. Additionally, the experts said that pharmaceutical companies had a responsibility not to put profits ahead of people’s rights to life and health and should accept restrictions on the patent protection of vaccines they develop.

“This pandemic has affected the whole world. Now the world must put aside misplaced individual initiatives to monopolise vaccines and supplies and work together to defeat it.”

Independent experts are appointed by the Geneva-based UN Human Rights Council to examine and report back on a specific human rights theme or a country situation. The experts are not UN staff nor, are they paid for their work.

Meanwhile, according to preliminary analysis, the first effective coronavirus vaccine to be developed so far, can prevent more than 90 per cent of people from contracting COVID-19. The pharmaceutical companies Pfizer and BioNTech, which developed the inoculation, described it as a ‘great day for science and humanity’, according to news reports.

As the vaccine has been tested on tens of thousands of people across six countries with no safety concerns having been raised, the companies plan to take the vaccine to regulators for final approval, with the hope of it being in widespread use before the end of the year. There are multiple vaccines in the final stages of testing but, this is the first to show results from the phase three trial procedure.

WHO Director-General Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus welcomed the ‘encouraging vaccine news’ and saluted all  of the scientists and  partners around the world, who are ‘developing new safe, efficacious tools to beat COVID-19’. "The world  is experiencing unprecedented scientific innovation and collaboration to end the pandemic!" he said. And, thus, the whole world and the whole of humanity must have equal and equitable access to these vaccines as they come into reality.

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Land Air Or Sea All Animals Are Precious to Me: Kitty Thwaite Designs the Green Future: This IS the Future of Humanity


|| Thursday: July 02: 2020 || ά. Eleven-year-old Ms Kitty Thwaite is to have the climate change livery she designed for Envision Virgin Racing’s Formula E car recreated in full and put on display, after she beat more than 3,100 entries in the Team’s global art competition. Held in partnership with National Geographic Kids and children’s illustrator Mr Rob Biddulph, the creator of the online series Draw With Rob, the sustainability focused art competition challenged children to draw the all-electric race car through an instructional video and then create their own nature-led custom car designs. 

Judged by the Team’s Managing Director Mr Sylvain Filippi and Managing Director of Nat Geo Kids Mr Peter Johnson, both were impressed with Ms Thwaite’s thought-provoking design, which features a variety of endangered animals set on a background of a ‘warming planet’, together with the message ‘land, air or sea, all animals are precious to me’. “It will be absolutely amazing to see my design for real.” Ms Kitty Thwaite says. She lives in Tetford in Lincolnshire, UK and attends the Edward Richardson Primary School. “We learn about recycling and emissions at school and I care about the environment a lot. I love drawing animals too; pandas are my favourite!”

Land Air Or Sea All Animals Are Precious to Me: Kitty Thwaite

To add to the excitement, she was informed of the news on this evening’s BBC flagship programme the One Show where she appeared live in front of an audience of around five million, together with her mother Ms Alison. As part of her prize, Ms Kitty Thwaite will receive tickets to a Formula E race next year and a video message from one of the Driving Team’s drivers. The top three entrants, also, received a subscription to children’s magazine National Geographic Kids.

“Our competition aimed to raise awareness of the effects of climate change to a younger audience, whilst providing a bit of fun and light relief to parents during the lockdown period.” said Mr Filippi. “Everyone at Envision Virgin Racing cares passionately about the environment, which is why we run numerous initiatives like this one under our Race Against Climate Change programme. As a father of two myself, I was very inspired by Kitty’s drawing and I’d like to extend my congratulations to her and my thanks to everyone involved.”

Mr Peter Johnson from Nat Geo said, “Kitty has managed to, in a very small space, really get across the race we are in to stop a climate catastrophe and reminded us all that we should love our earth. Through this design Kitty has taken us on a journey across two different environments, both crucial to our existence and used flames to represent the rising temperatures, which pose such great threats to the habitats, people and wildlife that inhabit them. It’s a brilliant design and certainly worthy of winning. Well done Kitty!”

 Formula E, the world’s first fully-electric racing series, is next in action on August 05 in Berlin when the current season resumes with six races over nine days following a five-month hiatus. .

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Adam Start Global Entrepreneurial Challenge to Tackle COVID-19: Winners Announced


|| Thursday: June 25: 2020 || ά. British entrepreneur Mr Adam Bradford has announced five winners of the Adam Start Global Entrepreneurial Challenge to Tackle COVID-19. Mr Bradford, a social entrepreneur and Queens Young Leader from Sheffield, set up Adam Start in 2010, aged just 17, to help young entrepreneurs from around the world scale-up socially responsible and innovative ideas. To date, Adam Start has supported over 8,000 young people, in 130 countries, on their business journey.

This year, the competition encouraged young people, to tackle corona virus in their communities, anywhere in the world. MR Bradford, who is himself stranded in Benin, West Africa, said, “We received over 1,000 entries to this year’s COVID-19 Innovation Challenge, spanning talent across the entire globe. The energy and creative thinking have been overwhelming and our judges undertook a rigorous selection process to decide our five winners.”

The winners are: Juliet Namujju, 23 from Mpiji, Uganda, who launched a sustainable fashion label, that transforms the waste crisis in Africa into employment opportunities for disabled tailors. She has invented a line of bio-degradable, African-print, face masks with a mouthpiece adaption to help people, who rely on lipreading to communicate.

Patrick Ssremba, 23, Kampala from Uganda, who runs a start-up, that offers mobile medical and dental services to communities in Uganda. During the COVID-19 pandemic, he has adapted to offer digital on-demand medical and dental services to rural communities.

Apoorv Shankar, 29 from Bangalore, India, who invented Hand-Key, a sliding handheld clamp device to help open doors, push buttons on ATM machines and other high-contact public surfaces without having to touch potentially contaminated surfaces.

Osama Bin Noor, 29 from Dhaka, Baangladesh created a programme to connect young people and their ideas to policymakers, ensuring rural areas of Baangladesh get support during COVID-19.

Dmytrii Lavrinenko, 27, from Kiev, Ukraine works in the non-profit sector in Kiev and has created an online skills-sharing platform with his friends. It helps those, who are disconnected and finding it difficult to gain access to services during the virus outbreak.

Mr Bradford said, “As an entrepreneur, who got my start at age 13 through an innovation challenge at my school, I recognise the importance of the competitions like this in fostering the next generation of inventors, entrepreneurs and philanthropists. These young people have some truly brilliant ideas and can really make a difference to the coronavirus response and the world with the right support to unlock funding and scale-up.”

 Mr Will Holt, the Dean of Pearson Business School, says of the judging process, “Reading the submissions was like reading a good book. I instantly wanted to know more. I’m looking forward to working with these young innovators to find out more and support these businesses as they flourish into successful scale-ups making a real, tangible difference in the world.”

Mr Peter Baxendell, business consultant and a former director of major global brands in Unilever and Associated British Foods, says, “I’m used to assessing business plans from entrepreneurs, that aim to build profit and personal gain. What was so interesting about this was that it was a very different type of entrepreneurship: one for the greater good. These young people had flexed the very same entrepreneurial muscle but to do really, genuinely altruistic things. It is very inspiring.”

In addition to Mr Adam Bradford, Mr Will Holt and Mr Peter Baxendell, the judging panel includes Mr Ishmael Dodoo, United Nations Diplomat, Ms Frances Trought, the Author of Brilliant Employability Skills and founder of Everything DandI, a diversity and inclusion opportunities platform, Ms Grace Ihejiamaizu, who founded iKapture to deliver after school education in Nigeria and OpportunityDesk.org, the largest online platform that connects youth with opportunities around the world and Ms Kaffy, dancer, choreographer and founder of the Kreative Arts Foundation For Youth in Nigeria

The prizes for each winner include: A fully sponsored trip to London in 2021 to take part in business training at Pearson Business School; Access to online training programmes with a crash course in entrepreneurship module delivered by Pearson Business School; Opportunity to travel to Los Angeles to spend time at the Dan Eldon Center for Creative Activism in partnership with Creative Visions Foundation; Full access to top level industry mentors and coaches and Opportunities for funding and financial backing.

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Countries Are Failing to Prevent Violence Against Children: Global Status Report on Preventing Violence Against Children 2020: In 2017 Alone Around 40,000 Children Were Victims of Homicide: Statutory Highest Investment in Child Protection Must Become the Highest Priority for All Countries Otherwise This Horrible Reality Will Not Ever Change


|| Tuesday: June 23: 2020 || ά. Global status report on preventing violence against children calls for more government action and warns of ‘dramatic impact’ of COVID-19. Half of the world’s children or, approximately, one billion, each year are affected by physical, sexual or psychological violence, suffering injuries, disabilities and death, because countries have failed to follow established strategies to protect them. This is according to a this new Report, published on June 18, by the World Health Organisation:WHO, UNICEF, UNESCO, the Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General on Violence against Children and the End Violence Partnership.

Although, a majority of countries, 83%, have national data on violence against children, only, 21% used these to set baselines and national targets to prevent and respond to violence against children. About, 80% of countries have national plans of action and policies but only one-fifth have plans, that are fully funded or have measurable targets. A lack of funding combined with inadequate professional capacity are likely contributing factors and a reason why implementation has been slow. The Report, ‘Global Status Report on Preventing Violence Against Children 2020’, is the first of its kind, charting progress in 155 countries against the ‘INSPIRE’ framework, a set of seven strategies for preventing and responding to violence against children.

The Report signals a clear need in all countries to scale up efforts to implement them. While, nearly, all countries, 88%, have key laws in place to protect children against violence, less than half of countries, 47%, said these were being strongly enforced. The Report includes the first ever global homicide estimates, specifically, for children under 18 years of age, previous estimates were based on data, that included 18 to 19-year olds. It finds that, in 2017, around 40,000 children were victims of homicide.

“There is never any excuse for violence against children." said Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, WHO Director-General. “We have evidence-based tools to prevent it, which we urge all countries to implement. Protecting the health and well-being of children is central to protecting our collective health and well-being, now and for the future.”

“Violence against children has always been pervasive and now things could be getting much worse.” said UNICEF Executive Director Ms Henrietta Fore. “Lockdowns, school closures and movement restrictions have left far too many children stuck with their abusers, without the safe space, that school would normally offer. It is urgent to scale up efforts to protect children during these times and beyond, including, by designating social service workers as essential and strengthening child helplines.”

Of the INSPIRE strategies, only, access to schools through enrolment showed the most progress with 54% of countries reporting that a sufficient number of children in need were being reached in this way. Between 32% and  37% of countries considered that victims of violence could access support services, while 26% of countries provided programmes on parent and care-giver support; 21% of countries had programmes to change harmful norms; and 15% of countries had modifications to provide safe physical environments for children.

“During the COVID-19 pandemic and the related school closures, we have seen a rise in violence and hate online and this includes bullying. Now, as schools begin to re-open, children are expressing their fears about going back to school.” said Ms Audrey Azoulay, UNESCO Director-General. “It is our collective responsibility to ensure that schools are safe environments for all children. We need to think and act collectively to stop violence at school and in our societies at large.”

Stay-at-home measures, including, school closures have limited the usual sources of support for families and individuals, such as, friends, extended family or professionals. This further erodes victims’ ability to, successfully, cope with crises and the new routines of daily life. Increase in calls to helplines for child abuse and intimate partner violence have been observed.

And while online communities have become central to maintain many children’s learning, support and play, an increase in harmful online behaviours, including, cyber-bullying, risky online behaviour and sexual exploitation have been identified.

“Whilst this Report was being finalised, confinement measures and the disrupted provision of already limited child protection services exacerbated the vulnerability of children to various forms of violence.” said Ms Najat Maalla M’jid, Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General on Violence against Children. “To respond to this crisis a unified, child rights and multi-sectoral framework for action for children is critical, requiring a strong mobilisation of governments, bilateral:multilateral donors, civil society, private sector and children, whose views must be heard and truly taken into account to ensure duly protection and the possibility for all to thrive and reach their full potential.”

WHO and its partners will continue to work with countries to fully implement the INSPIRE strategies by enhancing co-ordination, developing and implementing national action plans, prioritising data collection and strengthening legislative frameworks.  Global action is needed to ensure that the necessary financial and technical support is available to all countries. Monitoring and evaluation are crucial to determine the extent to which these prevention efforts are effectively delivered to all who need them.

“Ending violence against children is the right thing to do, a smart investment to make and it’s possible.  It is time to fully fund comprehensive national action plans, that will keep children safe at home, at school, online and in their communities.” said Dr Howard Taylor, End Violence Partnership. “We can and must create a world where every child can thrive free from violence and become a new generation of adults to experience healthy and prosperous lives.”

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Livelihoods of More Than 55 Million Domestic Workers Are At Risk Due to COVID-19



|| Thursday: June 18: 2020 || ά. Nearly three-quarters of domestic workers around the world, more than 55 million people, are at significant risk of losing their jobs and income due to lockdown and lack of effective social security coverage, according to new estimates by the International Labour Organisation:ILO. The vast majority, 37 million, of these domestic workers are women. An assessment made at the beginning of June shows that the most affected region was southeast Asia and the Pacific, with 76 per cent of domestic workers at risk, followed by the Americas 74%, Africa, 72%, and Europe,  45%.

While domestic workers in both formal and informal employment have been affected, those in informal employment accounted for 76% of those at risk of losing their jobs or working hours. In countries with strict levels of lockdown, domestic workers, whether formally or informally employed, have been unable to go to work. But while some of those formally employed still had access to unemployment insurance, for domestic workers in informal employment staying home has meant losing their livelihoods with no safety net to fall back on, making it difficult for them to put food on the table.

“The COVID-19 crisis has exposed the particular vulnerability of informal domestic workers, emphasising the urgent need to ensure they are effectively included in labour and social protection." said Ms Claire Hobden, ILO Technical Officer, Vulnerable Workers. The pandemic has exacerbated pre-existing issues. Only 10% of domestic workers have access to social security, meaning no paid sick leave, guaranteed access to health care, employment injury benefits or unemployment insurance. Many domestic workers earn as little as 25% of average wages, leaving them without savings in case of a financial emergency.

“This disproportionately affects women, who make up the vast majority of domestic workers worldwide.” says Ms Hobden. In some regions domestic workers are predominantly migrants, who rely on their pay to support their families in their countries of origin. Non-payment of wages and the closure of remittance services has left the families of migrant domestic workers at risk of poverty and hunger.

Live-in domestic workers have mostly continued to work, in confinement with their employers. However, reports suggest that they have worked longer hours due to school closures and are carrying out more demanding cleaning tasks. In other cases, employers have stopped paying their live-in domestic workers, due to their own financial circumstances or a belief that domestic workers do not need their salaries since they can not go out.

In some countries, where migrant domestic workers are required to live with their employers, some have been found on the streets after their employers dismissed them for fear of catching the virus. This puts them at risk of trafficking. The ILO is working with domestic workers’ organisations and employers’ organisations to ensure the health and livelihoods of domestic workers. It is undertaking rapid assessments of the level and nature of the risks facing them, so that governments can devise policies, that guarantee, at least, basic social security coverage, including, access to essential health care and basic income security.

Twenty-nine countries  have ratified ILO Convention 189 on decent work for domestic workers, which was adopted nine years ago by the International Labour Conference. Many more have taken concrete measures to extend labour and social protection coverage to domestic workers. The ILO has supported roughly sixty countries to close gaps in coverage.

While these measures have increased the number of domestic workers in formal employment, the overall rate of informality remains high. The ILO has called for efforts to formalise domestic work to be urgently accelerated in order to protect domestic workers from future shocks.

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Out of the Seven Billion of the Human Race About 01.8 Billion People Worldwide Live in Homelessness and Grossly Inadequate Housing: That Is the Human Condition Capitalism Has Built For Which the Rich Would Like the Dispossessed to Be Thankful About: And They Are the Most Vulnerable Facing the Current COVID-19 Outbreak


|| Thursday: March 19: 2020 || ά. ‘’As Governments worldwide are relying on people to stay home to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus, they must take urgent measures to prevent anyone falling into homelessness and ensure access to adequate housing for those without.’’  said Ms Leilani Farha, UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Adequate Housing.  “Housing has become the frontline defence against the corona virus. Home has rarely been more of a life or death situation.’’

According to Ms Farha, approximately, 01.8 billion people worldwide live in homelessness and grossly inadequate housing, often, in over-crowded conditions, lacking access to water and sanitation, making them, particularly, vulnerable to contracting the virus, as they are, often, suffering from multiple health issues. “I am deeply concerned about two specific population groups: those living in emergency shelters, homelessness and informal settlements and those facing job loss and economic hardship, which could result in mortgage and rental arrears and evictions.”

“I am urging States to take extraordinary measures to secure the right to housing for all to protect against the pandemic. Good practices are emerging in a few States, including, moratoriums on evictions due to rental and mortgage arrears; deferrals of mortgage payments for those affected by the virus; extension of winter moratoriums on forced evictions of informal settlements; and increased access to sanitation and emergency shelter spaces for homeless people.” Ms Farha said. ‘’While significant, further measures are required to curb the risk for these vulnerable groups and address the growing infection rates.’’

She said that at a minimum, to ensure protection of those, living in homelessness or grossly inadequate housing, States must: cease all evictions; provide emergency housing with services for those, who are affected by the virus and must isolate; ensure that the enforcement of containment measures, e.g, curfews, does not lead to the punishment of anyone based on their housing status; provide equal access to testing and health care; and provide adequate housing, which, may, require the implementation of extraordinary measures as appropriate in a state of emergency, including, using vacant and abandoned units and available short-term rentals.

With respect to those, facing job loss and economic hardship, States must: provide direct financial assistance for or defer rental and mortgage payments; enact a moratorium on evictions due to arrears; introduce rental stabilisation or reduction measures; and, at least, for the duration of the pandemic, suspend utility costs and surcharges.

“Measures are being introduced and significant resources allocated to mitigate against the economic downturn caused by COVID-19, such as, lowering interest rates. There is a risk that such measures will enable global financial actors to use the pandemic and the misfortunes of many to dominate housing markets without regard for human rights standards, as they did in the aftermath of the 2008 global financial crisis.

States must prevent the predatory practices of institutional investors in the area of residential real estate. By ensuring access to secure housing with adequate sanitation, States will not only protect the lives of those, who are homeless or living in informal settlements but will help protect the entire world’s population by flattening the curve of CV19.”

Ms Leilani Farha is the UN Special Rapporteur on Adequate Housing as a Component of the Right to an Adequate Standard of Living and on the Right to Non-discrimination in this context. She took up her mandate in June 2014. Ms Farha is the Executive Director of the NGO Canada without Poverty, based in Ottawa. A lawyer by training, for the past 20 years Ms Farha has worked both internationally and domestically on the implementation of the right to adequate housing for the most marginalised groups and on the situation of people living in poverty. Her most recent Report to the Human Rights Council focusses on access to justice for the right to housing.

The Special Rapporteurs are part of what is known as the Special Procedures of the Human Rights Council. Special Procedures, the largest body of independent experts in the UN Human Rights system, is the general name of the Council’s independent fact-finding and monitoring mechanisms, that address either specific country situations or thematic issues in all parts of the world. Special Procedures experts work on a voluntary basis; they are not UN staff and do not receive a salary for their work. They are independent from any government or organisation and serve in their individual capacity.

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A: Absolute Right to Live in Clean, Healthy, Safe and Natural Environment
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The Sahel Burning: Does the World Know Where Or What It Is and What Is Burning Its People’s Lives: The Emergency Is Here: It Is Here That People Are Suffering: People Are Being Killed: Women Are Being Raped: Small Children Can Not Go to School: It’s Here That We Must Intervene Before This Crisis Becomes Unmanageable



|| Friday: February 07: 2020 || ά. The Sahel region encompasses an area south of the Sahara Desert and that spans across parts of 10 countries: from Senegal in the west to all the way to Eritrea, in East Africa. Burkina Faso, Mauritania and Niger are some of these countries, where lives are being lost to conflicts and violence and it has shown no sign of getting better any time soon. The world does not much care nor does it have any mechanism to support these countries and their peoples find a way back to a peaceful path, where stability and peace can give the opportunity to create and build their countries and communities.

“We always look at the Sahel, we think about terrorism; we think about what, in theory, threatens Europe.”said Mr Filippo Grandi, the Head of UNHCR, speaking in Burkina Faso on Tuesday. Mr Grandi has a vital point: yes, there are thousands of migrants and refugees stuck at horrendous facilities, where they are abandoned to their fates, being abused, being tortured, raped and sexually assaulted, with hardly the provisions for people to eat and drink and get treatments when they are ill in the nightmare, that is now Libya but, the world, the rich world, is not interested about that; they are interested to ‘block’ that hole, so that ‘these problems’ do not get out and onto the landscape of Europe and other places.

They would pay ‘whoever’ there is, who would take the money and do that job, to keep on ‘blocking that hole’ so that these problems do not run away towards Europe, what Europe portrays itself as the ‘vanguard’ of human rights and this and that and the other but they are not interested in seeking to get the people of Libya bring their state back into existence, build all the state organs and all the architecture of services, provisions and facilities, creating an economy again, bringing back a democratic system of governance in the rule of law. No, it is too much work for the world, for Europe. When Europe speaks of human rights and rule of law, they imply that they only are speaking of Europe and the peoples of Europe because in Europe, they pretend, live a superior kind of humanity, only, they must have human rights and rule of law.

However, that, too, is not a reflection of truth. Because it is not true: Europe wants to establish a ‘kingdom’ of the rich, where the vast majority of the poverty-waged people and all the various kinds of the poor and disadvantaged people are placed in their ‘pans’, where disadvantaged, left-behind and forgotten communities are dotted around and they keep their silence in acceptance and they accept it and do not challenge the rich keep robbing on and pocketing the robbery proceeds. Europe pretends it can keep a ‘lid’ on things but it is being shaken. It can not stop the blood coming out and spoiling everything unless the surgeon stops the source, where the rupture is.

And, here, the rupture is in the Sahel region with many countries and many people: that people, that is humanity, which has the least value in this brutal system of capitalism, that goes on. People, humanity have very little value. In this region of conflicts and violence UNHCR is working, trying to step up response, where escalating violence has forced a rising number of people to flee their homes.  Mr Grandi was expressing alarm over the rapidly deteriorating situation these countries.

“But the real problem is here. The emergency is here. It is here that people are suffering, people are being killed, women are being raped, small children can not go to school. It’s here that we must intervene before this crisis becomes unmanageable.” said Mr Grandi. And, there are hundreds of countries around the world where all out wars, civil wars, conflicts, violence, ethnic and religious hatred are raging away, uprooting millions and millions of human beings, setting them on route to misery. But these are let to go on killing and ravaging and the world thinks it can keep on going, doing ‘business as usual’.

Violence there intensified after the 2011 upheaval in Libya and an uprising in Mali a year later.  As a result, terrorist groups, organised criminal groups and others took advantage of weak governance and ethnic tensions to move across borders and terrorise local populations.

Mr Grandi praised the three countries for continuing to welcome refugees. They have taken in around 165,000 people from Mali, expressing solidarity, even, as they face their own internal security and humanitarian challenges. Overall, countries in the central Sahel are sheltering more than one million refugees and internally displaced people:IDPs.

“In the Sahel, some of the poorest countries in the world remain some of the most generous.” Mr Grandi said. He concluded his visit in Burkina Faso, where armed extremists have carried out brutal attacks in the north and east.  There are now some 600,000 IDPs in the country; a 1,200 per cent increase over last year. 

“In the Sahel, the response to the crisis must not be a security one alone. The protection of those, forced to flee must remain at the core of our response to this displacement crisis.” said Mr Grandi. 

“This includes a better co-ordination between civilian and military authorities to ensure humanitarian access for immediate assistance. It is, also, critical to create the conditions for humanitarian and development actors to help with solutions to the affected population.”

The world needs to wake up and realise that we have dug ourselves into a deep rot: it is a sickness of being nauseously indifferent to the rotting reality. The world around the world is falling apart: from Burma to Lebanon, from Palestine to Israel, from Iraq to Libya, from Mali to Mozambique, from DRC to Cameron, from Nigeria to Niger from El Salvador to Guetemala, from India to the USA the same rot of capitalism, that keep on dragging the world deeper into that rot. This can not go on.

The world must find progressive forces looking at the world and seeing why there can not but be a political solution to all these horrors: that is to bring about change, monumental and seismic, that counts and treats the world as one and the entire humanity as one and work to bring about changes, working together for the entire world and entire humanity. But these forces have not yet began to appear while the rot keeps on going forward: that sickness of this rot has entered into the entire system: in America, in Brazil, in India, in the entire of Europe and the entire world, where regressive forces have taken over and set up the system in such a way that nothing else can change any of it and this way they have shut out, even, the possibility of progressive forces gathering together to put up a challenge.

Therefore, after four years, the Americans are supposed elect a new President; except, they are given the ‘false choice’ because the Democrats and the Republicans subscribe to the same rot, the same sickness of capitalism: the workers keep on working and creating values and wealth and the system must ensure that the rich keep on being able to rob the largest parts of that wealth and pocket them while the workers keep breathing on poverty-wage, suffering in hunger , malnutrition and poverty of all kinds and everything falls apart. Look at America; this vice-clasp of the rot is dragging America towards its end because in the long run this rot can not be sustained because this rot is gathering momentum and will reach a point as the terminal cancer when it comes down with bringing down the entire place.

This is where and this when there is the historic necessity for new progressive political forces to get up and out and begin work across the earth, in every country to bring an end to this rot. It is time for a new beginning: to challenge this rotting sickness of indifference and defying the reality, where humanity is paying the price but it is getting to a point, where it is certain that none of this is sustainable and all these will come down to dust soon. New progressive forces are needed to begin this new political work to change this rotting system and bring about seismic and monumental change.