Archive for November 2018

Time is up: Countries at COP24 must urgently step up action to address the climate crisis as the most vulnerable suffer from its escalating impacts

  (Katowice, Poland) — The 24th United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP24) begins on 2 December in Katowice, Poland, where representatives from the governments of nearly 200 countries and numerous civil society organizations will discuss solutions to accelerate the implementation of the Paris Agreement. The conference comes at the end of a year in which…

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15 Minutes on Getting Us Together to End Inequality

Episode Transcript Kasia Souchen: 00:01 Hello and welcome to 15 minutes to change the world. Where in 15 minutes. You can learn a bit more about the world and how you can help change it. Today’s world is divided from doom and gloom news headlines, nationalist politicians, civil unrest, countries on the brink of famine, geopolitical…

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Migration Challenges and Opportunities for Canada in the 21st Century

Remarks by: Simran Singh, Senior Humanitarian and Gender Advisor, CARE Canada Shaughn McArthur, Policy and Influence Lead, CARE Canada Delivered to House of Commons Standing Committee on Citizenship and Immigration [Simran Singh] CARE Canada is honoured to contribute to the Committee’s deliberations. CARE is a rights-based, international non-governmental organization. We support life-saving humanitarian assistance, peacebuilding,…

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Hunger on the edge of the Sahel: Shoukuriya’s story

Worldwide, hunger and malnutrition kills more people than HIV/AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis combined. Hunger is avoidable and it is treatable. There is more than enough food in the world. No one should worry whether they will be able feed their children when they wake up in the morning. This is where a little girl named…

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42 NGOs warn that return of refugees to Myanmar now would be dangerous and premature

Humanitarian and civil society agencies working in Rakhine State in Myanmar and in the Rohingya refugee camps in Bangladesh are deeply concerned that the repatriation of refugees will commence in mid-November, according to an announcement of the Joint Working Group of the Governments of Bangladesh and Myanmar on 30th October. The Governments of Myanmar and…

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Yemen: Joint INGO statement on the escalation of fighting in Hodeidah

International non-government organisations (INGOs) in Yemen are appalled by the renewed increase in intensity of hostilities in and around Hodeidah city. After calls for a ceasefire by the international community only a matter of days ago this is a deeply disturbing development. All parties to the conflict must immediately stop the violence considering the catastrophic…

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35 Yemeni and international organizations call for an immediate cessation of hostilities in Yemen

As humanitarian, human rights and peacebuilding organizations working on Yemen, we welcome tomorrow’s unprecedented coming together of legislators from across nations and parties for the first International Parliamentary Conference for Peace in Yemen to demand their governments work together to end the crisis. With 14 million men, women and children on the brink of famine…

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