A young Syrian boy died after the dinghy he was on collided with a Greek Coast Guard's vessel, authorities confirmed on Wednesday. The incident took place in the night of Tuesday and Wednesday near Kos, a Greek island off the coast of Turkey. Thirty-four people were on board the dinghy and one person is still missing, the UN's High Commission for Refugees said on Twitter. Six of the migrants, including a pregnant woman, were taken to hospital, the Greek Coast Guards said. The EU's border agency, Frontex, estimated that 885,000 migrants used the eastern Mediterranean route to reach the EU at the height of the migrant crisis in 2015. The number declined significantly in the following two years following a deal between Brussels and Ankara but increased again in 2018 "due to the increase in land crossings from Turkey to Greece." Turkey is currently hosting more than 3.6 million refugees. According to Watch the Med, a migrant rescue NGO, the Aegean Sea has become one of the frequent routes … [Read more...] about Syrian boy dies after migrant dinghy collides with coastguard boat
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Conflict forced more than 10 million people to flee their homes to live elsewhere within their own country last year, bringing the total number of people internally displaced by violence to a record high, monitors said Friday. The new figure brings the total number of people currently living in internal displacement due to violence to 41.3 million, an all-time high, according to a report by the Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre (IDMC) and the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC). “It is really a mind-boggling figure,” NRC chief Jan Egeland told reporters in Geneva. “It takes extreme violence and fear of disasters to force a family out of their home, their land, their property, their community,” he stressed. Including those uprooted from their homes by natural disasters as well as conflicts, a total of 28 million people were displaced internally in 2018, the report said. READ ALSO: FG insures 48 health institutions against fire, flood, others A full … [Read more...] about Ten million people internally displaced by conflict in 2018: monitors
Authorities in the Syrian capital of Damascus and the countryside of northern Quneitra province near the Syrian-Israeli border have discovered two separate arms caches including Western and Israeli-made weapons, ammunition, pharmaceuticals, and blankets featuring the logo of the United Nations High Commissioners for Refugees agency, the Syrian Arab News Agency has reported. Images of one of the caches published by SANA shows a variety of armaments, including automatic rifles, RPG grenades appearing to be wrapped in their original packaging, row upon row of bullets for heavy machine guns, and landmines, along with boxes of medical equipment including bandages, masks, and various chemicals, and the distinctive grey UNHCR blankets. #SAA uncovers new weapons cache in south-western #Damascus countryside which includes #Israeli made medicines.#Syria pic.twitter.com/DYUKQJdq2S — Electronic Media Center (@Electro_Media) 17 ноября 2019 г. Over … [Read more...] about Syrian Authorities Find Arms, Israeli-Made Pharmaceuticals, UNHCR Blankets in Golan Heights – Photos
I have never been an environmentalist. I don’t even think of myself as a nature person. I’ve lived my whole life in cities, enjoying gadgets built by industrial supply chains I hardly think twice about. I’ve never gone camping, not willingly anyway, and while I always thought it was basically a good idea to keep streams clean and air clear, I also accepted the proposition that there was a trade-off between economic growth and cost to nature – and figured, well, in most cases I’d go for growth. I’m not about to personally slaughter a cow to eat a hamburger, but I’m also not about to go vegan. In these ways – many of them, at least – I am like every other American who has spent their life fatally complacent, and wilfully deluded, about climate change, which is not just the biggest threat human life on the planet has ever faced, but a threat of an entirely different category and scale. That is, the scale of human life itself. A few … [Read more...] about ‘The devastation of human life is in view’: what a burning world tells us about climate change
CRICKET legend Imran Khan became famous across the world in the 1980s as the inspirational heart-throb captain of the Pakistan national team. Now, the sporting icon his nation's Prime Minister – here is his story. Who is Imran Khan? Imran Khan was born on October 5, 1952, in Lahore, Punjab, but was educated in Britain, attending the Royal Grammar School Worcester and Oxford University. He excelled as a cricketer in his school days and made his first-class debut in Lahore at the tender age of 16. Khan made his Pakistan debut in England in 1971, the same year the hard-hitting all-rounder began a five-year stint with Worcestershire. After graduating from Oxford in 1976 he returned to Pakistan and became an integral part of the international side after developing into one of the world's fastest bowlers.During the early 1980s Khan was unstoppable, his nation's talisman with bat and ball, and secured the all-rounder's double of 3000 runs and 300 wickets in 75 Tests – only Ian … [Read more...] about How old is Imran Khan, what was the Pakistan election result and when was the cricket legend married to Jemima Goldsmith?