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  • Trafficking of Kachin “brides” from Myanmar to China
    Source: Human Rights Watch Country: China, MyanmarIn a new report, Human Rights Watch documents the selling by traffickers of women and girls from Kachin and northern Shan States into sexual slavery in China. Myanmar: Women, Girls Trafficked as ‘Brides’ to ... Read more
    Source: ReliefWebPublished on 2019-03-21
  • Alarming rates of malnutrition and inhumane conditions in Tripoli detention centre
    Source: Médecins Sans Frontières Country: Libya, WorldA new MSF report indicates that nearly a quarter of people held in Sabaa detention centre are malnourished or underweight, with children being significantly more likely than adults to suffer from malnutrition. Libya: Alarming ... Read more
    Source: ReliefWebPublished on 2019-03-20
  • ‘Water was a curse then. Now, water is a blessing’
    UNHCR and its partners are using solar power to help provide safe, clean water to thousands of Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh. ... Read more
    Source: UNHCRPublished on 2019-03-20
  • UNHCR’s international protection chief in Bangladesh for talks on seeking solutions and sustaining support to the Rohingya refugee crisis
    Volker Türk, the Assistant High Commissioner for Protection at UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, concluded his visit to Bangladesh today, following high-level discussions with the Government of Bangladesh ... Read more
    Source: UNHCRPublished on 2019-03-20
  • Trainings in climate services for agriculture reach all of Rwanda
    To complement ancestral ecological farming methods, Participatory Integrated Climate Services for Agriculture facilitate informed decision-making by providing timely and location-specific climate information to farmers. Through training sessions, this approach has proven successful in Rwanda. ... Read more
    Source: Prevention WebPublished on 2019-03-20
  • USA: Volcano cliffs can affect monitoring data, study finds
    New research shows that sharp variations in the surface of volcanoes can affect data collected by tiltmeters. Features such as cliffs can cause a reversal in the pattern of deformation, causing misleading data. The research highlights the importance of accounting ... Read more
    Source: Prevention WebPublished on 2019-03-20
  • USA, Canada: New report warns of dangers to Great Lakes health and economy from climate change
    A new report warns that climate change is increasing the likelihood of extreme weather events, yielding agricultural losses and deteriorating coast lines. But a research team is also working to predict extreme weather and subsequently help direct resources to those ... Read more
    Source: Prevention WebPublished on 2019-03-20
  • Debunking myths: 5 things to know about green infrastructure
    A new report shows how green infrastructure can help fill the world's water infrastructure gap. Contrary to popular belief, infrastructure does not always have to be made of steel or concrete. Natural solutions are also a resilient, cost-effective option that ... Read more
    Source: Prevention WebPublished on 2019-03-20
  • Alta Comisionada para los Derechos Humanos preocupada por “la magnitud y la gravedad de la crisis” en Venezuela
    Source: UN News Service Country: Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of)La reciente interrupción del abastecimiento de fluido eléctrico que afectó a todo el país ha agravado la situación, al reducir aún más el acceso de la población a los alimentos, el agua ... Read more
    Source: ReliefWebPublished on 2019-03-20
  • Bringing life back to a city in Mali ravaged by war
    Source: UN High Commissioner for Refugees Country: MaliAfter conflict drove residents from Gao, EU funding for wells and community associations is helping them to return and start over.After conflict drove residents from Gao, EU funding for wells and community associations ... Read more
    Source: ReliefWebPublished on 2019-03-20