Wednesday August 26, 2015

Did you know that of the 56 million global deaths in 2012, 38 million or 68% were due to noncommunicable diseases?

Learn more at the World Health Organization.

(Source: World Health Organization)

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Thursday August 20, 2015

Human rights of migrants and other persons in the context of human mobility in Mexico is a 2013 report by the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (OAS).

From the press release:

This report addresses the situation of migrant persons and others in the context of the movement of people in Mexico, as well as the situation of those who defend migrants' human rights. This situation includes homicides, kidnappings, disappearances, acts of sexual violence, human trafficking, migrant smuggling, discrimination, and the detention of migrants without due process guarantees and judicial protection.

The extreme vulnerability to which migrants and other persons fall victim in the context of human mobility in Mexico is one of the worst human tragedies in the region today.

(Source: IACHR)

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Tuesday August 11, 2015

Report on the Alleged use of Chemical Weapons in the Ghouta area of Damascus on August 21, 2013 is a new publication, produced by the U.N. Mission to Investigate Allegations of the Use of Chemical Weapons in the Syrian Arab Republic.

A United Nations team, probing the possible use of chemical weapons in Syria, has found "clear and convincing evidence" that Sarin gas was used in an incident that occurred on August 21, 2013 in the Ghouta region on the outskirts of Damascus in which hundred of people were reportedly killed.

"The report makes for chilling reading", Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon told reporters following a closed-door briefing to the Security Council on the team's work, which concludes that on the basis of evidence obtained during its investigation, "chemical weapons have been used in the ongoing conflict between parties in [Syria], also against civilians, including children, on a relatively large scale".

(Source: The United Nations)

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