“I am in pain 24 hours a day”, Mamadou* told a Human Rights Watch researcher. “The pain I have all over my body…it is in my bones.” Mamadou, a 47-year-old man from rural Senegal, has advanced prostate cancer that has spread throughout his body. He can no longer be cured, but with morphine, a strong [...]
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by fairplanet on May 18, 2013
by fairplanet on April 28, 2013
The refugee crisis sparked by the conflict in Syria is increasingly straining health services in surrounding countries, while refugees are finding it harder to access the quality treatment they need. In a recently published report covering the first three months of 2013 in Iraq, Jordan and Lebanon, evidence suggests that more than 1 million refugees [...]
by fairplanet on April 17, 2013
Aid agencies warn that a new dam project, and land confiscations for plantations, point toward a social and ecological ‘catastrophe’ in the Ethiopian Lower Omo Valley. Over half a million tribal people in both Ethiopia and Kenya face the total destruction of their way of life as a result of large scale infrastructure and agriculture projects. A [...]
by fairplanet on April 15, 2013
When electricity supplies are temperamental or when equipment is scarce, low-cost infant incubation units prove vital in keeping premature babies alive. Baby Sylvia weighed only 1.5 kg when born at the Mbale Regional Referral Hospital in eastern Uganda. Born early, and without the necessary body fat to keep her warm, her temperature soon dropped. She desperately [...]
by fairplanet on April 13, 2013
A last minute appeal against the sale was rejected by a judge in Paris yesterday, resulting in an indiscriminate dispersal of ancient spiritual artefacts originating from Arizona’s Hopi tribe. The auction house Neret-Minet Tessier & Sarrou yesterday went ahead with the sale of a collection of sacred items, having repeatedly turned down requests by the [...]
by fairplanet on April 8, 2013
The activity of oil giant Shell in the Niger Delta recently came under international scrutiny as damages were awarded to a local farmer after an oil spill cover-up. Fairplanet demands action on the company’s legal obligation to duty of care. Dear Shell, We are aware of the fact that you, like most other major multinationals, [...]
by fairplanet on April 7, 2013
Darfur desperately needs help, but not just to repair damage from the horrific 2003 conflict that killed 300,000, destroyed hundreds of villages, and drove 2 million people to refugee camps. Instead Darfur must also overcome the marginalisation and underdevelopment that fueled the conflict in the first place. This weekend, delegates from donor countries and financial [...]
by fairplanet on April 6, 2013
The Government of South Sudan must do more to protect communities at risk of attacks, and bring the guilty to justice, says the UN peacekeeping mission in the country as it releases its findings from an investigation into the killing of at least 85 cattle herders in Jonglei state. “It is of the utmost importance [...]
by fairplanet on March 17, 2013
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by fairplanet on March 4, 2013
‘The Haaretz’ reported on Feb 26, 2013: Though Israel claims the people’s return was voluntary, this claim was rejected by UNHCR, which says there is no ‘free will from inside a prison.’ Israel has “voluntarily” returned at least 1,000 people to Sudan, an enemy country that has vowed to punish any of its citizens who [...]
by fairplanet on February 24, 2013
Kann eine moderne Demokratie einem anderen Volk eine langjährige Besatzung aufzwingen und gleichzeitig seine demokratischen Werte bewahren? Im Jahr 1967 eroberte Israels Armee den Gazastreifen und das Westjordanland. Seitdem hat das Militär tausende Anweisungen und Gesetze erlassen, die nur in diesen Gebieten Gültigkeit besitzen. Es wurden Militärgerichte einberufen, die hunderttausende Palästinenser verurteilten und einer halben [...]