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Does Shakib deserve sympathy or scorn?

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As protests break out in Bangladesh following Shakib Al Hasan's corruption ban, we'll ask whether the game should have any sympathy for the star all-rounder who failed to report illegal approaches from a bookmaker. It's party time in Papua New Guinea and Namibia as both teams reach the men's Twenty20 World Cup for the first time. And meet the Pakistani women's star breaking new ground in Australia. Photo: Shakib Al Hasan (Getty Images)
          

Ashok Leyland to enter Russia with a local partner

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Chennai: Commercial vehicle major Ashok Leyland Ltd will enter the Russian market with a local partner in a year's time, said a top company official.

He also said the company plans to enter the top 10 global commercial vehicle manufacturer's club soon and betting big on its modular platform.

"We have identified a local assembler in Russia to take our franchise. We will enter the Russian market in next 12 months," Dheeraj G. Hinduja, Chairman, told reporters here on Monday.

According to him, in the new markets, the company will have a local partner as there will be tax concessions.

Hinduja said large distributors in newer markets are now showing interests in taking Ashok Leyland franchise.

He said the company is looking at newer overseas markets like Indonesia, Malaysia and others apart from Russia.

As a measure to look at newer overseas markets, Ashok Leyland has decided to come out with a left hand drive vehicle for all its new models.

Currently, the company exports to Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Nepal, Middle East, Bhutan, East and West African markets.

He said, Ashok Leyland is faring better during this downturn as compared to earlier downturn in 2013-14.

"We have gained market share in the bus and medium and heavy commercial vehicle's segment. Our market share now is 31 per cent. We are also cutting costs," Hinduja said.

According to him, the company had a debt levels of about Rs 6,000 crore during 2013-14 and it has come down to about Rs 1,800 crore.

Hinduja said, earlier the company was in an investment mode putting money in joint ventures with John Deere, Nissan and others which was draining cash.

He said the company had exited the joint ventures with John Deere and Nissan.

Hinduja said the company saw good potential in the light commercial vehicle (LCV) rolled out by the joint venture with Nissan and bought out the Japanese company's stake in the venture.

Globally LCV's account for about 70 per cent of the market and the severity of the industry down cycle is lesser than that of the medium and heavy vehicles.

According to him, the company will be launching the BS-VI vehicles and the vehicles will be built on modular platform.

Queried about the time frame for Ashok Leyland to enter the top 10 global commercial vehicle makers club, Hinduja said the idea is to enter it soon.

"The last vision was to enter the top 10 medium and heavy commercial vehicle segment. That target was fixed in 2010 and was achieved in 2019," Hinduja said.

"I will be disappointed if we don't achieve this less than last time frame," he added.

He said the company rolled out about two lakh units last year and to achieve the global vision the volume required will be about four lakh units.

Hinduja said LCV's share in achieving that target will also be major.

According to Gopal Mahadevan, Wholetime Director and Chief Financial Officer the company will be focussing on customer solutions business that includes finance, fuel, vehicle performance management systems, maintenance parts, re-sale and driver skilling.

He said over the next decade one-third of industry's profits is expected to come from offering various solutions to customers.

The company's Chief Operating Officer Anuj Kathuria said the transition from rolling out vehicles confirming to BS IV emission norms to BS-VI emission norms will be smooth.

Queried about the costs savings by the company by going for modular vehicle platform having common parts Kathuria said it will be known only after stabilisation of BS-VI sales.

On Monday, the company showcased its BS-VI trucks and buses.


          

Corporaciones médicas de India y España inician una colaboración para combatir el tráfico de seres humanos y órganos

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El Dr. Serafín Romero, presidente del Consejo General de Colegios Oficiales de Médicos de España (CGCOM), corporación que forma parte del consejo de la AMM, mantuvo un encuentro en Georgia con el Dr. Ravindra Sitaram, tesorero de la AMM, actual presidente de la Asociación Médica del sur de Asia que engloba a los países de India, Afganistán, Bangladesh, Bután, Maldivas, Nepal, Pakistán y Sri Lanka y presidente, hasta 2018, de la Asociación Médica de la India.
 
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MS Dhoni unlikely to commentate in day-night Test at Eden garden

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New Delhi: Former India captain MS Dhoni is unlikely to make his commentary debut in the Day-Night Test between India and Bangladesh at Eden garden, sources close to Dhoni said. Host broadcaster Star Sports has sent a proposal to the BCCI on Dhoni commentating in the landmark game but the board is yet to respond. […]

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Satwa Langka di Ibu Kota Baru Indonesia

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Presiden Republik Indonesia Joko Widodo [Jokowi] resmi mengumumkan Provinsi Kalimantan Timur sebagai Ibu Kota Indonesia yang baru, di Istana Negara, Jakarta, Senin [26 Agustus 2019]. Pernyataan tersebut disampaikan Presiden, setelah melalui kajian mendalam tiga tahun terakhir. Kalimantan Timur, sebagaimana dilansir dari kaltimprov.go.id, merupakan provinsi terluas kedua setelah Papua, dengan potensi sumber daya alam melimpah. Luas hutan Kalimantan Timur, berdasarkan data 2015 sekitar sekitar 8.339.151 hektar, sungguh memiliki keragaman hayati luar biasa.

Berikut delapan satwa langka kebanggaan Indonesia yang ada di Kalimantan Timur, representasi dari sedikitnya kekayaan hayati yang harus dilindungi dan dilestarikan.

Badak Sumatera
Badak sumatera merupakan satwa langka yang berdasarkan IUCN statusnya ditetapkan Kritis [Critically Endangered], atau satu langkah menuju kepunahan di alam liar. Berdasarkan data Population and Habitat Viability Analysis [PHVA] 2015, populasinya diperkirakan kurang dari 100 individu.

Satwa bercula dua ini tersebar hingga India, Bangladesh, Vietnam, Thailand, Semenanjung Malaysia, termasuk Kalimantan dan Sumatera, dan diklasifikasikan dalam tiga subjenis.

Badak sumatera diklasifikasikan dalam tiga subjenis. Dicerorhinus sumatrensis sumatrensis tersebar di Sumatera, Malaysia, dan Thailand. Dicerorhinus sumatrensis harrissoni ada di wilayah Kalimantan. Sementara Dicerorhinus sumatrensis lasiotis ditemukan di Vietnam, Myanmar bagian utara hingga Pakistan bagian timur.

Di Kalimantan Timur, jenis Dicerorhinus sumatrensis harrissoni masih ditemukan di Kabupaten Kutai Barat. Satu individu betina bernama Pahu saat ini berada di Suaka Rhino Sumatra [SRS] Hutan Kelian Lestari.

Sementara, untuk subjenis Dicerorhinus sumatrensis lasiotis, beberapa peneliti badak menyebutkan, keberadaannya sudah tidak terlihat lagi sejak puluhan tahun lalu. Diindikasikan punah.

Orangutan Kalimantan
Orangutan merupakan satu-satunya kera besar yang hidup di Asia. Diperkirakan, sekitar 20 ribu tahun lalu, orangutan tersebar di seluruh Asia Tenggara, dari ujung selatan Pulau Jawa hingga ujung utara Pegunungah Himalaya dan Tiongkok bagian selatan. Kini, 90 persen orangutan hanya ada di Indonesia yaitu di Sumatera dan Kalimantan, sementara sisanya ada di Sabah dan Sarawak, Malaysia.

Indonesia merupakan habitat tiga jenis orangutan: orangutan sumatera, orangutan kalimantan, dan orangutan tapanuli. Namun, ketiganya berstatus Kritis [Critically Endangered] berdasarkan kriteria yang ditetapkan International Union for Conservation of Nature [IUCN].

Orangutan kalimantan [Pongo pygmaeus], hampir berada di seluruh hutan daratan rendah Kalimantan [Kalimantan Timur, Kalimantan Barat, Kalimantan Tengah], kecuali Kalimantan Selatan dan Brunei Darussalam.

Orangutan kalimantan dikelompokkan tiga anak jenis yaitu Pongo pygmaeus pygmaeus [utara Sungai Kapuas hingga timur laut Sarawak]; Pongo pygmaeus wurmbii [tersebar dari selatan Sungai Kapuas hingga bagian barat Sungai Barito]; serta Pongo pygmaeus morio [dari Sabah hingga selatan Sungai Mahakam, Kalimantan Timur].

Rangkong
Rangkong merupakan burung yang masuk keluarga Bucerotidae [julang, enggang, dan kangkareng], yang ditandai ukuran tubuhnya dari 65 cm hingga 170 cm.

Di Indonesia, ada 13 jenis rangkong. Sembilan jenis tersebar di Sumatera dan Kalimantan yaitu enggang klihingan, enggang jambul, julang jambul-hitam, julang emas, kangkareng hitam, kangkareng perut-putih, rangkong badak, rangkong gading, dan rangkong papan. Khusus Kalimantan, semua jenis rangkong tersebut dapat dilihat kecuali rangkong papan.

Empat jenis lain adalah julang sumba, julang sulawesi dan kangkareng sulawesi, serta julang papua.

Beruang Madu
Beruang madu merupakan satwa liar dilindungi berdasarkan Undang-Undang No. 5 Tahun 1990 dan juga Peraturan Menteri Lingkungan Hidup dan Kehutanan Republik Indonesia Nomor P.106/MENLHK/SETJEN/KUM.1/12/2018 tentang Jenis Tumbuhan dan Satwa yang Dilindungi.

Berdasarkan CITES [Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species], beruang madu dimasukkan dalam Appendix I sejak 1979 yang berarti tidak diperbolehkan diburu. Sejak 1994, statusnya dikategorikan Rentan [Vulnerable/VU] yang menunjukkan statusnya menghadapi tiga langkah menuju kepunahan di alam liar.

Beruang madu [Helarctos malayanus] merupakan maskot Kota Balikpapan, Kalimantan Timur. Persebarannya ada di ujung timur India, Bangladesh, Myanmar, Laos, Thailand, Kamboja, Vietnam, Malaysia, serta Sumatera dan Kalimantan.

Bekantan
Satwa bernama latin Nasalis larvatus ini dikenal dengan julukan kera belanda karena hidungnya mancung. Satwa endemik Kalimantan ini hidup di ekosistem hutan mangrove. Konversi habitat, perburuan, kebakaran hutan, dan illegal logging menyebabkan nasibnya di ujung tanduk.

Bekantan merupakan satwa dilindungi Undang-undang Nomor 5 Tahun 1990 tentang Konservasi Sumber Daya Alam Hayati dan Ekosistemnya. Jenis ini masuk daftar CITES Apendix I yang artinya tidak boleh diperdagangkan. IUCN memasukkan statusnya Genting [Endangered/EN].

Owa
Owa merupakan primata tak berekor anggota suku Hylobatidae. Indonesia merupakan rumah besar 7 jenis owa dari 19 jenis yang ada di Asia. Ada Hylobates moloch [owa jawa] yang tersebar di Jawa Barat dan sebagian Jawa Tengah; Hylobates lar [serudung] yang berada di Sumatera bagian utara; Hylobates agilis [ungko] di Sumatera bagian tengah ke selatan; juga Symphalangus syndactylus [siamang] di seluruh Sumatera.

Berikutnya, Hylobates klosii [bilou] di Pulau Mentawai, Sumatera Barat; Hylobates muelleri [kelempiau] di seluruh Kalimantan; serta Hylobates albibarbis [ungko kalimantan atau kalaweit] yang berada di Kalimantan bagian barat.

Seluruh owa dilindungi Permen LHK P.106/MENLHK/SETJEN/KUM.1/2018 tentang Jenis Tumbuhan dan Satwa yang Dilindungi.

Pesut Mahakam
Pesut Mahakam [Orcaella brevirostris] merupakan lumba-lumba air tawar yang merupakan simbol Provinsi Kalimantan Timur. Habitatnya di Sungai Mahakam. Ukuran tubuh pesut dewasa hingga 2,3 meter dengan berat mencapai 130 kg. Tubuhnya abu-abu atau kelabu dengan bagian bawah lebih pucat.

Badan Konservasi Dunia International IUCN menetapkan statusnya Genting [Endangered/EN]. Penurunan habitat, polusi suara dari frekuensi tinggi kapal yang melintas, industri, sampah hingga jaring adalah ancaman kehidupan yang dihadapi pesut saat ini.

Rencana zonasi habitat pesut di Kutai Kartanegara [Kukar], Kalimantan Timur, yang diusulkan Yayasan RASI [Rare Aquatic Species of Indonesia] adalah harapan utama lestarinya Irrawady Dolphin di masa mendatang.

Penyu
Indonesia merupakan rumah bagi enam spesies penyu dari tujuh spesies yang ada di dunia. Enam jenis tersebut adalah penyu hijau [Chelonia mydas], penyu sisik [Eretmochelys imbricata], penyu lekang [Lepidochelys olivacea], penyu belimbing [Dermochelys coriacea], penyu pipih [Natator depressus], dan penyu bromo [Caretta caretta].

Di perairan Kepulauan Derawan, Kalimantan Timur, banyak ditemukan penyu hijau. Jenis ini merupakan pemakan tumbuhan yang sesekali memangsa hewan kecil.

Berdasarkan Peraturan Menteri Lingkungan Hidup dan Kehutanan Nomor Republik Indonesia Nomor P.106/MENLHK/SETJEN/KUM.1/12/2018 tentang Jenis Tumbuhan dan Satwa yang Dilindungi disebutkan bahwa penyu bromo, penyu hijau, penyu sisik, penyu lekang, dan penyu pipih merupakan jenis dilindungi.

Pelaku kejahatan bisa dijerat UU No.5 Tahun 1990 tentang Konservasi Sumber Daya Alam Hayati dan Ekosistemnya. Ancamannya, 5 tahun penjara dan denda Rp100 juta.


          

The Doctor Will Skype You Now: Virtual Checkups Reach Bangladesh's Isolated Islands

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Fazila Begum grinned as she lifted up her hem to reveal a fading patch of scaly skin around her ankle.

"Who knew this one little cream would work so fast?" she says.

Fazila, 34, has been dealing with eczema for the past five years but never got it treated. The nearest hospital is an hour away, by boat and rickshaw, and her skin condition didn't seem serious enough to make the trek, so she ignored it — until a new technology brought the doctor to her.

Fazila lives on Golna char, a remote river island in northern Bangladesh. Chars are low-lying, temporary sand islands that are continuously formed and destroyed through silt deposition and erosion. They're home to over six million people, who face repeated displacement from flooding and erosion — which may be getting worse because of climate change — and a range of health risks, including malnutrition, malaria, chronic diarrhea and other water-borne diseases.

"The most dangerous thing for char dwellers is land erosion. The second one is the lack of access to medical supplies and doctors," says Naveeda Khan, an anthropologist and expert on Bangladesh at Johns Hopkins University's Krieger School of Arts & Sciences.

"There are no doctors within miles," she says. "Child mortality and maternal death have gone down in the rest of the country, but not in the chars. The medical situation is so bad that it really takes away from their quality of their life."

Yet for many char inhabitants — some of Bangladesh's poorest — paying for health care is a costly ordeal. Victims of erosion lose their houses, agricultural land and jobs as farmers, fishers and day laborers. Though government hospitals are free, many people hesitate to go, citing long commutes, endless lines and questionable diagnoses. For convenience sake, one-third of rural households visit unqualified village doctors, called "kabirajs," who rely on unscientific methods of treatment, according to a 2016 study in the peer-reviewed journal Global Health Action.

On the chars, there's even a colloquial expression for the idea of making medical care your lowest priority: It's known as "rog pushai rakha" in Bengali, which roughly translates to "stockpiling their diseases" — waiting to seek medical attention until a condition becomes dire.

Now, a new virtual medical service called Teledaktar (TD) is trying to make health care more easily accessible. Every week, TD's medical operators travel to the chars by boat, carrying a laptop, a portable printer for prescriptions and tools to run basic medical screenings such as blood pressure, blood sugar, body temperature and weight. They pinpoint an area of the char with the best internet reception and set up a makeshift medical center which consists of plastic stool and small tables borrowed from the locals' homes, a tent in case of rain and a sheet that is strung up to give the patients privacy during their session.

Launched in October 2018, TD has eight centers in towns and villages across rural Bangladesh and on three chars, including Golna. It's funded by The Steps.org, a nonprofit founded by Bangladeshi entrepreneurs, finance and technology professionals.

Inside the center, the laptop screen lights up to reveal Dr. Tina Mustahid, TD's head physician, live-streamed from the capital city of Dhaka for free remote medical consultations. Affectionately called Doctor Apa — "older sister" in Bengali — by her patients, she is one of three volunteer doctors at TD.

"I diagnose them through conversation," says Dr. Mustahid. "Sometimes it's really obvious things that local doctors don't have the patience to talk through with their patients. For example, a common complaint mothers come in with is that their children refuse to eat their meals. The mothers are concerned they are dealing with indigestion, but it's because they are feeding the children packaged chips which are cheap and convenient. I tell them it is ruining their appetite and ask them to cut back on unhealthy snacks."

Dr. Mustahid says building awareness about health and nutrition is important for char patients who are cut off from mainland resources.

Even off the chars, Bangladesh faces a critical deficit of health services. The country has half the doctors-per-person ratio recommended by the World Health Organization: Roughly one doctor per 2,000 people, instead of one doctor per 1,000 people. And of those physicians, many are concentrated in cities: 70% of the country's population live in rural areas, yet less than 20% of health workers practice there.

"Telemedicine is gaining popularity and can help close the gap in access to medical care in the most remote areas of the country," says M.A. Yousef, a telemedicine expert and coordinator at Dhaka University's Department of Biomedical Physics and Technology. "For a majority of the population, there is still a psychological barrier regarding the importance of medical care, which can be normalized through telemedicine."

Over 70% of TD's 3,000 patients are female, in part because many are not comfortable speaking with local doctors who tend to be male, says Pima Imam, CEO of the Steps.org.

"The rural women are mostly not literate or confident enough to travel on their own to the nearest town to visit medical facilities on their own," she says.

Many have spent their entire lives cutting sediment and land to move and rebuild their homes when the islands flood. Early marriage and young motherhood, which are prevalent in these parts of Bangladesh, also contribute to the early onset of health problems.

For most TD patients on the chars, Dr. Mustahid is the first big-city doctor that they've ever consulted, she says. TD doctors aren't meant to treat serious illnesses or conditions that require a doctor to be physically present, such as pregnancy. But they can write prescriptions, diagnose common ailments — including digestive issues, joint pain, skin diseases, fever and the common cold — and refer patients to doctors at local hospitals.

The visit is also an opportunity for the patients, especially women, to air their concerns about aging, motherhood and reproductive health, Dr. Mustahid says. The doctors also offer health, dietary and lifestyle advice where necessary, including insight on everything from recognizing postnatal depression to daily exercise (Dr. Mustahid recommends a daily thirty-minute morning walk before the sun gets too intense).

"They think I'm crazy for telling them to do such simple things and pester me for medicines, but I tell them to try [the daily walk]. And it usually works. Arthritis patients come back to tell me their joints feel less tight and throb less," she says.

The first time Fazila saw Dr. Mustahid, it was for a gynecological issue, which, along with joint pain, is a top concern for women on the chars. Eventually she opened up about something else that was bothering her: persistent eczema.

"It can get expensive to travel to the doctor, so usually us women describe our illness to our husbands and they go to the pharmacy, tell them what is wrong and they come back with some random medicines," Fazila says. "But nothing ever worked for my skin problem until I started seeing Doctor Apa."

Other nonprofits are also starting to provide health services in the chars. A local NGO called Friendship operates floating boat hospitals that provide health services to chars all over Bangladesh, docking at each for two months at a time. Friendship also runs satellite clinics in which one medic and one clinic aide who are residents of the community disperse health and hygiene information.

TD still has a few major challenges, including how patients can pay for medicine they're prescribed.

"The government isn't doing anything for the chars. No one sends us anything here," bemoans 40-year old Mira Begum, who lives in Khidirpur char and has been seeing Dr. Mustahid regularly for gynecological problems. "Each medicine is 25 to 30 taka [$0.25-0.35], how can we afford it? Buying medicine is killing us, it is becoming bigger than human life."

Imam says the group is working to procure drug donations from pharmaceutical companies.

"Patients have asked why the medicine isn't free along with the consultations," says Imam. "We are linked to local pharmacies and offer discounts to our patients, making sure to prescribe the most cost-effective brands, but still, there are some residents who can't even afford that."

Nevertheless, TD's remote consultations seem to be popular: Of 3,000 patients, at least 200 have returned for follow-ups, according to TD. The reason, explains Manjuara Khatun, who is a regular patient at the TD facility in a town called Tanore center, might be the simple gesture of treating the char inhabitants with respect.

"Doctor Apa is patient," he says. "At the government hospitals, the doctors treat us very badly, but here they listen to us, I can repeat myself many times and no one gets annoyed."

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US to Boost Defense Cooperation With Bangladesh : US Assistant Secretary Alice Wells In Bangladesh

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The United States wants to boost its military cooperation with Bangladesh as well as investments in infrastructure & energy sector . Under the Indo-Pacific Strategy (IPS) US wants a closer military ties with Bangladesh . The visiting U.S. acting assistant secretary of state Alice Wells said US is seeking an expanded military relationship with Bangladesh …

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Civil-Military Relations In Bangladesh : A Critical Analysis

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CMR in Bangladesh Perspective Bangladesh is a unique example in the world in the context of CMR (Civil-Military Relations) . Bangladesh has a people oriented military where military co-exists with civilian in a homogeneous society. The success of proactive CMR in Bangladesh first realized from our great liberation war in 1971 when trained military and …

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ENGAGEMENT OF ARMED FORCES TO ADDRESS NON-TRADITIONAL SECURITY THREATS LIKE TERRORISM IN BANGLADESH

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IMPACT OF MILITARY INVOLVEMENT IN COUNTER TERRORISM The use of the military in counterterrorism presents a number of problems. The use of military organizations in counterterrorist missions generates unintended consequences on three different levels Terrorist organizations Military Institutions Civil Society and Politics The high level violence created by the military leads the terrorist to respond …

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Bangladesh Air Force orders KRONOS LAND Radar System From Leonardo

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Bangladesh Air Force ordered undisclosed number of of Kronos Land 3D radar systems from Italian company  Leonardo . The KRONOS land is a Mobile 3D, multifunctional radar system to support air and coastal defense . It detects and tracks any type of air and maritime threat, such as high speed missiles, low level UAVs, hovering …

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La Corée du Nord transformerait des enfants en pirates de cryptomonnaies selon l’ONU

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L’ONU pense que la Corée du Nord forme les jeunes les plus talentueux en informatique à devenir de véritables pirates de cryptomonnaies et pense que Pyongyang utilise une fausse blockchain de Hong Kong comme plateforme de blanchiment d’argent.

Selon le média Chosun, le député sud-coréen et membre de la commission parlementaire Cho Won-jin, a analysé les récents rapports du Comité du Conseil de sécurité sur la Corée du Nord.

Selon les données du rapport, les Nations unies ont découvert qu'une unité spéciale du gouvernement nord-coréen sélectionne et entretient d'éventuels "agents cybernétiques", identifiant des talents informatiques incroyables lorsqu'ils sont encore enfants et les entraînant dans le but exprès de pirater des cryptomonnaies.

En août, l’ONU a affirmé que Pyongyang avait perquisitionné environ 2 milliards USD de cryptomonnaies et d’autres fonds dans le cadre d’une campagne en cours pour alimenter ses programmes d’armement.

Selon le média, le rapport du comité de l'ONU contient également des détails sur la manière dont Pyongyang a créé une société blockchain à Hong Kong afin d'éviter les sanctions américaines.

La société, Marine China, aurait un investisseur unique, Julian Kim, qui porte également le pseudonyme de Tony Walker. Cette personne semble avoir eu accès à des fonds d'institutions financières basées à Singapour.

L'ONU pense que Pyongyang tente de couvrir ses traces après avoir effectué des rafles de cryptomonnaie, effectué "au moins 5 000 transactions individuelles" et transféré des fonds entre plusieurs adresses dans plusieurs pays afin de dissuader les enquêteurs.

Les Nations unies déclarent que les pirates informatiques de Pyongyang privilégient le hameçonnage comme moyen d’attaque, affirmant que l’État voyou a connu le succès avec cette stratégie dans le passé, prenant le contrôle des ordinateurs bancaires au Bangladesh en 2016.

L’année dernière, un expert a dit à Cryptonews.com que les échanges cryptographiques sud-coréens, plus petits, constituaient une autre cible privilégiée pour les pirates informatiques du Nord. L’expert a déclaré que les pirates informatiques considéraient ces plateformes comme des “solutions faciles à mettre en œuvre” en raison de leur niveau de sécurité souvent faible.

Lire aussi: Le secteur bancaire sud-coréen va vers la blockchain quand le pays refuse une monnaie numérique.


          

बांग्लादेश की टीम इंडिया पर T20 में पहली ऐतिहासिक जीत

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नई दिल्ली। विकेटकीपर मुशफिकुर रहीम की नाबाद 60 रन की जबरदस्त पारी की बदौलत बांग्लादेश ने राजधानी दिल्ली के प्रदूषण और भारत की चुनौती पर रविवार को सात विकेट की शानदार जीत से काबू पाते हुए तीन मैचों की सीरीज में 1-0 की बढ़त बना ली। बांग्लादेश की भारत पर टी-20 में यह पहली ऐतिहासिक […]

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Yn ia kren bad ka sorkar India ban pynneh ia ka iing u Syiem Jaintiapur ha Bangladesh: Conrad

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Shillong, Naiwieng 06: ka long ka sien kaba nyngkong eh ba kum ka sorkar na ka jylla Meghalaya ba kan leit ban jngoh ia ka iing u Syiem Jaintiapur ha Bangladesh, hapoh ka jingialam jongu myntri rangbah ka jylla u Cornad K Sangma. Haba ia dei bad kane ka iing syiem jong u syiem Jiantiapur, […]
          

Meghalaya Chief Minister Mr Conrad met the business community of Bangladesh in Dhaka

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Shillong, Nov 06: Today the Chief Minister of Meghalaya met the business community of Bangladesh in Dhaka in the present of the Commerce minister of Bangladesh Mr Tipu Munish was present, in the meeting the Chamber of Commerce were also present. Trade opportunities between the two countries were discussed at length. It was resolved that […]
          

London court rejects Nirav Modi’s bail plea

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London court rejects Nirav Modi’s bail plea

London: A court here on Wednesday rejected the bail plea of fugitive diamond jeweller Nirav Modi, wanted in India in the Rs 13,500-crore Punjab National Bank (PNB) fraud case despite making an offer of doubling the bail package from two million pounds to four million pounds in security. Extradition proceedings The 48-year-old businessman, who was arrested …

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Milestones await Rohit as India take on B’desh in Rajkot

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Milestones await Rohit as India take on B’desh in Rajkot

Rajkot: India stand-in captain Rohit Sharma is on the brink of becoming the first man from his country to play 100 T20I internationals when India take on Bangladesh for the second of the three-match series in Rajkot on Thursday. Rohit will join Shoaib Malik of Pakistan (111) and Indian women’s cricketer Harmanpreet Kaur (100) in becoming …

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CWI appoints new interim team management for West Indies Women's team

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ST. JOHN’S, Antigua - Cricket West Indies (CWI) announces the appointment of a new interim Team Management unit for the West Indies Women’s Team for the upcoming series against India Women. The new management team will be led by interim Head Coach, Gus Logie and interim Team Manager, Evril Betty Lewis.

West Indies legend, Courtney Walsh, joins the team as an Assistant Coach. Walsh, West Indies all-time leading Test wicket taker brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the coaching staff. He was most recently the bowling coach for the Bangladesh Men’s cricket team and has also served as a West Indies selector.

Also joining the management team is former Guyanese fast bowler Rayon Griffith, who most recently acted as an assistant coach of the West Indies Senior Men’s team at the ICC World Cup 2019 and the for international home series against India. Griffith was also assistant coach of the Guyana Amazon Warriors in the Caribbean Premier League (CPL).

Interim Head Coach, Gus Logie is embracing the opportunity in his new position and is delighted to have his former teammate Walsh on his coaching staff along with Griffith, saying “ We’ve had some of the best minds and coaches in the region working with the players. Courtney and Rayon have been working really hard with the ladies at training and we are hoping to see the results on the field.”

          

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95% of tested baby foods in US contain toxic metals, report says

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Toxic heavy metals damaging to your baby's brain development are likely in the baby food you are feeding your infant, according to a new investigation published Thursday.

Tests of 168 baby foods from major manufacturers in the US found 95% contained lead, 73% contained arsenic, 75% contained cadmium and 32% contained mercury. One fourth of the foods contained all four heavy metals.

One in five baby foods tested had over 10 times the 1-ppb limit of lead endorsed by public health advocates, although experts agree that no level of lead is safe.

The results mimicked a previous study by the Food and Drug Administration that found one or more of the same metals in 33 of 39 types of baby food tested.

Foods with the highest risk for neurotoxic harm were rice-based products, sweet potatoes and fruit juices, the analysis found.

"Even in the trace amounts found in food, these contaminants can alter the developing brain and erode a child's IQ. The impacts add up with each meal or snack a baby eats," the report said.

The tests were commissioned by Healthy Babies Bright Futures, which calls itself an alliance of scientists, nonprofit organizations and donors trying to reduce exposures to neurotoxic chemicals during the first months of life.

Rice-based foods

Infant rice cereal, rice dishes and rice-based snacks topped the list of most toxic foods for babies.

"These popular baby foods are not only high in inorganic arsenic, the most toxic form of arsenic, but also are nearly always contaminated with all four toxic metals," the report said.

Prior research has shown that even low levels of arsenic exposure can impact a baby's neurodevelopment. A 2004 study looked at children in Bangladesh who were exposed to arsenic in drinking water, and it found that they scored significantly lower on intellectual tests. A meta-analysis of studies on the topic found that a 50% increase in arsenic levels in urine would be associated with a 0.4-point decrease in the IQ of children between the ages of 5 and 15.

Arsenic is a natural element found in soil, water and air, with the inorganic form being the most toxic. ("Inorganic" is a chemical term and has nothing to do with the method of farming.)

Because rice is grown in water, it is especially good at absorbing inorganic arsenic and, according to the Food and Drug Administration, has the highest concentration of any food.

And in this case, brown and wild rice are the worst offenders, because the milling process used to create white rice removes the outer layers, where much of the arsenic concentrates.

And you can't rely on organic either. A 2012 study found that brown rice syrup, a frequent sweetener in organic foods, was also a source of significant levels of arsenic. One "organic" milk formula marketed to toddlers had levels of inorganic arsenic that were six times the levels currently considered safe by the US Environmental Protection Agency.

In the Healthy Babies analysis, four of seven rice cereals contained the most toxic form of arsenic in levels higher than the FDA's proposed action level of 100 parts per billion (ppb).

Action needed

Urgent action is needed by major baby food companies and the FDA, the report said. While the FDA has been investigating how to reduce exposure and some levels of arsenic in rice and juice are lower than a decade ago, exposure is still too high.

"When FDA acts, companies respond. We need the FDA to use their authority more effectively, and much more quickly, to reduce toxic heavy metals in baby foods," said study author Jane Houlihan, research director for Healthy Babies Better Futures, in a statement.

What can parents do

The analysis looked at which baby foods are highest risk, and offered safer alternatives.

Puff rice snacks and cereals

Rice cereal is the top source of arsenic in a baby's diet because it is often used as a first food; rice puffs and other rice flour snacks also contain high levels. Healthy Babies suggested cereals low in arsenic, such as oatmeal and multigrain cereals, and rice-free packaged snacks.

Pediatrician Tanya Altmann, author of "What to Feed Your Baby" echoes the advice of the American Academy of Pediatrics, which advises parents to offer a wide variety of first foods including grains such as oats, barley, wheat and quinoa.

"Best first foods for infants are avocado, pureed veggies, peanut-butter oatmeal and salmon," Altmann told CNN in a prior interview. "They all provide important nutrients that babies need, help develop their taste buds to prefer healthy food and may decrease food allergies."

She believes meats are a better source of iron and zinc for babies than rice cereal, "so I haven't been recommending rice cereal as a first food for several years."

If you do choose to cook rice for your toddler, Healthy Babies recommends cooking rice in extra water and pouring it off before eating. That will cut arsenic levels by 60%, they say, based on FDA studies.

"For the lowest levels, buy basmati rice grown in California, India, and Pakistan. White rice has less arsenic than brown rice," the report said.

Teething foods

Teething biscuits can contain arsenic, lead and cadmium, the report said. Instead, soothe your baby's pain with frozen bananas, a peeled and chilled cucumber or a clean, wet washcloth -- but be sure to watch for choking.

Drinks

Juice is often the go-to drink for parents, but it's not a good option, says the American Academy of Pediatrics. Juices are high in sugar, lack fiber, and can contribute to tooth decay and later obesity. Apple, pear, grape and other fruit juices can also contain some lead and arsenic, so frequent use is a top source of these heavy metals.

Instead, experts say water and milk are best choices, depending on the age of the child. Babies under six months only need breast milk and formula. The drinks of choice for a child's second year of life should be water and whole milk. Between age 2 and 5 parents should move to skim or low-fat milk and keep pushing water to hydrate their children.

At all ages, juice should be kept to a minimum. One tip: add water to make the juice last longer and always be sure the drink is 100% juice.

Fruits and veggies

While sweet potatoes and carrots are great sources of vitamin A and other key nutrients, the report found they are also high in lead and cadmium. Go ahead and feed your child these veggies, but be sure to add many other colorful fruits and vegetables to add variety.

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Why Badruddin Ajmal is so wrong?

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Maulana Badruddin Ajmal, a Deobandi cleric turned perfume baron turned politician has shocked almost everyone by asking Muslims to produce more children. His comment came following the Assam government's new criteria for providing employment to people having two or less children. Ajmal, whose political outfit, AIUDF, is a prominent player in Assamese politics –irrespective of the fact it has remained on opposition benches ever since it was formed some fourteen years ago, has clearly baffled many among the community.

The assumption is not without credence that the latest announcement of the state government limiting the government jobs to people with two or less children targets Muslims. It has come as a bolt from blue for people reeling under the NRC shock. Around 19 lakh people have been excluded from the NRC list and rough estimates suggest that at least 6 lakh of them are Muslims.

Many people claim that the directive is aimed at Muslims and there must be some truth into int. However, the state being among the poorest of the poor, at the bottom of pyramid when it comes to per capita income, a large number of poor and not just Muslims may have large families with more than two or more children. So the latest action from the state government will not just bite the Muslims but all the poor people of an impoverished state. The policy is anti-poor and should have been opposed on such ground, without religion being dragged into the discourse.

The policy to limit job opportunities to small families of two children has been in the making for quite sometimes. Merely last year, the Supreme Court said that the birth of a third child will disqualify a person from contesting a panchayat poll. Three years ago, in the year 2016, the apex court had upheld a decision of Haryana when the state decided to frame minimum qualification to contest elections. Assam is not the only state that has set a two child norm for getting government jobs, there are at least a dozen states that have called for the two-child limit for government jobs. This includes states like Bihar, Himachal Pradesh, Haryana, Andhra Pradesh, Odisha, Chhattisgarh, Gujarat, Maharashtra besides other states. States like Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh that had earlier supported such norms have withdrawn the proposal.

What Badruddin Ajmal said?

Ajmal, who studied at the famed Islamic seminary in Deoband, while criticizing the state’s two-child norm said that the Muslims will continue to produce children and the fear of losing government jobs will not impact them. He went on to add that "Muslims will continue to produce children and they will not listen to anyone despite the government bringing a law to stop Muslims from having jobs".

If that was not enough, he went on to add, "Our religion and I personally believe that those who want to come to the world will come and no one can stop it. Whatever laws you make, they will have no impact on the Muslims. Tampering with nature is not good. Muslims will do whatever they want to bear children. Don't shout later that we have more children. Don't fight with nature”.

Ajmal, seems to be targeting the poorest of the poor, by opposing the Assam government’s stance on the child limiting norm. His personal loss in assembly elections in the year 2016 had not just come as a rude shock to him but even his opponents, who thought his victory was a foregone conclusion. By siding with the poor over the directive of the state government, he must be trying to solidify his base among Muslims and Dalits.

The cleric turned politician, whose outfit AIUDF has 14 members in the state assembly left many people, including many Muslims flabbergasted. While this was an indefensible act of foolishness or a calculated move by a desperate politician to seek votes, one of his supporters who edits a Muslim magazine had the audacity to support him by writing a few paragraphs. “More children ensure better options for the parents when they are old and in need. Generally when one son or daughter in law rejects parents due to any reason then one comes to assist them…Very few Muslim parents are in old age houses or abandoned by the children because of clear and strong religious instructions for the children that they need to take care of their parents by all means. Muslim parents have more options to chose when they are old”.

Poverty and higher birth rate correlated

Not just Ajmal, but his defenders also willfully forget the fact that people who usually go for larger families are the ones who are poverty stricken and don’t have access to contraceptives or health facilities. Ajmal and his ilks should know that many Arab countries who thrive on oil money and can afford huge families by their argument, tend to have smaller families. In Qatar the birth rate is 1.91 births per woman, in UAE it is just around 1.75, while in Iran it is merely 1.66. Closer home, we have the lowest birth rate in Bangladesh, where poverty eradication program of the government has seen enormous success.

Birth rate coming down among Indian Muslims

Apparently this is the reason that the fertility rate has come down considerably among Indian Muslims. Improving literacy levels among the Indian Muslims besides improved economic condition and access to contraceptives seem to have helped bring down the fertility rate among Muslim women in the country. In the year 1992-93, the fertility rate among Hindus was 3.3 per woman, while among Muslims it was 4.4. This came down to 2.8 among Hindus and 3.6 among Muslims in the year 1998-99. This went down further in 2005-06 when it stood at 2.6 for Hindus and 3.4 percent for Muslims. But the next survey in the year 2015-16 amazed almost everyone when it was found that the fertility among the Muslims had come down to 2.6 per woman from 3.4 a decade ago. Among Hindus the fall in fertility was rather moderate as it came down to 2.1 from 2.6.

There is no denying that Muslim politicians have thrived on ignorance, poverty and illiteracy among the masses in the country. However, I wonder how a person of Ajmal’s caliber can speak so senselessly given the fact that he is not just among the foremost entrepreneurs of Assam and runs a huge business empire but also runs a large number of educational institutions across the north eastern state.

More Columns by Syed Ubaidur Rahman:

Bhagwat, Madani meet: End of the maddening divide

Ahmadullah Shah: Hero whose head and body are buried

Muslim women's entry in mosques: What is the truth?

Syed is a New Delhi based author and commentator. His forthcoming book 'Ulema's Role in India's Freedom Movements with Focus on Reshmi Rumal Tehrik will be out in October 


          

Kashmir: Lobbies at play

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There is a gathering chorus of voices at home and abroad demanding expeditious return to normalcy of civil life in the state. It is hoped the Centre and the state administration together are succeeding in effectively neutralising the militants and pro- Pak elements in J&K who had had a free run of the place earlier and who basically provided the raison detre for the Indian move.

The dilemma for the government in Kashmir is that unless the externally aided trouble makers were rendered ineffective, they would continue to keep the Kashmiris under a cloak of fear by carrying out stray acts of violence and prevent normalisation of business, educational and health-related activities.

It is not yet clear if the state administration and police -- the collector and the station house officers in particular -- had started reaching out to the people on the ground to build their morale as free citizens and get them to respond to the calibrated steps of the government to lift prohibitory orders. If local militants could still appear in mohallas and lanes to warn the people to do just their 'minimal' chores and not cooperate in the wider process of normalisation then it is evident that a lot more had to be done.

The army has to focus on eliminating the mujahideen, foreign or local, but the state administration must fulfil its primary responsibility of helping the citizens to feel normal about running their lives. Illicit guns and explosives had to be neutralised through sustained flow of Intelligence from below -- the state Intelligence machinery had to produce more. If Pak agents had to be rounded up even in hundreds and moved out of the state, if necessary, this would be an acceptable part of the process of restoring normalcy.

It is the detention of political leaders of the Valley, however, that has led the Human Rights advocates to set off the false narrative of 'suppression of the people'. The government could consider progressively setting them free of any restraint on the condition that they would not indulge in 'political activity' -- as mandated by the Supreme Court itself. Senior officers of the state should make this position clear to the leaders of the Valley parties and should let the country know about the reasonableness of the government stand.

The handling of the Kashmir situation has a macro perspective and a more important micro dimension -- the former has worked out extremely well but the latter is the ongoing challenge facing the state administration. The district headquarter should become the fulcrum of development and people's security. 

Every member of the state set-up must be made to understand that 'security for all' required a 'contribution from all' by way of those in the government acting as the eyes and ears of the democratic state against the doings of anti-national elements. The current state of affairs in J&K arose because the corrupt leaders of Valley parties remained silent over the launch of Kashmir Jehad by Pak ISI, colluded with separatists to stay in power and ignored the agents of Pakistan who organised civic disturbances to destabilise the state.

These leaders never asserted that Kashmir was not a 'Muslim' issue -- a claim made by Pakistan -- since the integral state was home to Hindus, Buddhists and Christians in large numbers. They deliberately brought in Pakistan as a factor in the democratic internal governance of the state simply because this helped to divert attention from their misrule and corruption. Now, under the LG regime, development should be taken to the people and deeper enquiries should be made into the disproportionate assets acquired by the local political leaders, in appropriate cases. Normalcy will return to J&K when its administration will come into full play and the state would be seen as being governed from Srinagar, not Delhi.

As mentioned earlier, India's security and foreign policies have held well in the context of Kashmir -- the Oct 22 proceedings of the US House Committee on Foreign Affairs proving it as much. American acting assistant secretary for South and Central Asian affairs, Alice Wells, told the committee that the US supported the Indian government's stated objectives for scrapping the special status of J&K -- thus affirming that the development was an internal matter of India -- and went on record to make it clear that while a dialogue between India and Pakistan was the most effective way of reducing bilateral tensions this was contingent on Islamabad taking 'sustained and irreversible steps' against terrorists on its soil. 

This coordinates with India's policy stand that 'terror and talks could not go together' and turns Pakistan's plea that terrorists were 'non state actors' on its head by questioning that country's failure to chase the militant outfits out of their safe havens, if indeed they did not enjoy any state patronage.

The US concerns for an early return of the Kashmiris to normal day-to-day life represent the objective of India too -- the world community has to be kept updated on the efforts being made by the state and central governments to facilitate that process. Visibility of improvement can be demonstrated in many ways. The decision of the Centre to allow a group of 23 members of European Parliament coming to Delhi to make a trip to J&K counts for this -- the visiting dignitaries expressed full support for India's fight against terror. Militants, meanwhile, made some stray attacks on non-Kashmiri labour working in the state -- not surprising, considering that the latter are soft targets.

India has finally succeeded in getting the world to acknowledge that Pakistan's incessant attempts to use cross-border terrorism in Kashmir to keep the pot boiling there was what had forced the hands of the Modi regime to abrogate Art 370 and take charge of the security and development of J&K as a state of India. Time has come for India to specify the dangerous character of Pak-sponsored terror that relied for motivation not on ideology or an ethnic assertion but on commitment to 'faith' and to impress upon the entire democratic world that the revanchist call of Jehad, which had the potential of producing suicide bombers as an instrument of war, could make the world an unsafe place for a long time to come.

This is the threat of a new kind of terror arising out of the Muslim world and it is necessary to have it countered by way of a declaration of OIC that resort to Jehad was not a legitimate way of solving political disputes in today's world. Unlike a country like the US, India, that houses the second largest Muslim population in the world, is particularly vulnerable to this danger since Pakistan has made Kashmir Jehad a declared war cry against India and is now determined to infiltrate Islamic militants through Bangladesh, Nepal and Sri Lanka routes. 

Internal security in India has to watch out against the influences of radicalisation and extend the outreach to concerned families to ward these off. Indian diplomacy must talk of the faith-based terror that the world was being exposed to and mobilise international opinion against it. A grave threat to our national security need not be couched in ambiguous terms for reasons of the need for diplomacy to be 'politically correct' always. India can use the dialogue of think-tanks to firm up the opinion of democratic countries against the enlarging threat of what is clearly an Islam-based terror.

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The Doctor Will Skype You Now: Virtual Checkups Reach Bangladesh's Isolated Islands

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As residents of "char" islands grapple with poverty and climate change, they are often cut off from medical services. A new service could help.
          

Man Buying Eggplant, Chittagong Bangladesh

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Man Buying Eggplant, Chittagong Bangladesh

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Smiling Woman Market Vendor, Chittagong Bangladesh

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Woman Selling Eggplant, Chittagong Bangladesh

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India hope to level series against Bangladesh

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Having lost the first game, India will be aiming hard to make a comeback in the second T20 International clash against Bangladesh at Saurashtra Cricket Association (SCA) ground on Thursday. With the possibility of Cyclone Maha hitting the Gujarat coast, SCA officials are keeping their fingers crossed hoping the threat will not be severe.
          

Five-year-old facing deportation from Australia because of ‘mild disability’

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CANBERRA, Australia: An Australian born five-year-old boy is facing deportation to Bangladesh along with his family after their visa applications were rejected because of his “mild disability”. Adyan was diagnosed with mild cerebral palsy, a few months after his birth at a Geelong hospital. Dr Mahedi Hasan Bhuiyan, the boy’s...

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India hope to level series against Bangladesh

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RAJKOT: Having lost the first game, India will be aiming hard to make a comeback in the second of three T20 International clashes against Bangladesh at the Saurashtra Cricket Association (SCA) ground on Thursday. With the possibility of Cyclone Maha hitting the Gujarat coast, Saurashtra Cricket Association (SCA) officials are keeping their fingers crossed hoping […]
          

20% Discount on Collection Orders over £20 at Taste of Two Cities

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For all online orders more than £20, Taste of Two offers 20% discount for takeaway and collection. Taste of Two cities, a comprehensive Indian Restaurant & Takeaway in Rochester. An ultimate variety of Indian cuisine is offered for all food lovers in and around Wouldham. Order up scrumptious Indian and Bangladeshi food from Taste of Two Cities now!
          

Squad announced for ACC Emerging Teams Asia Cup

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Cricket Association of Nepal (CAN) has announced the squad members for Asian Cricket Council (ACC) Emerging Teams Asia Cup, scheduled from November 12 to 24 in Bangladesh.

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2nd T20I, India vs Bangladesh at Rajkot, Nov 7 2019

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In ICC T20I Rankings, India were placed 5th position whereas Bangladesh were placed 9th position. India and Bangladesh have played 9 T20I, with India winning 8 match against Bangladesh 1.

In most recent match, India and Bangladesh were face each other at Delhi on Nov 3 2019, India had made score 148/6 in the batting first. Bangladesh had chased down the score and won by 7 wickets.


          

[Commentary] Feni river agreement offers hope, but water sharing remains contentious

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In the first transboundary river water sharing agreement in decades in South Asia, Bangladesh allowed India to withdraw 1.82 cusecs (cubic feet per second) of water from the Feni river. The two countries signed a memorandum of understanding on October 5 in the presence of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Bangladeshi Prime Minister Sheikh […]
          

The professional Air Packing Machines Manufacturer China ( Bangladesh)

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"Our bench is strong. But they continue to remain on the bench!"- Around the Wickets

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“Our bench is strong. But they continue to remain on the bench!”- Around the Wickets Renowned commentator Roshan Abeysinghe, former Test Cricketer Jehan Mubarak reviews the completed T20I series in Australia, Sri Lanka U19s tour of Bangladesh, Sri Lanka players participation in T10 league and much more on Around the Wickets. Subscribe now ✔️ http://thepapare.com/youtube […] More
          

Dananjaya plays captain’s knock to draw second Youth Test and series

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Nipun Dananjaya played a captain’s knock of 81 to force a draw in the second under 19 youth test against Bangladesh at Khulna yesterday and draw the two-match series nil-all. Dananjaya stuck it out for 483 minutes facing 318 balls to ensure his team from defeat after they had resumed the fourth and final day at 187-5 only 17 runs ahead with five second innings wickets in hand.
          

Access to Maternal Health Commodities

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ShareEmailPrint To learn more, read: Posted on November 30, 2010November 13, 2014Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Unlike some other aspects of the development world, maternal health solutions are often straightforward and less controversial. Ask 10 experts how to improve local governance in a given country, and you’ll likely get 10 different answers. However, ask 10 experts how to treat post-partum hemorrhage, and you’ll likely get one answer: treat with misoprostol. This, however, doesn’t mean that maternal health is an issue we can ignore because the challenge is often how to get that knowledge and those supplies to those who need it. The science regarding maternal health is sound, but we still need to figure out how to put that science to use in low-resource settings.This morning at the Woodrow Wilson center in Washington, D.C., the MHTF and UNFPA hosted “Expanding Access to Essential Maternal Health Commodities.” The discussion focused on methods to ensure that the necessary supplies that we know are essential for maternal health are available in low-resource settings. Elizabeth Leahy Madsen from Population Action International and Melodie Holden from Venture Strategies Innovations (VSI) discussed methods for getting supplies, such as misoprostol, into the hands of health workers and doctors in countries such as Bangladesh and[...]
          

Meghalaya CM begins road trip to Bangladesh - The Assam Tribune

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Meghalaya CM begins road trip to Bangladesh
          

Alternate Minister of Foreign Affairs Miltiadis Varvitsiotis attends Friends of Cohesion Summit (Prague, 5 November 2019)

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A Joint Declaration on maintaining the level of funding for traditional policies, and in particular Cohesion Policy, in the new long-term EU budget was today adopted in Prague by the high-level representatives of the 17 member states participating in the Friends of Cohesion Group. Alternate Minister of Foreign Affairs Miltiadis Varvitsiotis represented the Prime Minister of Greece at the Summit. The Declaration sets out the will of the 17 member states to ensure a strong EU Cohesion Policy and to secure funding for the next programming period. Special emphasis was put on the decisive contribution of the Cohesion Policy to reducing inequalities in the Peripheries, as it has bolstered job creation, infrastructure and competitiveness. In his remarks, the Alternate Minister of Foreign Affairs sent a clear message regarding Greece’s position on the proposed reduction in funding for traditional EU policies. “We are asking Europe to continue to fund policies that change our lives, with infrastructure projects that contribute to growth, so that the poorest regions can converge with the European average,” he stated. Mr. Varvitsiotis noted that the Cohesion Policy and the Common Agricultural Policy initially absorbed about 80% of the EU budget, a percentage that gradually fell to 71% in the context of the current budget. “We believe that the total size of the MFF should come to 1.3% of the GDP of the EU-27, as expressed by the European Parliament, and that spending should be determined according to the spending needs of the EU,” he stressed. Referring to the ten-year crisis suffered by Greece, which saw its GDP fall by 25%, Mr. Varvitsiotis argued that maintaining funding for traditional policies at current levels provides significant “added value” in the lives of citizens. He underscored that the proposed further reduction of the relative share of the budget for both policies in the next MFF will have a negative impact on its effective implementation. “So it is necessary to maintain at least the current level of funding, in real terms, for the cohesion policy and the CAP in order to ensure their effective implementation,” he said on the issue, concluding that “there is a clear need for special provisions for the member states facing serious economic recession. Greece should be exempted from the proposed ceiling of 8% for the increase of cohesion funds in the next MFF.” Finally, at the luncheon following the meeting, Mr. Varvitsiotis once again had the opportunity to highlight the migration issue, stressing that it is not a problem Greece is facing alone, but a problem that concerns the whole Union. Mr. Varvitsiotis noted that Turkey’s exploitation of the migration issue concerns the whole of Europe. “Turkey’s threats to increase migration flows are threats against the whole European Union, and not just against Greece. This is a European problem, not a bilateral problem,” he underscored. Concluding, he said that the Union needs to find ways to return migrants not eligible for asylum to third countries, giving the example of Bangladesh. Specifically, he argued that the European Union is implementing development assistance programmes for various third countries, including Bangladesh, while it should combine these programmes with readmission agreements so that these countries can take back their citizens.
          

Cyclone threat looms as India look to level series against Bangladesh

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Cyclone threat looms as India look to level series against Bangladesh When India take on Bangladesh in the second T20I of the series at the Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium in Rajkot on Thursday (today), it will be against a confident visiting team
          

Fight inequality, beat poverty

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Fight inequality, beat poverty Anonymous (not verified) Fri, 08/23/2019 - 14:25

Did you know that 1% now own more than the rest of us combined? Inequality is growing around the world. Every year, the gap between rich and poor gets even wider.

Such extreme inequality is standing in the way of ending global poverty. It's widening other inequalities like the gap between women and men. Our economy must stop excessively rewarding those at the top and start working for all people.

It doesn’t have to be this way – together we can even things up.

We can challenge the concentration of wealth and power in the hands of the few. We can change the rules on tax to make sure the richest pay their fair share. We can demand more spending on public health and education. We can demand fair wages for everyone. We can make sure the poorest have a voice, and those voices are heard by those in power.

Extreme poverty was halved in just 15 years. We can be the generation that ends it for good.

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The Paraisópolis favela borders the affluent district of Morumbi in São Paulo, Brazil (2008). Photo: Tuca Vieira
The Paraisópolis favela borders the affluent district of Morumbi in São Paulo, Brazil (2008). Photo: Tuca Vieira

Did you know that 1% now own more than the rest of us combined? Every year, the gap between rich and poor gets even wider – standing in the way of ending global poverty. It is time to bring an end to inequality and overcome poverty for good. Join us and take action.

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State of the Map Asia 2019 - Dhaka, Bangladesh

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Pertama kali untuk bisa ikut State of the Map adalah salah satu impian saya sejak bergabung dengan Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team Indonesia, dan akhirnya impian itu terwujud di tahun ini yaitu State of the Map Asia yang berlokasi di Dhaka, Bangladesh. Mengapa menjadi salah satu impian? Karena State of the Map ini merupakan konferensi internasional untuk saling berbagi pengetahuan dan pengalamannya dalam berkontribusi di pemetaan yang menggunakan OpenStreetMap ataupun data lain. Sesuai dengan ekspetasi, saya pun mendapatkan kesempatan mengikuti State of the Map Asia melalui program beasiswa.

Saat mendapatkan pengumuman bahwa saya menerima beasiswa rasanya senang sekali dan saya langsung bergegas menyiapkan keperluan yang dibutuhkan untuk ke Bangladesh. Kesempatan ini juga didapatkan oleh Silvia Dwi Wardhani dan Tri Selasa Pagianti, mereka adalah teman satu kantor di HOT - ID. Hari pertama tiba di Dhaka, Bangladesh tepatnya di Bandara Hazrat Shahjalal International pada pukul 01.30 am waktu Dhaka saya bertemu juga dengan dua orang penerima beasiswa yang sedang menunggu penjemputan untuk menuju tempat penginapan dari pihak panitia SotM Asia 2019, yaitu Monica (asal Phillipine) dan Suthakaran (asal Sri Lanka).

State of the Map Asia 2019 berlangsung selama dua hari, tanggal 1-2 November 2019. Selama dua hari tersebut akan ada berbagai sesi mulai dari talk, lightening talk, workshop dan panel discussion. Sesi saya ada di hari pertama pada pukul 16.30 pm yang berlokasi di Main Auditorium. Sesi saya bertipe talk dengan judul “Quality Assurance for Indonesia Road Mapping”. Judul tersebut saya ceritakan tentang pengalaman saya sebagai Quality Assurance dalam proyek Indonesia Road Mapping. Proyek tersebut bekerjasama antara HOT-ID dan Facebook, yang dimana untuk memetakan jalan di Indonesia dengan menggunakan Machine Learning. Sungguh pengalaman yang luar biasa saya dapatkan di tahun ini dengan mengikuti State of the Map Asia 2019.

Pengalaman luar biasa yang saya dapatkan adalah berani berbicara bahasa inggris di depan orang banyak sekelas internasional, membagikan pengalaman dalam pemetaan menggunakan OpenStreetMap dan menambah jaringan pertemanan internasional. Banyak ilmu baru yang saya dapatkan pada kesempatan kali ini.


          

ಬೆಂಗಳೂರು: ಬೆಂಗಾಲಿಗಳನ್ನು ಬಾಂಗ್ಲಾದೇಶಿಗರೆಂದು ಊಹಿಸಿ ಕೆಲಸ ನಿರಾಕರಣೆ !

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ಬೆಂಗಾಲಿ ಮತ್ತು ಬಾಂಗ್ಲಾದೇಶಿಗರ ನಡುವೆ ವ್ಯತ್ಯಾಸ ತಿಳಿಯದೇ ಕೆಲಸಕ್ಕೆ ನಿರಾಕರಣೆ. ಹೊರವಲಯದ ಪ್ರದೇಶದಲ್ಲಿನ ಹೆಚ್ಚಿನ ಕಾರ್ಮಿಕರಿಗೆ ಸಮಸ್ಯೆ. ಪಶ್ಚಿಮ ಬಂಗಾಳ ಮೂಲದ ಹಲವು ಕುಟುಂಬಗಳ ಕೆಲಸಕ್ಕೆ ಕುತ್ತು.
          

Former Dhaka mayor Sadeque Hossain Khoka’s body brought home

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The body of former mayor of undivided Dhaka City Corporation and BNP vice-chairman Sadeque Hossain Khoka arrived on Thursday morning from the USA. A flight of Emirates Airline carrying his body landed at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport around 8:28am, said BNP Chairperson’s media wing member Sayrul Kabir Khan, the UNB reported. The family members of the BNP leader, including his wife Ismat Ara, also returned in the same flight. BNP standing committee members Mirza Abbas and Iqbal Hasan Mahmud Tuku received the body at the airport on behalf of the party. Khoka, a valiant freedom fighter, who had long been suffering from cancer, died at the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Centre in New York on Monday. His first Namaz-e-Janaza was held at Jamaica Muslim Centre, New York on Monday night. A large number of expatriate Bangladeshis participated in it. As per his final wish, the BNP leader is scheduled to be buried at Jurain graveyard beside the graves of his parents in the evening. Before the burial, four janazas – in front of South Plaza of National Parliament at 11am, BNP central office after Zohr prayers, at Nagar Bhaban at 3pm and in Dhupkhola field after Asr prayers – will be held in the capital for the former mayor. Besides, Khoka’s body will be kept at the Central Shaheed Minar from 12pm-1pm so that people can pay their last respect to the valiant freedom fighter. After his Janza at Nagar Bhaban, Khoka’s body will be taken to his Gopibagh residence. Khoka, also a former minister and MP, is survived by his wife Ismat Ara, daughter Sarika Sadeque, sons Ishraque and Isfaque Hossain. He went to the USA in 2014 for treatment.

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Prove allegations or face punishment: PM to JU demonstrators

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Prime Minister distributes cheques of financial assistance at her office among sick, financially insolvent and injured journalists as well as the families of journalists killed in road accidents. Photo: Focus Bangla   Coming down heavily on those demonstrating demanding the removal of the Vice-Chancellor of Jahangirnagar University, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Thursday said they will have to face punishment if they fail to prove their allegations. “If they fail to prove their allegations, they’ll be punished for bringing false accusations… we’ll definitely do this. Because, I can’t tolerate that the (JU) classes will remain closed for days after days,” she said, the UNB reported. The Prime Minister said this while distributing cheques of financial assistance at a simple ceremony at her office among sick, financially insolvent and injured journalists as well as the families of journalists killed in road accidents. The money came from the Bangladesh Journalists Welfare Trust. Sheikh Hasina said she has already directed the authorities concerned to keep the records and footages of speeches and words of everyone who is bringing allegations. Noting that they must prove the allegations, she said, “If anyone fails to prove, the complainer will have to face the same punishment what may be awarded to the accused person as it is stated in the law.” “Legal actions will be taken if they raise false allegations. We’ll take such actions. I’ve made it clear,” said the Prime Minister. “They’re calling the VC a corrupt. I would like to say it unequivocally that those who are bringing graft allegation, they’ll have to prove their allegations and provide information. If they can provide information, we’ll surely take action (against the corrupt),” she said. Hasina said carrying out attacks on the VC’s residence, office, vandalism as well as disrupting classes and university activities in the name of movement is also one kind of terror act. Information Minister Dr Hasan Mahmud presided over the function. State Minister for Information Md Murad Hassan and Chairman of the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Information Ministry Hasanul Haq Inu were present as special guests. Information Secretary Abdul Malek delivered the welcome speech.

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US eyeing big investments in Bangladesh under Indo-Pacific Strategy

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US Acting Assistant Secretary for South and Central Asian Affairs Alice Wells has said her country wants to make big investments in Bangladesh in the potential areas including infrastructure and energy under the Indo-Pacific Strategy (IPS). “We discussed how we can improve foreign direct investments and expand American business in Bangladesh and help the country develop its ambitious goals. That was a significant part of the conversation,” she told reporters after her meeting with Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen on Tuesday evening. She also held meeting with Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal at his Secretariat office, reports UNB. Alice is on a three-day visit and is scheduled to meet Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, civil society members, as well as visit the Rohingya camps. “The point that I always underscored is that it’s going to be very attractive to foreign direct investors to strengthen Bangladeshi institutions, and so the free press that has investigative journalism, rule of law, judiciary and well-functioning civil society,” she said. These are the forces that should play their role to advance Bangladesh, she said, adding, “All of that comes together and makes Bangladesh an advanced society.” Momen said Alice showed US interest in big investments in Bangladesh under the IPS. IPS is a vision of the Trump administration to improve connectivity between the Pacific and the Indian Oceans with three major components of it being economy, governance and security. “We said we want to be partners and welcome investments in energy and infrastructure projects,” Momen told journalists in a separate briefing at his office.  

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Won’t leave behind farmers, agriculture: PM

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Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Wednesday said the government will not desert agriculture and farmers on its way to make Bangladesh a developed and industrialised nation. “We’ll be developed, we’ll be [an] industrialised [nation] without abandoning our farmers and agriculture,” she said at the 10th national council of Bangladesh Krishak League at the historic Suhrawardy Udyan. She said the main goal of the government is to protect the rights of the farmers. “Because, agriculture keeps us alive by providing food and nutrition,” she said. In this connection, she said the government takes all its development programmes giving highest importance to farmers, according to a UNB report. Awami League General Secretary Obaidul Quader, Sarbavartiyo Kishan Sova General Secretary Atul Kumar Anjan, Krishak League President Motaher Hosain Molla, and Secretary Khandaker Shamsul Haque Reza also spoke. Earlier, the Prime Minister inaugurated the triennial council of Krishak League through hoisting the national flag with national anthem. She also released doves and balloons. The premier then also witnessed a colourful cultural programme. The Krishak League general secretary read out the organisational report while Office Secretary Nazmul Islam Patwary read out the condolence motion. Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman formed the Krishak League on April 19, 1972 to supplement government’s efforts in developing agriculture and farmers and peasants. The last council of Bangladesh Krishak League was held on July 19, 2012 where Motaher Hosain Molla and Khandaker Shamsul Haque Reza were elected president and general secretary respectively.

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Cricket-Mushfiqur sees light at end of the tunnel for Bangladesh

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Bangladesh's muted celebrations after humbling India in Sunday's Twenty20 series opener did not quite reflect the sense of relief they were feeling but Mushfiqur Rahim says the side are smiling again after enduring a tumultuous few weeks.

          

Cricket-Mushfiqur fifty helps Bangladesh end India T20 jinx

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Bangladesh ended their 20-overs jinx against India after Mushfiqur Rahim's unbeaten half-century helped secure their seven-wicket victory in the first Twenty20 International on Sunday.

          

Bangladesh in India 2019 Scoreboard

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Nov 3 (OPTA) - Scoreboard at close of play of 1st t20i between India and Bangladesh on Sunday at Delhi, India Bangladesh win by 7 wickets India 1st innings Rohit Sharma lbw Shafiul Islam 9 Shikhar Dhawan Run Out Mahmudullah 41 Lokesh Rahul c Mahmudullah b Aminul Islam 15 Shreyas Iyer c Mohammad Naim b Aminul Islam 22 Rishabh Pant c Mohammad Naim b Shafiul Islam 27 Shivam Dube c&b Afif Hossain

          

Cricket-Bangladesh will welcome back Shakib despite mistake - Mahmudullah

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Shakib Al Hasan remains just as popular among his Bangladesh team mates despite his anti-corruption breach and will be welcomed back with open arms when his ban expires, the national team's Twenty20 captain Mahmudullah said on Saturday.

          

Indian players take vigorous training ahead of second T20I against Bangladesh

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Indian players take vigorous training ahead of second T20I against Bangladesh
Sources stated India had the weather gods to thank as they had plenty of sunshine during their training session on the eve of the 2nd T20I against Bangladesh in Rajkot. Meanwhile India players trained at the Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium for the 1st time for the 2nd T20I on Tuesday and there was bright sunshine
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two writers for a simple content task

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Looking for a professional writer from Europe and australia basically. No pakistani, No bangladeshi and No indian please. (Budget: $2 - $8 USD, Jobs: English (UK), English (US), English Grammar, Italian, Spanish)
          

बांग्लादेशी महिला का आधार कार्ड बनवाने में मदद के आरोप में BJP नेता गिरफ्तार, बंगाल BJP अध्यक्ष ने जारी किया था निवास प्रमाण पत्र

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Kolkata: पश्चिम बंगाल में बांग्लादेशियों की घुसपैठ कोई नया मसला नहीं है. अब राज्य की पुलिस ने पश्चिम मिदनापुर के एक बीजेपी नेता रवि को गिरफ्तार किया गया है. रवि पर एक बांग्लादेशी महिला का आधार कार्ड बनवाने में उसकी मदद करने का आरोप है. पुलिस सूत्रों के मुताबिक, 5 नवंबर यानी गत मंगलवार को […]

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Betar Bangla – Neighbourly Radio for the Bangladeshi Community in London

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A few weeks ago I had the chance to visit Betar Bangla in London, which is a community radio station that broadcasts on AM across [...]
          

గెలిస్తే సిరీస్ సమం…ఓడితే అంతే సంగతులు…

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రాజ్ కోట్: మూడు మ్యాచ్ ల టీ20 సిరీస్ లో భాగంగా టీమిండియా-మొదట టీ20లో బంగ్లాదేశ్ చేతిలో దారుణంగా ఓడిపోయిన విషయం తెలిసిందే. బ్యాట్స్ మెన్ విఫలం …

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Die Internationalen „Daily Prevention News“ des Deutschen Präventionstages im Oktober 2019

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Nachfolgend finden sich die Links zu den im Vormonat veröffentlichten DAILY PREVENTION NEWS in englischer Sprache:

31.10.: UNODC's Safety Governance Approach

30.10.: Africa needs a continental strategy on foreign terrorist fighters

29.10.: Call for Projects: Terrorism, Extremism and Online Radicalisation

28.10.: How to Talk to Your Children About Bullying

27.10.: OECD Study: Tackling obesity would boost economic and social well-being

26.10.: Dirty Data, Bad Predictions: How Civil Rights Violations Impact Police Data, Predictive Policing Systems, and Justice

25.10.: What works to prevent violence against women and girls in conflict and humanitarian crisis: Synthesis Brief

24.10.: Tracking Fear - Measuring Safety Perceptions in Saskatoon

23.10.: Refugees Welcome? Regional Heterogeneity of Anti-Foreigner Hate Crimes in Germany

22.10.: GREASE Country Reports and Profiles: Religious Diversity Governance

21.10.: Can soldiers solve Brazil’s crime problem?

20.10.: Health in prisons: WHO fact sheets for 38 European countries

19.10.: 2019 Open Call: Technologies to prevent and combat online child sexual exploitation and abuse

18.10.: 18th Shell Youth Study Germany

17.10.: #PreventHumanTrafficking

16.10.: What can we learn from the online response to the Halle terrorist attack?

15.10.: Study suggests that many conflicts could be avoided with more deliberation

14.10.: #MeToo Bangladesh: The Textile Workers Uniting Against Harassment

13.10.: Commit a crime? Loved ones got your back

12.10.: Using Engineer-Developed Models to Disrupt Human Trafficking

11.10.: What is driving sub-Saharan Africa’s rapid rise in drug use?

10.10.: Interactive map of projects, studies, policies and institutions aiming to tackle violent extremism and polarisation

09.10.: Not every school’s anti-bullying program works – some may actually make bullying worse

08.10.: An innovative strategy to reduce gun violence: beautify Chicago neighborhoods

07.10.: Polarisation – a complex challenge for local authorities

06.10.: Web-based Injury Statistics Query and Reporting System

05.10.: How to map violence without police data

04.10.: Child Friendly Cities Summit

03.10.: If you want to cut bullying in schools, look at the ‘invisible violence’ in our society

02.10.: The Neuroscience of Terrorism: How We Convinced a Group of Radicals to Let Us Scan Their Brains

01.10.: 6th Global Conference on Violence Against Women - SVRI Forum 2019

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Cyclone weakens to brighten chances of Rajkot T20I taking place

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10:59 AM GMT The threat of inclement weather looming over the second T20I between India and Bangladesh in Rajkot has reduced with the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) saying Cyclone Maha has weakened and moved to the eastern parts of India. The chances of the match starting on time were further increased as Rajkot woke up to a sunny morning, and that weather has persisted through the day. As per the...
          

Bangladesh decide construir 29 centrales térmicas alimentadas por carbón

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Dacca, 6 nov (EFE).- Mientras el resto del mundo se dirige hacia las energías renovables, Bangladesh toma la vía inversa y planea construir 29 centrales térmicas alimentadas por carbón y financiadas desde el extranjero, según denunciaron este miércoles varias ONG.

'La energía es esencial para Bangladesh, pero no se debe obtener a través de un proyecto suicida', advirtió el director ejecutivo de Transparencia Internacional Bangladesh, Iftekharuzzaman, durante la presentación en Dacca del informe que denuncia la situación.

El informe, titulado 'Ahogados por el carbón: la catástrofe del carbono en Bangladesh', también contó con la participación de la ONG australiana Market Forces, la californiana 350.org y las locales Waterkeepers Bangladesh y Bangladesh Paribesh Andolon (BAPA).

'Ningún proyecto es aceptable a expensas de las vidas de la gente, su sustento y el medio ambiente', insistió Iftekharuzzaman.

El documento denuncia que el país sudasiático tiene previsto construir 29 nuevas centrales de carbón que, de completarse, elevarían 63 veces la potencia generada por ese tipo de fuente, desde los 525 megawatios actuales (el 3 % del total de la potencia instalada) hasta los 33.200 megawatios.

Además, advierte de que, si se construyen esas centrales energéticas, sus emisiones anuales de dióxido de carbono alcanzarán 115 millones de toneladas en 2031, en tanto que durante su vida útil las emisiones emitirán 4.600 toneladas métricas de ese gas, un 20 % más que las de todas las centrales de carbón de Japón.

Empresas de ese país y del Reino Unido -países en transición hacia la eliminación del carbón- están involucradas en tres de los proyectos en Bangladesh, según el informe, que revela que bancos y compañías chinas financian casi la mitad de los proyectos.

‘Lo que está sucediendo en el resto del mundo con el carbón es lo contrario de lo que está haciendo Bangladesh, aunque no lo necesita’, afirmó el secretario general de BAPA, Abdul Matin.

El informe advierte también a Bangladesh de que las importaciones del carbón necesario para hacer funcionar esas plantas podría empeorar el déficit comercial del país durante décadas.

Según el documento, ‘costaría a Bangladesh unos 2.000 millones de dólares anuales importar grandes cantidades de carbón para alimentar las centrales propuestas. A menos que aumente significativamente sus exportaciones, eso añadirá miles de millones a la balanza comercial negativa’.

Especifica que en los ejercicios fiscales de 2018 y 2019 el déficit comercial del país alcanzó las peores cifras de su historia, con una diferencia negativa de 18.000 y 16.000 millones de dólares, respectivamente.

Iftekharuzzaman señaló que tras implementar los proyectos, la nación deberá compartir la responsabilidad por contribuir al cambio climático, a pesar de ser un país vulnerable a los efectos catastróficos que se deriven del mismo.

‘Estamos aceptando esos proyectos bajo la presión de países extranjeros. Debemos dar marcha atrás (...) cuando somos uno de los países más vulnerables al cambio climático’, ya que esas centrales ‘nos convertirán en uno de los más contaminantes’, dijo el activista.

Según el Banco Asiático de Desarrollo, Bangladesh es el séptimo país más afectado por los efectos del cambio climático.

El ente estima que para 2015, con un aumento de medio metro en el nivel del mar, el 11 % de la superficie del país podría perderse, afectando a unos 15 millones de habitantes de las zonas costeras. EFE

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வர்ணனையாளராக புதிய அவதாரம் எடுக்கும் மகேந்திர சிங் தோனி? - News18 தமிழ்

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  1. வர்ணனையாளராக புதிய அவதாரம் எடுக்கும் மகேந்திர சிங் தோனி?  News18 தமிழ்
  2. India vs Bangladesh: பகல் - இரவு டெஸ்ட் போட்டியில் புதிய அவதாரம் எடுக்கும் தோனி  Polimer News
  3. பகல்-இரவு டெஸ்ட் போட்டியில் தோனி வர்ணனையாளராக செயல்பட வாய்ப்பில்லை எனத்தகவல்  தினத் தந்தி
  4. “முன்னாள் கேப்டன்” தோனியை வைத்து மெகா திட்டம்.. 2வது டெஸ்டில் காத்திருக்கும் சர்ப்ரைஸ்!  myKhel Tamil
  5. சட்ட சிக்கல் ஆகிறும்.. தோனிக்கு செக்: பெருமூச்சு விட்ட ரசிகர்கள்!  வெப்துனியா
  6. Google செய்திகள் இல் முழு கவரேஜையும் காட்டு

          

வங்கதேசத்திற்கு எதிரான 2வது 20 ஓவர் போட்டி... வெற்றி பெற்றாக வேண்டிய கட்டாயத்தில் களமிறங்கும் இந்திய அணி... | Indian team forced to win 2nd ODI against Bangladesh - நியூஸ்7 தமிழ்

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வங்கதேசத்திற்கு எதிரான 2வது 20 ஓவர் போட்டி... வெற்றி பெற்றாக வேண்டிய கட்டாயத்தில் களமிறங்கும் இந்திய அணி... | Indian team forced to win 2nd ODI against Bangladesh  நியூஸ்7 தமிழ்Google செய்திகள் இல் முழு கவரேஜையும் காட்டு
          

Bangladesh seen as climate threat by boosting coal reliance

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About 3% of the country's power comes from coal, but plans to build 29 coal plants in the next two decades would increase this to 35%, government data shows.


          

Indian Students Lag In Skills Needed For 21st Century: UNICEF - NDTV News - Latest

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With almost half of its population of 1.8 billion below the age of 24, led by India, Pakistan and Bangladesh, South Asia will have the largest youth labour force in the world until 2040.
          

India vs Bangladesh 2nd T20I Live Score: India Look To Keep Series Alive, Bangladesh Eye History

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India vs Bangladesh 2nd T20 Live Score: India will take field aiming to keep themselves alive in the series, while Bangladesh will be eyeing history.
          

India vs Bangladesh 2nd T20I, Rajkot Weather: Match Might Not Get Affected Due To Rain

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India vs Bangladesh: The second T20I between India and Bangladesh will not be effected as there is no chance of rain throughout the day.
          

India vs Bangladesh: Bangladesh Captain Mominul Haque Excited To Take On Virat Kohli In Test Series

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Bangladesh Test captain Mominul Haque said Virat Kohli is the best player in the world and thinking about taking on the India skipper makes him feel good.
          

MS Dhoni can make his commentary first appearance during Day time-Nighttime Test

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MS Dhoni might make his commentary debut during Day time-Nighttime Examination Mahendra Singh Dhoni might have used a sabbatical with regards to enjoying this game after India’s exit inside the 2019 Community Mug, but he might be seen as a ‘guest’ commentator for India’s maiden Day-Evening Check in the Eden Landscapes against Bangladesh. If host […]

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IND compared to Bar: Skipper Mahmudullah on verge of reaching a T20I history for Bangladesh

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IND versus Prohibit: Skipper Mahmudullah on verge of reaching a T20I history for Bangladesh Bangladesh T20I skipper Mahmudullah Riyad is on the verge of adding another document to his label when his side takes on hosts India in the second match up in the three-complement rubber at the Saurashtra Cricket Connection Stadium on Thursday. Bangladesh […]

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India versus Bangladesh, 1st T20I: Should find out from errors, states Rohit Sharma

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After a 7-wicket damage inside the very first T20I, Rohit Sharma insisted that the side must gain knowledge from its mistakes. Bangladesh beaten India in the initially T20I of the three-match range in the Arun Jaitley Stadium in Delhi. Mushfiqur Rahim scored a match up-winning unbeaten 60 to steer the targeted traffic to their very […]

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Top five historical occasions as T20I cricket honors its 1000th match

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Top five historical times as T20I cricket celebrates its 1000th match up There exists a reason why the starting match in the three-match series between India and Bangladesh on Sunday on the Arun Jaitley Stadium in New Delhi is unique. It will be the 1000th global match up in the shortest structure from the activity. […]

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Mominul Haque

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Mominul Haque was "not ready at all" for Test captaincy but the thought of leading Bangladesh against Virat Kohli's India makes him feel good. Mominul...
          

SSC & Equivalent Exam Routine 2020 All Education Board Bangladesh

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Moringa Oleifera (Drumstick Leaves) for Improving Haemoglobin, Vitamin A Status and Underweight Among Adolescent Girls in Rural Bangladesh: A Quasi-experimental Study

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Condition:   Assess the Impact of Moringa Leaves on Serum Heamoglobin and Vitamin A Level Among the Adolescent Girls
Intervention:   Dietary Supplement: Moringa fry
Sponsor:   International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research, Bangladesh
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ಭಾರತ ಹಾಗೂ ಬಾಂಗ್ಲಾದೇಶ ನಡುವೆ ರಾಜ್‌ಕೋಟ್‌ನಲ್ಲಿ ನಡೆಯಲಿರುವ ದ್ವಿತೀಯ ಟ್ವೆಂಟಿ-20 ಪಂದ್ಯಕ್ಕೆ ಚಂಡಮಾರುತದ ಭೀತಿ ಕಾಡುತ್ತಿದೆ. ಬುಧವಾರ ರಾತ್ರಿಯೂ ಗಾಳಿ ಸಹಿತ ಭಾರಿ ಮಳೆಯಾಗಿರುವುದು ಆತಂಕಕ್ಕೆ ಕಾರಣವಾಗಿದೆ.
          

2ನೇ ಟಿ20 ಪಂದ್ಯಕ್ಕೂ ಮುನ್ನ ಟೀಮ್‌ ಇಂಡಿಯಾಗೆ ಎಚ್ಚರಿಕೆ ರವಾನಿಸಿದ ಬಾಂಗ್ಲಾ ನಾಯಕ

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ಭಾರತ ವಿರುದ್ಧದ ಮೊದಲ ಪಂದ್ಯದಲ್ಲೂ ಮಹ್ಮೂದುಲ್ಲ 1 ಸಿಕ್ಸರ್‌ ಮತ್ತೊಂದು ಫೋರ್‌ ಬಾರಿಸಿದ್ದರು. ಇದೀಗ 2ನೇ ಪಂದ್ಯದಲ್ಲಿ 2 ಸಿಕ್ಸರ್‌ ಸಿಡಿಸಿದ್ದಾರೆ ಅಂತಾರಾಷ್ಟ್ರೀಯ ಟಿ20 ಕ್ರಿಕೆಟ್‌ನಲ್ಲಿ ಅತಿ ಹೆಚ್ಚು ಸಿಕ್ಸರ್‌ಗಳಿಸಿದವರ ಪಟ್ಟಿಯಲ್ಲಿ ಅರ್ಧಶತಕ ಬಾರಿಸಲಿದ್ದಾರೆ.
          

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ದಿಲ್ಲಿ ಪಂದ್ಯಕ್ಕೆ ಹೋಲಿಸಿದರೆ ರಾಜ್‌ಕೋಟ್‌ನಲ್ಲಿ ಪಂದ್ಯವನ್ನು ಎದುರಿಸುವ ರೀತಿಯು ವಿಭಿನ್ನವಾಗಿರಲಿದೆ ಎಂದು ಟೀಮ್ ಇಂಡಿಯಾ ನಾಯಕ ರೋಹಿತ್ ಶರ್ಮಾ ಅಭಿಪ್ರಾಯಪಟ್ಟಿದ್ದಾರೆ. ಅಲ್ಲದೆ ಸಾಂಘಿಕ ಪ್ರದರ್ಶನ ನೀಡುವ ಭರವಸೆ ವ್ಯಕ್ತಪಡಿಸಿದ್ದಾರೆ.
          

India vs Bangladesh, 2nd T20, Bangladesh in India, 3 T20I Series, 2019, November 7, 2019

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India vs Bangladesh 2nd T20I: Live streaming, preview, teams, time in India (IST) and where to watch on TV

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Bangladesh had their first victory over India in the shortest format as they beat hosts by seven wickets in the series opener, chasing down a modest target of 149.
          

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Cyclonic Storm Bulbul strengthens, will threaten flooding across northern India, Bangladesh

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While Maha is a weakening tropical depression nearing the coast of Gujarat, India, Cyclonic Storm Bulbul is strengthening across the Bay of Bengal and will threaten flooding across northeast India and southern Bangladesh in the coming days. Maha became an extremely severe cyclonic storm on Monday in the Arabian Sea, equivalent to a Category 3...
          

India vs Bangladesh – 2nd T20 Tips and Betting Preview

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Bangladesh shocked the world on Sunday afternoon when they drew first blood in the T20 series against India, and on Thursday they have the first...
          

Ministry Of Health And Family Welfare Job circular 2019

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The Doctor Will Skype You Now: Virtual Checkups Reach Bangladesh's Isolated Islands

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As residents of "char" islands grapple with poverty and climate change, they are often cut off from medical services. A new service could help.
          

World: Opening statement at the 70th session of the Executive Committee of the High Commissioner’s Programme

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Source: UN High Commissioner for Refugees
Country: Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Burundi, Central African Republic, Chad, Colombia, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Djibouti, Ecuador, Ethiopia, Iraq, Jordan, Kenya, Lebanon, Libya, Mexico, Myanmar, Niger, Nigeria, Pakistan, Rwanda, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Syrian Arab Republic, Turkey, Uganda, Ukraine, United Republic of Tanzania, Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of), World

By Filippo Grandi, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees
07 October 2019

Mr. Chairman,
Deputy Secretary-General,
Distinguished Delegates,
Ladies and Gentlemen,

The modern concept of refugee protection was born in the middle of the last century, as the world emerged from two devastating global conflicts and was preparing to enter the Cold War. Millions had been uprooted from their homes, as wars cast people adrift, empires disintegrated, borders were redrawn, and minorities and political opponents were persecuted and expelled. Ensuring the safety of those displaced, and resolving displacement, were among the earliest priorities of the United Nations.

Seven decades on, forced human displacement remains a global concern. The context is different, but the complexity remains immense. Today’s refugee crises are part of a growing flow of human mobility, driven by many overlapping elements.

Resource-based conflicts that transcend borders, shaped by a mosaic of local, regional and international interests; fueled by extremism, criminal networks and urban gangs.

Loss of hope, as global advances in prosperity, education and the fight against hunger and disease fail to reach those most in need.

Conflicts premised on ethnic and religious differences, stoked by others for political and financial gain.

Collapsing eco-systems and weather-related disasters that destroy homes and livelihoods, forcing millions further into poverty.

Damaging forms of nationalism, and hate speech that – often through cyberspace – have found a new legitimacy in public discourse.

Refugees emerge from these widening fault-lines – a warning of things going wrong. This is why tackling forced displacement calls again for a bigger, broader ambition than we have managed to muster in the recent past.

This was the vision that drove the development of the Global Compact on Refugees. Addressing refugee crises cannot be done in isolation from larger global challenges, and from effective migration policies. The two compacts – on refugees, and on safe, orderly and regular migration – were designed to complement each other, and for good reason.

Look at the Sahel – a situation of enormous complexity, where insecurity, poverty and loss of traditional livelihoods are fracturing and uprooting entire communities, across the region and beyond. Protecting refugees and the internally displaced is vital. But this must be accompanied by a deeper and wider scope of action that cuts across the political, security, migration and development spheres.

Two aspects of the Global Compact on Refugees stand out.

One is its comprehensive approach. It accelerates a long-awaited shift in responses – from a traditional humanitarian angle, as the Deputy Secretary-General said, to one that preserves the humanitarian imperative, but matches it with a broader set of tools more adapted to the dynamics of today’s refugee flows.

This means peacemaking and peacebuilding, development action and private sector investment. It means sustained, strategic support to address the root causes of refugee movements and mixed population flows. The Deputy Secretary-General has just highlighted how this dovetails with the work to bring about a UN system that can best catalyze progress collectively towards the Sustainable Development Goals. Synergies between the compact and UN reforms are therefore relevant and strong.

Also, the compact makes tangible the commitment to international solidarity that underpins the refugee protection regime, but has never been fully realised. You will hear more about this from our new Assistant High Commissioner for Protection, Gillian Triggs, whom I am happy to introduce to you today.

Securing the refugee compact – a practical, concrete tool – proved that beyond the damaging, unilateral approaches that sometimes surface, a commitment to addressing refugee flows through international solidarity still prevails. At UNHCR, we are fully committed to this effort, and we count on all of you – our closest partners – to do the same. It is possible! The Global Refugee Forum, to be convened in December in this building, will be the opportunity to showcase what has been achieved, and make fresh commitments to further progress.

Mr Chairman,

The last year has underscored why the compact is needed, and how it is starting to re-shape our collective response. Let me share my thoughts on seven related challenges.

First, while much of the discussion on forced displacement has focused on arrivals in the global North, the most profound consequences by far are in host countries in the global South. Preserving asylum there, and helping host communities, requires more substantial and sustained international support. More than four million Venezuelans, for example, have left the country, the majority taking refuge in 14 nations in Latin America and the Caribbean. Most of these states have shown commendable solidarity, despite immense pressures. Colombia’s recent decision to grant citizenship at birth to the children of Venezuelans in the country is an example, and the Quito Process is helping shape a regional approach.

Sustaining this solidarity is vital, including through support to the services, infrastructure and economy of impacted countries. I welcome the engagement of the Inter-American Development Bank, and the World Bank’s decision to extend support to Colombia – and potentially also Ecuador – through its Global Concessional Financing Facility. I urge them to accelerate their contributions. The forthcoming Solidarity Conference convened by the European Union, together with UNHCR and the International Organisation for Migration, will be an opportunity to take stock and commit more.

Second, responses to 'mixed flows' of refugees and migrants continue to generate very divisive debates. Widespread political rhetoric exploits the anxieties prevailing among those excluded from the benefits of globalization, and directs those fears towards refugees and migrants – themselves among the most disenfranchised people on the planet. Pitting exclusion against exclusion is not only cynical and immoral – it rarely offers practical solutions to either. And measures taken or invoked to reduce flows – pushbacks, externalization of asylum processing, policies of deterrence – all erode refugee protection without really addressing the root causes of mixed flows, or the challenges of integration.

These situations are enormously complex – we must recognise that. I saw this last week in Mexico, where impressive examples of refugee integration are coupled with increasing migratory pressures from the region but also from Africa. A range of actions is undoubtedly needed to address these “mixed” flows. Several are included in that region under the MIRPS, a regional framework for protection and solutions which we have promoted; and we will contribute to UN efforts to support initiatives such as a regional development plan for Mexico and northern Central America, currently being discussed. In this context, saving lives and safeguarding the dignity and rights of all those on the move must remain central, together with access to international protection for those with valid claims. There and elsewhere, legal migration pathways would help prevent the abuse of asylum systems as substitutes of migration channels.

We observe these challenges not only in northern Central America and at the southern border of the United States, but also in southern Africa, and south-east Asia. In Europe, public confidence in asylum and migration management has been diminished, and must be restored through fast and fair procedures, good migration management that avoids overloading asylum systems, and investments in integration for those with a right to stay. Cooperation between governments is needed – including on the return of those who do not qualify for international protection or other stay arrangements.

I welcome the recent decisions of four EU States to establish a temporary cooperation mechanism for disembarking those rescued in the Mediterranean, and hope that this will galvanise broader EU engagement and revitalize rescue at sea arrangements. But this must also be matched by a broader ambition – investments in addressing the root causes of refugee flows, and supporting the efforts of refugee-hosting and transit countries. UNHCR continues to evacuate the most vulnerable from Libya – efforts for which Niger and now Rwanda are providing life-saving channels. Hopefully, others will join. We work closely with the International Organisation for Migration in these efforts, as elsewhere. But these operations pose enormous dilemmas, and can only be sustained as part of a comprehensive, responsibility-sharing approach that has the preservation of life, and access to international protection as central imperatives. There, as in several other operations, UNHCR colleagues and our partners are working – let us not forget that – under extremely dangerous conditions.

Third, long-standing and recurring displacement crises continue to persist, in the absence of political solutions. And other major crises are now becoming protracted too. In this context, the compact’s emphasis on inclusion, resilience and development action – pending solutions – is critical. This year marked the fortieth anniversary of the start of the Afghan refugee crisis. Regrettably, peace efforts seem once again to have stalled. I welcome Afghanistan’s decision to apply the comprehensive refugee response model in support of its initiatives to solve displacement, but solutions remain compromised by drought, insecurity and governance failures. Just 15,000 refugees returned home last year. The hospitality displayed by Pakistan and Iran, and their work on refugee inclusion and self-reliance, as well as on legal migration and stay options, are ground-breaking, but must receive more international support while the Afghan crisis continues.

In Somalia, too, while the commitment of the government to reduce forced displacement is evident and commendable, conflict and drought are still inhibiting solutions and driving new displacement. In this context, the regional application of the comprehensive response model by IGAD helps strengthen asylum, access to rights, and refugee inclusion in health, education and national economies.

Governments in the East and Horn of Africa have been in the forefront of the application of the comprehensive refugee response model. Ethiopia, Djibouti, Kenya and Uganda, among others, have made enormous strides with the support of the World Bank’s expertise and financing, bilateral development support and private sector investments. These are already transforming the lives of many refugees, as well as refugee-hosting communities across the region, and proving the validity of the model enshrined in the compact. They are giving concrete meaning to the African Union’s decision to declare 2019 the year of refugees, displaced people and returnees in Africa.

Fourth, the issue of repatriation continues to be the subject of much attention. A question we are increasingly asked is – how to advance solutions, when security in countries of origin remains fragile, and there is no end of hostilities? Can people return to their home countries in the absence of political settlements?

The answer is that returns must be driven by people, not by politics. Across UNHCR’s operations, we have an ongoing dialogue with refugees on return, and on the complex factors that influence their decisions. We work with governments to help create the conditions paving the way for returns. These must be voluntary and sustainable.

Take the example of Syria. Some 200,000 Syrian refugees have returned since 2016, and over three quarters of the almost six million refugees in neighbouring countries say they hope to return one day. We must continue to be guided by their views and decisions, and provide support to those who choose to return to avoid exposing them to further hardship.

Our policy is not to stand back and wait. We work with the Government of Syria to help address barriers to return and support confidence-building measures; hoping of course that recent political advances are consolidated; and that further humanitarian crises – especially in Idlib – can be avoided through concerted action by all parties.

In the meantime, international support to asylum countries must be sustained. Their outstanding generosity, and continuous donor support have helped Syrian refugees contend with long years in exile, even in places like Lebanon where the ratio of refugees to nationals continues to be the highest in the world. The achievements are significant: last year, 1.3 million Syrian refugee children were attending school, and 110,000 work permits were issued in Jordan and Turkey. However, acute poverty and vulnerability are weighing on people’s lives, and on host communities, and inevitably influencing their decisions.

In Myanmar, too, the Government has recognised the right of refugees in Bangladesh to return, and has started an important dialogue with the refugees, to build confidence and enable informed decisions. UNHCR and UNDP are working on social cohesion projects in northern Rakhine State to help pave the way for eventual returns. These are important steps, but need to be accompanied by more visible changes on key issues of refugee concern – freedom of movement, solutions for the internally displaced, clear information on a pathway to citizenship.

A second bilateral initiative to commence repatriation in August did not result in any refugees coming forward. But it sent important messages: the door is open, and voluntariness was respected. My hope is that this can now pave the way for a more strategic approach, in which refugee voices and choices are central. UNHCR stands ready to advise and support. There, and in other places, for example with Burundian refugees in Tanzania, and Nigerian refugees in the Lake Chad region, we are available to facilitate dialogue and solutions through tripartite approaches which include UNHCR.

Fifth, and closely linked to my previous point, we need to seize opportunities to accelerate solutions. Conflicts moving towards peace are rare, but when there is a chance, we have to pursue it. In this respect, we are closely following events in Sudan and South Sudan. The political transition in Sudan and the new Government’s commitment to a peace process have important implications for hundreds of thousands of Sudanese refugees, and for the internally displaced. The renewed momentum in the South Sudan peace process is also encouraging. Spontaneous refugee returns to South Sudan have already surpassed 200,000, and IDP returns are also under way.

Over the last two years, UNHCR and IGAD have been promoting the inclusion of refugees and internally displaced people in the South Sudan peace process. I hope that these recent developments will pave the way to a definitive end of the cycle of violence and displacement that has blighted the lives of generations of Sudanese and South Sudanese people.

Resettlement is another solution – albeit for very few. While some countries are stepping up their programmes, the overall number of places has plummeted. I am very disappointed by this. Resettlement saves lives and offers stability to refugees who are most vulnerable and at risk. I propose that we use more deliberately our new three-year strategy to intensify resettlement efforts, and expand private sector and community involvement.

The sixth major challenge relates to our engagement with the internally displaced. At the end of 2018, over 41 million people were living in displacement in their own countries. Major IDP operations, in Iraq, Syria, Yemen, the Lake Chad Basin, the Central African Republic, the Democratic Republic of Congo, and Ukraine, remain among our most politically and operationally complex – but all are among our priorities. I wish to flag in particular that together with our partners, we are responding with more resources to the Ethiopian government’s call for support to address recent large-scale internal displacement in the country.

In sum, we are trying to better align our efforts to advance solutions for refugees and IDPs, and to design our operations more effectively, in the context of inter-agency efforts. Our new policy on internal displacement reflects our firm and revitalized commitment. This places particular emphasis on protection leadership, and aligning our interventions with those of our partners.

Mr. Chairman,

A few days ago, at the start of the 74th session of the General Assembly in New York, we heard calls to accelerate our responses to the climate emergency, before it is too late. Greta Thunberg, speaking for the next generations, and António Guterres, speaking as the world’s conscience, were adamant in asking all of us to take action – now.

These calls concern us, too, as we gather here to discuss issues of forced displacement. I have just presented six key displacement-related challenges. The seventh intersects and underpins them all.

Climate-related causes are a growing driver of new internal displacement, surpassing those related to conflict and violence by more than 50%. Climate is often also a pervasive factor in cross-border displacement.

The term “climate refugee” is not based in international law, and does not reflect the more complicated ways in which climate interacts with human mobility. But the image it conveys – of people driven from their homes as an outcome of the climate emergency – has rightly captured public attention.

I am often asked how the UN refugee organization can help respond to this challenge. I wish to take this opportunity to share a few thoughts for your consideration.

For some years, UNHCR has worked to highlight relevant legal frameworks and the protection gaps resulting from cross-border displacement in the context of climate change. We will continue to help steer international discussions and the legal and normative debate in this area, including through engagement with the Platform on Disaster Displacement, and other multilateral fora.

Forced displacement across borders can stem from the interaction between climate change and disasters with conflict and violence – or it can arise from natural or man-made disasters alone. Either situation can trigger international protection needs.

In the first case, these would normally be met through recognition as a refugee under the 1951 Convention or regional refugee frameworks. In the second, temporary protection or stay arrangements, on which UNHCR has expertise, can provide flexible and speedy responses.

Even more specifically, where disaster-related displacement occurs, a strong operational response, guided by protection considerations, is often needed. Here too, UNHCR will continue to work in inter-agency contexts to support governments – building on our strong expertise in emergency responses. The Global Compact on Refugees by the way calls for preparedness measures and evidence-based forecasting, and the inclusion of refugees in disaster risk reduction strategies.

There are other considerations. Climate factors drive people out of their homes – but large-scale refugee movements – whether or not climate-induced – have themselves in turn an environmental impact, and refugees are frequently located in climate hotspots. I am determined to make these considerations more relevant to the way we prepare for and respond to refugee crises.

At UNHCR, we have worked for years to reduce the environmental impact of refugee crises through renewable energy options, reforestation activities, and access to clean fuels and technology for cooking. We have now launched a revitalized energy strategy and are improving our tools to address these challenges. Private sector partners such as the IKEA Foundation have been invaluable in helping us develop new approaches.

And finally like other organizations, we recognise that our own operational footprint has an environmental impact, and are taking action accordingly. We are working, for example, to increase energy efficiency and renewable energy use.

Mr. Chairman,

Work to respond to these challenges is made possible by the strong confidence that UNHCR continues to receive from donor partners. We expect funds available this year to reach an estimated 4.82 billion US dollars. The United States’ contribution has continued to be the most substantial, and has been decisive in many challenging situations, and for this I am very grateful. I wish to thank the European Commission and Germany for their particularly strong support; and Sweden, the United Kingdom, Denmark, Norway and the Netherlands for providing critical, substantive unearmarked funding; and of course all other donors as well.

The gap between requirements and available resources nonetheless continues to grow in absolute terms and will reach around 3.82 billion US dollars this year. Private sector income is projected to increase by 11% over last year’s figure, to 470 million US dollars. We continue to work to diversify our funding base, in the spirit of responsibility-sharing and to ensure a stable platform for our work. Most importantly, our partnership with development organizations is becoming much stronger, and is helping us find ways to target our resources in ways that leverage those bigger programmes.

I am aware that donor generosity must be matched by constant improvements in how we manage the organization. In late 2016, I initiated a reform process to ensure an agile and effective UNHCR, with country operations equipped to pursue context-driven strategies, innovate, and respond to local and regional dynamics, as part of UN Country Teams. This was the rationale for our regionalisation and decentralization process, which is giving greater authority and flexibility to country offices, helping us get closer to refugees, and front-loading support through Regional Bureaux located in their regions.

We are entering the last phase of structural changes, which will involve adjustments to Headquarters Divisions and other entities in line with the new rebalanced authorities.

Of course, transformation is not only about structures and accountabilities, and is not a one-time exercise – it is also about transforming our organisational culture, investing in the quality of work, improving and streamlining systems and processes, and creating space for innovation.

We are working on evidence-based planning, on how we describe impact, and on increasing efficiency, in line with our Grand Bargain commitments and as an active participant, as the Deputy Secretary-General noted, in broader UN reforms. I recently endorsed a Data Transformation Strategy, and the new UNHCR/World Bank Joint Data Centre will be inaugurated this week in Copenhagen by the Secretary-General – a milestone of humanitarian/development cooperation.

We also continue to embed a strong risk management culture across the organisation, and to strengthen systems and tools for preventing and responding to misconduct. This includes sexual exploitation and abuse, and sexual harassment, for which we have implemented a broad range of measures and to which I am personally committed, also as Champion for this issue in the Inter-Agency Standing Committee. There is no place in the organization for perpetrators, and we will keep survivors and victims at the center of our response.

Mr. Chairman,

In 2011, my predecessor, the Secretary-General, convened a ministerial meeting on the 60th anniversary of the 1951 Refugee Convention, and the 50th of the 1961 Convention on the Reduction of Statelessness. It is fair to say that until then, the statelessness mandate had been a rather peripheral aspect of UNHCR’s work. Clearly, you didn’t see it that way. More than 60 states and regional entities came forward with pledges aimed at reducing statelessness, and that groundswell of political will and commitment became the catalyst for the #IBelong campaign, launched in 2014. Spurred on by the energy that had emerged, we decided to fix a time limit – ten years – to bring statelessness to an end.

Now, as we mark the halfway point, it’s time to take stock and renew the commitment that set us on the path towards that bold ambition. This is the aim of the High-Level Segment that will follow in a few moments, as part of this Executive Committee meeting.

When we talk about statelessness, we often find ourselves speaking of laws, documents and other technicalities. These are critical, and are where the hard work has to happen, but when we frame statelessness purely in legal terms, we lose sight of the all-encompassing blight it casts on people’s lives, pushing them to the margins of society, denying them basic rights and a sense of identity. This is an area in which – for relatively little investment – wide-reaching impact is within our reach.

Some of you, last year, were present at an EXCOM side event at which a young woman who had grown up stateless became the citizen of a country for the first time. It was a deeply emotional experience for everyone present – and that moment, more than any speech or list of pledges, captured what it means to finally belong, after years spent living on the margins. She and a number of formerly stateless people are present here today, and I encourage you to talk to them and understand what citizenship has meant to them. Their stories are what will inspire us as we move ahead.

There have been important achievements in the first half of the campaign – tackling gender discrimination in nationality laws, introducing laws to avoid childhood statelessness, and developing procedures to find solutions for people who would otherwise be stateless. Certain protracted situations were finally resolved. Fifteen states acceded to one or both of the Statelessness Conventions. Kyrgyzstan became the first State to formally announce that all known cases of statelessness on its territory had been resolved – an achievement that should inspire others. I look forward to honouring a Kyrgyz champion of this campaign, Azizbek Ashurov, at the Nansen Award ceremony this evening.

I also wish to acknowledge the work of UNICEF, UNFPA, the World Bank, and civil society and academic networks – and especially the Geneva-based ‘Friends’ of the campaign, who have been persistent in their advocacy and support. The regional preparatory meetings have been characterized by energy and commitment. I am pleased to share that we have received 171 pledges ahead of today’s event, which has also galvanised other initiatives that may become concrete pledges later.

At a time when we are asking a lot of you, this is particularly commendable. At UNHCR, we will also step up our efforts even more to achieve the ambitious collective goal of ending statelessness once and for all.

Mr Chairman,

The first Global Refugee Forum will be convened in this building in just over two months. It comes at the end of a turbulent decade, in which people and communities have been uprooted across all regions. Nobody foresaw, ten years ago, the convergence of trends and events that would lead to a doubling in the number of people forcibly displaced, and the prominence that refugee and migrant flows would assume in domestic and international politics. Addressing and resolving forced displacement has rightly emerged as an urgent priority intertwined with other 21st-century global challenges, including climate change.

The big question now is – what are we going to make of the next decade? Will it be one that sees us in retreat – turning our backs on the hard-learned lessons of the twentieth century – or one in which we will have the courage of joining forces in spite of our different perspectives and interests, embracing the challenges and opportunities of international cooperation to address the plight of exile? These are the fundamental questions that the Forum will have to tackle. I hope – of course – that it will respond by clearly showing the second way. I encourage all of you to ensure high-level representation from States, share positive experiences, and make significant and impactful commitments that will greatly improve the future of refugees and host communities.

I believe that in the Global Compact for Refugees, we have grounds for optimism. The momentum is there. We have a powerful tool that was born of a narrative of possibility. The Forum will be the occasion, I hope, to show that we do not shy away from the enormous responsibility placed on all of us – one that stems not only from the refugees and host communities looking to us for action, but also from the opportunity that we have to inspire new generations, and demonstrate, in so many practical, concrete ways, why international cooperation matters, and how it can be made to work.

Thank you.


          

World: Education Above All Foundation, World Bank Partner to Ensure Education for Two Million Out of School Children Around the World

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Source: World Bank, Education Above All
Country: Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Burkina Faso, Cambodia, Cameroon, Chad, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Djibouti, Ecuador, Ethiopia, Haiti, India, Iran (Islamic Republic of), Iraq, Kenya, Lao People's Democratic Republic (the), Lebanon, Liberia, Libya, Malawi, Malaysia, Mali, Mexico, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Niger, Nigeria, Pakistan, Paraguay, Philippines, Rwanda, Senegal, Sierra Leone, South Sudan, Syrian Arab Republic, Thailand, Uganda, United Republic of Tanzania, World, Zambia

WASHINGTON DC, September 20, 2019 - This week, Education Above All Foundation (EAA) and the World Bank announced a ground-breaking partnership to enrol two million out of school children from more than 40 countries by 2025. During a meeting with World Bank President David Malpass, Her Highness Sheikha Moza bint Nasser, Founder and Chairperson of Education Above All Foundation, stressed the importance of this framework agreement.

The agreement commits up to $250 million in funding for developing countries striving to enable access to quality primary education for all of their still out-of-school children. Unlike traditional philanthropic efforts of organizations like EAA who usually fund local non-profits directly, this innovative funding model aims to take lessons learned in the field to scale, through direct support to participating countries with implementation, evaluation, and reporting - enabling accountability and systemic change at the national level.

Out of school children (OOSC) are among the hardest to reach in each country due to the many and often compounding barriers to education including extreme poverty, distance to school, and conflict. This new agreement calls on governments to utilise funds to prioritise out of school children by ensuring their access to quality primary education through results-based financing. The agreement highlights the importance of multi-stakeholder partnerships in supporting developing nations, in providing education for all, and meeting the UN Sustainable Development Goals, particularly SDG 4 (ensuring inclusive and quality education for all and promoting lifelong learning).

"The World Bank is committed to addressing the global learning crisis. The partnership with Education Above All is critically important in this effort. There are still too many out of school children around the globe. Together we will bring these children into school and help them learn and fulfil their potential. Learning for all is a foundation for building strong human capital for every country," said Jaime Saavedra, Global Director for Education at the World Bank.

"Our partnership with Qatar and Education Above All will play an especially important role in the Middle East and North Africa," said Ferid Belhaj, World Bank Vice President for the Middle East and North Africa. "As access to quality education is critical for the region to unlock the huge potential of its large youth population, whose energy and creativity could become a new source of dynamic and inclusive growth."

Through this new funding structure, EAA and The World Bank will support financing opportunities for resource mobilization, education advocacy, and poverty reduction in developing countries across three continents. Proposed targeted countries include Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Burkina Faso, Cambodia, Cameroon, Chad, Democratic Republic of Congo, Djibouti, Ecuador, Ethiopia, Haiti, India, Iran, Iraq, Kenya, Laos, Lebanon, Liberia, Libya, Malawi, Malaysia, Mali, Mexico, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Nepal, Nigeria, Pakistan, Paraguay, Philippines, Rwanda, Senegal, Sierra Leone, South Sudan, Sri Lanka, Syria, Tanzania, Thailand, Uganda, and Zambia.

About Education Above All (EAA) Foundation

The Education Above All (EAA) Foundation is a global education foundation established in 2012 by Her Highness Sheikha Moza bint Nasser. The Foundation envisions bringing hope and real opportunity to the lives of impoverished and marginalized children, youth and women, especially in the developing world and in difficult circumstances such as conflict situations and natural disasters. It believes that education is the single most effective means of reducing poverty, generating economic growth and creating peaceful and just societies, as well as a fundamental right for all children and an essential condition to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). For more information, visit educationaboveall.orghttp://educationaboveall.org/.

About World Bank Group Work on Education

The World Bank Group is the largest financier of education in the developing world. We work on education programs in more than 80 countries and are committed to helping countries reach Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 4, which calls for access to quality education and lifelong learning opportunities for all by 2030. In 2018, we provided about $4.5 billion for education programs, technical assistance, and other projects designed to improve learning and provide everyone with the opportunity to get the education they need to succeed. Our current portfolio of education projects totals $17 billion, highlighting the importance of education for the achievement of our twin goals, ending extreme poverty and boosting shared prosperity.

For more information, please visit: worldbank.org/educationhttp://.worldbank.org/education educationaboveall.orghttp://www.educationaboveall.org


          

World: Global Humanitarian Overview 2019 [EN/AR/ES/FR/ZH]

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Source: UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
Country: Afghanistan, Argentina, Aruba (The Netherlands), Bangladesh, Brazil, Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Curaçao (The Netherlands), Democratic People's Republic of Korea, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, Ethiopia, Guyana, Haiti, Indonesia, Iraq, Jordan, Kenya, Lebanon, Libya, Madagascar, Mali, Mexico, Myanmar, Niger, Nigeria, occupied Palestinian territory, Pakistan, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Rwanda, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Syrian Arab Republic, Trinidad and Tobago, Turkey, Uganda, Ukraine, United Republic of Tanzania, Uruguay, Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of), World, Yemen

Global trends and challenges

More than 1 per cent of people across the planet right now are caught up in major humanitarian crises. The international humanitarian system is more effective than ever at meeting their needs – but global trends including poverty, population growth and climate change are leaving more people than ever vulnerable to the devastating impacts of conflicts and disasters.

Humanitarian needs are increasing despite global economic and development gains. In the past decade, the world has made profound development progress. Between 2008 and 2015, the number of people living in extreme poverty fell from 1.2 billion to 736 million. The world is also richer than ever before: global GDP rose from $63.4 trillion in 2008 to $80.7 trillion in 2017.
But in recent years, more than 120 million people each year have needed urgent humanitarian assistance and protection. There are more crises, affecting more people, and lasting longer today than a decade ago. Most humanitarian crises are not the product of any single factor or event, but of the interaction between natural hazards, armed conflict and human vulnerability.

People’s vulnerability to crises is not just about where they live, but also about how they live.
Poverty, inequality, population growth, urbanization and climate change can erode people’s resilience and make them more susceptible to shocks. Although development gains are being made, progress has been uneven. The rate of extreme poverty remains high in low-income countries and in countries affected by conflict. Crises have disproportionate consequences for the poor: people exposed to natural hazards in the poorest nations are at least seven times more likely to die from them than those in the richest nations.

Fragile and conflict-affected areas are growing faster and urbanizing more rapidly than the rest of the world

In the past five years, the world’s population has grown by 400 million people, from 7.2 billion in 2014 to 7.6 billion in 2017. Although global population growth has slowed compared with previous decades, the rate has been uneven. Today, an estimated 2 billion people live in fragile and conflict affected areas of the word, where they are extremely vulnerable to the impact of conflicts and disasters. This number is projected to increase, as the population in these areas is growing twice as fast as the rest of the world, with an annual growth rate of 2.4 per cent, compared with 1.2 per cent globally. And the urban population in fragile areas grows by 3.4 per cent each year, compared with the world average of 2 per cent. These trends can compound resource scarcity and increase vulnerability to disasters. Urban population density can also amplify the impact of disasters and conflicts. In 2017, when explosive weapons were used in populated areas, 92 per cent of casualties were civilians, compared with 20 per cent in other areas. The populations of countries affected by fragility, conflict and violence are also younger than the global average. Whereas the proportion of the world’s population under 14 years of age has been steadily declining to about 25 per cent today, the average for countries in fragile situations is 40 per cent. As a result, one in every four children in the world is living in a country affected by conflict or disaster, facing threats of violence, hunger and disease. In 2017, more than 75 million children experienced disruptions to their education because of humanitarian crises, threatening not only their present well-being, but their future prospects as well.

More people are being displaced by conflicts

By the end of 2017, war, violence and persecution had uprooted 68.5 million men, women and children around the world – the highest number on record, and nearly 10 million more people than in 2014. Just over 40 million people were internally displaced by violence within their own countries, and 25.4 million refugees and 3.1 million asylum seekers were forced to flee their countries to escape conflict and persecution. The levels of new displacements far outstrip returns or other solutions. In 2017, 5 million people returned to their areas or countries of origin, but 16.2 million people were newly displaced – an average of one person displaced every two seconds, and the highest level of new displacement on record.

The rise in forced displacement is not the result of an increase in conflicts. In fact, after peaking in 2014, the number of political conflicts worldwide decreased by about 10 per cent, from 424 in 2014 to 385 in 2017, although there are still more conflicts compared with a decade ago (328 in 2007). However, during the same period, the proportion of violent and highly violent conflicts, which are more likely to cause human suffering, destruction and displacement, increased from 53 per cent to 58 per cent of all conflicts worldwide.5 The total economic impact of conflict and violence has also increased, from $14.3 trillion in 2014 to $14.8 trillion in 2017.6 The major share of both the human and economic cost of conflicts is borne by developing countries, which host 85 per cent of refugees.


          

World: Humanitarian Funding Update October 2018 - United Nations Coordinated Appeals [EN/AR]

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Source: UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
Country: Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Democratic People's Republic of Korea, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ecuador, Ethiopia, Haiti, Indonesia, Iraq, Libya, Mali, Mauritania, Myanmar, Niger, Nigeria, occupied Palestinian territory, Pakistan, Peru, Philippines, Rwanda, Senegal, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Syrian Arab Republic, Ukraine, Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of), World, Yemen

United Nations-coordinated Appeals

FUNDING REQUIRED $25.20B

FUNDING RECEIVED $11.97B

UNMET REQUIREMENTS $13.23B

COVERAGE 47.5%

PEOPLE IN NEED 135.3 M

PEOPLE TO RECEIVE AID 97.9 M

COUNTRIES AFFECTED 41

Global Humanitarian Funding

FUNDING RECEIVED $17.98B

UN-COORDINATED APPEALS $11.97B

OTHER FUNDING $6.01B

Global Appeal Status

  • At the end of October 2018, 21 Humanitarian Response Plans (HRP) and the Syria Regional Response Plan (3RP) require US$25.20 billion to assist 97.9 million people in urgent need of humanitarian support. The plans are funded at $11.97 billion; this amounts to 47.5 per cent of financial requirements for 2018. Requirements are lower than in September 2018 due to revision of the Ethiopia Humanitarian and Disaster Resilience Plan (HDRP). For the remainder of 2018, humanitarian organizations require another $13.23 billion to meet the needs outlined in these plans.

  • Global requirements are $1.10 billion higher than at this time last year. Overall coverage and the dollar amount were only marginally higher in late October than at the same time in 2017.

  • On 8 October the Government of Ethiopia and humanitarian partners issued a Mid-Year Review of the HDRP. The revised plan reflects changes in the humanitarian context, and requires $1.49 billion for 2018, as opposed to the March 2018 requirement of $1.6 billion to reach some 7.88 million people in need of food or cash relief assistance and 8.49 million people with non-food assistance in the course of the year. Despite the general good performance of this year’s belg (spring) rains, the number of people targeted for relief food and cash support remains largely unchanged due to the significant spike in internal displacement since April 2018.

Security Council Briefings and High Level Missions

  • At a briefing to the Security Council on 23 October, Under-Secretary-General/Emergency Relief Coordinator (USG/ERC) Mark Lowcock called on all stakeholders to do everything possible to avert catastrophe in Yemen. In a follow up note on the humanitarian situation in Yemen of 30 October, the USG/ERC thanked the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, United States, Kuwait, the United Kingdom and all donors for the record amount raised for the humanitarian appeal in 2018 which had meant nearly 8 million people had received assistance across the country; more than 7 million people had received food and more than 420,000 children been treated for malnutrition; clean water, sanitation and basic hygiene support is now available to 7.4 million people and about 8 million men, women, girls and boys had benefited from health services.

  • At a Security Council briefing on the humanitarian situation in Syria on 29 October, the USG/ERC urged the Security Council and key Member States to ensure that the ceasefire holds in Syria's northwestern province of Idlib to prevent a military onslaught and overwhelming humanitarian suffering. He thanked donors for the $1.7 billion contributed so far towards the HRP for Syria, but pointed out that this HRP is currently funded at less than 50 per cent.

  • In her statement to the Security Council on 30 October, Assistant Under-Secretary-General/Deputy Emergency Relief Coordinator (ASG/DERC)
    Ursulla Mueller spoke of the steady decline in humanitarian funding for the Ukraine over the years and mentioned that the HRP for 2018 is funded at only 32 per cent. This is simply not enough to cover food, health care, water, sanitation and other life-saving assistance. ASG/DERC Mueller appealed to donors to increase their support for consolidating gains in anticipation of the fast-approaching winter.

  • During a joint mission to Chad and Nigeria (5-7 October) with UNDP Administrator Achim Steiner, as part of a series of country visits the two will make to advance humanitarian-development collaboration, the USG/ERC called on donors to fulfil pledges and announcements of over $2 million made in Berlin last month at the High Level Conference on the Lake Chad Region (3-4 September). He noted the importance of maintaining humanitarian response in the region as needs were still very high.

  • Following her visit to the Republic of the Philippines from 9 to 11 October, ASG/DERC Mueller announced that OCHA would continue advocating for sustained funding to address humanitarian needs of people displaced by the Marawi conflict while ensuring that support for the transition to longerterm and sustainable recovery is forthcoming.

Upcoming Event

  • The Global Humanitarian Overview 2019 and World Humanitarian Data and Trends will be launched in the course of joint event to take place in the Palais des Nations, Geneva, from 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. on 4 December 2018.

Pooled Funds

  • Between January and the end of October 2018, country-based pooled funds (CBPFs) have received a total of $708 million in contributions from 32 donors (including contributions through the UN Foundation). During the same period, a total of $616 million from the 18 operational funds was allocated towards 1,071 projects with 575 implementing partners. Nearly 40 per cent ($246 million) of the funds were allocated to international NGOs and some 26 per cent (approximately $160 million) to national NGOs. UN agencies received 32 per cent ($202 million) of the allocated funds and Red Cross/Red Crescent organizations received over 1 per cent (some $8 million) of all allocated funds. The largest allocations per sector went to health; food security; water, sanitation and hygiene; nutrition; emergency shelter and NFIs.

  • Between 1 January and 31 October 2018, the Emergency Relief Coordinator approved $477 million in grants from the Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) to support life-saving activities in 45 countries. This includes $297.7 million from the Rapid Response Window and $179.7 million from the Underfunded Emergencies (UFE) Window. A total of $31.6 million in Rapid Response grants was approved in October in response to cholera outbreaks in Zimbabwe, Niger and Nigeria; flooding in Laos; and the population influx from Venezuela to Brazil, Ecuador and Peru; as well as to support Government relief efforts following the earthquake and tsunami in Central Sulawesi, Indonesia. The UFE 2018 second round was completed this month, with $30.6 million approved in September and the remaining $49.4 million of the round’s $80 million released in October to assist people caught up in nine chronic emergencies in Angola, Bangladesh, Burundi, Central African Republic, Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Libya,
    Republic of Congo, Rwanda and Sudan.

Country Updates

  • Funding for humanitarian activities in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt) is at an all-time low. Nearly all agencies requesting financial support through the HRP have received less funding in 2018 than in previous years. This leaves humanitarian partners ill-placed to meet emerging needs or respond to the deterioration of the humanitarian situation in Gaza, where the rise in casualties during the recent demonstrations has stretched Gaza’s overburdened health system.
    Humanitarian agencies appealed in August for $43.8 million to respond to the Gaza crisis, particularly trauma management and emergency health care, in 2018. On 22 September, the Humanitarian Coordinator for the oPt launched an $8.3 million allocation from the oPt Humanitarian Fund to implement critical HRP projects, mainly in Gaza. Stocks of medical supplies are in extremely short supply and depleted to almost half of requirements. Since late October, the Gaza power plant has been providing up to eleven hours of electricity a day. However, around 250 health,
    WASH and essential solid waste facilities continue to rely on UN-procured emergency fuel for running back-up generators. This year’s intensive operations have depleted funds and stocks and the $1 million allocated by the oPt Humanitarian Fund for fuel supplies will only last until the end of November. Further and urgent financial support is therefore required.

  • Conditions in Yemen continued to deteriorate in October, pushing the country to the brink of famine. On 23 October, the USG/ERC warned the Security Council that without urgent action, up to 14 million people – half the population – could face pre-famine conditions in the coming months.
    Assessments are currently under way, with initial results expected in mid-November. The economic crisis is raising the risk of famine. The Yemeni rial has depreciated by nearly 50 per cent over the last year. Commodity prices have soared, as Yemen imports 90 per cent of staple food and nearly all fuel and medicine.

Urgent steps are required to avert immediate catastrophe. First, a cessation of hostilities is needed; this is especially critical in populated areas.
Second, imports of food, fuel and other essentials must be able to enter Yemen without impediment. Roads must remain open so these goods can reach communities across the country. Third, the Yemeni economy must be supported, including by injecting foreign exchange, expediting credit for imports and paying salaries and pensions. Fourth, international funding must increase now to allow humanitarians to meet growing needs for assistance. Finally, all parties must engage with the UN Special Envoy to end the conflict. Yemen remains the largest humanitarian operation in the world, with more than 200 partners working through the Yemen HRP.


          

World: Humanitarian Funding Update September 2018 - United Nations Coordinated Appeals [EN/AR]

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Source: UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
Country: Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Democratic People's Republic of Korea, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ecuador, Ethiopia, Haiti, India, Indonesia, Iraq, Libya, Mali, Mauritania, Myanmar, Niger, Nigeria, occupied Palestinian territory, Pakistan, Peru, Philippines, Rwanda, Senegal, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Syrian Arab Republic, Ukraine, Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of), World, Yemen

FUNDING REQUIRED $25.32B

FUNDING RECEIVED $10.63B

UNMET REQUIREMENTS COVERAGE $14.69B

COVERAGE 42%

PEOPLE IN NEED 133.8M

PEOPLE TO RECEIVE AID 97.4M

COUNTRIES AFFECTED 41

Spotlight on the recent disaster in Central Sulawesi, Indonesia

On Friday 28 September, a 7.4 magnitude earthquake and tsunami struck Central Sulawesi, Indonesia. On 5 October, the Government and country team/regional office issued the Central Sulawesi Earthquake Response Plan to support the six priority areas identified by the Government. Some existing programmes in Sulawesi will be augmented and others entailing WASH, health, camp management and logistics activities will be developed.

The response plan will focus on immediate response over a three-month period. On 2 October and Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs, and Emergency Relief Coordinator Mark Lowcock (USG/ERC) announced an allocation of US$15 million from the Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) to bolster relief assistance for people affected by this emergency

Global appeal status

At the end of September 2018, 21 Humanitarian Response Plans (HRP) and the Syria Regional Response Plan (3RP) require $25.32 billion to assist 97.4 million people in urgent need of humanitarian support. The plans are funded at $10.63 billion; this amounts to 42 per cent of financial requirements for 2018. For the remainder of 2018, humanitarian organizations require another $14.69 billion to meet the needs outlined in these plans.

Global requirements are $1.13 billion higher than at this time last year. Overall coverage and the dollar amount were only marginally higher in late September 2018 than at the same time in 2017.

High-level events The USG/ERC made a strong appeal for HRP funding for South Sudan and Yemen at two high-level events at UN headquarters last month. At an event on 25 September on the crisis in South Sudan during the General Assembly, the USG/ERC asked that donors sustain their generous and large response to the crisis to enable life-saving activities and to encourage a multi-year approach to crisis response with stronger focus on stabilization, resilience and recovery from the conflict. In his statement to the Security Council on Yemen on 21 September, he announced that we may now be approaching a tipping point beyond which it will be impossible to prevent massive loss of life as a result of widespread famine across the country.

Three days later, the Humanitarian Coordinator for Yemen reiterated the call for more funding and more humanitarian partners on the ground to respond to the unprecedented emergency in Yemen.
The UNHCR Commissioner and USG/ERC ended a mission to Afghanistan last month with a call for donors to urgently increase and sustain support for humanitarian response in the country, and to take measures to find durable solutions for millions of people caught up in Afghanistan’s displacement crisis.
On 3-4 September, in a follow-up event to the 2017 Oslo Humanitarian Conference on Nigeria and the Lake Chad Region, Germany, Nigeria, Norway and the UN co-hosted the High-Level Conference on the Lake Chad Region in Berlin. On this occasion, UN Member States, international organizations and civil society actors discussed humanitarian assistance, stabilization and development cooperation in the region. Humanitarian and development announcements made at the conference totalled $2.17 billion and it is estimated that $1.02 billion was for humanitarian assistance in 2018 for Cameroon, Chad, Niger and Nigeria. Of that amount, approximately $875 million (86%), has been made available to recipient organizations.

International financial institutions pledged an additional $467 million in concessional loans.

Concerning pledging conferences this year, according to data reported to FTS by donors and recipient organizations as of 18 September, 95 per cent of pledges have been fulfilled for Yemen, 91 per cent of pledges have been fulfilled for Somalia, and 82 per cent of pledges have been fulfilled for DRC. In each of these countries, many donors have contributed above and beyond their original announcements.
For Syria and the Region, the EU recently published a tracking report on announcements made in Brussels in April which can be accessed here:

www.consilium.europa.eu/media/36437/syria-report-six.pdf Donors are urged to quickly fulfil outstanding pledges made at the conferences and to consider providing additional funding before the end of the year.

Pooled funds

Between 1 January and 30 September 2018, the Emergency Relief Coordinator approved $395 million in grants from the Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF), including $265 million from the Rapid Response Window and $130 million from the Underfunded Emergencies Window, for life-saving activities in 38 countries. A total of $40 million was released in September to assist people affected by underfunded emergencies in Angola, Bangladesh, Burundi, Central African Republic and Rwanda; as well as people affected by flooding in India and Myanmar, and Venezuelan refugees and migrants arriving in Ecuador and Peru.

Country-based pooled funds (CBPFs) have received a total of US$667 million from 31 donors between January and September 2018. During this period, the 18 operational funds have allocated $478 million to 921 projects, implemented by 525 partners. Over 60 per cent of all CBPF allocations were disbursed to NGOs, including 21 per cent ($100.6 million) directly to national NGOs. Another 36 per cent was allocated to UN agencies and a smaller portion to Red Cross/Red Crescent organizations, which have received 1.2 per cent of funding ($5.8 million) for direct project implementation. The first allocation for 2018 of the Yemen Humanitarian Fund (YHF) for $90 million is ongoing and focuses on covering gaps in first-line responses in cluster strategies and providing life-saving support to people in newly accessible and hard-to-reach areas. In Ethiopia, the Humanitarian Coordinator launched a $30 million reserve allocation targeting immediate and life-saving activities in the nutrition, health, WASH, agriculture/livestock, emergency shelter/NFI, education and protection sectors. Finally, reserve allocations were also ongoing in Afghanistan and Myanmar during September.

In Myanmar, an integrated CBPF and CERF allocation strategy ($1 million CBPF reserve and $2.95 million CERF) prioritized projects aligned with the Myanmar Humanitarian Fund (MHF) operating principles and the CERF Life Saving Criteria, aiming at achieving the main objective of addressing critical unmet needs of flood‐affected people across the country, particularly the most vulnerable people.

Country updates

The humanitarian situation in Afghanistan has deteriorated considerably over the past year, primarily due to the drought, but also as a result of worsening violence. Overall, the number of people in need of humanitarian assistance and protection services in Afghanistan has increased dramatically since the beginning of 2018, from 3.3 million people to 5.5 million people. Over half of the needs are generated by conflict and population movement. In the meantime, chronic vulnerabilities such as poverty, food insecurity, and unemployment are also increasing. Afghanistan is experiencing its most severe drought since 2011, with some 20 provinces affected by significantly reduced rainfall from winter snow. Some 2.2 million chronically food insecure people are on the verge of acute food insecurity, with four provinces – Badakhshan, Badghis, Faryab and Herat – likely to pitch into a state of emergency unless they receive comprehensive and sustained humanitarian assistance. Drought-related displacement is growing in volume and geographical scope – now constituting 40 percent (119,000) of the overall number of people displaced in Afghanistan in 2018. It is likely that the Afghan population – some 15 million of whom are dependent on the agriculture sector across these 20 provinces for livelihoods – will take years to recover. Overall, more than 12 million Afghans have been displaced internally or abroad during the last four decades of conflict, natural hazards, disasters and the resulting socio-economic upheaval.

Since 25 August 2017, extreme violence in Rakhine State, Myanmar, has driven over 727,000 Rohingya refugees across the border into Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh. Statelessness imposed over generations has rendered this population seriously vulnerable, even before the severe traumas of this most recent crisis. The vast majority of these refugees now live in congested sites that are ill-equipped to handle the monsoon rains and cyclone seasons – with alarmingly limited options for evacuation. Low levels of funding are seriously hampering the capacity of humanitarian to respond effectively to the scale and scope of the humanitarian needs in the refugee camps, particularly to ensure safe shelter, appropriate educational options, nutritional support, and most critically, the quality of health services available for an extremely vulnerable population. For example, with the health sector only 23 per cent funded, programming for non-communicable diseases, malaria, TB, and HIV/AIDS remains insufficient, and partners are struggling to scale up service provision which is critical for emergencies including obstetric emergencies.

The alarming financial shortfall for humanitarian programmes in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea has had detrimental consequences on the lives of the most vulnerable. More than 40 per cent (10.3 million) of the population remains undernourished. One in five children under-five is stunted with likely irreversible physical and cognitive repercussions. More than 9 million people lack access to essential health services. Pregnant women, young children and people living with diseases, in particular, struggle to access the care they need. Those living in rural areas are most at risk. Recent floods in North and South Hwanghae provinces have affected 280,000 people, killed 76 and displaced over 10,500 people, and chronic underfunding is making it difficult for UN agencies and their partners to respond to needs caused by the natural disasters that frequently hit the country. The 2018 Needs and Priorities plan seeks $111 million to assist 6 million out of 10.3 million people in need of humanitarian assistance.

The prospect of protracted displacement in Iraq is real, warranting a whole-of-system approach to respond to needs and work toward durable solutions. Some 1.9 million Iraqis remain displaced, with insecurity, lack of livelihood opportunities, destroyed housing, and explosive remnants of war contamination among the key barriers to returning. Considerable protection concerns exist, especially for women and children with perceived ties to ISIL. Critical funding gaps are hampering the response, particularly in food security, health, shelter and non-food item sectors, and the WASH sector. Urgent funding priorities include water supply interventions in the south, especially in Basra, which is experiencing water shortages and a gastrointestinal disease outbreak. Child health and nutrition services for up to 180,000 pregnant and lactating mothers, 300,000 children under the age of five and 5,000 newborn babies lack adequate funding.

The level of humanitarian need in Myanmar remains high and is driven by multiple factors including armed conflict, protracted displacement, inter-communal violence, statelessness, segregation, discrimination, food insecurity and vulnerability to natural disasters. More than 720,000 people – mostly stateless Rohingya Muslims – were forced to flee the country in August last year and there remains little tangible progress on addressing the root causes of violence and discrimination against this population. More than 128,000 Muslims confined in camps, some since violence erupted in 2012, have little to no access to essential services. In Kachin and Shan, persistent cycles of displacement due to conflict continue to raise serious protection concerns, with annual flooding exacerbating existing vulnerabilities. In both areas of the country, access remains a critical challenge.

Recent violence in Tripoli has highlighted the fragile situation in Libya. Thousands of people have been displaced, including families staying in schools converted into makeshift IDP shelters. The violence led to a breakdown in basic services, with frequent electricity cuts and compromised access to water. The situation is compounded by liquidity challenges which deepen needs among the most vulnerable. Humanitarian partners are responding to pre-existing and new needs, but the response is undermined by underfunding. With only 24 per cent of financial requirements covered, the ability of partners to provide assistance in life-saving sectors such as water, sanitation and hygiene and protection, as well as education, is limited. Additional funds are required to support a nation-wide measles vaccination campaign, targeting 3 million children against the backdrop of an ongoing outbreak.

South Sudan continues to experience extensive humanitarian needs, including dire levels of food insecurity and malnutrition. In September, 6.1 million people (59% of the population) faced crisis, emergency, or catastrophe levels (IPC Phase 3-5) of food insecurity. This includes 47,000 people in catastrophic conditions (IPC Phase 5). Urgent funding is needed in the coming months to procure and preposition food and other life-saving supplies during the approaching dry season, when these activities are most cost-effective. Food insecurity is expected to decline slightly following the October-December harvest, and rise again in January-March, when 5.2 million people are expected to be in IPC Phases 3-5, including 36,000 in IPC Phase 5. Resources are also needed to scale up preparedness and capacity to respond to Ebola Virus Disease. Though no cases have been reported in South Sudan, there is a risk of cross-border spread.

An agreement on 17 September to establish a demilitarized zone in Idlib, Syria, provided a reprieve for close to three million people placed at risk by a major military escalation in the area, of whom more than two million were already in need of humanitarian assistance. Civilian deaths and injuries due to airstrikes and shelling, as well as displacement and attacks impacting health facilities, were reported in the Idlib area in the weeks prior to the announcement of the agreement. Response and readiness efforts continued in Idlib and other parts of the north-west, drawing to a large extent on cross-border assistance channels from Turkey. Despite significant access challenges, humanitarian assistance continued to be provided across the country, including in areas that had recently come under Government control such as eastern Ghouta, northern rural Homs and much of the south-west. Cross-border assistance to the south-west under the framework of Security Council resolution 2393 remained suspended, but assistance was delivered from Damascus, primarily through the Syrian Arab Red Crescent (SARC). Deployment of an inter-agency convoy from Damascus to Rukban on the Syria-Jordan border became increasingly urgent, with reports of a deterioration of the humanitarian situation in a camp estimated to be hosting up to 45,000 people. The situation in eastern Deir-Ez-Zor, in the east of the country, also deteriorated, with clashes linked to counter-ISIL operations displacing thousands in rural areas with limited humanitarian access and reports of restrictions on the onward movement of displaced people.

Steep economic decline accelerated in Yemen in September, with the Yemeni riyal losing about 30 per cent of its value against the US dollar during the month. Because Yemen imports the vast majority of its food and other basic commodities, this has translated into sharp rises in prices of food, fuel and other essentials – placing these goods increasingly out of reach for millions of Yemenis at a time when famine remains a real threat. In parallel, conflict in Hudaydah has intensified, with about 550,000 people displaced by the violence since 1 June. Aid operations have dramatically expanded, reaching 8 million people with direct assistance across the country every month. Partners have provided rapid response kits to nearly all families recently displaced from Hudaydah, as well as additional assistance based on assessed needs. Generous funding has been key: the 2018 HRP has received US$1.96 billion, or 67 per cent of requirements. Despite these achievements, recent developments threaten to overwhelm the operation’s capacity to respond. Urgent steps are needed to stabilize the economy, keep all ports and main roads open, uphold international humanitarian law, and move towards a political solution. Partners are also seeking full funding for the $3 billion HRP in order to deliver all activities in the plan.


          

World: U.S. Agency for International Development Administrator Mark Green's Remarks at a "Celebrating World Humanitarian Day" Event

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For Immediate Release
Monday, August 20, 2018 Office of Press Relations
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Center for Strategic and International Studies
Washington, DC
August 20, 2018

ADMINISTRATOR GREEN: Good morning, everyone. Thank you, Dan, for that kind introduction and thanks to all of you for being here to help mark this very important occasion.

As we begin, as we call it in Congress, I'd like to start with a point of personal privilege. I'd like to take this opportunity this morning to express our sadness over the death of Kofi Annan. He was a giant who has spent his entire life advocating for peace, and the for the protection of humanitarian workers, something that we'll be talking about today. As he so often said, "People, not states, should be at the center of what we do." His passing makes this World Humanitarian Day even more poignant.

This morning, on behalf of USAID, I hope to convey two important messages to all of you. The first is, as Dan was alluding to, relates to the rapidly-evolving nature of humanitarian relief and assistance.

The second, as we mark this day, is simply our deep, deep admiration and gratitude for the many heroes of our humanitarian work. They, and many of you, are truly extraordinary and heroic.

I have to say that before I joined USAID, I didn't really appreciate the scope and range of what it is that we do in our humanitarian work. You can see it in some of the numbers. In 2017, USAID responded to 53 crises in 51 countries. For only the second time in our agency's history, we had six DART teams, Disaster Assistance Response Teams, deployed simultaneously around the world. The first time that happened was the preceding year.

At this very moment, we have pre-positioned resources and experts in just about every part of the world. We have seven emergency stockpiles in places like Djibouti, South Africa, and Malaysia. We have full-time response staff in 30 countries. We have six regional offices and 11 adviser offices, located with partners like the military's combatant commands.

One of my most vivid memories from my first year as Administrator was, essentially, a crash course in how some of this works. One day, during last year's UN General Assembly meetings, we received word of a terrible earthquake, the second one that had struck Mexico City. One evening that week, I was walking down the street between back-to-back dinners with two different mobile phones: one with the White House, one with the DART team leader.

I was dodging pedestrians, I'm sure looking ridiculous, while the disaster professionals were helping me navigate something much more serious: how to rapidly mobilize an emergency response team to Mexico City to help our neighbors to the South respond to its second earthquake in just a few weeks' time.

The government said to us that they'd welcome the assistance of a highly-specialized type of international search and rescue team, something really hard to find, especially in a hurry. But, thanks to the White House, our talented team here in D.C., our network of first responders, and the DOD, we were able to transport and stand up just such a team in Mexico City before breakfast the next morning. I'm honored to be part of a network, which includes many of you, that can make something like that happen.

But, as we gather to mark World Humanitarian Day this year, we have to acknowledge that natural disaster responses no longer epitomizes today's humanitarian work. We still do that, to be sure, and I think we do it well. But, these days, we face vast other challenges all around the world.

Our humanitarian resources are increasingly being deployed, not for storms and quakes and the like, but for man-made disasters, from conflict-driven displacement to tyranny-driven economic collapse.

Our DARTs are more likely to be deployed for those types of crises, and by far, most of our humanitarian assistance dollars are being allocated for those kinds of needs. There's the ongoing tragedy in Syria, a horrific conflict in its seventh year and one of the most complex crises of our time. Over 13 million people, more than 80 percent of the current population, need humanitarian assistance. There's the ongoing struggle in Afghanistan, where 3.3 million people need humanitarian assistance. A recent upturn in violence has claimed 1,700 civilian lives this year alone.

A dozen or so years ago, I travelled to Afghanistan as a congressman. And, in those days, our presence was measured by the tens of thousands of military boots on the ground. These days, we still have some troops there, but our boots on the ground are increasingly humanitarian and development workers, some of whom have been back to work in Afghanistan two, three, and even four times.

Nine hundred aid workers have been killed in Afghanistan in the last decade.

There's South Sudan, the most dangerous place of all for humanitarian workers. Seven million people in South Sudan, including 1 million living on the brink of famine, depend on international assistance just to survive.

Then there are the man-made crises far closer to home. One of the most underreported catastrophes in the world today is what's happening in and around Venezuela. More than 2.3 million Venezuelans have already fled. It's the largest single mass exodus in the history of the Western Hemisphere. And it's ongoing. I saw this first hand when I visited Cucuta, in Colombia, and the Bolivar Bridge last month. Five thousand new migrants enter Colombia each and every day. They're desperately seeking food and emergency medical care. They're seeking survival.

This isn't merely Colombia's challenge. Venezuelans are fleeing to places like Brazil and Ecuador, as we read over the weekend, and northward to the Caribbean. The list of man-made, conflict-caused, and regime-driven humanitarian crises goes on and on. After all, there are roughly 70,000,000 displaced people in the world today.

Since humanitarian needs and crises are changing, we're doing our best our to change and to respond to them, with the best tools and ideas that we can find. We're applying lessons learned over and over again. And we're fostering innovation.

This past February, USAID and our British cousins, DFID, joined in launching the first-ever Humanitarian Grand Challenge. The Grand Challenge mechanism is a way for the world's best thinkers, from organizations large and small, for-profit and non-profit, business, academia, to offer new ideas in helping (inaudible) relief to the most vulnerable, hardest to reach communities in the world.

It's a chance for us to identify and invest in the best and the brightest. We've already received 615 applications from 86 different countries, including a third from women and nearly half from lower and middle income countries. We're excited to see and mobilize the results, and they're due out this fall.

Given how much of our humanitarian response is in conflict zones and fragile states, we're paying more attention than ever to the obstacles and challenges that factions, gangs, militias, and corrupt officials are throwing at relief teams. Case in point. In April of this year, a leading humanitarian agency reported that it had encountered no fewer than 70 checkpoints on the 300-mile trip from Aden to Sanaa, in Yemen. I'm sure those were just helpful citizens offering directions along the way.

But it's the kind of situation that caused us to launch the Strengthening Field Level Capacity on Humanitarian Access and Negotiations program last August.

It's aimed at helping relief team members better understand practical negotiation techniques and safe, effective field-level decision making.

Because there is nothing more important to us, nothing more important to me, than the safety and security of our humanitarian network, that's the area that we're especially focusing on. We must stay ahead of threats and potential threats. So we're supporting organizations dedicated to improving security standards and training for NGO staff. We're modifying our policy so that security, costs for equipment, staff, training and site enhancements can be more easily built into your contracts and grant budgets.

We're investing in new tools to help us map and minimize risk to operations at the most basic level, the level of, for example, moving food from a plane to a truck, to a warehouse and distribution center. But, let's face it: we can take every possible step to minimize risk. We can't make it go away.

And many of you here know that all too well. One of the most inspiring and humbling parts of my job is getting to meet the heroes who know the risks but carry on just because they care.

I saw firsthand, when I visited IDP camps just outside of Raqqa. I heard stories of challenges that humanitarian heroes face each day, as they strive to bring water and food and medical care to those who've been victimized by the years of conflict. With Assad's regime still holding sway in parts of the country, there's no real, legitimate government partner with whom to work. And their path is riddled with unexploded ordinance, which is going off at the rate of, roughly, three dozen per day.

The shelters they sleep in at night shake with the dropping of bombs each and every day. And yet, somehow, because of their commitment to others, they wake up the next morning and they do it all over again. These are the heroes that we hold high this World Humanitarian Day.

People like Iraq's Salam Muhammad. When Anbar and Kirkuk were liberated from ISIS at the end of last year, humanitarians were the first ones on the ground, providing food, water, and medical care. Iraq staff with the U.S.-funded NGO spend their days clearing mines and educating their neighbors about the dangers the ordinance poses.

Salam decided to joint this particular NGO after witnessing several tragedies that left some of his relatives and friends injured, or killed. He was one of the NGO's first recruits in Iraq. Every day is challenging for the de-miners; any accident can be fatal. But Salam and his staff love their jobs and show up for work every day filled with passion because they know what they're doing matters.

There's Jay Nash, a regional adviser who has lived and worked for USAID in the Democratic Republic of the Congo for the past 20 years. The DRC is, as you know, no stranger to aid worker attacks, with 210 people being killed, wounded, or kidnapped since 2000.

In 1999, while visiting a university in the DRC, Jay was ambushed by a mob of students who thought he was a spy for neighboring Rwanda. The mob torched the U.S. embassy vehicle he had been driving, but Jay escaped after a group of brave students made a ring around him, guarding him until they were able to duck him into the girls' dormitory.

Sitting in that dorm, trapped for hours with a mob threatening to break down the doors, Jay said he had one thought: he thought of the children with disabilities that he was helping in his free time. DRC has a higher than average rate of disability. And he thought to himself, if he died in that girls' dorm, who would take care of those kids?

After eight hours, he made a run for it, and he didn't look back. Not only did he stay in DRC working for USAID, in 2001, he started his own NGO called StandProud. It provides treatment and equipment to young people with disabilities, helping them gain dignity, mobility, and independence.

There's Fareed Noori, one of the victims of last month's attack on a government building in Jalalabad, Afghanistan. The blast killed 15 people. Fareed had been working in Afghanistan since 2010 for a USAID partner the International Rescue Committee, as a water, sanitation, and hygiene engineer. As his colleagues noted, whenever there was an emergency, Fareed was the first in the field to help with whatever was needed.

Fareed was in an emergency meeting at the time of the attack. He was killed doing the work of helping others, to which he had committed his life. Fareed leaves behind four children, two girls, two boys, all under the age of 9.

Another victim of that attack was Bakhtawara; it's a pseudonym, a bright and impressive 22-year-old woman. She was working for the International Organization for Migration, another USAID partner. She had married very early and had a child by the age of 16. But, despite being a young mother in a conservative community, she fought for her education and learned English. After school, she knew she wanted to help people. She convinced her family to let her, not just get job, but get a career as a humanitarian.

When her husband was killed in a bombing three years ago, she continued working as a 19-year-old single mother. Her job took her to the very government offices that were often targeted by insurgents. On the day she was killed, she was attending one of the meetings that she had hoped would help her find better ways to deliver aid to people in need. The building was bombed and then overrun with gunfire. She died doing what she focused her life on, helping people build a brighter future.

Extremist insurgents in Afghanistan like to target these workers. There's a special place in hell...

There's the story of the seven aid workers killed in South Sudan in March of this year. They were killed when their car was ambushed along the 185-mile route of the badly rutted roads in South Sudan's remote east. Their vehicle had been labeled as belonging to an NGO right down to the license plates. It didn't matter. Six of the seven worked for a small Sudanese NGO called the Grass Roots Empowerment and Development Organization, GREDO, which is supported by USAID and worked to promote sustainable development at the grassroots level.

Three of the victims were helping to build a youth center. Two taught English. One was also a driver and the father of a newborn. Three were new recruits. Humanitarian heroes, one and all. And there were thousands of others. And I stand in awe of what they do.

Final thoughts. Why do they do it? What causes them to go out and take these risks? I learned the answer, and (inaudible), when I visited Bangladesh and Burma with Secretary Pompeo earlier this year. In Bangladesh, I went to a Cox's Bazaar, and I saw the hundreds of thousands of Rohingya who are barely surviving in that camp.

They are vulnerable to monsoons and cyclones and without the humanitarian workers, life would be very different. It's bad enough already.

And then I went to Burma, and I travelled to an IDP camp near Sittwe. And what I saw there was the most disturbing thing I have ever seen in development. I saw young families trapped. I saw young families unable to go to school and completely dependent upon the emergency food assistance that we provide.

So, those workers take the risks because they are all that is standing between an even worse catastrophe and death in these young people, these victims. Today we celebrate them. Thank you.

MODERATOR: Thank you. (inaudible) I'm also the director of the Humanitarian Agenda, as Dan mentioned, which is what this event is a part of, it's a new partnership as as we have this conversation. Firstly, I want to ask you -- well, one, congratulations; it's been about a year now since you've been appointed, and you've been back one year? So, happy anniversary.

ADMINISTRATOR GREEN: Pretty close. Thank you -- ask my staff.

MODERATOR: (inaudible) We're all very happy that you were chosen to be in this position because, as Dan alluded to, your deep background in international developments. One of the things that you said a lot in this position is talking about, "The purpose of foreign aid is to end the need for its existence." It's one of your key messages that we hear time and time again. So, I want you to elaborate on sort of how that squares with humanitarian assistance. Right? There's a big difference of international developments for, you know, economic growth and being self-reliant. But humanitarian assistance is so often, as you mentioned, driven by tyranny and regimes, and it's about saving lives. So, how do you marry those two?

ADMINISTRATOR GREEN: Well, first off you're right. What I've said since the day that I was first announced is that the purpose of our foreign assistance must be ending its need to exist. And what I mean by that is, we should look every day at ways of helping people take on their own challenges. Not because we want to do less or walk away, but because we believe in human dignity, and we believe in the innate desire of everyone -- every individual, every family, every community, every country -- to want to craft their own bright future.

In the area of humanitarian assistance, what I always say is, look, we will always stand with people when crisis strikes because that is who we are, that is in the American DNA. But at the same time we'll also look for ways to foster resilience so that we can help countries and communities withstand future shocks. And we've seen promising results in places like Ethiopia. You mentioned on the food security front, Ethiopia's a country that's had six consecutive years of drought and yet not falling into full famine. And that obviously is about much more than the work we're doing, but I think we're making a difference in helping Ethiopians build their ability to withstand consecutive years of drought.

So, I see the two as fitting very well together, and the other piece to it is, on the humanitarian front, again, we have natural disasters and man-made disasters. The man-made disasters are coming at us fast and furious. It's also about preventing the next generation of crisis and conflict. I'm often asked what it is that keeps me up at night, and what keeps me up at night are our children being born in camps, and growing up in camps, and getting educated in camps. And when, God willing, the walls come down and the gate opens up, the question is, are those young people going to be prepared to take on the challenges of the world? Are they connected to the communities around them?

And so with the humanitarian work that we do in many of these places, it's really aimed towards the future. And so I think it fits in well; it's a longer term of view, but I see them -- really is all going in the same direction.

MODERATOR: I'm actually headed out to Nigeria in a few weeks and doing some research looking at Feed the Future portfolio there, but really looking at the nexus between that humanitarian and development assistance, you know, how that would work in an unstable environment. So, I'm anxious to see what I learn from that as well. You know, the Trump administration has called for reduction, of course, of U.S. foreign assistance, but, regardless of that, the U.S. continues to be -- and dominate as the largest donor worldwide.

When you're talking to your colleagues in this administration, what is it that you talk about in terms of why it's so important for us to sustain this leadership? I mean, I could throw out numbers and I'll do a little bit.

In 2018, the U.S. pledged 29 billion foreign assistance. Five billion of that was dedicated to humanitarian assistance. I was looking this morning at how that compares to others, and, I mean, the UK -we're event twice what they do. So, you know, we're such a leader in this space. Why is that so important? Why should we dedicate American tax dollars or more importantly to cleaning up other people's wars?

ADMINISTRATOR GREEN: Well, first off, you're correct; we're far and away the world's humanitarian leader, and, quite frankly, two or three or four of them together don't really add up to what we're doing. We need other countries to do more because, with those challenges that I laid out, those man-made challenges, I don't see an end in sight, quite frankly, in any of them. So, these are open-ended challenges, and while we are proud to be the world's leader, we need others to step up to the plate. I will tell you, what I worry about is, because these man-made disasters, man-made, often regime-driven disasters, because they are open-ended, there's a real risk that it will begin to take up so much of our budget that it threatens our ability to do some of the development investments that we all want to do, including quite frankly, some of the resilience work that we want to do.

So, we do need others to step up to the plate. But in terms of, you know, what I say to the rest of the administration, it's not a hard cell, you know, pushing them to open a door. The administration is very supportive of our humanitarian work; we continue to be the world's leader; that's not going to change. And I think it's really -- the arguments for it fall on a number of different fronts. Number one, this is an expression of American values. This is who we are and always have been. It is a projection of the American spirit, in my view. So, I think that is very much alive and well in the American psyche, in the American DNA.

But secondly, it's in our interest. Just take for a moment the assistance that we're providing to Colombians, supporting Venezuelans who have fled the border, doing the same thing in some other countries. There is great American self-interest in supporting the ability of these communities to withstand this migration, to help afford some of those costs, because the instability that results from not being able to provide support, I think, is an issue, is a diplomatic issue, is a national security issue. And, as you heard me mention, I think particularly what is happening in the Western Hemisphere is completely underreported.

When I was at the Summit of the Americas, I heard from a number of countries, including Caribbean states, that they were starting to feel the presence of Venezuelans fleeing. And while they're all supportive of their neighbors, clearly it's not without a cost. But the same thing is true in many other parts of the world. So, the investments that we make on the humanitarian front are oftentimes in our self-interest. I look at the work that we're doing on the humanitarian front with an eye towards providing a lifeline so that those who've been displaced in parts of the Middle East can return. That's in our interest. That's a stated foreign policy priority. So, you know, yes, there is certainly -- I think the morality that we -- the expression of values that we've always supported. But I also believe it's in our interest and our national security interest.

MODERATOR: And thank you for reminding us in your speech about humanitarian heroes and what World Humanitarian Day is about. You talked about the unfortunate situation that in today's crises a lot of the time aid workers are targeted specifically. So, I want to ask you whether you feel like there's an erosion of international humanitarian law over, you know, that you talked about the evolution of humanitarian assistance. And so as the world gets more and more disorderly, we see more and more protracted conflicts. Do you feel that both governments and non-state actors alike are violating this law, and is there anything that we can or should be doing more I guess, particularly from the donor or U.S. government perspective, to hold them more accountable?

ADMINISTRATOR GREEN: Well, first off, we in the U.S. demand adherence to international law, international humanitarian law. So, we demand that unfettered access is provided, for example, in Rakhine, in Northern Rakhine in Burma. So, that's always been important for us. But if you're asking whether some non-state actors like ISIS are breaking international law, yeah. Having been to both Raqqa and Northern Iraq, what has been done there by ISIS is truly evil. There is simply no other word to describe what they've done: the desecration of graves, the desecration of churches, the disappearances of Yazidis. It's staggering and truly evil. Of course they are breaking every standard that we all know.

Yes, it is a challenge to international law; one of the best ways that we can respond is to say that, and to say it often, and to keep coming back to it. Because I do think the American opinion matters. And to say all across the political spectrum here in this country that we stand united and demand adherence to those standards and that what is happening is unacceptable.

MODERATOR: You brought up demanding unfettered access. I want to let our audience know that the Humanitarian Agenda will be going to the capitol this fall, and we're focusing specifically on the issue of humanitarian access. You brought up, of course, in Yemen, that's 70 choke hold points that David Miliband also talked about when he was here in Yemen -- in April on Yemen. I also want to say we're publishing a policy piece on Yemen here at CSIS that will come out this week.

I have many more questions, but I think we'll turn to the audience, so that we can engage them as well. So, if you have a question, please raise your hand. We will take it in rounds of threes, so announce yourself and where you're from. Please keep it concise, and at the end of it, there should be a question mark. So, who has a question? Yes, sir, right over here. Thanks, gentlemen.

QUESTION: I'll ask a real fast question, my name is Rob, I work for USAID, thank you, sir. My question is about the environment, I'm just back from the Congo, where Ebola is happening and I was just in Madagascar where there was a plague outbreak. A lot of the disasters you talked about have an environmental component, and we're doing some in the United States, but some people think we really need to do more, and that's a little bit against maybe some people in the administration, so I would love for you to talk about your thoughts about that.

MODERATOR: Great question. More? Let's do Julie Howard right there.

QUESTION: Thank you. Mr. Administrator, thank you for your comments. Could you comment on the recent story in the Washington Post about the potential pullback of $3 billion in foreign assistance funds and how that may affect our ability to respond to humanitarian as well as the resilience opportunities you described?

MODERATOR: And, Julie, will you introduce yourself for those that don't know you?

QUESTION: Sorry?

MODERATOR: Would you introduce yourself?

QUESTION: Oh, yes, okay. So, I'm a non-resident senior adviser here at CSIS, thank you.

MODERATOR: Julie and I are also going to be travel partners when I go to Nigeria. It's actually Julie that is leading that study. Let's take one more question right back here. Yes, thank you.

QUESTION: Hi, my name's (inaudible) a reporter from Voice of America. There are a number of humanitarian assistance and also food aid to North Korea spended by the United States Government. What are the key principles that all the United States Government providing assistance to North Korea and under which scenario can assistance to North Korea be resumed?

MODERATOR: Thank you.

ADMINISTRATOR GREEN: Sure.

MODERATOR: Easy questions, right?

ADMINISTRATOR GREEN: On North Korea, simply put, there have been no discussions that I'm aware of regarding assistance into North Korea. I certainly haven't been part of any such discussions.

Secondly, on the pullback, while we haven't received official notification of anything, I've heard of nothing that would change our status as the world's leader in humanitarian assistance. I haven't seen anything. Third, on -- first off, it's interesting that you visited Ebola country and you talked about conservation, because their linked, obviously.

I think that's one of the reasons we've seen the outbreak of Ebola in other formerly, entirely rare diseases in some of the areas where we've seen deforestation and such. What we're trying to do at USAID, many of you are aware, we're developing metrics that are aimed at helping us to better understand a country's capacity and commitment in a number of sectors, and conservation's one of them.

So, we're looking at things like biodiversity and how resources are managed, because we think it's important, and it's something that we hope to be able to incentivize in the future and have conversations around. I have a personal interest in the conservation front and as you know, we recently made some announcements regarding assistance to Colombia and helping them in their natural resource management. So, I think it's an important area that shouldn't be divorced from the rest of development.

We think it is one of those key areas that needs to be assessed and looked at as we help countries, in what we call, as you know, probably ad nauseam as I talk about the journey to self-reliance. One of those areas is, in fact, conservation, biodiversity, and the capacity to manage resources.

MODERATOR: Let's take another round of questions. Raise your hand high. Joel?

QUESTION: Joel (inaudible) from Norwegian Refugee Council, thank you Administrator Green for your excellent remarks. I'm afraid I have to follow up on the rescission question. We're not going to let you off so easily.

What's been reported is that there's going to be a cut of a billion to UN peacekeeping operations, and that has the potential to not only disrupt work in South Sudan and Somalia and the Congo, but it also has the potential to disrupt, through further chaos in refugee flows, neighboring countries that we care about that are our allies, such as Ethiopia, Uganda, Rwanda, and so on.

I guess -- the argument is that, even if USAID itself doesn't lose funding or doesn't lose out through the rescission, the work will lose out, I feel, if this really goes ahead. So, if you could just offer more thought on -- I mean, you said you're pushing on an open door when it comes to international work, and, honestly, it's not always obvious to see that from the outside. Thank you.

MODERATOR: Thanks, Joel. Let's do these two right here in the front, Haley, yep.

QUESTION: Thank you. Hi, good morning. Nicole (inaudible), I'm a senior associate here at CSIS. Thank you, Administrator Green, for your great comments. You mentioned briefly -- you touched on young people and so, given the disproportionate (inaudible) of people in these countries and how often humanitarian crises can disproportionately affect children and young people, can you talk a little bit more about some of the focus that you're keeping in these initiatives and on the work that you're doing to remedy the situation for youth? Thanks.

MODERATOR: Great, and I think there was a question right behind you if there still is, yeah.

QUESTION: Hello, my name is Jessica (inaudible), and I'm a Jeane Kirkpatrick Fellow at the American Enterprise Institute. You mention in your remarks about the man-made nature of a lot of the ongoing conflicts, and I was wondering if you could speak to USAID's role not only in providing humanitarian response in that context, but also the active role that the agency is taking in countering and preventing ongoing violent extremism.

MODERATOR: Great question.

ADMINISTRATOR GREEN: That's a great question. Joel, on the budget front, I really don't have much more that I can provide. Part of it is I'm not attempting to duck, I just literally don't have more, I'd refer you to OMB quite frankly. But again, you know, they is simply looking at the numbers of the last year and what we're doing on the humanitarian front. There is simply no argument that we have backed away from our role as the world's leading humanitarian assistant. Just objectively, we are far and away the largest humanitarian donor.

We're the largest humanitarian donor in Syria; we're the largest humanitarian donor in conflict after conflict. I do think it is fair for all of us to talk about how it is that these resource needs can be met in the future. I don't mean just the immediate future, but the open-ended nature of these conflicts and this instability and this displacement is staggering.

It is what worries me, because these conflicts that we're seeing -- South Sudan; Yemen -- you and I have talked about Yemen a great deal in recent months. It's open-ended, and I do worry about that. I do worry about our ability to meet resource needs and, you know, the world meeting these resource needs. They're significant.

On the question of young people, particularly in displaced settings, we are looking at a number of ways of accelerating crisis situation education, conflict community education. We've received generous support from Congress, along with generous directives from Congress, in the area of education. What we've been trying to do, and Congresswoman Lowey has long been a great leader on this front, is to try to make sure that we are able to prioritize these crisis needs, and I do think that it's a crisis. It does worry me a great deal.

So, we're looking at some of the use of innovative technologies to see if that can help us in these settings, but it is a very focus and as we develop our basic education strategy going forward, I think you'll see a particular focus on those areas, because it is, as you suggest, very important for the future.

In terms of preventing violent extremism, we have, as you know, an important role under the National Security Strategy. We are investing in trying to identify the drivers of violent extremism.

One of my strong beliefs that comes, actually, from my time at International Republican Institute is that we shouldn't jump to conclusions and try to draw global assumptions and lessons. Instead, we need to look at local drivers. Experience shows us that it's often local drivers, community drivers that become flashpoints for extremism. And so, we're certainly investing research there, and some of the preventative tools that are there; from my days as an Ambassador in Tanzania, I often point out that after the terrible bombing, embassy bombing, the work that we did with our Tanzanian partners in the wake of that, to take on some of the drivers of poverty and despair, I believe was an important down payment for preventing violent extremism. So, I'm a big believer in tackling those drivers and tackling that which can lead to despair. So, that will always be a key part of our work.

MODERATOR: Mr. Green, at Davos this year, you talked about the importance of tapping into the creativity of the private sector, and how innovative financing mechanisms and other innovative technologies can really create better development outcomes. In your speech today, you talked about the Humanitarian Grand Challenges. Are there any specific companies or partnerships or technologies that you're most excited about right now. The things that you see that are happening in the field, you've been in in this career -- I mean, you've had a career for decades that are all related to development --

ADMINISTRATOR GREEN: Don't say decades.

MODERATOR: Okay, sorry -- you're very young. The last year that you've been an administrator, what are the -- what are the cool, new technologies that we should know about, that are out there, that the mainstream audience has no idea how we're delivering (inaudible) humanitarian assistance?

ADMINISTRATOR GREEN: Yeah, I mean, to be honest, there are countless. During global innovation we -- which we had last fall, whenever it was, and I had a chance to walk through the marketplace at the Ronald Reagan Building, and take a look at some of the innovations. Everything from lunchbox-size solar batteries allowing us to power work in refugee and displaced persons camps to some of the weather forecasting stations that are created with 3D printers. You go through there and it's extraordinary. And it fills you with great hope for our ability to reach out and touch more people in more settings than ever before. In the area of financing -- we announced in India last fall, the world's first Development Impact Bond for maternal and child health, and the largest development impact bond of its kind. So, what we did through that is to set outcomes that we needed to see in order to repay the investment, but in terms of the means, we turn the private sector loose.

And in the follow-up conversations that we had, you can see that our partners, some of whom are based here in D.C., were terribly excited. Because for the first time they didn't have us micro-managing each step along the way, but saying, "Look, these are the outcomes that we need, you go get them." And really tapping into the private sector, nonprofit and for-profit. Also, in the area of displaced communities on World Humanitarian Day, the use of biometrics to establish identification of refugees and IDPs as well as some of the digital technologies for delivering resources -- assistance so that recipients have modest purchasing power in surrounding communities, thereby not only providing assistance, not only holding onto human dignity and allowing them to make some decisions, but also providing a tangible benefit to those host communities which are often placing a disproportionate burden by those who are there. So, it -- it's really using business principles, human nature, and I'd like to say there are new technologies, but my kids will tell me very quickly they're old technologies, just new to someone like me. Tapping into these, I think, creates enormous, enormous hope for reaching into places we haven't before.

MODERATOR: I want to continue on that "hope" trend for a minute. So, you know, when you think about the crises, many of which are located in Syria, Yemen, in South Sudan --

ADMINISTRATOR GREEN: Is that the whole part?

MODERATOR: Now, I know. Well, this is where I'm kind of heading with this. Is there a crisis that you have your eyes on that you do see any reversal in terms of reversal trends, or any progress? Is there a place that you do think we're going to be able to see some positive outcomes in the next -- I should say decade there, because I know it takes time. But is there one that you see not going the wrong direction?

ADMINISTRATOR GREEN: Oh, sure. There are lots of promising stories. I think Ethiopia and Eritrea provide tremendous hope. One of the challenges, again, as an old democracy guy, one of the challenges that I saw was the enabling environment, for civil society and NGOs in a place like Ethiopia, and with the transition to a new government, we're having conversations that we didn't have before, in ways that I think will be very helpful. Also, I think that their willingness to partner with us more and more will help us make some investments in those areas -- in those resilience areas that will not only help Ethiopia and Eritrea, but also, quite frankly, I think will save us money in the long run. So, there are lots of stories like that, I think all around the continent of Africa and elsewhere. But there are -- every hopeful story is replaced by a new challenge. None of these challenges are inevitable, as problems. But they do require us to be innovative. They do require us to be engaged, they do require us to invest up front, and to be innovative in those procuring methods and how we partner. All of those things need to be done if we're going to turn -- either prevent the challenges from becoming crises, or turn problems into solutions.

MODERATOR: Thank you. I lived in Ethiopia for three years, and I have to say it's quite exciting to see the change that's happening there. I'd like to just turn it onto -- are there any more burning questions? No hands are shooting up; let's do one more right here in the front.

QUESTION: Hi, this is Chris (inaudible) with the State Department. Thank you so much for your leadership of USAID and development. I have a question regarding the nexus between humanitarian assistance, you've been mentioning the nexus with conflict development stabilization -- how does humanitarian assistance fit in, or is it just a one piece element that is disassociated from political issues?

MODERATOR: Great, and as you answer that and any other final remarks you'd like to make as well.

ADMINISTRATOR GREEN: Sure. Thank you and again, thanks to all of you. So I think from the National Security Strategy, you see -- also the Stabilization Assistance Review, you see, I think, a clear multi-agency, multi-department approach to many of these challenges. Our relationship with the State Department is as close as it's ever been. I've received nothing but support and affirmation from Secretary Pompeo. We are working, as you know, closely because all of these challenges touch each of us in different ways and we each have different capacities.

You know, I think it's probably never been more clear than in a place like the Burma-Bangladesh crisis. So, you know, when Rohingya in one place their IDPs and when they're in another place, they're refugees, and then of course we all look at that and say, "forget the labels, they're people who we need to help out," and invest in, and so we do. Also, I would say that both State and AID have as close of a working relationship with DoD as we've had in a very long time. As many of you know, we have a couple dozen detailees over at the Pentagon and the Combatant Commands. DoD has made it clear that they don't want to do what we do or State does, and we certainly don't want to do what they do. So, I would think those seamless teams and close communications are helping us. And going back to the budget question, they have to; there's not enough money for duplication. There's not enough money for bureaucracy. We just have to stay in constant communication.

As to (inaudible) final remarks, I really would like to leave off with where my remarks, my opening remarks left off -- or left off. On this World Humanitarian Day, I would ask that we all think of those men and women who are in places in far places in world, in conflict zones, in fragile settings, day after day, delivering emergency medical assistance, food assistance, water and hygiene under the most trying of circumstances, difficult security situations. They do it because they care. They're my heroes. I'm sure they're your heroes. They are patriots. And what a wonderful expression of values and our priorities that with what they're doing each and every day. Thank you.


          

World: UNHCR Mapping of Social Safety Nets for Refugees: Opportunities and Challenges

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Source: UN High Commissioner for Refugees
Country: Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Colombia, Ecuador, Iran (Islamic Republic of), Kenya, Malaysia, Mozambique, Niger, Nigeria, Pakistan, Rwanda, Sudan, Turkey, Uganda, United Republic of Tanzania, Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of), World, Yemen

Purpose

The aim of the mapping of social safety nets (SSN) was to explore the potential for alignment between humanitarian cash assistance and SSN in forced displacement situations. It considered various aspects of SSN, including programme design, targeting and the legal and regulatory framework. The mapping categorised 18 countries based on the opportunities and challenges with including refugees in the national social safety nets.

Rationale

While recognising an increasing trend in inclusion in national systems, refugees in particular rarely enjoy the same rights as citizens. Only in every second UNHCR operation, refugees can choose their place of residence; in less than 50% they access national health care systems; in two third they access the national education systems; and in less than 40% they are allowed to work according to law and policy and in practice. In approximately 10% of UNHCR operations, refugees are included in the national or local development plans. Initiatives related to shock-responsive social protection rarely address conflict and include displaced people.

UNHCR is placing more emphasis on the additional value of cash beyond the monetisation of humanitarian assistance through promoting financial inclusion, social protection and socio-economic development. Implemented as part of the basic needs approach, multi-purpose cash grants, which represent 60% of UNHCR’s cash and link multi-sectoral cash assistance with the provision of essential services and protection, present important opportunities for leveraging social safety nets to include forcibly displaced people.

Key findings

Opportunities

• Growing opportunities for inclusion of displaced people in national social protection systems.

• The mapping found that inclusion can happen in 4 countries; may be possible in 10 countries; and will be challenging in the near future in 4 countries.

• In 6 countries, UNHCR’s cash assistance was to some extent aligned with the government’s in terms of targeting, transfer mechanisms, transfer value and monitoring.

• The interest in funding SSN in forced displacement contexts is growing among external stakeholders, notably as a potential exit strategy from humanitarian assistance and a more efficient means of managing protracted displacement.

• The Global Compact on Refugees and the World Bank IDA 18 Refugee and Host Community SubWindow provide opportunities for enhancing SSN for refugees.

• Refugees are increasingly accessing national services in certain contexts.

Challenges

• The majority of national social safety nets are not accessible to non-nationals. When refugees are granted partial access to SSN, full access is often limited due to restrictive legal frameworks.

• Governments rarely have capacity, tools and processes in place that can adapt to the impacts of mass displacement shocks.

• Complex targeting, across multiple safety nets, coordinated by numerous ministries make data analysis, accountability and coordination challenging.

• Funding of humanitarian and government safety nets often differ in terms of duration, political requirements, objectives and conditions, making alignment challenging.

• Refugees do not always have access to national services.


          

World: FPMA Bulletin #3, 10 April 2018

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Source: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
Country: Afghanistan, Argentina, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Belarus, Benin, Brazil, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Chad, Chile, China, Colombia, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Ethiopia, Georgia, Ghana, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, India, Indonesia, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kyrgyzstan, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mexico, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, Pakistan, Peru, Philippines, Russian Federation, Rwanda, Senegal, Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Eswatini, Tajikistan, Thailand, Togo, Uganda, Ukraine, United Republic of Tanzania, Viet Nam, World, Zambia

KEY MESSAGES

↗ International prices of wheat and maize rose in March for the third consecutive month and averaged more than 10 percent above their levels in December 2017. Prices were mainly supported by concerns over the impact of prolonged dryness in key-growing areas of the United States of America and Argentina, coupled with strong demand. International rice prices remained relatively stable.

↗ In South America, severe dry weather and strong demand underpinned the domestic prices of grains in key exporting country, Argentina, while the price of yellow maize spiked also in Brazil in March.

↗ In East Africa, in the Sudan, the strong upward surge in prices of coarse grains faltered in March but they remained at record or near-record highs, reflecting the removal of the wheat subsidies and the strong depreciation of the local currency.

↗ In Southern Africa, in Madagascar, prices of locally-produced and imported rice declined in February from the record highs reached in January with the harvesting of the minor season paddy crop and following an appreciation of the Malagasy Ariary.


          

World: FPMA Bulletin #2, 9 March 2018

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Source: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
Country: Afghanistan, Argentina, Armenia, Bangladesh, Belarus, Bolivia (Plurinational State of), Brazil, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Chad, Chile, China, Colombia, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Ethiopia, Georgia, Ghana, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, India, Indonesia, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kyrgyzstan, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mexico, Mozambique, Myanmar, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, Pakistan, Peru, Philippines, Russian Federation, Rwanda, Senegal, Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Eswatini, Thailand, Togo, Uganda, Ukraine, United Republic of Tanzania, Uzbekistan, Viet Nam, World, Zambia, Zimbabwe

KEY MESSAGES

↗ International prices of wheat and maize increased further in February, mainly supported by weather-related concerns and currency movements. Export price quotations of rice also continued to strengthen, although the increases were capped by subsiding global demand for Indica supplies.

↗ In East Africa, in the Sudan, prices of the main staples: sorghum, millet and wheat, continued to increase in February and reached record highs, underpinned by the removal of the wheat subsidies and the strong depreciation of the Sudanese Pound.

↗ In Southern Africa, in Madagascar, prices of rice hit record highs at the start of the year, as a result of tight supplies following a sharp drop in the 2017 output to a substantially below-average level and a weaker currency.

↗ In West Africa, prices of coarse grains continued to generally increase in February and reached levels above those a year earlier despite the good harvests gathered in late 2017, due to a strong demand for stock replenishment, coupled with localized production shortfalls and insecurity in some areas.


          

World: FPMA Bulletin #1, 16 February 2018

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Source: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
Country: Afghanistan, Argentina, Armenia, Bangladesh, Belarus, Bolivia (Plurinational State of), Brazil, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Chad, Chile, China, Colombia, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Ethiopia, Georgia, Ghana, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, India, Indonesia, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kyrgyzstan, Malawi, Mali, Mexico, Mozambique, Myanmar, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, Pakistan, Peru, Philippines, Russian Federation, Rwanda, Senegal, Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Eswatini, Thailand, Togo, Uganda, Ukraine, United Republic of Tanzania, Uzbekistan, Viet Nam, World, Zambia, Zimbabwe

Key messages

  • International prices of wheat and maize were generally firmer in January, supported by weather-related concerns and a weaker US dollar. Export price quotations of rice also strengthened mainly buoyed by renewed Asian demand.

  • In East Africa, in the Sudan, prices of the main staples: sorghum, millet and wheat, rose sharply for the third consecutive month in January and reached record highs, underpinned by the removal of wheat subsidies and the strong depreciation of the Sudanese Pound.

  • In West Africa, prices of coarse grains were at relatively high levels in January, despite the good harvests gathered in late 2017, due to strong demand for stock replenishment and insecurity in some areas.


          

World: FPMA Bulletin #11, 11 December 2017

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Source: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
Country: Afghanistan, Argentina, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Belarus, Bolivia (Plurinational State of), Brazil, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Chad, Chile, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Ethiopia, Ghana, Guatemala, Honduras, India, Indonesia, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kyrgyzstan, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mexico, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, Pakistan, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Russian Federation, Rwanda, Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Eswatini, Tajikistan, Thailand, Togo, Uganda, Ukraine, United Republic of Tanzania, Viet Nam, World, Zambia, Zimbabwe

Key messages

↗ International prices of wheat and maize remained relatively stable in November, reflecting good supply conditions, while export quotations of rice strengthened amid increased buying interest and currency movements.

↗ In East Africa, prices of cereals in November continued to decline in most countries with the ongoing 2017 harvests and were at levels around or below those a year earlier with a few exceptions. By contrast, in the Sudan, prices surged and reached record highs in some markets, mainly underpinned by the sharp depreciation of the Sudanese Pound in the parallel market.

↗ In Central America, after the sharp increases recorded in the previous month, prices of white maize eased in November as market flows returned to normal, after disruption caused by severe rains in the previous month. Good domestic availabilities kept prices at levels below those a year earlier.


          

World: Education in Emergencies - ECHO Factsheet

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Source: European Commission's Directorate-General for European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations
Country: Afghanistan, Algeria, Armenia, Bangladesh, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Colombia, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Djibouti, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Ethiopia, Georgia, Greece, Guatemala, Guinea, Haiti, Honduras, India, Iran (Islamic Republic of), Iraq, Jordan, Kenya, Lebanon, Libya, Madagascar, Mali, Mauritania, Mexico, Myanmar, Niger, Nigeria, occupied Palestinian territory, Pakistan, Paraguay, Philippines, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Syrian Arab Republic, Turkey, Uganda, Ukraine, United Republic of Tanzania, Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of), World, Yemen

Key messages

Education is lifesaving. Education is crucial for both the protection and healthy development of girls and boys affected by crises. It can rebuild their lives; restore their sense of normality and safety, and provide them with important life skills. It helps children to be self-sufficient, to be heard, and to have more influence on issues that affect them. It is also one of the best tools to invest in their long-term future, and in the peace, stability and economic growth of their countries.

Education in emergencies actions can help prevent, reduce, mitigate and respond to emergency-related academic, financial, social, institutional, physical and infrastructural barriers to children's education, while ensuring the provision of safe, inclusive and quality education.

In 2017, the EU dedicates 6% of its annual humanitarian aid budget to education in emergencies, one of the most underfunded sectors of humanitarian aid. In 2018, this amount will increase to 8%.

4.7 million girls and boys in 52 countries have benefited from EUfunded education in emergencies actions between 2012 and 2017.


          

World: FPMA Bulletin #10, 10 November 2017

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Source: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
Country: Afghanistan, Argentina, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Belarus, Bolivia (Plurinational State of), Brazil, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Chad, Chile, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Ethiopia, Ghana, Guatemala, Honduras, India, Indonesia, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kyrgyzstan, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mexico, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, Pakistan, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Russian Federation, Rwanda, Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Eswatini, Tajikistan, Thailand, Togo, Uganda, Ukraine, United Republic of Tanzania, Viet Nam, World, Zambia, Zimbabwe

Key messages

  • The benchmark US wheat price declined in October mostly because of higher supply prospects while maize quotations firmed due to rain-induced harvest delays. International rice prices strengthened in October, mainly reflecting seasonally tight Japonica and fragrant supplies.

  • In East and West Africa, cereal prices declined in October with the 2017 ongoing or recently-started harvests. However, concerns over crop outputs and civil insecurity kept prices at high levels in some countries, particularly in Ethiopia, Nigeria and South Sudan.

  • In Central America, heavy rains in October led to unseasonal increases in maize and bean prices. They remained, however, at levels well below those a year earlier as a result of adequate domestic supplies, following the overall good outputs in 2016 and the 2017 first season harvests.


          

World: FPMA Bulletin #9, 10 October 2017

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Source: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
Country: Afghanistan, Argentina, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Belarus, Bolivia (Plurinational State of), Brazil, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Chad, Chile, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Ethiopia, Ghana, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, India, Indonesia, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kyrgyzstan, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mexico, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, Pakistan, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Russian Federation, Rwanda, Senegal, Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Eswatini, Tajikistan, Thailand, Togo, Uganda, Ukraine, United Republic of Tanzania, Uzbekistan, Viet Nam, World, Zambia, Zimbabwe

Key messages

  • International prices of wheat increased in September mostly because of weather-related concerns, while maize quotations fell further on crop harvest pressure. International rice prices remained generally firm, supported by seasonally tight availabilities of fragrant rice and strong demand for higher quality Indica supplies.

  • In East Africa, prices of cereals remained at levels above those of a year earlier in most countries, particularly in Ethiopia reflecting seasonal tightness amid concerns over the impact of the Fall Armyworm infestation on the main harvest and in South Sudan mainly due to the ongoing conflict.

  • In Asia, prices of rice in Bangladesh increased again in September and reached record highs, with seasonal patterns exacerbated by the reduced 2017 main season output and concerns over the impact of the July-August floods on the second season crop, to be harvested from November.


          

Partner Update: Bangladesh

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Here is a short but sweet update from one of our partners in Bangladesh: We are working among 26 groups in different parts of our country. Our teams are focusing to encourage teens and children through ball sports and play. Our God is helping us to impact them. Our Coaches meet with them regularly. We […]
          

Port of Chittagong, Bangladesh to Port of Kolkata, India

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Port of Chittagong, Bangladesh to Port of Kolkata, India
          

ASIA/BANGLADESH - Evangelizzare con il teatro e la musica

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Barisal - “Nel distretto di Barisal, nel centro-sud del Bangladesh, per tradizione culturale la gente ama il canto e la musica. In questa zona circolano diverse opere teatrali di carattere e tema religioso. L'opera teatrale di contenuto biblico oggi è per noi uno strumento importante per annunciare il messaggio cristiano ed è un valido aiuto per l'opera di evangelizzazione”. Lo afferma all'Agenzia Fides padre Anol Terence D'Costa, Segretario della Commissione per la Comunicazioni sociali nella diocesi di Barishal, raccontando di un recente seminario organizzato in loco per sacerdoti, religiosi e soprattutto laici, in cui si è fatto il punto sulle attività di evangelizzazione attraverso le performance teatrali e la musica.
"Abbiamo notato che le persone assistono alle opere teatrali in numero maggiore che alla messa. Pertanto, abbiamo preso l'iniziativa di organizzare meglio questo servizio come forma di opera missionaria", ha spiegato padre Anol. Oggi nella diocesi opere teatrali e musical sulla vita di Gesù , Maria e sulle vite dei Santi sono molto popolari e attraggono molti giovani. Attori e musicisti sono soprattutto volontari laici e questo impegno è stato anche molto apprezzato dai Vescovi bengalesi.
Padre Anol dice: “Abbiamo lanciato un appello per reclutare registi, cantati e attori e ora esiste un comitato che si occupa di creare nuove sceneggiature e opere teatrali".
Ruben Dewri, 32enne cattolico e giovane cantante dice a Fides: “Il canto è nel nostro sangue. Adoriamo cantare e così predichiamo la Parola di Dio con le canzoni. Con il canto il Vangelo può attrarre e raggiungere il cuore delle persone. Fedeli cristiani e non cristiani vengono a godersi il nostro spettacolo".
Come spiega padre Anol, la Commissione per le comunicazioni sociali, in tal modo, "cerca di rispondere alla missione di promuovere la Buona Novella di Cristo attraverso i mezzi di comunicazione sociale; di stimolare, sviluppare e risvegliare la coscienze; di ispirare e formare il personale della Chiesa all'uso dei mezzi di comunicazione".
          

11/7/2019: Times Nation: NRC Fallout

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In what is a clear fallout of the political obsession with the National Register of Citizens (NRC) in Assam and calls to implement similar exercises elsewhere in the country to weed out illegal Bangladeshi migrants, apartment complexes in Bengaluru’s...
          

11/7/2019: Times Sport: AFTER SMOG, RAIN THREAT

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Rajkot: Having lost the first game, India will be aiming hard to make a comeback in the second of three T20 International clashes against Bangladesh at the Saurashtra Cricket Association (SCA) ground on Thursday. With the possibility of Cyclone Maha...
          

11/7/2019: Times Sport: Stop treating every tie as WC audition

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While Mushfiqur Rahim and Bangladesh deserve a lot of credit for their first win in nine attempts against India in T20 Internationals, there are plenty of lessons that the hosts can garner from their second successive loss in this format. Especially...
          

11/7/2019: Times Sport: 6.23

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An unbeaten knock off 58 balls played by Colin Munro for New Zealand here in 2017 to become the first batsman to record two hundreds in T20Is in the same year. He had posted 101 off 54 balls vs Bangladesh at Mount Maunganui on January 6, 2017. He had...
          

11/7/2019: Times Sport: ACTION TODAY

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11/7/2019: Times Sport: ‘Series victory will be a big boost for Bangla cricket’

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Rajkot: Bangladesh are eyeing an opportunity to win a T20 International series against India after having registered their first-ever victory over the hosts in the T20I format on Sunday. “It’s obviously a great opportunity for us as we all are feeling...
          

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Tech ICS Digital and IT Specialists, based in London and Sylhet, Bangladesh. Let us support you. Tech ICS are Digital and IT Specialists based in Sylhet, Bangladesh and London, United Kingdom. We love being innovative and to deliver the best results possible. Our services – Web Development Services, from Static Sites to a more effective Custom Dynamic Website for businesses and institutions. Web Based Application Design and Development. Digital Marketing, covering Search Engine Optimisation. Cloud & Data Server Management Services. Fitting with the right technology requires a balance of realism and vision. At Tech ICS, we capitalise on the diverse technology and commercial expertise held ensuring delivery. Technology has initiated vast improvements for all businesses and social enterprises around the globe. Tech ICS believe we can make a difference to your development. Improving Customer Experience has been a key factor behind businesses & enterprises investing in IT infrastructure. Disruptive Behaviour, market competitiveness is key for us, we will aim to match any fees quoted. Noting it being reasonable. Get in touch. Where you have a specific request, then get in touch with us, and let us generate a service that would work for you. You can read more about us online. We look forward in hearing from you. To contact us please email at info@techics.com. You can speak to one of our IT specialists on 0333 344 7237. Read more on the following https://www.techics.com Tech ICS | Digital and IT Specialists.
          

D/N Test: Chess champ Carlsen, Anand invited to ring Eden bell

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D/N Test: Chess champ Carlsen, Anand invited to ring Eden bell

Kolkata: The Sourav Ganguly-led BCCI, which is organising India’s first ever Day-Night Test at the Eden Gardens from November 22, is keen to get Magnus Carlsen and Viswanathan Anand to ring the bell to signal the start of play at the historic ground when India and Bangladesh face-off in the second Test of the two-match series. …

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100th T20I game for India a moment of pride: Rohit

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100th T20I game for India a moment of pride: Rohit

Rajkot: Stand-in India skipper Rohit Sharma will achieve a rare feat on Thursday when he takes the field in the second T20I of the three-match series against Bangladesh here on Thursday. Rohit will become the only Indian player and second globally to feature in 100 T20I games. Pakistan’s Shoaib Malik (111 T20Is) is the only player …

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The Global Undergraduate Exchange Program (Global UGRAD) to the U.S. Educational system, culture and values. Deadline : 31 December 2019

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The Global Undergraduate Exchange Program (Global UGRAD) to the U.S. Educational system, culture and values. Deadline : 31 December 2019

The Global Undergraduate Exchange Program (Global UGRAD) brings future leaders to the U.S. to experience the U.S. educational system, share their culture, and explore U.S. culture and values.

Application is open November 4th, 2019 through December 31st, 2019.

Global UGRAD is administered by World Learning on behalf of the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs.

The Global Undergraduate Exchange Program is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State with funding provided by the U.S. Government and administered by World Learning.

Since 2008, World Learning has provided this opportunity to over 2,200 Global UGRAD students.  Participants leave the U.S. with the tools to become leaders in their professions and communities. Global UGRAD alumni go on to receive Fulbright grants, obtain prestigious international internships, and work in business and government in their home countries and regions.

Countries: Albania, Algeria, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Belarus, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Cambodia, China, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Egypt, El Salvador, Ethiopia, Georgia, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, India, Indonesia, Israel, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kosovo, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Lebanon, Macedonia, Malaysia, Mauritania, Mauritius, Moldova, Mongolia, Montenegro, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Nepal, Nicaragua, Niger, Oman, Panama, Paraguay, Philippines, Qatar, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Tajikistan, Thailand, Tunisia, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, Uzbekistan, Venezuela, Vietnam, West Bank and Gaza, Zimbabwe

 

 

Program Goals

To promote mutual understanding between people of the United States and other countries.

  • Provide a fulfilling exchange experience to drive academic, cross-cultural, and leadership competencies for students from Global UGRAD countries.
  • Enhance students’ academic knowledge and professional skills needed to pursue long-term academic and career goals.
  • Cultivate students’ comprehensive and nuanced understanding of the U.S.
  • Facilitate opportunities for students to establish social networks with U.S. host institutions and local communities.
  • Empower students to engage constructively in the civic life of their local and global communities.               CLICK HERE TO APPLY

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Full Masters Scholarships offered by Commonwealth (Deadline: 18 December 2019)

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Full Masters Scholarships offered by Commonwealth (Deadline: 18 December 2019)

Commonwealth Shared Scholarships are for candidates from least developed and lower middle income Commonwealth countries, for full-time Master’s study on selected courses, jointly supported by UK universities.

Funded by the UK Department for International Development (DFID), Commonwealth Shared Scholarships enable talented and motivated individuals to gain the knowledge and skills required for sustainable development, and are aimed at those who could not otherwise afford to study in the UK.

These scholarships are offered under six themes:

  1. Science and technology for development
  2. Strengthening health systems and capacity
  3. Promoting global prosperity
  4. Strengthening global peace, security and governance
  5. Strengthening resilience and response to crises
  6. Access, inclusion and opportunity

For more information on other scholarships offered by the CSC, visit the CSC Apply page.

Eligibility
Terms and conditions
Selection Process
How to apply
Enquiries

Eligibility

To apply for these scholarships, you must:

  • Be a citizen of or have been granted refugee status by an eligible Commonwealth country, or be a British Protected Person
  • Be permanently resident in an eligible Commonwealth country
  • Be available to start your academic studies in the UK by the start of the UK academic year in September/October 2020
  • By September 2020, hold a first degree of at least upper second class (2:1) standard, or a second class degree and a relevant postgraduate qualification (usually a Master’s degree). The CSC typically does not fund a second UK Master’s degree. If you are applying for a second UK Master’s degree, you will need to provide justification as to why you wish to undertake this study.
  • Not have studied or worked for one (academic) year or more in a high income country
  • Be unable to afford to study in the UK without this scholarship

The CSC aims to identify talented individuals who have the potential to make change. We are committed to a policy of equal opportunity and non-discrimination, and encourage applications from a diverse range of candidates. For further information on the support available to candidates with a disability, see the CSC disability support statement.

The CSC is committed to administering and managing its scholarships and fellowships in a fair and transparent manner. For further information, see the CSC anti-fraud policy and the DFID guidance on reporting fraud.

Eligible Commonwealth countries

Bangladesh
Cameroon
Eswatini
The Gambia
Ghana
India
Kenya
Kiribati
Lesotho
Malawi
Mozambique
Nigeria
Pakistan
Papua New Guinea
Rwanda
Samoa
Sierra Leone
Solomon Islands
Sri Lanka
Tanzania
Tuvalu
Uganda
Vanuatu
Zambia

Terms and conditions

For full terms and conditions – including further details of the scholarship themes, value of the scholarship, and general conditions – see the Commonwealth Shared Scholarships terms and conditions 2020.

Selection process

Each participating UK University will conduct its own recruitment process to select a specified number of candidates to be awarded Commonwealth Shared Scholarships. Universities must put forward their selected candidates to the CSC in March 2020. The CSC will then confirm that these candidates meet the eligibility criteria for this scheme. Universities will inform candidates of their results by July 2020.

Applications will be considered according to the following selection criteria:

  • Academic merit of the candidate
  • Potential impact of the work on the development of the candidate’s home country

For further details, see the Commonwealth Shared Scholarships 2020 selection criteria.

How to apply

You can apply to study one of the taught Master’s courses offered in the Commonwealth Shared Scholarship scheme. These scholarships do not cover undergraduate courses, PhD study, or any pre-sessional English language teaching, and are usually tenable for one year only. View a full list of eligible courses.

You must also secure admission to your course in addition to applying for a Shared Scholarship. You must check with your chosen university for their specific advice on when to apply, admission requirements, and rules for applying. View a full list of university contact details.

You must make your application using the CSC’s online application system, in addition to any other application that you are required to complete by your chosen university. The CSC will not accept any applications that are not submitted via the online application system.

You can apply for more than one course and/or to more than one university, but you may only accept one offer of a Shared Scholarship.

The CSC particularly welcomes applicants from the following countries:

Eswatini
Kiribati
Lesotho
Malawi
Mozambique
Papua New Guinea
Rwanda
Samoa
Solomon Islands
Tanzania
The Gambia
Tuvalu
Vanuatu

All applications must be submitted by 16.00 (GMT) on 18 December 2019 at the latest.

You are advised to complete and submit your application as soon as possible, as the online application system will be very busy in the days leading up to the application deadline.

Your application must include the following supporting documentation by 16:00 (GMT) on 18 December 2019 in order for your application to be eligible for consideration:

  • Proof of citizenship or refugee status – uploaded to the online application system
  • Full transcripts detailing all your higher education qualifications including to-date transcripts for any qualifications you are currently studying (with certified translations if not in English) – uploaded to the online application system

The CSC’s online application system is now open.

Enquiries

If you have any queries about applying for a Commonwealth Shared Scholarship, you can Contact us. We will not use your email address for any purpose other than responding to your enquiry.

For more information on other scholarships offered by the CSC, visit the CSC Apply page.

 

CLICK HERE TO APPLY

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STUDY IN UK : Full Funded Scholarships from Commonwealth for candidates from least developed and lower middle income, Deadline : 18 December 2019

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STUDY IN UK : Full Funded Scholarships from Commonwealth for candidates from least developed and lower middle income, Deadline : 18 December 2019

Shared Scholarships

Commonwealth Shared Scholarships are for candidates from least developed and lower middle income Commonwealth countries, for full-time Master’s study on selected courses, jointly supported by UK universities.

Funded by the UK Department for International Development (DFID), Commonwealth Shared Scholarships enable talented and motivated individuals to gain the knowledge and skills required for sustainable development, and are aimed at those who could not otherwise afford to study in the UK.

These scholarships are offered under six themes:

  1. Science and technology for development
  2. Strengthening health systems and capacity
  3. Promoting global prosperity
  4. Strengthening global peace, security and governance
  5. Strengthening resilience and response to crises
  6. Access, inclusion and opportunity

For more information on other scholarships offered by the CSC, visit the CSC Apply page.

Eligibility
Terms and conditions
Selection Process
How to apply
Enquiries

Eligibility

To apply for these scholarships, you must:

  • Be a citizen of or have been granted refugee status by an eligible Commonwealth country, or be a British Protected Person
  • Be permanently resident in an eligible Commonwealth country
  • Be available to start your academic studies in the UK by the start of the UK academic year in September/October 2020
  • By September 2020, hold a first degree of at least upper second class (2:1) standard, or a second class degree and a relevant postgraduate qualification (usually a Master’s degree). The CSC typically does not fund a second UK Master’s degree. If you are applying for a second UK Master’s degree, you will need to provide justification as to why you wish to undertake this study.
  • Not have studied or worked for one (academic) year or more in a high income country
  • Be unable to afford to study in the UK without this scholarship

The CSC aims to identify talented individuals who have the potential to make change. We are committed to a policy of equal opportunity and non-discrimination, and encourage applications from a diverse range of candidates. For further information on the support available to candidates with a disability, see the CSC disability support statement.

The CSC is committed to administering and managing its scholarships and fellowships in a fair and transparent manner. For further information, see the CSC anti-fraud policy and the DFID guidance on reporting fraud.

Eligible Commonwealth countries

Bangladesh
Cameroon
Eswatini
The Gambia
Ghana
India
Kenya
Kiribati
Lesotho
Malawi
Mozambique
Nigeria
Pakistan
Papua New Guinea
Rwanda
Samoa
Sierra Leone
Solomon Islands
Sri Lanka
Tanzania
Tuvalu
Uganda
Vanuatu
Zambia

Terms and conditions

For full terms and conditions – including further details of the scholarship themes, value of the scholarship, and general conditions – see the Commonwealth Shared Scholarships terms and conditions 2020.

 

 

Selection process

Each participating UK University will conduct its own recruitment process to select a specified number of candidates to be awarded Commonwealth Shared Scholarships. Universities must put forward their selected candidates to the CSC in March 2020. The CSC will then confirm that these candidates meet the eligibility criteria for this scheme. Universities will inform candidates of their results by July 2020.

Applications will be considered according to the following selection criteria:

  • Academic merit of the candidate
  • Potential impact of the work on the development of the candidate’s home country

For further details, see the Commonwealth Shared Scholarships 2020 selection criteria.

How to apply

You can apply to study one of the taught Master’s courses offered in the Commonwealth Shared Scholarship scheme. These scholarships do not cover undergraduate courses, PhD study, or any pre-sessional English language teaching, and are usually tenable for one year only. View a full list of eligible courses.

You must also secure admission to your course in addition to applying for a Shared Scholarship. You must check with your chosen university for their specific advice on when to apply, admission requirements, and rules for applying. View a full list of university contact details.

You must make your application using the CSC’s online application system, in addition to any other application that you are required to complete by your chosen university. The CSC will not accept any applications that are not submitted via the online application system.

You can apply for more than one course and/or to more than one university, but you may only accept one offer of a Shared Scholarship.

The CSC particularly welcomes applicants from the following countries:

Eswatini
Kiribati
Lesotho
Malawi
Mozambique
Papua New Guinea
Rwanda
Samoa
Solomon Islands
Tanzania
The Gambia
Tuvalu
Vanuatu

All applications must be submitted by 16.00 (GMT) on 18 December 2019 at the latest.

You are advised to complete and submit your application as soon as possible, as the online application system will be very busy in the days leading up to the application deadline.

Your application must include the following supporting documentation by 16:00 (GMT) on 18 December 2019 in order for your application to be eligible for consideration:

  • Proof of citizenship or refugee status – uploaded to the online application system
  • Full transcripts detailing all your higher education qualifications including to-date transcripts for any qualifications you are currently studying (with certified translations if not in English) – uploaded to the online application system

The CSC’s online application system is now open.

Enquiries

If you have any queries about applying for a Commonwealth Shared Scholarship, you can Contact us. We will not use your email address for any purpose other than responding to your enquiry.

CLICK HERE TO APPLY

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Facing Possible Jail Time Over Protest, Bangladeshi Photographer Shahidul Alam Is Still Optimistic About the Power of Art

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Prime Minister Touts ‘Quiet Transformation’ of Bangladesh

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Many see Bangladesh as a “market” of more than 30 million middle- and affluent-class people and a “development miracle." It is quickly moving to a high-value, knowledge-intensive society. Sheikh Hasina, prime minister of Bangladesh, shares the keys to the country's economic growth and illustrates how Bangladesh continues to set a global trends with its open economy.
          

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As more and more businesses go online to market their product and services, TechICS are able to help in creating a digital marketing program which would include how to conduct search engine optimization. There are no quick fixes on optimizing a website and your search engine optimization must be carefully planned, as search engines algorithms will push your website down. Your website is a virtual showroom. Search Engine Optimization (SEO) drives footfall to it, in the form of targeted visitors from Google and other search engines. If you're not doing it right, you're missing out on vital leads, conversions and brand exposure. This is where our team of IT Specialists can help. All our projects begin with a thorough technical SEO audit, generated through a systems report, so that we can evaluate your website and provide you with a digital program. If your site has been impacted by a penalty or a negative SEO attack, we can also help you to identify and fix these issues. Help we can provide you with We can offer to do copywriting, optimization of multimedia, design alteration, site architecture, branding, rebranding, meta-tagging and off-site optimization. Why SEO is needed for a website? Yes, there are ten amazing advantages of SEO: A good structured website with good contents will help in supporting the growth of your business. Once you have optimized your website, this needs to be maintained. We find the following benefits of optimizing your website: 1. It is far more cost effective to optimise your website then use Adwords and PPC. You will have more exposure and continuous traffic to your website. With PPC, you are within a budget and time. 2. Higher brand credibility. Whilst SEO will help, having a good website with contents are important as much as using keywords. 3. Take your business to the next level. 4. Your competitors are most likely spending their time to optimise their website for more traffic. We understand that you may be bombarded with emails, calls and messages with various providers to offer SEO services. At TechICS, we have our own Tech team who can support you and your business within a number of ways and we will always provide you with a long term strategy. There is no quick fix but we will make your website better. Please feel free to speak to one of our Tech Support on 0333 344 7237 or you can email us your details oninfo@techics.com. We look forward working with you. Some useful details Head Office: Tech ICS, Suite 11 City Business Centre Lower Road, London SE16 2XB. Website: www.techics.com Email: info@techics.com Telephone: 0333 344 7237 Fax: 0207 112 8479 Bangladesh Office: Tech ICS, West World, 6th Floor, 712-713, Jallapar Road Zindabazar Sylhet. Bangladesh Mobile: 01762 062 834
          

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Indonesia: improving child nutrition through behaviour change communication

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Indonesia: improving child nutrition through behaviour change communication murtam Thu, 11/07/2019 - 09:27

Recently, I had the opportunity to travel to Indonesia and visit GAIN’s programmes in East Java. In this region, more than 40% of children under 5 suffer from malnutrition, and almost 1 million are stunted. Reducing stunting is one of the main priorities of the Ministry of Health in Indonesia.

A critical element to improve children’s health and reduce child malnutrition is changing behaviours and practices around maternal and infant nutrition. In Indonesia, mothers are generally aware that exclusive breastfeeding for six months is best for their child, and that they should continue to breastfeed for a further eighteen months with complementary foods. But many still prefer feeding their children with infant formula. A contributory factor is that they believe they are not healthy enough to produce enough milk for their baby, and breastfeeding is not always easy: sometimes it is physically challenging and sometimes it is difficult to make it fit into the demands of daily life.

To address these complex issues, in the last few years GAIN has been working in close collaboration with the government of Indonesia and other partners on the Baduta programme. The programme aims to promote breastfeeding, increased dietary diversity of home-made complementary foods, consumption of healthy snacks for infants, and consumption of animal source protein by pregnant women.

Developed in collaboration with the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, the first phase of the programme focused on creating television commercials and interactive games (called “emo-demos”, which stand for “emotional demonstrations”) to make women realise the benefits of exclusive breastfeeding until their child is at least 6 months of age. The second part consisted in airing those commercials on national television and carrying out the emo-demos in the posyandus (community health centres).

The programme showed good results. An independent evaluation led by the University of Sydney demonstrated that children between 6 and 23 months who were part of the intervention group were significantly more likely to have achieved minimum dietary diversity and to have consumed iron-rich foods compared to other children. The programme has already reached more than 250,000 women in both rural and urban communities in East Java.

Mother holding sleeping baby and smiling in Indonesia

The Baduta programme aims to promote breastfeeding, increased dietary diversity of home-made complementary foods, consumption of healthy snacks for infants, and consumption of animal source protein by pregnant women. © GAIN / Nathalie Perroud

This number looks quite impressive to me, considering the available resources and the fact that programme implementation only started in July 2018. I asked my colleague in charge of Baduta at GAIN, Agnes Mallipu, how she and other colleagues were able to develop such an ambitious programme. She explained: "We first started developing the second phase of the programme in January 2018, in close collaboration with a creative agency specialised in behaviour change communication. At the beginning, we trained seven district coordinators on how to deliver training focused on play roles and games that would make women understand what is good - and less good - behaviour when it comes to feeding their children. The seven district coordinators then provided training to 168 district level trainers, who – in turn – trained another 1,614 village trainers. Those village trainers further trained 10,000 community volunteers, who were able to deliver emo-demos to more than 250,000 mothers. Through this cascade of training, we were able to reach 4,494 posyandus in 521 villages."

During my visit to a posyandu in a rural village located near Bondowoso in East Java, I had the chance to witness firsthand the effectiveness of the emo-demos. The community volunteers are engaging with women in a fun and interactive way, through games and songs, showing them how to feed their babies well so that they can grow strong and fulfil their full potential in life. The energy and enthusiasm I have seen in the posyandu was striking. Some women told me how grateful they were to GAIN and partners for developing such an effective and interactive approach to help them understand and make choices for their children to live a healthier life.

At the beginning, we trained seven district coordinators on how to deliver training focused on play roles and games that would make women understand what is good - and less good - behaviour when it comes to feeding their children.

Agnes Mallipu, Senior Project Manager, Better Diets for Children, GAIN

Today, the Baduta programme is considered a very successful example of improving infant and young children feeding practices through behaviour change communication. The government of Indonesia is actively promoting the programme throughout the country, and other districts in Java and other islands of Indonesia (i.e. Papua, Sulawesi and Sumatra) have already expressed interest in adopting the methodology.

The GAIN teams in Bangladesh and Mozambique are also looking closely into this success story and are keen to explore opportunities to develop similar programmes to improve child nutrition in their respective country.
 

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What does food system transformation mean?

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What does food system transformation mean? murtam Fri, 11/01/2019 - 09:19

I go to many meetings where the term "food system transformation" is bandied about. Sometimes the term goes unquestioned - for some people it has entered into the rarefied atmosphere of development jargon. But increasingly (thank goodness) the question is being asked: what does food system transformation mean? So what is the answer? This is my take.

First we need to get policymakers and CEOs and civil society to pay attention to what food systems are currently doing to health systems (bankrupting them), greenhouse gas emissions (generating 30% of them), natural resource use (putting pressure on their sustainability) and livelihoods (not generating enough for the coming youth bulge). 

Getting influencers to acknowledge that there is a problem is not easy. Food systems are delivering more food (an accomplishment), but lots of it is not very high quality. Food systems are delivering jobs, but too many are low paid. Food systems are delivering tax revenue but not enough (and governments spend USD600bn every year subsidising staple crops). So to add nutrition, climate and environment together in food system work may seem like a bridge too far, but actually it is a bridge to a sustainable future: we don’t have any choice if we want to improve planetary and human health. An increasing number of people, especially young people, get this argument. A lot of good advocacy and awareness raising work needs to be done here by civil society, scientists, the UN and the media.  

Second there is the discovery phase. What does my food system look like, where is it performing well, where is it not, and what do I have to change? Decision makers are flying blind here. They don’t know enough about what people are eating, why they are eating it and which priority food system actions to take. We need data and tools to do this. GAIN is working with Gallup Foundation, Harvard and Johns Hopkins Universities to develop these data and tools. In this discovery phase, government, businesses and others need to come together to design pilot interventions that change the incentives. Usually several of these will have to be in place at the same time to have a system changing effect.  

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Currently vegetables are too expensive for too many of the world’s malnourished people. What convergence of actions would have to happen to make vegetables cheaper? © Unsplash

Take vegetables. The winner of the 2019 World Food Prize was Simon Groot, founder of East West Seeds, for the company’s work in supporting small farmers to get access to high quality vegetable seeds. Currently vegetables are too expensive for too many of the world’s malnourished people. What convergence of actions would have to happen to make vegetables cheaper? Several things at the same time: publicly supported agricultural research and development would have to focus on raising the productivity of vegetables so that farmers can increase their profits; storage and transport facilities would have to be improved to prevent 50% losses in getting vegetables to market; SMEs that market vegetables would need to get readier access to affordable financing;  the healthy processing of vegetables would have to be incentivised to maintain their nutritional value via, say, labelling on processed products; retailers should be encouraged to offer price discounts for vegetables and finally - or, better still, initially - there needs to be a highly effective public sector campaign linking vegetable consumption to things people really care about. 

Third, the challenge is to scale. This can be done using government programmes, access to finance, civil society movements and better functioning markets for nutritious foods. For example, governments buy a lot of food from the private sector - e.g. for schools, health clinics and hospitals, the justice system - it sends a powerful nationwide demand signal if the government starts buying more nutritious foods. We need improved finance to SMEs from which most low-income families buy their food - most cannot get access to finance to expand their production and marketing of nutritious foods, they are too big for microfinance and too small for commercial finance. Civil society movements can deliver change, such as youth movements in Bangladesh that are demanding more nutritious foods and rewarding companies that respond. Markets can more efficiently match demand and supply if  information gaps and asymmetries are reduced, say between the food safety claims of producers and their actual safety.  

It is easy to say food systems need to be transformed, but hard to say "why?", "transformed to what?", and "how to do it?". If decision-makers are not asking these questions , they should be held accountable. The decision makers that are asking these questions need answers to the questions. Most of all, malnourished people deserve sustainable affordable nutritious diets. That is what transformed food systems can deliver.
 

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Live scores | India vs Bangladesh 2nd T20I in Rajkot

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Captaincy was unexpected, never thought I’ll lead Bangladesh: Mominul Haque

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La sanglante partition des Indes en 1947

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Carte des Indes au lendemain de l'indépendance  (Union indienne en rouge et Pakistan en vert), Kümmerly & Frey, 1948 - source : Gallica-BnF

Le 15 août 1947, la fin de la domination britannique sur les Indes marque la naissance de deux États indépendants : l'Inde et le Pakistan. Une séparation qui s'accompagnera de terribles violences religieuses entre hindous et musulmans. La presse française parle alors de « véritable Saint-Barthélémy ».

En juillet 1947, le Parlement du Royaume-Uni effectue un vote qui va changer le destin de tout le sous-continent indien et des 410 millions habitants du Raj britannique.

L'Indian Independance Act met un terme à la présence coloniale britannique aux Indes et laisse place à deux États distincts. D'un côté, l'Union indienne (Inde actuelle) du Mahatma Gandhi et de Jawaharal Nehru, à la population majoritairement hindoue. De l'autre, le dominion du Pakistan de Muhammad Ali Jinnah, majoritairement musulman et lui-même divisé en deux régions : le Pakistan occidental (Pakistan actuel) et le Pakistan oriental (Bangladesh actuel).

Une décision qui met un terme à de difficiles tractations : Gandhi, Nehru et le gouvernement britannique étaient ainsi favorables à la création d'un seul État unifié. Mais la Ligue musulmane de Jinnah, estimant que la mise en minorité des musulmans au sein d'un État à majorité hindoue n'était pas acceptable, avait alors exigé la création d'un État pakistanais.

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La séparation doit avoir lieu officiellement dans la nuit du 14 au 15 août 1947. « Les drapeaux rayés “L'Inde libre” flotteront demain pour le jour de l'indépendance », titre le journal communiste et anticolonialiste Ce Soir dans son édition du 15 août.

« Demain 15 août, l'indépendance des Indes sera proclamée. Partout se lèveront les étendards verts du Pakistan et les drapeaux rayés de l'Hindoustan.

Partout retentira le cri de ralliement des Indiens en lutte pour leur liberté : JAI HIND ! »

Une partition qui prend place dans un contexte d'intenses violences entre hindous et musulmans. Des violences qui touchent également la population sikh, très présente au Pendjab, une région qui s'apprête à être divisée entre Inde et Pakistan.

Ce Soir raconte ainsi les troubles qui ont lieu à Lahore, dans l'actuel Pendjab pakistanais :

« À la veille du jour où [...] sera consacrée […] la séparation de l’immense pays en Hindoustan et Pakistan (ce dernier État étant musulman), des troubles sanglants se sont produits, notamment dans la région de Lahore, c’est-à-dire dans la la province du Pendjab, dont le partage entre les deux nouveaux États n’est pas entièrement réglé […].

Cinq temples sikhs, ainsi que des dépôts de bols, ont été incendiés, et un épais nuage de fumée flotte sur la ville. Des magasins hindous et sikhs ont été pillés. 95 % des 500 000 Hindous et Sikhs de Lahore ont fui la ville. Il est pratiquement impossible de maîtriser les incendies.

La troupe a été amenée à tirer. »

Les violences sont d'autant plus intenses que les Britanniques ont accéléré le retrait de leurs troupes et laissent les habitants régler les litiges entre eux. La question du Cachemire, autre région frontalière, sera elle aussi cruciale.

Le lendemain de l'indépendance, France-Soir retranscrit toute la solennité du moment :

« Lentement, une horloge égrena les douze coups de minuit. Un projecteur s’alluma soudain.

Son rayon stria soudain la nuit d’un doigt lumineux et fixa sur le sommet de la citadelle de Lucknow, en plein cœur des Indes, éclairant le drapeau anglais qui depuis quatre-vingt-dix ans n’avait jamais été amené, flottant là-haut nuit et jour en commémoration de la grande victoire que les troupes anglaises avaient remporté en 1857 sur les Cipayes révoltés. Une sonnerie de trompes, brève, se fit entendre.

Lentement, le drapeau descendit pour la première et la dernière fois. Au même instant, à des centaines de kilomètres de là, à la Nouvelle-Delhi, le Pandit Nehru, premier ministre du nouveau Dominion de l’Inde, annonçait à 2 000 membres de l’Assemblée constituante :

“L'heure de notre indépendance vient de sonner.” »

Au même moment, un gigantesque exode a lieu. Les hindous du Pakistan fuient en direction de l'Inde, tandis que les musulmans d'Inde fuient vers le Pakistan. C'est l'un des plus grands déplacements de population de l'histoire : on estime qu'entre 1947 et 1950, environ 12,5 millions de personnes rejoignent l'un des deux nouveaux pays.

Partout, des heurts éclatent : des centaines de milliers de personnes – certaines sources les estiment à un million – y trouvent la mort. Le 11 septembre, le journal catholique La Croix compare les massacres à « une véritable Saint-Barthélémy ». « Des scènes d’horreur que le pandit Nehru qualifie de “honte pour son peuple” », titre le quotidien.

« Dans les deux cités de Delhi, disent les dépêches, les cadavres jonchent les rues et un nombre considérable de maisons sont brûlées. La troisième journée de pillages et de massacres, celle de mardi, a été la plus meurtrière.

Une véritable Saint-Barthélemy a mis aux prises Hindous et sikhs d'une part et musulmans de l’autre [...]. »

Alors que la liste des victimes ne cessent de s'allonger, Ce Soir annonce que Gandhi s'est lancé dans une grève de la faim pour protester contre la scission du pays, à laquelle il était à l'origine fermement opposé.

« Vingt-neuf personnes ont été tuées et trois cents blessées à la suite de bagarres entre Hindous et Musulmans, qui se sont produites lundi à Calcutta et au cours desquelles la police a fait usage de ses armes.

Le mahatma Gandhi a commencé un jeûne qu’il poursuivra “jusqu’à ce que la raison revienne à Calcutta”.

Dans la soirée d’hier, une foule de jeunes gens a attaqué sa maison. Les carreaux ont été brisés et des briques ont été jetées sur Gandhi qui a failli être atteint à la tête. »

Cinq mois plus tard, le 30 janvier 1948, Gandhi, qui avait travaillé inlassablement à la cessation des violences, sera assassiné par un extrémiste hindou.

En France, la douloureuse naissance des deux États interroge aussi le rapport des puissances coloniales européennes vis-à-vis de leurs colonies. « Mosaïque de peuples, l'Inde trouvera-t-elle l'unité ? » s'interroge par exemple le 24 août le journal catholique auvergnat Le Semeur, dans un article qui est surtout pour le journal l'occasion de pointer les supposées différences entre les colonialismes britanniques et français.

« Les méthodes coloniales des Anglais sont très différentes des nôtres, comme diffèrent les caractères des deux peuples. Le Français qui s’établit dans un pays nouveau et en assume la charge n’a pas de cesse que tout ce qui, à ses yeux, va mal, ne soit réformé […].

L’Anglais, lui, quand il s’installe dans un pays de vieille civilisation tel que les Indes, observe avec curiosité les mœurs si différentes des siennes, mais se garde bien de chercher à les reformer [...].

Il est bien probable, par exemple, que si les Français avaient eu la charge de gouverner les Indes, ils auraient tenté de mettre fin au régime des castes et, en particulier, d’assurer l'égalité à une trentaine de millions “d’intouchables” ; notre esprit d'égalité et de justice n’aurait pu s'accommoder de mœurs si contraires à notre idéal. »

Le rédacteur l'ignore encore, mais la partition de l'Inde sera le signal de départ des grands processus de décolonisation qui marqueront les décennies suivantes.

Le Bangladesh, ex-Pakistan oriental, est devenu indépendant en 1971. Les relations entre l'Inde et Pakistan, qui ont depuis la partition dégénéré à plusieurs reprises en conflit armé, restent aujourd'hui encore marquées par une grande tension. Notamment au Cachemire, territoire qui fait toujours l'objet d'un litige entre les deux nations.

Pour en savoir plus :

Christophe Jaffrelot, L’Inde contemporaine, de 1950 à nos jours, Fayard, 200

Urvashi Butalia, Les Voix de la partition : Inde-Pakistan, Actes Sud, 2002

Éric Paul Meyer, Une histoire de l'Inde : Les Indiens face à leur passé, Albin Michel, 2007

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India vs Bangladesh: Rohit Sharma’s blistering 85, Yuzvendra Chahal’s disciplined show guide hosts to series-leveling win

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Skipper Rohit Sharma made it a memorable 100th T20 International blending grace with brutality in his 85 off 43 balls as India cantered to a series-levelling eight-wicket victory over Bangladesh at Rajkot on Thursday.

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Paper No. 6508                        Dated      6- Nov-2019

By Dr Subhash Kapila

Pakistan Army is notorious in exterminating duly elected Pakistani Prime Ministers who politically dare to assert civilian supremacy over Pakistan Army Generals. PM Bhutto was executed in 1979 after being deposed in a military coup by General Zia. PM Nawaz Sharif was deposed in a “Judicial Coup” by Army in 2017and left to rot in Pakistani jails denied expert medical treatment.

Late Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto was President of Pakistan from 1971-1973 and Prime Minister from 1973-1977 when he was deposed in a military coup. Thereafter, on trumped up charges he was imprisoned and executed in 1979, in a retrial after being acquitted the first time.

Ailing Nawaz Sharif a three time Prime Minister of Pakistan was deposed by the Pakistan Army Generals through ISI sponsored weeks long sieges of Islamabad colluded by Imran Khan to emerge as Prime Minister. Pakistan Army considered Imran Khan would be a compliant PM not questioning Pakistan Army by “being on the same page” with them.

The final nail was getting then PM Nawaz Sharifs’ “Political Disqualification” for life by Pakistan’s judiciary forcing him to demit as PM three months short of competing his five year term. Pakistan Army Generals had assessed that in the ensuing General Elections PM Nawaz Sharif would be back as Prime Minister and he would be more emboldened to establish civilian supremacy over Pakistan Army.

This time Pakistan Army did not dare a direct military coup but with collusion of then Pakistan Supreme Court Justice got him “Disqualified” on corruption charges which had yet to be proved legally in Court, three months before he could complete his full term. In my Paper at that time I was the first to term this as a “Judicial Coup”.

Thereafter Former PM Nawaz Sharif stood lodged in jails and denied both bail as well as expert medical treatment. It is only lately when doctors raised alarms on his rapidly declining platelet counts and kidney disease that he was given limited bail for medical treatment, Pakistan Army did not want that the end of Nawaz Sharif takes place in jail as such a martyrdom would endow him with the halo of a “Shaheed of Punjab” felled by Pakistan Army.

Pakistan Army could get away from the contrived execution of late PM Bhutto because he hailed from Sindh and was a Shia.. This did not raise the hackles in Punjab’s Heartland Punjab Province. But ailing Former PM Nawaz Sharif hails from Punjab and his Party had ruled Punjab for years with wide political support. Can the Pakistan Army weather the political storm and disturbances likely to follow in the wake of what can be termed as a ‘slow death’ perpetrated by Pakistan Army and the colluding PM Imran Khan though from Lahore but a Pathan by descent.

Why were the Pakistan Army Generals afraid of former PM Bhutto forty years back and lately PM Nawaz Sharif? Why did the Pakistan Army need “Judicial Collusion” of Pakistan’s Supreme Court in the execution of Bhutto and the ‘slow death’ of Nawaz Sharif? Which factors embolden Pakistan Army Generals to attempt extermination of strong Prime Ministers? Why Pakistani mainstream political leaders cannot unite to put an end to Pakistan Army Generals stranglehold over Pakistan’s political dynamics?

Pakistan Army Generals were afraid of Bhutto and Nawaz Sharif because after long years in elected political office at the political helm of Pakistan they both felt politically empowered to attempt establishing civilian supremacy of the politically errant Pakistan Army Generals. Pakistan Army Generals considered this as an existential threat to their hold on Pakistan’s political governance and foreign affairs.

Pakistan Army Generals, even those with democratic instincts, were loath to return to military barracks and view civilian supremacy as a threat to their over-riding claims on outlandish oversized Defence Budgets and their vested corporate interests in the Fauji Foundation industrial empire. In short Pakistan Army Generals combine at any moment of time is hungry for political power having tasted it for decades.

Furthermore, since both Bhutto and Nawaz Sharif were initially ‘political creations’ of Pakistan Army Generals they considered it as an affront that the very hand hat fed them was now ungratefully ready to bite that hand.

Ironically, by the same token, Prime Ministers Bhutto and Nawaz Sharif were deposed by Pakistan Army Chiefs handpicked and selected by these two Prime Ministers bypassing Generals senior to them---General Zia ul Haq in case of Bhutto and General Qamar Bajwa in case of Nawaz Sharif. In case of PM Nawaz Sharif the Pakistan Army Chief did not resort to direct military coup but under corporate pressure of Pakistan Collegium of Corps Commanders contrived a ‘Judicial Coup” abetted by then Chief Justice of Pakistan Supreme Court.

Pakistan Army over the last seven decades having lost all wars of aggression to India and contributed to the fragmentation of the 1947 Pakistan by genocide in East Pakistan, now Bangladesh, has manged to project itself as the ‘Saviours of Pakistan & Defenders of Islamic Faith of Pakistan”. This has been achieved by Pakistan Army by a mixture of public deceit in suppressing reports like the Hamidur ur Rahman Commission condemning Pakistan Army for the breakup of Pakistan by its genocidal actions and misleading propaganda to the gullible Pakistani masses.

Pakistan Army also stands emboldened to liquidate Prime Ministers considered inconvenient to Pakistan Army or threatening its stranglehold over Pakistan’s governance mainly because it well knew that the external Powers that matter to Pakistan Army---United States earlier and China now—would not intervene to stop Pakistan Army Generals from heinous acts of exterminating their Prime Ministers. United States and China have to historically share this blame of thwarting Pakistan’s democracy.

The last question is the most significant and that is as to why Pakistan’s mainstream political leaders have failed for seven decades to discipline the Pakistan Army Generals and establish civilian supremacy over the Army Generals. Multiple reasons can be ascribed for this failure. To begin with Pakistan Army Generals followed the British colonial practice of ‘Divide & Rule’ of the Pakistani polity. This has been achieved by a mixture of political inducements, political threats, blackmail and intimidation.

The above process could have been averted if Pakistan’s Supreme Court had the spine to uphold Constitutional provisions and democratic norms. Sadly for Pakistan its Supreme Court at various stages critical for Pakistan political dynamics entered iinto collusive suppression of democracy with Pakistan Army Generals either out of fear or own volition to further personal ends.

Pakistan today seems to be heading towards a ‘Second Bhutto Moment” where Former thrice elected PM Nawaz Sharif  has virtually been on ‘death row’ and placed in a ‘slow death’ mode by denial of necessary expert medical facilities and advanced medical treatment abroad to save his life. The last minute temporary reprieve given by the Pakistan Army Generals through their selectee PM Imran Khan of temporary bail was to pre-empt Nawaz Sharif’s death in jail.

Concluding, it needs to be emphasised that Former PM Nawaz would be more dangerous dead than alive for Pakistan Army Generals as his ‘slow death’ by denial of medical treatment would make Nawaz Sharif  a “Shaheed (Martyr)of Pakistan’s Heartland-Punjab” with unpredictable consequences. Turbulence so generated will not only hit Pakistan but more tellingly on China which today holds Pakistan in a colonial grip- courtesy Pakistan Army.

 

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50 volunteers received training on firefighting, rescue and first aid facilitated by Fire Service & Civil Defence

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As part of addressing the city’s risks and disasters, the ceremony of distributing certificates of firefighting, rescue and first aid training provided by the Bangladesh Fire Service & Civil Defence, […]
          

#India At 102 In Hunger Index Of 117 Nations, Below Pak, Nepal, Bangladesh

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India is behind its neighbours Nepal, Pakistan and Bangladesh in a list of 117 countries that tracks hunger and malnutrition, according to a report released by two international non-profits that work ...
          

Global Hunger Index 2019: #India at 102 out of 117 countries, falls behind Nepal, Bangladesh, #Pakistan

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Global Hunger Index 2019 Report: India ranked 102 out of 117 countries in the Global Hunger Index (GHI) 2019 that is placed at much below to its South Asian neighbours such as Nepal, Bangladesh, ...
          

Growth and Yield of Chilli as Influenced by Plant Growth Regulators and Its Method of Application

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The experiment was conducted on the Horticultural Farm of Sher-e-Bangla Agricultural University, Dhaka, Bangladesh during Rabi season to determine the growth, yield and economic benefit of chilli as influenced by plant growth regulators. The experiment consisted of two factors. Factor A: Plant growth regulators (three levels) as G0: Control, G1: NAA (40 ppm), G2: Cytokinin (10 ppm) and Factor B: Application method (three levels) as M1: Seed soaking with plant growth regulators for 6 hours, M2: Foliar spray of plant growth regulators at vegetative stage, M3: Foliar spray of plant growth regulators at flower bud initiation stage. The experiment was laid out in a Randomized Complete Block Design with three replications. In the case of plant growth regulators, the highest yield (33.56 t/ha) was found from G1 treatment, whereas the lowest (13.85 t/ha) from G0 treatment. For the application method, maximum yield (27.12 t/ha) was recorded from M3 treatment, while the minimum yield (19.92 t/ha) from M1 treatment. Due to combined effect, the highest yield (38.10 t/ha) with net income (1075498) and BCR (3.39) was observed from G1M3 treatment combination, while the lowest yield (11.22 t/ha) with net income (147131) and BCR (1.49) from G0M1 treatment combination. So, the economic analysis revealed that the G1M3 treatment combination appeared to be the best for achieving the higher growth, yield and economic benefit of chilli.


          

BWorld 380, Prosperity and demography in Asia

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* My article in BusinessWorld last October 24, 2019.


“The man of system… is apt to be very wise in his own conceit; and is often so enamoured with the supposed beauty of his own ideal plan of government, that he cannot suffer the smallest deviation from any part of it.”

— Adam Smith,
Theory of Moral Sentiments (1759), Part VI, Section II, Chap. II.

SINGAPORE — I came here to be one of the speakers in a forum on “Intellectual Property Rights and Economic Growth” organized by the Adam Smith Center, a new independent think tank headed by a young and dynamic leader Bryan Cheang. The event was held at the Singapore Management University (SMU) School of Law.

In my presentation on “Importance of Brands and Government Policy,” I used that quote from Adam Smith, the father of market economics, to highlight the fact that too much central planning and over-reaching regulations and prohibitions by governments are wrong, that they invite the law of unintended consequences.

The other speakers in the forum were Lorenzo Montanari of the Property Rights Alliance (PRA), Dr. Sary Levy-Carciente, author of the International Property Rights Index (IPRI) 2019, and Dr. Linda Low of the Singapore University of Social Sciences (SUSS) School of Business. Dr. Chandran Kukathas, Dean of the School of Social Sciences of SMU gave the welcome message.

Among the things that Dr. Low discussed in her presentation was their ageing population and the rise of migrant workers from neighbor Asia engaged in “3D” work — dirty, dangerous, demeaning — that the locals are not inclined to take.

Having an ageing population when the economy is already prosperous and developed would invite cultural and fiscal problems someday. Who will take care of the many old and retired people when their children and grandchildren are busy in work or school, like changing adult diapers — robots or migrant health workers?

I checked data for age dependency of young people — the higher the number, the better for a future “army” of workers and entrepreneurs and hence, for economic growth — and here is what I got. (See Table 1.)
  
True enough, in our hotel here, while the concierge staff are young Singaporeans and some Filipinos, many in the restaurant are locals looking to be in their 40s to 60s. The room cleaners are young migrants perhaps from Indonesia, India, and Bangladesh.

Past policies of high government intervention in family planning can backfire today or tomorrow. And this reminds me again of state-sponsored and taxpayers-funded population control measures under the controversial RH Law of the Philippines. If it was a good idea, it would not require legislation and rely on civil society voluntary funding (like Gawad Kalinga, Rotary Homes, Books for the Barrios, etc.) but because it was a bad idea, it needed legislation to coerce more taxpayers funding.

One noticeable thing in highly developed economies like Singapore is the seeming absence of many informal enterprises that compete with the formal sector. Thus, the sidewalks are really wide and clean, with no ambulant vendors that spring up from anywhere and often impede the paths of pedestrians or cars.

One interesting bit of data I came across while I was scrolling the World Bank database is competition by unregistered firms (see Table 2). Hong Kong, Japan, South Korea, and Singapore have no data, so either they cannot get reliable data, or all firms there are registered.


And this further shows one result of too much business regulation by governments, especially by socialist ones like China, Vietnam, and Laos. India’s constitution also declares itself as socialist.

The Philippines’ three new laws — Ease of Doing Business (EODB), Anti-Red Tape, and One Person Corporation — would encourage more Philippine entrepreneurs to go formal while restricting the grubby hands of corrupt bureaucrats from prolonging the agony of business registration and renewal of permits to solicit extortion and bribes. Kudos to the Department of Trade and Industry and Secretary Ramon Lopez for leading these reforms.

We need more economic reforms like even lower personal and corporate income taxes. The ASEAN Economic Community has unleashed tax competition among member countries to attract more investors from the region and rest of the world.
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A Chittagong Bangladesh Daniel

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Comment on The Changing Face of Textile and Apparel “Made in Asia” by jcdod

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1. How are textile and apparel “Made in Asia” changing its face? What are the driving forces of these changes? The textile and apparel industry in Asia are increasing automation and steadily implementing more technological advances throughout their factories. Such elements include robots and military grade camera lens for precise results in regards to measurements and details on clothing. The driving forces of these changes include older employees and difficulty finding younger employees willing to do the tedious work. Most older employees begin to struggle with eye-sight and dexterity which is crucial in the garment industry. More automation makes the handy work for secondary. 2. What are the examples of the “flying geese model” from the videos? Overall, why or why not do you think this model is still valid today? The flying geese model is a dynamic regional division of labor in manufacturing based on the hierarchy of economic development in the region. I think the second video highlights how the in factory process can become more automated as the country becomes more economically stable. In certain aspects of the world this model is still relevant in developing countries. 3. Why or why not do you think the U.S.-China tariff war has fundamentally changed the patterns of textile and apparel production and trade in Asia? The U.S China tariff war has certainly impacted the apparel production in Asia as many manufacturers are seeking different countries to make their clothing. The video highlights that Bangladesh and Vietnam have been increasingly acquiring more business, which is likely due to the political issues of the U.S-China tariff war.
          

Meghalaya CM in Bangladesh to explore trade opportunities

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Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad Sangma on Tuesday left for Bangladesh to explore trade opportunities between the two geographical entities.
          

T20I: Rohit Sharma guides India to 8 wicket win over Bangladesh

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T20I: Rohit Sharma guides India to 8 wicket win over Bangladesh

Rajkot: Stand-in skipper Rohit Sharma played a knock of 85 runs off just 43 balls to guide India to an eight-wicket win over Bangladesh on Thursday in the second T20I of the three-match series here at the Khandheri Cricket Stadium. With this win, India has levelled the three-match series at 1-1. India’s inning Chasing 154, …

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Ind vs Ban 2nd T20 2019 live score | Ind vs Ban 2nd T20 scorecard

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Ind vs Ban 2nd T20 2019 Live Score : Check out Ind vs Ban 2nd T20 Scorecard of Ind vs Ban 2nd T20 2019 of the Bangladesh Tour of India 2019 aka Ban tour of Ind 2019. Ind vs Ban 2nd T20 2019 timing is 07:00PM/01:30PM GMT /07:00PM local. Check out Ind vs Ban 2019 […]
          

Pak W vs Ban W 2nd ODI Scorecard | Pak W vs Ban W 2nd ODI at Lahore 2019

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Pak W vs Ban W 2nd ODI Live Score : Check out Pak W vs Ban W 2nd ODI Scorecard of Pak W vs Ban W 2nd ODI at Lahore 2019 as part of Bangladesh Women Tour of Pakistan 2019. Check out Bangladesh Women Tour of Pakistan 2019 Schedule Match Date: Nov 04, 2019 Venue: […]
          

Why Are Nigerians Illicitly Landing In India’s Northeast From Bangladesh?

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Is the Bangladesh-India border a passage into India for Nigerians?
          

Pulitzer Center Global Health Reporting Fellowship Info Session

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Pulitzer Center Global Health Reporting Fellowship Info Session

Since 2011, twenty-eight Boston University students have participated in fully funded international reporting trips as part of the Program on Global Health Storytelling. PGHS is a collaboration among COM, SPH, the Center for Global Health and Development, the Pulitzer Center and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. COM and SPH students have traveled to Kenya, Cuba, Mali, Zanzibar, Malawi, Myanmar, Haiti, Turkey, Ethiopia, Venezuela, El Salvador, Nepal, Bangladesh, India, Guyana, Uganda, Puerto Rico and the UK, reporting a wide range of public health and development issues including child brides, human trafficking, cholera, female genital cutting, migration, refugees, cash transfers, climate change, and the aftermath of earthquakes in Haiti. If you would like to be the next Pulitzer Fellow, come and learn more about this opportunity and what you need to do to qualify and apply. Pulitzer–funded reporter Maria Zamudio from WBEZ public radio in Chicago will speak about the Pulitzer Center and covering the Immigration beat.

12:30pm on Friday, November 15th 2019

COM 209, 640 Commonwealth Ave.




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