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“I know so many married men in this town who sleep with gay men on the side...”

Local perceptions of homosexuality mean the distribution of lubricants and condoms has to be cloak-and-dagger, with many secretly homosexual men making calls and asking for the items to be despatched in plain envelopes to offices or residences, by people not associated with ARDHO.

"We never ask people for their ethnicity or religion before we give them medication or other HIV support, so why should we ask people about their sexuality?" ANSS founder Jeanne Gapiya, a prominent national HIV activist, told IRIN/PlusNews.

"The problem is that this is a hidden community, and the society is in denial about their existence."

In their latest national strategic plan, the National AIDS Control Council, CNLS, has included MSM in the list of people vulnerable to HIV.

"We realise that they are a marginalised group; we have started to invite them for meetings through their NGO, but the difficulty is we don't know who most of them are or how to reach them," Jean Rirangira, the interim executive secretary of CNLS, told IRIN/PlusNews.

Kanuma commented: "It's not just a problem for gay men; it's a problem for the whole society. I know so many married ['straight'] men in this town [the Burundian capital, Bujumbura] who sleep with gay men on the side. People would be surprised," he said.

"Silence is also what is killing us," he added. "I had a friend who had an STI for about one year - he was self-medicating until he eventually went to ANSS and got a proper diagnosis, and then he got better much quicker."

Kanuma has been writing newspaper articles and making guest appearances on private radio stations to raise awareness about MSM and HIV. "During every radio show I allow people to call in with questions and give out ARDHO's email address," he said. "We have more than 150 emails and so many calls, which shows that more information is still needed."

ARDHO is creating brochures detailing all the means of transmitting HIV, including male-male sex, for distribution in mainstream health centres; ANSS plans to send a doctor outside of Burundi for special training in the health issues of MSM to provide them with better healthcare.

HIV prevalence in Burundi has been declining since the late 1990s, but many surveillance sites have recently indicated an upward trend; in May, officials announced that HIV infection had risen from 3.5 percent in 2002 to 4.2 percent in 2008.

Although progress is slow, ARDHO and its partners are unwilling to push the government too hard, preferring to negotiate from a public health platform before demanding for equality under the law. "We need to tread carefully so we don't make the situation worse for gays in Burundi," Kanuma said.

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Nouveau à Bujumbura, je cherche des infos sur les rencontres possibles, bars, lieux de drague si ça existe et risques éventuels, attitude des gens, etc...
Je suis preneur de toute information sur le sujet .
Merci d'avance.
          Mind the Billboards: International Aid Conquering the Public Space in Burundi      Cache   Translate Page      
This two-part blog series will examine the prominence of aid billboards in Burundi and analyse how these billboards produce colonial continuities, which in turn shape the public space and public authority in Burundi. In the first article, Astrid Jamar discusses how these billboards and their colonial nature dominate the public space. Along with symbols of the regime, their physical presence […]
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Astrid Jamar continues her analysis of the prominence of aid billboards in Burundi and how these contribute to colonial continuities which in turn shape the public space and public authority in the East African country. In the second and final blog post of this series, Astrid Jamar examines the text, logos and images displayed on the boards, which reveal the […]
          10/09 Links Pt2: UNRWA teaches children to blow themselves up; Archaeologists unearth 2000-year-old Hebrew 'Jerusalem' inscription; Anti-Zionist Conspiracy Theories Seek the Mainstream      Cache   Translate Page      
From Ian:

'UNRWA teaches children to blow themselves up'
In Jerusalem, Mayor Nir Barkat presented a plan to remove all UNRWA operations from the capital and begin providing full municipal services to the residents of Shuafat, where UNRWA operates schools and clinics without Israeli permission.

The Jerusalem move follows a decision by the US to cut aid to UNRWA because it is an organization that perpetuates the refugee problem instead of acting to solve the issue.

Arutz Sheva spoke to Bassam Eid, a human rights activist who has been studying UNRWA's schools and institutions for years, bringing the paralyzed Palestinian Arab voices that have been struggling for years under UNRWA, Hamas and the Palestinian Authority.

"I have been saying for years that UNRWA has become part of the problem and not part of the solution," said Eid, "For 70 years, UNRWA has been managing the affairs of the Palestinian refugees and has not managed to reduce the problem or resolve the refugee problem within seventy years. "I am interested in continuing to manage the issue of the Palestinian refugees."

"I support Trump's decision to stop UNRWA funds," Bassem Eid said, adding that "65 percent of UNRWA funds go to salaries and the renting of buildings and offices, salaries of $25,000 a month and luxury vehicles. I want to close this organization so that its employees will be unemployed and become refugees themselves."

Eid also criticized the education provided in UNRWA schools. "I worked in several UNRWA schools in the territories and in Jordan, and children aged 9-10 want to be killed and kill Jews and to release their people. "Who taught you that?" I asked. They said that was what they were learning in schools, and I asked teachers at UNRWA schools in Jordan if children were taught to blow themselves up and be killed. They said "of course. How else will they liberate the land from the Israeli occupation? " UNRWA is aware of this, and the international community knows that all UNRWA studies are full of hate and incitement. The international community continues to inject funds because it is against Israel."

Top UNRWA official says he champions both Israel and Palestinian refugees
Just a few years ago, Peter Mulrean was defending Israel in what is arguably one of the most hostile diplomatic environments for the Jewish state.

In 2013, as the US deputy ambassador to the United Nations Humans Rights Council in Geneva, he hailed Jerusalem for its “strong commitment and track record in upholding human rights, political freedoms and civil liberties.”

Today, Mulrean is a senior official at UNRWA, the UN agency dealing with Palestinian refugees, arguably the most hated organization in Israel and one the US government recently called “irredeemably flawed.”

From his office just across from UN headquarters in Manhattan’s Turtle Bay, Mulrean promotes the agency on the world’s largest international stage.

The director of UNRWA’s Representative Office in New York decries the recent budget cuts by the US administration and passionately rejects the often-made argument that the agency perpetuates the Palestinian refugee problem and stands in the way of a realistic solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
Human Rights Council Elections Set to Deliver Another Record-High Number of Rights-Abusing Members
The U.N. holds annual “elections” for its Human Rights Council this week and, once again, none of the five regional groups are offering any competition for the vacant seats. Instead all five are putting up “closed slates” of candidates – a practice seen as one of the main reasons rights-abusing regimes are able to secure seats.

Indeed, the absence of competitive slates makes it possible to predict, three days before the U.N. General Assembly holds the exercise in New York, that next year the 47-member HRC will have 14 members – 29.7 percent – that are graded “not free” by the veteran democracy advocacy group, Freedom House.

That’s a record high for “not free” countries on the 13-year-old council, tied only with the 2018 membership.

Failing unexpected last minute developments, the 2019 HRC membership will comprise 23 “free” countries, 10 “partly free,” and 14 “not free.”

The presence on the U.N.’s top human rights body of regimes with poor human rights records was one of the main reasons cited by the Trump administration for its decision to withdraw over the summer, following what it said were unsuccessful attempts to reform it.

Anti-Zionist Conspiracy Theories Seek the Mainstream
Before Stephen Walt and John Mearsheimer lent their academic credentials to a widely discredited 2007 book, The Israel Lobby and U.S. Foreign Policy, alleging an “Israel Lobby” that controls American foreign policy to the detriment of the U.S., conspiracy theories of this sort dwelt mostly within the fringe domain of white supremacists, neo-Nazis, anti-Semites, and their ilk.

These type of conspiracy theories evoked the notorious 1903 fraud, The Protocols of the Learned Elders of Zion, purporting to document a nefarious Jewish plot for global domination, manipulating economies, and fomenting war. Despite its exposure as an anti-Semitic fabrication some 20 years later, the Protocol’s bogus charges continued to serve as a staple of anti-Semitic, Nazi and ZOG (“Zionist Occupied Government”) propaganda, inciting hatred, pogroms and massacres against Jews. Hitler referred to the Protocols in his early speeches and in his autobiography, Mein Kampf. It became an integral part of his anti-Jewish ideology and Nazi propaganda. Protocols is also embraced by Holocaust deniers, by Hamas, and is a bestseller among enemies of Israel.

Stephen Walt and John Mearsheimer, professors of international affairs at Harvard University and University of Chicago respectively, attempted to bring new acceptance to ‘Zionist-Control-of-Government’ charges by presenting them as a scholarly study far removed from the anti-Semitic claims of the Protocols. Positioning themselves as righteous truth-tellers, Walt and Mearsheimer hastened to assure readers that the Israel lobby is “certainly not a cabal or conspiracy that ‘controls’ U.S. foreign policy” but rather “a powerful interest group, made up of both Jews and gentiles, whose acknowledged purpose is to press Israel’s case within the United States.”

Undermining this disclaimer, however, was the authors’ disturbingly vague definition of the so-called “Israel lobby” as “a loose coalition of individuals and organizations” with “unmatched” power and “the ability to manipulate the American political system” against the interests and well-being of U.S. citizens. Beyond evoking the old claims of disproportionate and undue Jewish influence, the book’s supporting “evidence” was widely dismissed by academicians, reviewers and politicians across the spectrum, who exposed its shoddy scholarship, use of falsified quotations, distortion of facts, and untrue conclusions.
Miko Peled, playing to the antisemitic crowd that adores him
I recently returned from a short vacation in Israel. Visiting Israel should be a requirement for anyone actively engaged in the fight against antisemitism. It works like receiving an antidote. Nothing places the IHRA definition of antisemitism into perspective better than witnessing first-hand the enormous gulf between the democratic reality on Israel’s streets and the non-existent demon-state that is described in anti-Israel Facebook groups. It leaves with you a lasting clarity over the absurdity of the anti-Israel arguments.

Last week Israeli state TV ran a documentary on BDS (in Hebrew). I had given them access to my archives and was interviewed by them for the show. The team who made the documentary had met with Miko Peled in Israel. It is worth viewing this short segment to see how nasty Peled is in real life:

Most people know Peled’s backstory and I have no interest in repeating what others have written before. I was in the room when he spoke about giving Holocaust denial a platform. What always interests me is the support network. Miko Peled is an angry outcast, that nobody should have heard of. Instead he is given top billing at BDS events internationally. We know anti-Zionist Jews are a fringe group, so the question can be asked – just who is in the audience?

As my research into the Scottish Palestine Solidarity Campaign showed, when Jewish people stand up to claim there is no problem with antisemitism, half of the people in the room applauding are hard-core antisemites themselves (see case study on Jackie Walker event p91-110).

I argue that without this support network of antisemites, these fringe anti-Zionist Jews would not have an audience. By placing greater import on the antisemites than the few useful puppets they hide behind I also suggest that this is a more accurate way of looking at the problem. So when Miko Peled responded to my tweet of the video above, my natural instinct was to look at those people who were applauding him.

*It has to be said, that nobody is responsible for those that like, comment or share things they have written*. But that isn’t the point. I am not interested in individuals. Miko Peled is not responsible if one, two or five antisemites are in the audience, but when that level reaches 50% doesn’t it demand that we ask questions? Given the high levels of antisemitic thought present in his audience why is Miko Peled denying their existence?
Cary Nelson: Jasbir Puar Launches Women’s Studies on a Death Spiral
The National Women’s Studies Association (NWSA) has now crossed a further line in self-discreditation by honoring Jasbir Puar’s December 2017 book The Right to Maim: Debility, Capacity, Disability, a publication that discards evidentiary standards and instead bases its accusations against the Jewish state on its author’s personal fantasies. In September 2018 the NWSA awarded The Right to Maimits Alison Piepmeier Book Prize, describing the book as a “major milestone.” It has now officially endorsed an irresponsible and discriminatory research agenda for feminist faculty and students.

My book in manuscript—Israel Denial: Anti-Zionism, Anti-Semitism, & the Faculty Campaign Against the Jewish State—devotes its longest chapter (30,000 words) to an analysis of Jasbir Puar’s publications. Most anti-Israel faculty publications focus on debatable propositions. Not Puar. You can debate the claim that Israel discriminates against its Arab citizens, but so long as there is evidence of racism among some Israelis you cannot wholly discredit the accusation. Puar, however, makes arguments that can actually be proven factually right or wrong. They are consistently false.

Take one example: she claims that Israel has been stunting the growth of Palestinian children. Stunting (below normal height) means children are at greater risk for illness, reduced cognitive capacity, and premature death. The WHO, UNICEF, and other groups publish statistical reports on this and other health concerns. So does the Palestinian Authority. There are scores of published academic papers on the subject. All come to the same conclusion: comparing stunting rates across the world proves it is not a major health problem in Gaza or the West Bank. The WHO standard for classifying stunting as a major health concern is 20%. Stunting in the West Bank Gaza runs at 7-10% of children aged 1-5 years. By comparison, Egypt’s rate is 19.8%. Sub-Saharan Africa and Asia include countries with dramatically higher stunting rates: India (38.4%), Ethiopia (38.4%), Zambia (40%), Pakistan (45%), Madagascar (49.2%), Eritrea (50.2%), and Burundi (57.5%). Puar cites none of this research. If Israel is stunting the growth of Palestinian children it is doing a very poor job indeed.

To publish an anti-Zionist and anti-Semitic book without factual proof Puar did not have to find the long lost publisher of The Protocols of the Elders of Zion. She simply gave the manuscript to Duke University Press. There it would be judged by people within the echo-chamber of anti-Zionists who don’t care about facts. Their standard for original scholarship is “Tell us something bad about Israel we don’t already know.” Duke obviously did not do any independent fact-checking. It then added the Duke University imprimatur to a book that dishonors the University and should be withdrawn from publication. Instead, The Right to Maimwill probably earn Puar a full professorship at Rutgers. After all, distinguished scholars like Judith Butler have endorsed the book on its jacket. Credulous audiences in universities across the country applaud its arguments when Puar lectures. And now the book has a national award.
In Its Current Form, the Labor Party Threatens the Freedom and Safety of the UK’s Jews
Since Jeremy Corbyn became leader of the British Labor party in 2015, his indifference to anti-Semitism within his party’s ranks, friendliness with terrorists, and hostility toward Israel and Zionists have caused mounting public concern. Daniel Johnson assesses the state of affairs:

Corbyn’s long record of support for nations and organizations that are implacably opposed to the West is unprecedented. Rightly, the public is anxious about what this might portend, were he ever to occupy Downing Street. . . . Corbyn takes cognizance only of those Jews (a vanishingly small minority) who share his loathing of Israel—not unlike the [turn-of-the-century] anti-Semitic mayor of Vienna, Karl Lueger, who notoriously quipped: “I’ll decide who is a Jew.” . . .

Jeremy Corbyn is a guilty man who protests his innocence while presiding over a purge of any Labor MP who tells the truth. . . . And for what purpose? The Corbyn case is also about politics—electoral politics. In the words of Mehdi Hasan, now the political editor of the Huffington Post and a presenter for Al Jazeera, “anti-Semitism isn’t just tolerated in some sections of the British Muslim community; it’s routine and commonplace. . . . It’s our dirty little secret.” In the five years since Hasan made his confession, anti-Semitism has become the “dirty little secret” of another community: the left wing of the Labor party. And there is a connection: the left is targeting Muslim votes. No wonder Corbyn has greeted all accusations of anti-Semitism . . . with indifference or silence.

Instead of challenging this vile prejudice and demanding that Muslim community leaders address the canker in their midst, the Labor party has quietly acquiesced. It tolerates the Corbyn camp’s toadying to anti-Semitic preachers and demagogues. How different the outcome of the Corbyn case might have been if more Muslims had denounced the Labor leader to demonstrate their revulsion at anti-Semitism. . . .
'Corbyn anti-Semite who wants to return Britain to dark times'
Britain’s Parliament hosted Israeli Ambassador to the United Nations Danny Danon Tuesday.

In his address, the ambassador referred to statements made by opposition leader and Labour Party chairman Jeremy Corbyn, calling him “an anti-Semite who wants to return Britain to darker periods in its history.”

The ambassador added that “in his actions and statements, Corbyn gives oxygen to incidents of racism by embracing his terrorist friends and encouraging the activities of BDS. Israel stands by the Jewish community in England.”

Corbyn and the Labour Party have faced a string of scandals involving anti-Semitism and accusations of bigotry in recent months.

The Daily Mail has published photos of the Labour leader at a cemetery in Tunisia holding a wreath near the graves of some of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) terrorists who were responsible for the massacre of the 11 Israeli athletes at the 1972 Munich Olympics.

Days later, a picture emerged of Corbyn apparently making a salute linked to the Muslim Brotherhood organization.

That week, the Times of London published a picture of Corbyn meeting with the leader-in-exile of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) terrorist organization, only weeks before its members carried out an attack on a Jerusalem synagogue in which six people were murdered.
Non-Jews fight UK Labour anti-Semitism from the inside
Steeped in anti-Semitism accusations involving him and his supporters, British Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn has made many Jewish enemies — including inside his own party.

But one of his most effective critics is not Jewish. He is a meteorology student at the University of Reading who describes himself as “just a kid with a laptop.”

Denny Taylor, 20, has used that laptop to keep a running tally of party members who have flouted Labour’s own guidelines against hate speech and report them to the party’s ethics review panel.

Horrified at the revelations about Corbyn’s ties to anti-Semites, Taylor set up Labour Against Anti-Semitism, or LAAS, in 2016 with a few dozen non-Jewish and Jewish volunteers. He was 18 and had voted the previous year for Corbyn.
Denny Taylor founded the group Labour Against Anti-Semitism when he was 18. (Courtesy of Taylor/via JTA)

It was LAAS that last month reported to Labour’s ethics panel on an old recording in which Corbyn declared that Zionists “don’t understand English irony.” The group has flagged 1,200 alleged members who it said have breached the party’s guidelines against hate speech and has a backlog of about 2,000 additional cases of people engaging in what LAAS considers anti-Semitic rhetoric. LAAS has not reported the latter yet, according to its spokesman, Euan Philipps, who also is not Jewish.
Fliers on 4 college campuses blame Jews for Kavanaugh ruckus
Fliers blaming Jews for the sexual assault allegations against newly sworn-in Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh were posted on two University of California campuses, Berkeley and Davis, as well as at Vassar and Marist colleges, both located in the same city in New York state.

“Every time some Anti-White, Anti-American, Anti-freedom event takes place, you look at it, and it’s Jews behind it,” the fliers discovered Monday read.

The flier shows an image of Kavanaugh surrounded by caricatures of Jewish members of the US Senate with Stars of David drawn on their foreheads, as well as the Jewish billionaire George Soros, who has been accused of funding opposition to Kavanaugh. One of Kavanaugh’s accusers, Christine Blasey Ford, and the attorney for two others, Michael Avenatti, also are depicted with the words “Good Goy” written on their foreheads.

The fliers say they are “Brought to you by your local Stormer book club.”

According to the ADL, the Daily Stormer Book Club chapters, or SBCs, are “small crews of young white men who follow and support Andrew Anglin and his neo-Nazi website, the Daily Stormer.”

Petition Denouncing Upcoming Anti-Zionist Conference at UCLA Passes 2,000 Signatures
A petition urging the University of California, Los Angeles to reconsider hosting an upcoming anti-Zionist conference surpassed 2,000 signatories on Friday, amid a continuing outcry against the event.

The online petition — launched by the campus branch of the Committee for Accuracy in Middle East Reporting in America (CAMERA) — says the eighth annual National Students for Justice in Palestine (NSJP), which was first announced in August, “is designed to instill hatred towards and intolerance while proliferating lies about Israel.”

The event marks the largest annual gathering of NSJP activists, who help promote the boycott, divestment, and sanctions (BDS) movement against Israel on North American university campuses — a campaign denounced by major Jewish organizations, and opposed by both UCLA and UC regents.

The conference will seek to remind students “that Zionism … can be destroyed,” according to its organizers, who define Zionism — the movement that supports the Jewish people’s right to national self-determination — as “ethnic cleansing, destruction, mass expulsion, apartheid, and death.”

These objectives have drawn criticism from the UCLA branch of Students Supporting Israel (SSI), as well as the groups Alums for Campus Fairness at UCLA and StandWithUs, all of which oppose the BDS campaign.
New York City's Islamist Grant
On August 21, the New York City Council announced $250,000 in grants made to 14 Muslim community organizations, in collaboration with the New York Immigration Coalition. Alarmingly, three of the grant recipients are linked to Islamic extremism -- the Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR), the Muslim American Society (MAS) and the Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA).

Worse, it seems that ICNA, in particular, plans to use the money not for civic improvement but for religious proselytizing.

The grant announcement was made at ICNA's headquarters in Jamaica, Queens, after the jumu'ah prayer service. Present were the young speaker of the city council, Corey Johnson, and Councilman Daneek Miller, the sole Muslim member of the council.

Councilman Miller is no stranger to ICNA; his campaign website prominently features a photo of him speaking at the ICNA mosque.

ICNA was established in 1971, ostensibly as a "non-ethnic, non-sectarian" grassroots organization, with the aim of seeking the "establishment of the Islamic system of life as spelled out in the Qur'an."

In fact, it functions as the American arm of the Pakistani Islamist group Jamaat e-Islami (JI). Indeed, ICNA's international charity, Helping Hand for Relief and Development (HHRD), works closely with JI in Pakistan. Worse, in 2017 HHRD openly worked with the "political" wing of the murderous terror group Lashkar-e-Taiba.
Amazon Funnelled Cash to Salafist Org Founded by ‘Extremist’ UK-Based Saudi Scholar
Amazon has been funnelling cash to a Salafist ‘charity’ led by an Islamic scholar described as “one of the most dangerous men in Britain” by counter-extremists, a British newspaper has claimed.

The Jeff Bezos-led retail giant allowed the Muslim Research and Development Foundation (MRDF) founded by Saudi-born Haitham al-Haddad into its Amazon Smile programme, which allows customers to donate a percentage of their purchases to charity, according to a Times investigation.

Al-Haddad has been branded “dangerous” by the Quilliam counter-extremism think tank, and as “misogynistic, racist, and homophobic” by UK Government counter-extremism commissioner Sara Khan.

A series of controversial statements by the Salafist scholar — a graduate in Islamic law from the University of London’s School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) — have been compiled by The Times, advancing a range of hardline views.

These include claims that adulterous women should be stoned to death, and that he has, in fact, received “many requests from Western women… begging me to help them to find their way to a Muslim country to be stoned to death” so they could “avoid punishment in the afterlife” — although it is not revealed whether he actually did facilitate any voluntary executions of this kind.

“It is the Islamic punishment. What does the UK government want? Do they want Muslims to change their beliefs?” he demanded.
Bennett protests to University of Michigan over Netanyahu-Hitler comparison
Education Minister Naftali Bennett sent a letter to the University of Michigan’s President Mark Schlissel, urging him to oppose anti-Israel hatred on campus after a lecturer compared Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to Adolf Hitler, claiming both are guilty of genocide.

Bennett also raised a previous case of a University of Michigan professor who would not write a letter of recommendation for a student who wanted to study abroad in Israel, a spokesperson for the minister said in a statement Tuesday.

“The time has come for you as head of the university to make a strong stand against what has clearly become a trend of vitriolic hatred against the Jewish state on your campus,” Bennett wrote to the university president.

During a compulsory lecturer, speaker Emory Douglas, part of the “Penny Stamps Speakers Series Presentation” of the Stamps School of Art & Design, displayed a slide that showed a picture of Netanyahu and Hitler with the words “Guilty Of Genocide” written across their faces.

Below the photo was a definition of genocide as “The deliberate killing of a large group of people, especially those of a particular nation or ethnic group.”
Pamela Geller: Brown University Celebrates 'Palestinians' on 'Indigenous Peoples’ Day'
Last week, Brown University’s Office of Diversity and Multicultural Affairs sent out greeting for “Indigenous Peoples’ Day Weekend,” which has replaced Fall Weekend — Columbus Day weekend — in the uber-politically correct academic environment. Brown’s action is part of the larger effort by the academic left to cast Columbus as a villain and focus on Native Americans as sainted martyrs.

But as if this celebration weren’t politicized enough, Brown made it poisonously so by including the “Palestinians” among the “indigenous people” whose plight was being observed. But what makes this story extra insidious is the fact that the school took this anti-American movement and attempted to turn it into an anti-Israel day as well. The left is so desperate to attack Israel that they twisted their own attack on the U.S. to do so.

“Indigenous Peoples’ Day (IPD),” explained the Office of Diversity and Multicultural Affairs, “celebrates the resilience and accomplishments of Indigenous people and acknowledges the contemporary struggles indigenous communities face today. Further, IPD is an intervention against erasure, a principle barrier to the improvement of indigenous sovereignty and health status.”

The struggling indigenous people in question, according to the Diversity Office, included “567 Federally Recognized tribes, 61 State Recognized tribes,” as well as “Hawaiians and the people indigenous to its territories in the Caribbean and Pacific Oceans.” Many of these groups, the announcement went on, “experience profound disparities in health care access and health status compared to the general population, resulting in elevated rates of diabetes, liver disease, and other chronic diseases,” which are “exacerbated by a significant shortage of primary care physicians in Indigenous communities and a long-standing mistrust of the American health care system rooted in a history of genocide and forced assimilation.”
Boycott's new target: Bulldozer companies
Anti-Israel boycott (BDS) organizations recently identified a new target. Following the planned evacuation of Khan al-Ahmar, BDS is looking to boycott the bulldozers used to demolish the illegal structures.

Strategic application of measured violence and international sympathy have protected the Bedouins of Khan al-Ahmar from expulsion, and "stopped bulldozers, produced by international corporations to demolish homes and schools," a BDS statement said.

"The strategic BDS campaign is critical, as the Supreme Court approved demolition of Khan al-Ahmar to make way for illegal settlements on occupied Palestinian land, including corporations that manufacture and sell the bulldozers involved in the this destruction by Israel: JCB (UK), Caterpillar (USA), Volvo (Sweden), Hyundai (South Korea), Hitachi (Japan) and Liogong (China)."

Another organization involved in the planned boycott is "Who Profits", which tracks companies that are "commercially involved in Israeli and international companies in the continued Israeli control over Palestinian and Syrian land." The same organization sent boycott warning letters to bulldozer manufacturers. The organization's website also stated that the bulldozers of these companies are used for constructing Jewish settlement in Judea and Samaria as another reason for the boycott.

Lev HaOlam organization founder Attorney Nati Rom, who fights the global boycott and BDS organizations, said: "The BDS organization appears to be boycotting itself, and their steps become more and more ridiculous, as they spread their frustration to giant corporations." Lev HaOlam sends thousands of product packages from Judea and Samaria to Israeli supporters all over the world and is in contact with thousands of foreign citizens.
Minister: If US student held at airport renounces BDS views, we might let her in
Strategic Affairs Minister Gilad Erdan (Likud) on Tuesday said a US student of Palestinian descent, who has been held at Ben Gurion Airport for a week and faces deportation for allegedly supporting an Israel boycott, can leave Israel whenever she wants.

Erdan, whose ministry is responsible for countering the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions Movement against Israel, known as BDS, also said that if Lara Alqasem were to renounce her past activities and publicly declare that boycott efforts are not legitimate, he would reconsider her case.

Alqasem, 22, who has Palestinian grandparents, was prevented from entering the country after arriving at Ben Gurion Airport last Tuesday, despite having received a student visa from the Israeli Consulate in Miami to study in a masters program at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. She has been held in a airport detention facility ever since.

The Population Immigration and Border Authority has said the decision to stop Alqasem at the airport was due to her “boycott activity,” while Strategic Affairs Ministry officials said she was a member of the National Students for Justice in Palestine, a campus group that calls for boycotting Israel over its policies toward the Palestinians.

“They make a show as if Israel is imprisoning a student,” Erdan, who is also public security minister, told Army Radio on Tuesday morning. “She can go home to her country whenever she wants. This student stood at the head of a branch of an extreme organization, and it is not reasonable that she can come here and enjoy Israel’s academic benefits while she is trying to harm Israeli citizens.”
Government said to use Canary Mission blacklist to bar visitors
Reports by a secretive right-wing website that collects and publishes information about anti-Israel activity of university students and others are being used by Israeli authorities to question or ban people attempting to enter the country, according to a report Thursday.

Documents submitted by the Strategic Affairs and Public Diplomacy Ministry on Thursday show that an American student was barred from entering Israel because of “suspicion of boycott activity” based on four Facebook posts and information on the Canary Mission website, the Haaretz daily reported.

Canary Mission is an anonymous website that aims to name and shame anti-Israel activists on campus.

The site “documents individuals and organizations that promote hatred of the USA, Israel and Jews on North American college campuses,” according to its “About us” page.

Critics have accused it of seeking to intimidate pro-Palestinian college students and stifle their activism with the threat of a blacklist.

In August, the Forward newspaper reported that a number of activists believed their Canary Mission profiles were being used by border authorities when they were questioned while trying to enter Israel.
HRC Counterpoint In Chronicle Herald: Ben-Gurion Bashed Unfairly
Leech attacked Ben-Gurion as a Zionist terrorist and a promoter of the ethnic cleansing of Palestinians from Israel territory. He cited Ilan Pappe’s writings to support his own position. It would have been advisable for the Herald to have enlarged on Leech’s background: he’s a left-wing, vehement opponent of Israel and strong advocate of the BDS movement (Boycott, Divest, Sanction of Israeli goods and of Israel) — as is Pappe.

Leech is the editor of the on-line publication Palestine Journal which includes verbal attacks on Israel, and on Canada for supporting the latter. Among his articles, Leech has written, “Why Israel Should Not Exist” (2015), “Fighting Colonialism in Palestine and Canada” (2015) and “Canada’s support for Israel is a ‘hate crime’” (2015).

Palestine Journal, under Leech’s editorship, has links listed to several groups that are defined as terrorist groups by the Canadian government, as well as links to armed groups.

One questions why the Herald did not offer disclosure about Leech, why CBU proudly employs him to teach young college students, or why Leech’s use of settler colonialism (a deeply flawed historiographic and sociological paradigm) goes unanswered by Nova Scotia academics.

One is better served on the topic of Ben-Gurion and Israel by such books as Walter Laqueur’s A History of Zionism. Settler colonialism advocates among Canadian historians need to reappraise their stance, for this interpretative approach too readily lends itself to anti-Israeli treatises.

EU Civil Servant Convicted of Antisemitic Assault by Belgian Court Says He Will Appeal
The European Union civil servant found guilty last week of a vicious antisemitic assault in 2015 has said he will appeal the sentence handed down by a Belgian court.

Stefan Grech, a 49-year-old Maltese citizen, was convicted of incitement to hate or violence toward people of Jewish faith, violation of anti-racism laws, and assault aggravated by racial hatred following a violent altercation in a Brussels cafe in July 2015 — during which he violently attacked an Italian colleague, called her a “dirty Jewess,” and shouted that “the Jews are doing to the Palestinians what Hitler did to the Jews.”

On Oct. 2, Grech was given a three-year suspended sentence and ordered to pay his victim 500 euros in compensation by a court in Brussels. But over the weekend, the Times of Malta reported that Grech would appeal the sentence, accusing the Brussels-based Belgian League Against Antisemitism (LBCA) of launching a “witch-hunt” against him.

Prior to sentencing Grech — who holds a previous conviction for possession of child pornography — the court heard that on July 16, 2015, he had been celebrating his 10th anniversary as an employee of the European Commission with friends at L’Italiano cafe in the Belgian capital. After drinking heavily throughout the evening, Grech, who had been clutching a metal plaque commemorating the fascist leader Benito Mussolini, embarked on a tirade in praise of the late Italian dictator.

Confronted by a 50-year-old Italian woman who also works in a senior position at the European Commission, Grech attacked her when she pointed out to him that Mussolini had murdered thousands of Jews. Witnesses said that when she told Grech that she “could be Jewish,” he then struck her across the head with the metal plaque and attempted to strangle her. Throughout the assault, he yelled antisemitic epithets including, “dirty Jewess,” and, “You should have all been killed.”
Time's up - but no sign that the archive is moving
The deadline for the return of the Iraqi-Jewish archive - September 2018 - has come and gone, but there is still no sign of any movement on this issue.

Eylon Aslan-Levy has filed this report for i24 News: he interviews Harold Rhode, the man who found the archive in the flooded basement of the secret police headquarters in Baghdad in 2003.

The US shipped the random collection of documents, books and Torah scrolls - stolen by Saddam's regime - to the US to be restored, but promised to send it back to Iraq.

Rhode believes that to return the archive would be like returning stolen Jewish property to the Nazis. Iraqi-Jewish groups have been campaigning for the archive - which represents their community's history and heritage - to remain in the US. Four US senators have introduced a bill to this effect.

Inside Iron Dome's secret manufacturing plant
"Globes" visits the complex of bunkers where Rafael produces Israel's short range missile interceptors.

The complex of bunkers in which Rafael Advanced Defense Systems Ltd. is producing the Iron Dome missile interceptors looks just like you would imagine: it is well protected and guarded, the safety procedures in it are rigorous, and access to it is strictly limited to people with authorization. Those entering are received at a locked iron gate opened only by arrangement after being properly identified, even if the person involved is the head of the project himself. There are illuminated signs on the high fences enclosing the secret bunkers reading, "Work with explosives is taking place in this compound."

The condition for entering the bunker in which final assembly of the missile takes place is leaving behind any device capable of broadcasting or creating static electricity. Cameras, telephones, and recording devices are out of bounds. A heavy door opens, showing long white corridor leading to workspace whose purpose is unmistakable: Tamir Iron Dome interceptor missiles that Rafael employees have been manufacturing for the past seven years are piled on a cart in the center of the room.

Only a few people working at Rafael and the Ministry of Defense know just how many of these missiles have been produced to date. They are keeping this number secret; they merely give a wink to the curious, as if to say, "Don't worry; we've got enough."

The well-built Tamir is colored in glittering silver and gold, weighing 90 kilograms with a three-meter length. It has earned great praise with 1,800 interceptions of rockets fired against vulnerable human and property targets in populous areas in southern and northern Israel.

"Every missile leaving here gets a pat and a kiss"
Sonia Orbuch, Who Fought the Nazis as a Teenager, Has Died at 93
As a teenager, Sonia Orbuch joined a group of partisans fighting the Nazis in Eastern Europe. She survived the war and settled in America. At 93, Orbuch died last Sunday at her home in Corte Madera, California.

In 1941 Orbuch was 16 years old and still known by her given name as Sarah Shainwald, when the Nazis occupied her hometown in eastern Poland and began killing Jews in Luboml’s ghetto. Shainwald and her family fled for the forests and after surviving the frozen winter, joined a band of Soviet partisans to fight back against the Nazis. Her fellow resistance fighters changed her name to Sonia because it sounded less Jewish.

The profile of Orbuch on The Jewish Partisan Educational Foundation (JPEF—a group Orbuch helped to found) website describes her actions as a Partisan and her family’s eventual decision to break with the resistance.

Sonia began her new life in the forest encampment that served as a base for missions of sabotage and resistance. Early on, Sonia was assigned to guard duty and providing first-aid on missions to mine enemy train tracks. With little training, Sonia learned the skills of a field-hospital aide, treating the wounds of injured partisans, using whatever makeshift supplies were available. To avoid possible torture and interrogation in the event of capture, Sonia carried two hand grenades: “One for the enemy, and one for myself.”

… In 1944, Sonia and her parents faced the decision of either leaving the partisans or joining the Red Army. They decided to leave the partisans and took refuge in an abandoned house infected with typhus, a condition they were unaware of at the time. The typhus soon claimed Sonia’s mother, leaving only Sonia and her father.

Towards the end of the war, as German forces retreated, Orbuch and her family returned to Luboml and found that of the 8,000 Jews who had lived there before the war, 50 remained.
Childhood friends separated by Holocaust reunite 75 years later
"Estike," Chaya Levy called out as her childhood friend Esther Sheinberg walked in through the door to her apartment and the two met in person for the first time in 75 years.

After greeting one another with warm embraces and kisses, the two sat down to reminisce about what it was like growing up in the Transylvanian village of Beclean, in what is now Romania.

Up until Sunday, neither of the childhood friends could ever have imagined the other had survived the Holocaust.

Both Levy, 91, and Sheinberg, 88, were deported to the Auschwitz death camp in Poland. At the end of the war, they both made the decision to move to Israel, where they unknowingly lived adjacent to one another in the central Israeli city of Bnei Brak for a short time.

The reunion between the two friends came about by accident when their daughters were introduced through a mutual friend and ended up spending the Sukkot holiday together in Safed. While there, they were surprised to discover that both their mothers had grown up in the same village in what was then Hungary. When the daughters later told their mothers about the other girl who had grown up in Beclean, Levy and Sheinberg immediately recognized the other's name and remembered their childhood friend.
France Awards Top Honours to Nazi Hunters Serge and Beate Klarsfeld
France’s most famous Nazi hunters, Serge Klarsfeld and his German wife Beate, received top honours in a ceremony led by French President Emmanuel Macron on Monday.

Serge Klarsfeld, 83, received the Grand Cross of the Legion of Honour, France’s highest award, while the 79-year-old Beate Klarsfeld received the National Order of Merit, having already been decorated with the Legion of Honour in 2014, with the rank of Grand Officer.

The Chief Rabbi of France Haim Korsia was among those who attended the ceremony at the Elysee Palace limited to family and close friends and associates.

Born September 17, 1935, in the Romanian capital Bucharest, Serge Klarsfeld escaped the Holocaust after his family moved to France but saw his father taken away to die in the Auschwitz Nazi concentration camp.

He was naturalised in 1950, and 10 years later, while studying at the prestigious Science-Po university in Paris, Klarsfled met Beate Kuenzel, the daughter of a former German soldier, on a metro platform.

The two, who married three years later, decided to bring fugitive Nazis to justice, a mission they pursued for more than half a century.
During visit to Israel, actor Gerard Butler says 'may decide to stay'
Gerard Butler's irresistible smile and hypnotizing blue eyes can almost convince anyone that he really is capable of saving the world, the way the Scottish actor often does in the movies ("Olympus Has Fallen"; "London Has Fallen") and that's precisely what he does in his latest film, "Hunter Killer," which will hit theaters on October 25.

On the occasion of the Israeli premiere of the film, Butler, 48, has arrived in Israel to attend the glamorous event. This is quite unusual, as Hollywood actors seldom attend premieres in Israel, but the film's Israeli producer, Avi Lerner, may have had a hand in convincing the Hollywood star to come this time.

"It is very challenging to bring an artist of this caliber to Israel," Lerner said. "He only came because I'm Israeli. I asked him to come. This is our sixth movie together, and I'm very pleased that he came."

In the film, which Butler also co-produced, Joe Glass, played by Butler, is the captain of an American submarine on a rescue mission. On the way to rescue a submarine in distress, Glass and his crew come across a Russian coup and must rescue the kidnapped Russian president from rebels who are threatening the world order. The film takes place almost entirely in the submarine.

When asked about the political undertones of the film, which are particularly relevant in the current climate, he says, "I am interested in politics, but I didn't come to Israel to talk about politics."
Jewish Actor William Shatner Talks About Facing a ‘Great Deal’ of Antisemitism as a Child
Jewish Canadian actor William Shatner opened up in a recent interview about being the target of antisemites during his childhood.

The 87-year-old, who is best known for his role as Captain James T. Kirk in Star Trek, told The Sydney Morning Herald that he experienced “a great deal” of antisemitism growing up in Montreal, a city that was mostly Catholic. Shatner said the discrimination that he faced for being Jewish was “very difficult” for him to deal with.

“I’m shaped by a lot of battles from six years old up until now,” he explained before revealing the kind of antisemitism he regularly faced. “Fights, every day, with one or more kids my size or bigger. Somebody recently showed me a high school graduation book. There I was — a nice-looking boy — and my nickname was ‘Toughie’ because I was always fighting and being attacked. Kids would all crowd around, yelling, ‘Fight! Fight! Fight!’”

During his time at McGill University in Montreal the antisemitism continued, he told The Sydney Morning Herald. He said, “The university I went to had a quota. How I made it through the quota, I don’t know. There was a limit to the number of Jewish kids who could go to that university, no matter how qualified they were.”

Archaeologists unearth 2000-year-old Hebrew 'Jerusalem' inscription
The earliest written inscription of the word Jerusalem written in Hebrew on a 2,000 year old column drum was unveiled on Tuesday at a press conference at The Israel Museum in Jerusalem.

The limestone column drum that dates back to the Second Temple period, was discovered 10 months ago on an excavation site near the International Convention Center in Jerusalem.

The words: “Hanania son of Dudolos from Jerusalem” was etched on the column which was part of a building that stood in a Jewish potters village near the entrance of the Jerusalem some 2,000 years ago.

Prior to this discovery, the city's name was written as Yerushalem or Shalem in Hebrew, this inscription was the first time the city was written as Yerushalayim in Hebrew characters.

The word Jerusalem was found on silver coins dating before the time of this column, but they were written in Aramaic.

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          Dr. Milagro, el médico de las mujeres ultrajadas - El Nuevo Diario      Cache   Translate Page      

Trabajar sin descanso y nunca resignarse ante el horror. Esta es la máxima de Denis Mukwege, el doctor que “repara” a las mujeres violadas en el este de la República Democrática del Congo (RDC) y que este viernes ganó el Premio Nobel de la Paz junto a la yazidí Nadia Murad.

A dos meses y medio de unas cruciales elecciones en RDC, el jurado del Nobel ha recompensado asimismo a una de las voces más críticas hacia el régimen del presidente Joseph Kabila, más escuchada en el extranjero que en el propio país.

“El hombre deja de ser hombre cuando no sabe dar amor ni esperanza a los demás”, declaró en 2015 a los empleados del hospital de Panzi que dirige en Bukavu, capital de la provincia de Kivu del Sur.

Tiene 63 años, está casado y es padre de 5  hijos. Estudió en Francia, donde pudo trabajar, pero no lo hizo. Optó por regresar a su país y quedarse en él durante los momentos más oscuros.

Su padre, un pastor pentecostal, le ha inculcado la fe. Es muy creyente y “vive sus valores en todo lo que hace” y sobre todo “nunca se da por vencido”, cuenta una europea que colaboró con él varios años en Panzi.

Su combate por la dignidad de las mujeres víctimas de los conflictos que devastan el este de la República Democrática del Congo, desde hace más de 20 años, lo expone a todo tipo de peligros.

Está acostumbrado a las amenazas. Una noche de octubre de 2012 escapó a un intento de atentado. Después de un breve exilio en Europa, en enero de 2013 regresó a Bukavu. No podía abandonar a sus pacientes.

Viaja a menudo al extranjero para alertar sobre la tragedia del este congoleño y denunciar el recurso a la violación como “arma de destrucción masiva” en las guerras.

el hospital panzi en bukavu, república democrática del congo. AFP\END

Entre dos viajes al extranjero, como este año a Irak para luchar contra la estigmatización de las mujeres violadas yazidíes, se ve obligado a vivir recluido en su hospital bajo la protección permanente de soldados de la Misión de las Naciones Unidas en Congo (Monusco).

“Es un hombre recto, justo e íntegro, pero intratable con la mediocridad”, describe el doctor Levi Luhiriri, médico del hospital.

“El doctor Milagro”

Denis Mukwege nació en marzo de 1955 en Bukavu, en lo que antes era el Congo belga. Es el tercero de nueve hijos. Después de cursar estudios de Medicina en el vecino Burundi, regresó a su país para ejercer en el hospital de Lemera, en Kivu del Sur.

Fue entonces cuando descubrió el dolor de las mujeres que por falta de cuidados sufren graves lesiones genitales posparto que las condenan a una incontinencia permanente.

Se especializó en Ginecología y Obstetricia en Francia. Volvió a Lemera en 1989, al servicio de Ginecología del hospital, un centro que quedó en ruinas cuando estalló la primera guerra del Congo en 1996.

En 1999, el doctor Mukwege creó el hospital de Panzi. Lo concibió para permitir a las mujeres dar a luz en condiciones óptimas. En poco tiempo, el centro se convirtió en una clínica de tratamiento de las violaciones debido al horror de la segunda guerra del Congo (1998-2003), durante la que se cometieron numerosas violaciones masivas.

Esta “guerra contra el cuerpo de las mujeres”, como recuerda el médico, continúa por la presencia de milicias en zonas del norte y del sur de Kivu.

El cirujano tiene manos prodigiosas. Lo llaman el “doctor milagro” porque gracias a él muchas mujeres han podido recuperarse. En 2015 obtuvo el grado de profesor de la universidad libre de Bruselas, donde defendió su tesis sobre el tratamiento de las “fístulas traumáticas urogenitales”.

Su labor le ha valido recompensas en Europa, Estados Unidos y Asia.

Este defensor de la dignidad humana desborda de energía, y en 2014 fundó un movimiento feminista masculino, V-Men Congo.

Es imagen de una campaña mundial que incita a las grandes multinacionales a controlar sus cadenas de aprovisionamiento para asegurarse de que no compran “minerales de sangre”, que contribuyen a alimentar la violencia en el este del Congo.

Desde 2015, su país atraviesa una crisis política salpicada de violencia. También lo condena. “El hombre que repara las mujeres”, como describe un documental sobre su combate, ha denunciado “el clima de opresión [...] y la restricción del espacio de las libertades fundamentales”.

A aquellos que piensen que tiene aspiraciones políticas, les dice que lo único que le importa son sus pacientes, pero que no se crean que renunciará a la libertad de expresión. 

“A las mujeres víctimas de conflictos y de violencia diaria”

“Este premio Nobel supone un reconocimiento del sufrimiento y de la falta de una reparación justa a favor de las mujeres víctimas de violaciones y de violencia sexual en todos los países del mundo y en todos los continentes”, dijo en una breve declaración ante la prensa en su hospital de Panzi, en Bukavu, en el este de la República Democrática del Congo (RDC).

El ginecólogo Denis Mukwege, uno de los dos laureados con el premio Nobel de la Paz, dedicó el galardón “a las mujeres de todos los países víctimas de conflictos y enfrentadas a la violencia diaria”. AFP\END

“Es un paso importante hacia esta reparación tan esperada que le debemos a esas mujeres que tanto sufrieron”, añadió y dijo esperar que el premio pueda ayudar a las víctimas en zonas de conflicto.

Mukwege se declaró “honrado” por obtener su premio junto a la yazidí Nadia Murat, “con quien comparto esta lucha”.

“Fui testigo durante casi 20 años de crímenes de guerra contra las mujeres, jóvenes, niñas, bebés”, recordó el doctor, quien afirma haber operado a unas 50,000 mujeres víctimas de violencia sexual en Kivu, en el este de República Democrática del Congo.

“Me gustaría decirles que, con este premio, el mundo las escucha y rechaza la indiferencia. El mundo se niega a permanecer de brazos cruzados frente a su sufrimiento”, aseguró a las mujeres víctimas.

          World's Most Powerful Passport Revealed As Countries' Global Rankings Shift      Cache   Translate Page      
Japan passport holders will find it easier than ever to travel the world, as their travel documents have just moved up in the global Henley Passport Index to take the top spot.

The Henley Passport Index is a ranking of all of the passports in the world based on the number of countries their holders can travel to visa-free.

Until now Japan had been sharing joint first place with Singapore, which gained visa-free access to Uzbekistan earlier this year bringing its total to 189 countries.

However, earlier this month Japan gained visa-free access to Myanmar bringing its total to 190 - once again taking it to the top spot.

It's still a milestone for both Japan and Singapore, as 2018 is the first year in the index's 13-year history that either of them has had the most powerful passport in the world.
Both are way ahead of the UK and US which share fifth place with Portugal, the Netherlands, Austria and Luxembourg - but it's worth noting that the top four spots are shared by 10 countries.

Experts had previously revealed that the UK ranking is unlikely to increase until there is certainty regarding Brexit.
Full Henley Passport Index 2018

    Japan (190 countries)
    Singapore (189 countries)
    Germany, France, South Korea (188 countries)
    Denmark, Finland, Italy, Sweden, Spain (187 countries)
    Norway, UK, Austria, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Portugal, USA (186 countries)
    Belgium, Switzerland, Ireland, Canada (185 countries)
    Australia, Greece, Malta (183 countries)
    New Zealand, Czech Republic (182 countries)
    Iceland (181 countries)
    Hungary, Slovenia, Malyasia (180 countries)
    Slovakia, Latvia, Lithuania (179 countries)
    Liechtenstein, Estonia (178 countries)
    Poland (175 countries)
    Monaco, Chile (174 countries)
    Cyprus (173 countries)
    Brazil (171 countries)
    Argentina, Hong Kong (170 countries)
    Croatia, Bulgaria, Romania (169 countries)
    Andorra, San Marino (168 countries)
    Brunei (165 countries)
    Israel, Barbados, UAE (161 countries)
    Mexico (158 countries)
    Bahamas (155 countries)
    Uruguay (154 countries)
    Seychelles (152 countries)
    St Kitts & Nevis (151 countries)
    Antigua (150 countries)
    Costa Rica (149 countries)
    Vatican City, Taiwan (148 countries)
    Trinidad and Tobago (147 countries)
    Mauritius, St Lucia (146 countries)
    St Vincent and the Grenadines (145 countries)
    Macao, Grenada (144 countries)
    Paraguay (143 countries)
    Panama (141 countries)
    Venezulea, Honduras (138 countries)
    Dominica, Guatemala, El Savador (137 countries)
    Peru (135 countries)
    Serbia, Solomon Islands (130 countries)
    Samoa, Vanuatu (129 countries)
    Nicaragua, Ukraine (128 countries)
    Colombia, Tuvalu (127 countries)
    Macedonia (125 countries)
    Marshall Islands, Tonga (124 countries)
    Kiribati, Montenegro (123 countries)
    Micronesia, Moldova (122 countries)
    Russia, Palau Islands (119 countries)
    Bosnia and Herzegovina (118 countries)
    Albania (114 countries)
    Georgia (112 countries)
    Turkey (111 countries)
    South Africa (102 countries)
    Belize (101 countries)
    Timor-Leste (98 countries)
    Ecuador, Kuwait (93 countries)
    Fiji (90 countries)
    Guyana (88 countries)
    Maldives (87 countries)
    Nauru (86 countries)
    Qatar (85 countries)
    Jamaica (84 countries)
    Papua New Guinea (83 countries)
    Botswana (82 countries)
    Bahrain (81 countries)
    Suriname (80 countries)
    Bolivia (79 countries)
    Oman (78 countries)
    Belarus, Thailand (77 countries)
    Namibia, Kazakhstan (76 countries)
    Saudi Arabia (75 countries)
    Lesotho, China (74 countries)
    Indonesia (73 countries)
    Swaziland, Kenya, Malawi (71 countries)
    Gambia, Tanzania, Zambia (68 countries)
    Tunisia, Azerbaijan, Philippines, Dominican Republic (66 countries)
    Cape Verde, Cuba (65 countries)
    Uganda, Zimbabwe (64 countries)
    Ghana, Kyrgyzstan (63 countries)
    Sierra Leone (62 countries)
    Armenia, Benin, Morocco, Mongolia (61 countries)
    India (60 countries)
    Uzbekistan (59 countries)
    Sao Tome, Mauritania, Mozambique, Tajikistan (58 countries)
    Burkina Faso (57 countries)
    Senegal, Cote d'Ivoire, Guinea (56 countries)
    Mali, Gabon, Bhutan (55 countries)
    Togo, Niger, Cambodia, Rwanda (54 countries)
    Chad, Madagascar, Guinea-Bissau, Turkmenistan (53 countries)
    Comores Islands, Equatorial Guinea, Haiti, Laos (52 countries)
    Vietnam (51 countries)
    Algeria, Jordan (50 countries)
    Central African Republic, Angola, Egypt (49 countries)
    Cameroon, Myanmar (48 countries)
    Liberia, Nigeria, Congo (Republic) (47 countries)
    Burundi (46 countries)
    Djibouti (45 countries)
    Kosovo (44 countries)
    Congo (Democratic Republic), Iran (43 countries)
    Sri Lanka, Ethiopia, North Korea (42 countries)
    South Sudan, Bangladesh, Lebanon, Libya (41 countries)
    Nepal (40 countries)
    Sudan, Eritrea, Palestinian Territory (39 countries)
    Yemen (37 countries)
    Pakistan (33 countries)
    Somalia, Syria (32 countries)
    Iraq, Afghanistan (30 countries)

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Le vice-président de l’Union nationale des associations de supporters des Aigles du Mali (UNASAM), Cheickné Demba, demande aux supporters de se mobiliser, le vendredi 12 octobre, pour soutenir les Aigles dans leur choc contre les Hirondelles du Burundi, au stade du 26 Mars. « Je demande à tous les Maliens...

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L’international malien, Amadou Haïdara du Red Bull Salzburg, champion d’Autriche et demi-finaliste de l’Europa League en 2017, est  nominé pour le Trophée Kopa 2018. Le jeune milieu de terrain est actuellement en regroupement avec les Aigles pour la préparation des deux matches capitaux contre les Hirondelles de Burundi. En marge...

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          World: Les réfugiés font les frais d’une importante pénurie de fonds      Cache   Translate Page      
Source: UN High Commissioner for Refugees
Country: Afghanistan, Burundi, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Somalia, South Sudan, Syrian Arab Republic, World

Ceci est un résumé des déclarations du porte-parole du HCR Babar Baloch – à qui toute citation peut être attribuée – lors de la conférence de presse du 09 octobre 2018 au Palais des Nations à Genève.

Selon un nouveau rapport du HCR, l’Agence des Nations Unies pour les réfugiés, publié aujourd'hui par le Service du HCR pour la mobilisation des ressources et des relations avec les donateurs, le financement pour l’aide et l’assistance aux personnes déracinées et aux apatrides à travers le monde se réduit. A peine plus de la moitié des besoins sont satisfaits. Les difficultés et les risques s'aggravent pour de nombreux réfugiés et déplacés internes ainsi que pour les communautés d’accueil.

Avec 68,5 millions de personnes déracinées à travers le monde au début de cette année, l’aide financière des gouvernements pour l’assistance et la protection des réfugiés, ou d’autres situations de déplacement, a rarement été sous une telle pression. Sur la base des contributions versées à ce jour, nous prévoyons que le financement pour 2018 ne couvrira que 55 pour cent des 8,2 milliards de dollars dont nous avons besoin. Ce chiffre était de 56,6 pour cent en 2017 et de 58 pour cent en 2016. En un mot, le financement des donateurs accuse un retard croissant, alors que le nombre de personnes déracinées à travers le monde est en augmentation.

Et les conséquences pour les réfugiés et les personnes déplacées en particulier sont bien concrètes. Situation après situation, nous constatons une augmentation de la malnutrition, des installations sanitaires surpeuplées, des logements et des abris de plus en plus délabrés, des enfants dans des salles de classe surpeuplées ou sans école, et des risques croissants en matière de protection en raison de la pénurie de personnel pour traiter les enfants non accompagnés, les victimes ou la violence sexuelle.

Le Burundi, la République démocratique du Congo, le Soudan du Sud, l’Afghanistan, la Somalie et la Syrie sont les six pays où la situation des réfugiés et des personnes déplacées est fortement compromise.

Le HCR exprime sa gratitude aux donateurs pour leur appui essentiel. La nature flexible des dons permet d’atténuer l’impact des crises, et d’allouer les fonds là où les besoins sont critiques.

Situation Burundi

La situation des réfugiés burundais arrive en tête avec un financement estimé seulement à 28 pour cent des 206 millions de dollars nécessaires. L’impact se fait expressément ressentir dans tous les domaines de l’aide en faveur des 400 000 réfugiés dans les pays voisins.

Les réfugiés ne peuvent plus nourrir leurs familles suite aux réductions des rations alimentaires. Les abris sont délabrés dans certains endroits, les centres de santé ont du mal à faire face au nombre de patients, les salles de classe sont surpeuplées et la capacité de fournir des services de soutien aux enfants non accompagnés et aux victimes de violences sexuelles est très limitée.

En Tanzanie, des années après leur arrivée, environ 52 pour cent des 232 716 réfugiés burundais vivent toujours dans des abris d’urgence et presque 18 000 élèves réfugiés suivent des cours en plein air sous les arbres.

Dans le campement de Nakivale, en Ouganda, des milliers de familles réfugiées doivent utiliser des latrines communes, ce qui leur fait courir des risques élevés en matière d’épidémies et du besoin d’intimité. Les femmes et les enfants sont en particulier exposés à des risques élevés en matière de protection. Avec du matériel pédagogique insuffisant et des salles de classe surpeuplées, l’éducation est rudimentaire.

Le manque de fonds a contraint le HCR à mettre fin à son programme d’assistance en espèces dans le camp de Mahama, au Rwanda, qui accueille 19 500 familles. Cela a gravement affecté la capacité des réfugiés à subvenir à leurs besoins essentiels.

Situation République démocratique du Congo

En ce qui concerne la République démocratique du Congo affectée par le conflit, ainsi que les pays accueillant des réfugiés congolais, le HCR n’a reçu jusqu’à présent que 31 pour cent des fonds nécessaires sur les 369 millions de dollars recherchés.

Le financement limité affecte l’accès à l’éducation et aux soins de santé, ainsi que les activités de subsistance, en particulier à destination des jeunes. Dans les pays hôtes qui accueillent près de 800 000 réfugiés, les camps et les installations ont dépassé leur capacité initiale d’accueil mais doivent encore accueillir de nouveaux arrivants réfugiés.

Les normes minimales sont souvent difficiles à respecter en ce qui concerne les distributions alimentaires, les niveaux nutritionnels, la santé et d’autres besoins fondamentaux.

A l’intérieur de la RDC, des fonds d’urgence sont nécessaires pour décongestionner les camps et les sites de déplacés afin d’enrayer la propagation des maladies transmissibles.

Situation Afghanistan

Alors que le conflit dure depuis près de quatre décennies, environ 2,4 millions d’Afghans vivent au Pakistan et en Iran en tant que réfugiés. Par ailleurs, 1,9 million de personnes sont également déplacées en Afghanistan. Les opérations du HCR pour 2018 pour ces trois crises sont financées à hauteur de 32 pour cent par rapport aux besoins, soit 304 millions de dollars.

En Afghanistan, le manque de financement affecte les projets du HCR dans 60 localités. Ces projets comprennent l’aide à 132 700 familles afghanes pour réhabiliter et construire des logements dans le cadre de programmes « cash for work » (travail contre espèces), le soutien au micro-entreprises, la fourniture de panneaux solaires pour les systèmes d’éclairage dans les maisons ou l’allocation d’espaces adaptés aux jeunes et aux femmes.

Au Pakistan, qui accueille 1,4 million de réfugiés afghans, le manque de financement affecte la gratuité de l’enseignement primaire pour 57 000 enfants réfugiés ainsi que les services de santé de base dans 54 villages de réfugiés. Le manque d’accès aux services sociaux, comme la santé et l’éducation, ainsi que la baisse des formations sur les moyens de subsistance pourrait forcer les réfugiés à partir ou à retourner en Afghanistan.

En Iran, le manque de financement signifie que moins de réfugiés vulnérables bénéficient d’une prime subventionnée pour l’affiliation au régime national d’assurance maladie et que les réfugiés les plus vulnérables ne pourraient donc pas se permettre de s’inscrire. La baisse du soutien au système de soins de santé primaires réduirait la disponibilité des services dans les régions reculées. La baisse d’investissement dans le système éducatif limite la scolarisation des enfants afghans.

Situation Soudan

Le conflit en cours dans la plus jeune nation au monde a forcé environ 2,4 millions de personnes à devenir des réfugiés, tandis que deux millions d’autres sont déplacées à l’intérieur du pays. L’appel de fonds du HCR pour un montant de 783 millions de dollars en faveur des réfugiés et des déplacés internes n’est financé qu’à hauteur de 33 pour cent.

Faute de fonds suffisants, l’aide alimentaire pour les réfugiés a été interrompue à de nombreuses reprises. Les taux élevés de malnutrition aiguë globale (MAG) et de malnutrition aiguë sévère (MAS) signalés dans les pays d’asile ont aggravé les tous premiers problèmes en matière de protection auxquels sont confrontés les réfugiés sud-soudanais avant leur fuite, en particulier les femmes, les enfants et les jeunes.

Des rations complètes n’ont été distribuées qu’aux réfugiés au Kenya et en Ouganda et à 75% des réfugiés en République centrafricaine. Environ sept pour cent des réfugiés sud-soudanais vivent dans des abris semi-permanents.

Au Soudan, environ 80 000 réfugiés n’ont toujours pas accès à des latrines dans les 10 camps. Dans certains cas, plus de 70 personnes utilisent la même latrine commune. 57 000 réfugiés vivent dans des installations informelles à Khartoum sans aucune assistance.

En Ouganda, le manque de ressources ne permet pas de disposer de suffisamment de personnel pour assurer la qualité des services de protection de l’enfance et un suivi adéquat des enfants pris en charge. Un travailleur social s’occupe de 150 enfants. Les enfants représentent 63 pour cent de la population réfugiée. L’approvisionnement en eau des réfugiés demeure également inférieur à la norme.

Situation Syrie

Environ 5,6 millions de réfugiés syriens dans la région et 6,2 millions de déplacés à l’intérieur du pays sont directement affectés par le manque de fonds. L’appel de fonds du HCR, d’un montant de 1,968 milliard de dollars pour la crise syrienne, n’est financé qu’à hauteur de 35 pour cent.

Le HCR est confronté à un défi de taille : venir en aide à 1,3 million de réfugiés syriens dans la région et 1,35 million de déplacés internes et de rapatriés en Syrie, avec une aide pour les équipements contre la saison hivernale. L’aide en espèces durant la saison d’hiver est particulièrement importante au Liban et en Jordanie. Elle constitue un moyen efficace et essentiel d’aider les réfugiés pendant l’hiver.

Sans financement supplémentaire, l’aide en espèces cessera en novembre. Cela pourrait avoir un impact dévastateur sur les familles de réfugiés en Jordanie et au Liban, où la majorité des familles vivent sous le seuil de pauvreté. Environ un demi-million de réfugiés ont cruellement besoin d’un financement pour payer leur loyer, subvenir à leurs besoins quotidiens et maintenir leur accès aux services essentiels.

L’inflation des coûts liés aux soins de santé augmente le risque que les familles de réfugiés ne soient même pas en mesure d’obtenir les services médicaux essentiels, comme la vaccination des enfants. Des ressources sont nécessaires pour fournir des soins de santé à 35 000 réfugiés syriens vulnérables dans la région, en particulier en Jordanie et au Liban.

Situation Somalie

Plus d’un million de réfugiés somaliens sont accueillis dans six pays et deux autres millions sont déplacés à l’intérieur du pays. Le HCR recherche 522 millions de dollars pour l’aide aux réfugiés et aux déplacés somaliens. A ce jour, cette opération est financée à hauteur de 37 pour cent.

Après des décennies de conflit, la vie des Somaliens s’est quelque peu améliorée, mais la situation reste fragile et nécessite un soutien continu. L’absence de soutien aux réfugiés et aux communautés d’accueil pourrait entraîner une détérioration des conditions humanitaires, donner l’impression d’un manque de soutien aux communautés d’accueil et précipiter les retours de réfugiés avant que le gouvernement somalien ne soit en capacité de les accueillir et les intégrer.

Vous trouverez toutes les informations sur les situations confontées aux plus importantes pénuries de fonds dans la brochure disponible ici (version anglaise).

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Cuando la violencia se materializa para destrozar el interior de los cuerpos femeninos y, al mismo tiempo, algunos se esfuerzan por recomponer la dignidad de las personas. El pasado viernes cinco de octubre fueron anunciados los que recibirán el Premio Nobel de la Paz 2018: Nadia Murad y Denis Mukwege. Ambos fueron seleccionados por su contribución a tratar de poner fin a la violencia sexual como arma de guerra. Esta designación permite apuntar al menos tres cosas: el cuerpo femenino como territorio de guerra, los márgenes de ese territorio y la idea de paz implícita en el premio.

Nadia Murad originaria de Sinjar en Irak. Pertenece a la minoritaria tradición religiosa del yazidismo. A los 19 fue capturada, vendida y convertida en esclava sexual de fuerzas armadas del Estado Islámico. Fue sometida por tres meses hasta que logró escapar. Su madre y seis hermanos fueron asesinados. Tuvo que sobrevivir, también, a los campos de refugiados hasta que encontró acogida en Alemania. Actualmente, con 25 años, es activista contra los genocidios y la violencia sexual.

Denis Mukwege nació en Bukavu, República Democrática del Congo (antes Congo belga). De tradición evangélico pentecostal. Estudió medicina general en la Universidad de Burundi, en el país del mismo nombre (antigua colonia alemana y, después de la Gran Guerra, colonia belga). Se especializó en ginecología en la Universidad de Angers, ubicada en la región de los Países de Loira, al poniente de Francia. Realiza tratamientos a las víctimas de violación en contextos de guerra. Denuncia activamente el abuso sexual como arma de guerra.

La violencia armada en el contexto de un modelo clásico de guerra se desarrolla más allá del frente. Las fuerzas bélicas se disputan las fuentes de poder que hay en una sociedad, los símbolos y discursos que dan sentido a la vida cotidiana. También se disputan las corporalidades. Los cuerpos masculinos normalmente son considerados como un posible rival en las batallas, basta con eliminarlos para mermar el "arsenal" del enemigo. Los cuerpos femeninos, sin embargo, son asumidos muchas veces como botín de guerra.

Se arrebatan los cuerpos femeninos del rival y sobre ellos se extiende el campo de batalla. Estos "objetos" sirven para comunicar al enemigo el nivel de poder que se tiene. Los cuerpos de las mujeres son sometidos a la violación sexual como procedimiento que sirve para demostrar superioridad, dominio y control. Bajo esta lógica, se considera necesario garantizar que sobreviva el número suficiente de cuerpos femeninos para prolongar el disfrute del vencedor, así como también, para ser utilizados como medio de producción económica mediante la venta o explotación.

Los márgenes del territorio de guerra. El horror no se detiene en el cuerpo femenino. Suelen existir otros cuerpos que quedan en las orillas del "campo de batalla", pero que experimentan las mismas u otras tácticas de violencia sexual. Menores de edad, ancianos, lesbianas, homosexuales, transexuales, otras corporalidades que son sometidas por las dinámicas de poder bélicas y que siguen quedando fuera de las miradas que vigilan y denuncian violaciones de los derechos humanos en contextos de guerra.

El colonialismo de la paz. Las dos personas que recibirán el Premio Nobel este año lo harán con méritos personales más cualificados que los mandatarios que lo recibieron en años recientes. Al mismo tiempo, son activistas que permiten ver solamente a un tipo de grupo armado y a un cierto bloque de intereses. Si junto con ellos fueran galardonados activistas de los mismos delitos, pero donde los perpetradores son los miembros de los ejércitos "liberadores" o de las fuerzas que llegan para establecer democracia en zonas que fueron desestabilizadas por intereses colonizadores, de ser así, se contaría con un escenario de violencia más completo.

Continuar con una idea de paz dominada por un discurso unívoco de los que ésta es, y no se realicen esfuerzos por armonizar con otras experiencias y concepciones de paz que existen en sociedades no occidentales, mientras eso no suceda, premios a tan nobles causas como las galardonadas este año, sirven también para imponer una idea de paz que enfrenta una crisis aguda en muchas de las sociedades que la reivindican.

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[India], Oct 10 (ANI-BusinessWireIndia): Merck Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Merck KGaA Germany plans to conduct 5th Edition of 'Merck Africa Asia Luminary' under the patronage of The President of The Republic of Senegal, Macky Sall and The First Lady of Senegal, Marieme Faye Sall, and in partnership with the Ministry of Health of Senegal.

"Merck Foundation is very proud to welcome our guests of honor and keynote speakers, The First Ladies of 14 African Countries; First Lady of Benin, First Lady of Botswana, First Lady of Burkina Faso, First Lady of Burundi, First Lady of Central African Republic, First Lady of Chad, First Lady of Gambia, First Lady of Ghana, First Lady of Guinea -Bissau, First lady of Lesotho, First Lady of Niger, First lady of Sierra Leone and First Lady of Zambia," said Dr. Rasha Kelej, CEO of Merck Foundation.

"Together we will work on strong strategy to build healthcare capacity and provide the necessary training to establish a strong platform of experts in Diabetes, Hypertension, Cancer and Fertility care in their countries in collaboration with their offices and ministries of health," added Rasha Kelej.

"During the conference, Merck Foundation will also celebrate two important occasions; the 350th Anniversary of Merck, the World's Oldest Pharmaceutical & Chemical Company established in 1668 and the 1st Anniversary of Merck Foundation," Dr. Kelej added.

The President of The Republic of Senegal, Macky Sall will deliver his address and closing remarks on the Day 2 of the conference.

The First Lady of Senegal, Marieme Faye Sall will deliver the keynote speech along with Claudine Talon, The First Lady of Benin; Neo Jane Masisi, The First Lady of Botswana; Sika Bella Kabore, The First Lady of Burkina Faso; Denise Nkurunziza, The First Lady of the Republic of Burundi; Brigitte Touadera, The First Lady of Central Africa Republic; Hinda Deby Itno, The First Lady of Chad; Madame Fatoumatta Bah-Barrow, The First Lady of The Gambia; Rebecca Naa Okaikor Akufo-Addo, The First Lady of Ghana; Rosa Goudiaby Vaz, The First Lady of Guinea Bissau; Maesaiah Thabane, The First Lady of Lesotho; Aissata Issoufou Mahamadou, The First Lady of Niger; Fatima Maada Bio, The First Lady of Sierra Leone; Esther Lungu, The First Lady of Zambia; Two high-level Ministerial panels will also take place.

The first high-level Ministerial panel on 'Building Fertility care capacity and breaking the Infertility Stigma in Africa and Asia' will involve Abdoulaye Diouf SARR, Minister of Health and Social Action of Senegal; Sarah Opendi, Minister of State for Health of Uganda; Dr. Chitalu Chilufya, Minister of Health, Republic of Zambia; Susan Shabangu, Minister of Social Development, South Africa; Dr. Rashid A. Aman; Deputy Minister of Health, Ministry of Health of Kenya; Dr. Wim Leereveld, Founder-Access to Medicine Foundation, Chairman Index Initiative building, World Benchmarking Alliance; Prof. Oladapo Ashiru, President of Africa Fertility Society; Prof. Joe Leigh Simpson, Past President of International Federation of Fertility Societies - IFFS; Dr. Kamini Rao, Chairperson of IIRRH, India; Prof. Dr. Satish Kumar Adiga, Professor & Head, Department of Clinical Embryology, Kasturba Medical College, Manipal Academy of Higher Education; Paolo Carli, Head of Middle East & Africa, Merck Biopharma; Dr. Rasha Kelej, Chief Executive Officer, Merck Foundation.

The second high-level Ministerial panel on 'The role of Merck Foundation together with Governments to improve access to equitable healthcare solutions in Africa' will involve Dr. Idi Illiassou Maïnassara, Minister of Public Health of the Niger; Aziz Mahamat Saleh Ahmat, Minister of Public Health, of Chad; Dr. Pierre Somse, Minister of Health and Population, Central African Republic; Dr. Alpha Tejan Wurie, Minister of Health and Sanitation, of Sierra Leone; Dr. Thaddee NDIKUMANA, Minister of Health and Fight against Aids, of Burundi; Dr. Isatou Touray, Minister for Health and Social Welfare, of The Gambia; Julieta Kavetuna, Deputy Minister of Health and Social Services, of Namibia; Prof. Dr. Kailash Sharma, Dean, Academic Projects, Tata Memorial Centre, India; Prof. Dileep Mhaisekar, Vice Chancellor - Maharastra University of Health Sciences (MUHS) India; Prof. Abdel-Rahman Zekri, Vice Dean - National Cancer Institute, Cairo University; Dr. Rasha Kelej, Chief Executive Officer, Merck Foundation.

Countries participating include: Angola, Bangladesh, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroun, Canada, Central Africa Republic, Chad, Congo Brazzaville, Cote D'ivoire, D R of Congo, Egypt, Ethiopia, Gabon, Germany, Ghana, Guinea - Bissau, Guinea Conakry, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Malaysia, Mali, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Nepal, Netherland, Niger, Nigeria, Philippines, Russia, Rwanda, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Tanzania, The Gambia, Togo, Tunisia, U.A.E, U.K, U.S.A, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe. (ANI-BusinessWireIndia)

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“I know so many married men in this town who sleep with gay men on the side...”

Local perceptions of homosexuality mean the distribution of lubricants and condoms has to be cloak-and-dagger, with many secretly homosexual men making calls and asking for the items to be despatched in plain envelopes to offices or residences, by people not associated with ARDHO.

"We never ask people for their ethnicity or religion before we give them medication or other HIV support, so why should we ask people about their sexuality?" ANSS founder Jeanne Gapiya, a prominent national HIV activist, told IRIN/PlusNews.

"The problem is that this is a hidden community, and the society is in denial about their existence."

In their latest national strategic plan, the National AIDS Control Council, CNLS, has included MSM in the list of people vulnerable to HIV.

"We realise that they are a marginalised group; we have started to invite them for meetings through their NGO, but the difficulty is we don't know who most of them are or how to reach them," Jean Rirangira, the interim executive secretary of CNLS, told IRIN/PlusNews.

Kanuma commented: "It's not just a problem for gay men; it's a problem for the whole society. I know so many married ['straight'] men in this town [the Burundian capital, Bujumbura] who sleep with gay men on the side. People would be surprised," he said.

"Silence is also what is killing us," he added. "I had a friend who had an STI for about one year - he was self-medicating until he eventually went to ANSS and got a proper diagnosis, and then he got better much quicker."

Kanuma has been writing newspaper articles and making guest appearances on private radio stations to raise awareness about MSM and HIV. "During every radio show I allow people to call in with questions and give out ARDHO's email address," he said. "We have more than 150 emails and so many calls, which shows that more information is still needed."

ARDHO is creating brochures detailing all the means of transmitting HIV, including male-male sex, for distribution in mainstream health centres; ANSS plans to send a doctor outside of Burundi for special training in the health issues of MSM to provide them with better healthcare.

HIV prevalence in Burundi has been declining since the late 1990s, but many surveillance sites have recently indicated an upward trend; in May, officials announced that HIV infection had risen from 3.5 percent in 2002 to 4.2 percent in 2008.

Although progress is slow, ARDHO and its partners are unwilling to push the government too hard, preferring to negotiate from a public health platform before demanding for equality under the law. "We need to tread carefully so we don't make the situation worse for gays in Burundi," Kanuma said.

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Nouveau à Bujumbura, je cherche des infos sur les rencontres possibles, bars, lieux de drague si ça existe et risques éventuels, attitude des gens, etc...
Je suis preneur de toute information sur le sujet .
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Insufficienti i fondi per assistere i rifugiati. Aiuti adeguati a solo la metà delle persone vulnerabili
L'Osservatore Romano
I fondi ricevuti dall’Onu risultano sempre più insufficienti a fronte dell’incremento del numero di rifugiati, sfollati e apolidi nel mondo. Poco più della metà del fabbisogno delle popolazioni di rifugiati e sfollati è soddisfatto. Occorre un’azione incisiva dei governi a sostegno delle iniziative delle Nazioni Unite, altrimenti numerosi programmi di assistenza dovranno avere fine. L’allarme è stato lanciato ieri dall’Alto commissariato Onu per i rifugiati (Unhcr).
L’agenzia delle Nazioni Unite prevede che per il 2018 i finanziamenti dei governi raggiungeranno appena il 55 per cento degli 8,2 miliardi di dollari richiesti. Con 68,5 milioni di sfollati all’inizio dell’anno, occorrono quindi nuovi fondi, ha osservato l’Unhcr. In tutto il mondo oggi si registra un aumento della malnutrizione, un sovraffollamento delle strutture sanitarie messe a punto per migranti e rifugiati che sono sempre più fatiscenti. Il personale impegnato nei programmi sta progressivamente diminuendo.
Sei focolai di crisi — dice l’agenzia Onu — risentono in modo particolare della mancanza di fondi: Burundi, Repubblica Democratica del Congo, Afghanistan, Sud Sudan, Siria e Somalia. La risposta alla situazione dei rifugiati del Burundi risulta quella meno finanziata (si copre solo il 28 per cento delle necessità) e si è dovuto procedere a tagli delle razioni alimentari.
Oltre ai finanziamenti per i rifugiati, l’Unhcr chiede ulteriori 73 milioni di dollari per rispondere ai bisogni degli sfollati interni della Siria. Centinaia di migliaia di persone sono rimaste senza abitazione dall’inizio dell’anno e molte ora fanno affidamento sugli aiuti umanitario per i bisogni primari quotidiani. Parte dei finanziamenti sia all’interno della Siria che nei paesi limitrofi servirà a garantire che le famiglie vulnerabili ricevano un supporto adeguato prima che arrivi l’inverno. L’agenzia Onu stima in 1,3 milioni i rifugiati vulnerabili bisognosi di supporto invernale essenziale. Al momento, l’Unhcr dispone del 55 per cento della somma richiesta e teme di dover sospendere in novembre i fondi per l’inverno.
La mancanza di fondi alle Nazioni Unite è un problema enorme, esploso soprattutto nell’ultimo anno. Ed è anche il risultato di una lunga campagna del presidente statunitense, Donald Trump, contro il sistema delle Nazioni Unite. Il leader della Casa Bianca accusa da sempre il Palazzo di vetro di essere un’istituzione inutile e ha tagliato i fondi all’agenzia per i rifugiati palestinesi (Unrwa). A gennaio, gli Stati Uniti avevano già annunciato il dimezzamento dei fondi che ogni anno assicurano all’Unrwa, per fare pressioni sui palestinesi e spingerli a tornare al tavolo delle trattative con Israele.
Ma non solo. Washington minaccia di interrompere il finanziamento della missione di pace Minurso nel Sahara occidentale con conseguenze che, secondo il segretario generale dell’Onu, António Guterres, «potrebbero portare alla fine del cessate il fuoco e avere un impatto pericoloso sulla sicurezza e la stabilità dell’intera regione».
La mancanza di fondi adeguati incide soprattutto sui bambini, e sulle bambine in particolare. Secondo l’Unicef, a livello globale, oggi, 131 milioni di ragazze non ricevono alcuna istruzione adeguata. La maggior parte sono migranti o rifugiati. Ai tassi di progresso attuali, «entro il 2030, oltre la metà delle ragazze nel mondo non sarà in grado di raggiungere le competenze di base, alfabetizzazione e capacità di calcolo, di livello secondario» riferisce in un rapporto il fondo delle Nazioni Unite per l’infanzia.
Nonostante il numero di ragazze che frequentano gli istituti scolastici sia «il maggiore di sempre», resta il fatto che «troppe ancora non stanno ricevendo conoscenze, sviluppando competenze e abitudini lavorative necessarie per fare carriera nella vita». L’Unicef sostiene che le donne tra i 15 e i 29 anni hanno probabilità tre volte maggiori rispetto ai giovani uomini di non lavorare e di non ricevere un’istruzione e corsi di formazione. In particolare: il 76 per cento dei giovani inattivi che non studiano sono ragazze; il 33 per cento di queste giovani donne non hanno esperienze di lavoro prima di cadere nell’inattività completa, rispetto al 18 per cento dei ragazzi. Le ragazze più svantaggiate hanno un minore accesso a lavori dignitosi. Tra i giovani economicamente inattivi, il 35 per cento delle giovani donne rispetto al 7 per cento dei giovani uomini ha lasciato il lavoro per ragioni familiari.
L'Osservatore Romano, 10-11 ottobre 2018

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A visszaélések elkerülése végett licitet nem törlök!
Kérem, tekintse meg további termékeimet is!
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A fotókon mindig az eladó bankjegytípus látható, a sorszám eltérhet.
Kérem a nyertest, hogy három napon belül vegye fel velem a kapcsolatot és legkésőbb hét napon belül rendezze a vételárat.
1000 forintnál kisebb értékű levelet kérésre sima küldeményként is postázok, 1000 forint felett csak ajánlott levelet küldök. Személyes átvétel előzetes egyeztetés után munkaidőben a Jászai Mari tér és a Nyugati környékén lehetséges.
A visszaélések elkerülése végett licitet nem törlök!
Kérem, tekintse meg további termékeimet is!
Izgalmas licitálást kívánok!

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Deseret News, 10/9/18

Dennis L Thomson
1935 ~ 2018
Dennis L Thomson, passed away peacefully at home, on Saturday, October 6th, surrounded by family, in Pleasant Grove, Utah. He was born on a farm in Weston, Idaho, to Ivan and Ella Thompson on February 20, 1935, the second of four children. Dennis met his dear companion of sixty years, Karen Chatterton, in Preston, Idaho, in 1958. They were married only a few weeks later in the Logan LDS Temple, and shared their entire lives together, living and travelling all over the world. They raised seven children, who survive them: Catherine (Mark) Morris, Nan (Mark) Atwood, Jennifer (Kurt) Walker, Benjamin (Laura), Elizabeth (Trent) Hart, Thomas (Stephanie), and Ian (LaDonne Harris). He is also survived by 23 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren, along with his sister Margaret Silk. He is preceded in death by his brothers Ivan Barry and Thomas Thompson.
Dennis graduated early as the valedictorian of Westside High School and proudly attended the University of Idaho. He served as an intelligence officer in the United States Army, and then went on to receive a master's degree from Arizona State University before serving as a Foreign Service Officer for the U.S. Department of State. He later received his Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of California at Santa Barbara, and spent the rest of his career in academia. He held academic appointments at several universities, including the University of Arizona, the University of Utah, SUNY-Binghamton, and Brigham Young University, along with visiting professorships at Trinity College and the University of Edinburgh. At BYU, where he spent the last 25 years of his career, Dennis served as the Chairman of the Political Science Department, Associate Academic Vice President, and Associate Dean of the College of Family, Home, and Social Sciences. Over the course of his career he served as a Fullbright scholar in Burundi and Rwanda, as an administrator at BYU's Jerusalem Center for Near Eastern Studies, and as an American adviser to the Namibian Constitutional Convention.
Dennis served as a faithful member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He served an LDS mission in the France-Belgium mission as a young man, and later with his wife in Jerusalem as the Israel District President, in addition to serving as a ward bishop twice.
Dennis had a passion for experiencing life and loved to travel and see the world, he spent countless hours tending to his yard and garden, and enjoyed classical music. All that knew him loved him as a wonderful example of loyalty, integrity, and hard work.
Dennis battled Parkinsons Disease for fifteen years, but was lovingly cared for until the end by Karen and his family. The family would like to thank the wonderful care from Lisa, Monica, and Mark at Valeo Hospice.
An evening viewing will be held Friday, October 12, 2018 from 6:30 -7:30 p.m. at Olpin Family Mortuary, 494 South 300 East, Pleasant Grove. Funeral services will be held Saturday, October 13, 2018 at
11 a.m. at the Timpanogos Third Ward Chapel, 425 East 500 North, Pleasant Grove, Utah where family and friends may attend a viewing from 10:00 - 10:45 a.m. prior to the service. Interment will be in the Pleasant Grove City Cemetery. Military honors will be conducted by American Legion Post 72. Condolences may be sent to the family at
Published in Deseret News from Oct. 8 to Oct. 9, 2018
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