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IPCC: ‘Now or Never’ to Avoid Climate Disaster
By: Aljazeera
04 April 2022
Climate scientists from 195 countries have warned that actions to avoid climate catastrophe have been too little and too late. This failure is the subject of two reports from the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) over the past eight month. A new, third report presents what we can
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Palestine: Day of the Land and Its People
By: HIC-HLRN
30 March 2022
Statement of Housing and Land Rights Network of Habitat International Coalition commemorating Palestine’s national Land Day, 2022GENEVA and CAIRO, 30 March 2022—On this occasion of Palestine’s 46th Land Day and fourth anniversary of the Great March of Return in Gaza, we are reminded of the underlying root causes of crimes
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How Ukraine War Impacts Global Food
By: Hannah Ritchie, Our World in Data
24 March 2022
How could the war in Ukraine impact global food supplies? Both Ukraine and Russia are some of the world’s largest food exporters. How could global food be impacted?     Ukraine has been one of the world’s largest contributors to the World Food Programme – the UN agency that provides food aid to countries
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Green-transition Discourse in MENA
By: Joseph Schechla
24 March 2022
The economic slowdown associated with the COVID-19 pandemic and other simultaneous crises has done little to slow the climate crisis. Preliminary data show global greenhouse gas emissions (GHGE) increased in 2020 while the global average temperature in 2020 was about 1.2°C above pre-industrial level, dangerously close to the 1.5°C limit
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East Africa: 28m Will Starve If Rains Fail Again
By: Oxfam
22 March 2022
As many as 28 million people across East Africa at risk of extreme hunger if rains fail again Global food and commodity prices spiking in reaction to Ukraine crisis set to worsen hunger for 21 million people already today in severe food insecurity   As many as 28 million people across East
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HIC-HLRN @ UN HRC on Housing Segregation
By: HIC-HLRN
19 March 2022
HIC-HLRN Addresses UN SR Report on Housing Segregation   On 16 March 2022, Habitat International Coalition addressed the UN Human Rights Council’s 49th Regular Session in the interactive dialogue with the UN Special Rapporteur on adequate housing on the subject of his current report on segregation and discrimination in housing. The following
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HIC-HLRN Statement on Ukraine War
By: HIC-HLRN
19 March 2022
Habitat International Coalition (HIC) and its Housing and Land Rights Network (HLRN) condemn forced evictions as a gross violation of the human right to adequate housing in every context. In the case of Russian Federation forces’ invasion of the sovereign state of Ukraine, millions of civilians stand as a frontline
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Urgent Action South Africa: Ayanda Ngila Murdered
By: HIC-HLRN
16 March 2022
HIC-HLRN call for urgent action on the murder of land defender Ayanda Ngila     Housing and Land Rights Network-Habitat International Coalition (HIC-HLRN), with its member organizations across the African continent, the Americas, the Middle East, Europe and Asia, stands in solidarity with those grieving the murder of South African land rights defender
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Event: Apartheid against the Palestinian People
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16 March 2022
As co-sponsor of this important event, HIC-HLRN cordially invite you to join a high-level side event organized by human rights organizations* and the permanent missions of Malaysia, Namibia, Pakistan, Palestine and South Africa, in parallel to the 49th session of the Human Rights Council entitled Examining the applicability and implications
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South Africa: Land Activist Assassinated
By: Chris Makhaye, dailymaverick
08 March 2022
Prominent land activist Ayanda Ngila gunned down in KZN — Abahlali points finger at ANC. Witnesses said four armed men entered eKhenana Commune in the Cato Crest informal settlement near Durban at about 3.20pm on Tuesday and opened fire on Ayanda Ngila as he was working on the irrigation system in
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Ukraine Refugees: How Many and Where to?
By: BBC News
05 March 2022
More than one million civilians have fled Ukraine because of the Russian invasion, according to the United Nations (UN).The European Union (EU) says up to four million people may try to leave and that it will welcome refugees with "open arms".Which countries are Ukraine`s refugees fleeing to?Refugees are crossing to
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10 Million Could Flee Ukraine
By: Bart M. J. Szewczyk, Foreign Policy
04 March 2022
There Could Be 10 Million Ukrainians Fleeing Putin’s Bombs Europe has opened its borders to the continent’s biggest exodus of refugees since 1945.   As Ukrainians flee in massive numbers, Europeans have opened their countries and homes with unprecedented speed and generosity. The scale and pace of the Ukrainian refugee exodus—more than 1
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Ukraine Crisis: Denying Shelter by `Race`
By: Middle East Monitor
03 March 2022
UN slams double standards by West towards refugees   The spokesperson for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, Shabia Mantoo, has criticised the double standards applied by some Western countries against refugees.   In a press statement on Tuesday, Mantoo explained that open racist statements by some Western politicians and journalists have caused
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ICC Opens Investigation on Ukraine Invasion
By: ICC Public Affairs Unit
03 March 2022
Statement of ICC Prosecutor, Karim A.A. Khan QC, on the Situation in Ukraine: Receipt of Referrals from 39 States Parties and the Opening of an Investigation   On 28 February, I announced my decision to seek authorisation to open an investigation into the Situation in Ukraine, on the basis of my Office’s
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HIC-HLRN & Partners in CCPR Israel Review
By: HIC-HLRN
28 February 2022
On 28 February 2022, HIC-HLRN joined a statement to the United Nations Human Rights Committee (CCPR) during its NGO formal briefing on Israel’s fifth periodic review of its performance of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR).   The statement, on behalf of Palestinian HIC Member organizations and allies, accompanied
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BADIL: Report on Denial of Land Access
By: BADIL
28 February 2022
BADIL publishes a summary of Israeli Land Law and Policies aimed at Denying Palestinian Use and Access to Land   HIC Member BADIL Resource Center for Palestinian Refugee and Residency Rights has produced a new publication on Israel’s denial of Palestinians’ access to, use and control of land. The updated report draws
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Jerusalem: Plan to ‘Nationalize’ Church Lands
By: Jacob Magid, Times of Israel
20 February 2022
In 1st,  Israel advancing plan to expand national park onto E. Jerusalem church lands Visiting US lawmakers raise concern with PM about move slated to clear preliminary hurdle next month; church leaders blast plan to ‘nationalize one of Christianity’s holiest sites’     Israeli officials are preparing to advance an unprecedented project to expand
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Brazil: Forest Construction Brings Floods, Destruction
By: Carolina Torres and Leonardo Coelho, NBC News
18 February 2022
PETRÓPOLIS, Brazil — With a gardening tool in hand, Gisela Arcaminate searched through the mud and rubble Wednesday hoping to find her daughter.   Arcaminate along with other volunteers are still searching for people missing after torrential rain caused flooding and mudslides, destroying houses, streets and much of the infrastructure of the
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Petition for UN to Divest from Bolloré Group
By: Oakland Institute
14 February 2022
While the United Nations works to fight poverty and hunger, UN organizations such as the UNDP, WFP and UNICEF show a striking lack of due diligence when choosing contractors such as the French Bolloré Group. Bolloré`s subsidiary Socfin is accused of corruption and land grabbing. Tell the UN to drop
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Ecuador Court: FPIC for Indigenous Groups
By: Catrin Einhorn, The New York Times
04 February 2022
Consistent with the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous People, Ecuador’s Supreme Court recognizes indigenous peoples’ right to free, prior and informed consent—Ed.     Ecuador Court Gives Indigenous Groups a Boost in Mining and Drilling Disputes The ruling, which requires the government to seek consent for new projects, could put the
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