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By Katharina Rall While the Covid-19 pandemic dominated the news for much of 2020, climate change—the other global crisis threatening catastrophic impacts on peoples’ lives—has continued to gain ground. The pandemic itself may have…
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Isidro Baldenegro López, a subsistence farmer and leader of the Tarahumara indigenous people in Mexico’s northern Sierra Madre mountain region, knew he was a marked man. The 50-year-old had dedicated his life to defending the Sierra…
Illegal logging seized by IBAMA, Brazilian Institute of Environment and Renewable Natural Resources. Amazon, Brazil.
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In October 2016, Seleka rebels armed with machetes and machine guns attacked and destroyed a camp for displaced people in the Central African Republic. They killed at least 37 civilians, wounded 57, and displaced thousands of others in and…
L’Évêché displacement camp in Kaga Bandoro, Central African Republic, on September 29, 2016, two weeks before the Seleka attack.
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Every year, environmental crises affect millions of people around the world causing sickness and decimating lives and livelihoods. When environmental degradation garners international attention its impact is often framed in terms of harm to nature. But…
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Negotiations for an international treaty to limit the use of mercury should seek to protect the health rights of artisanal gold mining communities, such as those in Bagega, Nigeria. Mercury is highly toxic that attacks the central nervous system, causing…
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Many residents of Fukushima Prefecture still lack basic information and clear answers about the level of radiation in their food and environment. Although the explosion at the Daiichi plant is considered the most severe radiation crisis worldwide since…
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Thousands of children in northern Nigeria need immediate medical treatment and dozens of villages remain contaminated two years into the worst lead poisoning epidemic in modern history, Human Rights Watch said today while releasing a video on the issue.…
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Private security personnel employed by the world’s largest gold mining company, Barrick Gold, have been implicated in alleged gang rapes and other violent abuses in Papua New Guinea.
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Since September 2008, at least 2,000 civilians have been killed and nearly 3,000 others have been abducted during attacks by the Lord's Resistance Army (LRA). In this feature, victims of this rebel group call upon US President Barack Obama for urgent and…
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In Chad, it's often said that you can't find a family that does not have a victim from the Hissène Habré years. Ten years after a Senegalese judge first indicted Hissène Habré on charges of torture and crimes against humanity, Senegal has not yet brought…