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Daily Round-up | UN, Red Cross warn of worse future heat waves & other stories

In this episode, we bring you stories of the impact of heat waves, Haitians denouncing foreign intervention, US railroad workers rejecting an agreement, and fighting in Yemen

Russia-Ukraine Conflict Ukraine finally starts evacuation of civilians from Mariupol city 

In the past, Ukraine has denied several Russian proposals to conduct the evacuation through humanitarian corridors, leading Russia to accuse it of using civilians as human shield  

With IMF in the picture, Sri Lanka’s public health sector faces a new crisis

Which the current economic crisis has had a disastrous impact on the health sector, the conditions that will be imposed as part of a possible IMF deal could bring about long-term structural challenges

CODESA Western Sahara Saharawi human rights defenders condemn Moroccan war crimes

The report published by CODESA on the atrocities committed by the Moroccan forces blames UN agencies and other human rights organizations for failing to intervene and investigate the cases of human rights violations

Hurricane Ida wreaks havoc in the United States

The fall of Ida on the 16th anniversary of hurricane Katrina, brought back memories of the devastating storm and the irreversible damage it caused to the city and its residents.

Hurricane Ida makes landfall on the 16th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina

Over one million customers have been left without power in the state of Louisiana following the passing of Hurricane Ida in the southeast of the US

Thousands protest lack of economic aid amid strict COVID-19 lockdown in Lebanon

At least one person has died after security forces opened fire injuring several of the protesters who were demanding an end to the lockdown and adequate economic support from the government in Tripoli, the second largest city in Lebanon

Houthi terrorist designation Human rights groups urge new US administration to reverse Houthi ‘terrorist’ tag

The groups warn that the decision could have serious negative consequences, such as affecting the import and supply of humanitarian goods, medicines, fuel, and other essential items to Houthi-controlled areas in Yemen

Ethiopian federal forces capture Tigray region’s capital Mekelle; rebel forces vow to fight back

The Red Cross warns that the hospital treating the injured is “running dangerously low on sutures, antibiotics, anticoagulants, painkillers, and even gloves.”

Lebanon protest Curbs on withdrawals by banks trigger protests in Lebanon

The country has been witnessing popular protests since October 17, last year

Cancer-struck Palestinian prisoner dies in Israeli hospital

Palestinian authorities and prisoners groups have alleged deliberate medical negligence by Israel as the cause of death of Sami Abu Diak, who was diagnosed with cancer in 2015

Worsening condition of refugee camps in Bosnia-Herzegovina

Activists and volunteers who took part in a donation convoy for refugees in Bosnia-Herzegovina have reported the harsh conditions of the refugees living there