Daily Archives: 8th January 2019

Killing of aid worker in Syria part of ‘disturbing trend’

7 January 2019 Humanitarian Aid The abduction and killing of an aid worker last week in Syria’s Idleb region, brings into focus the daily risks faced by humanitarians working in conflict zones, said the Deputy Regional Humanitarian Coordinator for the … Continue reading

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World Bank President steps down, Chief Executive assumes temporary role

7 January 2019 Economic Development The President of the World Bank, Jim Yong Kim, announced on Monday that he is stepping down, after more than six years in the role. Kristalina Georgieva, CEO of the World Bank CEO, will assume … Continue reading

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Rising human trafficking takes on ‘horrific dimensions’: almost a third of victims are children

7 January 2019 Human Rights A new UN report published on Monday shows that human trafficking is on the rise and taking on “horrific dimensions”, with sexual exploitation of victims the main driver. Children now account for 30 per cent … Continue reading

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