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Number of lone children arriving in Italy by sea doubles

Some 25,800 unaccompanied or separated children arrived to Italy by sea in 2016 – more than double the 12,360 who arrived during the previous year.
from UNICEF on Jan 15, 2017.
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Eight people own same wealth as half the world

Eight billionaires own the same wealth as the 3.6 billion people who form the poorest half of the world’s population, says a new report.
from Oxfam on Jan 16, 2017.

E-waste in East and Southeast Asia jumps 63% in five years

The volume of discarded electronics in East and Southeast Asia jumped almost two-thirds between 2010 and 2015, new research shows.
from UN University on Jan 16, 2017.

Chinese nationals accused of destroying Namibia’s wildlife

The head of Namibia's Chamber of Environment has complained to China's Ambassador about wildlife crimes by Chinese citizens.
from Down to Earth on Jan 16, 2017.

Boris Johnson’s Bahrain response ‘woefully inadequate’

The UK Foreign Secretary's response to three executions in Bahrain has been slammed as 'woefully inadequate' and failed to address concerns over the risk of UK complicity.
from Reprieve on Jan 16, 2017.
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Gambia: How we ignored peace and chose war

Dear Pa, It pains me to have to do this but in the interest of peace and the future of this great nation of ours, I am compelled to make certain things public.
from Freedom on Jan 16, 2017.

In Niger, anti-smuggling efforts risk trading one crisis for another

The migrant smuggling industry has brought jobs, stability and wealth to northern Niger. So countering it is fraught with risk.
from African Arguments on Jan 13, 2017.
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The last Veddas of Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka's Wanniyala-Aetto people are a tourist attraction; courtesy of the Culture Ministry. But a life traded as a heritage token is an imperilled life, to say the least.
from New Internationalist on Jan 13, 2017.
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