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The World Society Needs to Express Greater Solidarity for Refugees Worldwide

By Dr. Hanif Hassan Al QassimGENEVA, Jun 20 2017 (IPS)The world is heading into troubled waters as we are witnessing an unprecedented movement of people – refugees, migrants and internally displaced persons (IDPs) alike – fleeing from misery, poverty and conflicts. The refugee crisis that has swept across Europe and the Middle East is becoming the 21st century’s most protracted crisis with no immediate solution in sight. The world has not witnessed a more complex movement of people since the end of the Second World War; thousands of human beings undertake perilous and treacherous journeys in hope for a better and a safer future. Many of them perish during these hazardous journeys. How can we forget the words the British-Somali poet Warsan Shire who said:“No one puts their children in a boat unless the water is safer than the land.”The 2017 World Refugee Day is an important occasion to stand united with millions of refugees around the world. This international commemorative day was announced in 2001 following the adoption of Resolution 55/76 by the United Nations General Assembly on 12 February 2001. It also marked the 50th anniversary of the adoption of the “1951 Convention relating to the Status of Refugees.” Although the traumas of the Second World War reminded the world of the importance of never ignoring the past, the contemporary crisis calls for concerted efforts to resolve the plight of refugees worldwide as a matter of urgency...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Tags: Aid Armed Conflicts Crime & Justice Democracy Global Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies Labour Middle East & North Africa Migration & Refugees Peace Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

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The waxing moon is moving towards the Pleiades and HyadesThe Moon approaches two star clusters on the evening of 26 January. Both clusters are located in Taurus and can be seen with the naked eye. Find the waxing Moon in the south-west, then look to its upper right to see a tight grouping of stars known as thePleiades, or Seven Sisters. These stars all formed together some time within the last 100 million years. To the upper left is a more spread-out V-shaped cluster known as theHyades. Roughly six times the age of the Pleiades, the Hyades is the closest star cluster to Earth, just 150 light years away. But don ’t be...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - Category: Science Authors: Tags: Astronomy The moon Science Space Source Type: news
I had just taken my final anatomy exam and finished a long two-month ordeal dissecting through and memorizing every component of the human body. At the beginning of the course, I had been excited, energized, honored to commence such a foundational experience in medical training. By the end, I was exhausted, wanting nothing more than just to sleep. The very next day, we began physiology with two weeks of cardiology separating us and the winter holidays. I woke up Saturday morning, as I almost always did, preparing myself for a full day at the library studying. I’d watch the lecture, review the ebook, take notes, make ...
Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog - Category: General Medicine Authors: Tags: Education Emergency Medicine Medical school Source Type: blogs
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Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - Category: Science Authors: Tags: Reproduction Technology Fertility problems Biology Health Society Science Women Life and style Source Type: news
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Source: Susan's Blog - Category: Child Development Authors: Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: blogs
There once was a girl who was born ugly. From the very start, everyone thought that word when they looked at her, and some even used it in her presence.. But what did it mean? No one could say, but everyone felt they knew. They’d heard it from others before, so that is how they knew what ugly was. The one thing everyone knew was that ugly was bad. No one would ever want to be ugly. In the case of the young girl, her face did not please. Her jawline wavered, not firm and straight. Her nose was graceless, long and bumpy. Her skin was mottled gray and bruised pink. Although she could speak, her words came out strange. S...
Source: Susan's Blog - Category: Child Development Authors: Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: blogs
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Source: David Bradley Sciencebase - Songs, Snaps, Science - Category: Science Authors: Tags: Science Source Type: blogs
Abstract Many everyday spatial activities require the cooperation or switching between egocentric (subject-to-object) and allocentric (object-to-object) spatial representations. The literature on blind people has reported that the lack of vision (congenital blindness) may limit the capacity to represent allocentric spatial information. However, research has mainly focused on the selective involvement of egocentric or allocentric representations, not the switching between them. Here we investigated the effect of visual deprivation on the ability to switch between spatial frames of reference. To this aim, congenital...
Source: Experimental Brain Research - Category: Neuroscience Authors: Tags: Exp Brain Res Source Type: research
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Source: World of Psychology - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Tags: Inspiration & Hope Mindfulness Publishers Self-Help Tiny Buddha Comfort Zone excuses goals Moving forward Opportunities Passion Personal Success skills waiting Source Type: blogs
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Source: Health Care Renewal - Category: Health Management Tags: anechoic effect conflicts of interest Donald Trump health care corruption mission-hostile management Source Type: blogs
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Source: Life Learning Today - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Did You Know? Emotions Getting Things Done Happy Personal Development Productivity Solving Problems Spiritual Success Yoga dharma duty God karma love in your heart lovingkindness service serving God Seva Source Type: blogs
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