Mexican Government Clears Out Texas Border Migrant Camp

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Mexican authorities have cleared out a migrant camp in Reynosa across the United States border in Texas. Sister Norma Pimentel, executive director of Catholic Charities of the Rio Grande Valley, said that 400 migrants “willingly” left the camp on Monday. …

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UK Nonprofit Says Two Aid Workers Held by Russian Forces in Ukraine

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The Russian military have reportedly captured two British volunteer workers who were providing humanitarian aid in Ukraine. The U.K.-based non-profit Presidium Network said Paul Urey and Dylan Healy were working to evacuate a woman and two children from the area …

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Brazilian Court Upholds the Suspension of License for Largest Open-Pit Gold Mine in Amazon

Pedrosa Neto | Amazônia RealProposed Mine Site - Pedrosa Neto | Amazônia Real

A Brazilian court upheld the suspension of an environmental license for the largest gold mining project in a Brazilian part of the Amazon rainforest. The suspension of the Volta Grande Project’s (VGP) environmental license, which the Canadian company Belo Sun …

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Catalan Leaders Accuse Spanish Government of Pegasus Spyware Campaign

Catalan leaders accused the Spanish government of illegally spying members of the Catalan civil society using the spyware Pegasus. Canadian research laboratory The Citizen Lab, in collaboration with Catalan civil society groups, reported at least 65 victims of Pegasus hacking. …

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World Central Kitchen Struck by Russian Bombardment, 4 Injured

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An explosion in the city of Kharkiv brought about by Russian bombardment destroyed a communal kitchen set up by World Central Kitchen and left 4 people injured. The community kitchen was one of the temporary feeding networks established all over …

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UN Convoys Reach Sumy but Failed to Enter Mariupol

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The United Nations inter-agency humanitarian convoy reached Sumy, a city in northeastern Ukraine, but failed to reach the besieged city of Mariupol. Osnat Lubrani, the Humanitarian Coordinator for Ukraine said that the humanitarian notification system with Ukraine and the Russian …

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World Central Kitchen Provides 4 Million Meals to Ukrainian Refugees So Far

José Andrés, the creator of World Central Kitchen (WCK), revealed that his non-profit organization has served more than 4 million meals to refugees since Russia invaded Ukraine more than a month ago. According to Andrés, who was featured on CNN’s …

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UNHCR Criticized over Ukraine War Response

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Ukrainian politicians criticized the United Nation High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) for its unpreparedness over the war in Ukraine. Iryna Vereshchuk, Ukraine’s deputy prime minister, said that UN’s refugee agency seemed disoriented.  Serhiy Kiral, deputy of Lviv Mayor Andriy Sadovyi, …

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Thai PM Aide Suggests Expelling Amnesty International

Seksakol Atthawong, a vice minister in Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha’s office said he has moved to expel Amnesty International from Thailand for allegedly undermining national security. According to Seksakol, a petition opposing Amnesty’s presence in Thailand had already gotten 1.2 …

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HRW Director Targeted with Pegasus

Human Rights Watch (HRW) official Lama Fakih was reportedly targeted five times last year with the Pegasus spyware.  Fakih, director of the New York-based group’s Beirut office had her phone breached five times between April and August of 2021 by …

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