Author: mojtaba akhwand

Conflict on the Armenia and Azerbaijan border

We ask the authorities of Armenia and Azerbaijan to spare innocent people from an unwanted war The deteriorating situation on the international border between Armenia and Azerbaijan is alarming and we express our concern for the lives of innocent children, women and men in those towns. We ask the authorities to do everything possible to reduce the tension in these areas. If the circumstances is a political turmoil, people in that region should not be paying the price. Wars have unavoidable consequences with direct economic and social consequences. Armenian and Azerbaijani authorities have the responsibility to keep their citizens...

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World Refugee Day

The Corona pandemic, with its disastrous repercussions, on the refugee population, added suffering to their plight, and increased their suffering, especially with the health precautions taken by the host or transit countries. Thousands of defenseless civilians who have been stranded between the international borders face complex problems.  They have left everything behind, escaped extremist groups, war zones and have sought refuge in countries that contemplate what risks they have to their new host countries. It seems like these countries have forgotten two world wars that devastated millions of people. After world war II, between 11 to 20 million people...

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Every Action Counts

2020 Theme: Every Action Counts The COVID-19 pandemic and the recent anti-racism protests have shown us how desperately we need to fight for a more inclusive and equal world: a world where no one is left behind. It has never been clearer that all of us have a role to play in order to bring about change. Everyone can make a difference. This is at the heart of UNHCR’s World Refugee Day campaign. This year, we aim to remind the world that everyone, including refugees, can contribute to society and Every Action Counts in the effort to create a more...

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Chinese Minorities in Danger

According to reports, there are currently at least one million Uyghurs and other minorities detained in Chinese camps in Xinjiang province. While the Chinese government claims they are trying to eradicate terrorist ideology and offer vocational training, Uyghurs that have escaped reported that while in the camps, detainees are subject to torture, violence, and oppression. They stated that they are being forced to learn Mandarin and recite Communist Party propaganda, they are forced to undergo medical experiments, women are sexually abused, forced to have abortions, and some are forced to have contraceptive devices inserted. Furthermore, more than one hundred...

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Day to Combat Desertification and Drought

Human being has been number one consumer of Earth’s natural resources, but unfortunately it has not been replenishing the resources with the same speed it is consuming it. Many countries still do not have proper plans to reduce the damage they have done to our planet. Desertification is the process by which productive land becomes dry and useless. Many countries have done irreversible  damage to the land of their countries which directly impacts the health of their countries ecosystem. Damaged land plus damaged ecosystem only harms the people who are surrounded by it. This international day do combat desertification...

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