Lebanon Press Release
|04/24/2020 - 09:45||
What to Read in Quarantine: Celebrating Israel through Remembrance, Independence
In Israel, freedom and sacrifice are inextricably linked. As part of the struggle to maintain the country’s existence as the only Jewish and democratic state in the Middle East, soldiers have lost their lives in battle and civilians have been killed in terrorist attacks. That’s why just before celebrating Yom HaAtzma’ut, or Independence Day, Israel always honors those who made the ultimate sacrifice with Yom HaZikaron, or Memorial Day.
|04/23/2020 - 13:02||
Stamford, Conn. April 23, 2020 The biggest names in comedy are coming together to help health workers on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic with a special virtual comedy fest on Friday
The COVID IS NO JOKE comedy show will be a night of levity, laughter and community in support of frontline health workers—the heroes of the COVID-19 pandemic.The show will air LIVE on covidisnojoke.org and Americares YouTube channel at 8 p.m. EDT , benefiting Americares COVID-19 response.
|04/23/2020 - 08:34||
Muslim World League Donates US$ 1 Million to UNRWA
Students at the UNRWA Wadi Seer Training Centre in Amman, Jordan, listen follow a lecture by their teacher.
|04/22/2020 - 16:38||
Abandoned at sea in the midst of a pandemic
Three Greek seafarers and 22 of their shipmates on two bulk carriers at anchor in the Port of Djibouti are among a rising tide of crew abandoned around the world at the height of the Covid-19 pandemic.
|04/22/2020 - 14:43||
World Bank Predicts Sharpest Decline of Remittances in Recent History
WASHINGTON, April 22, 2020 — Global remittances are projected to decline sharply by about 20 percent in 2020 due to the economic crisis induced by the COVID-19 pandemic and shutdown. The projected fall, which would be the sharpest decline in recent history, is largely due to a fall in the wages and employment of migrant workers, who tend to be more vulnerable to loss of employment and wages during an economic crisis in a host country.
|04/22/2020 - 07:41||
Egypt: Covid-19 Threatens Treatment for HIV Patients
The government on March 9, 2020 designated the country’s fever hospitals, the only centers where people living with HIV can get this medication, as testing centers for Covid-19. Egyptians living with HIV told Human Rights Watch that they are “too fearful” to go there to get their medication for fear of contracting coronavirus.
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|04/22/2020 - 05:02||
Iraq: Urgent Need for Domestic Violence Law
Demonstrators in Baghdad call International Women's Day a “day of mourning” in protest of Iraq's new draft Jaafari Personal Status Law, which would restrict women's rights in matters of inheritance, parental and other rights after divorce, make it easier for men to take multiple wives, and allow girls to be married from age 9. March 8, 2014. In March 2016, the Iraqi government told a UN treaty body that the draft Jaafari law “has been withdrawn and the Iraqi Government has no plans to resubmit it, let alone adopt it.”
|Human Rights Watch|
|04/22/2020 - 03:59||
COVID-19: Authorities must urgently plan ahead to ensure the dead are properly handled
Amelia Joaquim (left), Rosita (centre left) and Fatima Mequissenne (right) pay their respects at the graves of their loved ones near the village of Matarara, Mozambique, in March 2019, shortly after a cyclone devastated the region. Their deceased family members were wrapped in body bags and properly buried at collective burial sites. Miora Rajaonary/ Everyday Africa/ ICRC.
|04/22/2020 - 00:52||
COVID-19: Authorities must urgently plan ahead to ensure dead bodies are properly handled
Amelia Joaquim (left), Rosita (centre left) and Fatima Mequissenne (right) pay their respects at the graves of their loved ones near the village of Matarara, Mozambique, in March 2019, shortly after a cyclone devastated the region. Their deceased family members were wrapped in body bags and properly buried at collective burial sites.
|04/21/2020 - 12:22||
Harrisburg-York-Lebanon Metro Areas Air Quality, for Second Year, Had Best Results for All Three Po
Harrisburg-York-Lebanon Metro Area’s Air Quality, for Second Year, Had Best Results for All Three Pollutant Measures, Finds 2020 ‘State of the Air’ Report. Area No Longer Appears on Any “Worst 25 Cit
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|04/21/2020 - 12:05||
Cracker Barrel Old Country Store Announces Theres Comfort in Giving Program
Partners with Sony Music Nashville Led by Chris Young to Donate Up to 10,000 Meals to Healthcare Workers LEBANON, Tenn.
|04/21/2020 - 11:57||
Congregation for Eastern Churches Responds to Coronavirus Pandemic
A worker sanitizes a door at a hospital to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in Damascus, Syria, on 19 March 2020. In the name of Pope Francis, the Congregation for Eastern Churches said it is sending 10 ventilators to Syria and three to St. Joseph's Hospital in Jerusalem to respond to the pandemic.
|04/21/2020 - 10:26||
Lebanon: Government must urgently release more prisoners to prevent spread of COVID-19
The Lebanese authorities must prioritize releasing prisoners who have served their sentences, and expedite its review of pre-trial detainees, as part of the measures to contain and prevent the spread of COVID-19, Amnesty International said.
|04/21/2020 - 05:18||
Syria: Focus New Working Groups Efforts in ISIS Kidnappings
The authorities in northeast Syria and a United States-led military coalition should provide the working group with complete support and access to information to find what happened to people kidnapped by the Islamic State (also known as ISIS).
|Human Rights Watch|
|04/21/2020 - 03:22||
UPF and UNESCO address migration information in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic
The International Union of French-Speaking Press (UPF) and UNESCO will strengthen the capacity of journalists to deal with migration issues in the framework of COVID-19 and will encourage independent media productions.
|04/20/2020 - 13:40||
New study to explore the effect of social distancing launched
Researchers at the University of Oxford are looking for volunteers from across the globe to take part in a new study looking into how social distancing has affected their lives during the Covid-19 pandemic. Volunteers can complete the online survey, which will track people's feelings and experiences over a 3-month period.
|04/20/2020 - 12:56||
Q&A with The Earthkeepers Filmmaker Mitch Teplitsky
Earlier this year we toured the INseparable Films to eight cities and towns and now they will be available to enjoy from your home. On April 21, The Earthkeepers premieres on Facebook at 7 p.m. ET. Tune in here: https://bit.ly/TheEarthkeepers.
|04/20/2020 - 12:46||
Air Products Completes Acquisition of Five Operating Hydrogen Plants for $530 Million from PBF Energy
News ReleaseAir Products Completes Acquisition of Five Operating Hydrogen Plants for $530 Million from PBF Energy.
|04/16/2020 - 15:17||
Nearly 400 Rohingya refugees receiving assistance in medical facilities in Coxs Bazar, following two months at sea
Bangladesh Coast Guard provide water to a Rohingya refugee disembarked from a boat in Teknaf, Cox’s Bazar along with almost 400 others. Many were dehydrated and malnourished having spent almost 2 months at sea.
|04/15/2020 - 20:31||
Turkish Cypriot Authorities: Release Detained Syrian Asylum Seekers
On March 20, 2020, citing a Covid-19 lockdown, Greek Cypriot authorities refused permission to dock to a boat carrying the asylum seekers, many of whom were trying to join family already settled in the Republic of Cyprus. The boat eventually navigated north, and Turkish Cypriot authorities rescued them from shallow waters when their vessel capsized. Turkish Cypriot authorities are now effectively detaining the asylum seekers and have indicated that they will transfer them to Turkey.
|Human Rights Watch|
|04/15/2020 - 15:25||
G20 debt moratorium is a first step, must go further and multilaterals and private creditors must follow suit
Published: 15th April 2020 Responding to the announcement that the G20 has agreed to suspend debt repayment of the poorest countries, Nadia Daar, Head of Oxfam International’s Washington DC Office, said:
|04/14/2020 - 23:34||
Trump Administration Officials Warned Against Halting Funding to WHO, Leaked Memo Shows
A draft State Department memo says the move would “cede ground” to China and hobble the global response to the coronavirus pandemic.
|04/14/2020 - 16:00||
The ALS Association Makes Multi-Year Commitment to ALS Clinical Trial Infrastructure
Funding will support a framework for greater efficiencies, collaboration in research, and enhanced patient experience during clinical trials.
|04/14/2020 - 12:33||
Jordan, Sweden Convene Trilateral Meeting on UNRWA
The Minister of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates of Jordan, H.E Ayman Safadi, the Minister for Foreign Affairs of Sweden, H.E Ann Linde, and the Commissioner General of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA), Philippe Lazzarini, held a meeting by teleconference today to discuss the importance of international and regional support to UNRWA as it faces increased financial and operational pressures compounded by the COVID-19 pandemic in its areas of operations.
|04/14/2020 - 03:45||
Lebanon: Migrant domestic workers must be protected during COVID-19 pandemic
The Lebanese government must announce a set of immediate measures to protect migrant domestic workers during the COVID-19 pandemic, Amnesty International said today.