More than 50 million Indonesians of productive age belong to the “sandwich” generation. They are under the economic burden of having to support their children and at the same time support the needs of the generation above them.
On Friday, 16 September 2022, BBC reported on the death of a 22-year-old Iranian woman after she was arrested by morality police for allegedly not complying with strict rules on head coverings. Her arrest led to her being sent to hospital for a head injury which caused her to go into a coma over a number of days.
On the 25th of August, a Commission appointed by the Danish government recommended a ban on girls wearing Hijab in primary schools across the country. The ban, which is based on the prejudicial and unevidenced premise that young Muslim girls are forced by their families to wear the Hijab, would apply at public, private and free elementary schools.
The plight of Indonesian migrant workers in Cambodia was revealed in early August. In a virtual press conference entitled 'Indonesian Migrant Workers Emergency in Cambodia' organized by the Migrant Care, (August 1) “Those who do not reach their targets are trafficked, beaten and electrocuted. Passports were burned, no fines were paid...
"Pakistan is going through its eighth cycle of monsoon while normally the country has only three to four cycles of rain... the percentages of super flood torrents are shocking...The floods (have been) "unprecedented" and "the worst humanitarian disaster of this decade... “Pakistan's priority, at the moment, is this climate-induced humanitarian disaster of epic proportions” Statement made by Sherry Rehman the minister for climate change. (CNN)
The Monsoon rains in Pakistan have devastated the country with over 1000 people dead and 119 that have perished in one day. There have been reports of people engaged in self help rescue operations using bed frames and makeshift nonprofessional equipment to try to save lives.
ISLAMABAD, Aug 23 (APP): Federal Minister for Climate Change Senator Sherry Rehman, during her remarks in the briefing on current flood emergency in the country by NDMA, stressed the need for immediate International and national mobilization of humanitarian efforts humanitarian and rescue efforts to rehabilitate the aggrieved and flood-hit populations.
“We are deeply concerned by how Putin’s war in Ukraine has caused major disruptions to international food and agriculture supply chains, and the threat it poses to global food security. We recognize that many countries around the world have relied on imported food staples and fertilizer inputs from Ukraine and Russia, with Putin’s aggression disrupting that trade.” (White House Joint Statement by the US President Joe Biden and EU President…