Addressing The Refugee Crisis – UN Summit 2016

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The President of the United States convened the Leader’s Summit on Global Refugee Crisis on September 20 at the United Nations and this was followed by a Secretary General High Level Summit giving the Obama administration to address the refugee crisis. The three goals of the summit was to generate 30% more finance for global humanitarian solicitations that would be $13 billion for 2016, increase the rehabilitation slots by double and bring in more countries to accept refugees, finally to increase the refugees in schools by one million across the globe and right to work by one million.

The goals are achievable but ambitious. The Brookings Institution and Richard C Holbrooke Forum in Berlin have come up specifics on how to achieve the goals of the Leader’s Summit. Firstly, a coalition for refugee’s resettlement has to be done and helping countries like Jordan, Turkey and Lebanon to support the refugees to become self sufficient. The reason why the US government should use this opportunity is listed. Primarily, the US government should stand against these wrongs and provide protection to those refugees fleeing from carnage and seeking a new lease of life.

Moreover with the Syrian civil war on and no solution thus far, the refugee assistance programs are the best way to showcase the commitment of the US to the Syrian people. The Europeans are finding it tough to cope with the pressure of providing re-settlement for refugees and are accusing the US of not taking any action. If immediate action is not taken the refugees will be left with no hope.

The human beings are moving from one country to another for better life during the event of the crisis. The mass migration has left people with challenges. Though migration is a steady source of income, the recent increase in asylums is testing the limitation of the state.

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It Is Final- Angelina Jolie And Brad Pitt To Be Separated

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The USA Today confirmed the divorce suite between the celebrity couple Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt. The couple who were in relationship since 2004 and officially married in 2014 are now hitting the rocks. The reason cited was family health according to the attorney Robert Offer. The attorney made it clear, that Jolie would not be available for comment and the family be given privacy during such hard times. Brad Pitt 52 and Jolie 41 are parents of six children Maddox, Pax, Zahara, Vivienne, Shiloh and Knox. Jolie has applied for physical custody of all the six children. Commenting on this to the People, Pitt said that he is saddened by the events and added it was done keeping the well being of the kids in mind. He wanted the press respect their privacy.

The couple in love for 12 years were the center of attraction be it the red carpet or international events. The announcement of their wedding came as a surprise that took place in Chateau Miraval in France. Married to Jonny Lee Miller and Billy Bob Thornton earlier, Jolie revealed that their children wrote the vows for the wedding ceremony. Pitt was earlier married to Jennifer Aniston. It may be noted that the Jolie-Pitt acted in Mr and Mrs Smith as spy couple after which Pitt announced his divorce with Aniston.

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Know More About Zika Outbreak

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Zika is a virus threatening the global health emergency. The infection has reached unborn babies and a state of emergency has been declared in certain regions. The doctors have alerted the people calling it “a pandemic in progress”. Some affected countries are asking women to put off pregnancy. The people affected by Zika virus rarely develop any symptoms and death is also rare. Though, some of the prominent symptoms include headache, mild fever, conjunctivitis, joint pain and rash. Seldom nervous system disorder leading to temporary paralysis is reported. Right now there is no treatment in terms of drugs or vaccines for the condition. Patients affected with Zika are advised to take lot of fluids.

The risk lies in impacting the fetus and in the rise in microcephaly. It is a condition of the baby born with a small head with an underdeveloped brain. The severities vary with the functionality of the brain being affected. Infections like substance abuse, genetic abnormalities or rubella is common. Zika is linked with pregnancy complications like stillbirth, miscarriage, premature birth, eye problems among others. The US Centers for Disease Control informs that Zika remains in the blood for a week and it can be spread during sexual intercourse. Though the infection is not caused in the baby conceived after the virus is out of the body.

The couple are advised to follow safe sexual practices and abstain from sexual intercourse for about 8 weeks if they are returning from a Zika virus infected country. If the male develops Zika symptoms then abstinence of sex is recommended for six months.

Zika is a public health emergency because it spreads fast and has ravaging consequences. It is an international concern and the disease is considered a global threat, just like Ebola. But unlike Ebola it is more connected with microcephaly. World Health Organisation is coordinating with the health agencies of various countries to conduct trials to identify the risks.

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