Category: Health and safety

health and safety

“I’d rather be killed than be a killer”: How the Assad regime erased peaceful protesters

The friends continued their peaceful protests and decided to offer roses with bottles of water to the soldiers. Hiba remembers when, one night, another prominent Daraya activist, Ghiath Mattar, came to their house with flowers and bottles of water and stayed up all night with Islam, writing messages in preparation for the demonstration the following day. She sends me a photo of a rose affixed to a water bottle with an elastic band, and a handwritten message from Islam to the soldiers: “We are Syrians, why are you killing us?”…more: newstatesman

How Many Deaths Does it Cost to Power the World

Infographic: How Many Deaths Does it Cost to Power the World | StatistaWhen switching a lightbulb on, one usually does not think of how many people it kills by leaving the light on longer than necessary. Nevertheless, as with almost everything in our industrialized world, not much comes without the cost of human life….more:  statista

How UN Humanitarian Aid in Syria Has Propped Up Assad

Image result for How UN Humanitarian Aid Has Propped Up Assad…UN agencies such as the World Health Organization (WHO) have permitted the Assad regime to take control of the $30 billion international humanitarian response, using donor funds to skirt sanctions and subsidize the government’s war effort. The bulk of these billions in diverted funds are from the same Western governments that imposed the sanctions…more: foreignaffairs