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Wounds of Dutch history expose deep racial divide - BBC News

The protests that started in Minnesota were echoed across Netherlands as well. The history of Dutch colonialism recently exposed the deep-rooted racial divide as demonstrations and defacing of historical statues took place. Three teenagers took a stand to fight against the racial discrimination by petitioning for lessons on racial discrimination to be added to the national curriculum to unteach racism.  7/13/2020 - Bronze statues of colonial icons have been spray-painted. Black Lives Matter protests have broken out. And now the Dutch parliament has backed a petition by three teenage women requesting the addition of racism to the school curriculum. Winds of change are swirling around the cobblestones of The Hague. Faced with a strong colonial past and a legacy of slavery, the Dutch are being asked to take a more impartial look at their history. "We're still a very white nation," says Mirjam de Bruijn, an anthropologist at Leiden University. "Our colonial legacy is

Black Lives Matter protests spark debate over racism in the Arab world

The Black Lives Matter protests that started in the US is sparking debates over racism in other regions of the world, including the Arab world. It is bringing to light the kafala system, referred by some as “modern day slavery”. The system requires all unskilled labors to have an in-country sponsor responsible for their visa and legal status. It’s become an exploitative system of mistreating the immigrant workers. Read the Washington Post article below. An Ethiopian domestic worker waits on June 4 in front of the Ethiopian Consulate in Hazmieh, east of Beirut, after she and others were abandoned by their Lebanese employers. (Hassan Ammar/AP) 7/9/2020 - After she was fired without warning from her job as a housekeeper, the Ethiopian woman said, she was dumped at the side of the highway by her Lebanese employer. He had intended to leave her outside the Ethiopian Consulate, where dozens of other Ethiopian domestic workers have been abandoned by their employers during the recent weeks

World Food Programme Releases New COVID-19 Situation Reports - July

According to the World Food Programme’s newly released COVID-19 Situation Reports in July, the number of hungry in the countries where WFP operates could increase to 270 million this year, an increase of 82% from pre-COVID-19 figures. The biggest increase is projected to be in Latin America and the Caribbean where needs are estimated to rise 269%, and in West and Central Africa where its complex mix of factors could drive 57.7 million people into acute food insecurity. WFP Executive Director David Beasley says that “Until the day we have a medical vaccine, food is the best vaccine against chaos.” Coronavirus and hunger: WFP ready to assist largest number of people ever Latin America at centre of concerns as invisible enemy hits countries beset by climate change and conflict Colombia: WFP and World Vision provide 5,000 food baskets to Colombians and migrants in Soacha, near Bogotá. Photo: WFP/Mathias Roed New numbers released by the World Food Programme this week “ confirm our fears and