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“A good decision is based on knowledge and experience, not on numbers.” - Plato
ISSUES YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT
More than 250,000 Syrians have lost their lives in four-and-a-half years of armed conflict, which began with anti-government protests before escalating into a full-scale civil war. More than 11 million others have been forced from their homes as forces loyal to President Bashar al-Assad and those opposed to his rule battle each other - as well as jihadist militants from so-called Islamic State.
“We're just living on the edge of life. We're always nervous, we're always afraid” - Mother-of-nine Mariam Akash, whose husband was killed by a sniper
In South Sudan, the violent and brutal war has put millions at risk. Women, men and children that fled their homes in search of safety are now finding a new threat - hunger. With harvests still months away, the famine already declared in parts of the country will spread across the rest of the country, unless we act now.
“As a family, we are 10 in number, and I’m not in position to feed them. If I get killed I get killed once, but dying of hunger is too difficult.” - Pastor Charles Mubarak
The Cuban government continues to repress and punish dissent and public criticism. The number of short-term arbitrary arrests of human rights defenders, independent journalists, and others was significantly less than in 2016, but still remained high, with more than 3,700 reports of arbitrary detentions between January and August 2017. The government continues to use other repressive tactics, including beatings, public shaming, travel restrictions, and termination of employment.
“You have neither the morality nor the right, none whatsoever, to speak of freedom, democracy, and human rights.“ - Castro to a young woman