It's sad that the Palestinian conflict takes center stage!
Tens of millions, of children die each year from diseases related to malnutrition. More than half the planets population lives without a roof over their head, a toilet and a refrigerator. There are some 795 million undernourished people in the world today. Hunger and malnutrition are in fact, the number one risk to health worldwide. There is enough food in the world to feed everyone, but the awareness, effort and implementation is taken away, because the time, money and human capital needed is spent, by the proponents for the Palestinians that are engulfed in hate, greed, corruption, and power that makes any humanitarian effort impossible.
Ebola, child mortality, AIDS, maternal mortality, depression, post-traumatic stress disorder, dementia, substance abuse, dominates global health headlines. Cancer, kills more people in low and middle income countries than HIV, malaria, and tuberculosis combined. Half of the 35 million people who live with HIV today, don’t even know they’re HIV positive, so they don’t know they’re in danger of passing the virus on to others. Ebola killed over 8,000 people, including 500 health workers, and thousands of children are orphaned by the disease and abandoned by their remaining family members. There are 77 million unintended pregnancies. Around 6.6 million children under the age of 5 die each year. Almost all of these children lives could be saved if they had access to simple and affordable interventions, such as exclusive breastfeeding, inexpensive vaccines and medication, clean water and sanitation. Each year, more than 1.6 million people worldwide lose their lives to violence. These issues can be resolved with the faction of the effort spent on the Palestinian dispute.
It's sad that the Palestinian conflict takes center stage. Boko Haram's ongoing reign of terror is practically buried in the news. More than a million children have had their education interrupted by the conflict in and around Nigeria, on top of the 11 million children who are already out of school in the region. More than 2,000 schools across Nigeria, Cameroon, Chad and Niger have stayed closed since the beginning of the Boko Haram insurgency which has destabilized the region and displaced millions, including at least 1.4 million children. Approximately 600 teachers in Nigeria have been killed in the conflict. There is news like this almost daily about the group, but you have to go looking for it. Boko Haram, attacks now in its fifth year and showing no sign of abating, the conflict has left over 13,000 dead and displaced some 800,000 people. But, we would never know it, because Abbas and the PLO deprives its awareness.
The violence in Syria has caused millions to flee their homes. As of March 2015, 10.9 million Syrians, or almost half the population, have been displaced. 3.8 million have been made refugees. 667,000 people, sought safety in Lebanon, Jordan, and Iraq. Turkey, has accepted 1,700,000 in 2015. The UN stated that the number of Syrian refugees had exceeded 3 million. UN estimates of deaths in the conflict reached over 220,000. UNICEF, reported that over 5000 children had been killed, and another 400 children have been reportedly arrested and tortured in Syrian prisons. Over 11,000 detainees and political prisoners are known to have died under torture and systematic killings. Once, rare infectious diseases have spread in rebel held areas, primarily affecting children, brought on by the collapse of sanitation and deteriorating living conditions. These include typhoid, hepatitis, tuberculosis, and disfiguring parasitic skin diseases. More than half of all hospitals have now been attacked, and over a third are no longer functional. 578 health workers have been killed, in the ongoing conflict.
In Iran, women and children in the Islamic republic struggle under harsh, discriminatory laws despite numerous calls for reform from human rights groups and the international community. Last year, several women in the Iranian city of Isfahan were severely burned in acid attacks. There are severe restrictions on civil liberties, including the freedoms of assembly, speech, religion, and press. Limitations have been set on the citizens’ ability to change the government peacefully through free and fair elections, and disregard for the physical integrity of persons, whom authorities arbitrarily and unlawfully detained, tortured, or killed. Further purported abuses includes disappearances, deaths of detainees, incitement to antisemitism, and restricted freedom of speech and press. Women are rumored to have been targeted for not being properly veiled. Meanwhile, children are subject to the death penalty, and the rate of executions of minors has increased in the past two years under Hassan Rouhani. At least 160 children are serving time on Iran's death row. In addition, tens of thousands of children, both Iranian nationals and undocumented immigrants, are forced into prostitution. Iran, is a source, transit, and destination country for men, women, and children subjected to sex trafficking and forced labor. As many as 50,000 children, some as young as 4, are forced by their parents or well organized criminal networks to beg in the streets. Many of the children are forced to sell drugs, work in sweatshops and enter into prostitution. More than 1,000 political prisoners and 30 journalists currently sit in Iranian prison. Authorities also randomly invade family's privacy in their homes, and limits investigations by NGOs investigation human rights abuses. Iran executed at least 721 people last year. The UN appointed a special rapporteur on human rights to Iran, but has not been allowed to enter the country to conduct reviews. But, the International Community prides itself on the “Nuclear Deal” with Iran, and its pressure on Israel to give terrorist more land to murder Jews.
Ukraine may not be the world’s deadliest crisis, but it has transformed relations between Russia and the West for the worse, more than 5,000 people have been killed. South Sudan is entering its second year of a brutal civil war that some estimates suggest the war has already left as many as 50,000 dead and almost 2 million displaced.
In 2015, 244 million people, 3.3% of the world's population, lives outside their country of origin. Migration will only increase and put increasing strain on international relations in the coming years. Cooperation between Indonesia and Australia, for example, are at a new low after the Australian Navy turned back a boat loaded with asylum seekers early this year. The Syria crisis will only make things worse for Europe, which remains incapable of fixing its broken migration policy, and the chance for migration reform in the United States has faded away.
Even Climate change, is a greater threat than the Palestinian issue. It has a range of effects on ecosystems. Rising sea levels due to the melting of the polar ice caps contribute to greater storm damage, warming ocean temperatures are associated with stronger and more frequent storms, additional rainfall, particularly during severe weather events, leads to flooding and other damage. An increase in the incidence and severity of wildfires threatens habitats, homes, and lives due to dry heat and lack of water due to droughts. Heat waves contribute to human deaths and other consequences, including severe weather events, and droughts, that make farming difficult and cuts water supplies, that render landscapes more susceptible to wildfires. Burning oil and coal, which emits greenhouse gases into the atmosphere, with primarily deadly carbon dioxide.
Ayaan Hirsi Ali, one of the world's most prominent fighters against radical Islam and for women’s rights, addresses the issues of underage marriage, forced marriage, domestic violence, female genital mutilation and honor killings, in the Muslim world, says the West is refusing to recognize the danger of growing Muslim extremism. That groups that subscribe to radical Islam cannot be negotiated with because they do not value life, investing everything it has into life after death. She does not believe that a peaceful solution is possible as long as radical Islam continues to exist.
In the Islamic world, there are 6 year old baby girls that die on their first wedding night, because they were unable to sustain the sexual compulsion directed at them. We see women buried with only their heads exposed out of the ground, being stoned to death for sorcery. We know about women that are being beheaded, for being raped. There are video's on the Internet, that show the beheaded heads, with blood of two and three year toddlers. We have learned about 45 people being place in a cage and were burnt alive. We heard about the man receiving a thousand lashes for logging on to the Internet. Cartoonists, shot execution style for publishing their work. Jews, being massacred, for being Jewish, some of these babies. Churches are being burnt to the ground and Christians beheaded. Toddlers being stoned to death in their parents cars while driving. Pedestrians killed in hit and run drive by's. Civilians being stab to death on their way to Shul. Gay men being hanged from construction cranes. We See photos of systematic assassinations of men being shot in the back of their heads, kneeling over their dug burial pits, to take their fall. We hear about a child hung in Iran for enmity against God. A young girl was employed in Palmelkh, Saudi Arabia had the audacity to say that Jesus Christ is her Savior. This angered much of her official workers, and ordered its men to carry out the process, to sew the mouth of the girl in order to stop the expression and permission for hrt love for Christ Jesus, and to sew her left eye as well as punishment. This underlines the strange and dangerous, endorsing the reports issued by human rights organizations in the world, of what it considers a flagrant violation that occurs in the deadly Islamic human rights system. But, the world will never spear their energy form advocating a Palestinian State, to put any of these issues to rest.