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a deal has been done to get aid to starving people in syria. for some, it could take days to arrive. tens of thousands are left out hello. you are watching al jazeera. also on the programme. >> the situation of iraq is crisis that has, you know, that will be forgotten. a plea for happy - aid workers say the world is ignoring the suffering of iraqis captured - mexican druglord joaquin guzman is arrested after six months on the run live in germany, where
cologne's police chief is fired after mass sexual assaults on new year's eve. the city braces for protests. aid agencies are trying to get food and medicine in to besieged towns in syria, where tens of thousands are starving to death. images of emancipated bodies and hungry children led to an international outcry over the use of siege tactics by all sides in the war. in the former mountain holiday resort, 152,000 people have been cut off from aid since july. volunteers hand out the few supplies they have left are we not arabs as well. i swear to god we are arabs. these children - what wrong have they done. what wrong did this child commit people have been reduced to scrabbling for food in the streets.
residents say they've been forced to ate cats and dogs. some are ill eating leaves from the trees and grass. >> i was brought here because i was poisoned. i was eating herbs from the ground. let the world see and hear about this, and know there are people here dying of starvation. >> stocks of medicine are running low, and doctors are struggling to cope. hospitals provide what little they have to try to keep people alive. . >> 8 of the first, 2016. what is your name? >> noah. >> noah. how long have you been without food? >> four days. >> and what have you taken from the hospital to survive. >> packet. >> this packet of salt. are you hungry. god help us. good willing food will be allowed. severe malnourishment suffered by the child. >> aid agencies have supplies of
food and medicine ready to leave damascas. and hope the first will arrive on monday. they agreed to let aid in, seeing them delivered 200 miles away. they've been located by rebel groups. there's thousands that need help. in the rebel stronghold outside damascus, around 176,000 are said to be cut off. 9,000 people are trapped, and in the western town. u.n. says i.s.i.l. fighters have cut off 200,000 people in parts of eastern city. they are desperately - they need help too, but it's not clear if and when they will get it. with earlier i spoke to a spokesperson for the world food program, and she told me aid workers are blocked from helping civilians. >> we expect tomorrow, sunday, we have the first aid tucks
carrying food for the 47,000 besieged in the town. in addition there'll be other humanitarian supplies on the convoy. by monday, or hopefully sunday. we'll reach for, and throughout the week, more convoys carrying a humanitarian supplies. reaching the areas including baby food, blankets, children, winter clothing, water purifiers. immediately call supplies. by the u.n. and humanitarian agencies operated in syria. >> what about people like idlib. how long will it take for aid to reach there? we are moving from different tracks. we have warehouses throughout the country, by tomorrow it will
move from our warehouse in the dirction of idlib, hoping to reach there by monday. >> this deal that was reached by the government, does it include areas besieged by i.s.i.l., because there are a lot of people, thousands who are suffering. >> so far the agreement that we have and the green light is from the government of syria, in addition to the position groups controlling and besieging the towns. we have not had any assurances from other parties on the ground to reach the areas with aid. and what we need really in syria. it is - you know, the allowance of aid workers into the 400,000 people in the besieged areas. in every single part in syria, there's pockets of hunger, starvation. 4.5 million syrians are in difficult and hard to reach areas, and out of them they are
completely cut off. . >> again, the deal is not a commitment to end the the siege. how difficult are you finding to get the resources you need to the people, with all the numbers that are suffering, the great numbers of people suffering, is it hard for you to get the resources to them. >> it's a marathon. the programme is feeding over 6 million people. that includes 4 million displaced in syria in the close to 2 million. that's in turkey, egypt, jordan, lebanon. it cost, in 2016, we expect the operation to be over $1 billion. an if you look at it, it costs a dollar a day to need one person, you know, impacted by the
violence in syria. it's a huge operation. it's been a marathon. ups and downs in funding. the resources are coming. there are generosity from donor countries. it's not keeping up with the pace of the humanitarian crisis in syria. in neighbouring iraq thousands who fled conflict are facing a harsh winter in camps. more than 4,000 are living in a camp. mohammed jamjoom spoke to a chief saying the situation is fire. >> it is a unique situation. we are calling it a forgotten crisis, because we are surrounded by other countries with a higher profile. we have 3.2 million displaced population, and nearly 2830,000 refugees, that are also in iraq. out of the 322 million.
many are children. and those children are going through a difficult situation. getting them to school is hard. the majority of them, they at least 700,000 of them, missed a year of schooling. there's no proper hygiene, there's no water, no proper health care system. the entire live of the children is affected. their future is it crashing on their head. we are watching a situation where we see a large number of children that lost their future. we are dealing with a situation that is so dire, getting the resources, putting them into a life with dignity, where they get the proper water, hygiene and toilet. it's bing difficult. getting resources in iraq is not as easy as it is.
one of the challenges right now with the onset of cold weather worsening, winter weather conditions, as far as getting the type of aid that these people have. -- need in camps like erbil and beyond. >> imagine living in this tent next to us, and being a child, and when you go in, there's no heating system. we are wearing layers, and are feeling miserable. because of the weather. it goes to subzero. and children do not have warm houses, warm clothes, showers, warm school to go. they do not have a warm shelter to go. this is the peak of the winter. this kind of condition, it stay for a while. we are not doing to see the situation improving unless we get the resources we need to
address the many children. u.n.i.c.e.f. is trying their best, putting their best they can to address the situation. putting kerosene heating or child friendly space, but it is small. >> it's small and very small portion of what children need. we are in this difficult situation where i would hope the world will understand it situation, this crisis that has, you know, that has been forgotten. it's a forgotten crisis from the international community in the world news, gulf leaders are due to hold a meeting. riyadh's severed relations under protests over the shi'a cleric nimr al-nimr. shia protesters stormed the area. israeli army bulldozers
demolished the home of a palestinian army. the parents of 19-year-old inspected the debris of their home in the village. last october. their son killed two israelis in jerusalem, before being shot dead by the police. >> an egyptian court rented former president bashar al-assad's appeal for a conviction against corruption, he and his three sons were sentenced to three years in prison. they were convicted of inflecting funds. he was detaineded in a military hospital. he had a number much cases against him. the final in 2011, resuming later this month now to mexico where police recaptured the druglord joaquin guzman after a shoot ute in which six were reported to have been killed. we have this report.
>> reporter: for a third time the world's notorious drug lord was arrested by mexican security forces. the arrests ending a 6 month embarrassment for the mexican government. >> translation: for months intensive criminal intelligence and criminal investigation work was carried out to identify, detain and pull apart protections surrounding the criminal. today it confirmed that institutions had the necessary capabilities to overcome those that threatened the stability of families. it demonstrated that when mexicans work together. there's no adversity. the government says joaquin guzman was arrested in his home state friday morning. someone called to complain about armed men holed up inside a motel. during a shoot-out, the government says it killed five criminals and arrested six, including the head of the sinaloa drug cartel.
el chapo has taken on mythical status in mexico. the multi million drug cartel is believed to provide a significant amount of the drugs ending up in the u.s. twice he escaped from prison. it may be why people we spoke with reacted to recapture of a blase attitude, saying he would escape again. for the president it was a chance to reclaim the upper hand after el chapo's cheap from mexico's most secure prison in july. joaquin guzman's escape from the prison cell was global news. he escaped from the hole in the shower of a prison cell, connected to a one mile long tunnel. it had airconditioning and a motorcycle. joaquin guzman first escaped from prison in 1993 by hiding in a laundry cart. it took police 13 years to rearrest him. the president has been reluctant to extradite el chapo to the
u.s., where he is facing charges. an analyst told al jazeera, he thinks this time they'll be sent to the states, where an escape is considered less likely still ahead on al jazeera - ireland needs you. the government's new push to convince those that left that the grass is greener back home. >> and here is one way to fly across the world, a british adventurer completes an epic journey to australia.
welcome back, a recap - aid agencies trying to get food and medicine into besieged towns in syria say the first trucks should arrive on friday. the images of emancipated children led to an outcry humanitarian aid workers described the situation of people in iraq as a forgotten crisis mexican police recaptured joaquin guzman six months after escaping a maximum security prison. he was caught in the home state of sinaloa. >> german chancellor angela merkel is considering tougher
immigration law after attacks on women in cologne. the head of the city's police force has been suspended and accused of mishandling the case. the city is bracing for protests. live to dominik kane. the incidents have reignited the debate about immigration in germany. a number of protests today. tell us about where you are and what is expected. behind me people are gathering to protest here, by the left wing, by the political parties, the left wing parties, and social democrat party, which is the junior coalition partner in a grand coalition. they have come here to sage counter-demonstrations to one scheduled a little later. held by the far right movement.
these protesters are here to draw attention to the fact that people should not conflate the issues of those responsible for the alleged crimes that took place, with the wider committee, migrants. refugees. that is the point of view but for the protesters, the far right move. it will be in the same areas, staging their own demonstrations. highlighting what they considered to be a dangerous image. a debate over immigration, what is the response. what has been angela merkel's response to the event? >> angela merkel says he thinks it has knees to intensify, measures taken against asylum seekers.
the physician right now is that if an asylum seeker is found guilty leading to a 3-year gaol service, and the country of origin is safe. they will not be persecuted. they can be sent back there. and the party and politicians suggest that perhaps it can be brought down to one year so if the offense drew a prison sentence, they could be sent back to the city of origin. we understand the mealing, trying to hammer out the measures that can representatives or take further. that has been reporting german media and we'll wait to see if the measures will be brought forward quickly or whether a further deliberations need to be made. certainly here. they were those that said the
two issues should not be ireland is now the fastest growing economy in the e.u., and the dramatic reversal of fortunes is changing the population. ireland and the government want many that went abroad during the recession to return. we have those on making the move back home. >> reporter: rebuilding the irish economy, the country putting near bankruptcy in 2009 behind it, and many of those that went abroad looking for work are coming home. people like paul o'brien, who spent five years in sydney. >> a year ago i came home, and, yes, from talking to people. and the vibe when you step off the aeroplane at the airport was a lot more - yes. enthusiastic and promising. >> how can we get the young talented immigrants who left
ireland to consider ireland again. >> reporter: ireland has the highest g.d.p. growth in the european union, but one vital commodity is missing - the skilled professionals abroad, and the government wants them back, as do employers, like the boss of engineering firm ethos. >> we started in the height of the celtic tiger, then the crash happened, and we went down to 3 day weeks, reduced salaries. it wasn't enough. we had to let people go. guys left as grads, got soupish experience abroad. they have a lot to offer to the countries they went to. a huge amount to offer. i thought that that was a good thing to tap into. >> so as ireland picks itself up, as life particularly here in the capital dublin returns to precrisis levels of prosperity, the return of workers that left is a welcome by-product.
>> the government expect 2016 to be the first year in seven in which those returning outnumbers those leaving. it hopes to attract 70,000 home. snoop the higher skilled immigrants, predominantly greater - college graduates, it specialists. there is a shortage. how long it lasts, how long the upswing, the economies of the world. how long they will last is a guess. >> usually a lot more optimism. i suppose it's peppered with caution as well. because although time can be a great healer, i still remember the reasons why i went in the first place. there was no war. >> the chief let them build a more diversified economy. the watch word now is caution
russian vladimir putin has been blasted by those online by a slow response to a blizzard rescue, a driver froze to death and another suffering frost bite when their vehicle was dropped in the mountains. a survivor took to youtube to vent anger and it's been viewed by half a million people. >> reporter: i appeal to you vladimir putin, i ask you to deal with all this, help those that suffered severe frost bite and sort out the emergency services. you told us you should have stayed at home. you had no business going outs police in brazil fought with protesters marching against public transport fares, the march began peacefully, but turned violence when some burnt objects. police used tear gas and batons to disperse them. venezuela president nicolas maduro condemned the removing of late leader hugo chavez. they were taken down after the
opposition's landslide victory in the parliamentary elections, left wing protesters call for hough ez's portrait to be put on every corner. >> reporter: downtown caracas woke up with graffitied images of the late president in response for his removal from the walls of the national assembly. also, a message reading that the opposition has the assembly, the people have the streets. wednesday, a day after the first opposition led point took its seats, they had no room under the new administration. though seemingly a symbolic gesture, it has hit a raw nerve in this polarizing country. people have been gathering in a central caracas square to protest an affront to the larger
than life leader in the country's history. the president suffered a crushing defeat in parliamentary elections, his creditor and mentor hugo chavez is revered in ha cult-like fashion. the movement that chavez spearheaded may have suffered a setback. most of the other government institutions remain on the loyalist camps. the reaction is perfectly emblematic over how deem the conditions are now to bangladesh, where an engineering student is hoping his invention will improve rail safety. on average 70 were killed by trains. we have this report from dakar. >> these don't inspire confidence. many are decades old. some were laid during the
british colonial rule, before 1947. worried from reading reports of derailment, that man decided to build a small 2-wheel robot. inside a sensor detect cracks and derailments, sending an alert and coordinates to the new station. >> translation: right now all the maintenance work and check-ups on the rail track happen manually. you need a huge amount of work for that. we don't have enough employees. there's an animated system a large number of tracks run through chaotic marketplaces and the middle of busy slums. it's a danger for the people around. in 2015, police say an average of 70 people die each month, after getting hit by trains. >> reporter: he has seen 15-60 accidents during the 28 years that they have set up shop here, and he recovered 28 bodies.
>> some are wandering on to the tracks, talking on the phones. some are absent-minded. some had an argument with a difference, looking to end things. >> railway police say a proliferation is another matter. vehicles getting back on the enemies: they confirm a struggle inside the track. the drivers saw it that the train is coming, but he could not move with thousands of unregulated crossings, safety is a huge problem that will take coordination for different agencies to solve. in the meantime they are doing their best to show that one person's ideas can make a difference
and the flying scotsman is back on british railway tracks after 10 years. of restoration costing $6 million. the famous steam locomotion arrived in berry. in 1934 the scotsman was the fastest steam train in the world and the first ever to travel over 160 k/hr. it was taken off the tracks almost 30 years later and brought by the national railway museum in 2004 a british pilot completed a 3-month journey from the u.k. to australia in an open cockpit plane. tracy curtis trailer landed in sydney on saturday, flying her plane through 23 countries, with 50 fuelling stops. she was retracing the 1930 flight of pioneer amy johnson. >> you know, that's why you do it. to fly something like this, low level. halfway around the world. seeing all the most iconic land
schemes, geology, vegetation. it's the best view in the world, the best adventure in the world. few get to fly it like i did a reminder, you can keep up to date with all the news all the time at the website aljazeera.com. >> sex, violence and disease. it's the seedy underbelly of the united nations effort in haiti. nearly six years after an earthquake rocked the country, i'm ali velshi, welcome to a special edition of "on target," haiti on shaky ground. the united nations can be a blessing and occurs but for latte, the we