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when he arrived from myanmar at the age of two he's now fourteen and missing chin is hopeful the boys will survive and says they work well together you have very strong i want to see if you're a strong yes this is the mouth of the cave complex that runs some eight kilometers deep into these hills right along the border with myanmar the bikes from these twelve boys and their coats are still here just as they were left on saturday a small makeshift village has been created for the rescue workers there divers cave climbers soldiers and forestry service workers among the morning at the museum and he is our biggest challenge in the rescue operation trying to pump out the water say the tide and. we need to strike electricity in the case to the pumps we are pumping three kilometers in need more power and more help keep coming in the race is on to find the boys with rescuers aware time is not on their side it's got harder al-jazeera chiang rai a weather update next here on al-jazeera then calls for a unified approach on migration is germany's leader meets spain's prime minister
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ahead of a critical summit. activists accused him become police of endangering the world's second largest rainforest attorney. hello there the rain has been relentless for some of us in southern china recently we've been watching the flooding in the you now province for a couple of days now and these are the new pictures that we're saying out of that province you can see just how bad the flooding that is is continuing and so are the rains we can see them on the satellite picture they've been across the so the positron of it also further south as well through many parts of vietnam plenty of wet weather here and plenty more to come over the next few days for the northeast generally a lot of dry forests here and at the minor. pretty hot as well look at shanghai
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thirty six or thirty seven degrees over the next few days so do expect it to be very hard out towards the west and for some of us here the rains have also been very heavy we've seen plenty of them in the western parts of india the showers here have given us a fair amount of flooding and then we've also seen some very active rains across bangladesh for the northeastern states now we're also seeing this little circulation here that's intensifying the rains for the eastern parts of india also across into parts of cold cold cuts or as well say a very wet here and plenty bow rains still to come to the north still more into weather here as well i did the new delhi will catch those showers just yet because see the just away to the north and some of them again will be heavy. well waiting when this idea popped into it when they're on line it's undoubtedly chief call of poverty inequality in our society today or if you join the sunset
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criminal justice system is dysfunctional right now this is a dialogue what does it feel like bring you to go back for the first time everyone has a voice and allow refugees to flee the speakers for change joining the conversation announces iraq. all again the top stories here on al-jazeera the united nations says that it's confirmed over eight hundred cases of children being used in the fighting in yemen a u.n. report accuses persecute the rebels and the saudi led coalition of recruiting child soldiers. sudan's foreign minister says that south sudan's president salva kiir
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rebel leader raked bashar have reached an agreement on quote some points to end the civil war salva kiir has been attending the latest round of talks with his former deputy regular show this time in sudan's capital khartoum. and pro syrian government forces say they've taken control of two towns in the east and delta countryside forty five thousand people displaced by the offensive many of them are moving towards the border with jordan but that country's foreign minister has tweeted that they won't be allowed in the area we heard from al jazeera correspondent oma rani who's in the province. as the humanitarian situation is going from bad to worse that's due to the increase of displaced people and the lack of necessary services. is needed to receive the tens of thousands of the needed border with jordan the u.n. spoke about forty five thousand but the number may be far greater than that because
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of the heavy bombardment to the cities where a large number of civilians have been killed the shelling is still ongoing and has moved to another area the opposition leaders have told us that their only option is resistance libya's u.n. backed government has warned international companies against dealing with warlord khalifa haftar his forces recaptured to all terminals in the east of the country last week they announced the oil company linked to a rival interim government would control the terminal and that angered the cabinet in tripoli. that was stressed to all international partners that the legal an only channel is the national institution of petroleum in tripoli the security council resolution or decisions ben any dealings with any other entity except the national petroleum institution and libya foreign minister is in washington for talks with the u.s. secretary of state mike pompei oh they are expected to discuss the saudi led blockade against cason now into its second year player called on blockading
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countries to end the embargo two months ago our state department correspondent roslyn jordan reports. the meeting between u.s. secretary of state mike palm pale and qatari foreign minister mohammad bin of the law danny comes at a time when the trumpet ministration wants the blockade of qatar to be ended once and for all that's because the u.s. wants to turn its attention to bigger security issues across the gulf not just security concerns of the countries involved in this blockade but perhaps a more important country as far as the trumpet ministration is concerned iran the u.s. recently pulled out of the deal that would have stopped iran from building the nuclear weapons program because it said it doesn't trust the honda keep up its end of the deal the u.s. has also been agitating to try to get a global effort to sanction terror on for having nuclear ambitions and it's going to want to put more energy into trying to muster up that kind of global support
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rather than have a fight over a country where the u.s. has perhaps its largest military presence in the gulf region and that happens to be just outside doha other issues that will be looked at include economic ties as well as cutters all going efforts to deal with accusations that it has been supporting groups that otherwise foment terror around the world germany's chancellor says a european union wide deal on the migration crisis won't be reached at a summit on thursday angela merkel met spain's prime minister petro sanchez and then she's under pressure from her coalition partners to find a solution to stem the flow of refugees and immigrants and is trying to stop the german government from collapsing germany wants the number of migrants spread more evenly across the e.u. won't other countries including italy are opposed. to there is still some time needed to solve this and for this reason i spoke about working with countries that are willing on all dimensions of the migration policy the spanish prime minister
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spoke about the extent and i spoke about the in. you know damaging and in this spirit we do have the talks in the coming days a senior military commander in myanmar has been sacked after being named in new european union sanctions major general monk so has been glossed described as purged for poor performance he was a commander in rakhine state where some six hundred fifty thousand in just fled a military crackdown last year the e.u. sanctions are being imposed on security officials who are accused of involvement in the killing and rape of the hinge or the plight of the muslim minority living in thailand is being highlighted in a report called existence denied the burma human rights network details efforts by myanmar's government to make life difficult for a hinge or living abroad large numbers of ranger have fled violence and poverty in myanmar to live and work in thailand now the thai government has introduced
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a new registry system meaning that must be verified to stay but because being doesn't recognize them as citizens many now face deportation from thailand most are too scared to return to their country of birth effectively rendering them stateless joe when is executive director of the group behind the report he says the policy is likely to separate many range of families. i think tire's already has aware of the situation and they we believe that they are trying to find some solution but i think this is the root cause is not hyland the root the root cause is that burma burma is on who has a policy of discrimination on its minorities and now you can see one point one million stateless become a ruling that people become a staple of because of this policy and also there are thousands of thousand people in neighboring countries like thailand and malaysia these people have been denied systematically their their silly ship rights in their own country of origin so
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these peoples are vulnerable if the thai authorities will deport these types already has already mentioned in the law that after thirty june if those people do not have anything identity they will be arrested fine and jailed or they will be deported. the u.s. supreme court sit in breaking news as handed donald trump one of his biggest victories of his presidency up holding his travel ban which targets several muslim majority countries it was a five four ruling the court's five conservatives in the majority that ends now the fierce fights in the courts of whether the policy represented an unlawful muslim ban trump can now claim vindication of the lower courts blocked his travel ban announced in september as well as to. this from the reuters news agency here so once again the u.s. supreme court and in donald trump one of the biggest victories of his presidency opposing his travel ban targeting several muslim authorities it was
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a five four ruling more on that breaking story in the next few minutes hopefully here on out to sea or if not on the news grid which begins at fifteen hundred g.m.t. now demand for wood in europe is causing a massive rain forest in africa to shrink at an alarming rate environmental campaigners are accusing the largest timber company in the democratic republic of congo of illegally cutting down millions of trees paul chata g.m. reports. in the heart of africa the congo basin is home to the world's second largest rain forest but a new investigation accuses timber companies of endangering its existence second in size to the amazon the congolese re forced to some two million square kilometers it covers six countries including the democratic republic of congo where it's shrinking the fastest the nonprofit global witness says the d.r. she's biggest timber company north to timber is illegally harvesting trees at
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nearly ninety percent of its sites with impunity north timber which is portuguese owned denies congolese subsidy sort of war is reaching its contracts it says the accusations have no basis it acknowledges some management plans may not be in place but that. talking with the ministry of environment about them global witness is also accusing importers such as portugal and friends of failing to take action there are some plans on the books being negotiated between france and norway which if approved or triple the area large from one hundred thousand square kilometers to three hundred thousand square kilometers researchers are trying to learn about the forest unique ecosystem before it's too late. these forests are under pressure from humans so we scientists want to categorize the fauna and the birds the only thought of this forest before it is destroyed and scientists say the congo rainforest is a source of food and water for tens of millions of people it's also home to six hundred types of trees and ten thousand animal species including endangered ones
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they say these trees produce oxygen and absorb carbon dioxide but their ability to reduce greenhouse gases and regulate the climate is decreasing. but example here for example the rainy season normally starts in mid august but now sometimes it begins in july and sometimes in september and when it comes sometimes the water does not rise steadily and then they suddenly recede there's a disorder in the cycle so despite existing national international laws designed to protect rain forests global witness says companies like northrop timber on dangerous seventy five million hectares of rainforest in the d.r. see global witness demanding all those involved from governments to importers and buyers to stop being complicit in the destruction of d r c's tropical rain forests and the impact it's having on the planet's climate. on al-jazeera. brooking's also most of industry has suffered a fifty percent fall in investment due to briggs and uncertainty the industry's
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main lobby group says that there's growing frustration in major companies over the slow pace of government goes here sions the society of most a manufacturer isn't traders says the current plans to leave are unrealistic and that the u.k. must remain in the customs union to safeguard hundreds of thousands of jobs. a twenty four hour strike in argentina shut down shops schools and offices nationwide workers who walked out a demanding pay increases because of soaring inflation and rising prices and they're furious at government cutbacks following its fifty billion dollar loan from the international monetary fund traceable reports water sellers have. roadblocks all around when a site is this is how argentina's capital look on monday after the country's largest workers' confederation called for a general strike against the government of. left wing groups blocked major roads leading to the capital protesting against what they say is a government that rules for the rich. there is
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a social crisis in the political crisis there is discontent is the beginning of the pact between the i.m.f. and the government that brings about austerity measures the economic situation is worse that's why we will be on the streets. since taking office maglis government has been unable to control the double digit inflation rate that has tormented arjun times for years the recent baser devaluation caused by a strengthening u.s. dollar forced the governmental request and emergency fifty billion loan from the i.m.f. prices have continued to go up since then and that's why on monday argentina was paralyzed by a strike by workers demanding a rise in wages trains buses subways and flies were all suspended on monday because of the strike plays is considered. the largest transport hub in one side is and as you can see it's completely paralyzed a sign of the strength that the labor unions have in argentina growing i right from
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northern argentina and was not sure how to make it home for the. we knew this was happening but i thought there would be something very is nothing i understand the need to go on strike but we are all affected by what's happening in. the i.m.f. loan brings back memories of the two thousand and one economic crisis when i didn't tina defaulted on its sovereign debt. was part of the negotiating team at the time and says that the situation is different now. the government responded fast they sought help from the i.m.f. because they knew nobody else would loan them the money the crisis would have been worse if they hadn't. and that's why many on the streets are not as optimistic and fear that another economic crisis may be closer and the government would like to admit. when a site is. breaking story we told you about
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a few moments ago the u.s. supreme court upholding donald trump's travel ban targeting several muslim majority countries christian salumi is with us now live from new york christian. what did they say in the judgment. well we're just getting news of this in from the supreme supreme court this morning as it prepares to go on its summer break but the court did rule five four a close decision for donald trump to uphold this travel ban to seven countries several of them muslim majority now the ban has been in place in fact since december but this is a major victory for president who made this one of his first actions after taking office implementing what became known as the muslim. back in two thousand and sixteen this is actually the third version of that ban that was upheld by the supreme court initially the lower courts struck down the ban saying that
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it targeted people based on religion but it's wound its way through the courts it's gone through several iterations that first man when it went into effect lead to confusion at airports and protests at airports several travelers who were detained on their way into the united states several were sent back protesters showed up at airports all around the country as well as lawyers trying to help those who were stuck in limbo after a number of these legal battles however the court is now saying that the president has broad authority when it comes to national security and the trumpet ministration added some countries that were not muslim majority to the list of those that were facing bands including venezuela and north korea also on the list now iran libya syria yemen and somalia arguing that this was for national security it was not based on religion and with those changes the supreme court has saying basically
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about this is within the president's authority to do that so a major victory for president this was a signature issue for him on the campaign and basically being upheld now by the supreme court christine many thanks chris and so we are live in new york. the united nations says that it's confirmed over eight hundred cases of children being used in the fighting in yemen a un report accuses both the rebels and the saudi led coalition of recruiting child soldiers the u.s. has also put the saudi coalition fighting in yemen on its annual black list from grave violations against children in conflict one hour from our diplomatic editor james space what has become a political hot potato here at the u.n. is the list at the end of this report the designation of countries that are not doing what they should be doing that are committing grave violations affecting children's situation of armed conflict is the actual designation. and again you
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find that the saudi coalition has been listed it's listed under parties that have also put in place measures that improving the protection of civilians. and government forces say they've taken control of two towns in the east and countryside forty five thousand people have been displaced by the offensive jordan's foreign minister has tweeted that they weren't be allowed into his country sudan's foreign minister says that south sudan's president salva kiir and the rebel leader mashallah have reached an agreement on quote some points to end the civil war salva kiir has been attending the latest round of talks with his former deputy rick mashallah this time in sudan's capital khartoum the un has given both sides until the end of the month to reach a peace deal or to face sanctions or have more on that breaking news in news grin a little over twenty five minutes here on al-jazeera right after the stream.
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african heads of state government gather in mauritania the thirty first assembly of the african youth. ongoing conflicts in the fight against corruption will take center stage. al-jazeera will bring you extensive coverage of the summit and its outcomes the african union summit on al-jazeera. data is holding its breath with the war in yemen now in its fourth year government forces and their saudi amorality coalition allies i mean to win control of the city support which channels food and medicine to millions of people i'm femi oke a and i'm really could be loud here watching the stream live on you tube well examine what the battle for her day that means for yemenis living in already precarious existence.
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the u.n. considers the war in yemen i'm going to quote the u.n. here the world's worst humanitarian crisis but now the fighting close to the northern city of her data has forced at least thirty thousand people to flee their homes many troops backed by saudi and iran two forces began operation golden victory against their opponents on june the twelfth the pro-government forces say they have already taken control of her data airport from the hopis and now they have their sights on control of the port just a few miles to the north so far this remained open but there are concerns that a battle for the port could stop ships from docking a clip from our colleagues at a.j. prospects bangs just how crucial it is for supplies to enter who data have a look. but
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i don't use a single most important point of entry for the food and basic supplies needed to prevent damage and a recurrence of cholera epidemic we feel that as many as two hundred fifty thousand people may lose everything even their lives. joining us via the phone from her day that is who say that he is a pro journalist welcome to the stream i'd like to start with this tweet from she says he says excuse me the people in who they are afraid of being trapped in a conflict for a long time and are tired of being suppressed by the host these the ideal solution was for the un to reach a compromise deal however now that is too late hussein give our international audience an idea of what life is like and where they are right now.
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same way we don't have the best connection with iran i do apologize one thing i do want to share with our viewers and this is something you tweeted out not for
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a long ago and explain to people who following you on twitter that your data port just imagine the only port more than seventy million people is empty and now under threat and he you are walking around basically doing a little bit of a show and tell also most important thing that we need to know about how that airport from your perspective has saying just make it brief so we can hopefully pick up what you're trying to say i had to say that. all right it's very difficult to actually keep that connection so i'm going to ring in other guests that we have hussein thank you for trying to join us and i apologize for the audio there for more on the challenges facing civilians in yemen we're joined by. a journalist and documentary filmmaker who has reported extensively on the war. she is senior crisis advisor at amnesty
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international which last week released a report on how both the saudi coalition and the who are holding up essential aid also in new york is summer nasr she is chairwoman of yemen aid a humanitarian organization and here in the studio we have done she is a yemeni political affairs commentator and of this is seen fellow at georgetown university ladies welcome really looking to forward to hearing your perspective some of. this port why is it so important data port and where are we in this war in yemen that the support is taking up so much focus right now the more it has taken our focus the international focus ever since the start of the war at the very start the plan was laid on the table to kind of have a military battle and but the obama administration stepped in and said that it is a red line purely because the port allows access to twenty four million people to deliver aid and medicine and food which is the lifeline of those people in yemen's
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war now we have three years of fighting during those three years there was a man men made famine that was created and the fear of this battle is we already have a humanitarian crisis play the fear is we're going to exacerbate it by launching a battle there a week without aid or medicine could mean that hundreds who depend on that could die and the problem now with the battle as well is that the country is not prepared for the internally displaced people who had to flee if they can afford the fuel of . they had to flee to other governorates some people decided to stay put what does that mean for the time being it's the unknown that's terrifying are the civilians going to be safe or are they going to be attacked but what we know is that the most successful battle and a day that could take up to two months and those two months if the port activities do not return it means that people are not going to be able to have access to food and medicine now what's on the table is that the u.n.
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special envoy martin griffith is trying to strike a deal where the port could be operational regardless of military activity around it so keeping that in mind summer i want to read out this tweet from each see flora's who says this report is geostrategic we important for the who theories and for the government if the saudi led coalition can capture it will deal a blow to the who the ability to resupply and if the who to use can resist that coalition it will deal a massive blow to the coalition's morale and momentum so keeping all of that in mind earlier in the show though the connection was not that great i did hear same say that the streets are back open and people are out and about i know that you have family there what are they telling you what do you make of their experiences these of you this tweet from agency who says this sport is important. i mean this poor is really strategic on an international level but also. however in terms of the people in the country and in the programs specifically there's two perspectives
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they would want the conflict to be very quick rather than it being sluggish but at the same time they're very much over the fact that they are suppressed under these and these are the words of family and community within ten minutes. from the airport and from the court so this is the type of perspective that we're dealing with but in that sense how do we pressure both sides to respect. and how should we approach the issue of and that i. i think should be through the port of aden which is open and fully functional at the time and organization personally has shipped a couple of items. should be ssion packages to them and to the northern province mostly and it was a very successful run you come to this with a perspective of understanding of a more actually means so if we're looking at the data area we're looking at this
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potential of this conflict moving closer and closer to the residence that what does that mean for them i mean. there's a good up. means of all their graphic alarm is. to say the city in order to get to the pool with the coalition eventually want to get to the right they have to guard a huge. tightly. city the very densely populated city. it means risking st louis this is happened before and as. being a cop fight. at this point ideally it was. part of a plan which. means. one question our support to
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the thought of farsi in order to save civilians from being caught up in the street fight. has been preparing for a straight. face in the trenches. digging trenches in the middle of a word between the asshole. on the coachman's well i'm trying to breach that for the assholes to get to for however. much they are for until now both sides claiming that we still have power. what's interesting about the part of the day that is that it's not the only port that's in yemen we have two other ports one is shut down one is slightly operational and that is the port of our done that summer mentioned earlier the problem with those those two ports cannot replace well . it's been a struggle to kind of get them up and running the way that day that is even you
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know that american administration sent two cranes to they this port to help in the delivery of aid because that is the one port that is able to kind of carry out aid on that on that level now what's what's terrifying in the process is that the city of i've done and other cities are considered totally free territory and yet they don't witness any stability and the port and i then has failed to substitute the part of had they that and i think if they are able to have a port run like the port of the day that would be a very welcome. change because the people's lives depend on this leave i think it be fair to say that most of our audience is so focused on what happens to the people who are living in yemen right now the humanitarian aspect i just want to show you from about a week ago what civilians in the data was thinking about they were concerned about with the idea that there might be this sort coming on to the port how this. i was working in the data poured enough support clothes were why go to work when this comes in this disaster happens where my going to find work the only thing we have
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is to die we don't have anything other than. we don't have gas to cook with my husband has a motorcycle that he used to work with on the port road and now the road is closed and the bikes motor has broken down and we're in the path of the rain and wind which take our houses with them i have a young daughter who's exhausted and sick and we can't get her medication or anything only the necessary food if a war happens what are we going to do. so hearing reports like that and stories firsthand accounts like that is what leads people online at oia to point fingers so shooting on twitter says like the attack on yemen the battle for data is misguided and shows a callous disregard for human life their willingness to use starvation and commit mass murder may help them win the battle but they shouldn't expect yemeni resistance to saudi and occupation to end so pointing the finger there at presumably coalition forces on the other side though we some says citizens of yemen
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continue to lose as warring elites continue to dance on each other's head all sides of the conflict fail to offer the most basic services yet excel in creating a manmade humanitarian catastrophe i give this to you because you recently came out with a report here an organization did saying that both sides of this are to blame for some of what we're seeing today well there are two elements here we are deeply concerned of course about the protection of civilians and what we've documented in the past is that all parties to the conflict are both sides both warring sides now eat the saudi arabia let coalition and the local forces it's backing on the ground order who is the armed who have in the past disregarded or disrespected the laws of war and we've seen the impact of that on civilians through civilian casualties people being killed civilians being killed or injured as well as damage to the civilian infrastructure which of course is a violation of international humanitarian law so with that in mind we're deeply
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concerned with that track record of these weren't part and what could that could mean in this ongoing operation on a larger scale secondly as you mentioned we did indeed just recently published a report in which we documented how both parties have restricted access to essential goods and the saudi arabia led coalition through imposing or severely restricting the entry of aid into yemen and. armed forces in terms of the movement of that aid on the ground on the coalition's side we documented for example unnecessary inspections in addition to the already existing inspection mechanism by the united nations' dose that severe delay that we have seen has particularly affected the provision of health care because of the lack of fuel or access to fuel for health facilities for example that's
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a deep concern for us we've also seen on the and of course our concern is that the timing and manner by which these restrictions were imposed by the coalition would indicate that the amount to collective punishment because they came in response to these rockets that were or these missiles that were fired by the host these into saudi arabia so the timing and manner would indicate that this may amount to a war crime of collective punishment to host the armed group also has imposed bureaucratic measures has imposed unnecessary delays on the permit system for distribution of aid on the ground and we've spoken to aid workers who told us that they've essentially enlisted bribes and kickbacks illegal payments in order to approve the distribution and control the distribution of aid so both parties essentially the laying or exacerbating an already dire humanitarian situation on the ground some of this is not this is not
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a shock because this is war this is conflict out of all of the actors involved in this conflict who is genuinely concerned about the people of yemen. i'm clutching at only we'll see in on both sides that there's a touch of the conflict is so internal it's an internal issue it is a crisis that is rooted in political history so on rao he has a point yes we have seen this issue all delay however we've also seen and documented that who things end up taking a lot of these aides and putting them in black markets where even some civilians can even have access to it or should have been access to it but they have to pay three folds or four hold of this at the end of the day i think i should be respected on both sides however we've seen on the ground that through our work with aden in aden everything is going well and very small when we hit the northern
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province we get stuck with random checkpoints that are not even legal even to give any who's most helpful in your what you were trying to get aid to people who desperately need it where are you getting the most help some of. we are getting in terms of finances or in terms of the projects projects we're getting a lot of our our support with partners here in the united states we've also been in communication with a lot of arab. based organizations as well and i have to admit we have delayed and postponed the fact that we can give to the port ship everything to the port of port of data for the reason of these being in control of that or we do have access from both sides but it's much more complicated and unfortunately much more random and. delay and documentation when it comes to having so i want to read
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two perspectives picking up on what you're saying there from twitter this is summer ahmed who writes in the biggest concern remains the humanitarian situation as a majority of civilians rely on aid coming from the port i hope the airport has a plan in place that will mitigate the suffering of the people who will be directly affected by the battle and with data so keeping that in mind a plan in place i want to read out this tweet here because it refers to something you mentioned earlier shereen says the newly displaced will now join the three million i.d.p.'s and eight point four million yemenis who will starve to death without humanitarian aid however this aid may never reach them you mentioned earlier that your family and our see the influx of residents from who died from other parts of yemen what are those circumstances look like what are they telling you it seems like everybody's been suffering for the past three years because there's been a delay in giving people their salaries and that's a problem because people even if there are goods around they can't afford to buy
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them and only those who are wealthy or have family outside of yemen can send and remittances and help them purchase these cuts now you have a situation where a small city is getting flooded the interesting thing about sun is that it's called to be. under control but they continue to welcome people from all over yemen as refugees or internally displaced people i think the problem is the who things continue to hide behind humanitarian disasters and are pretending to represent yemen in the in the war against the outside influence and at the same time the saudi arabia and u.a.e. arab coalition they're hiding behind the idea that they are trying to rescue yemen and restore the legitimate government but it's becoming clear in the battle of data that both of them don't really care about the people of yemen but they are fighting over who's going to win and control yemen politically and through that war they insert a sectarian terms and the people who pay for this are the civilians and we're going
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to talk about really the impact on civilians if i may interrupt story i really it's very important for us to highlight that irrespective of the military developments on the ground it's crucial that the port should remain open and that we ensure that there is the restriction there are no restriction to the aid there or that the flow of aid and goods is not impeded irrespective of who is in control of the situation militarily on the ground safe passage for civilians is also really crucial point for us because we have been seeing how it's been a very difficult journey for people mind you while we're talking about the battle for her day to see the and the poor at the moment we have been seeing ongoing military operations in the governorates since december tens of thousands of people have already fled. practically everybody we spoke to said that they had had sold
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precious belongings wedding bands life stalk put up property deeds in order to be able to afford the placement journey so you just want to it's really important for us to leave. the. i see exactly what you're saying to them just introduce you to this headline from the guardian un envoy yemen deal to present data that's the idea is that the port gets handed over to the united nations were all the to either of the sides involved in the cold slate a stop possible could that happen if martin griffith who is the special u.n. envoy to yemen pulled off americal it is possible so before him we had two u.n. special envoys who failed to bring everybody to the table for negotiations but if he manages to do that then we can be surely confident that the thing about martin
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griffith and this is to be said that he has the weight of the e.u. behind him he has the weight of the british government he is a british citizen himself and he has the weight of the u.s. behind him so him being a british citizen could potentially change the game here because he's got super powers backing him up and right now there are secret talks about a plan on the table he's actually set to meet the president of yemen in two days in the city of i've done and he's supposed to present a plan that everybody agrees upon if that happens we can kind of take a deep breath and just be like you we can now feed and deliver aid to these people and we can move forward towards negotiations in the future so you said it has to do it will take a miracle it see here might agree he says how could the u.n. talk down the u.s. iran saudi arabia what incentives could the u.n. provide to these powers that would bring the conflict closer to an end but once you . and i can offer some with assad i think now more than i but the chunk of agreeing to relinquish power
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also calls. very very likely in a speech around four days ago up america who is the leader. they were more than happy to give support to the one. through another entity for the party and any revenues taken from the during the time are you going with the people with the traps are directed to the central bank to have a few people salaries. i think people are more pain right now pushing a cease fire mark and then traveling back and forth between. time to him or. trying to make the sides agree to a reasonable deal however the fighting still continues because whoever manages to gain as much ground as possible while because she isn't going on. mean they are the
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strong power and so if it's on. a. hill. that is thank you so much for your insight the wisdom that you bring to this conversation. you explained if the superpowers could get together always feels like you need superpowers in order to end this conflict in yemen has this conversation been working out playing out online i'll end with this from a sandwich kind of wraps up but a lot of people are thinking regardless of how big of a military breakthrough this three data battle might seem for either side what remains to be seen is how this can translate into improving the constantly deteriorating economic and humanitarian conditions of yemenis thank you for your comments keep them coming on twitter you tube and of course dot com forward slash
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live and at al-jazeera dot com all of that to come but we are starting with breaking news from the united states where the supreme court has upheld president donald trump's travel ban it was close five four ruling where the court accepted the government's argument that this ban was within the scope of what the president could do to shape his national security policy remember this was the travel ban against people from majority muslim countries which trump brought in by executive order quite early on in his presidency the latest on this with kristen salumi she's in new york now explain it to us first of all kristen the vote and who brought this case in the first place. well that's right many states and advocacy groups were fighting this ban which they saw as discriminatory but the supreme court ruled five four in favor of the trumpet ministration saying that the court must consider not only the statements of the president but also the authority of the presidency itself now the trump
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administration had argued that this ban was necessary for national security opponents argued that it was thinly disguised religious discrimination remember the first ban that the president put into place shortly after taking office in two thousand and seventeen targeted seven muslim majority countries and on the campaign trail the president had said that he wanted to ban muslim immigrants into the united states so advocates for those groups had tried to use the president's statements against him in arguing against this ban and lower courts did find that the ruling was discriminatory and discriminatory and too broad but the administration trained it three times settling on the third version last december it was upheld by the supreme court and allowed to be implemented pending this final decision and you might remember that that first ban prompted confusion
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at airports as travellers were detained and protesters showed up to try to help them lawyer showed up to try to help them that led to the suspension of the ban but now we have this what is ultimately a big victory for the trump and ministration that's what i wanted to get into krista without stating the obvious that is a huge win for a president who finds himself mired in controversy most of the time and complaining that most of the arguments are going against him massive of course a vindication for him but it's a big win. it is a big win he responded on twitter with one word wow in response to the supreme court upholding the trump travel ban but not everyone sees this in quite the same way needless to say there's a lot of. consternation among rights groups comparing this to the period of time in world war two back in one thousand nine hundred four when
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internment camps for japanese americans were upheld by the court. you says this ruling will go down in history as one of the supreme court's great failures they compared it to that period of time which they say is one of the most shameful chapters of u.s. history muslim advocates are saying that this ruling endorses religious bigotry and fails to protect some of the most vulnerable in the united states they are concerned they say that the administration will now not only target other countries but also american citizens and people with green cards lawful permanent residents in the united states who may be of the muslim background as well so they're worried about the fallout from this but for the administration now embroiled in another immigration scandal at the southern border this is a win that they will hold and strengthen and bolster themselves with no doubt
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quite a development isn't it kristen salumi the new york thanks so that kristen we're off to talk to leader about this and what do you put this one up i'm sure plenty of reaction yes there is one just broke just a few minutes ago just about thirty minutes ago and we're already seeing this clearly taking over the online situation here we're seeing on facebook instagram and mainly on twitter so if you go on twitter and just search first codice or trump you'll see it's clearly taking over the headlines there with thousands of tweets already and again we're just a few minutes into this but as a christian was saying donald. has tweeted about this this is his tweet here he says the supreme court upholds trump travel ban wow it is already the top tweet in this conversation with a and a half thousand retreats thirty one thousand likes and counting it just keeps rolling we're also seeing a lot of people tweeting with the hash tag maga or make america great again praising trump on this victory saying that this is part of the reason that they
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voted him in is because they could rely on him for things like this so some people are celebrating this move then as also as christine was saying the a.c.l.u. the american civil liberties union bringing back one thousand nine hundred forty four here some history when the american government which when the courts rather agreed to imprison these japanese americans soley because of their national origin they go on to say it is one of the most shameful chapters of u.s. history and today's decision now joins it also with two point four thousand bin shapiro here he tweeted if i can bring this up for you saying that the fact that this was a five four decision meaning just one person tipped the favor of this on the supreme court scales means that freedom of speech isn't serious trouble we have some political cartoons also circulating this one with justice and lady liberty she's saying i got this and we just want to bring back for you trump's tweet about this from june of last year when he said we need to be smart village vigilant and
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tough we need the courts to give us back our rights we need the travel ban as an extra level of safety and today he got that we'd love to hear from your reaction you can join in on this conversation with our hash tag a.j. newsgroups and they can thank you layer in fact contact details up on screen right now if we can just do that hash tag o.j. news read a summary a producer in the newsroom tells me as well that people are using the hash tag not my president on this one you know how much feeling the travel ban has voted people for such a long time there will be plenty of conversation you can tweet us at a.j. english you can hop on the line stream at facebook dot com slash al-jazeera if you want to you know someone's looking for your comments and questions there or use that number plus nine seven four five zero one triple one four nine that is on whatsapp and on the telegram. moving on it's a busy news day let me tell you as well al jazeera has exclusively obtained a united nations report shining the spotlight on yemen and the child victims of its war over eight hundred cases of children being used in the fighting in yemen have
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been confirmed so we said earlier some of them as young as eleven years old just a bit of background this is a report by the security council working group on children and armed conflict c.w.a. say it accuses both hooty rebels and forces from the coalition of recruiting child soldiers and also verifies the killing and maiming of one thousand three hundred sixteen children over half of those just caused by saudi airstrikes it also says as many as seventy six child soldiers were used as combatants by both sides involved in the front lines as we said al jazeera has got hold of this exclusively that means james bays out at the mattick editor is looking at it when you take us through the details james as we say it is an annual report it covers a lot of countries but the headline is yemen. yeah this is the report it's from the secretary general of the united nations his staff work on this report and they send it to the security council the security council have received the report
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overnight i've spoken to several ambassadors quite a few of them can't give us a judgment on it yet because they haven't read it in full it covers situations around the world there is condemnation of lots of different armed groups and of some governments but i think the most notable is the fact that the saudi led coalition is again listed as one of the countries the parties that commit grave violations affecting children in situations of armed conflict and as you say kemal one thousand three hundred sixteen children killed and maimed in yemen in twenty seventeen and more than half of those by airstrikes and also these allegations of the recruitment of child soldiers some of those a large number by the who thiis but there is also a large number by the yemeni armed forces and by the so-called security belt forces that is a militia that's recruited by the united arab emirates a member of the coalition this is a report and
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a listing in the report that the saudi led coalition will not like they've managed to get a caviar out in there for the second year running that they've also put in place measures aimed at improving the protection of children that does beg the question though for two years running they've improved the protection of children why are they still killing them the politics behind this one james it's a it's a u.n. report it means un member that means saudi arabia they've been trying as i understand to sort of keep their name out not be directly implicated. yes because the report by security council resolution mandates the secretary general to come up with this report and at the end of the report there is an annex and they name the groups and parties that have been causing harm to children living killing and wounding children and it's that listing that's controversial saudi arabia fought very hard not to get listed last year and they came up with this kaviak that they're putting measures in place to try and change the situation to
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protect children and it's under that caviar that they are listed again this has been controversial for some years now the other country that has fought not to be on the list is israel and they again have not been listed not clear to me whether that's just israeli pressure or also u.s. pressure i can tell you in the report it says that fifteen children were killed by israeli security forces in the year twenty seventeen but israel does not significantly get a listing as one of those parties that should be put in this blacklist james bays diplomatic editor and you are in new york thank you james now there is a little fine of consensus over what to do about europe's migration crys the sixteen e.u. leaders meeting for two days to.

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