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exchanges in attempt to. get to mediate in the situation at the time still ahead for you on the program as president or does parliament to reconvene in ten days clearing the way for a vote on his controversial choice of prime minister also the new very good to me the highest possible. president not quite express his pride his new caledonians fight against independence from france. how i what i'm hopefully we will see the showers the longer spells of rain easing for italy as we go through the next couple of days but the moment it is still very unsettled you can see that angry looking book of cloud where we're seeing the other very heavy rain the severe storms the damaging winds that have caused such major
problems monday still sees for the showers pushing up towards rome across the adriatic knotting a little further north woods but it's warsi west this is where the next system will gradually pushes wane and as it does so things will quieten down in italy at least four times eighteen celsius in rome in the cloud in the right one thousand nine thousand still there for bucharest as well i would say slavishly about ten degrees at this time of the year we'll still see keep some warmth into that eastern side of europe but there we go through skies and woman weather pushing back into central parts of italy by choose day twenty one celsius in the sunshine of this day that wetter weather just getting asked further north was west and sort of media it does still stay rather this been some disturbed weather still brushing the fog north of algeria maybe into tunisia and morocco can expect to see some wet weather see go on through monday but it will fizzle out to choose day and by this stage it will be fine dry warm and sunny.
in many countries pregnancy and childbirth a stool extremely dangerous for mothers and babies most of the mothers dying from the infection three being there would dying through. travels to my mouth and looks at home communities a challenge and tradition and in order to reduce child mortality and improve maternal health. is to strong lifelines between life and death on al-jazeera. welcome back a quick look at the top stories now u.s.
secretary of state my own peo has reiterated that the u.s. will hold accountable those behind the death of saudi jonas jamal khashoggi but he said that the u.s. will not jeopardize its relationship with saudi arabia. thousands of people in iran of rallied against the upcoming u.s. sanctions chanting down with the u.s. washington is set to reimpose some of its toughest measures in less than ten hours and bahrain is sentenced ahead of its main shelf position movement shake on into all the leaders to life in prison on charges of spying for cattle the decision reverses the airports all by another court months earlier but other stories we're following egyptian security forces have killed nineteen fighters in a shootout including a gunman suspected of killing seven coptic christians atack is targeted two buses on their way to a monastery in the city of minya south of the capital cairo on friday the dead included six members of the same family interior ministry says the fighters responsible were tracked to a hideout in the desert west of men yet and killed in
a firefight. well now to yemen where fighting is escalated around the key port city of her data with reports of more than one hundred fifty fighters from both sides killed over the weekend this is the u.n. renews calls for unimpeded access to deliver desperately needed humanitarian aid it warns four hundred thousand children are at risk of dying because of malnutrition warning rest as a tazer report contains some disturbing images the name amal means hope in arabic amal died on thursday at the age of seven the doctor who treated her says there are many more cases like her as five month old ahmed abraham junaid ask rima she'll eleven months old so he had judging. mohammed hasan yemen has become a living hell a brutal war that has become a war children for which children have no single response ability the un
says warring parties are making a delivery impossible acceleration the onset of famine three quarters of the population do not have enough room and the cost of food has increased by thirty five percent in the last year some have resorted to eating foraged leaves the un has been escalating its calls for us to station of hostilities and a political solution there is now an opportunity for peace in yemen these building wave of momentum must be seized i urge the parties to overcome obstacles and to resolve still existing differences sue dialogue at the un facilitated consultations later these months there are plans for talks in sweden in the november with renewed diplomatic efforts by the united states but not everyone may survive until then. the u.n. says four hundred thousand children under five are at risk of dying if they don't
get help. around forty percent of those four hundred thousand around the port city of her data. instead of aid trucks this is what's coming down the road the saudi iraqi coalition has launched new offensives over the last week attacking sama airport and trying to retake the data thousands of troops have been sent there including so early brigades commanded by the u.a.e. which says they're making progress. by the city for it coming i like a macho after seizing control as you can see of the main road from my tree of supplies to the militias at various points we are now hearing to seal the last exit point we have now called in the entire city and we are advancing from all directions into the heart of the city. it's not just her data that's under siege in northern yemen a new wave of those displaced has been arriving in the city of an influx of nearly twenty thousand people hundreds wounded by crossfire we see
a lot of patients coming from very far and offering rich becomes very late completions which makes it very difficult for medical team to then take care of them and ensure that they can survive here at this camp that's what life has become simply trying to survive. there. now u.s. president donald trump is trying to drive up turnout among his republican base out of choose days mid term elections it's been crisscrossing the country holding rallies in key states over the past few days now early numbers point to the highest turnout for a midterm poll in decades over thirteen million people have already cast their ballots in the elections which are being seen as a referendum on trump's policies democrats hoping to win back their majority in the house of reps. sensitives. joins us live now from great falls virginia quite
a remarkable. turn out some thirteen million early ballots already being cost so. this suggests that we are going to see the same thing once the actual election takes place on tuesday kimberly. there's no question there is voter enthusiasm there is a lot of motivation not only the republican side but also the democratic side and i'm here in great falls virginia beach want to show our viewers what motivation looks like in terms of trying to get out the vote were out of public rather private home here in great falls virginia and this house is packed take a look at behind me here all of these folks are working they're calling individual voters asking for their vote for the support for the democratic candidate but it is by no means a guarantee and here's why this is a district that has been for forty years held by a republican democrats really hoping to change that they're counting on women to try and make the difference because women have for the most part been not too happy
with donald trump in fact when you look at some of those numbers while a third approve of donald trump even when it you get to that support when you dive deep when you look at african-american women or hispanic women well those numbers skyrocket in terms of disapproval and here's a look at why. do so at least where one day after donald trump was sworn in as president hundreds of thousands of women gathered in cities across the united states to protest. almost two years have passed but the u.s. president has given them little reason to change their original judgment of a man many regard with revulsion his behavior and language at times has hardened their views. after his aide omarosa manigault newman was ousted from the white house trunk called her a crazed crying lowlife and a dog after congresswoman maxine waters encouraged her supporters to harass trump
administration officials they're not going to be able to go to a restaurant they're not going to be able to stop at a gas station called water's an extraordinarily low i.q. person you know but nothing has polarized the country more along gender lines than the hearings for supreme court justice brett kavanaugh christine blas a forward accused trumps nominee of sexual assault when they were in high school truck cast doubt about her testimony mocking her recollection of the decades old event how did you get home i don't remember how did you get there i don't remember where is the place i don't remember how many years ago was it i don't. trust attacks on women are nothing new and have been dismissed by his supporters ever since the release of a video in two thousand and sixteen threatened to derail his campaign. from shrugged off the controversy and won the white house even today well a majority of us women still disapprove of trump at least a third still solidly approve of trump's presidency when everybody makes mistakes
and they're like nobody's perfect but god in he's made his mistakes that everybody else who's human hands i think the simple way i do but i think you need someone like that in the office conservative women point to donald trump's historically low unemployment numbers that a rise in wages well in office they say his appointment of a female press secretary and a significant number of female filled cabinet posts proves he's supportive of women in the workplace still the battle for the female vote isn't. republicans have released the sixty second advert aimed at winning over suburban college educated women voters clearly shows this demographic more than most is where conservative support is waning but notably trump never appears in the advert it's a signal even republicans realize the president remains toxic to many voters and in the fight to hang on for control of congress conservatives can't afford to lose
a single female vote. when we talk about the battle for control of congress just to explain what this election means on tuesday can get a little confusing this is not like a presidential election although we see donald trump campaigning he's campaigning on behalf of republican candidates for congress now the folks here in this room as they stand here in great falls they are campaigning for democratic congress members they are hoping to pick up in the four hundred thirty five seat congress they are hoping to pick up twenty three seats in the house of representatives and they're also canvassing for one third of democratic seats in the senate that are up for grabs and just to give you a sense of how important it is to get out this message incredibly a lot of americans don't even realize election day is on tuesday so what some of these folks here are doing is they make these telephone calls they're even explaining how to cast a ballot many americans did not vote in two thousand and sixteen given the fact it
was a very close election many say they wish they had so that is what's happening here right now and as the president continues to campaign he's got five campaign stops he's talking and sending his messages about the concerns he's saying that democrats will raise taxes they will slash jobs also talking about illegal immigration the message that these folks are saying is that president trump cannot be trusted that he hasn't delivered for ordinary americans and that's why they're trying to motivate democratic voters to the polls of course as i've been saying all day here on al-jazeera the only poll that really matters is the one that counts on election day and of course here in al-jazeera we will be covering all of those returns as they come in i know you will find cue very much candy how great falls virginia with some insight into the base turnout in tuesday's midterm elections now thousands of migrants from central america are continuing their journey on foot to the united states there in the region all vera cruz in mexico about thirteen hundred
kilometers from the u.s. border began. on their track on october twelfth the migrants are heading towards the u.s. where thousands of american troops have been deployed to stop in crossing over illegally. also news from sri lanka where the president says he'll reconvene parliament in ten days time so a crucial leadership vote can finally be held the dismissal of runaway from a singer and his replacement with former president mahinda rajapaksa as from the country into a constitutional crisis international pressure is growing with the u.s. and japan freezing billions of dollars in aid and the e.u. threatening to withdraw economic concessions by not smith reports now from colombo . it's unethical and despicable says opposition m.p. power. playing recordings of phone calls he says from allies of sri lanka's new prime minister mahinda rajapaksa. bandar says he's been offered two point eight million dollars and the posting
cabinet to switch sides. the scramble for votes has come after president my three power series cena suspended parliament and fired his former ally prime minister ronald wickramasinghe are both men have joined forces in elections in twenty fifteen to oust rajapaksa but don't undermine the work of be hard on the time do we form does government democratically my three by the city center joined us and described roger parks our group as corrupt thieving thugs and said he wanted them to return the fact he's doing just that is very shameful. rajapaksa has appointed a cabinet which includes half a dozen opposition m.p.'s who have been persuaded to join him his supporters deny allegations that anyone has been offered cash the president is accused of buying time for rajapaksa by resisting calls to reconvene parliament a constitutional amendment passed two years ago was supposed to take away the president's power to fire the prime minister. jumping run a waka
a cabinet minister under ousted prime minister witnessing and says this government has no legitimacy. is. international and national political economic and social crisis and at the meantime we are going to form a grand alliance beyond party lines to protect democracy perfect freedom of speech and human values a petition the got sixteen thousand signatures in a day has been presented to the speaker of parliament demanding he use special powers to recall the chamber over the head of the president president syria saying they will only know for sure if these high stakes gamble is paid off when parliament reconvenes if it endorses rajapaksa as prime minister and the president may well get away with what his critics call a constitutional but if parliament sticks with a finger and syria's saying could face preachment. al-jazeera colomba.
the husband of a christian woman acquitted of blasphemy this week has appealed to the u.s. and britain to help his family to leave pakistan saying their lives are in danger ultraconservative protests in the city of karachi have again been rallying against us c.r.b. is conviction was overturned this week government reached a deal on friday to end the protest by agreeing to a travel ban preventing the mother of five from leaving the country. severe fighting on the island of sicily is. kildall at least twelve more people nine of them from the same family violent winds and strong rains across italy have killed at least twenty others this week many of them in the north and also around venice italy civil protection agency has described the weather as one of the most complex meteorological situations the country has faced in over fifty years new caledonia will remain a part of france after a vote has shown the pacific territories independence referendum but emery results
show more than fifty six percent of voters chose to remain the archipelago is a strategic military foothold for france in the south pacific the poll saw a record turnout of more than eighty percent of registered voters its last independence referendum thirty years ago ended in violence well the french president said he felt immense pride at the vote is promising a full dialogue on the region's future does it have to impress with zeal some of the vote is related to make a sovereign choice with full knowledge of the facts and the relationship between new caledonia and france today the majority of them express themselves for new caledonia to remain french have to tell you how proud i am that we have finally passed the story stay together was much more in everything we're covering right here al jazeera dot com for the latest on our top stories and analysis that takes you behind the headlines.
a recap of the top stories this hour the u.s. has reiterated that those behind the death of saudi journalists are marking shoji will be held accountable the latest comments from secretary of state my own comes as more details emerge about the saudi hit squad that carried out the killing as a bomb newspaper says his body was dismembered inside the consulate and taken in five suitcases to the saudi consul general's residence nearby. we will hold all of those responsible for the murder of job market show you cannibal and we will do that chris at the same time while ensuring that the strategic relationship between the united states and the kingdom of saudi arabia one that has a great impact on the issue we just spoke about the capacity to deny the world's largest state sponsor of terror the ability to threaten american israel we will continue to work to maintain that important strategic relationship or holding accountable those responsible for this atrocious death. of thousands of people in iran have rallied against incoming u.s. sanctions chanting down with the u.s. in less than twelve hours washington will reimpose some of its toughest measures
yet all sanctions lifted on the two thousand and fifty nuclear deal come back into force despite to iran's compliance with the agreement behind a sentence the head of its main shell position movement to life in prison on charges of spying for cats are two other senior figures from the same party who also child for life alongside shaikh on protests against the sunni government in two thousand and eleven it comes months after the high court acquitted three men of colluding with the rival gulf state. egyptian security forces say they've killed the gunman suspected of targeting coptic christians in an attack on friday seven people died when the gunmen targeted two buses on their way to a monastery near the city of minya the interior ministry says the fight is responsible were tracked to a hideout in the desert west of minea and killed in a firefight. and early numbers in the u.s. point to the highest turnout for a midterm poll in decades more than thirty million people have already cast their
ballots in the elections which could be seen as a referendum on president trump's policies democrats hoping to win back their majority in the house of representatives when voters go to the polls on tuesday those are the top stories more news coming up later on coming up next it's talk to al-jazeera stay with us. only trouble. you and world will. see. it's the one riddle that seems almost impossible to solve look at any major city regardless of political or economic system and the chances
are it's not solve the basic issue for its citizens how to strike a balance between supply and demand for housing and in that dilemma lies a real human rights problem at least according to the un special rapporteur to adequate housing leylandii for how she was appointed in twenty fourteen and the picture she's painting of this difficult situation isn't pretty given how persistent and pervasive it is around the world a natural question to ask is is there any solution and any particular or easily identifiable calls. we discussed this real and complex question with. an talked to al jazeera. special rockets on the right to adequate housing thank you for talking to al-jazeera we'll have a discussion about the global housing and homelessness problem but first let me ask
you about that title special report. explain to us what that means what you do and who you report sure i was appointed by the u.n. human rights council which has pretty much the highest human rights body within the u.n. system and i am appointed as a kind of global watchdog. how the media presents me and my job is to monitor and assess how people are doing with respect to their right to housing in countries around the world so it's a global mandate and i look at things like homelessness the adequacy of housing the affordability of housing forced evictions those sorts of things my job is also to kind of develop the right to housing to some degree to write thematic reports to help states understand what does the right to housing actually mean and how can it be implemented in
a practical way. i also try to hold states accountable to their human rights obligations not an easy task but certainly a really important one and in this day and age let's start with the basics you talk about the right to housing where is it written down that everyone has a right to housing yet so it's in the universal declaration of human rights for example article twenty six everyone has the right to an adequate standard of living including adequate housing it's an adult human that celebrates the seventieth best rate right now that's right exactly so you know if that is the main articulation and i like that articulation because it sits there amidst all of the human rights you know and that's the way i view housing it has tentacles into every other human right practically think about the right to life and security of the person but it's in a whole host of treaties the most recent recent treaty took to come into being the one on persons with disabilities it includes the right to adequate housing it's in
an articulation of economic social and cultural rights a treaty about those rights it's articulated there it's actually one of the most articulated economic and social rights out there so there has been a lot of writing in activism on the right to housing the right to adequate housing difficult words new water adequate who decides what is adequate yeah so. it's funny because it's so obvious what might be adequate housing what we say is that under international human rights law and there is a u.n. committee that has talked about this through what they call a general comment that housing is not just about four walls and a roof it is about four walls and a roof but it's not just about that it's about living in a place where you have peace security and most importantly dignity and once you start playing with the idea of dignity well you can imagine what that means it means living in a place with proper sanitation and basic services toilets running water it means
living in a place that's close to employment so that you can actually generate an income for your for your family or house or it means living close to health care services child care services it means having security of tenure and that's a cornerstone cornerstone of the right to housing in other words you should not be fearful that you're going to lose your home like that. those are that you know the basic tenets it means living in a place without experiencing discrimination having access to housing without discrimination so adequacy is actually fairly well defined and in this you know right now affordability is a key component of adequate housing and the way affordability is defined is based on what a household income is so it has housing has to be affordable to people based on their actual income not based on what the market can bear you to find it very clearly let's now talk about how many people in the world do not have that now i
preparing to talk to you been trying to read all the statistics you are an expert on this i've been trying to get up to speed it seems to me the last time a really big global survey was done was a long time ago two thousand and five when they came up with figures of one hundred million homeless worldwide and one point six billion people laughing adequate housing. that's some time ago over a decade ago yes the situation got worse or better yes i mean i suspect the situation has only got worse if i look at my daily reality in my email inbox i can only say that there are so many troubling issues on in the area of housing right now so i think those figures are probably outdated and things have probably got worse we do know for example that approximately nine hundred million people that's a quarter of the world's population are living in informal settlements informal settlements slums that is without all of those elements of adequacy that i was
talking about with often without basic services certainly without security of tenure so i mean it's a it's a huge percentage of the world's population right this is a very very urgent and serious matter if you have whatever figures of homelessness and how you define homelessness even if you just look at street homelessness tell me a city you've been to where you haven't seen street homelessness right you talk about these informal settlement. shantytowns those are some called him because some of the people the see the community and they don't actually want to move from those places to that that's exactly right and one of the things that i find fascinating about informal settlements is the dual nature on the one hand. people are experiencing extreme violations of human rights in those informal settlements or slums right no no toilets and no sanitation i mean the horror of that we can all imagine no showers crumbling structures of fear of the vixen all the time so
that's on the one hand the reality on the other hand i've visited many informal settlements the vibrancy in those places the sense of community the way they will even though they don't have a paved road they will name their streets they will give each house a number they will in. sure there is a community center where people can meet and talk and discuss there is a vibrancy there and people do want to remain in their homes of course some people have lived in informal settlements for decades and generations so of course they don't want to leave and in fact under international human rights law that's the standard upgrading should happen in an ensuite to or as we say on the site way in other words don't remove people from their homes unless there is absolutely no other option i've been looking at some of the figures or trying to find some of the figures for some of the key countries and obviously the problem is going to be
worst in the places where there are more people particularly more people living in urban areas and it's difficult to get the real figures nigeria i've seen estimates of twenty four point four homeless people estimates in india an official figure of one point seven seven million but then the mess to much of seventy eight million the figures vary widely even here where we are right now we're in new york and the u.s. official figures much smaller than the rest much of up to three point five million homeless do you believe this problem is seriously under reported and if so. you can decide that homeless population is people living rough on the streets and then you're going to get one figure you're going to go around and do a count on a single night how many people do you count on your street that's going to be a small figure you could then say no my definition is on the streets and in shelters so then you're going to get a slightly bigger figure but what about all of those people who are couch surfing
living with family friends or relatives etc because they have no other place to go that's a population that is almost. impossible to measure we know that that in every country that there is that population out there we know that and so the the estimates are going to vary widely based on definition i don't think that homelessness has been viewed as the human rights issue that it is the i don't think it's been given the sort of urgency of political will of social policy that it deserves and so i think that's also part of the problem let's talk about the life of someone who's homeless and while the definition whether it's in an informal settlements rushy living on the streets how does it affect someone's life not just not having somewhere to live what other ways to save affect them for example the hells. this is a population that is deeply traumatized you can imagine. a day on the street it
would be completely traumatizing for us in light of you know where where how we're positioned it might imagine a week on the street imagine a year imagine five years it is a completely traumatizing experience and what we find is that the that experience can actually trigger psychosocial disability people are always like oh the people who are homeless or they're all crazy they're all going to have some psychological problems many many people who hit the streets are completely of sound mind it's the trauma of being on the street that can trigger psycho social disability the trauma of living on the street is what often leads people to do things like drugs right it's to numb the experience i've talked to many people in the united states in particular i was out in california and just saw some harrowing situations people with gainful employment working in hospitals working in
animation studios living on the streets and telling me that the trauma of that has led them to undertake activities they never thought that they would be doing you mentioned life and expectancy one figure so can from the u.k. from the national health service in the u.k. the average homeless person has a life expectancy of forty seven years now if you go back to the wider population of the u.k. you have to go back about one hundred used for that to be the average life expectancy this is shameful isn't it i think it's shameful and you know you gave figures of homeless rates in different countries and you said you know well of course in the bigger countries there's going to be more people who are homeless but the way in which we deal with that sort of an analysis of homelessness is not so much based on population size and ratio but we look at the wealth and resources of a country and then we look at housing and home inadequate housing and. homelessness
because of course there's there should be a correlation wealthy nation largest g.d.p. in the world you might expect to see less homelessness per capita cetera or no homelessness but that's not what we're seeing if you look at north america if you look at europe what are we seeing rising rates of homelessness in the richest countries in the world that to me is where we get into extremely shameful territory extremely shameful why is that how is it acceptable that you know g.d.p. is are increasing all the time hopefully and homelessness is rising all the time so is the main reason that cities as they grow as a nation takes place have become an affordable for most people one of the things is this very new phenomenon we've seen since about two thousand and eight that very special year where we mark the global financial crisis. housing has changed
housing has become basically the hottest commodity around and at the same time housing is supposed to be a human right and so what we have is. investment in housing as a commodity as a place to park capital and grow wealth and that has changed the way in which housing operates it means you know if you think about it if you have investors private equity firms vulture funds buying up paos ing who are who is their principal concern it's their investor and if they're using housing to satisfy their investor interests what do they have to do with that housing if it's rental housing it's obvious they have to increase their rents. so what do governments do about the problem of homelessness because some are only dealing with that part of the problem
hungary for example has come up with a new law it's made homelessness effectively a crime it's bound for you to live on the streets they say people should go to emergency shelters is that going to help a policy like that it's it's i think it's cruel and i think it's completely misguided and obviously it's out of step with international human rights and human rights obligations it's out of step with the sustainable development goals there are places that are doing some good works in the area of homelessness if you look at the housing first ideas it is it is which actually sits nicely within a human rights framework the idea of housing first finland is where the model was first developed and it's where it is most successful finland and norway are the only places in europe where we haven't seen an increase in homelessness in the last year. and the housing first model is just that you say we will provide this population with housing first and then we will provide all of the services and
supports that those households need in order to make a go of things and that's not time delimited and that's where the success lies in finland for example so in other words it's not a we'll throw services and supports at you for twelve months and then hate to pull up your socks and make your own way it is services and supports until that household really can be autonomy this and survive and thrive so that is a model that is working on the homelessness front but that doesn't address affordability issues and these bigger macro things that are happening that i that i've touched on you've mentioned your visits you mentioned you're very recent visit to egypt you were allowed to go in many other human rights defenders have not been allowed to visit egypt the government there is trying to make efforts to provide new. are you concerned though that they are also trying to move populations away from the areas where they have the luxury. yeah my trip to egypt is very fresh i
just got back. i think that the government is making a concerted effort to deal with some of their housing issues they've prioritized people living in what they call a life threatening situation so you know to close to a railway line underneath power lines that kind of thing underneath rocks that could fall and i think that that's really important obviously we want to save lives . i am a little bit concerned about the model in egypt because it's not people centered and a human rights approach to dealing with in formality or dealing with inadequate housing and i should say forty percent of the population in egypt is living in informal housing or what people call slums. in the human rights approach should be human centered you should really ensure that the population is part of the
process every step of the way. it's an understanding that communities actually have knowledge expertise about their own fate and their own futures and their own communities and you have to empower those communities provide them with the resources to come up with their own plans another one recently i think worth raising is kabera in nairobi where there was an informal settlement shanty town slum whatever you want to call it to build a new road they got rid of the homes of some thirty thousand people what was interesting there i think i don't know whether you saw the photos taken by a reuters photographer there while the demolishing of the homes in that shanty town next door or the green of a golf course and there are golfers watching the destruction of these homes it really sums up doesn't it in the quality center of. the kibera situation is also deeply alarming to me and again i spoke out about that situation
thirty thousand people facing homelessness. that mean that's the reality completely contrary to international human rights law and kenya's own constitution which protects the right to housing and has provisions around for steve actions. you know as i said the standard. for these situations is that you know force eviction is one considered a gross violation of human rights no community should be victim unless there is absolutely no viable alternative i have seen situations in thailand where in bangkok where the government wanted to build a off ramp from a highway right into a community an informal settlement and the community rallied and managed to figure out a way that that off ramp could in fact come down and the community can remain intact these things are possible i may not want to live underneath her around but that community wanted to stay and that was possible in bangkok surely there was another
way in key battle it's the largest informal settlement in nairobi it's it's it's mind boggling to me i think the understanding of home has been lost i think people are viewed as dispensable i think as you say it's this inequality some people's lives matter and some don't seem to but how do you stop what has become all over the world i mean it's the result of urbanization globalisation and speculation how do you stop this trend because it's their rich investors look and they go where am i going to put my money today stocks baldwins i'm going to put it in gold oh no the safest bet is to buy property even if i don't want to live in it now so huge it is absolutely a huge problem and i love that you mentioned you know should i put my money in gold versus housing and i can tell you everyone is going to housing and not gold.
housing residential relist. it is now valued at one hundred sixty three trillion dollars which i mean i can't even get my head around i'm not a numbers person i can't get my head around that one hundred sixty three trillion dollars is the value of residential real estate if you take the value of all gold that has been mined seven trillion right so so people are going for residential real estate for sure. how do you curb that that is the question of the day i think that some governments are doing some interesting things around this if you take singapore they have a nineteen i think eighteen percent tax on on foreign owned properties so that's a trying to you know it's using a tax system to sort of keep that it a little bit or at least keep it in check things like that can happen. you have
a law in cata lumia where. they're trying to make it such that no mortgage foreclosure should result in even action that that would be even into homelessness that that would be legal so there are these small attempts at curbing this what do the single attempts to look at the way the world is room even look at who's running the world right now the united states of america is being run by a property developer yes absolutely and i'm glad you mentioned that too because that's not often talked about and what does that mean and when president trap originally had that advisory group i mean who did he have in that advisory group this is the c.e.o. of blackstone the largest private equity firm that is buying up properties real estate residential real estate around the world and really. creating an
affordability everywhere they go it is almost like a price fixing situation right you mentioned blackstone what about reaching out to companies like that to see if they can help solve the problem that perhaps the creating yeah well yes i have actually reached out to blackstone and have tried to meet with them because i actually see them and my present position as raptor as. somehow related they are becoming well they're one of the larger third largest landlord in new york largest landlord in the united states they own i think something like three hundred thousand units worldwide right there a major player in the housing sector i'm a housing person on the global scale we should be talking it hasn't happened yet and i would really welcome that conversation because i'm not sure that they're aware of all of these human rights standards i don't think it's in their in their
mindset it's not in their business model that's for sure but could it be i'm open i mean i'm open to having that conversation you mention that goal these are the goals the u.n. set to improve the world by twenty thirty let me just remind you what it says by twenty thirty ensure access for all to adequate safe and affordable housing and basic services and upgrade slums everything you've told me is the goal of the ones may be going well everything is going backwards we're not going to reach that goal in twelve years are we look we have to strive to reach that goal in twelve years states have that obligation they've made that commitment i think if states and cities took it seriously and decided to adopt human rights based housing strategies and i've written a report about that and what that might look like i think that huge strides could
be taken. that's what i think that's my that's my. ambition is to see states take this very seriously and actually adopt strategies that you know focus on the most vulnerable that change the way decision making is made that ensure accountability of governments to the people that ensure equality those sorts of things big principles if that was guiding housing policy maybe we would inch toward that twenty thirty deadline and that that commitment. thank you for talking to zero zero thank you. i.
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held accountable but secretary of state says washington isn't willing to jeopardize its relationship with saudi arabia while they are working together against iran it comes as more details emerge about a saudi hit squad that carried out the killing as a bad news paper says his body was dismembered inside the saudi consulate and taken in five suitcases to the consul general residence nearby has been calling for members of the eighteen months team that carried out the operation to be extradited from saudi arabia to face trial. we will hold all of those responsible for the murder of jamal khashoggi accountable and we will do that chris at the same time while ensuring that the strategic relationship between the united states and the kingdom of saudi arabia one that has a great impact on the issue we just spoke about the capacity to deny the world's largest state sponsor of terror the ability to threaten american israel we will continue to work to maintain that important strategic relationship while holding accountable those responsible for this atrocious death. tanzi has more on this now
from washington. margaret holding the line it's a message we've heard several times over the last week or so it's a jewel message yes we're interested in some form of justice but and as always almost literally actually sometimes in the same breath but don't forget how important saudi arabia is to the trumpet ministrations foreign policy and it does appear though that there is some engine congress now for movement on yemen or arms sales we will perhaps see people being sanctioned under a process already underway under the magnitsky act congress asking the administration to mount some sort of investigation going back to congress congress then sanctioning them but that would probably be if that seems a likely scenario the administration will sort this all goes away so a lot depends on whether the international pressure whether the attention on the shoji murder does indeed go away in which case the administration is quietly walk away from the whole issue so in our other headlines u.s. president is trying to drive out turnout among his republican base head of cheese
days midterm elections it's been crisscrossing the country holding rallies in key states over the last few days early numbers point to the highest turnout from mid tempo in decades over thirty million people have already cost their ballots in the election chipping which is being seen as a referendum on trump's policies democrats hoping to win back the majority in the house of representatives. bahrain has sentenced the head of the country's main opposition movement to life in prison on charges of spying for cattle two other senior figures from the same party were also jailed for life alongside. protests against a sunni government in two thousand and eleven it comes months after the high court acquitted the three men of colluding with the rival gulf state rain along with saudi arabia and the united arab emirates severed all ties with qatar in two thousand and seventeen. thousands of people in iran have rallied against incoming u.s. sanctions chanting down with the united states in less than ten hours washington
will reimpose some of its toughest sanctions yet all measures lifted under the two thousand and fifteen nuclear deal will come back into force despite compliance with the agreement or sneeze from egypt now security forces there of killed nineteen fighters in a shootout including a gunman suspected of killing seven coptic christians the attackers targeted two buses on their way to a monastery near the city of many a south of the capital cairo on friday the dead included six members of the same family the interior ministry says the fighters responsible were tracked to a hideout in the desert west of minya and killed in a fire fight. the husband of a christian woman acquitted of blasphemy this week has appealed to the u.s. and britain to help his family leave pakistan saying their lives are in danger ultraconservative protest is in the city of karachi of again been rallying against
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each year hundreds of thousands of women die in childbirth until recently we had the highest rate of maternal mortality in the world for a non-conflict country but it has achieved a dramatic turnaround towards the global target set for twenty fifteen ft this is a story about how villages have been recruited to help get women to deliver in health facilities and the drive to improve the care at those facilities. and it all started by turning tradition upside down. namely an endo and i haven't a minute she allegedly going jodi duddle would be very busy an idea that you know.
well. what am i guys a one billion dollar man of in a lady that i didn't demand out at. tennis lindy had safely delivered many babies before the woman's death. in the past traditional birth attendants were the only help available. to. them. is part of changing all of that she is a field officer for one of many organizations working with the government to save mothers and babies since two thousand and seven more than seven hundred fifty women's groups have been formed to governments rural communities to help pregnant women. goes from village to village to communicate the stark
reality that women in malawi who give birth in health facilities are less likely to die or lose their babies than those that don't. this is just false they'll be coming up with how many pregnant women there how many did you find in the month and how many went for and typically nic which place did they did they have for city was it at home. i might have. you here i was over one zero. when i joined the program there involved is way down in the community at home sometimes on the road and of the traditional base at the end of my way because it i did it so i know how. i died for or we're going just started working i experienced a near little there there woman was so much in prayer and she delivered and then
after they leave they. brief you did not even cry. they had to recess there that bird bit by bit after timmy's it was cool for their baby had died . they could prove that prevent a woman had gone through. it's read it to me. when a baby dies at birth the village women take it for immediate burial. traditionally men have taken no part in the birth or death of babies. babies are even more vulnerable than their mothers at birth globally over three million babies are born dead and a further two million die in their first and only day of life but even after that