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tv   NEWSHOUR  Al Jazeera  March 27, 2019 6:00pm-7:01pm +03

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this region so we're going to have to wait and see stephanie decker there from the gaza israel border. of plenty more still ahead on the news hour including looking for alternatives british m.p.'s prepared to vote on a range of options to prime minister to resign may's briggs's. in spore the man in charge of world football is confronted with a powerful opponent so i'll be here with that story. seven people including four children have been killed in an air strike on a hospital in the amman the charity's save the children says its staff were on the ground supporting the medical team at the time it happened near the city of solder saudi arabia and the u.a.e. are leading the coalition in yemen against iran backed with the forces in a war which bring out four years ago this week years of conflict of wrecked yemen's
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health care system more than half of the hospitals and clinics have been destroyed so also a shortage of medicine and those that are available are too expensive for most yemenis priyanka got to reports yemenis can't afford to be sick have it has a doesn't because of his injured spine on top of that he had to sell the family home to buy medicine for his father and his brother. as his brother's condition worsens and medical bills are piling up their rented house in the capital sanaa doesn't have much the only thing for leap to sell is the television. ten dollars isn't enough to buy medicine at the. my brother's in very bad health sometimes he goes into a coma and sometimes he vomits blood to the extent that i am ready to sell all or part of my body to save him. even when yemenis have money to spend there not enough
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medicines to buy abdul ahad mohammad has been queuing for hours to get treatment for his diabetic wife but as a many days since the war began up the again returns home with half of what his wife needs. about you mark of the my wife also needs medication for high blood pressure but i didn't find it so i will have to buy it from a pharmacy where it's almost three times more expensive the plight of yemen's almost thirty five thousand cancer patients is especially acute. mean cancer hospital receives more than six hundred cases a month doctors are facing a severe shortage of drugs the war has destroyed more than half of yemen's hospitals and clinics the journey to the wants that remain open is often long and expensive for patients aid workers say many are dying at home without treatment i
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just come back from yemen and what we've seen is that many dialysis patients have been limited to only one one treatment a week and that puts them at much greater risk of additional diseases and certainly death certainly people with cancer as well with very very concerned about the situation there over thirty thousand to be five thousand people with. with cancer across the board many of them with treatable kits that in normal circumstances we should be able to cure in cities such as thais the cost of water. has sold whales have dried up and supplies are restricted because of fighting some yemenis are forced to drink dirty water health workers say the number of cholera cases has risen in pies and seven other provinces since the beginning of the year since then close to one hundred seventy yemenis are reported to have died and with the rainy season due to begin in a few weeks it's feared the cholera crisis will become even worse priyanka gupta is
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here. and in is yemen head of mission for doctors without borders he joins us now from santa good to have you with us tell us how concerned an attack like this on a hospital makes you for your own safety for your staff there. as a you're going to go into on the director incident is we don't have that there would you know you we are. on. has a season has staff in session of course so we have been our senate victim derrick. cohen story strikes on civil hospital during the last years but i don't dispute that you are going to and not going but generally we would like to remind all of worrying about that all health and interest very serious infrastructure shall be respected you've had strikes on your places before in your calling for respects of
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humanitarian facilities have you seen any change in tactics by the warring parties to indicate they're listening to you. i must say that lately we didn't had any direct incident so i'd like to see that. going on because you know right now the issue is that all of the. infrastructure is collapsing after four years of in creative a don't walk from the us to south all this to people has he is nearly destroyed right now we are facing. me that he has been reading reading the last week for weeks and this is before the rain rainy season we start you know we are all big mom maybe and then it will be out of control or so imagine to have it in any country after four years of war are
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we face a catastrophic situation between the decays. we know from some of the reports and warnings the caller is on the rise malnutrition is on the rise with what you're saying about the collapse of the infrastructure there give us an idea of what sort of. situation yemen will be entering. i mean just over. there is a terrible situation in cities like days of course in all. cities all occasions are of course and that is done already for a structure i mean the civilian infrastructure has structure in the side plus all the what. distribution system had been destroyed by lack of maintenance and collapsing so it. is can be avoided if there is a clean what are system once this is dead and collapse it spray really reputably in
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gaining the orbits of the country so you don't get to be hasty stand now we've. just ordered. from miniature halo's that really have lots of difficulties in mandating walking structure because you have very few people who's walking well walking now in yemen and there is not enough. to sustain the infrastructure now you know so of course m.s.f. treats directly and everything but we need people to help do mr denning the infrastructure. so once we have rain ten days what we decide to make will be almost out of i mean a lot of control and we see the size of it but i did already. increasing in starting a disability started d.c.
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up amman's our year out than usual heat i cannot see any good scenario it's going to be out of state authority here thank you very much for your time in explaining the situation. the head of the algerian army says he wants president that has eased with a flicker declared unfit for office it comes after demonstrations calling on that of luke and his government to go and opposition figures are already suggesting the army's chief comments won't be enough to stop the protests warlords go live to the bahrain he's live for us from neighboring tunisia looking at the history of the army in algeria if they'd wanted to depose the president they probably could've by now what are they waiting for were basically sammy the concerned about any interpretation that could see the move by the army as an act of
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interference in the domestic affairs of algeria. and this is why they are in a way or another hinting there the they basically saying in their statement yesterday with think that the best way out for the crisis in syria for president i believe these would have to be removed now on the ground the reactions we're getting from people in algeria about that move by the army are mixed some say this is a good thing for the could be the only way to break the political impasse but many people are concerned trying to see what does the army want to say particularly about that push people are saying that this is not what people have been saying over the last few weeks when they took to the streets across algeria it's not about president i was able to feel that this is something that people have moved beyond they say that we know that the man has been incapacitated sister thousand and thirteen the real problem the core issue is that we need
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a new political establishment in syria that can cope with the huge challenges the other countries face or and how she managed thanks so much. the british prime minister is preparing for weekly question time in parliament after m.p.'s voted they would take charge of alternative briggs's briggs options on monday it's a major defeat for the reason main who still hoping to get her brags that withdrawal agreement passed this week parliament has already rejected mayor may's deal on two different occasions more now from one of the media joins us from london so we know how to heading into those indicative votes but is there any indication at this very late stage if there is any sort of majority for any scenario but the short answer for that now is that
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there is no indication what's going to happen throughout the day is that this here is going to get several proposals put forward by m.p.'s he's going to narrow those down to six or seven and then later on in the day at around nine hundred g.m.t. he will put those to vote once you get once that vote happened he will pick the three or four who got the most votes and then on monday. the house of commons then . vote on those three or four and i guess that's only when you will find out really what the majority of the m.p.'s here in the house of commons wants but however you have to remember that as of now this is just these are just indicative they're not binding to resume and she has indicated so far that if she were if she didn't like them she can really completely ignore them all this with the fact that in chu days march twenty ninth. people here in the u.k.
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thought that they would be leaving you now they don't know if that is going to happen or when it's going to happen or how it's going to happen on the narratives also between london and the e.u. getting only wider as time ticks down. yes absolutely i mean you could sense that last week at the e.u. summit in brussels many of the e.u. leaders thought that they couldn't understand how to reason may were thinking on what direction she was going the e.u. has position has always been that they must respect the will of the british people now donald tusk the head of the e.u. council has also come out and said well actually we also have to listen to the voice of those who are who want to remain because there's been an online petition that in just a few days has gathered nearly six million signatures there's also been a huge march here in london over the weekend about one million people all calling
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for revoking article fifty so donald tusk has weighed in and said we must also listen to those voices this is what he had to say you cannot be traders six million people who signed a petition to revoke article fifty. one million people thank you. for it people wrong all the increasing majority of people who wants to remain in the european union. they may feel that they are not sufficiently represented by the u.k. parliament but they must feel the day are represented by you in this chamber because the europeans. now as it stands the e.u. is still waiting to hear from theories that may last week they did tell her that they agreed in principle to an extension but on condition that she gets a meaningful yes vote here in the house of commons that hasn't happened yet so you
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have these two days still floating april twelfth in case of no deal it may twenty second in case of a deal and the id you is just at the moment looking was unfolding here all right hoda abdel-hamid outside parliament in london rory chalons has more from on the now on what's been happening there. persons ministers are in a hurry these days often with little time for questions but said you know what. we compromised them peace they had to emergency downing street meetings cabinet meetings parliamentary sessions but whether taking the country still isn't clear despite the haste britain's government is paralyzed big ben's newly restored clockface was revealed this week a reminder as if m.p.'s needed one that time is ticking on wednesday they'll hold so-called indicative votes and attempt to choose an alternative to to reason may's
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withdrawal agreement the divorce deal with the e.u. that parliament has rejected twice but will she listen to them it's the prime sways being here it's negotiation between ourselves and you know when and if parliament expressed a view it may be entirely on deliverable thank you so what's our parliament's brecht's it options that the prime minister may or may not agree to m.p.'s have voted against no deal already but it's still the default if they can't agree on anything else by a pull the twelfth nearly six million people have signed a petition urging them to revoke article fifty staying in the customs union wouldn't please iraq skeptics they want complete trade independence the softest of albrecht's it's would keep the u.k. in the customs union and the common market but it couldn't help make the rules any more a canada style deal really would cut ties but trade deals take years to negotiate and the irish border would still be a problem a second referendum could reappear if m.p.'s want to put whatever they choose to
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the people with staying in the e.u. as the alternative and then there's the deal that won't die most m.p.'s hate it in the commons speaker doesn't want it back but the reason may could try again anyway some of the deals fiercest critics are softening the bricks a tear m.p. jacob riis morgue suggests he might support it if the alternative is staying in the e.u. . becomes the choice of bench whether with yet is another. but i've always thought that no deal is better than mrs may still be mrs may still is better than not leaving at all still as there are many politicians including those from northern ireland's democratic unionist party who remain opposed to the prime minister doesn't yet have the numbers on wednesday she will meet with conservative party backbenchers and there is speculation that this most dog of leaders will tell them when should resign perhaps that's the price for getting a deal over the line. down to zero in london. you know we'll have all the weather
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with after that i have now just there are. it is a new day. for the nation in our battle against the addiction. holding pharmaceutical companies accountable for the crisis affecting two hundred million people in the u.s. plus. i want to get on the border between columbian venezuela where the united nations opened the first formal camp for venezuelans fleeing the worsening social and economic crisis in their country. and its faults we'll hear from tiger woods as he returns to the world match play championship for the first time in six years.
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how old parts of queensland australia have had the best rain in over sixty years say your member on a week ago we were talking about tropical cycling trevor which made its way in from the gulf of carpentaria well the remnants of that storm have been chasing terrific amounts of rainfall into central and western parts of queensland then and you can see this little a rick tabish links all the way down into new zealand basically massive downpours here we go i want to in queensland hundred forty six millimeters of rain in twenty four hours has around the heaviest rainfall the best rainfall which is same here for sixty nine years which you believe still lots of rain around as we go on through the state pushes a little further eastwards some heavy showers will continue then and that's still the remnants of the storm is to make a way thursday and on and see friday you can see how it just creeps its way towards that eastern coast of queensland this is all good it's drought breaking rainfall
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this one by the time we come to friday so i was just started to push their way into parts of victoria just showing the had to into new south wales twenty three celsius from melbourne thursday friday going on into west as stage fourteen in melbourne a cool suddenly wind comes in and really heavy rain for new south wales. was sponsored by time anyway. talked to al jazeera. we urge you personally one of the main beneficiaries is that the case we listen for you want to be a solution that india all that's not exactly my point we meet with global news makers and talk about the stories that matter. al-jazeera. where ever you are.
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a three year investigation into the pro-gun lobby have been employing it was making sure it's got a really. revealed secret see what messaging out there i mean people outraged you know. and connections some don't want exponents many in legacy media. last shoot. documents like night al-jazeera investigations how to sell a massacre on al-jazeera. watching al-jazeera time to recap our headlines now thailand's main opposition party has formed the coalition with six other parties after sunday's election the
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leader of the two type party says the coalition while have enough seats to control the lower house head of the algerian army has called for president as he's bitter for the card to be declared unfit for office follows weeks of mass protests against opposition groups. rather opposition groups say even more change is needed. prime minister of britain is repairing for her first weekly question time in parliament since then please vote to take charge of alternative rights options that's been a major defeat for the reason may who still hope to get home. it's probably passed this week. the u.n. says it needs nearly three hundred million dollars in aid over the next three months to help mozambique's one point seven million victims for the person you see is expected to address the nation on wednesday to talk about what the government is doing help those affected by the storm tony personally travel to one community
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that's been cut off for twelve days. it's a race against time to reach isolated cycling survivors before my nutrition and disease break out helicopters are scouring the three thousand square kilometer disaster zone in central mozambique searching for the vulnerable and overlooked who desperately need help. in the village of greater two hundred kilometers from here and they found a thousand hungry people if they ate something once a day they were among the more fortunate we have a very happy very happy because i've been to many bears without food without a clean water and we've got an extension as well so when we saw this helicopter people were very happy. the world food programme brought two tons of high nutritional food much to the relief of the villagers who lost everything in the psych loan homes crops possessions and some their loved ones this aid is coming just in the nick of time for these people their food had run out they were cut off
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for twelve days the water's only receded here four days ago they still need flour they still need oil and they still need medicine but for now they're ok they're going to survive but there are other isolated pockets like these around the country who still need help in this area they're used to flooding but not with such ferocious winds and more into went for and we didn't expect the cycling to be so bad it was frightening when we were told that the winds will be more than two hundred kilometers per hour and we didn't take it seriously that's why so many people suffered five people from the community were swept away in drowning clued in a young boy most are now having to live in a local school. aid agencies estimate that they have reached six hundred thousand people so far but they need to get to another one million who need assistance there a lot of risk we really need to make a lot of efforts we need more money argentina to be able to bring here on the ground before what it what assistance the medicine things that we need to
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distribute on time because now banging for is of essence. just a few days ago the land below was covered in water after two days without rain the levels are receding more roads and tracks are becoming passable and that allows the more effective and cheaper way of delivering aid in bulk. but that help will need to be long term is harvest season in this region for the villages abroad or like tens of thousands of others have no crops to harvest no fish left to catch today they will eat but what will the future bring. many cycling victims will be dependent on international support for the forseeable future. tony berkeley al-jazeera varada central mozambique. i joined two reporters found human traffickers may have committed crimes against humanity in malaysia and thailand the human rights commission of malaysia and forty fire rights groups say the crimes are
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mostly committed against ring of men women and children at sea and in human trafficking camps or the report documents how a criminal network deceived rangar refugees to board boats later abusing them in slaving them and in some cases murdering them a mass grave believed to contain the bodies of more than thirty bangladeshi refugees was found in thailand in two thousand and fifteen one hundred thirty nine gross were also discovered in malaysia matthew smith is executive director of forty five rights a human rights organization based in southeast asia he joins us now from kuala lumpur good to have you with us so this report talks about them being enslaved tell us a little bit about what happens to them where did they go what can what kind of conditions . yes sure well you know this was this was a. massive outflow of refugees for me and more over the course of
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a multi-year period two thousand and twelve to two thousand and fifteen specifically and what these track what this trafficking syndicate did was hold these men women and children in conditions of enslavement under international law. these groups you know the crimes they were committed in. effectively amounted to crimes against humanity but it is specifically on this issue of enslavement they were treated as property these trafficking gangs these human traffickers were. in the business of buying and selling. to men women and children and it was a trend that was going on for a very long time. who exactly is trafficking them i mean one imagines this sort of scale of it all for a shin must involve quite a complex organization it was indeed complex and the we have reason to believe there was. government complicity you know we're
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talking about more than one hundred seventy thousand people getting on boats between two thousand and twelve and two thousand and fifteen it was an industry that's estimated by the u.n. to have generated fifty to one hundred million dollars annually just in that geographic area over that period of time we've got testimony indicating tire thora g's. by an essentially selling human or selling rope to human traffickers in thailand more research and more documentation more investigation needs to be done to determine the extent to which malaysian officials were involved but it's very difficult to believe that a trade this type of modern day slave trade could happen the way that it did without the involvement of the authorities i'm glad you mentioned that because that was going to be my next question now that you've already kind of answered the authorities clearly are involved in this way does that leave accountability now
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that you've uncovered this you know thailand did a. quite a good job in terms of prosecuting traffickers they in two thousand and seventeen thai courts a court of bangkok a special court devoted to this particular case prosecuted sixty two traffickers in two thousand and seven hundred nine of whom were senior government officials and. in comparison malaysia prosecuted only for individuals not malaysian individuals and so one of our concerns right now is that you know in a context of impunity the abuses will continue impunity sends a message to these human traffickers and to this this criminal this particular criminal syndicate that they could start their business up again and this is of course a big concern now given that there are still refugees fleeing many more who are
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concerned thanks so much for coming matthew smith now but as well as opposition leader why those describe the country's second major blackout this month as a new tragedy he blamed president nicolas maduro for the power outage the government declared tuesday national holiday to help cope with the outage due to his again blame these u.s. backed opponents all sabotaging a dam that provides most of the country's electricity. the political and economic turmoil in venezuela has created what the u.n. is calling latin america's worst ever refugee crisis of the three million people who fled in recent years one million have left for neighboring colombia that's where the un's refugee agency has set up its first center to receive venezuelans escaped the crisis understand that i'm p.f.c. reports from my cow. it's an image more often associated with countries real
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refugees are fleeing from war while these stands in the desert of norden colombia might seem a surprising sight they could become an increasingly common one like thousands others yet became unable to feed their three children in neighboring been a swell she took a chance moving them here and soon ended up sleeping on the dusty streets of the border city of either afghanistan that we slept in the sidewalks or to freely it was scary and it was difficult to find food i would skip meals to feed them i needed to eat to feed the little one i would worry and cry until they put me to this camp. this is the first camp the united nations refugee agency has built in colombia where more than a million venezuelans of sought refuge from hunger and shortages. the un's not calling it a refugee camp but a migrant center where the most vulnerable state temporarily to gather their strength. their yummy sorry ass is relieved to leave the desperation back home
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behind her and says every meal for her daughter bridges or joy was. basically you know when we were screened they told me she was underweight thank god she gained weight since be brought here and is recovering fairly well until recently the colombian authorities had resisted the idea of opening camps like this one fearing they would have convince more people to leave but with more and more families arriving from venezuela and ending up on the streets local authorities decided something needed to be done hundreds of people. are now still living in the streets on my couch due to the lack of alternatives and lack of shelter solutions. the local authorities to. unity are too to intervene. exhaustion is palpable among the arrivals but no one is giving up seventy four year old that they knew was an engineer for venice well as state oil company after
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losing his pension for protesting against the government he's selling chocolates on the streets to support his wife back home. your maybe. i came without knowing what i was going to achieve but i've always been strong and i'm going to persevered. a sentiment of resilience echoed here again and again with venezuelans happy with their brief response i and life however fleetingly feels a little bit better i listened to. a three year al-jazeera investigation into the us gun lobby has uncovered efforts by a political party in australia to secure twenty million dollars from pro-gun advocates in america the one nation party visited washington d.c. in september last year seeking funds from the national rifle association paid to charlie from our investigative unit as part two of the story. al-jazeera is
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investigative unit soon to covertly about pauline hanson's one nation visited the u.s. to attend a series of meetings with come lobby representatives. the one nation delegation was made up of the party's chief of staff james ashby and steve dixon the leader of the party in the astringent state of queensland. they threw in a million dollars or when people say plush seats for the show they were hoping that katie donations from the gun lobby would help them secure the balance of power industry news poem and in an upcoming federal election there we would we could introduce. you to see you know. if you know what our record. if you want to you would you put us on the wrong house and you would have to say that. while sitting millions from the gun lobby one nation said it was prepared to
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soften stricter gun control legislation in australia that the n.r.a. has frequently criticized the bill with you know. you'll be there during their visit to the u.s. dixon and ashby attended a series of meetings in which they were offered advised by. gun lobby groups on how to prepare the is trillion public for an easing of the strict gun laws you have somebody who maybe believes to your son i worked at a newspaper or maybe he was covering city hall or primary or a little print up stories about people who were robbed at the polls invasion or whatever it might be that could help how they have done and that's going to be the it will restore words and that's why it's got a right it's going to put out two to five of those are we. pulling hanson's one nation party has developed an official gun policy. that proposes
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a softening of the strict gun when wish to destroy you put in place following a messenger in the town of port arthur in nine hundred ninety six but in secretly recorded meetings steve dixon promised to work to reverse the laws if we don't times people are going to go will god help them to get him out of not having gotten to talk of them to get him politically correct puff.


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