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online. this is g.w. news live from berlin a staggering new figure from the un's refugee agency the number of people displaced from their homes across the world has reached more than 70000000 we will hear about the scale of the problems and possible solutions from the u.n. high commissioner for refugees. also coming up u.s. president don trump launches his 2020 reelection campaign addressing thousands of supporters in orlando florida trump said that he was spearheading a movement with one goal. and that's goal keep america right
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was. plus this german politician was allegedly shot in the head at close range by in right wing extremist police are investigating whether the suspect acted alone or was part of into looked into network and at the women's world cup the stamp carries force for goals as the australian and waltz into the tournament left their last 16 with a comprehensive victory over jamaica. i'm sorry kelly welcome to the program new figures out from the united nations refugee agency have revealed record numbers of people were forced to flee their homes last year because of war or persecute. and the figures are staggering more than 70000000
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people were displaced now most refugees come from syria the war there has forced nearly 7000000 people to leave the country afghanistan south sudan myanmar and somalia also saw millions leaving because of conflict and persecution now where are they going what turkey tops the list of host countries with 3700000 people followed by pakistan uganda and sudan germany is 5th on the list with more than 1000000 refugees we take a closer look now at uganda and ask why this country has been more welcoming to refugees and some others. seem by seem stitched by stage it is phony is making a new dress she recently trained as a seamstress as part of a u.n. refugee aid project in 2016 she fled with her family from war torn south sudan
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to uganda. on the way the rebels came they took her property tortured us into print ways and beat us. little bones it's. like millions of others from south sudan edith and her family found refuge in uganda refugee a.t.f. functions differently people aren't simply confined to a camp like king kenya refugees who are rife here are immediately given a what permits and land which is provided by the communities and then you neighbors they also receive monthly benefits. we have cash on foot as well because when we give them for dead that is restricted to the for death of giving them but when you give them cash you have the option to buy and supplement what you back that debt that that is so its option. ugandans have a strong willingness to give to those in need for 20 years they also suffered during the civil war they also benefit from international aid which can be used to
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build hospitals or schools but of course there are still challenges. as a younger school we have enormous challenges one of it is the infrastructure like the classrooms are not enough we don't have science laboratories we don't have labor ready though we have the books but we have nowhere to put them then also the teachers move from 5 distance to come here so they know stuff what does then also the students especially the go take move from 5 distance to come and land in the school. no budget room a school is in a jew money district in the north of the country 400000 people live here half of them are refugees some of whom arrived here 50 years ago many are from south sudan where the most recent civil war broke out in 2013 it's led to an ongoing conflict
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between rival factions titus jogo the refugee officer in the district is happy that the refugees were able to find a new place to call home in uganda he believes it benefits the locals to the prisoners over to some of yours mindy's so many people have been told not to not not in a city from a discipline strict about it. under weeping tuck's when you look at the infrastructure development we have constructed access what odes if you said from as well constructed. of course struck that it is there but there are also negative aspects results is like wood supplies on 2 enduring in january this year almost $6000.00 more refugees arrived in uganda but it wants to keep its borders open and can only manage this influx with the help of aid money at least for the time being as uganda's policies continue to be put into action it's hoped that refugees will
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become self-sufficient like seamstress just phony. and joining me now here in the studio to discuss this is the un's high commissioner for refugees for the program day thank you so much and welcome to the ground thank you you said it yourself this number more than $70000000.00 people displaced around the world shocking why do you think it is still growing it's the symptom of a world without peace even more specifically the world in which we have become unable to make peace look at the images with just watched in uganda the influx of refugees in uganda is due to me. lead to conflicts one in south sudan the other one in congo and unless we become more efficient in stopping wars we've continued these see these figures are growing and becoming bigger i want to talk a little bit more about the atmosphere toward refugees right now because we have some governments closing borders building walls even paying other governments in
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order to take in refugees i'm thinking about turkey specifically your response well my response is that. restrictions closures pushbacks are not only wrong let's remember that these people are fleeing from war conflict. violence discrimination so they need to have so it's not only wrong to push them back but it is also not efficient the problem would not go away it would just move to another part of the world it would be a problem there and it is just waiting to come back to the rich countries i want to talk about a bit about those attitudes though that are out there because i mean you know we have attitudes really deteriorating not only toward refugees but also toward immigrants in recent years seen as a burden on the system how do you change that mindset i mean has there been
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a failure here in managing the message in terms of what refugees bring to the table for various countries there have been many failures in managing these population movements we have to recognize that. in europe for example they were designed for much smaller numbers when the numbers became bigger in 2015 europe was not ready and that sent the wrong message but also some unscrupulous politicians have exploited that they have realised that by portraying these people as a threat they would gain consensus and votes now this is the wrong approach as i said this doesn't solve the problem. i am always a bit hesitant to present this figure as dramatic it is dramatic of course 70000000 people in need of protection of safety it's traumatic but he's also manageable we're 7 and a half 1000000000 people on this planet it surely we can find ways like uganda did
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to manage these rules when it comes to your organization the u.n.h.c.r. we know that the united states is among the largest supporters of refugees on the u.s. and in fact is the biggest single donor to the us. h.c.r. you've seen the rhetoric from u.s. president donald trump it does not seem to be friendly toward your organization are you worried well i would not say that it is not friendly to my organization because like you said that the united states government is a very dangerous supporter of refugee operations worldwide the discussion which is more complicated is about refugees in the united states that's a complicate the discussion as it is in europe but the this has not geo per dies the incredibly strong support including financial support that the u.s. has provided to us and other many n.g.o.s and others working with refugees around the world. your organization the u.n.h.c.r. you seem to be a bit of a fig leaf for countries around the world. do you find that you are still able to
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do the work that you were commissioned to do from the very beginning i mean what are your frustrations these days when it comes to executing our mission i think if i may were not to feed belief. i have 16000 colleagues most of whom are in very far away far away from here field locations working day in day out to bring relief to bring safety to the millions of people that are fleeing conflict together with many other partners their work continues to be relevant and important what frustrates me is of course this environment this toxic environment that stigmatises. criticizes portrays refugees migrants sometimes even foreigners as the enemy this is like i said easy
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to to to to spread it's a line that many people embrace because they have apprehended ins and fears but it is not a good lie why are they not the enemy perhaps a. you can bust some of those myths for us right now well 1st of all like i said let's not forget that these are people fleeing problems they're not bringing problems so they're not the enemy in that sense then of course they move along with many other people migrants and people moving for other reasons that's make that makes it more complicated to manage but it is possible to manage it in a manner that. regulates this requires some responsibility sharing between countries which we don't see much of these days but also in this manner the what these people can offer to countries hosting them becomes positive these people can be valuable contributors to to the economy to the society even to the values of
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countries that receive them generously as we heard from your report on this is that 7 consecutive year that the number of displaced people around the world has been on the rise how do you see the next 7 years developing and are there perhaps any silver linings any areas in which you are seeing progress we have now something called the refugee compact this is an agreement between the countries in the world to improve the manner in which we respond to refugee crisis it was very interesting what we heard just a few minutes ago from uganda because uganda is a model country induct respect it receives refugees it keeps borders open and god knows what the burden it is for them millions from south sudan from the democratic republic of congo and yet people are not put in camps that are allowed to access services that are allowed to work but of course that model which we are promoting needs a lot of support uganda doesn't have all the resources as we heard from that teacher
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so we should not take for granted that hospitality we should support that and in that way i think that if that model is replicated and we're doing it in up. 15 countries these these days we have a new blueprint for a better support model to refugee crises this is a reason for optimism amidst the gloom in the midst the fears so a shocking report but some hope for the future joining us with that perspective we thank you very much for legal ground a high commissioner for refugees at the united nations we appreciate it thank you very much. let's get a quick check now of some other stories making news around the world a dutch led investigation is expected to name suspects that if believes launched the missile that downs the malaysian airliner over ukraine and 2014 most of the 298 people killed on flight m h 17 were from the netherlands the dutch government has already said that it holds russia legally responsible for the crash moscow denies
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any involvement. candidates to become the next leader of britain's conservative party have clashed in a t.v. debate the former foreign minister boris johnson remains the front runner party lawmakers will narrow the field to 2 in the coming days party members will then choose their new leader and a postal vote and britain's next prime minister is. u.s. president donald trump has officially launched his bid for reelection in 2020 speaking with thousands of his supporters at a rally in florida he lashed out at his opponents portraying himself as a political outsider in washington trump said that he had been quote under assault from day one of his presidency by the opposition and what he called the fake news media in a grievance filled speech reminiscent of his 26000 campaign rhetoric trump also painted a grim picture of what life in the united states would look like if he is not elected to serve they say no matter what label they use a vote for any democrat in 2020 is
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a vote for the rise of radical socialism and the destruction of the american dream . so some familiar topics that we have heard there let's break it down boris johnson boris vorm and excuse me joins us now he is a professor of politics and bard college in berlin for us welcome to the program as always so you know we've we've heard you know topics from donald trump there in orlando florida including migration how likely do you think it is that this might be one of the main themes that he he drives forward in this campaign where i mean some people. we're expecting this to be a starting point for his campaign maybe also content wise this is not what he delivered as you said i mean there were no issues that he brought to the table that were in any way new he's been campaigning all the time basically during his presidency it was also not really in the moment that he would run for reelection because he did that just on the day of his inauguration on january 20th 2017 so in
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some way it was a nonevent but in other ways yes i mean he. presented those topics that hard are dear to him and that we will probably see again all the wild until the elections next year we have to talk about the poll results for him controversial also you know some contradictory polling results in states like ohio pennsylvania florida these are states which are really important for him right but these are the key states the swing states where he's legging he's also the only president who's never made it to be more proof than disapproved in his popularity rankings but nonetheless i mean we should be careful with these poll numbers many of my colleagues and i were too reliant on these statistical analyses for the last election and so i think we shouldn't put too much of an emphasis on these numbers just briefly bars before we go who do you think the democratic challenger will be and do they stand
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a chance i'm also being careful with prognosis generally speaking because i was wrong the last time i think the future is as broad a does as it has ever been i think it's going to weaken the democratic party and they should come to a conclusion as fast as possible of course foreman joining us thank you thanks. well here in germany investigations into the killing of a regional politician are being stepped up police reports indicate that a suspected far right extremists now under arrest may not have acted alone the victim a politician walter look was shot in the head at close range earlier this month investigators are looking at whether the suspect may have been part of a wider network. the german politician shot dead on his own terrace following intensive investigations author and he's have identified and arrested a main suspect a man with several previous convictions for his parents in attacks by far right extremists now german media reporting that clues have emerged that suggest he did
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not act alone they say a witness has come forward saying he saw 2 cars speeding near the scene as are enough he says he heard a gunshot that night and then he saw 2 cars driving very aggressively close by. he says he thinks he may have made a wrong turn. by the font. the witness is said to have identified one of the cars as a faux fucking caddy that's the same type of car owned by the suspect's wife. these are. his testimony has led investigators to examine whether there may be other assailants or people with knowledge of the crime. that's no part of the investigation. it. officials reportedly found a key to another car hidden in the suspects home which the suspect told his wife he had sold but that car has yet to be found prosecutors say they have found no evidence that there was more than one person involved in the killing on tuesday the
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german interior minister condemned the attack saying there was enough evidence to conclude that it was politically motivated skeet. look we're talking about an attack against all of us. against a free nation. that adds another dimension to this and as others have said today the preservation of freedom is at stake for. say the suspect haven't raised suspicions among officials for at least a decade. thanks to mr the suspect had a far right extremist career if i can put it that way starting in the late eighty's . he's been part of the far right scene since then he committed politically motivated crimes a gun and well as such she was on the radar of the domestic intelligence service during that time. experts say they're often skeptical of lone wolf narratives when it comes to the far right. the thesis of lone individuals preparing
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crimes under cover and in isolation. i consider that to be a betrothed sighted. people tend to be networked with each other on social media. even if they appear to act alone they're likely to find affirmation online. now the suspect is being investigated further in custody he has not yet spoken about the allegations. and we have some breaking news just coming in to you and investigator says that saudi arabia must accept responsibility for the murder of dissident journalist jamal khashoggi in a new report the u.n. says there is credible evidence to suggest that the crown prince mohammed bin laden and other senior figures could be liable for the killing and should be investigating. well also coming up on d w news photographer it's about seals how
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god who wins a prestigious german peace prize for exposing the threats that face humanity and our planet. but 1st it's to the women's world cup where there was plenty of drama last night with slots in the last 16 up for grabs among those in action were outside contenders australia they defeated jamaica 41 to reach the next round that came in no small part to the performance of the captain sam care. australia go talk to the perfect stop when captain said through this starting he was 11 minutes the right drawl finish from australia stop playing. i'm captain fantastic maybe with another head to the polls this minute the australian cruising the of them but some tough jamaican cycling promise they would going down without a fight. and so it proved was jamaica pulled one but the final
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cylon and the 14 minutes of getting hold of the thought the hope was short lived some was defending so good by could serve the 1st australian to the disposables top of that it was job done in the 83rd minute some slots the bills keeping still good public schools the in jamaica of the tournament australia through to the next round. well at the copa america host brazil are struggling in the group stages they were held to a nil nil draw by minnows venezuela in a matching in a match brimming with controversy now despite dominating brazil had 3 goals bowled out including this late strike from barcelona as fairly continual now 2 of the goals were chalked off by the video assistant referee although purcell's still top their group their inability to win saw them booed off this pitch after the final
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whistle. to tennis now roger federer began his grass court campaign with a comfortable win over john mehlman at germany's hollow open the swiss player is warming up for next month's wimbledon tournament he lost to millman in last year's u.s. open but was far too strong for his australian opponent here federer a 20 time grand slam champion going through to the 2nd round in straight 77663. a federal play joe wilford tsonga next after he beat a fellow french ben ben wattpad but perhaps in tribute to the football world cup in their country they momentarily forgot their rackets after pair dropped his while serving check this out it provided the perfect excuse for an impromptu take around . and you have to say they wouldn't look out of place on
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a football pitch some impressive ball control their fair went to the big finish but like the tennis match he ended up the key piece of the loser. if there is such a thing you know for the 1st time if prestigious german peace prize is going to a photographer sebastian also gado documents the problems of our planet in black and white is images capture the fragility of our ecosystems and the fates of people displaced by wars or climate disasters the german book trade called salgado an exceptional visual artist who continually campaigned on behalf of peace and social justice. the best they also gado became famous in the 1980 s. with a photo rep or taj about workers at brazil's set up a lot a gold mine the images show the people like an ounce mining the or by hand driven by the global greed for gold god who has captured misery in the world like few others he's visited crisis regions such as ethiopia he bore witness to starvation.
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civil war and the plight of people fleeing for their lives he's gone to places where atrocities have occurred including the former yugoslavia he went to refugee camps in bosnia to show muslim families who escaped ethnic cleansing in 2014 so got his photos and biography made it to the silver screen in a documentary by german director of inventors. as well especially fascinated me was that he knows so much about any situation he's getting into you and that he gets into it so deeply that he's not a tourist not a visitor this is not someone who just drops in. he remains in the situation for weeks and months of demons and he knows the people and that's why he's earned the right to tell their story. condemned to death. in the film salgado
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says that at some point he couldn't stand witnessing the pain of others anymore his soul became sick. in an attempt to heal in 2004 so gado started the genesis project he spent 8 years travelling around the world photographing landscapes indigenous peoples and wildlife he focused not on suffering but on learning from nature. my hope is that. we just saw so we have this incredible amount of information that will have to be this incredible conscious fog. that we must approach but despite that dispute to be not archaeology we beat just a cross-section of all for this part of the ground at the stake for it but we needed then to stay for a. with its peace prize the german book trade has chosen to honor a great artist and a great human east. quick reminder now the top stories we're following for you here
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on the u.n. refugee agency says that a record 17000000 people have been displaced from their homes by war violence and persecution it's an increase of more than $2000000.00 from last year the commissioner felipe dates of the figures are going in the wrong direction. up next to the environment at magazine eco india thanks for watching.
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