Another year has passed. The new year has begun. In the last one week, various incidents have taken place all over the world. The fires in Colorado, the death of South Africa’s anti-apartheid archbishop Desmond Tutu, the floods in Brazil, the cyclone in the Philippines, and the inhumane way of life of Afghans are some of the images in this week.
A group of children and teenagers are walking towards the beach with a surfboard by the side of the house destroyed in the cyclone Rai. Siargao, Philippines
A group of children and teenagers are walking towards the beach with a surfboard by the side of the house destroyed in the cyclone Rai. Siargao, PhilippinesPhoto: AFP
The two brothers are going to fetch water from a distance of three kilometers from the house in a wheelbarrow. Afghanistan has experienced the worst water crisis in decades. Komar Kalag Village, Herat, Afghanistan
The two brothers are going to fetch water from a distance of three kilometers from the house in a wheelbarrow. Afghanistan has experienced the worst water crisis in decades. Komar Kalag Village, Herat, AfghanistanPhoto: AFP
An old man sits next to a brick before heading to a camp set up for displaced people. Once it was his home. Thousands of people were evicted from their homes in November without notice for the construction of the Nairobi Expressway. Nairobi, Kenya
The Johnson & Johnson-invented ticker booster dose is effective against a new type of coronavirus, amicron. This is according to a study conducted in South Africa.
The South African government released a study on Thursday, the AFP news agency reported. It states that Johnson’s Ticker booster dose is 75% effective against antimicrobials.
For this, the Medical Research Council of South Africa has examined the health of 69 thousand health workers. These workers took vaccines made by Johnson. The health workers have also been given a booster dose of this one-dose vaccine. They were then compared to people who had not been vaccinated.
The study was conducted from February 15 to December 20.
However, experts have previously noted some risks associated with Johnson’s vaccine. The United States has stopped administering the vaccine due to complications. European countries have taken similar steps.
The image of the small frozen body of Syrian child Aylan Kurdi lying on a beach in Turkey should not be forgotten. Europe, hesitant about the immigration crisis, was shocked in 2015 when his picture was spread through newspapers and social media. The world also wakes up. Many people’s views on immigrants have changed.
Dangerous migration to Europe and drowning in the Mediterranean Sea kills countless people every year. Most of these miscreants are from Asia, the Middle East and Africa. Salil Samadhi happens to many of these people when the two eyes with the dream of change of destiny call to Europe with their hands clasped. The number of Bangladeshis in this team is not less. Although there were relatively few people on the deadly voyage last year due to travel restrictions around the world due to the Corona epidemic, the number of illegal voyages to Europe began to increase again in 2021.
According to the International Organization for Migration (IOM), in 2021, as in the past, many could not survive the uncertain journey. For example, as of July this year, 7,417 migrants and refugees had reached the Spanish Canary Islands by sea. At least 250 people lost their lives during this journey.
A recent report by Caminando Fronteras (Walking Borders), a Spanish NGO working on immigration, said the death toll could be six times higher than IOM estimates. The shipwreck of the sinking migrants did not match the fate of many boats.