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SUNS # 8736 Monday 6 August 2018

United Nations : Rights experts denounce Trump's attacks on media (PRIV)
(Kanaga Raja, Geneva)
Both United Nations and Inter-American exper ts on freedom of expression on Thursday condemned US President Donald Trump's repeated attacks on the free press.

United Nations : Land degradation - a triple threat in Africa (PRIV)
(IPS, New York)
Sustainability, stability, a nd security - the three overlapping issues - are an increasing concern among m any especially in Africa where land degradation is displacing citizens and live lihoods.

Development : Transforming food systems (PRIV)
(IPS, Washington)
The world's food systems face two immense challenges today. One, to produce enough food to nourish a global population of seven billion people without harming the environment.

Italy : Save the Children warns untraceable minors may be trafficked (PRIV)
(IPS, Rome)
Thousands of migrant minors placed in reception facilities upon arrival in Italy, as a first step in identificati on and later relocation into other structures for asylum seekers, are untraceable and fe ared trafficked.

Brazil : The sun powers a women's bakery in semi-arid northeast (PRIV)
(IPS, Pombal)
"The sun which used to torment u s now blesses us," said one of the 19 women who run the Community Bakery of Varzea Comprida dos Oliveiras, a settlement in the rural area of Pombal, a municipality of the state of Paraiba, in Brazil's semi-arid Northeast.

Caribbean : Building climate resilience to ensure basic survival (PRIV)
(IPS, St George's)
In 2004, when the Category 4 hurric ane Ivan hit the tiny island nation of Grenada and its 151 mph winds stalled ov erhead for 15 hours - it devastated the country.

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