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SUNS # 8745 Monday 3 September 2018

Rights : Crisis in Nicaragua demands concrete action, says UN (PRIV)
(Kanaga Raja, Geneva)
The serious human rights crisis in Nicaragu a since social protests erupted in April 2018 has been characterised by multi ple forms of repression and other forms of violence that resulted in thousands of victims, a report by the UN Human Rights Office has said.

Chile : Land, water and education, priorities for Mapuche people (PRIV)
(IPS, La Pintana)
The right to land and water, as well as to multi-cultural education, are the top priority demands of Mapuche leader s working with their communities in the Araucania region and in Santiago, Chi le's capital.

Zambia : How accurate weather information is yielding resilience for farmers (PRIV)
(IPS, Pemba)
Just having better information about wh en and for how long it will rain is proving the difference between success and failure among smallholder farmers in southern Zambia.

Opinion : Amid violence, Afghans face risks of drought-related displacement (PRIV)
(IPS, Oslo)
Amid a precarious security situatio n in Afghanistan, the worst drought in recent history, that hit two out of three provinces in Afghanistan in July, has destabilized the lives of tens of tho usands of civilians, some of whom have already been displaced.

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