Recent weeks have seen an escalation of violence against the Rohingya in Rakhine, the poorest state of Myanmar. A tide of displaced people are seeking refuge from atrocities – they are fleeing both on foot and by boat to Bangladesh. It is the latest surge of displaced people, and is exacerbated by the recent activity of the Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army (ARSA). #forceddisplacement #rohingya #landgrabbing #sameworld

Three environmentalists in New Zealand are dedicating a new forestry initiative to President Donald Trump. No, it’s not because they think he’s done great things for the environment and needs recognition. It’s the latest (of many) efforts around the world to counter what one journalist has called Trump’s “disasterous” record when it comes to addressing climate change. #trumpforest #sameworld #climatechange #globalwarming

Global Witness welcomes the news that the Dutch and Finnish development banks behind the deeply controversial Agua Zarca hydropower dam in Honduras - which led to the murder of acclaimed land defender Berta Cáceres - have withdrawn their backing for the project. But the organisation warns that the banks urgently need to commit to concrete action to protect environmental and land defenders if they are to ensure future financing does not contribute to the abuse and violence suffered by thousands of activists every year.

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