This year (2016) has brought more war and conflict than the last 4 decades combined.
The Western people have been conditioned by media so much so that images of beheadings, crucifixions, deliberate amputations, rape, Mass Graves, burning people alive are only like scenes playing from a movie. The problem is this is not a movie it is a reality show. Millions have died and millions are displaced. Hundreds of thousands of children are damaged for life. Millions are starving and sufferring from disease related to war torn areas.
From Africa to the East the stench of death has become the norm.
Western nations began a Spring movement labeled as a righteous cause for freedom. In reality plundering and robbing peace from the globe. Nigeria is one of the richest countries in the world yet it’s citizens face slaughter and starvation.
(ECHO) In seven years of conflict and violence towards the civilian population in
North-Eastern Nigeria, over 20,000 people have been killed and 1.8 million
displaced within the country. 169, 000 people have fled to neighbouring
Niger, Cameroon and Chad.
· Many internally displaced people (IDPs) live in dire conditions in informal
settlements. They need assistance in terms of protection, shelter, nutrition,
access to water and healthcare – but the most urgent priority remains to
address the significant food insecurity which is affecting hundreds of
thousands of IDPs in accessible and newly accessible areas.
In Syria the reports are just as bad but it’s impossible to get real time numbers.
(Wiki) By mid-December 2016, the opposition activist group Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) reported the number of children killed in the conflict had risen to 15,948, while at the same time 10,540 women were also killed.
Other reports on Syria:
(IBT) The death toll from Syria’s five-year civil war has reached 300,000 victims, devastating Syrian villages and cities and fueling a refugee crisis that has confounded political leaders in Europe and the Middle East. More than 86,000 civilians were among the 301,781 people killed in the conflict between the regime of President Bashar Assad and rebels seeking to overthrow him, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said this week.
The new death toll represents an increase of about 9,000 people since the monitoring group released its previous count in August.
In Iraq, again numbers are not easy to obtain as each governing body involved refuses to acknowledge or account the collateral damage.
(ohchr.org)BAGHDAD/GENEVA (19 January 2016) – A UN report released today details the severe and extensive impact on civilians of the ongoing conflict in Iraq, with at least 18,802 civilians killed and another 36,245 wounded between 1 January 2014 and 31 October 2015. Another 3.2 million people have been internally displaced since January 2014, including more than a million children of school age.
Of the total number of casualties, at least 3,855 civilians were killed and 7,056 wounded between 1 May and 31 October last year – the period covered by the report, although the actual figures could be much higher than those documented. About half of these deaths took place in Baghdad.
The report, compiled by the UN Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI) and the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), is based largely on testimony obtained directly from the victims, survivors or witnesses of violations of international human rights or international humanitarian law, including interviews with internally displaced people.
“The violence suffered by civilians in Iraq remains staggering. The so-called ‘Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant’ (ISIL) continues to commit systematic and widespread violence and abuses of international human rights law and humanitarian law. These acts may, in some instances, amount to war crimes, crimes against humanity, and possibly genocide.”
And these don’t include the Human rights abuses perpetrated by countries like Pakistan, Iran, Saudi Arabia, Malaysia, India and China. Even North Korea. My God the list gives on and on. Turkey is holding hostage an American Christian Pastor. Iran executes, tortures and imprisons it’s own people who are religious minorities or those political who speak for freedom. All persecute women. And a shameful world condones this.
This is definitely the year the world threw Humanity away. The UN is floundering and helpless. Oh sure they are feeding some, we think but really? It’s like putting a bandaid on an amputation. It won’t work. The UN failed miserably to stop war, genocide and ethnic cleansing. In fact it actually participated in ethnic cleansing bt stripping Israel of rights. The world has failed. 2016 will ring in History as the day the world condoned death, genocide, ethnic cleansing and Human Rights abuses, all for greed. All while the Western Churches turned the music up so as not to hear the cries of the suffering. May God Forgive Us.