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SUNS # 9479 Monday 13 December 2021

Rights : Covid-19 pandemic has fed a "frightening rise in inequalities" (PRIV)
(Kanaga Raja, Geneva)
The Covid-19 pandemic has fed "a frightening rise in inequalities, leading to disproportionate transmission and death rates in the most marginalized communities, as well as contributing to soaring poverty levels, increased hunger, and plummeting living standards."

Mideast : A nuclear-weapons-free zone & the elephant in the room (PRIV)
(IPS, New York)
Israel's nuclear presence in the Middle East is best characterized as "the elephant in the room" - an obvious fact intentionally ignored with deafening silence.

El Salvador : Poor communities on the coast face constant threat of eviction (PRIV)
(IPS, San Luis la Herradura)
Small farmer Francisco Martinez pushed his son's wheelchair to another part of the courtyard of their house, located in a small coastal community in El Salvador, before saying sadly: "It would be a great injustice if they kicked us out of here."

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