On World Humanitarian Day 2018

Multinationals have to assume responsibility for crises they are perpetrating upon humanity Call by German NGO Sign of Hope Case in point: Petronas’ contamination of water, lives and environment in South Sudan August 19th is World Humanitarian Day. On it, the world pays tribute to the persons and organizations who and which strive to solve the crises affecting humanity. Many of these crises are caused by such multinationals as Petronas. This Malaysian oil giant has helped create one of the world’s most devastating environmental and human rights crises: the contamination of water and land in South Sudan. At least 600,000

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Interview mit Klaus Stieglitz

Ölindustrie verschmutzt Umwelt im Südsudan Schmutzige Geschäfte Der Südsudan ist eines der ärmsten Länder der Erde – und besitzt doch etwas, um das ihn andere Nationen beneiden: Erdöl. Von den Gewinnen aus der Förderung kommt kaum etwas bei der Bevölkerung an. Seit Jahren verschmutzt die Ölindustrie im Norden des afrikanischen Landes das Trinkwasser für rund 600.000 Menschen. Im Interview spricht Klaus Stieglitz von der Hilfsorganisation Hoffnungszeichen über schmutzige Geschäfte von Weltkonzernen in einem von Krieg und Korruption zerrissenen Staat. Vollständiger Artikel

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Report on South Sudan’s environmental catastrophe

German news agency publishes a major report on South Sudan’s environmental catastrophe DasThema: Ölgeschäfte im Südsudan Schmutziges Öl aus dem Südsudan Was die Formel 1 und Afrikas jüngsten Staat verbindet Von Joachim Heinz (KNA) Bonn (KNA) Rund 20 Millionen Euro müssen die Veranstalter des “Großen Preises von Deutschland” abdrücken, um die Formel 1 nach Hockenheim zu holen. Viel Geld für die Rennstreckenbetreiber, die sich immer schwerer damit tun, das Risiko der sportlichen Großveranstaltung mit mehreren Zehntausend Zuschauern allein zu stemmen. Am Wochenende, so spekulieren Medien daher, könnten die Boliden von Mercedes, Ferrari und Co zum letzten Mal für lange Zeit

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Oil pollution in South Sudan – summons from parliament

For failure to report on oil pollution’s devastation of the country: South Sudan’s parliament issues summons to country’s minister of petroleum and mining By JOSEPH ODUHA July 31, 2018 The Petroleum Committee of South Sudan’s National Legislative Assembly has issued a summons to Ezekiel Gatkuoth Lol, the country’s minister of petroleum and mining. The summons orders Lol to appear before the committee, and to detail “the damages inflicted by oil pollution. It is this pollution that has caused more than 500,000 residents of oil-producing areas in the Upper Nile region to flee,” states James Lual, the MP heading the Committee.

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In a report compiled and published by UNEP for it:

Government of South Sudan confirms existence of horrific and widespread oil-caused environmental catastrophe In May, 2018, the United Nation‘s Environment Programme published the Government of South Sudan‘s First State of Environment Report and Outlook. From literally its first page on, the report details what such environmental and human rights organizations as Germany‘s Sign of Hope have been saying for many years: The ruthless and reckless practices engaged in by South Sudan‘s oil industry have resulted in the widespread contamination of the country‘s ground water and land, with a corresponding devastation of life, livelihood and environment. Summary of report Carcinogens and

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Outcry on oil contamination

Rising against radioactive, toxic contamination of South Sudan Officials are now joining residents in protesting the environmental crimes committed by profits-blinded oil companies Newest cause for concern: cancer-causing radioactive wastes! By Francis Michael, We Are Witness Plug County is located in the Melut Basin, home to South Sudan’s most productive – and hence polluting – oil fields. In view of this proximity, it is no wonder that Plug has become a focal point of the South Sudanese rising against the oil companies responsible for the poisoning of their lands and thus their lives. Babies born with birth defects and life-threatening

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جنوب السودان: منطقة فلوج

جنوب السودان : التكتم على أضرار البيئية الناجم من مخلفات إنتاج النفط في منطقة فلوج فلوج : فرانسيس مايكل يعتمد جمهورية جنوب السودان في إقتصادها على النفط ، لكن عمليات الإنتاج لها أثار ومخاطر على البيئة ، وتلقى بتاثيرات سلبية على الإنسان والتربة والحيوان في مناطق إنتاج النفط حيث تتجاهل الحكومة هذه التاثيرات البيئية في منطقة فلوج في ولاية شمال اعالى النيل حسب التقسيم الإداري الجديد. السكان في منطقة فلوج المنتجة لنفظ في إقليم أعالى النيل ، يشتكون من التلوث البيئي ، ونفوق المواشي وولادة أجنة مشوة و ظهور أمراض جلدية تصيب المواطنين خاصتاً الأطفال ، وهي مطالب لم تجد

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Rising black tide of oil contamination

Rising black tide of oil contamination in South Sudan Residents report spates of deformed children, birth complications and sexual dysfunctions First-hand confirmation by victims of scientific investigations and analyses Desperate appeals by residents by Joseph Oduha “Most births nowadays yield deformed infants. The births themselves are complicated and painful. We men are becoming sexually dysfunctional. This is all due to the contamination of our water by oil wastes,” testifies Nyuot Gatwich. He adds: “I call upon President Salva Kiir to come to us and see what life is like for us these days. He should come, because if he did,

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