MOAS Conduct Rescue Operations Off The Libyan Coast
The Migrant Offshore Aid Station (MOAS) team are currently patrolling international waters off the coast of Libya, and running rescue missions for the many migrants and refugees who continue to attempt to make the dangerous crossing across the Mediterranean Sea to Italy. MOAS worked throughout the night and into the next morning rescuing approximately 600 people from vessels on November 22, 2016 in Pozzollo Italy. MOAS are a Malta-based registered foundation dedicated to providing professional search-and-rescue assistance to refugees and migrants in distress at sea and work alongside with the Red Cross on board the Topaz Responder. The number of deaths this year of people crossing the Mediterranean has risen to almost 4,300. MOAS alone have rescued around 19,000.
A young migrant girl from Syria sleeps underneath passenger seats onboard a Blue Star ferry during a ten hour journey from the island of Kos to the Greek mainland port of Piraeus on September 1, 2015 in the Aegean Sea.
From Piraeus, many migrants continue north to the Greek border crossing at the town of Idomeni where they will cross over into Macedonia. Since the beginning of 2015, the number of migrants using the so-called ‘Balkans route’ has exploded with migrants arriving in Greece from Turkey and then traveling on through Macedonia and Serbia before entering the EU via Hungary. The number of people leaving their homes in war torn countries such as Syria, marks the largest migration of people since World War II.
Refugees try to scramble onto a rescue craft from a wooden boat as members of MOAS, Migrant Offshore Aid Station make resues on November 22, 2016 in Pozzollo Italy.
A young child sleeps between adults as several hundred migrants, mosly from Afghanistan sleep outside on Victoria Square in Athens, Greece.
Approximately 2,500 migrants travelling by ferry from the Greek island of Lesbos have now arrived in Athens via Greece’s main port of Piraeus. The migrants have no access to toilets or running water and are sleeping out on the streets. Greece has been overwhelmed this year by record numbers of migrants arriving on its eastern Aegean islands.
A migrant boat passes a passenger ferry as it makes the crossing from Turkey to the Greek island of Lesbos in Sikaminias, Greece.
In this aerial image, a fishboat, believed to be overturned by tsunami after the magnitude-7.4 earthquake hit offshore Fukushima on November 22, 2016 in Higashimatsushima, Miyagi, Japan. The quake, likely to be an aftershock of the Great East Japan earthquake five years ago, triggered tsunami, the Japan Meteorological Agency, a tsunami of 1.4 meters was observed in Sendai.
Myanman Rohingya Refugees Flee to Bangladesh
Myanmar Rohingyas washing before evening prayer at Leda Unregistered Rohingya Refugee Camp near Coxs Bazar, Bangladesh, November 22, 2016.
Myanmar was known as Burma during the British colonial period, and until 1964 when the military took control of the government and renamed the country to Myanmar. According to the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR), thousands of Rohingya have fled Myanmar, many trying to reach Indonesia, Malaysia, and Thailand via dangerous ocean voyages on small boats. The CFR states that “The latest surge in refugees was prompted by a long-building crisis: the discriminatory policies of the Myanmar government in Rakhine state, which have caused hundreds of thousands of Rohingya to flee since the late 1970s. Their plight has been compounded by the responses of many of Myanmar’s neighbors, which have been slow to take in refugees for fear of a migrant influx they feel incapable of handling.”
Bangladesh Border Guard patrol try to prevent illegal crossing of Myanmar Rohingya refugees at the bank of Naf Rivernear Coxs Bazar, Bangladesh. Photo taken on November 22, 2016
Romaila (11), a Rohingya refugee, who recently fled from Myanmar at Teknaf near Coxs Bazar, Bangladesh, on November 22, 2016. Her mother died after she was tortured by the Myanmar Army.
Chinese Developers Are Building a New Shenzhen Next to Singapore
A model of the Princess Cove development is displayed at the R&F Properties Malaysia property showroom in the Iskandar Malaysia zone of Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia.
Chinese home buyers have sent prices soaring from Vancouver to Sydney. In Singapore’s corner of Southeast Asia, China’s developers are swamping the market, pushing prices lower with a glut of hundreds of thousands of new homes. They’re betting that the city of Johor Bahru, bordering Singapore, will eventually become the next Shenzhen. Shenzhen is a major city in Guangdong Province, China. The city’s population boomed after it was designated as a special economic zone in 1980, and became one of the world’s fastest-growing cities during the 1990s and the 2000s, growing at its peak to over 18 million in the metropolitan area of the region.
No Evidence of Aloe Vera Found in the Aloe Vera at Wal-Mart, Walgreens, CVS
Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc. Well brand alcohol free Aloe Vera Body Gel in Tiskilwa, Illinois, U.S., on Saturday, Nov. 19, 2016.
Samples of store-brand aloe gel purchased at national retailers Wal-Mart Stores Inc., Target Corp. and CVS Health Corp. showed no indication of the plant in various lab tests.
Wal-Mart Stores Inc. Equate brand Aloe After Sun Gel in a photograph in Tiskilwa, Illinois, U.S., on Friday, Nov. 18, 2016.
National Thanksgiving Turkey Meets The Press Ahead Of Presidential Pardon
Tater and Tot, the National Thanksgiving Turkey and its alternate, are shown to members of the media during a press conference held by the National Turkey Federation November 22, 2016 at the Willard Hotel in Washington, DC. The two turkeys will both be ‘pardoned’ following the presentation of the national turkey to U.S. President Barack Obama scheduled for tomorrow.
Tater, the National Thanksgiving Turkey and its alternate, poses for the media.
Tater and Tot, the National Thanksgiving Turkeys, pose for members of the media.