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thirty minutes judgement day in brazil for former president lula da silva called verdict could dash any hopes of his return to power. on the move with nowhere to go thousands of civilians unable to escape fighting in northern syria. security measures ahead of next month's. winter olympics. welcome to the program save the children has suspended operations in afghanistan in response to an attack on its workers the gunmen stormed the agency's compound in the eastern city of jalalabad after a suicide bombing just outside that two people have been killed including a policeman jennifer glass our correspondent following events are a difficult day for save the children but what's the situation like now as it was.
just a half an hour or so ago. it is has just ended security forces are clearing the building forty six people a harrowing day for them more than eight a half hours trapped inside that building with those attackers they have been rescued the death toll has gone up to three two guards from save the children and one civilian a twenty five people have been injured but a very very difficult day as i said eight and a half hours all through the day while afghan security forces battled several gunmen inside that save the children headquarters in jalalabad in eastern afghanistan or leave it there for the moment of course follow events with few aid workers of course to provide critical help to millions of people in afghanistan but phone organizations have increasingly found themselves to be the target forcing many to leave victoria because more. afghanistan is one of the most dangerous places for children to be born following decades of wool insecurity and potty for
twelve years save the children has worked with afghan communities to help kids survive but the attack on the aid agencies office in jalalabad suggests it's becoming increasingly difficult for staff to help afghans without becoming victims of the conflict themselves it's quite possible to save the children would leave afghanistan and the onus is on the afghan government to provide security for them. the government says while it comprehend every attack it's made improvements to keep aid workers say our government is trying to share security information with them often the government is involved to go and look at the environment to see where they're living and they train the guards usually have in addition to that the government provides additional guards they just to to sticks on aide workers security show that over the last fifteen years their jobs have become much more
dangerous in twenty sixteen there were one hundred fifty eight attacks on aid organizations around the world that's almost triple the number of attacks in two thousand and three south sudan is the most dangerous country for aid workers followed by afghanistan and syria. doctors without borders withdrew from the northern afghan city of conducing twenty fifteen after the medical charity hospital was mistakenly destroyed by a u.s. airstrike analysts say save the children's history in pakistan makes it a particular target groups in afghanistan in the past infiltrated these organizations to flee collect d.n.a. to hunt for osama bin laden and as a result there is a lot of. mistrust towards edges especially since the children afghanistan is dependent on the aid provided by organizations such as save the children if gunmen were to drive them out the afghan government consul the seychelles services programs on which millions of afghans depend victoria gate and be al-jazeera. well
joining me now from kabul is fiona gold from the a c b r a coordinating body for aid agencies and n.g.o.s in afghanistan good to have you with us. on the program let's just begin with how difficult it is to try and secure or. aid agencies who are working across the country what you have to consider as an aid agency for representing aid agencies when you want to operate in afghanistan. i think basically we start with the local community and we gain acceptance with the local communities do our programs we also have to work with all the different levels of government in provinces and on national level and we if we're working in opposition held areas we have to get exceptions from the people controlling those areas so that the job of an ngo is to try and have access to the people who really need us
the situation is very fluid and we have seen over over more than a decade in afghanistan how difficult is it to do and i say your job i know you speak on behalf of many agencies but how difficult is it for those agencies to do what they want to do. the auspices of gaining community acceptance when these sorts of incidents that we've heard of today do happen. well i think there are many n.g.o.s here i mean we're two thousand registered in afghanistan and probably a quarter are really active so i think we have a lot of experience here of of as you say gaining community acceptance but now we're in a very explosive situation i think where we you know the community says communities can no longer guarantee our safety and our access and that's now where it's becoming extremely difficult to know. who we can rely on and that's that's the
challenge today more so than in the last thirty years i know you can't name agencies specifically but are there agencies now reconsidering their positions not because of what just happened on wednesday but say if we look at the last twelve months and the various attacks that we've seen on community groups inside the capital and beyond the borders of kabul. yes i think every agency is constantly reassessing the risk and trying to decide you know whether its national and its international staff are safe and can carry on the work and also whether the beneficiaries are at risk as well so i think we're constantly reevaluating and it and it's not nobody can predict what will happen tomorrow. we had the afghan ambassador to catarrh on al jazeera in the day and he said that he or the government certainly tries to help aid agencies in their security by training guards who who work with the protecting their buildings
how difficult is it for you as an aid agency to be seen as neutral while working alongside the government that some individuals in afghanistan see as the enemy. i think that is very difficult because we try to maintain we need to an independent and you know working for humanitarian reasons but when we travel around we don't use armed guards we don't have armed guards on compounds that's not what engineers normally have but increasingly we are becoming more and more fragile and vulnerable and i think this is something that as i say we have to reassess each organization to see what we can do but on the whole we want to be out there visibly helping people not you know inside compounds barricaded by big concrete blocks with with armed guards. for them i will leave it there feeling thanks very much for
your time and your insight into the work that you to thank you. five days of fighting and five thousand people escaping the war zone in northern syria turkey's offensive against kurdish fighters is showing few signs of letting up the turkish forces are targeting y p g kurdish fighters who they call terrorists and of course aim is to force the wind out of three and create a thirty kilometer deep buffer zone to protect the border with syria turkish president one says two hundred sixty eight fighters have been neutralized by his forces a kurdish commander says that's an exaggeration though he didn't give an alternative number a short time ago the president called on the international community to support his country's operation in the north of syria members down by showed up hopefully starting from n.b.c. we will continue by thwarting this game along our borders and we will completely wipe out this trouble from our region stephanie decker has more from the turkey
syria border we are very close to the syrian border here syria is just behind that mountain and we've been hearing all day really that we've been hearing the sound of artillery it ebbs and flows but it has been very heavy at times and that's because this remains a very active frontline entire western border of africa in that turkey has with the province now there's also a turkish base just a little further that way the turkish military really doesn't want any media near its operations what we've seen we've seen helicopters hovering overhead there are tanks and of course the constant sound of outgoing artillery along the border that's been going on for the last couple of days and of course the united nations now giving numbers around five thousand people have fled the border villages further inside to flee the fighting and they say what they're really concerned about is it seems that they have nowhere safe to go. egypt's president of the c.z. has officially filed his papers to run in presidential elections in march earlier another challenger to sisi cancel his election campaign after being arrested
serbian and was detained by soldiers on chewstick days after announcing he was a candidate for the presidential election in march egypt's elections committee says the former army chief of staff was removed from the ballot because it's illegal for military commanders to run for public office several other presidential hopefuls have dropped out of the election race over the past few weeks mohamad and the nephew of the former leader anwar sadat with through last week he says it's to protect his campaign workers from intimidation or arrest former prime minister ever two feet tweeted that his withdrawal from the race two weeks ago that was after he was deported from the united arab emirates where he was living in exile cheeks lawyers say he was arrested as soon as he landed in cairo human rights lawyer khalid ellie is still securing enough signatures to challenge sisi but he's facing a charge of offending public decency and then there's the army colonel ever the consol or he was sentenced by
a military court last month to six years in prison and after announcing his plans to run for the presidency well earlier we heard from the middle east analyst sunny handy he told us what he thinks anons withdrawal means for the upcoming election. i think what this demonstrates is that the army is losing its ability to keep its ranks in order i mean remember it's also part of the army and served as prime minister and he was he disobeyed the army and announced his intention to run for presidency and likewise of course don't forget that semi and then was also very brazen in his approach to the president's presidential candidacy he appointed his guinea another former top auditor who was ousted by sisi after claiming that more than seventy five billion dollars was being lost in corruption and then in his speech and mounting his presidential candidacy accuse the army of mismanagement of egypt it was very brazen this is why i don't necessarily think that it's a surprise remember this is a country where presidents don't leave by elections they either die in power like
the amount of the nice or the either killed like anwar sadat or the ousted by a mass movement like hosni mubarak the problem is for egypt for season right now is he struggling to find a puppet's candide it he's struggling to find somebody that when he wins ninety five ninety six percent of the vote everybody can say oh that's ok that's a legitimate amateur if it is not a puppet candidate semi and then is not a puppet candide it they can call the command weight in the social sphere these other liberal candidates what they command puppets so you need somebody like one of these media personalities or one of these businessmen who are proceed who will put themselves up for a candidacy and then lose by a sweeping margin c.c. is struggling to find that candid it and that's why there's a need to imprison all of these people. well still ahead on al-jazeera a health crisis that introduces remote pop-up province where abuses outbreak is feared to have killed hundreds of people we have an exclusive report to stay with us.
however we got more snow in the forecast for central parts of china over the next couple of days lots of snow here cold nothing shanghai with a top temperature of around three degrees celsius further south in hong kong temperatures here with us suddenly praise getting up to around twenty or twenty one over the next couple of days i when she weather will sink a little further south was for friday wet weather down towards the southwest of the country but the southeast just a fine and dry shanghai should be a little drier a little of the crisis having said that the temperatures no higher than about three degrees once again we've got some pleasant weather meanwhile across much of south asia always a chance of want to see showers into southern parts of the region maybe just edging towards for like i think for the most part it will stay five and dry a little more cloud just coming in here thursday coming on into friday further north well as the warm sunshine then i put twenty seven celsius karate also getting
up to where twenty seven temperatures still hovering around twenty one there for new delhi so we are hanging on to the likelihood of fog and smoke problems in the coming days temperatures across the arabian peninsula getting up into the low to mid twenty's over the next few days southerly breeze here in doha picking those temperatures up to around twenty six celsius these days fog in try but little more cloud to the north. the scene for us where on line what is american sign in yemen that peace is always possible but it never happens not because the situation is complicated but because no one cares or if you join us on sat there are people that there are choosing between buying medication and eating this is a dialogue i want to get in one more comment because this is someone who's an activist and she's close to the story join the global conversation at this time on
al-jazeera. or go back you're watching i'll just there i'm so hold robin a reminder of our top stories the save the children aid agency has suspended operations in afghanistan after a violent attack. gunman killed three people as they stormed the agency in jalalabad the security operation is now over and forty six people have been rescued . the u.n. says about five thousand people have fled the a free region in northern syria since turkey began its cross border offensive against kurdish fighters five days ago turkey's president says around two hundred sixty eight of those fighters have been killed. also egypt's president of the sisi
has officially launched his bid for reelection earlier a prominent challenger somebody i counseled his campaign after being arrested. a call to brazil is due to decide whether to uphold a corruption conviction against former president luis in the us who looted a silver thousands of his supporters rallied in southern brazil to hear him speak before the decision if he loses his appeal he'll be unable to run for the presidency this year despite being the early favorite to win he was defiant and the address to the crowd. was only one thing will stop me from doing what i'm doing and that's the day i'm not here anymore that's the day i die if i'm still here another year ten years fifteen years or only a day you can be sure that i will be in this country streets fighting for a just society and egalitarianism society a society where people are proud of this country. let's go live to terry's about our correspondent in porto alegre in southern brazil of course. it's
a three man bench sitting listening to this case and adjudicating. future i mean what do we expect them to say. well nobody really knows what i can tell you is that the first judge has already been speaking for about two hours exposing a bit of his opinion about what his con going to happen next what what we're waiting is that he's going to vote and then the judges are going to take a break and then the two other judges will continue speaking and announce what they will vote for there's a lot of tension where i am right now which is the camp of lula silvestri orders a t.v. crew was recently kicked out from here because they were accused of supporting what they say was a coup against former president didn't matter who said they see and they know that the chances that you learn won't be allowed to run in this country's presidential elections expected to take place in october i was for real they see in the lead the
only chance to defeat what they say is the right wing government of michel and what would come after him in this elections as a government that has implemented austerity measures that people say are affecting this country's most vulnerable that is in a way destroying what are your legacy of us achievements brazil was well known around the world for fighting against inequality and that's why people say that they do not believe in what is happening today they say that lula is in a sense that there is not enough proof against him and that's why they're taking to the streets and are awaiting what will happen later today is not really the end of the story though is it treason does face. allegations they too could be damaging for his future prospects. well most definitely if he is found guilty and even though he's. bill has legal appeals left
i mean it would not be enough time for him to register as a candidate in august however. remains defiant we heard him speak earlier where he was basically saying that he was continue to challenge the judges in this country until he said he's going to run for president and that's definitely puts a brazil in a very very tense situation who is not only facing this conviction but he's also accused in six other investigations investigated and other three and it's mostly part of the carwash operation the largest anti corruption operation in this country that is led by a judge said your model we've seen by many as a champion against corruption but people here say that he's the man that he's trying to destroy the workers' party see what does happen and we know that you're monitoring events for us there from puerto grey to resupply our correspondent. because asia pacific now where a measles outbreak is fair to have killed hundreds of people in indonesia's eastern
province officials say sixty nine children have died but church leaders believe the death toll is much higher our correspondents and her team gave rare access to some of those forgotten villages they want of the world's most remote regions they took a commercial flight from the capital jakarta to get to him papa province from to mika the team took a small plane to get to a guts then they travelled by boat through the river inlet and into the jungle to get from a grants to assistant step is that a church in advance is being used as an emergency clinic and this is a al-jazeera exclusive report. well we found heartbreaking scenes in the village at the top where many children had died it's one of the hardest hit villages twenty seven children were reported that because of malnutrition of course of the week products that were very vulnerable to disease like measles and chicken pox and
likely found is that none of the children had actually had proper vaccinations and also no doctors had visited this area for over a year but people told us they are striking all to us not only the among the skinny children and babies but also their models are in very bad condition so many of these babies are already born malnourished and then they won't have a good chance to survive to the first try to arrest the people who are really struggling that they will actually loan they were calling on the government especially the central government in charge taxes to help them they have no faith in the regional government they think they don't care about after their natural places they are so it's a very very challenging situation and also very remote as you can see in our report . the land of the smart spreads across a vast jungle delta only reachable by boat a challenge in journey most outsiders prefer to avoid. assert that
a settlement in the middle of dense forest we are welcomed by grieving parents dozens of topless died after their malnourished bodies didn't survive a measles outbreak a doctor has yet to visit the remote village. i mean by you're having a lives have become so hard we need a doctor to come here the government in jakarta has to help us because the local government has never visited us a government health department spokesman has said stop are working with very limited resources and they're trying very hard to help the people are threatened by a lack of medical care and address to change in lifestyle to find food they used to spend months in the forest. they used to eat sad go from palm trees and drink natural water but since the government opened district offices here everything is changed instant food and energy drinks entered the area but the us people don't know these things are bad for them. while some are smart women go
through the long process to popery assad go we find children eating uncooked instant noodles and the baby drinking instant coffee while the children have been dying these are smart people are left on their own far away from any doctor or government officials who don't make the effort to make the long and difficult journey only a strong government commitment to reach out to these poor papa once can help to prevent another tragedy. to handle the health crisis catholic church workers are handing out food to young children and give how the vice tomatoes many of them are malnourished as well but the us must can't continue to live on donations of food aid for rafa or their survival depends on their ability to revive traditions and the willingness of the government to really help and guide them. well the government has declared a medical emergency and what's happening now is that there's a task force consisting of police and military the military is here now go into the
villages also together with help workers from the help become and interact and they go to this village just trying to save children's lives bring the worst patients to this church basically in our gut this is an emergency hospital right now because the rest of the hospital the clinic is already over full so the children are being taken care of right here and we got this very rare access and a lot of people here the power plants are very worried that if journalists are gone that also these medical emergency things are gone that the as much will be left to themselves again so they will have to go back to their villages still and who will take care of them then. german chancellor angela merkel says protectionism is not the answer to the world's problems merkel has been speaking on the second day of the world economic forum in davos she's laid out a very different global vision to the u.s. president donald trump who's due to speak on friday.
germany wishes to be countries that will contribute to solving the problems of the world together we think that sharing our selves off against the rest of the world isolating ourselves will not lead us to a good future protectionism is not the proper answer if we believe that things are not fair that there is no reciprocity then we have to seek multilateral answers and not pursue a unilateral protectionist approach where we isolate ourselves against the other. the european union has fined us chip making giant qualcomm one point two three billion dollars the exclusive deals with apple the e.u. found that the company would pay customers including tech giant apple billions to prevent them from doing business with rival companies as the practice affectively quashed all competition. our decision found that. cemented it its position by illegally shutting out rivals from the market for over five
years time. between two thousand and eleven and two thousand and sixteen corcoran paid billions of u.s. dollars to a key customer apple. and the payment was to prevent apple to buy from rivals and these payments were not just reductions in price they were made on the condition that apple would exclusively use cork m space phone chipsets in all i phones and i pass a delegation from the south korean government has all the three day visit to north korea inspecting training venues or fleets in the joint korean team will use before the winter games in south korea next month meanwhile a massive security operations being arranged in trying to think about reports from the olympic venue. a gunman holds two hostages
in this police demonstration in young china a swat team bursts in takes down the attacker and frees the victims it's a drill just one of the scenarios police are preparing for with hundreds of thousands of visitors about to arrive before north korea agreed to send a delegation one of the biggest worries was it might disrupt the games now police say they are more concerned about so-called lone wolf terrorist threats involving attackers from other countries bomb detection robots that can identify and destroy suspicious items are among the tools available to protect against that threat. the move to prevent a terrorist attack in collaboration with intelligence agencies around the world over the past year we have banned the perrys from entering the country. more than thirty thousand people considered to be a security threat have been blacklisted though police say they are not aware of any
specific plots one of the major tasks for police will be providing security for the north korean delegation some south koreans may want to express their displeasure that the two koreas will be marching together under a unified flag for the opening ceremony and that there is a joint women's hockey team olympic organizers hope just as many people will welcome the show of unity trip lot on an opening ceremonies based on a theme of peace i believe north korea's participation presents a good opportunity to emphasize that message. the day before the games begin another spectacle is planned north of the border north korea's judy celebrate army building day on february eighth troops and equipment are reported to have already been mobilized suggesting the north is planning a military parade they're known to be impressively choreographed affairs.
but south korean police officers have moves of their own and they're not afraid to show them off either. we know that al jazeera china south korea. a new search for the malaysia airlines flight which vanished with two hundred thirty nine people on board almost four years ago has begun a vessel armed with high tech underwater drones has arrived in the search area in the indian ocean it's using eight drones equipped with sonar and cameras that will scour the waters for wreckage and can operate in depths of up to six thousand meters in a new search zone is an area of twenty five thousand kilometers in the southern indian ocean. you're watching al-jazeera i'm still robin these are our top stories the save the children aid agency has suspended operations in afghanistan after a violent attack gunman killed three people as they stormed the agency in jalalabad
the security operation is now over and forty six people have been rescued a court in brazil is due to decide whether to uphold a corruption conviction against a former president luis in us who lula da silva thousands of his supporters rallied in southern brazil to hear him speak before the decision if he loses his appeal he'll be unable to run for the presidency this year despite being the early favorite to win he was defiant as he addressed the crowd. the u.n. says about five thousand people her fled their free region in northern syria since turkey began its cross border offensive against kurdish fighters five days ago activists say at least twenty three civilians have been killed and turkey's president rest of the bird the one who is calling on the international community to support and cooperation in a free. hopefully starting from we will continue by thwarting this game along our borders and we will completely wipe out this trouble
from our region egypt's president the sisi has officially launched his bid for reelection earlier a prominent challenger sami and canceled his campaign after being arrested the elections committee says the former army chief of staff was removed from the ballot because it's illegal for military commanders to run for political office german chancellor angela merkel says protectionism is not the answer to the world's problems merkel has been speaking on the second day of the world economic forum in davos she's laid out a very different global vision to u.s. president donald trump who is due to speak on friday french president emmanuel mccraw is also sheffield to speak out the swiss resort later on wednesday the european union has fined us chip making giant qualcomm one point two three billion dollars for exclusive deals with apple the e.u. found that the company would pay customers seeing tech giant apple billions to prevent them from doing business with rival companies it says the practice affectively quashed all competition and those were the headlines to read apple
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