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[000:00:00;00] ah ah ah who without a 0 these are our top stories. thousands of palestinians have paid tribute to al jazeera journalist, serene abu o'clock at
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a state service held in her honor in ramallah. she was shot dead by israeli forces me occupied westbank on wednesday. the body of the veteran journalist is now at a hospital morgan occupied east jerusalem. her funeral will take place later on friday. the washington post says, israel's army is investigating whether one of its soldiers shot sharyn barks the palestinian present backward or bath as heal. seek justice for her death at the international criminal court. finland looked set to apply for nato membership after the prime minister and president said it must happen without delay. felon shares a 1300 kilometer border with russia and says the cremins unpredictable behavior is a pressing issue. thousands of protesters in argentina have taken to the streets in the capital one is iris to voice their anger against rising inflation. they're demanding more work, higher salaries and for the government to renegotiate its debt with the international monetary fund. sydney security forces are 5 tier gas and stung
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grenades or protest as rally against the country's military rulers. thousands demonstrated in the capital cartoon, demanding a civilian government, and expressing their anger at the stalled transition. and had been protest in the philippines against voting irregularities during monday's national elections. at least 1800 vote counting machines. malfunctioned on the day, the elections commission is auditing. the results of boat carrying suspected migrants has capsized north, west of puerto rico, killing 11 people. 31 people are rescued by the u. s. coast guard and the dominican navy rattle wick rema. singer has been sworn in as tr lank as prime minister, a job is already held 5 times. the intervention packs are resigned on monday, after weeks of protest calling for him and his brother, the president to go. they've been criticized for their handling of an economic crisis. those are your headlines. i'll be back with more news here on out a 0. that's after the stream. stay with us. talk to,
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i'll just see room. we also, what is the time table in your mind? when do you think that you are, can be off of russian gas? we listen or, and i have seen and played football with these refugees. i look at them and they're happy smiling. we meet with global news makers and talk about the stool. restock matching on how to see it. i i am i to have a dean today on the stream 3 stories we are following closely, 11 years into the war in syria. we look at how it's impacting generations of syrian children, maxed afghanistan where the taliban is once again forcing women to cover their faces in public. but we start in sri lanka, where a political crisis took a violent turn this week. the commission and 3 guys getting blessing a daily basis. she would be the skyrocketing finance office and she has a ticket and stuff that he so the speaker to get those that are shorter use of
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shoot items, only limited stocks released or maybe seen and are huge cuz for for a domestic gas and kerosene and he does in fact of the transportation and the soup kitchen as good the doing come families has impacted quite a lot because of these issues. and the other part of the societies. phoebe i, as we had the from gas station as been helping the families would be the essentials around the country. on thursday, sri lankan president good tiara, pest poxy appointed a new prime minister to contain protests over his handling of the severe economic crisis. the government is grappling with rising oil prices and the impact of tax cuts here to discuss more from the capital. colombo is al jazeera, michelle fernandez. now thank you for being with us. i want to kind of get straight to it. it seems like every day the situation is escalating a political crisis. economic crisis turning into basically social upheaval. what's
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the latest? so a couple of hours ago we got a new prime minister run into vicar missing her. he's not new to the rule, but it's his latest sort of turn at the post of private a shelf shalanda. he's been serving for a record number of times as prime minister of this country. and this is to have number 6, a jesting lee. he's never yet been able to complete a full time at right. and i understand that even though he's been on the political scene for decades, he doesn't have a lot of support amongst a public or the opposition as you outlined. i mean, it seems like a 3 line cuz economy, as we've been talking about for weeks, as we know, is in a free fall in terms of, you know, the desperation for lack of a better word. what's it like men along the ground? i mean, i've seen the lines, i've seen a lot of footage of people looking for basic goods. how bad is it?
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it's getting increasingly difficult to source essential is. now there are obviously certain kinds of goods that are in short supply or just not available. for example, of cooking gas or now petrol and diesel fuel for vehicles. so, so those are sort of key things which, you know, every single household more or less relies on. and when you're not able to secure those things, in addition to the fact that you know, your basic staples are also a sort of becoming more and more difficult to come by. as well as the fact that cost of things are skyrocketing. i mean, every sort of visit you do to the supermarket or the grocery, so you need to double check on prices because the rubies in free fall. yeah. for after a long time of sort of controlling it very tightly. it's oddities have now allowed of freezing or it's all of us, of the skyrocketing. so all of these things put together,
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surging inflation. 30 percent plus is really making it tough for the ordinary shall anchors. i'm the, you know, speaking of how tough it is, let's listen to ordinary re luncheons themselves and take a listen. ah, we have hit the bottom economically. we earn a living from money made by driving this order ritual. by the time i q up for fuel and managed to get any petrol, the curfew will be imposed, i don't have enough time to do my job. i will have to go home without my land. that would not hello, come out even though shops, but there is no point. there are no people what were adjusting. okay. not good. you know i, i see those people speaking and i hear what you're saying. it seems like concerns are rising yet when it comes to the president himself, he's tweeting saying, i urge all sri lankan to reject the subversive attempts to push you towards racial and religious disharmony. promoting moderation, toleration and co existence is vital. this religious disharmony that we keep hearing about. i mean it's re,
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lumpkins have criticized the speech on wednesday by the president. i believe it was his 1st. if i'm not mistaken, manella since the protest really began. oh, what, where do you see this going? is he able to contain this politically? economically? is he going to be able to, to appease people or to deliver the basics for them not to increasingly get more volatile and violent? that's what he's hoping. and that was the appointment of running vicar missing. he's all about essentially trying to sort of steer this ship through some very, very choppy waters at present because his own team of the people that he had surrounded himself with to deal with every economy, had let him down so badly. now, there are members of his team, that's the presidency that have sort of accepted the fact that the president was miss ned, that he didn't have the right kind of advice from officials. but the, the end of the day,
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these are not sort of surprises. you've had the opposition for months, almost off doing if you're more warning of the fact that it's depth has been on sustainable that it is heading to as a major crisis, weights, foreign currency reserves atkins. and in fact, some of the sort of strong representatives on the economic side of the opposition had urge that we going for a sort of a plan default on payment. i mean, this was almost a year ago, but the government just continued in almost a pigheaded fashion of insisting that they were in control of everything. but on the side, they just continued printing money. copious amounts of it to sort of balance their payments. and at the same time, they sort of went on this major trip thing. they have never defaulted the country and indeed independence, which is never defaulted on any debt in loans that they would do this. so we saw
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the foreign currency rates plummet, right and onto have signed that there was almost no more money in the kitty. then they kind of woke up and started talking crises and stuff and asking everybody getting go with this kind of recovery. so it was a bit too late. right. and you know, we have a lot of people in our youtube child commenting live thing. for example raise one rahim things 3 long because economic crisis is a tailor made one by the raja pasha family. and we've also been seeing a lot of the footage really shocking footage of cars, as you can see on twitter right here being dumped into the water there, into lakes. and you know, it seems as though certainly online that the story is, is not going anywhere. we're going to keep following it now. i want to thank you for joining us. we're gonna have to leave it there for today. but you can also follow all of manella. reporting at al jazeera dot come from sri lanka. we now moved to syria in 2021 on the stream. we marked one decade of war,
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but we also candidly asked, does anyone even care anymore? since then, we've seen other conflicts take over the headlines, but have a listen to what our guest doctor had saw fluid and aaliyah malik how to say what's happening is, syria is affecting a whole generation of children. it started that student crisis started with children calling for freedom and 55000 of them have been killed, says the beginning of the crisis. their life expectancy was got down by 13 years and then years of conflict. and there's still, you still are the main victims of the crisis. and unfortunately, the international community does not have a solution for them to end this crisis and move towards peace and justice. young children are quite literally the future. and i just think, how can you build the future on you know, for this generation and with this generation by this generation,
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when the trauma so amounts. and there isn't really a possibility to, to remediate it by asking for justice or accountability this week unit warned the 12300000 syrian children are in need of aid, both inside the country and in the wider region where they've flood since the war began to discuss this, we have julia to mom, she's regional chief of advocacy and communications for unicef in the middle east and north africa. juliet, thank you for being with us. i want to ask you straight off the top, we've heard a lot of different concerns around the welfare, the well being of children in syria. what is the most pressing matter on your mind? first of all, let me thank you for having me about them. more importantly, sincere condolences for, for, you know, over the coming sharing number please. thank you very much. what can the most is the fact that it's 11 years down the line,
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the needs of foster children are huge. in fact, last week we recorded the highest number of children in need insights area. and it was on the eve on their boston conference where we have our for origin funding that we needed for her in children. yeah. you know, when we talk about that urgent funding, looking at a tweet from a j plus wrapping up some of the statistics. you know, theory a release thing. that 100 over $100.00 schools will be closed by august. this is obviously gonna have ramifications that go far beyond that. you know, we know 1750000. that's almost 2000000 children in theory are out of school. obviously that increases the risks of them. you know, confronting kind of tougher life realities such as child labor and child marriage. how realistic is that connection? what's the immediate need? do you mean for education specifically? yeah. like in terms of, you know, if they're out of school, how,
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how large is the risk then they might fall into tougher life realities. very large, in fact, that we have seen on the education crisis and developing over the past decade. so we're talking about half of fast syrian children who need to be in school there after school. and the longer children stay after school unicef now was banned from, from others that things are more difficult. it becomes to get children back to school. so they do indeed full pray, tied labor and child marriage. and in the case of their yeah, we've seen many, many children, sadly joining the fighting. right. and, you know, it's, it's, it's really tough to imagine. it's been over 10 years, and yet it's so seldom that we actually see any real focus. i least in the media, quite frankly, these days put on syria. andy warrior,
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kind of talking about this disparity and how far we've come in you tube saying to us, i think the world should stop caring and interfering and leave syrians defend for themselves. they can take care of themselves there. we're doing a pretty good job. obviously not, not the little simplistic um, possibly in terms of criticism, but this notion of who is responsible at this point. juliet, where do you try to draw the most attention or where do you expect to get the most support for these children? ok, well really, you know, confirm to point fingers or to say who is responsible. what really matters south is that children in syria and in the neighboring countries have been suffering for way through long and until they finished fighting and until they can solution is found. we have to, we have to continue, continue how children, in theory, and in the neighboring concrete,
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the needs are huge. the ripple effects off the direct prices into serious neighboring countries like lebanon, jordan, to key egypt is phenomenal. these countries have been so generous, taking on almost $6000000.00 refugees over the course of the year. we can give up right serious chips and the children of the region and really protracted conflicts, obviously, making that all the more challenging, you know, with what's happening in the ukraine and russia in the fall out. i do want to ask you before i let you go, juliet is still in our region if you will, mental health, really a taboo. i do know that thousands of children have been identified as needing psycho social support due to trauma. and this also might mean that they're less likely to get that important support. how big an aspect is that in terms of where the needs are for these children? huge bird children are fair. not only live in a war, they live in
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a war in find them. they've been trust the thieves that no one should say. i mean, when i was in syria, i remember meeting a child who i think about 7 or 8 years old and all he talked about was about death and he used the word death. so many times and i was just mind boggling that it's on his age, knows what that means. he's witnessed that he spoke about it and he was just so numb and it was just one child. and there's many, many children like this. and so the need of our mental health are immense. we do know that children in 5, syria, especially those living in areas where the conflict is ongoing. like in the northwest bay, have children sleeping, they bed where they cry or all the time they're clean. and so the
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bath now is often under reported and often spoken about for a number of reasons, but the names are, are really, really high. i'd like to thank you for speaking to us today in general and about this juliette. we look forward to speaking with you again and now to afghan a stand where the taliban is once again requiring women to be covered up had to tow and forcing them to stay indoors unless accompanied by a male chaperone italians latest order is a very serious escalation. in their ongoing attack on women's rights, this order not only orders that women and girls should cover their faces with either a burger or in the cab when they're outside the homes. it also says that they shouldn't go out of their home at all unless it's absolutely necessary to do so. and the order says that when women disobey the punishment will be inflicted, not on damn, but on their male family members, which essentially makes every afghan,
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ma'am the jailer of his own female family members here to share her thoughts with us. ashton on dirani is the director at learn afghanistan. persona. thank you so much for being with us. i. i saw you nodding as we heard from heather there at the top of this segment. what do you make of what she said, how she frame things, but more importantly, as a young sort of advocate, what concerns you most of what's happening. thank you so much for having me and putting the smart light enough on a sun. although it's, it's barely in the news anymore. yeah. what heather see is god desk. i'm thinking makes sense. but also at the same time, if you look at it, there is nothing left to back. literally left to bad. you band education, you band. going to school you been working outside you been leaving the country so
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what as is left to grab the international attention. oh, it's forced, he job or a book got there already in practice. i come from a family. my mom, i sort of fees from 4 of my anchors, but you know, because that's how we are in the regions. and that has been in place. and when the americans are me too keen, it didn't change. continue eva, seem and people, and called, well, if you look at the 70 that the 60 and the iep, i didn't where they job back then either not by his job. i mean the whole work. i buy, he job by the job. i mean what proper clothes and i work in color the pieces so you have to understand that it has been in practice from past few decades. and you can just say that, oh, we enforcing that, hey job on the right. sorry. yeah. well, i appreciate you bringing that up and also making the point that there's nothing left to ban. you know, looking at just are tweet from al jazeera english men and women are not now allowed to dine out together or to visit public parks on the same day. it seems like
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a lot of measure is being taken. i wondering what is the actual intended aim and i want you to speak about, but because you also mash mentioned post donna, this idea of the memory. you know, i understand the average age of, of women in afghanistan is just under 20 years old. now i don't ask you how old you are, but i'd imagine pretty close. and you know, in some respects a relative sense of liberty might be all they know relative to what the taliban is demanding right now. in most african women's living memories, i would imagine of this idea of compulsory hadn't face coverings are also quite limited. what can you share with us about kind of where afghanistan was and, and what this, how people women are processing this on the ground. still protesting. well, there's the, you know, and 24 bad google tanks that and 25. so that's the essence. but apart from that, yes, majority of avalon women are under on goods are under 20
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a 20 move on. the sun is a young country and at the same time it's not just a one good or something right now. if you're expecting a brother to be beaten or what a sister who is not hiding fees because she's sweet too young. but as physically and big a completely loses then motion are the notion that this girl is not accepted as enough on a, in her own country, you know her own and is not comfortable going outside your own country. supposed to protect you for that. that's the 1st thing. the 2nd thing is right now, if you look at all these decrease literacy workforce traveling, everything is around women. you do that. the country is also abusing human rights right now in the northern parts of a one is done and even the army officers and police officers to have fun. i'm the taliban right now. are not focusing on hungry or this tiring are the managed. nothing is being done about that. how many degrees have been passed that the
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thought about today using the texas used from the ports of towards the hospitals or the management wards or the star rewards? nothing back. so, but all of a sudden, every now and then we have a decree on women. why? so? because they're using women on this, on the, for their own political gains. and at the same time, you have to see that each 9 months ago, we had a country where 30 percent of the workforce was women. we had millions of goods in schools. we had a fax on that women traveling alone. we had a women as better than those we had. women were politically representing, you representing you in civil rights representing you internationally. we had an identity, we had a passport, that was actually acceptable. we had a government that was accepted, but i let them know and i'm not, i'm her son. i appreciate you saying you know how things were and where they're, where they are now and where they're headed. i want to also kind of hear from some of those brave woman, still protesting this latest decision. take
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a listen. hello. hi. this is darla bon, imposed their culture on afghan women under the name of the his job. ever since itala bon sees power in afghanistan, all their projects have been against women. they want to limit and eliminate women from the field of society and politics. from our here, mom, midway in buffalo, we want to be known as a living creature. we want to be known as a human being not like a slave imprisoned in the corner of the house and have our husbands beg for a piece of bread. we'll never ever one such a day gotten out. mcclain, her son, and when you listen to those women, i'm wondering how do you feel about that? i'm going to be honest. at one point i am proud that there are women despite any way out of all this stuff. they're still standing up straight, the part,
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but at the same time i do for you side, backed up for the past 20 years, our women were weaponized used for legalizing this war. and then now all this, even now women are used as political wants by the current treaty to have your, their own recognition and political gains. so yes, there is a sense of pride, but also a sense of hopelessness and sort of, you know, when you feel down because that's not what is there. they're supposed to be at work, right. supposed to be looking after that student is not best. are you optimistic based on i mean we have a question from andy and are you to child saying, what do i have danny's feel about their neighbors and their role in the plight of janice? and are they helping or not helping? i mean, looking regionally looking at the international community, you mentioned at the top of the show that, you know, if dana santa unfortunately isn't really covered the way it props once was, are you optimistic? the things will change for women and even even more broadly as you made the point. you know, there have been new videos and testimonies that have been emerging on line of,
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of new executions as well as arbitrarily detaining unarmed civilians. are you optimistic for the future of afghanistan? i think i am optimistic, i learned the women. i thought one of them and the fact that we have risen back in the d. m. it's nothing new. this has happened to us again and again. but then at the same time, one thing that i want to highlight is the regional powers. have all those been games. no one has done be, have always played a white road to make sure that the women up up on the sun are always back, nodded. and i'm currently honestly disappointed and the fact that the regional women were actually muslim, no philistine towards their own muslim sisters were free right now under the gene that's imposing so many laws that are not even sure yet. surely a weiss right? yeah. you know, as you talk about those women, i mean, what do you think they can do? what is their role a for centuries and there are countries, pakistan has
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a lot of women representatives. why are those women represented silent right now? why not pushing their own leadership to ask? and to pull it back to stop being this to the women of up, one of them to opened a school for women. and i mean, clothing schools did come from the backside of the border. so why are and be pushing for that? and apart from bad, the thing was laid on. i mean, you know, and has a lot of women representing india as that goes, why are they pushing for that? if the want to what that women flemister? well, 1st persona, obviously this is a story that's not going away. i do want to ask, you know, we saw the news about young girls and now we've seen women being restricted, our girls able to go to school just very quickly. what's the state about? no good cannot go to school guys from grade 6 to 87 to 12. i'm not a bad being. all right? yeah, yeah. so, so essentially it's the same as it was a several weeks ago when not when they prevented them from going to school. yes, thank you. past santa, for all that context,
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