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every. these 500000 children will wake up tomorrow morning and will realize that we have let them down the fate of more than a 1000000 syrians in the balance as a crucial border crossing for a this shot. i'm sam is a this is al jazeera live from doha also coming up high voter turnout in hong kong as people choose pro-democracy candidates for elections in september. poland chooses between 2 very different candidates in
a poll that could shake up politics. and the story of how our group in indonesia is helping bring the children recover from months at sea . aid groups say they're deeply concerned over restrictions on the flow of aid into syria the un security council agreed on friday to a compromise that leaves only one border crossing with turkey open it was an aid lifeline to half a 1000000 children are diplomatic at the james bays reports from un headquarters in new york a security council resolution on delivery of aid into syria is finally passed the result of the voting is as follows. 12 votes in favor of.
no votes against and 3 abstentions but this was not what 13 out of 15 council members wanted only one border crossing bubble how one can now be used to deliver aid off to china and russia use their veto power in recent days to block other options so this resolution is not what the united states and a majority of the council fought for and it is certainly far short of what the syrian people need and deserve russia's deputy ambassador was competent that the hypocrisy and double standard so far western colleagues at dean's unprecedented tice you were in the negotiations they were ready to jeopardise growth by the mechanism but to delete messages on you know lateral sanctions and increasing growth crossland deliveries that received this reply that
if dimitrius concerned about hypocrisy he probably should not use the words that human or tonight humanitarian aid should not be politicized because that is exactly what russia has done throughout this process and shamefully continues to do the bab al salam crossing the no clothes also a lifeline for about half a 1000000 children in the area according to unicef a fact seized upon by germany's ambassador and these 500000 children will wake up tomorrow morning. and we'll realize that we have let them down our germany and belgium have been in charge of trying to negotiate and bastard the whole is going city was aware his chinese and russian colleagues were taking instructions from their capitals but he had this message for those in charge tell them that the german ambassador asked are those people who gave the instructions to give instructions to cut off the aid of 500000 children if they are ready to look into
the mirror tomorrow in nearly a decade of conflict in syria repeatedly starvation has been used as a weapon of war and increasingly humanitarian aid has been politicized what we've seen here in the last week may well be another episode in the international community's response to the syrian crisis that history will judge badly james al-jazeera at the united nations. is not the 1st time the number of aid routes in syria has been cut in 2014 the un security council originally authorized aid to flow through 4 border crossings to from turkey one from iraq one from jordan in january this year opposition from russia and china forced the routes through iraq in jordan to be dropped the turkish crossings were allowed to continue for another 6 months now once again at the insistence of russia and china that's
been reduced to a single point and how are. drives us now live in the hashim what will happen to 1300000 people who will no longer be getting a through babis alarm half a 1000000 of them kids this is going to create huge problems for the civilians and for the international aid agencies. remember in february when i was on the border covering the syrian government offensive to take over those particular areas on the outskirts of and also live because of that issue about the border crossing 2000000 people were stranded people were hungry were facing a temperature dropping below 0 and they were waiting for aid and aid took quite some time to arrive because of that particular problem about why should it go from now the civilians will be denied another border crossing which is baba salem which
means that all the aid has to go all the way through babel who are which is all the border with the with the province of then move east words towards us and 3 events where you have almost more than a 1000000 civilian the civilians stranded on in those areas it's going to be a mammoth task for the civilians for the syrian opposition and for the international community. now let's explain this there are a lot of enclaves around aleppo which become very vulnerable to or a much more stretched supply route now right absolutely and this explains why this decision by the russians and by the veto by the russians are by the chinese is a is political in certain ways because it means that in the near future of the syrian government and the syrian government has been adamant about the fact that it will eventually move to words they ask us of the province of it which is the last
remaining stronghold or the syrian opposition if he decides to go to those areas what happens is that you would have more than 2500000 civilians who will try to move all the way towards the border with turkey because they have nowhere to go number 2 you won't be able to send immediate aid to all those areas because for the convoys to travel from bubble where all the way towards the the kurds of for example they will be exposed because some many of the hills over there are taken over by the syrian army which has placed its artillery in those areas so it will be extremely difficult 1st of all for the aid agencies to go there it would be difficult for the civilians to move to those areas because they don't trust the government they say that if we move to those areas it means. surrendering to the syrian government and they fear retaliation this is something which is definitely going to pose massive pressure on the syrian opposition which is trying somehow in a way over the last few months to further reorganize itself and brace for the final push by the syrian government by a russian backed by russia to take over the last remaining posts to get over by the
syrian opposition syrian opposition right now and there must be really concerned even though about how remains kind of a message about how vulnerable even that one could be indeed those who are more traumatized by this decision which is to confine all the operation. is the syrian civilians because what people sometimes. it is that the hundreds or thousands of civilians who are trapped in those areas near. what people bridge in italy from aleppo from homs and from the from from a lot of those who were forced by the syrian government to leave those areas after years and years of. do remember 2014 and 15 we saw those shocking images of civilians initiated faces how they haven't had access to food and water for months
and months it was the same tactic by the syrian government to put to push the syrian opposition away from those areas now people think that this is a similar tactic basically when you choke those border crossings is that in the near future the civilians will have 2 options basically which is surrender and they fear surrender because it comes along with retaliation stay on those borders which means possible death or of thanks so much. and hong kong voter turnout for primary polls held by pro-democracy parties has been higher than expected results will decide candidates to run for legislative council elections in september with will be the 1st since beijing imposed its new national security law earlier this month earlier de vivre parlance spoke to geoffrey andrews the 1st ever minority democratic candidate to be running for legislative council in hong kong. i want to ask you you've chosen
a very curious time to make your debut particularly with the democratic camp in the back on the back foot and also the fact that the national security law has been imposed why now well i always ask myself when when then when is the best time 5 years ago i don't think minorities had much of a say in society i think the social unrest a lot of minorities came out like ourselves we did this fantastic water distribution outside chungking mansions which in hong kong we now call the we connect moment so i thought to myself it's time now to be part of this political structure because we're not having a voice in this direction you know you're always seeing national security law national anthem law hong kong's education system but then you don't oddly see it the minorities be part of it forget that the money was ex-pats or vulnerable groups so i told myself it's time to force the issue about hong kong as an international city is a truly a diversity with diverse voices so that's what i'm doing but i must say you're coming from
a point to disadvantage the area your competitor competing against or that your other candidates are far more established than you there are 9 candidates all together in your area can you tell us why this is important why you decided to run in that area particularly because you really are at a disadvantage is a huge disadvantage i mean i'm running up against heavyweights like claudia moe jimmy and sonny but you know cullen west is so dynamic it's the poorest district in hong kong mali's president is promising to form a national unity government and dissolve the constitutional court several people have think killed during weeks of anti-government protests in the worst civil unrest in the years shiela but it's now. in bamako a solemn feel well for protest as they can see say this is year old was killed on friday his family says he was shot in front of mali's national assembly. they say he was the 1st of 4 people killed after anti-government protests turned violent.
his mother was sick already when we broke the news to her she had a seizure the neighbors came out and we comforted her with words from islam. thousands of people gathered for friday's protests the 3rd since. they pushed their way into the grounds of parliament and the national television station then tires and barricaded roads in the capital police responded with tear gas. gunfire was heard 60 people were arrested. the protesters returned on saturday but in smaller numbers. their anger is directed at president abraham. demonstrations began in june after mali's constitutional court overturned election results and evolved to include frustrations over the economy alleged corruption and insecurity from groups. repression reinforces our determination and we will continue with our
watch until the end of the regime of ip case which today is a council for mali on saturday evening case who responded in a televised address. do you know do have privileges i will continue to favor dialogue with all the active forces of the nation for the establishment of a consensual government team composed of republican and patriotic groups and not the break is an demolishes of the country molly deserves basic than that. he promised to dissolve the court at the heart of the disputed election results hold reelections in contested areas and form a national unity government next week they're an important 1st step. and i think the idea is that the president is going to join with the opposition and have hopefully real dialogue. and and hopefully this will take place under the eyes of eco wasse the regional group that i think can actually help make sure that this
moves forward smoothly. no opposition had earlier rejected kate his offer to reform the constitutional route and demanded the dissolution of parliament following friday's embraced 3 of their leaders were arrested and they had cooled his rented it's unclear where the president has his concessions will satisfy them and stop these scenes repeating. the dallas al-jazeera. so had an al-jazeera. we can't have remittances being transferred to these countries it's becoming physically challenging the coronavirus pandemic sees a drop in remittances coming into africa we look at how it's impacting people in kenya an explosive rise in infections doctors in panama plead for more restrictions as coronavirus cases search.
and are there plans of activity throughout much of indonesia lots of cloud in the last year as a fair few thunderstorms now we're also watching this area of rain head just sitting off the far northeast coast of luzon that could develop into a tropical storm but it'll certainly bring some heavy amounts of rain most of the rain staying offshore but maybe some heavy downpours just to those know that areas that real monday is going to be across into central western borneo and as you can see here through much of southern myanmar across into thailand and cambodia that is where we're going to see some heavy downpours through choose day there's more of the usual scattered thunderstorms particularly later in the day and light used to be a little bit heavier nature across much of pseudo se but java sumatra mostly clear wanted to shower as we head across into australia new zealand the southeast is where we've got the cloudy conditions for the next couple of days or so the rain
showers they'll develop as we go through the day no say bad start to the week across much of new zealand but we're watching quite closely this system which is sitting off at that east coast meanwhile monday not a bad temper the showers beginning to push in but by choose day this is when the rain will sweep across in fairly brisk winds time which is a little bit also when we'll watch the system here this brings them very strong winds into coastal areas and so it could be a windy down day in sydney. in the off to mop of the 2011 quake and tsunami a remarkable trade of a remote japanese village. that is later how has the community of miata been able to move on and rebuild their lives. rewinds japan after the catastrophe. on al-jazeera.
route the all. old school. world. welcome back you're watching out to serious time to recap those headlines aid groups a deeply concerned over restrictions on the flow of aid into syria the un security council agreed on friday to a compromise that leaves only one border crossing with turkey open. turnout has been higher than expected in hong kong's primary polls held by pro-democracy parties the results will decide which candidates run in legislative council elections in september. mali's president is promising to form
a national unity government in this over the constitutional court to bring him back and cater is attempting to address issues raised by protesters who want him to resign. thousands of people have blocked traffic in bulgaria capital so fear in protest against corruption for a 3rd day demonstrators called on the prime minister and chief prosecutor to resign and anger was sparked on thursday after the offices of the president were raided part of 2 separate investigations president ruben rather has also been a vocal critic of the prime minister's cabinet. people in poland are voting in a presidential runoff that could shake up political parties and the facts relations with neighbors the office is largely ceremonial but the president can veto legislation from parliament sunday gager reports this is a stark choice for voters in poland one which will shape its identity in europe and
the rest of the world because of it you must. this is the incumbent crowd pleaser and trade with poland's president since 2015 an independent who has the support of the ruling law and justice party is seen as a stalwart of the government's message of nationalism and conservatism his backing of only traditional families and opposition to gay marriage adoption has put him at all those with poles and others in the e.u. who feel he's taking them backwards but his populist agenda has won over many voters i think. he is a good candidate because he's a tried and true man for 5 years we know what he has done and who years and i think you will be the same as in the previous term of office. and to go to a movie that andrea do what he says he tries to carry out even if not everything can be realized at a given time he says he'll do it and he does it i trust him as
a politician and that's the president i want my andrea do to win the opposition believe they have everything to hope for and ruffle trust of ski the male of warsaw is regarded by many as liberal tolerant outward looking and being more closely aligned with the rest of the european union and independent of the judiciary. it's just ask you when this is a change it's happening he will be he will not he's not a part of the current government he's not part of the current ruling party so the situation itself having just a parliament ruled by the this party by the rule of law and justice party and the president from the other side of the political spectrum will bring a sense of dialogue into this country again but lack of consensus and unity among poles was so polarized about how they want poland to be seen has been demonstrated by this election if you look at the votes of those who are in the retirement age they overwhelmingly vote for underage and these but if you look at the youngest
voters very most. sleeve vote for more liberal politicians so it seems that in the next years law and justice would have or would need to change politics because otherwise we would lose support this is being seen as one of the most important elections since the fall of communism in 1989 the result of which is likely to see poland loosen all tighten its ties with its neighbors so new i ever. a 5th consecutive night of anti-government protests has been held in serbia with demonstrators again calling on the president to resign saturday's rally was peaceful contrast to the previous night when police fired tear gas the rallies were sparked by anger over the government's handling of the pandemic but have grown into other demands now emergency crews in northern russia are using explosives to put out nearly 300 fires unusually warm weather has helped fires break out across
siberia crews are using the explosives to knock down burning trees so they can reach them more easily they're also seeding clouds process that helps trigger rain for most of the region is deemed too remote to bring under control more 3300 square kilometers of land is burning unchecked. many african families who depend on money sent home by relatives working abroad struggling to pay for food and rent coronavirus lockdowns of caused mass unemployment and stopped billions of dollars in remittances humming that are reports from kenya. us monday learning a refugee from somalia has been living in the kenyan capital nairobi for the past 17 years. with no access to employment the father of 9 children has always depended on money sent by friends and relatives to feed his family and pay other expenses he
says he hasn't received any money for the past 3 months we are refugees and a lot of different we have some relative youth. who are already in the u.s. and canada and u.k. so they used it to send out something. unfinished sometimes 3 months his situation is similar for many of the families whose breadwinners walk in other parts of africa giulia of the a mother of 2 is visiting a money transfer office for the 1st time in 3 months. my husband is a trader in south sudan and was forced to close his business he hasn't been able to send us any money since march we've been forced to live off our meager savings before the outbreak of the koran of violence bungholes like this war before of customers eagerly waiting to collect funds sent by the letters of broad now they're
few and far between lockdown measures adopted in many countries have led to job losses for migrants and consequently a reduction in remittances. funds sent home by migrants from subside enough group tenfold from 4800000000 in 2000 to 48000000000 in 2018. but the world bank predicts a 23 percent fall this year in international remittances to africa because of the covered 19 pandemic that will have implications for the economy is a major misspent countries most of the middle income countries depend on remittances so if we can't have remittances being transferred to these countries it's becoming increasingly challenging and this was attending in part of the development in countries such as somalia where there are no reliable banking services airport closures and flight cancellations of medical systems remittances have been more difficult. workers at these money transfer company which operates in
that list for to control in africa according on global financial institutions and governments to intervene an issue that continued flow of remittances. it will be can there. governments across latin america are struggling to contain the virus in bolivia a new wave of infections is threatening to overwhelm the fragile health care system several politicians including interim president janine and theirs have tested positive. and m r is also struggling the government has imposed severe confinement measures in one province to prevent an explosive rise in factions our latin america at its newman reports. panamanians are paying a high price for having relaxed strict confinement measures that into $3.00 weeks ago seem to have corona virus infections under relative control now the infection rate in the small central american country of just over 4000000 people has become
the highest per capita in all of latin america hospitals are on the verge of collapse. 1000 cases per day means that in the next few weeks we will have about 30 to 40 intensive admissions per day on a sustained basis there is no hostel that can sustain such a number of patients. there are around 44000 infections and more than 860 deaths in panama a huge number for such a small country by comparison neighboring costa rica with a similar population has fewer than 7000 cases and less than 30 deaths. panama whose famous canal joins the atlantic and pacific oceans prides itself as a country opened to the world. but residents can now barely leave their homes in panama province which includes the capital. under new lockdown rules men and women can go out on alternate days for just 2 hours
a curfew is in place from 7 pm to 5 am and all day and night on sundays yet the curve of infections continues on its vertical rise. that i get but i know. i've been queuing for 2 hours waiting to retest is but the queue is too long and this song is really strong that's why i'm like this with my coat over my head the sun is intense and i'm really not feeling well. the president has replaced the health minister but doctors say that's not. enough they're urging the government to impose a nationwide lockdown immediately before the infection spread to every corner of the country including remote indigenous communities where health services are even less equipped to save lives you see in human al-jazeera. the world council of churches is appealing to turkey to reverse its decision to turn the iris of fear into a mosque the group sent a letter to president the rise of iran saying the move was so the vision of fear
was built 1500 years ago as an orthodox cathedral it was later converted into a mosque. a community in indonesia is coming together to support a group of rangar refugees if a province towed their boats to safety last month now they're looking after them and trying to connect unaccompanied children with their families jessica washington reports from jakarta. after experiencing prolonged horror and fear these were younger boys and girls might now be able to enjoy their childhood his children are taking part in a true my healing exercise safe in the indonesian province of they were at sea for months out of playing violence and poverty. and although indonesian authorities did not give them permission to disembark local people helped them ashore. we thought we would talk from hunger and thirst but the indonesian people help us and i am so
grateful oh and tears are also helping the adults deal with their trauma of life in rocky state and in refugee camps in bangladesh hundreds of thousands of mainly muslim or hindu or have fled mia since the military crackdown began 3 years ago unable to work in bangladesh this group left to make the dangerous journey to southeast asia. we are better off with food and everything but the pain in my heart is that my family doesn't know anything if i am alive or not community groups are providing food and water as the un's refugee agency registers people the letter said we have not needed to spend money from the government because n.g.o.s and the public have been helping so much among the group of 25 unaccompanied children and teenagers aged between 5 and 70 local n.g.o.s in the tray are working with the young people to reconnect them with their families the indonesian government says it's working with local authorities and community volunteers to meet the needs of
the remaining a refugee. some told out 0 they never intended to reach into the asia. so to me and my only hope was to meet my husband malaysia now i'm relying on the decision of the indonesian government i hope they will do their best for us. despite the woman well can these where he don't know what will happen to them next or whether they'll be allowed to stay jessica washington al-jazeera jakarta. and let's take you through some of the headlines here on al-jazeera now a group say they're deeply concerned over restrictions on the flow of aid in syria the un security council agreed on friday to compromise that leaves one border crossing open with turkey the u.n. says it will cut a lifeline for 1300000 people turnout has been higher than expected in hong kong's
primary polls held by pro-democracy parties the result will decide which candidates run in legislative council elections in september pro-democracy candidate joshua tells al-jazeera every vote cast is a message to beijing fight for democracy in such a battle just like the battle of a fictitious collide sometimes we might be difficult and also under pressure but a friend can defeat us make us even stronger determination and just like thousands of people come out of what it just already a lot beijing you know that even they have to turn hong kong to an exchange that we've feels it and we never called home and we never surrender. president is promising to form a national unity government and dissolve the constitutional court and brought him back ok to is attempting to address issues raised by protesters who want him to resign. a 5th consecutive nights of anti-government protests is being held in
serbia demonstrators are again calling on the president to resign saturday's ranney was peaceful in contrast to the previous night when police fired tear gas poland 2nd round of voting is underway in the presidential election could shake up politics the runoff between conservative incumbent president under a duda and the liberal mayor of warsaw. emergency crews in northern russia are using explosives to put out nearly 300 fires crews are trying to knock down burning trees so they can reach the fires more easily more than 3300 square kilometers of land is burning unchecked. those are the headlines the news continues off the rewind we know what's happening in our region we know how to get the plate is that others and all i want to throw you here guy but to put the only
purpose the fires there's no more normative you. the way they tell the story is what can make a difference. richelle carey and welcome again to rewind back in 2006 we 1st launched al-jazeera english our mission was to seek out documentaries that other channels simply were not doing there on rewind or revisiting some of the best of them to find out how the story has moved on in the years sense today there rewinding to 2000.