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and put it on fast track, and what he says is that brazil could run out of fertilizers, which it imports from eastern europe because of the war. so it should open more of its territories to mining now, phosphate, which is the main ingredient for these fertilizers. most of it lies outside of the indigenous territories, but still, this lot would affect all these people that are here, protesting against it, because they think it will be approved imminently was scheduled to be voted this week, but it may be postponed or voted from one day to the next, ah, for a quick check of the headlines here on al jazeera, ukraine says it expects russia to launch a new offensive and the east of the country imminently. u. s. officials say they believe russia is reinforcing and re supplying its troops in the dumbass region.
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you foreign ministers have been discussing a proposal to a mark $544000000.00 for extra weapons for ukraine. the blocks foreign policy chief yourself borrow says there's also been talk of more sanctions against russia and sanctions. we continue discussing about how to implement the sanctions to avoid any kind of loopholes. we measure the impact of these sanctions as having on your russian economy. and we'll continue discussing, you know that to see what else can be done. nothing of the table including sanctions, denial and gas, brushing opposition, politicians, that america amazon has been arrested in moscow. he's been a vocal critic of the kremlin and a new law making it illegal to describe the ukraine conflict as a war. on sunday car moser told us media, the president putin has imposed a total blackout and information about the invasion of ukraine and shut down all
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independent media alkalis. while the war ukraine was one of the items on the agenda . u. s. president joe biden held virtual talks with india's prime minister and ramadi. the white house says new daily's energy purchases from russia were disgust you. deleon. moscow had a close relationship going back to the days of the cold war. india has though condemned the kennings of civilians in ukraine. but does not neg russia? should i sharif has been sworn in as pakistan's new prime minister after being elected by the national assembly. he succeeds in when con it was removed and i know confidence vote on saturday. friends, president emmanuel macro is back on the campaign trail this time in the northern city of dana. he's looking for extra votes before he ran off against far right challenger marine le pen, later this month. well, those are the headlines and he's continues your analogy 0 after the stream stage with them. so what i found news
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world ah, ah ah, yes. the i semi ok welcome to the stream. think mid february, we have seen millions of ukrainian streaming out of the country fleeing from war. the cranium with disabilities. this journey is challenging and sometimes impossible . we start episode today with a sexy general the european disability. for 2.7000000 people will
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be in your crime. i warn them all wrong, shall escape for my people for the stay there on the bombing, we don't care medication, immigration, drug or mabel. they, there i oh, i'm sorry. i was from a nation. this is the moment should stay for people with the new guy. we have to support them today on the street. what's a poet? ukrainians with disabilities need joining our conversation. we have. yeah, we have milan, we have an a good to have all of you on board. you know, welcome to the stream. please introduce yourself. try stream audience. i melissa shoak and disability rights activist and had to say are clean and organization of
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people. it was just a big fight, right. and now i'm trying to coordinate emergency response by our organization and to international thought partners for your disability. thank you for joining us, julia. hello, milan. get to see you. please introduce yourself to our international view as low. i'm not sure about director of inclusion, europe, lucas, the organization representing people this intellectual disabilities and their families. in for the 9 year up in countries in good ankle grain. and anna, thank you for joining the stream today. please introduce yourself to our audience. thanks for having me. i'm on i'm a disability activist. i'm supporting julian fight for right in evacuating people with disabilities for my organization. the partnership for inclusive disaster strategies as their ukraine crisis. i feel like this is a must watch conversation, because if you be watching the evacuation from ukraine, this is
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a part of the evacuations that we haven't been spending enough time on youtube. if you're new cheap right now, comment section is right here. be part of our conversation, anna, when going to was talking a little bit earlier on. she sent us a video a few hours ago. you were naughty. what will you nodding, what did you recognize in her description of the situation that ukrainians with disabilities come e find themselves and i think i was 1st nodding at her emphasis of the scale of people with disabilities are not a nice demographic. we make up 15 percent at the very least of the global population. and in ukraine, we know we have at least 2700000 people with disabilities who need aid in this humanitarian crisis. so it really is disappointing, as we'll talk about more to see how these needs aren't being accommodated and treated as normal as common as a part of the human condition. we're talking about
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a range of people with disability. so not as, as ada was saying, you can't just talk about a knish area of society in ukraine. milan, for instance, i know that you speak, can you support a lot of people with disabilities and you sent us some pictures of people disabilities in the 1st few days, the 1st few weeks of the ukraine war. i'm going to show some of these pictures. can you explain what we're seeing a why we're seeing it go ahead, milan? well, those are pictures from families who care for their sons and daughters with intellectual disabilities. there are some 260000 people that have intellectual disabilities in crane. your organization we work with represents 14000 families and these are people who take care of their authors. visibility is, is are people who cannot go to the normal bomb shelters either because those
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are physically and accessible or because it is so hard for people with autism with some other some other disabilities to just be and he's very crowded places. so these people, they are sheltering in their bathtubs in their basement, in sellers. and those are the pictures that you can see from the 1st weeks of war. sharon, in case of course i've been watching the news. we know that sheltering in place can be incredibly dangerous. eula, i am wondering, i'm from your perspective, if you look back from the past few weeks past couple of months and you look at the support that's been given by the government, you can in government for people with disabilities in ukraine. what have you seen? how would you sum it up? it's a very difficult to question who bought 1st of all, if we don't have a crane vol rush and we're going to crank us default and an excellence of
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our government, i think now is more of the native than in the beginning bought. i assume that if was this of people with disabilities of our community, of our, or to but by our government before more, when we were trying to be more profile. now we would have a situation for your credit. and on this disability you can you give us one example that shows that maybe that could have been better preparation. for example, when we talk about accessibility of bomb shelters or about support, support group, or full and peers or social workers in the beginning or like before,
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we assume goodness ation. john was trying to collect information from different countries from international practices. and to me, how does this information into we could provide this information for our authorities and response to both state all 3 of us. but we didn't have such a possibility. i may just the morning up on. yeah, absolutely. i'll let you go. first milan, you go 2nd. yeah, i was going to say, i think the more interesting angle at this point is not only what could the ukrainian government have done to make this easier? why could humanitarian organizations now today not in the past, not would have, could have sort of to ensure that ukrainians with disabilities can get to a safe place. and the fact is that most of these humanitarian organizations are acting as if disability was invented the day ukraine gotten back,
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gotten paid it. they're not prepared. they don't have wheelchair accessible vehicles. they don't know how to make shelters accessible for people with disabilities. julia and i heard just last week at the un protection cluster, meeting that 90 percent of existing shelters are inaccessible to port mobility, disability. and that's just unacceptable. and i said, how would you fix that? what's the easy fix? we're making shelters accessible if we're talking about now the needs right now, what would you do? well, what we're doing in our organization is ensuring that we're building in these needs from the beginning of our operations. and we're showing that it truly isn't that are julia's organization and mine are very low resource, but we're run by people with disabilities who understand these logistical needs and you know, to build them. and i think it's a really a lack of expertise in humanitarian organizations and
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a lack of will and understanding of what needs to be done. i don't think it's a true lack of capacity. yes, milan go ahead. i just wanted to, to add, you know, that there is also another, another part of this picture on it is a huge number of people who have disabilities who are in institutions and segregated carries to sions, you know, crane. and of course, that was a already a problem before the war i as was the general like of community based services and the lack of resources for them such as personal assistance and, and they centers and, and similar services. but the population of the institutions. they cheers, and i think starting from 30000 upwards, they are very different numbers as isn't very difficult situation themselves. some of these places are being go a great that some of them we've heard have been directly attack the or, or taken hostage by your russian forces. so that, that grades in itself a very,
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very grave situation and challenge for the, for protection of life, of the people in dose and those institutions. one unit unit i see i have a really unique aspect of this price. so i've said mark that not only are people with disabilities, it really impact it. but the fact that russian forces are, in fact, just the civically targeting locations like hospitals, like psychiatric facilities and other care, which makes it even more unforgivable, that this isn't such a focus of the humanitarian. let me just get her a guided unit. let me just bring in one more, one more voice, why we're talking about institutions, because certainly in ukraine, sometimes people with disabilities find themselves in institutional care rather than in community care. i just want to bring in the voice at alina cusick, the talks about the special needs of people with disabilities to find yourself in
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institutions. at this very moment in ukraine is yes, people with disabilities and older people faced seriously in place. ukraine is no exception. for those who manage to flee, they faced challenges in getting basic services, including accessible housing, particularly concerning the fate of 1000 who live in residential institutions and care homes in ukraine. they are segregated from their communities and cannot easily access shelters, safe evacuation and humanitarian assistance. it's funded mental that any action taken by government and humanitarian organizations to assist people affected by the conflict, include people with disabilities and older people and addresses their specific needs. you to go ahead? yeah, i also wanted to stress that is hill and to the city of people
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of intellect tell, and psycho social disability. and even today, are we have a virus for 2 near 40 people have a great it from the nets, korea to the most safe area, and to be as a team, looking for people who can provide them basic medical need care. and i'd like to know by day and nobody from international big international monitor an organization that can help us with that. so yeah, are god. and also this people as they are really restricted to when we talk about to cross board and about to find personal assistant caregiver and we don't have appropriate data regarding and recreation and situation of the people. okay. do you really think the international organizations
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who are helping ukrainians who don't have disabilities on able to help you kinds hindu? or are they just taking the easy route out? this really horrible question to ask you out of what i'm going to ask you anyway, because we have to be really, we have to be really candid. we saw the pictures that milan showed us. we've seen some of the images that people are struggling with right now with disabilities. if you can, let's be super honest. is it because they can't or because they won't. i think it's absolutely explicitly clear that it's because they want, you know, uli is organization fight her right. and my organization to organizations which have never worked in conflict sounds never worked, and evacuations were able to set up this operation, evacuating people with disabilities in a matter of one week. and so far we've evacuated $583.00 ukrainians with disabilities. so we're showing that with very little funding was very little capacity that it is possible. so it's completely unthinkable that organizations
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like the red cross, like those in the un protection cluster, can't be doing the same thing with the hundreds of millions of dollars that they've raised over the past month with yeah, milan you go 1st, can i saw you not a when it was a borders long enough, not it's not on their boat to like way shoes but but providing support to those who remain in graham. yes, yes. yeah. with the um, you know, monitoring packages, financial resources or anything, garza, a lot of things that can be done for those who are remaining there. the joy of law, of course is majority of people have disabilities. and milan can i shown it, and i show you some for we cannot see anything can end up the response either yet. but i am show you something because this is natalia. she has 3 youngsters. she is in keith because because are 2 of her young says have disabilities and they cannot
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be moved. this is what she told us a few hours ago. have a listen. have a look. and milan, how do we help families like italy, us get medicine. he and the is natalia tony had to do that in the rescue valley. this to somewhat sick of it. it didn't. the dental claims to can doesn't, you know, the look on this is it doesn't. and austin is austin, was a list of kids as, as cassandra, one of the american of it went off with the boy, but look somewhat status of a woman must be too much set them up for the ticket 7 vote just to start the dryer. so in that is a move, so she did want some of colonoscopy involvement of the week if you ability to do the leaky other news them. and is that a squad? no, you know my ability to alyssa will never sit all a miss corina. pamela slow, creamy, single on you think it is possible to get madison to get supplies into ukraine?
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natalia's family needs, medicine need supplies that dwindling. how do you do late? how does that happen? what i'm i got, i've got alice's. i love to show the has office where you thought you need you pick ups. good medicine is especially complicated issue and realized a lot on on different authorizations and the outdoor it is. and i think that's a special example of where to monitor and get his ations, who have the expertise in doing this should be reaching out to the local disability organizations and taking care of these needs. the other side of the story is that these families also, besides, but it's in need, need financial support for to be able to buy food to be able to buy any other names . basic things. many of the families that we are working with that we are supporting them and thankful aid to support from many organizations and individuals
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in europe. we are able to get them some financial support and i just, we are not the humanitarian organization either. we are doing this is a very, i'm urgency measure and these families are able to buy some basic needs or a for couple of hours of somebody taking care of their family member of disability so they can get some rest or they can get and go by basic stuff that they need. many of these are, there are, there are some themselves, most of the mothers would say that their own and people in their 60, some seventy's who have health issues themselves and they are taking care of, of their family members of disabilities. 2474. so it is possible to arrange up like this and definitely more important that you wanted to, our organizations start reaching out to them directly as well. really go out.
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yeah, yeah, i want to add to that. we can try to help this family and not trust lack with that as always know for crane with disabilities coordination center all i of course lack of coordination efforts and this family as mine and others, dont know who they can ask about support in we don't provide on the technical question, the provide them with disabilities to as my defense, to financial support, even visible and peers who can provide food, water and to what people need. and also what is important medical if a place by which one is needed. so we will try to contact the family and to help them as we can and a but this is really a lack of coordination efforts of planning,
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international organizations. because as i said ukrainians with disabilities, they very often they know that they don't have chances to survive as they don't know who they can ask about health. and they don't then because that, that live a while they're about to be saved by somebody. and this is really big, is heal for many players and institute sense in this area. if we think a really interesting threat to the story is the fact that the people who have are people like you only i'm, i are part of the disability. you know, i'm a wheelchair user. julia's organization is majority of women with disabilities. the aid that we have gotten is mostly from disability organizations in bordering countries. like calling white voc, where we've got new people who already have little people who are already marginalized. are the ones stepping in the house and that's just not yeah,
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singable, we need more support. this visto is the most extraordinary part of the issue that we're talking about is that the disability communities within ukraine, outside of ukraine, got together to say, okay, we need to work out how do we help each other? how do we create the support networks? not none of you were set up to do emergency or emergency support for people with disabilities from ukraine, but you are all doing it brilliantly. let me just bring in the world federation of death because this is a great example of what the disability community themselves are doing. this is present. dr. joseph let's. let's just play the video. i will be his voice thought to joseph. i have a doctor that i didn't know, but i will be your voice here. the world federation of the death works with deaf associations around the world to protect deaf people, jean disasters, and armed conflicts. as the 1st shots were fired,
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the w. f. d reached out to our ordinary members, the ukrainian society of the death. we are also in contact with deaf associations in neighboring countries to support them with a deaf refugee situation. we will be orienting the un high commissioner of refugees, of their obligations to dep ukrainian refugees, such as guaranteeing the right to access information and to seek refuge in another country. now that is supreme networking. that's extraordinary, that's one community. helping another community connecting back as you say, ana to the you and network, poking them to make sure that even when they get out of ukraine, the as refugees, they are treated equitably. i want to tell you one more, one more, one more video. and this comes from eunice says, julia, i'm going to pay this to you because there been so many so much criticism about the lack of support from these big ngos who are helping people who don't have
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disabilities get out of ukraine. or even if they are stuck in ukraine, this is toby from unicef, and he has a very practical view of solving some of these problems here is because it, ukraine has devastated the lives of children for children living with disabilities . they are even more vulnerable. that's why you need that is providing caching systems to enable families to buy medical equipment, medical supplies, medicines, and even care as were necessary. we are also coordinating with child protection authorities inside ukraine and those across the region to make that journey for children with disabilities just a little bit less horrific as i believe in conflict in ukraine. you left giving cash. is that going to be, oh, just give the money? yes, i know about this initiative. and i think that every each support is helpful. and i think that comparatively, to other organizations,
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unicef in ukraine are quite active. and a minimum i hear a lot about does that work at the same time. also want to make sure that we don't have conflict in the recording and have war. and this is also issue and question to you and to read about this not to call see to have some in the ukraine conflict, it's real war and gonna side of your career now installed. and i also want to comment regarding deaf community. oh, now we're cooperative. it's a really brilliant initiative. he has the earliest a big organization, but to today i don't hear. i haven't hear about bullet the duration of the death lark. but for example, we cooperate with dex. ukraine and woman now lives in london and
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with the beginning of war. see if you are the call center friends in ukraine. started that support for your crane nouns for women and children with disabilities. and this is to find the foundation and you know, at least a little organization lucas, i think because they are not to like, officially, organization, but initiative and to bring them to initiative. and yeah, and i also want to stress that not only big organization, but really who work a few days, this is a really good, really good point cuz we're right at the end of the show, we need to much more time for this conversation. let me show you here, my laptop duties utilize the organization is called fight for rights. you can support ukrainians with disabilities during the war. if you are ukranian who needs help, there's a hot going for emergency cases. and i'm just going to say that this show was
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