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secret evidence that. this is deja vu news live from berlin families torn apart by the war in syria. was like going to die of planes a bombing on the army is very close as a syrian all sense of a kid's province intensifies the talks with a refugee in germany who can't get his family out of harm's way. the war in syria is also set to dominate talks at this year's munich security conference kicking off today another top issue concerns over the shrinking influence of the west in shaping global security it even spawned
a new term west list that's. also coming up china's coronavirus epidemic seems yet another rise in the words actions and the death of several health care workers shows the risk posed to those on the frontlines of the epidemic. plus temperatures reach a record high and arctic out we talk about the far reaching effects of warmer weather on the icy continent. i'm sumi so misconduct thank you for joining us we start in syria where ongoing fighting in the rebel stronghold of it live has led to what the u.n. calls a humanitarian catastrophe the people are trying to get out of it loud and they are heading for the nearby turkish border and the u.n. says that now $140000.00 of fled their homes in just the last 3 days and that brings the total there up to 800000 germany is already home to hundreds of
thousands of syrians who have fled the conflict those with family members left behind feel powerless to protect them. back home depot checks the news from syria on social media all the time where did the latest bomb fall who or what was hit while he is in safety here in germany the rest of his family are in mortal danger in italy. he is desperately worried. for. drink i think of my children do they have anything to eat do they have a warm blanket or. his sons mohammed and 9 and 10 years old he had to leave them with their grandparents and if he thought it too dangerous to flee with them if the internet is working he calls them several times a day or a little. while you know what's going on.
it's cold the bombing and the plane crashed we were where we were. very near our village get us out of here. come and get us. well i want to but i can't we need to get passports for you and lots of other things i can bring you over here. we're going to die the planes are bombing us the army is very close. and the only adult member of the family and if you're poor lets us show his face. people are suffering especially the refugees it's chaos i don't know whether i'm coming or going. everybody is heading north camping in the olive groves sleeping in the open i'm protected even though it's bitterly cold. the united nations estimates
that more than $700000.00 people from into profits have fled their homes many are heading towards turkey but they're not being allowed in the refugee camps are overcrowded it's freezing and there's a lack of drinking water and food there is no going back for them because most of their towns and cities are being bombed out and they are facing here that humanitarian situation this is why an immediate cease fire and its way is the only solution going forward. but there's no sign of that and the fighting continuous. would do anything he could to rescue his children from danger but he can't all he can do is follow events from berlin. nobody notices people see me and think i'm doing fine but inside i die a 1000 deaths every day and my heart goes out to my children and to all the other children.
well it's an incredibly emotional situation for those watching what's happening in italy from a foreign for those on the ground in the line of fire as well for more on the situation in on the ground let's speak to david swanson from the u.n. office for the quarter nation of humanitarian affairs for the syria crisis in gaza and to have turkey david thank you for joining us we mentioned that the u.n. says more than 140000 syrians have been displaced in the last 3 days alone where are they fleeing to work and they had to. build a business majority of these people are fleeing northward as your as your earlier it was say most of the communities and towns along the end fly away and since emptied and we are now seeing a continuous barrage of aerial strikes and bombings in the area of the m 4 highway as those bombings continue those communities down and getting out and moving
northward. david the language being used to describe what's happening on the ground is incredibly dramatic this is being called one of the worst humanitarian crises of this 9 year war why and why is the situation so dire. but tragically i mean the number of people being displaced and the number of people on the move continues to rise not by the day but by the minute as you pointed out since december 1st tried to clean we've had more than 800000 people displaced from their homes and that's more than 140000 in just a 3 day period what's important for your viewers to understand is this camp pounds an already dire humanitarian situation on the ground inside it live the last opposition held area between the end of april and the end of august we had more than 400000 people displaced at that time many of them multiple times the vast majority of their women and children so obviously this is compound in
a crisis that was already there inside syria inside it live there are more than $3000000.00 civilians at risk now and it lives in the surrounding areas and we must do everything as oddly international community to bring an end to this violence what about the people who have been unable to flee he said there are also facing a dire situation what are the conditions for people who are stuck and let. the biggest problem people face on a daily basis is not knowing where to go protection is our number one concern right now and as people fleeing northward or wake up in the morning they have to ask themselves which way is actually safe for them so as people move northward we now have people increasingly moving into a smaller area area of land which is now incredibly densely populated putting them at even greater risk of of big attacked by artillery shelling everything so the situation is just going from bad to worse and it's now spiraling out of control all
right david swanson from the u.n. office for the nation of humanitarian affairs thank you so much for joining us here on to that view. well the conflict in syria is also a topic for the munich security conference which kicks off just hours from now and this year's edition of the conference brings together some $35.00 heads of state and government as well as top diplomats and business leaders ahead of its opening the conferences chairman gave his harsh view on the world's response to the crisis in the. media. make reason we have more crises on our hands more horrendous events than you can possibly imagine. i did. and that's i think about the current failures in my opinion and forgivable to it is the international community with regard to syria especially an adlib. when i think about the resolutions of the berlin libya conference that were never
acted upon it makes me sick. all right strong words there from the chairman of the munich security conference. and our political correspondent is with us to talk more about this story i am we've just been looking at the dire humanitarian situation in this crisis that is unfolding there how will this be addressed at the munich security conference well you know people participating today's conference simply cannot turn a blind eye on syria especially not after those comments we've just heard from. germany and so called for a safe zone in syria and the french president also say that it was the failure to intervene in syria is the 1st stage of the collapse of the west a bloc where you mention him on a local and it seems that a lot of people especially within europe are really looking to him to the french president to set the tone for the west i think is going to be want to keep players
. friends at last they are ready he had stirred things up with a. nato. brenne death come and everyone everyone was. then but it's a rethinking of diplomacy and a rethinking of the military strategic. nato member as he also gave a very stern warning to the west and to the western world and in particular to europe he said if we can think of europe as a global power it with these appear because it will take a hard knock so he's pushing for europe to become more independent from the united states for example he's pushing for a nuclear deterrent which is also a new input he wants you to work on. it can isms he wants simply say more assertiveness farm europe or it's precisely that question what is the west's role
on the international stage that is the question that's really underlining this year's munich security conference let's take a look at what is at stake here. the biggest deployment of u.s. military might to europe in a quarter century is heading this way for nato as defender 20 exercise 20000 american soldiers and 13000 pieces of equipment should give the enemies pause and allies confidence. one more one more one way. through showed up 3 already water loyal portals within the nato framework but that reinforced military framework risks being undermined by weakness on the political side increasing apathy across the alliance regarding its most fundamental values collective defense what if nato has the weapons but it doesn't have the will a recent survey by the pew research center indicates that across 16 nato countries fewer than 40 percent of respondents would want their militaries used to defend the
baltic states or poland in case of an attack by russia the munich security conference has coined a new term to describe this kind of ambivalence west listening for those wistful about west listening this geopolitics expert shah to islam has some advice move on the west has had its wonderful moment it can still matter i think europe still not this definitely but it will have to work in coalitions and and alliances with countries outside the comfort zone so we will have to work with the indias of this would with russia with china with australia which upin and not just rely on this once very strong transatlantic alliance french president emanuel mccaughan has seized the stage to position himself as a disruptor france has a moment to lead. it can lead in rhetoric it can lead in ideas or can lead to its actions no choice you know yet which way it's going to go it is a nuclear country has a seat in the security council they can do therefore what no one else can. and it
can do that on behalf of europe. but while the west deals with its identity crisis kremlin tactics are working better than ever warns retired u.s. army general ben hodges causing people to lose confidence and trust in each other in their own institutions in the alliance that's that's where this competition. i think that we have to compete hodges praises the massive defender 20 exercises for making sure the military side is ready waiting for political cohesion to make it come back. all right so big question of how the west is going to cast a new direction or europe for example going forward what are the biggest issues global security issues that will be tackled here there will be many issues syria the us iran tensions china and cyber security libya there would be so many issues to discuss but the point is that we probably won't find
a solution within the we can within 2 days off talking and we have tensions will probably not deescalate but what is at stake what's at stake there is that the actors will be talking together it will be an opportunity for all of the where leaders attending and leaders of organizations attending to actually talk together again maybe find a common ground and ultimately take the temperature our political correspondent with us and we will of course be covering the munich security conference all weekend long here on thank you and i thank you. well as we've been discussing syria is on the agenda in munich and also among the other stories in the news a syria monitoring group says at least 7 people have died in an apparent israeli missile attack near damascus syrian state television said that the rockets were launched from the israeli occupied golan heights israel does not normally comment on attacks in syria. u.s. attorney general william bars said the president trumps tweets are making his job
impossible on wednesday trump tweeted in praise of bars handling of a case involving roger stone a former advisor to the president. more than 10000 people joined together in dresden germany to form a human chain in commemoration of the destruction of the city during world war 2 british and us incendiary bombs killed some 25000 people in an air raid 75 years ago. in china the death of 6 health care workers adds to renewed concern over efforts to contain the corona virus outbreak the death toll now stands at nearly 1400 authorities have also announced 5000 new infections another record single day rise but they say the spike is partly due to a new method of diagnosis counting all those who show symptoms not just positive lab results the new normal in people taking extra precautions to avoid contagion from the corona virus chinese media show images of
a massive response medical supplies being rushed to patients milegi medics on the move despite the spike in diagnosed cases officials are emphasizing at different number. are you starting from the 7th of february naish day we've seen a big increase in cured and discharged patients like today be cured cases are already over 5000 if this trend can be maintained would see it as a very positive signal. elsewhere in asia fears are mounting vietnam has quarantined a town of 10000 people in indonesia there's been a rush to buy face masks. also in a hurry the passengers of the western 5 countries in asia had refused to let the cruise ship dock just on fears someone on board might be affected on friday its passengers were finally allowed to disembark in cambodia. her
am i told my i. have the virus turned this holiday cruise into an odyssey. scientists in antarctica say that for the 1st time in recorded history the temperature on the world southernmost continent has reached over 20 degrees celsius the news coincided with a big break in the ice on pine island where an iceberg 300 square kilometers an area broke off from a glacier last weekend scientists fear that global warming could eventually cause the entire ice sheet covering antarctica to disintegrate which would cause global sea levels to rise dramatically. let's talk more about this story we have derek williams from d.w. science with us hi derek you know record we've seen record temperatures really across the planet so does this really come as
a surprise that we're seeing this on antarctica no it doesn't and because we have so many different numbers to get through then i want to give you a feeling for how dramatic it is this latest record is nearly a full degree celsius more than the previous record which was set back in 25th and that's that's a lot for just for this part of the world it's not surprising at all because 21000 was the 2nd hottest year on on record and things very likely are going to change this past month january was the hottest january that we've ever seen on record so the antarctic is one of the fastest warming regions on the planet you know and that's we focus a lot more on the arctic because it's closer to most of humanity but really what's happening they are it's the ice has gone back around 6 fold in the last 40 years in the antarctic so that's a vast amount of water and some researchers even think that this giant ice sheet that's that's covering the southernmost continent could in the coming century or centuries disintegrate completely which would be have disastrous disastrous
consequence you know what would those consequences be for sea levels for example for sea levels of the worst case scenario so you could get up to about 60 centimeters of sea level sea level rise by the end of the century that's that's a lot don't forget that other glaciers all over the world are also melting at the same time as the 60 centimeters is just from antarctica and so this new study that looks at modeling sort of this ice melt in the antarctic says that all together that could add up to 1.5 meters by the year 2100 that's not out of the question that's a lot a lot higher than for models and if that happened it would put places low lying regions like for example bangladesh or the florida panhandle or here in europe venice which is already experienced really severe flooding this in this past year it would put them under even more pressure so if the entire ice sheet mel. did in antarctica it would actually raise the levels by 3 metres which is an even more disastrous in our area so that is dramatic and of what about the other consequences we could see from having this unstable climate situation well there it's impacting
very severely also on animal populations in the arctic you know it's very hard to gather data about animal populations in the arctic because it's just so remote it's one of the most remote places on earth but for example it's there's a new study that shows that the population of chinstrap penguins as along the western coastline has crashed by over 75 percent since similar studies were carried out back in the one $970.00 s. and really in the ark in the antarctic it all comes down to to the krill population who are these small shrimp like creatures that there are vast vast swarms of them in the in the waters around antarctica and the entire eco system there depends on everything it's cruel or something that needs krill and so if that population has been showing due to commercial fishing obviously as well but krill are a cold water animal they don't like it when it gets warmer and the long term impact of warming waters around antarctica if it impacts heavily even more heavily on the crow population it could bring the entire sort of severe the antarctic. edifice
into. into a into a very bad place all right eric williams from d.w. science thank you so much for bringing us that story well on the opposite end of the planet dozens of scientists have stranded themselves on arctic ice to measure everything they can about the north poles weather and climate in the age of global climate change the german ship down along with the russian support boat hitch themselves to an ice floe that is slowly moving through the region and the plan is to stay for a year. they're not far from the north pole and the temperature is as low as 35 degrees below 0 the ice here used to be cooled eternal but it doesn't seem like that anymore this is why they're here. the ships and their equipment on the ice prove interesting to the locals. the bears
a difficult to pick out against the snow a sniff around a research container. and a careful inspection of a flag. the research is cool at the citadel 2 ships forming a makeshift town tied to an ice floe all of it moving 10 kilometers a day through the long arctic darkness the only light at this time of year comes from search lights on the boat. large cracks keep appearing the ice at 1.5 meters thick then suddenly open water it's unsettling for the scientists in an attempt to understand what's happening they send up weather balloons to gather data from the air and sink instruments into the water to measure currents and temperatures the 1st measurements here were taken 100 years ago comparisons show alarming changes yeah. the arctic winter has become between 5 and then to 10 degrees warmer thanks
to climate change it's where we can see global warming in its most dramatic and it's very clear are not expedition spring is coming to the north pole shimmers of sunlight can sometimes be seen at the horizon it will end the polar night every couple of weeks the teams a switched out and necessary routine for the biggest ever expedition to the north pole. if you forgot today is downtimes day it's a day set aside for people to celebrate that special someone in their lives but it's not just for adults did have you decided to ask children around the world what fills their hearts and minds without us.
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syrians have been displaced in the 1st 3 days of this week by violence in the country's northwest in total over 800000 people have fled a government offensive to reclaim the last opposition stronghold centered on. u.s. secretary of state might come pale as arrived in germany for the munich security conference the gathering comes amid fears about the deaths of nato commitment to collective defense and worries about the corona virus outbreak. there's been another alarming surge and infections and deaths from the corona virus china says there have been 5000 new cases in a single day and the death toll has risen to nearly 1400 the u.s. is accusing beijing of a lack of transparency. scientists in antarctica reported that the temperature there rose above 20 degrees celsius for the 1st time on record the researchers who observe the warm weather in february 9th described it
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