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World in Progress: Jan 22, 2014

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    An update on the human rights situation around the World -- difficulties facing Asylum Seekers in Australia -- New move to limit EU's cheap poultry exports to Africa demolishing local marketsSyria, Russia and surveillance highlighted in Human Rights Watch world reportIn Syria, policies by both the government and rebels of waging war on civilians continues as the international conference aimed at ending the conflict is underway. The situation in Syria is one example of continued human rights violations all over world which the Human Rights Watch adressed in their annual report released this week. DW talks to HWR's executive director, Ken Roth.Asylum seekers' trauma treatmentAustralia is facing critiszm over the way it treats asylum seekers and refugees. Since mid 2013, asylum seekers who arrive by boat are sent to detention centers on islands in neighboring countries, often waiting for years for a decision on their case. For many of the refugees, this treatment is often a new traumatic experience, after they've fled persecution and torture in their homeland.EU poultry exports still damaging African marketsCheap imports from Europe have increasingly caused problems for local producers in Africa, demolishing local markets. Now, European Agriculture Commissioner Dacian Ciolos wants to stop subsidies for agricultural exports to Africa. But that move is unlikely to diminish the flood of cheap poultry to Africa.

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