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and young people clearly have the solutions to. the 70 percent now. on d w. you're watching the news coming up today we take a closer look at myanmar's crisis through its neighbor india what it's doing with refugees escaping the myanmar military along its borders and what exiles already in india have to say. plus we'll find out why the covert can demick actually improved life for this fisherman and why researchers are taking notice.
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i'm melissa chan thank you for joining us as the crisis in myanmar continues thousands of refugees have crossed neighboring borders including into india and in many cases indian officials have repelled them back some of these refugees have included a minority ranger group but there have been others exile community from myanmar already in india has been watching this unfold with or many still maintain relations with friends and family back home he. reports for the last 6 zeros and her girls have friends in delhi but it didn't come easy to get they have to leave everything behind in their native man march hennie says her husband was thought to have been killed by the military. they were forced to run for their lives off to be sheltering students protesting against the military. now the situation in myanmar is bringing back painful reminders from home
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again last month when his brother was arrested for demonstrating against the coup he was released a few days ago but this still isn't good news. right now he's in the hospital because when the military had rested him they tortured him so much that we're told his fees isn't even recognizable. protests broke out across non-modern right after the military coup in february this year. since then hundreds have been killed or vested and detained for opposing the armed forces . and the numbers are likely to. india myanmar share a long border in times like these people have often fled across the border into india to escape the authorities but the indian government is not happy with the influx of refugees it has ramped up border security to stop them. cured and
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thousands have sought asylum since the late eighty's refugees are disappointed by india's lack of support the value of old friends and relatives back home as internet shutdown slowed regular updates to just a trickle. requests for information have been pouring into james. who heads a refugee support group here the group has written to indian prime minister nadeem to more the urging him to condemn the putsch as a democratic country they are shocked by his silence it is indeed a side. of the violence. human rights violation you know the where the military tortured the people just shooting at them in the street and dead bodies in all. but india is doing nothing. this penny feels helpless in her safety because she can do nothing for those back home
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but she believes that the international community should speak up to no one in. our sisters and brothers have to defend themselves against the military with their bare hands they don't have any c.v.s. please i beg other countries to help my unmarked citizens even before the cool hennie new myanmar would never be safe for her again she worries that if things remain as bad as they are far too many people in home country will end up feeling the same joining us now from delhi is. well who filed that report nisha we just heard from your report the frustrations of exiles who feel india isn't doing enough why is that the case and has modi's government said anything one way or the other about the coup and protest
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. the lives of the one god and defend your house or leads to that spread can so and above the political turmoil in the archives however they have not named or condemned because yet they have also expressed some concern the violence and hate but they're holding back from directly to deciding the bill if she is seen my ex but can't possibly drop from do me in jesus why don't and is that india acting in an effort to build its proximity to schools not just with the now. thanks to the fact that data acquired that support to counter insurgency along the border is actually in the lot eastern states of india up watching on live in addition there is also an effort by india to stop the kills in a city already see between the me and my victory as well as china india russia is 1600 kilometer long border with madame r.
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and china's already large and so west they only go if india have to decide it's a mature at least this is the expectation based on which experts believe that it you know is not putting out a more emphatic statement i want to explore the domestic side further so does everyone agree with what the government is saying on this. but definitely not the last of it has definitely been pushed back from the states bordering admire there are all states along this especially the chat got some refugees and the clue was excellent and still should dive across the border and are even some villages that straddles the border now even though the national government has put out by the bill of duties to do not accept refugees it has also snapped up security there was even a controversial it by city put out asking the steve to politely to you was deputy of sort tried to cross all heart but it was quickly majority to
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a bit evening because of an outright run of these dates had pushed back and even written into the prime minister so that it cannot allow that on backyard tell us more about the situation along the border we are we really seeing an influx of refugees given the ramped up border patrols when we do not have exact numbers at this point but from these watching that by themselves the end of 2 months of between a 101800 refugees who have managed to cross in the beginning in the beginning of this 2 month period it was mostly police officers from myanmar what if you were to crack down on their better citizens the way the military sector then do now that i mean that millions as well the women and children you have seen images up to see how is it is there being a commentator drake now but there is an expectation that even despite the border forces that are being built continue seeing if they are trying to cross over and
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boardrooms do you add that mentions julie do you want to have and we should as well thank you so much. remember one year ago last spring when many parts of the world went into their 1st lockdown and the traffic jams disappeared the air pollution went away and in some cases even the wildlife started showing up along empty streets and quite neighborhoods it was a reminder that the pen demick was bad for humans but in some ways good for the environment in thailand the popular resort island of paquette opens this july for vaccinated foreign travelers but not without some reflection and reservations from locals about the need to make money verses the value of nature. this is like something straight out of a tourist brochure islands like oh yeah yeah i koala noir and. are the envy of the
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international tourist industry but since the start of the pandemic for inters them has been banned for now locals have this paradise all to themselves. has lived here all his life he's one of the last of the semi nomadic mo can see people an ethnic group whose way of life is under threat. we fish in our traditional way with a spear but it's not easy. sometimes it works sometimes it doesn't because the fish are fast and swim zigzag. sutanto is a master at fishing and hunts. recently he's noticed a surprising and quite unexpected change. corona is good for the environment there are fewer boats fewer tourists and also less trash they used to be a lot more of all that here. fishing is easier now i used to spend hours looking
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for fish but since corona there's plenty of them. with the tourists gone life underwater has visibly blossomed. corals have recovered. fish stocks have multiplied and animals that haven't been seen for years have reappeared. for corona $40000000.00 tourists came to thailand each year 33000000 of them went on beach holidays along the coast and then suddenly they all disappeared all the boats are gone but there are no more beach parties no more noise there's less sewage and rubbish from the hotels what a difference. but while empty beaches are a boon for the environment they spell economic ruin for many in the community
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tourism is thailand's most important source of income even environmentalists agree it's about striking a balance. without tourism without the desire for these wonderful holiday destinations people would never have understood the importance of preserving nature they wouldn't care if the corals died anyone who goes to the seaside sees beauty and wants to protect it we can't have 0 tourism but we can't stop the pre corona madness. a gentler kind of tourism could be the way forward more regulations more environmentally friendly from july to cat is set to welcome back to or is to have been vaccinated only then will it be clear whether the economy and the environment are compatible the return of tourists. will have to share this piece of paradise once again and hopefully this time the tourists will
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share with him more sustainably. that's it for today you can find more on our website d.w. dot com for slash asia check out our facebook and twitter as well we'll leave you with more pictures of the cat and its now floor showing nature thank you for watching have a good weekend and goodbye. to .
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the fight against the corona virus pandemic. has the rate of infection been developing what does the latest research say. information and contacts. virus update. on t w. n u you mean yes us really knew you and how last year's german chancellor will bring you an angle a man called as you've never heard her before surprised to so with god this was
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supposed to do is miracle really want in. also. we talked to people who followed her along the way i admire critics as the world's most powerful woman shaking her head if you join us to makeover. you a minute and a life. well i'd rather not but how will the world look after the pandemic alone welcome to the show i'm seeing beardsley in berlin that was sociologist richard sennett with whom we spoke on monday as part of our week long exercise of imagining life after the pandemic that is the aspects of society or even our daily lives that could be changed for the better and we've been asking researchers from around the world for their biggest lessons from the past year and a half here's what we've heard so far. has the pandemic changed how we live will
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social distancing become the new norm the danger in this is you naturalised the extreme. zoomable or even working from home a nice solution full time. to do that. overthinking showed our society isn't a shock proof or some believe a bitter pill especially for the western world some lessons we can learn obviously one is that it pays to build in a bit of slack in the system will resilience and also we shouldn't spend so much on supplies shades of the manufacturing so i think we've learnt that it's worthwhile to have resilience that maximum efficiency what we see is that and most countries also have. take that they have the stocks for only a few days you're very much dependent on other countries once deport is closed that that really poses a problem to. the stock supermarkets. herder's the crisis taught us for future
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planning. you've learned a lesson that if you spend a dollar in advance to overt a crisis you will see of millions of dollars when if the crisis hits the experience of the damage has accession rated the effects of inequalities which many of us think are far too great anyway and they help repression to reduce them. what can the pandemic teach us about climate change. climate change does not have access whether it is pfizer or durnovo or astra zeneca or whatever they're going to come over the vaccine or build that you're going to be bought in climate change will be solved i hope the break messages that we have to live in coexistence with meet your definition is a huge thing. researchers there we've heard from over the past week and we're not
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done yet today we're exploring a final question what has the pandemic taught us about sustainable growth earlier i spoke with sunscreen dixon's a clave she's co president of the club of rome that's an organization that for decades has warned about the perils of economic growth at all costs i asked centering if the race to grow economies in the years ahead will come at the costs of sustainability. well i'm hopeful not but i do think that we are starting to see that in some of the every farm recovery plans and the money that was supposed to be allocated to mark green as social initiatives is not necessarily going in the direction that we would hope we are actually in the process and myself involved in a series of different conversations with european member states to try to convince them to definitely allocate that money into programs that will create the resilience that we need to face future crises so i would say that unfortunately short termism within political cycles and also thinking only of an economic reboot
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which is predominately linked to certain industries won't get us where we need to go to build it recently instead we actually need across europe and across the globe i get the sense from talking to people and personally for myself as well that everyone's looking for a sense of normality when this pandemic is over a core principle but the core founding principle the club of rome has been that growth as normal is not sustainable is this pandemic a chance for politicians to signal a new direction or is that the wrong time to signal that given that the public maybe feels like it's already sacrificed a lot. i think the pandemic is absolutely the right time to demonstrate to people and tap into their consciousness they themselves have lived through this pandemic and understood what is most essential their lives their livelihoods access to food access to clean water access to public spaces where they can actually go in
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feel revitalized so nature and forests etc but what we're seeing is that those people that are ready for that shift are not getting the signals actually from their governments you're right the governments are going back to business as usual and you know there is that have taught phrase for the moment that we need to build back better but many of us are indicating 1st of what you can't build back glaciers you can't build back some of the things that we've destroyed for the last 50 years the club of rome has indicated that actually we're not just going to have one crisis it's not just going to be a parent or a climate change crisis it's going to be a series of crises and my deep worry is that short termism within the public sphere is actually not allowing for leaders to seize this opportunity and work with citizens we have seen that actually colbert has transformed communities we should
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be building on that transformation to balance floor differently to grow differently to bring in more equitable well distribution people who actually are ready to ensure and want to be ensured that they can have access to vaccines access to good health care access to to the most important essential in their lives and even though there's been a bonanza in lying of people buying i do think that if we can't back in fact citizens have said in countless surveys that they are ready to ship their lives to take into consideration already the health plan that may but also a future crisis. you would say the politicians are the ones who are signaling right now that they're ready to push that further along but are they hearing themselves from their citizens are their next on the line 1st of all is that always the great tension about that short term what people want now whether it's that trip to the maldives for example whether it is the ability to buy whatever they want whenever
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they want versus their long term fears are those they often have both at the same time. again i'm not sure the politicians are listening really to people i think they listen to what they want to listen to they listen to special interests that we do know that corporations have a great deal power and the way in which our politicians think and also look at economic growth i guess all of the surveys that are coming back are indicating that people understand that we're facing a series of different crises and they do want to change change is difficult and it's complex and if we don't have brave leadership that understands the complexity that understand systems approaches in order to actually build the recently announced that we need for future generations then we aren't going to get there so there needs to be an approach taken by leaders and what's interesting is that when we look at those economies they truly have made this shift so for the moment we have 5 khana means that have actually moved to well being economies that are
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looking at social economic and environmental indicators together and they're moving beyond that g.d.p. growth scenario those economies are finland iceland wales. abstract scotland. and new zealand and new zealand and all of those economies actually are very much shifting into this area and what's really interesting for me is to see that actually through coal but they're also the economies that have managed the pandemic the best because they've started to deal risk the system pendency on only production we have to remember that the huge chains and production has been totally disrupted by kogut and it is those economies and those companies by the way that truly take into consideration what that disruption is going to do that our big 8 becoming much more resilient. sandrine dixon the clave there co
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president of the club of rome i spoke with her earlier and we go now to our science correspondent derrick williams who is this week with his own vision for a post pandemic future. b.c. if you don't have your health you don't have anything what more can we do to keep as many people as possible as healthy as possible. this week is about visions for a post covert world so i want to talk for a 2nd about a fundamental change in perception that i personally view as as a loan overdue now a minimum standard of health for all is in shrine and in several international agreements including the 948 universal declaration of human rights but over 70 years later this pandemic has once again focused
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a glaring spotlight on health very very far away we still are from actually providing equitable medical care to everyone at the same time it's highlighted that none of us are safe until all of us are protected even those who can't afford it it's in everyone's best interest to provide comprehensive movies care and vaccines to everyone but the 1st question everyone asks is always who's going to pay for it and for me that's the crux of this very fundamental problem health is still way too closely tied to making money we've monetized medicine and and that needs to change don't get me wrong there's no question that a model treating medicine as just another way to pursue. profit that it also helps
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to drive innovation whether it's at a pharmaceutical giant or or a doctor's practice or were at the insurance companies that finance at all but but i personally don't think that we'll ever be able to provide decent health care to all as long as we continue to treat health care as a product something to be bought and sold like a like a car or or a smart phone i believe we've reached a point in human history where high quality universal medical care shouldn't be seen as as a utopian dream but as an achievable goal and who knows maybe the pandemic will help push us in the right direction and this week was about visions so so that's my hope for wish for a post coded future. right
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that's it for our team here at our weeklong look at life after the pandemic we thank you for joining us and we hope to see you again so. you.
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