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The Daily Recap: Wednesday 20th July 2022

Your daily dose of news stories in the world of intersectional feminism.



Wednesday 20th July 2022

Three Children Die In House Fire In WA


In devastating news, three children aged 10, seven and five months old have been killed in a house fire in Port Hedland, Western Australia.


The mother of the three kids has been arrested with police believing this was an act of arson.


Port Hedland mayor Peter Carter says the community was in shock after hearing about the "gut-wrenching" incident.


"It’s just tragic, you don’t wish this on a family," he says.


In less than a week, a now total of five children have been killed in Australia.


 

60 Per Cent Of People In Sri Lanka Are Starving And Running Out Of Food


The people of Sri Lanka are experiencing the country's worst ever economic crisis.


Food prices continue to increase with food inflation reaching over 80 per cent in June.


According to the World Food Programme (WFP), 6.2 million Sri Lankans don't know where they'll be getting their next meal.


Five out of six families are either skipping meals and eating less in order to survive. Source: ABC

Last month Australia gave $50 million in financial aid to assist in medical and food supplies.


However, the people of Sri Lanka still need Australia's help.


Sri Lanka's former deputy central bank governor Dr W A Wijewardena has put in a direct request to Australia to provide immediate food aid.


"Unless you help Sri Lankan people to feed themselves, they will die." he says.



 

Over A Dozen House Democrats Arrested At Abortion Rights Rally


At least 17 members of Congress were arrested outside the Supreme Court in Washington DC, while protesting the overturning of Roe v. Wade.


According to reports, the protesters were blocking the road outside the Capitol building during an abortion rights protest.


Among the arrested were prominent progressive figures Rep Ilhan Omar and Rep Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.



Rep Ilhan Omar says she "will continue to do everything in her power to raise the alarm about the assault on our reproductive rights."


 

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