News headlines in May 2016, page 5

  1. A Precarious Fate for Climate Migrants in India

    Thursday, May 19, 2016

    NEW DELHI, May 19 (IPS) - After the sea swallowed up her home and family in the Bangladeshi coastal district of Bhola along the Bay of Bengal, farmer Sanjeela Sheikh was heartbroken. Stripped of all her belongings, her fields swamped and her loved ones dead, she contemplated suicide.

  2. Many Cities Don't Know How Dangerous Their Air Pollution Is

    Thursday, May 19, 2016

    UNITED NATIONS, May 19 (IPS) - China and India are not the only countries with an air pollution problem, 98 percent of cities in developing countries don't meet World Health Organization (WHO) air quality standards according to research published by the UN body last week.

  3. A Latin American Humanitarian Emergency Invisible to the World

    Thursday, May 19, 2016

    MEXICO CITY, May 19 (IPS) - "This is a humanitarian crisis," said Bertha Zúñiga Cáceres, referring to the generalised violence in Mexico and in Honduras and other countries of Central America, which has claimed hundreds of thousands of lives and is a product of transnational crime, but is invisible to the international community.

  4. Humanitarian Situation in Yemen Seriously Deteriorating

    Wednesday, May 18, 2016

    UNITED NATIONS, May 18 (IPS) - The humanitarian crisis in Yemen is very seriously deteriorating, said Office of the Coordination for Humanitarian Affairs' (OCHA) Operations Director John Ging.

  5. Kenya's Young Inventors Shake Up Old Technology

    Wednesday, May 18, 2016

    NAIROBI, May 18 (IPS) - Emma Masibo and Lucy Bwire have many things in common.

  6. A Refugee Crisis with No End in Sight

    Wednesday, May 18, 2016

    GAZA, Palestine, May 18 (IPS) - "We don't want charity, we want a long-term solution."

  7. Rousseff Is (kind of) Gone. What Now?

    Tuesday, May 17, 2016

    RIO DE JANEIRO, May 17 (IPS) - As expected and widely predicted- Brazil's Federal Senate has begun the impeachment process against President Dilma Rousseff. According to Brazilian Law, the president is likely to be suspended for up to six months while arguments are put forth in the Senate, presided over by the Chief Justice. At the end of the proceedings, the president may be acquitted of all charges and returned to power or if convicted and found guilty, be deposed and banned from political activity for eight years.

  8. 'Human Suffering Has Reached Staggering Levels’

    Tuesday, May 17, 2016

    ROME, May 17 (IPS) - "Human suffering from the impacts of armed conflicts and disasters has reached staggering levels."

  9. Is Demise of Small Farmers Imminent?

    Tuesday, May 17, 2016

    PHILADELPHIA AND BOSTON, May 17 (IPS) - Imminent demise of small farmers is predicted as they are not competitive in a context of transforming agrifood markets. Most important is the transformation of the "post–farm gate" segments of the supply chains.

  10. Analysis: Why the UN Needs a “Peace Industrial Complex”

    Tuesday, May 17, 2016

    UNITED NATIONS, May 17 (IPS) - In a world where annual defence spending is over 1.6 trillion dollars and the UN Peacebuilding Fund receives less than 700 million dollars, it would seem that the military industrial complex is unwaveringly entrenched.