News headlines in September 2017, page 4

  1. UN Report Falls Short on Humanitarian Crisis Around Lake Chad

    Thursday, September 21, 2017

    STOCKHOLKM, Sweden, Sep 21 (IPS) - It is encouraging to see that the United Nations Security Council is beginning to acknowledge the transboundary dimensions of fragility and conflict, as demonstrated by its newly launched Report of the Secretary-General on the situation in the Lake Chad Basin region. The report, which was presented in the Security Council on 13 September 2017, emphasizes the need for regional responses and enhanced cooperation of different UN and humanitarian agencies as an important step to addressing the unfolding humanitarian crisis.

  2. International Response to the Mexico Earthquake

    Thursday, September 21, 2017

    MANCHESTER, UK, Sep 21 (IPS) - Until this week, it had been 32 years since Mexico City suffered its last major earthquake. That was of 8.0 magnitude, which was approximately tenfold greater than Tuesday's 7.1 magnitude. Over 5000 people died, and outside assistance was offered and received.

  3. The Shifting Dynamics of Rhino Horn Trafficking

    Thursday, September 21, 2017

    PRETORIA, South Africa, Sep 21 (IPS) - Recent raids in South Africa have uncovered disturbing evidence of the changing dynamics of rhino horn trafficking from Africa to Asia.

  4. Mexico’s Disaster Response System Severely Stretched by Quake

    Wednesday, September 20, 2017

    MEXICO CITY, Sep 20 (IPS) - Central Mexico faced Wednesday the challenge of putting itself back together after the powerful 7.1-magnitude quake that devastated the capital and the neighbouring states of Mexico, Morelos and Puebla the day before.

  5. A Trump Doctrine of Hypocrisy

    Wednesday, September 20, 2017

    UNITED NATIONS, Sep 20 (IPS) - In his first address on the global stage of the General Assembly, United States' President Donald Trump touted an "America First" approach at the very institution that is meant to inspire collaboration between nations.

  6. Poor Orphan Crops...So Valuable, So Neglected

    Wednesday, September 20, 2017

    ROME, Sep 20 (IPS) - When ‘think-tankers' in the mid-1990s formulated their famous "think global, act local" slogan, they probably did not expect humankind to require a couple of decades to implement such practical advice.

  7. Macron Defends Globalist Approach at UN General Assembly

    Wednesday, September 20, 2017

    UNITED NATIONS, Sep 20 (IPS) - French President Emmanuel Macron delivered a sombre speech at the United Nations General Assembly on Sept. 19, denouncing Myanmar's "ethnic cleansing," and calling for better protection of refugees around the world.

  8. Latest Major Hurricane Leaves Dominica “Devastated”

    Wednesday, September 20, 2017

    ST JOHN’S, Antigua, Sep 20 (IPS) - As Hurricane Maria continues to barrel its way across the Caribbean, details are slowly emerging of the number of deaths and the extent of the devastation left in its wake in Dominica.

  9. Bangladesh Needs to Shore up Its Flood Defence

    Wednesday, September 20, 2017

    DHAKA, Sep 20 (IPS) - Bangladesh is a disaster-prone country with floods hitting almost every year, leaving a trail of destruction despite having early warning systems. Now experts say it is time for the delta nation to think more seriously about how to deal with the recurring onslaughts of floods more effectively by strengthening its flood defence.

  10. Aung San Suu Kyi: A Leader in Denial?

    Wednesday, September 20, 2017

    UNITED NATIONS, Sep 20 (IPS) - After finally breaking silence with a much anticipated address on the ongoing crisis in Rakhine State, Myanmar's de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi has disappointed the world as she refuses to acknowledge the plight of her country's Rohingya community.