News headlines in 2017, page 4

  1. Aid Groups Sound Alarm on DRC Crisis

    Monday, November 13, 2017

    UNITED NATIONS, Nov 13 (IPS) - The Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) is on the brink of a humanitarian crisis and the international community must step in before it worsens, humanitarian agencies warn.

  2. Economic Development vs. Climate Action: Rebutting Deniers and Wafflers

    Sunday, November 12, 2017

    SAN FRANCISCO, California, Nov 12 (IPS) - As negotiators meet in Bonn to put together a deal to implement the Paris Agreement, John Holdren, a professor of environmental policy at the John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, stressed that economic development and climate change mitigation and adaptation are not ‘either-or' but must be pursued together.

  3. Climate Change Poses Alarming Threat to Food Security in Pacific Islands

    Sunday, November 12, 2017

    ROME, Nov 12 (IPS) - A high-level meeting of political leaders -– hosted by the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) -– sounded an ominous warning: that climate change poses an "alarming threat to food systems and food security in the Pacific islands."

  4. Aid Groups Condemn Yemen Blockade, Warn of ‘Catastrophic’ Famine

    Friday, November 10, 2017

    UNITED NATIONS, Nov 10 (IPS) - If aid deliveries are not resumed, Yemen will experience the worst famine the world has seen in recent decades.

  5. Nations without Nationality – An ‘Unseen’ Stark Reality

    Friday, November 10, 2017

    ROME, Nov 10 (IPS) - Here's another ‘unseen' stark reality—that of millions of people around the world who are deprived of their identity, living without nationality. Their total number is by definition unknown and their only ‘sin" is that they belong to an ethnic, religious or linguistic minority in the country where they have often lived for generations.

  6. The Illusion of Justice: When Will Reparations be Served to Iraq’s Victims?

    Thursday, November 09, 2017

    TORONTO, Nov 09 (IPS) - It is difficult to spend any time in Iraq without being struck by a sense of profound injustice. After successive decades of war and occupation, violence has become the rule rather than the exception in the country, with each phase of conflict outdoing the previous in terms of brutality and capacity to shock the conscience.

  7. 'Refugees Are Nothing but Commodities'

    Thursday, November 09, 2017

    FOLLONICA, Italy, Nov 09 (IPS) - As countless refugees arriving on Italy's shores report torture, extortion and forced labour in Libyan detention centers, many say they never intended to make the journey to Europe until the chaos in Libya left them no other choice.

  8. Victims of El Salvador’s Civil War Demand Reparations

    Thursday, November 09, 2017

    SAN SALVADOR/ARCATAO, Nov 09 (IPS) - Among the sea of names of victims of the Salvadoran civil war, engraved on a long black granite wall, Matilde Asencio managed to find the name of her son, Salvador.

  9. Will Policymakers Listen to Climate Change Science This Time Around?

    Wednesday, November 08, 2017

    BREMERHAVEN, Germany, Nov 08 (IPS) - Climate change is altering the ecosystem of our oceans, a big carbon sink and prime source of protein from fish. This is old news.

  10. Pacific Communities Building Resilience in the Face of Climate Change*

    Wednesday, November 08, 2017

    SUVA, Fiji, Nov 08 (IPS) - In the Pacific, climate change is an ever-present threat, undermining human rights, livelihoods, and security. Pacific Islanders are working with courage and resolve to build the resilience of their communities and to catalyse international actions towards ending global carbon pollution.