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  1. Humanitarian Response Plan for Spreading Crisis in Nigeria

    Thursday, February 08, 2018

    ABUJA, Nigeria, Feb 08 (IPS) - The 2018 Humanitarian Response Plan (HRP) for north-east Nigeria demonstrates the commitment of the international community to the people of Nigeria. It is also a clear and positive indication of the strong and continued partnership between us - the international humanitarian community - and the Government of Nigeria.

  2. Inequality also Relates to Education, Health & Illiteracy, not Wealth Alone

    Wednesday, February 07, 2018

    COPENHAGEN, Denmark, Feb 07 (IPS) - Antipoverty group Oxfam International got a lot of attention for claiming that there's a global "inequality crisis," but a far more important point is entirely neglected: globally, income distribution is less unequal than it has been for 100 years.

  3. “No Time to Waste” in Ending FGM

    Wednesday, February 07, 2018

    UNITED NATIONS, Feb 07 (IPS) - More than 200 million women around the world have experienced some kind of female genital mutilation (FGM) and more could be at risk, a UN agency said.

  4. Three Opportunities for Humanitarians in 2018

    Tuesday, February 06, 2018

    LONDON, Feb 06 (IPS) - As 2018 begins, the challenges of humanitarian crises are momentous. Humanitarians are responding to large-scale emergencies in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Iraq, Syria and Yemen.

  5. China, Once the Final Resting Place for Half the World’s Trash, Bans Waste Products

    Tuesday, February 06, 2018

    MAASTRICHT, Netherlands, Feb 06 (IPS) - China, once the final resting place for half the world's trash, has just banned the import of certain plastic, paper and textile waste. Western countries are scrambling to shift ‘the problem' elsewhere – but there could be another way. They could invest more in the circular economy, which would also help them achieve the 2030 Agenda. But what exactly is the circular economy?

  6. One Migrant’s Brutal Odyssey Through Libya

    Tuesday, February 06, 2018

    KWAME DANSO, Ghana, Feb 06 (IPS) - Thirty-year-old Nazir Mohammed sits on one of the two sofas in his single room in Kwame Danso, a small town about 290 kilometres north of Ghana's capital Accra, reflecting on life back in Libya.

  7. UN Refugee Agency Calls for Aid and Peace in South Sudan

    Monday, February 05, 2018

    UNITED NATIONS, Feb 05 (IPS) - As South Sudan quickly becomes Africa's largest refugee and humanitarian crisis, the world must come to its aid, said the UN refugee agency.

    The UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) has launched a global appeal to support displaced persons amid South Sudan's rapidly deteriorating humanitarian situation.

  8. As Peace Talks Resume, South Sudan Continues Assault on Press Freedom

    Monday, February 05, 2018

    NEW YORK, Feb 05 (IPS) - A ceasefire agreement signed on December 21 between the South Sudanese government and opposition forces has revived a 2015 peace process and brought hope that the conflict will not persist into its fifth year.

  9. Business Unusual will Drive Africa’s Quest to achieve Health Care for All

    Monday, February 05, 2018

    NAIROBI, Kenya, Feb 05 (IPS) - Africa's quest for health continues to be held back by a combination of factors such as natural disasters and pandemics, prevailing high rates of communicable and rising incidence of non-communicable diseases, sedentary lifestyles, road accidents and greater population mobility.

  10. Survival of Indigenous Tribes in Bangladesh Starts at School

    Monday, February 05, 2018

    CHATRA, Bangladesh, Feb 05 (IPS) - Just before sundown on Jan. 30, a group of women day labourers from the Shantal indigenous community are in a rush to wind up their work harvesting potatoes in a field in the village of Boldipukur, some 15 km away from Rangpur district in northern Bangladesh.

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