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  1. What Charities and Relief organizations do to alleviate poverty in the Arab region

    Tuesday, September 05, 2017

    GENEVA, Sep 05 (IPS) - Extreme poverty remains one of the world's biggest challenges. According to the United Nations, 767 million people live in extreme poverty around the world. Although world society has managed to lift nearly 1 billion people out of extreme poverty – in 1999 it was estimated that 1.7 billion were affected by extreme poverty – the unprecedented rise of conflict and of violence in the Arab region has worsened the socioeconomic situation of vulnerable population segments in many countries. On 22 February 2017, the Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator of the United Nations –Stephen O'Brien – stated to the United Nations Security Council that 67% of the population in Syria is living under conditions considered as extreme poverty. In another Arab country affected by war and conflict – Yemen – the World Bank estimates that poverty affects 62% of the population, whereas the World Bank's estimates this number to be at approximately 22% for Iraq or even as high as 40% in territories controlled by DAESH. Inevitably, conflict and violence have worsened the situation in the Arab region.

  2. US Pressure Keeps Palestinians Blacklisted at UN

    Friday, September 01, 2017

    UNITED NATIONS, Sep 01 (IPS) - When Secretary-General Antonio Guterres proposed the appointment of former Palestinian Authority Prime Minister Salam Fayyad as UN's Special Representative in Libya back in February, the proposal was shot down by US Ambassador Nikki Haley, purely because he was a Palestinian.

  3. 20,000 Civilians Trapped in Raqqa City, Deemed “The Worst Place on Earth”

    Monday, August 28, 2017

    UNITED NATIONS, Aug 28 (IPS) - The battle to reclaim Raqqa, the de facto capital of the Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL/Da'esh), has raised concerns among top UN officials as at least 20,000 civilians remain trapped under heavy fire in the city. Last week Monday, 42 civilians, including 12 women and 19 children, were killed in an air attack, according to the AP.

  4. Climate Migrants Might Reach One Billion by 2050

    Monday, August 21, 2017

    ROME, Aug 21 (IPS) - Imagine a world with as many as one billion people facing harsh climate change impacts resulting in devastating droughts and/or floods, extreme weather, destruction of natural resources, in particular lands, soils and water, and the consequence of severe livelihoods conditions, famine and starvation.

  5. Civilians Increasingly Bearing Burden of Armed Conflicts in Arab Region

    Friday, August 18, 2017

    GENEVA, Switzerland, Aug 18 (IPS) - The war in Syria has now entered its 6th year and is becoming the world's worst man-made disaster.

  6. Resettling Congolese Refugees in Angola, a New Shot at a Normal Life

    Thursday, August 17, 2017

    UNITED NATIONS, Aug 17 (IPS) - The UN's refugee agency is relocating more than 33,000 Congolese refugees from overcrowded temporary shelters in northern Angola to a more permanent establishment in Lóvua.

  7. Promise or Peril? Africa’s 830 Million Young People by 2050

    Friday, August 11, 2017

    ACCRA, Ghana / NAIROBI, Kenya, Aug 11 (IPS) - Last month, Spanish charity workers rescued 167 migrants arriving from Africa aboard a small boat.

  8. Why New US Cold War with Russia Now

    Wednesday, August 09, 2017

    MOSCOW, Aug 09 (IPS) - Even before the imposition of new sanctions on Russia by Donald Trump and the ongoing fuss over Russian hackers undermining US democracy, Russian-American relations had deteriorated to a level not seen since the 1950s. Why?

  9. Donald Trump & Kim Jong-Un Need To Find A Diplomatic Off-Ramp

    Wednesday, August 09, 2017

    WASHINGTON DC, Aug 09 (IPS) - WASHINGTON DC, 9 August 2017 (IPS) -- Just six months into the administration of President Donald Trump, the war of words and nuclear threats between the United States and North Korea have escalated, and a peaceful resolution to the escalating crisis is more difficult than ever to achieve.

  10. Zaatari Camp Marks Fifth Year With 80,000 Refugees

    Tuesday, August 01, 2017

    UNITED NATIONS, Aug 01 (IPS) - Jordan's Zaatari camp, which opened in 2012 as a makeshift camp to house Syrian refugees fleeing the war, marked its fifth year on June 28.

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