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These Women Cannot Celebrate Their Day

Monday, February 27, 2017

ROME, Feb 27 (IPS) - This is a story that one would wish to never have to write—the story of hundreds of millions of life-givers whose production and productivity have systematically been ‘quantified' in much detailed statistics, but whose abnegation, human suffering and denial of rights are subject to just words.

Aid Arrives for Rohingya After Violence

Friday, February 24, 2017

UNITED NATIONS, Feb 24 (IPS) - A Malaysian aid convoy has arrived in Myanmar with supplies for ethnic Rakhine civilians and Rohingya Muslims.

The Malaysian government sent hundreds of tons of food and other necessities including clothing and hygiene kits to Myanmar's Yangon region which were then delivered to Rakhine State's capital of Sittwe. Military ships also offloaded supplies in neighboring Bangladesh which has seen an influx of Rohingya refugees since violence was reignited in 2016.

Unresolved Brinks North-East Nigeria to Starvation

Friday, February 24, 2017

UNITED NATIONS, Feb 24 (IPS) - Years of violence and unrest in North-East Nigeria have left millions of people at risk of starving to death. Both the violent up surging of Boko Haram and the government's harsh military crackdown have left already historically marginalised communities with next to nothing.

Still in Limbo, Somaliland Banking on Berbera

Friday, February 17, 2017

HARGEISA, Somaliland, Feb 17 (IPS) - Crossing African borders by land can be an intimidating process (it's proving an increasingly intimidating process nowadays in Europe and the US also, even in airports). But crossing from Ethiopia to Somaliland at the ramshackle border town of Togo-Wuchale is a surreally pleasant experience.

No to Palestinian Peace Envoy: US to UN

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

UNITED NATIONS, Feb 14 (IPS) - The failed appointment of former Palestinian-Prime Minister Salam Fayyad as the UN's peace envoy to Libya has shown that divisions over Palestine still run deep at the world body.

Human Rights For Rohingya Worsening, Warns Special Rapporteur

Wednesday, February 08, 2017

UNITED NATIONS, Feb 08 (IPS) - A UN Special Rapporteur has expressed grave concern over escalating violence and discrimination against the Rohingya minority in Myanmar.

Syrian Prison, a “Human Slaughterhouse” - Amnesty International

Wednesday, February 08, 2017

ROME, Feb 08 (IPS) - At Saydnaya Military Prison, "the Syrian authorities have quietly and methodically organised the killing of thousands of people in their custody," according to a new Amnesty International (AI) report.

Insecurity Fuelling Food Shortages in Lake Chad Basin: UN Coordinator

Monday, January 30, 2017

Jan 30 (IPS) - Children under five years of age are not surviving due to severe food shortages in some parts of the Lake Chad region, says Toby Lanzer, UN Assistant Secretary-General and Regional Humanitarian Coordinator for the Sahel.

Pakistani Reporters in the Crosshairs

Monday, January 30, 2017

PESHAWAR, Jan 30 (IPS) - The Federally Administered Tribal Areas located on the Pakistan-Afghanistan border remain one of the most perilous places in the world to be a reporter, with journalists walking a razor's edge of violence and censorship.

Trump, the Banks and the Bomb

Saturday, January 07, 2017

ROME, Jan 07 (IPS) - When pro-nuclear disarmament organisations last October cheered the United Nations decision to start in 2017 negotiations on a global treaty banning these weapons, they probably did not expect that shortly after the US would elect Republican businessman Donald Trump as their 45th president. Much less that he would rush to advocate for increasing the US nuclear power.

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