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The Unknown Fate of Thousands of Abducted Women and Girls in Nigeria

Friday, April 15, 2016

, Apr 15 (IPS) - The plight of 219 Chibok schoolgirls abducted two years ago is all too common in Nigeria's conflict-affected north-eastern communities, and up to 7,000 women and girls might be living in abduction and sex slavery, senior United Nations officials on 14 April 2016 warned.

Can an Animal Heist Fable Help Solve the Middle East Crisis?

Friday, April 15, 2016

ROME, Apr 15 (IPS) - 13 April 2016 – Make no mistake--the Middle East is the longest and perhaps the most complex crisis in recent History, this explaining the innumerable, successive –and frustrating- attempts to solve it.

Desert Locust Invading Yemen, More Arab States

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

CAIRO, Apr 13 (IPS) - Now that Yemenis begin to hope that their year-long armed conflict may come to an end as a result of the Gulf Cooperation Council and the United Nations sponsored round of talks between the parties in dispute, scheduled on 18 April in Kuwait, a new threat to their already desperate humanitarian crisis has just appeared in the form of a much feared massive desert locust invasion.

More Children Displaced, Used for Suicide Attacks by Boko Haram

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

UNITED NATIONS, Apr 12 (IPS) - A dire humanitarian and security crisis continues to worsen in the Lake Chad Basin with severe consequences for youth, said Regional Humanitarian Coordinator for the Sahel Toby Lanzer.

Baby Steps on Long Road to Justice for Atrocities in Syria

Monday, April 11, 2016

GENEVA, Apr 11 (IPS) - The negotiations on April 11, 2016 in Geneva and the recent reduction of hostilities in Syria may represent important steps towards a peaceful solution to more than five years of turmoil. Few would not welcome the guns falling silent once and for all and for an end to the suffering of civilians.

Ethiopia’s Smoldering Oromo

Monday, April 11, 2016

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia, Apr 11 (IPS) - The Ethiopian government's most serious domestic political crisis in more than a decade began over a scruffy football field appropriated by local officials for development.

Need to Encourage Agriculture

Friday, April 08, 2016

JUBA, South Sudan, Apr 08 (IPS) - Facing an unprecedented economic crisis, South Sudan -- the newest nation of the world -- has urged its 12 million inhabitants to turn to agriculture instead of depending on declining oil revenues.

Global Guidelines on Land Tenure Making Headway in Latin America

Thursday, April 07, 2016

SANTIAGO, Apr 07 (IPS) - Voluntary guidelines on land tenure adopted by the international community to combat the growing concentration of land ownership and improve secure access to land have begun to make headway in Latin America, a region that is a leader in the fight against hunger and that is taking firm steps towards achieving food security.

War zones littered with more than just land mines

Monday, April 04, 2016

UNITED NATIONS, Apr 04 (IPS) - Land mines are not the only type of explosive devices that families returning home after conflicts risk stumbling across, representatives from the UN's Mine Action Service (UNMAS) told journalists here Monday.

International Community Falls Short on Syrian Resettlement

Thursday, March 31, 2016

UNITED NATIONS, Mar 31 (IPS) - "We cannot respond to refugee crises by closing doors and building fences," said UN High Commissioner For Refugees (UNHCR) Filippo Grandi in his opening address to a high-level event in Geneva.

By the end of the meeting, however, the international community remained reluctant to welcome refugees.

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