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  1. “International Solidarity” at Yemen Donor Conference

    Thursday, April 05, 2018

    UNITED NATIONS, Apr 05 (IPS) - The international community has pledged over two billion dollars towards urgently needed humanitarian assistance to Yemen during a UN event.

  2. Yemen the World’s Worst Humanitarian Crisis, Says UN Chief

    Wednesday, April 04, 2018

    GENEVA, Apr 04 (IPS) - Secretary-General António Guterres, in his address to the Pledging Conference on Yemen.Thank you all for being here today to show your solidarity with the women, men, girls and boys of Yemen. And I want to thank my co-chairs, the Governments of Sweden and Switzerland, for hosting this conference for the second year and for their continued humanitarian commitment.

  3. I Am a Migrant: Integrating Through Syrian ‘Hummus’

    Wednesday, April 04, 2018

    ROME, Apr 04 (IPS) - Khaled left Syria in 2015, when his country was already in its fourth year of war. He is 27 years old and can clearly remember what his life was like then in Damascus: a happy life, with a happy family, in a happy country.

  4. Washington’s Ambiguity Equals De Facto Sanctions On Teheran

    Friday, March 30, 2018

    UNITED NATIONS, Mar 30 (IPS) - Over the last few months, the United States' rhetoric on the Iran nuclear agreement has been ambiguous, creating an uncertain environment for investors. With John Bolton, President Donald Trump has now appointed a national security adviser who is actively seeking to leave the Iran deal.

  5. Chemical Weapons in Syria? Time for Outrage

    Wednesday, March 28, 2018

    NEW YORK, Mar 28 (IPS) - US Defense Secretary James Mattis dropped a political bombshell last week when he said the U.S. has no evidence to confirm reports that the Syrian government had used the deadly chemical sarin on its citizens.

  6. A New Low for Security Council as Russia Takes Syrian Human Rights Off the Table

    Thursday, March 22, 2018

    NEW YORK, Mar 22 (IPS) - Sherine Tadros is Head of Amnesty International's UN Office in New YorkThere is nothing controversial about saying the UN Security Council has failed Syria. Diplomats have openly admitted it, journalists have written about it, human rights organizations have declared it - several times over in the past seven years. But what happened this week was deplorable and unacceptable, even by the very low standards we now have for the Council when it comes to Syria.

  7. Asian & African Migrants Continue To Face Exploitation in Mideast

    Thursday, March 22, 2018

    AMMAN, Jordan, Mar 22 (IPS) - With more and more people living outside their country of origin, it is becoming increasingly clear that stronger legal parameters -- within and between nations --- are required to protect the most vulnerable of migrants from denial of access to fundamental rights.

  8. Restoring U.S. Aid Crucial to Avoid a Water Catastrophe in Gaza

    Wednesday, March 21, 2018

    GAZA CITY, Mar 21 (IPS) - Matthias Schmale is Director of Operations in Gaza for the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East.    This article is part of a series of stories and op-eds launched by IPS on the occasion of World Water Day on March 22.World Water Day (March 22) could not come at a more critical time for the people of Gaza who are facing a humanitarian catastrophe The recent decision by the United States to reduce funding for the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA), jeopardizes its role as a critical source of clean drinking water when Gaza's supplies slow to a drip.

  9. Is UN’s Ambitious Global Compact the Last Word on the Migrant Crisis?

    Friday, March 16, 2018

    UNITED NATIONS, Mar 16 (IPS) - As the death toll keeps mounting and the humanitarian crises continue unabated, the life of the average migrant or refugee has largely turned out to be an unmitigated nightmare.

  10. Water Stress Poses Greatest Threat to MENA Region

    Thursday, March 15, 2018

    ROME, Mar 15 (IPS) - This year, World Water Day, celebrated annually on 22 March, is themed "Nature for Water", examining nature-based solutions (NBS) to the world's water problems.

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