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Myanmar Seeks to Break Vicious Circle of Flood and Drought

Sunday, May 22, 2016

HTITA, May 22 (IPS) - It has been two weeks now since the village of Htita, with its few bamboo houses hemmed in by parched, cracked earth and dried-out ponds, has enjoyed the novelty of its first ever water well.

When Emergencies Last for Decades

Friday, May 20, 2016

UNITED NATIONS, May 20 (IPS) - For the millions of people whose lives have been uprooted by conflict and natural disasters the average amount of time before they can return home is now 17 years.

Indigenous Peoples Inclusion at United Nations Incomplete

Friday, May 20, 2016

UNITED NATIONS, May 20 (IPS) - The United Nations Indigenous Forum is one of the UN's most culturally diverse bodies yet its inclusion within the overall UN system remains limited.

Refugees Brings Economic Benefits to Cities

Friday, May 20, 2016

UNITED NATIONS, May 20 (IPS) - Refugees are now more likely to live in cities than in refugee camps, bringing with them planning challenges but also opportunities for economic growth.

Climate Change Compounds Humanitarian Crises in Global South

Friday, May 20, 2016

SAN JOSE, May 20 (IPS) - As the Global South works to overcome a history of weak institutions, armed conflict and poverty-driven forced exodus, key causes of its humanitarian crises, developing countries now have to also fight to keep global warming from compounding their problems.

Will Canada Recognise Rights of Indigenous Peoples in Developing Countries Too?

Thursday, May 19, 2016

UNITED NATIONS, May 19 (IPS) - While Canada's long-awaited support for the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples brought hope and celebration last week, it's not yet clear whether the rights of Indigenous people in developing countries harmed by Canadian mining companies will also be included.

A Precarious Fate for Climate Migrants in India

Thursday, May 19, 2016

NEW DELHI, May 19 (IPS) - After the sea swallowed up her home and family in the Bangladeshi coastal district of Bhola along the Bay of Bengal, farmer Sanjeela Sheikh was heartbroken. Stripped of all her belongings, her fields swamped and her loved ones dead, she contemplated suicide.

Many Cities Don't Know How Dangerous Their Air Pollution Is

Thursday, May 19, 2016

UNITED NATIONS, May 19 (IPS) - China and India are not the only countries with an air pollution problem, 98 percent of cities in developing countries don't meet World Health Organization (WHO) air quality standards according to research published by the UN body last week.

Kenya's Young Inventors Shake Up Old Technology

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

NAIROBI, May 18 (IPS) - Emma Masibo and Lucy Bwire have many things in common.

Bees and Silkworms Spin Gold for Ethiopia’s Rural Youth

Monday, May 16, 2016

ADDIS ABABA, May 16 (IPS) - Beekeeping and silkworm farming have long been critical cogs of Ethiopian life, providing food, jobs and much needed income.

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