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  1. Dams Hurt Indigenous and Fishing Communities in Brazilian Amazon

    Monday, October 16, 2017

    ALTA FLORESTA, Brazil, Oct 16 (IPS) - The dirty water is killing more and more fish and ‘Taricaya' yellow-spotted river turtles every day. In addition, the river is not following its usual cycle, and the water level rises or declines without warning, regardless of the season, complained three Munduruku indigenous law students in the south of Brazil's Amazon rainforest.

  2. After 13 Years, UN Peacekeeping Mission Closes Doors in Haiti

    Monday, October 16, 2017

    UNITED NATIONS, Oct 16 (IPS) - The UN peacekeeping mission ended its operations in the Caribbean nation of Haiti after 13 years on October 15.

    The UN Stabilization Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH), which aimed to bring stability to a politically chaotic Haiti of 2004, will transfer power to the UN Mission for Justice Support in Haiti (MINUJUSTH), a much smaller successor mission that is going to assist the government on security issues.

  3. Can the Kenyan Lion Kick High Enough to Be the South Korean Tiger of Africa?

    Monday, October 16, 2017

    NAIROBI, Kenya, Oct 16 (IPS) - In 1953 South Korea emerged from the ravages of a debilitating war, yet the total gross domestic product in nominal terms has surged 31,000 fold since 1953.

  4. Hunger in Africa, Land of Plenty

    Saturday, October 14, 2017

    SYDNEY and KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 14 (IPS) - Globally, 108 million people faced food crises in 2016, compared to about 80 million in 2015 – an increase of 35%, according to the 2017 Global Report on Food Crises. Another 123 million people were ‘stressed', contributing to around 230 million such food insecure people in 2016, of whom 72% were in Africa.

  5. How to Change the Future of Migration

    Saturday, October 14, 2017

    ROME, Oct 14 (IPS) - The world is on the move. More people have been forced to flee their homes than at any time since the Second World War due to increased conflict and political instability, hunger, poverty, and an increase in extreme weather events linked to climate change.

  6. Food for Thoughtful Health

    Friday, October 13, 2017

    OXFORD, United Kingdom, Oct 13 (IPS) - Milk and cookies, macaroni and cheese, fish and chips. Some foods seem to match perfectly together to the point where one can't go without the other. Food and health, while maybe not as catchy, should be viewed in the same light. Without good food it is hard to maintain good health; without good food growing practices it is difficult to maintain a healthy planet.

  7. Overcoming the Challenges: Securing the World’s Food, Energy and Water

    Friday, October 13, 2017

    SURREY, United Kingdom, Oct 13 (IPS) - According to the United Nations estimates almost 800 million people suffer from chronic hunger (1 in every 9 persons on the planet) and a higher number (1 in 3) suffer from malnutrition. 1 in every 5 persons (1.4 billion people) have no access to electricity worldwide (living with energy poverty) whilst 1 in 10 people do not have access to clean water.  With climate change, this situation is worsening across many parts of the world.

  8. Not True that Hunger Doesn’t Discriminate -- It Does

    Friday, October 13, 2017

    ROME, Oct 13 (IPS) - In a world where only 8 individuals – all of them men—possess as much as half of all the planet's wealth, and it will take women 170 years to be paid as men are*, inequality appears to be a key feature of the current economic model. Now a new study reveals that there is also a widening gap in hunger.

  9. Women are Pivotal to Addressing Hunger, Malnutrition and Poverty

    Friday, October 13, 2017

    UNITED NATIONS, Oct 13 (IPS) - The 16th of October marks World Food Day, a reminder to the international community of the criticality of treating food security as a 21st Century priority if sustainable development, peace and security and the realisation of human rights are to be achieved.

  10. Food Insecurity and Forced Displacement of People: Where do we Draw the Line?

    Friday, October 13, 2017

    GENEVA, Oct 13 (IPS) - The World Food Programme estimates that more than 100 million people worldwide face severe food insecurity. The situation is most severe in countries affected by conflict and violence including Afghanistan, Nigeria, Syria, South Sudan and Yemen affecting more than 40 million people. Another 22 million people in Ethiopia, Malawi, Zimbabwe, Haiti and Mozambique are affected by the adverse impact of climate change and environmental degradation.

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