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Instead of Scaling up Funding for Education, Major Donors Are Cutting Back

Saturday, April 18, 2015

UNITED NATIONS, Apr 18 (IPS) - Despite commitments by the international community to achieve universal primary education by 2015, funds for education have been decreasing over the past ten years, according to a report released Friday by the global advocacy campaign ‘A World at School'.

U.N. Struggles to Cope with New Humanitarian Crisis in Yemen

Friday, April 17, 2015

UNITED NATIONS, Apr 17 (IPS) - The United Nations, which is providing humanitarian aid to over 50 million refugees worldwide, is struggling to cope with a new crisis in hand: death and destruction in Yemen.

Women Farmers in Patagonia Rewrite Their History in Chile

Friday, April 17, 2015

VALLE SIMPSON, Chile, Apr 17 (IPS) - More than 100 women small farmers from Chile's southern Patagonia region have joined together in a new association aimed at achieving economic autonomy and empowerment, in an area where machismo and gender inequality are the norm.

Fears Grow for Indigenous People in Path of Massive Ethiopian Dam

Friday, April 17, 2015

ADDIS ABABA, Apr 17 (IPS) - A United Nations mission is due to take place this month to assess the impact of Ethiopia's massive Gilgel Gibe III hydroelectric power project on the Omo River which feeds Lake Turkana, the world's largest desert lake, lying mostly in northwest Kenya with its northern tip extending into Ethiopia.

Investigation Tears Veil Off World Bank’s “Promise” to Eradicate Poverty

Thursday, April 16, 2015

UNITED NATIONS, Apr 16 (IPS) - An expose published Thursday by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) and its media partners has revealed that in the course of a single decade, 3.4 million people were evicted from their homes, torn away from their lands or otherwise displaced by projects funded by the World Bank.

1.7 Billion Dollars Needed to Improve Ebola-hit Countries' Health Care, Says Oxfam

Thursday, April 16, 2015

UNITED NATIONS, Apr 16 (IPS) - The international humanitarian charity Oxfam is calling on the World Bank and major donors to raise 1.7 billion dollars to improve poor health systems in Ebola-affected countries and strengthen community networks for preventing another epidemic.

Clean Cookstoves Could Change the Lives of Millions in Nepal

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

PHARPING, Nepal, Apr 15 (IPS) - When 26-year-old Laxmi married into the Archaya household in Chhaimale village, Pharping, south of Nepal's capital Kathmandu, she didn't think she would be spending half the day in the kitchen inhaling smoke from the stove.

Antigua Draws a Line in the Sand

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

ST. JOHN’S, Antigua, Apr 15 (IPS) - Jabberwock beach, located on the northeastern coast of Antigua, features a mile-long white sand beach and is a favourite with locals and visitors alike. 

Acid Attacks Still a Burning Issue in India

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

NEW DELHI, Apr 15 (IPS) - Vinita Panikker, 26, considers herself "the world's most unfortunate woman".

Kenya Orders Somali Refugee Camp Sheltering Thousands to Move

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

NEW YORK, Apr 14 (IPS) - The United Nations, which is sheltering over 600,000 refugees from war-torn Somalia, has been ordered by Kenyan authorities to relocate the camp in three months.

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