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  1. Venezuela’s Oil Industry Is Falling Apart

    Tuesday, December 19, 2017

    CARACAS, Dec 19 (IPS) - Corruption in the Venezuelan state oil industry, denounced by the government itself, and with former ministers and senior managers behind bars, is the latest evidence that, in the country with the largest oil reserves on the planet, the industry on which the economy depends is falling apart.

  2. Long Maligned for Deforestation, Charcoal Emerges from the Shadows

    Monday, December 18, 2017

    CHOMA, Zambia, Dec 18 (IPS) - "We have various financial obligations that push us to charcoal making. Top on the list is farming inputs and school fees," explains Arclay Moonga, a charcoal producer and chairperson of the recently formed Choma District Charcoal Association in Southern Zambia.

  3. Water, Water Everywhere, Costs More Than You Might Think

    Monday, December 18, 2017

    WASHINTON DC, Dec 18 (IPS) - Without reliable access to water, human beings cannot survive. Yet 3 out of 10 people do not have a safely managed water supply, and 6 out of 10 lack safely managed sanitation. Over 2 billion people drank water that was fecally contaminated in 2015, and the World Bank estimates that the annual cost of poor sanitation is in excess of $260 billion annually.

  4. No Health Protection for Migrant-Women Healthcare Givers

    Monday, December 18, 2017

    ROME, Dec 18 (IPS) - While the media may be attracted by images of migrants drowning or sold as slaves, another flagrant but lesser-known drama is that of care workers, who are overwhelmingly women, often migrants, and who make a very large contribution to global public health, but are exposed to great health risks themselves with little or no protection, let alone basic labour rights.

  5. Helping Nepal by Working Abroad

    Monday, December 18, 2017

    Dec 18 (IPS) - Only a few millimeters of corrugated metal keeps us apart from the advancing dusk.

  6. Rohingyas: Lurching from Crisis to Crisis

    Saturday, December 16, 2017

    COX'S BAZAR, Bangladesh, Dec 16 (IPS) - Ferdous Begum was cleaning her child after he had defecated in the open, using leaves she collected from a nearby tree at Bangladesh's Teknaf Nature Park. The settlement is packed with Rohingya refugees who fled military persecution in Myanmar since August.

  7. Climate Change Threatens Mexican Agriculture

    Thursday, December 14, 2017

    MEXICO CITY, Dec 14 (IPS) - Azael Meléndez recalls the tornado that in May 2015 struck his hometown of San Gregorio Atlapulco, in Xochimilco, on the outskirts of Mexico City.

  8. SLIDESHOW: Tales of the 21st Century - Rohingyas Without a State

    Thursday, December 14, 2017

    COX'S BAZAR, Bangladesh, Dec 14 (IPS) - The world has witnessed innumerable images of the long walk to 'freedom' of Rohingya women, children and men. Some trudged for endless hours and days, many carrying elderly parents and babies in baskets, with the women suffering the unimaginable trauma having been victims of rape, torture and harassment.

  9. Rohingya Refugees Endure Lingering Trauma

    Thursday, December 14, 2017

    COX'S BAZAR, Bangladesh, Dec 14 (IPS) - Twelve-year-old Rubina still struggles with the horrors she witnessed in her homeland in Myanmar before fleeing to neighbouring Bangladesh three months ago.

  10. Money Talks at One Planet Summit in Paris

    Thursday, December 14, 2017

    PARIS, Dec 14 (IPS) - As funding to combat climate change has lagged behind lofty words, the One Planet Summit in France this week invited governments and business leaders to put money on the table.

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