News headlines for “Natural Disasters”

  1. UN Peacekeeping Should Not Violate Charter or Principles of Sovereignty of Member States

    Friday, November 08, 2019

    UNITED NATIONS, Nov 08 (IPS) - Given the political, economic and social exigencies of contemporary peacekeeping, it is important that the Department of Political and Peacebuilding Affairs (DPPA) remains engaged in the process.

  2. Zimbabwe’s Inflation Makes it Hard to Keep Track of Cost of Living

    Friday, November 08, 2019

    HARARE, Nov 08 (IPS) - Stung by the country's spiralling inflation, Zimbabwe's government workers took to the streets this week for the first ever police-sectioned march demanding improved wages.

  3. UN Agency for Palestinians in Crisis as Chief Quits

    Thursday, November 07, 2019

    UNITED NATIONS, Nov 07 (IPS) - The United Nations agency for Palestinian refugees was in "crisis mode" on Wednesday after director Pierre Krahenbuhl resigned amid a misconduct probe over whether he fast-tracked his girlfriend into a top aid job, analysts said.

  4. Urgent Need to Replace Competition with Cooperation in the Aral Sea Basin

    Thursday, November 07, 2019

    NUR-SULTAN CITY, Kazakhstan, Nov 07 (IPS) - The water resources in Central Asia's Aral Sea Basin support the lives and livelihoods of about 70 million people — a population greater than Thailand, France, or South Africa.

  5. Europe’s Green Deal is Turning Red

    Wednesday, November 06, 2019

    KIEL, Germany, Nov 06 (IPS) - Global temperatures are set to rise by a catastrophic 3°C by the end of the century unless we take major action. The next 10 years in particular are crucial.

  6. The Fight for Bread Became a Fight for Freedom

    Tuesday, November 05, 2019

    UNITED NATIONS, Nov 05 (IPS) - My name is Alaa Salah. I am 22 years old and I grew up in Khartoum. Before the revolution, I was a student of architectural engineering. I did not grow up around politics, but in an ordinary middle-class family—my mother is a designer and my father owns a construction company.

  7. Prepare to Win: Tsunami Awareness and Preparedness

    Tuesday, November 05, 2019

    UNITED NATIONS, Nov 05 (IPS) - Once considered rare in their occurrence, in the last 10 years tsunamis have struck nearly every year: from Samoa to Chile, and from Iceland to New Zealand.

  8. Red Alert for Blue Planet and small island states

    Thursday, October 31, 2019

    ROME, Oct 31 (IPS) - Barely a week passes without alarming news of the most recent scientific research into the global climate crisis compounding a growing sense of urgency, particularly the impact on small island states from rising sea levels and extreme weather.

  9. Solar Tubewells Suck Water out of Sindh Desert

    Friday, October 25, 2019

    Oct 25 (IPS) - Cheap and reliable solar technology has bolstered the use of tubewells in Sindh; but as groundwater is sucked out rapidly, life is under a grave threat

    At the southern end of Pakistan's Sindh-Balochistan border near the Kirthar mountain range, Sindh's Kachho desert has witnessed an unprecedented surge in the use of solar-powered tubewells for groundwater extraction in agriculture.

  10. World’s Spreading Humanitarian Crises Leave Millions of Children Without Schools or Education

    Thursday, October 24, 2019

    UNITED NATIONS, Oct 24 (IPS) - As massive protests escalated worldwide last month, millions of children walked out of schools to demonstrate against the lackadaisical response – primarily from world leaders --to the ongoing climate emergency resulting in floods, droughts, typhoons, heat waves and wildfires devastating human lives.

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