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Bringing the Bridges Home

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

BERLIN, Apr 23 (IPS) - As foreign forces withdraw slowly from Afghanistan, they leave behind a vulnerable band of people who were their ears and guides on the ground. These people who served as interpreters, face a life of threats and uncertainties. Many have been killed.

U.S. Foreign Aid Approach Is Outdated, Experts Say

Friday, April 18, 2014

WASHINGTON, Apr 18 (IPS) - U.S. foreign aid is becoming increasingly outdated, analysts here are suggesting.

Civil Society Wants More Influence in New Development Agenda

Thursday, April 17, 2014

MEXICO CITY, Apr 17 (IPS) - Making international cooperation more effective requires a civil society with greater influence in the negotiations of the development agenda that the world's governments are to adopt in 2015, civil society representatives said at an international meeting in Mexico.

Saving Caribbean Tourism from the Sea

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, Apr 16 (IPS) - Faced with the prospect of losing miles of beautiful white beaches – and the millions in tourist dollars that come with them - from erosion driven by climate change, Barbados is taking steps to protect its coastline as a matter of economic survival.

Valparaíso Blaze Highlights the City’s Poverty

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

, Apr 15 (IPS) - The blaze that tore through the Chilean port city of Valparaíso revealed the dark side of one of the most important tourist destinations in this South American country, which hides in its hills high levels of poverty and inequality.

'Sanitation for All' a Rapidly Receding Goal

Saturday, April 12, 2014

WASHINGTON, Apr 12 (IPS) - World leaders on Friday discussed plans to expand sustainable access for water, sanitation and hygiene, focusing in particular on how to reach those in remote rural areas and slums where development projects have been slow to penetrate.

Trauma Still Fresh for Rwanda’s Survivors of Genocidal Rape

Friday, April 11, 2014

KIGALI, Apr 11 (IPS) - Claudine Umuhoza's son turned 19 this Apr. 1. And while he may be one of at least thousands of children who were conceived during the Rwandan genocide, he's not officially classified as a survivor of it. But his mother is.

When Medicines Don't Work Anymore

Thursday, April 10, 2014

GENEVA, Apr 10 (IPS) - The growing crisis of antibiotic resistance is catching the attention of policy-makers, but not at a fast enough rate to tackle it. More diseases are affected by resistance, meaning the bacteria cannot be killed even if different drugs are used on some patients, who then succumb.

Soaring Child Poverty – a Blemish on Spain

Wednesday, April 09, 2014

MALAGA, Spain, Apr 09 (IPS) - "I don't want them to grow up with the notion that they're poor," says Catalina González, referring to her two young sons. The family has been living in an apartment rent-free since December in exchange for fixing it up, in the southern Spanish city of Málaga.

Kenya’s Pastoralists Show their Green Thumbs

Wednesday, April 09, 2014

ISIOLO COUNTY, Kenya, Apr 09 (IPS) - For more than a decade Dima Wario from Rupa, a village in Merti division, northern Kenya, escaped death and watched helplessly as many in his community died in a spate of fatal clashes over receding resources.

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