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Analysis: Are Young People the Answer to Africa's Food Security?

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Lusaka, Zambia, Nov 24 (IPS) - Are you young, energetic, creative, ambitious and need a job? Africa's agriculture sector needs you!

Cubans Seeking the American Dream, Stranded in Costa Rica

Monday, November 23, 2015

SAN JOSÉ, Nov 23 (IPS) - Thousands of Cubans heading for the United States have been stranded at the Costa Rican-Nicaraguan border since mid-November, waiting for the authorities in Managua to authorise their passage north.

Opinion: China’s New South-South Funds – a Global Game Changer?

Monday, November 16, 2015

GENEVA, Nov 16 (IPS) - South-South cooperation is usually seen as a poor second fiddle to North-South aid in the world of development assistance. Indeed, developing countries' policy makers themselves insist that South-South cooperation can only supplement but not replace North-South cooperation.

Acute Malnutrition: A Community Fights Back

Thursday, November 12, 2015

DHARNI, India, Nov 12 (IPS) - In the semi-darkness of her hut in Berdaballa, a forest village 610 km northeast of Mumbai, 28-year old Babita Mavaskar sat with her newborn baby boy watching him checked by a paramedic in an important antenatal exam. After about 20 minutes the health worker emerged from the shelter and made a big announcement, "All is well. Everything, the weight, temperature and height … is normal."

Disaster Strikes Pakistan’s Khyber Region, Aid Efforts Slow in Coming

Monday, November 09, 2015

PESHAWAR, Pakistan, Nov 09 (IPS) - Jauhar Shah lost everything. His house came tumbling down while his family was sleeping. He survived but his wife and daughter did not. The October 26 tremor measuring 8.1 Richter scale changed his life forever.

Kurdish Highlanders Fear the Sky

Friday, November 06, 2015

QANDIL MOUNTAINS, Iraq, Nov 06 (IPS) - You can find those popular Turkish chocolate and orange biscuits, and there are also shovels for the coming winter snow. There's also no shortage of those popular watches boasting the face of Abdullah Ocalan, the imprisoned leader of the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK).

Urgently Needed: Studies Linking Land Degradation, Migration, Conflict and Political Instability

Thursday, November 05, 2015

ANKARA, Turkey, Nov 05 (IPS) - Some 135 million people could be displaced by 2045 as a result of land desertification, according to a recent UK ministry of defence report. This figure could rise to 200 million who are displaced by other climate change impacts like natural disasters by 2050, said British environment refugee specialist Norman Myers.

Central America Seeks Recognition of Its Vulnerability to Climate Change

Friday, October 30, 2015

SAN JOSE, Oct 30 (IPS) - For decades, the countries of Central America have borne the heavy impact of extreme climate phenomena like hurricanes and severe drought. Now, six of them are demanding that the entire planet recognise their climate vulnerability.

Pakistani Communities Reel in the Wake of Massive Earthquake

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

PESHAWAR, Oct 28 (IPS) - "My grandmother rushed inside the room to save me. Roof suddenly collapsed and she died," said 12-year-old Mushtari Bibi.

A New Framework in an Age of Migration

Monday, October 12, 2015

, Oct 12 (IPS) - With the worldwide numbers of displaced people at all-time highs, migration has become the watchword for humanitarian crises.

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