News headlines for “Natural Disasters”

  1. The High Cost of Ageing

    Friday, June 23, 2017

    Jun 23 (IPS) - Evidence shows that health systems must be recast to accommodate the needs of chronic disease prevention.

  2. UN Response Teams Underfunded as Costs Hit Staggering $23.5 Billion

    Friday, June 23, 2017

    UNITED NATIONS, Jun 23 (IPS) - UN response teams that help the most vulnerable people in the world are still largely underfunded, a new status report has revealed.

    The funding available to the teams is no match for the record number of people—141 million—who need assistance today.

  3. No Wall for Ethiopia, Rather an Open Door—Even for Its Enemy

    Thursday, June 22, 2017

    ADINBRIED, Ethiopia, Jun 22 (IPS) - It's one thing to read about the exodus of souls flowing out of Eritrea, it's quite another to look into the tired eyes, surrounded by dust and grime, of a 14-year-old Eritrean girl who's just arrived on the Ethiopian side of the shared border.

  4. Sexual Violence Fuels Vicious Recruitment Cycle in Congolese Militia

    Tuesday, June 20, 2017

    UNITED NATIONS, Jun 20 (IPS) - In the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), the active recruitment of young girls by armed militias has produced disastrous effects—facing social stigma when they're freed, many girls find their way back to these violent groups and rejoin them.

  5. Half of World’s Civilian War Deaths Occurred in Syria, Iraq and Yemen

    Tuesday, June 20, 2017

    ROME/GENEVA, Jun 20 (IPS) - Between 2010 and 2015, nearly half of all civilian war deaths worldwide occurred in Syria, Iraq and Yemen, a major independent, neutral organisation ensuring humanitarian protection and assistance for victims of war and armed violence informs.

  6. Children Now More Than Half of the 65 Million Displaced

    Tuesday, June 20, 2017

    UNITED NATIONS, Jun 20 (IPS) - Around 20 people are newly displaced every minute of the day, according to a new report.

    In its annual Global Trends reportthe UN's refugee agency UNHCR has recorded unprecedented and concerning levels of displacement around the world.

  7. The World Society Needs to Express Greater Solidarity for Refugees Worldwide

    Tuesday, June 20, 2017

    GENEVA, Jun 20 (IPS) - The world is heading into troubled waters as we are witnessing an unprecedented movement of people – refugees, migrants and internally displaced persons (IDPs) alike – fleeing from misery, poverty and conflicts. The refugee crisis that has swept across Europe and the Middle East is becoming the 21st century's most protracted crisis with no immediate solution in sight. The world has not witnessed a more complex movement of people since the end of the Second World War; thousands of human beings undertake perilous and treacherous journeys in hope for a better and a safer future. Many of them perish during these hazardous journeys. How can we forget the words the British-Somali poet Warsan Shire who said:

  8. Achieving Universal Health Coverage (UHC) in Kenya through Innovative Financing

    Monday, June 19, 2017

    NAIROBI, Kenya, Jun 19 (IPS) - Every year, one million Kenyans are driven below the poverty line by healthcare-related expenditures. Poverty predisposes them to disease and slows all aspects of growth in the economy.

  9. Housing Refugees of the Middle East Conflicts: Where Will They Go?

    Friday, June 16, 2017

    UNITED NATIONS, Jun 16 (IPS) - Prolonged conflicts in the Middle East have led to a deadly humanitarian crisis, with as many as 17.5 million people displaced in Syria, Iraq and Yemen.

  10. BRICS to Lead World’s Efforts to Eradicate Hunger, Poverty by 2030

    Friday, June 16, 2017

    ROME, Jun 16 (IPS) - With the clock ticking toward the 2030 deadline for meeting the international goals to eradicate hunger and poverty, five of the world's most important emerging economies are well positioned to take a leading role in helping to achieve these objectives, according to the United Nations.

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