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Argentina and United Arab Emirates Open New Stage in Bilateral Relations

Friday, February 05, 2016

, Feb 05 (IPS) - With United Arab Emirates' foreign minister Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan's visit to Argentina, the two countries launched a new stage in bilateral relations, kicked off by high-level meetings and a package of accords.

Ebola Recovery Funds Impossible to Track, Says New Study

Monday, February 01, 2016

UNITED NATIONS, Feb 01 (IPS) - When the Ebola epidemic devastated three West African countries – Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea two years ago – the international community responded with pledges of over $5.8 billion in funds to fight the disease which has killed over 11,300 people.

Response to Ethiopia’s Drought: A Story of Success or Anguish?

Friday, January 29, 2016

IDAGA HAMUS, Ethiopia, Jan 29 (IPS) - Inside a health clinic run by the Catholic Daughters of Saint Anne, a nurse wraps a special tape measure around the upper arm of 2-year-old Rodas cradled in her mother's arms. The tape reads yellow, meaning "moderately" malnourished, according to the attending nurse.

UN Fighting Losing Battle Over Global Humanitarian Crises

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

UNITED NATIONS, Jan 27 (IPS) - As the global refugee crises continues to worsen by the hour, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is quick to point out that when he took office in January 2007, the international appeal for funds for humanitarian emergencies was only about 4.0 billion dollars annually.

Activists Accuse India of Violating UN Convention on Child Rights

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

NEW DELHI, Jan 26 (IPS) - Civil rights groups and child welfare activists have strongly protested against the enactment of a new Juvenile Justice Act by the Indian parliament, lowering the age of a legally defined juvenile for trial from 18 to 16- years old in heinous crimes cases.

Iraq’s Civilians Continue to Bear the Brunt of Instability: UAE Paper/Newswire

Friday, January 22, 2016

ROME, Jan 22 (IPS) - At least 18,802 people were killed in Iraq and another 36,245 were injured; this is the number of civilians killed in violence over the past two years and it is staggering.

Syria: Minding the Minds II

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

OSLO, Jan 12 (IPS) - Baher Kamal, in … And All of a Sudden Syria!: "The "big five," the United Nations veto powers, have just agreed United Nations Resolution 2254 of 18-12-2015, time to end the Syrian five-year long human tragedy; they waited until 300,000 innocent civilians were killed and 4.5 million humans lost as refugees and homeless at home, hundreds of field testing of state-of-the-art drones made, and daily U.S., British, French and Russian bombing carried out." No Chinese bombing.

Once Auctioned, What to Do with Syrian Refugees?

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

MADRID, Jan 12 (IPS) - Few months ago, an unprecedented "humanitarian auction" was opened in Brussels at the European Commission, shortly after watching the image of the three-year old Syrian child that the sea threw up on the Turkish shores. The "auction" was about deciding upon the number of Syrian refugees to be hosted by each EU country. Germany won the largest batch.

Loneliness and Memories, Syrian Refugees Struggle in Safe Spaces

Monday, January 11, 2016

ZARQa, Jordan, Jan 11 (IPS) - Emelline Mahmoud Ilyas is an outgoing 35-year-old mother of three from Syria. Sitting in a community centre in Zarqa, Jordan, where she just held a meeting with Jordanian and Syrian parents on the subject of childcare, she remembers the 'journey of death' that led her family to the Hashemite Kingdom.

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