News headlines for “Natural Disasters”, page 2

  1. Let Food Be Thy Medicine

    Tuesday, August 14, 2018

    BRAZZAVILLE, Congo, Aug 14 (IPS) - Adelheid Onyango is Adviser for Nutrition at the World Health Organization's Regional Office for Africa and Bibi Giyose is Senior Nutrition and Food Systems officer, and Special Advisor to the CEO of the New Partnership for Africa's Development (NEPAD).

    When faced with a crisis, our natural reaction is to deal with its immediate threats. Ateka* came to the make-shift clinic with profuse diarrhoea: they diagnosed cholera. The urgent concern in the midst of that humanitarian crisis was to treat the infection and send her home as quickly as possible. But she came back to the treatment centre a few days later – not for cholera, but because she was suffering from severe acute malnutrition. Doctors had saved her life but not restored her health. And there were others too, who like Ateka eventually succumbed to severe malnutrition.

  2. How the Yanadi, an Oppressed Indigenous People in India, are Reclaiming Their Rights One Village At a Time

    Tuesday, August 07, 2018

    NELLORE DISTRICT, India, Aug 07 (IPS) - This article is part of a series of stories and op-eds initiated by IPS on the occasion of the International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples, on August 9.

    Under the blazing midday sun, a tractor moves slowly along a dirt trail in Macharawari Pallem, a village of the Yanadi indigenous people located some three hours from Chennai city in South India. Atop the tractor, women of the village – 36 in all – sit expectantly, ignoring the heat. Squeals of excitement fill the air as the tractor slowly halts near a stretch of rice fields.

  3. Peace & Equal Political Participation of Women in the DRC

    Friday, July 27, 2018

    UNITED NATIONS, Jul 27 (IPS) - Justine Masika Bihamba is President of Synergie des Femmes, a women's organization based in Goma, DRC, and partner of global women's group Donor Direct Action.

    I am a women's human rights defender and President of Synergie des Femmesa platform of 35 organizations working for the improvement, promotion, defense, respect and protection of women's rights in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).

  4. Support of Influential World Leaders Not Enough to End Rohingya Crisis

    Thursday, July 19, 2018

    DHAKA, Jul 19 (IPS) - Despite having the strong support of influential global leaders, Bangladesh has ‘missed' the opportunity to mobilise the world's superpowers and place pressure on Myanmar to allow for the repatriation of the Rohingya refugees.

  5. Immigration, Lot of Myths and Little Reality

    Tuesday, July 17, 2018

    ROME, Jul 17 (IPS) - According to the latest statistics, the total flow of immigrants so far in 2018 is 50.000 people, compared with 186,768 last year, 1,259,955 in 2016 and 1,327,825 in 2015. The difference between reality and perceptions is so astonishing, we are clearly witnessing one of the most brilliant manipulations in history.

  6. Mission Accomplished: 15 Years of Peacekeeping Success in Liberia

    Thursday, July 12, 2018

    UNITED NATIONS, Jul 12 (IPS) - Kingsley Ighobor, Africa Renewal* On a bright, sunny day in January this year, Liberian president Ellen Johnson Sirleaf turned over power to George Weah, a decorated soccer star, following peaceful and successful elections. This marked Liberia's first democratic transfer of power in more than 70 years.

  7. Family Planning Is A Human Right

    Wednesday, July 11, 2018

    UNITED NATIONS, Jul 11 (IPS) - It has been five decades since the international community affirmed the right to family planning but women still remain unable to enjoy this right, which is increasingly under attack around the world.

  8. Europe Needs to Stop the Criminal Business Behind Immigration

    Tuesday, July 10, 2018

    ROME, Jul 10 (IPS) - Debating on migration as an emergency is a huge mistake and treating it as such opens the door for illegal and unfair activities, says a migration expert.

  9. “We Have to Redefine Policies for Sustainable Development”

    Monday, July 09, 2018

    BONN, Germany, Jul 09 (IPS) - Jens Martens is Director of Global Policy Forum, and coordinates the Reflection Group on the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

    When UN Member States adopted the 2030 Agenda, they signaled with the title Transforming our World that it should trigger fundamental changes in politics and society.

    But three years after its adoption, most governments have failed to turn the proclaimed transformational vision of the 2030 Agenda into real policies.

  10. Urgent Action Needed to Safeguard Saint Lucia’s Biodiversity

    Monday, July 09, 2018

    CASTRIES, St. Lucia, Jul 09 (IPS) - Wildlife conservationists consider it to be one of the most striking parrots of its kind. Saint Lucia's best-known species, the endangered Amazon parrot, is recognised by its bright green plumage, purple forehead and dusty red-tipped feathers. But a major conservation organisation is warning that climate change and a lack of care for the environment could have devastating consequences for Saint Lucia's healthy ecosystems and rich biodiversity, including the parrot.

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