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  1. Not True that Hunger Doesn’t Discriminate -- It Does

    Friday, October 13, 2017

    ROME, Oct 13 (IPS) - In a world where only 8 individuals – all of them men—possess as much as half of all the planet's wealth, and it will take women 170 years to be paid as men are*, inequality appears to be a key feature of the current economic model. Now a new study reveals that there is also a widening gap in hunger.

  2. Food Insecurity and Forced Displacement of People: Where do we Draw the Line?

    Friday, October 13, 2017

    GENEVA, Oct 13 (IPS) - The World Food Programme estimates that more than 100 million people worldwide face severe food insecurity. The situation is most severe in countries affected by conflict and violence including Afghanistan, Nigeria, Syria, South Sudan and Yemen affecting more than 40 million people. Another 22 million people in Ethiopia, Malawi, Zimbabwe, Haiti and Mozambique are affected by the adverse impact of climate change and environmental degradation.

  3. Forcing Displaced Nigerians May Worsen Humanitarian Crisis

    Friday, October 13, 2017

    Maiduguri City, Nigeria, Oct 13 (IPS) - Haja grabbed her eight children and fled as Boko Haram set her home ablaze two years ago. Today we sit in her hut in a displacement camp, and she wonders how she is going to keep her children fed. I've spoken to many families in Nigeria's north-eastern Monguno town. Their stories paint a horrifically detailed picture of the brutal violence these communities have endured over the past eight years.

  4. Land Settlement Empowers: Bangladesh Sets an Example

    Friday, October 13, 2017

    Maijdee, Noakhali (Bangladesh), Oct 13 (IPS) - History was made for 400 landless families in the remote char lands of Noakhali district. On October 11, they all received land titles from the government for which they had waited for over two decades. In Bangladesh, as in other countries, the title is a permanent legal ownership document.

  5. Rohingya Refugee Women Bring Stories of Unspeakable Violence

    Tuesday, October 10, 2017

    COX'S BAZAR, Bangladesh, Oct 10 (IPS) - Yasmin, 26, holds her 10-day-old baby, who she gave birth to in a crowded refugee camp in Cox's Bazar, a southeastern district bordering Myanmar.

  6. How to Eradicate Rural Poverty, End Urban Malnutrition – A New Approach

    Monday, October 09, 2017

    ROME, Oct 09 (IPS) - Population growth, increasing urbanisation, modern technologies, and climate change are transforming the world at a fast pace. But what direction are these transformations headed in? Are they benefitting the poor and the food insecure? And will the food systems of the future be able to feed and employ the millions of young people poised to enter labour markets in the decades to come?

  7. Back-to-Back Hurricanes Take Heavy Roll on the Caribbean

    Wednesday, October 04, 2017

    UNITED NATIONS, Oct 04 (IPS) - As you know, we are coming off a jam-packed High-level week and opening of the General Assembly. Some of the most important speeches during that period came from leaders of Caribbean nations reeling from back-to-back hurricanes.

  8. Why American Overseas Aid Should Focus on SDGs?

    Wednesday, October 04, 2017

    PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC, Oct 04 (IPS) - The average American believes the US spends a whopping third of its federal budget on foreign aid. Consequently, a majority of people think that too much is spent on foreign aid. That is one reason US President Donald J. Trump, who has campaigned on putting the needs of Americans first, has proposed deep cuts to foreign aid in his 2018 budget.

  9. US Call for Suspending Arms Sales to Myanmar Faces Road Block in Security Council

    Tuesday, October 03, 2017

    UNITED NATIONS, Oct 03 (IPS) - When US Ambassador Nikki Haley called for a virtual arms embargo against the repressive and much-maligned military regime in Myanmar, she took a passing shot at two of her fellow veto-wielding, permanent members of the Security Council – namely China and Russia – who are primary arms suppliers to the increasingly politically-isolated nation.

  10. Women and Girls: The Hardest Hit Rohingya Refugees

    Tuesday, October 03, 2017

    BANGLADESH, Oct 03 (IPS) - Of the nearly half a million Rohingya refugees who've fled across the border and have sought refuge in Bangladesh, women and girls are the most at risk, sleeping under open skies, roadsides, and forest areas with little or no protection.

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