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  1. Climate-Related Disasters Cost Nearly $400 Billion in 2017

    Wednesday, January 31, 2018

    UNITED NATIONS, Jan 31 (IPS) - I am pleased to be with you at this important and timely summit on climate risk and to discuss the opportunities that are there for us to seize through decisive climate action.

  2. Why Humanitarian Assistance Needs Rigorous Evaluation

    Wednesday, January 31, 2018

    STOCKHOLM, Sweden, Jan 31 (IPS) - According to the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UNOCHA) and the Financial Tracking Service (FTS), the number of people in need of humanitarian aid in 2017 rose to 141.1 million and they were located in 37 countries.

  3. How Natural Disasters Undermine Schooling

    Tuesday, January 30, 2018

    WASHINGTON DC, Jan 30 (IPS) - In 2010, heavy monsoons led to devastating floods in Pakistan that destroyed 11,000 schools. Thousands of additional schools had to be used as community shelters, preventing them from operating as classrooms. In the immediate aftermath of climate-related events such as this, damage to schools and infrastructure often interrupt a child's education.

  4. Women on the Front Lines of Halting Deforestation

    Monday, January 29, 2018

    PLUMTREE, Zimbabwe, Jan 29 (IPS) - In Zimbabwe, the bulk of rural communities and urban poor still get their energy supplies from the forests, leading to deforestation and land degradation.

  5. The Myth that Davos Can Change the World

    Monday, January 29, 2018

    UNITED NATIONS, Jan 29 (IPS) - When the World Economic Forum (WEF) concluded in Davos, Switzerland last week, the outcome of the annual talk-fest was seemingly predictable—plenty of unrestrained platitudes but, surprisingly, less of the American populist, protectionist rhetoric.

  6. Trump’s 1st State of the Union: Refugee Policy & What Will Likely Go Unsaid

    Monday, January 29, 2018

    WASHINGTON DC, Jan 29 (IPS) - It is unlikely that President Trump will reverse his policies toward refugees in his State of the Union address on 30 January. Despite his expected silence on the state of U.S. and global refugee policy, there is a lot to say about how refugee policy has changed and will change in the future.

  7. Aid Group Shines Spotlight on the Neglected

    Wednesday, January 24, 2018

    UNITED NATIONS, Jan 24 (IPS) - Though 2017 was marked by stories of humanitarian disasters around the world, many crises remain under the radar with devastating consequences for those affected, a new report says.

  8. Migrants Without Shoes

    Tuesday, January 23, 2018

    DHAKA, Jan 23 (IPS) - Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 2013.

  9. Left Behind: Families of Migrants Wait in Limbo

    Saturday, January 20, 2018

    NANKAR, Bangladesh, Jan 20 (IPS) - Wahid Haider talks about his son's departure to Italy almost seven years ago without regret or hesitation. Haider has not seen Nayeem, now 30 years old, since he left Nankar in search of better economic prospects, travelling through Romania, where he spent several months, before entering Italy.

  10. Groups Condemn U.S. Cuts to Palestinian Refugee Agency

    Friday, January 19, 2018

    UNITED NATIONS, Jan 19 (IPS) - International organizations have criticized the United States' decision to cut more than half of planned funding to a UN agency serving Palestinian refugees.

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