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  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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?

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. Non-violence and lasting peace are key to secure the long-term stability of the Arab region

    Monday, October 02, 2017

    Geneva/Dubai, Oct 02 (IPS) - The Chairman of the Geneva Centre Dr. Hanif Hassan Ali Al Qassim is calling on the international community to address the surge of extremist violence exacerbating the volatile security situation in the Arab region. This appeal was made by Dr. Al Qassim in relation to the commemoration of the 2017 International Day of Non-Violence observed on 2 October 2017.

  10. Care for the elderly needs to be better targeted by the health system and social networks

    Thursday, September 28, 2017

    PHILADELPHIA and NEW DELHI, Sep 28 (IPS) - The National Health Policy (NHP), 2017 is unable to see the wood for the trees. Life and death questions are dealt with perfunctorily or simply overlooked. For example, it overlooks the rapid rise in the share of the old (60 years or more), and associated morbidities, especially sharply rising non-communicable diseases (NCDs) and disabilities. With rising age, numerous physiological changes occur and the risk of chronic diseases rises. The co-occurrence of chronic diseases and disability elevates the risk of mortality.

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