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  1. Long Maligned for Deforestation, Charcoal Emerges from the Shadows

    Monday, December 18, 2017

    CHOMA, Zambia, Dec 18 (IPS) - "We have various financial obligations that push us to charcoal making. Top on the list is farming inputs and school fees," explains Arclay Moonga, a charcoal producer and chairperson of the recently formed Choma District Charcoal Association in Southern Zambia.

  2. No Health Protection for Migrant-Women Healthcare Givers

    Monday, December 18, 2017

    ROME, Dec 18 (IPS) - While the media may be attracted by images of migrants drowning or sold as slaves, another flagrant but lesser-known drama is that of care workers, who are overwhelmingly women, often migrants, and who make a very large contribution to global public health, but are exposed to great health risks themselves with little or no protection, let alone basic labour rights.

  3. Why the Rohingya Can’t Yet Return to Myanmar

    Monday, December 18, 2017

    Dec 18 (IPS) - On Nov. 23, the governments of Myanmar and Bangladesh signed an agreement to return the Rohingya refugees — more than 600,000 people who escaped from Rakhine state in western Myanmar to Cox's Bazar in Bangladesh — after ethnic cleansing carried out by Myanmar's armed forces since August.

  4. Rohingyas: Lurching from Crisis to Crisis

    Saturday, December 16, 2017

    COX'S BAZAR, Bangladesh, Dec 16 (IPS) - Ferdous Begum was cleaning her child after he had defecated in the open, using leaves she collected from a nearby tree at Bangladesh's Teknaf Nature Park. The settlement is packed with Rohingya refugees who fled military persecution in Myanmar since August.

  5. SLIDESHOW: Tales of the 21st Century - Rohingyas Without a State

    Thursday, December 14, 2017

    COX'S BAZAR, Bangladesh, Dec 14 (IPS) - The world has witnessed innumerable images of the long walk to 'freedom' of Rohingya women, children and men. Some trudged for endless hours and days, many carrying elderly parents and babies in baskets, with the women suffering the unimaginable trauma having been victims of rape, torture and harassment.

  6. Rohingya Refugees Endure Lingering Trauma

    Thursday, December 14, 2017

    COX'S BAZAR, Bangladesh, Dec 14 (IPS) - Twelve-year-old Rubina still struggles with the horrors she witnessed in her homeland in Myanmar before fleeing to neighbouring Bangladesh three months ago.

  7. Money Talks at One Planet Summit in Paris

    Thursday, December 14, 2017

    PARIS, Dec 14 (IPS) - As funding to combat climate change has lagged behind lofty words, the One Planet Summit in France this week invited governments and business leaders to put money on the table.

  8. Bangladesh Aims at Middle-Income Status by 2021

    Wednesday, December 13, 2017

    UNITED NATIONS, Dec 13 (IPS) - The environmental challenges facing Bangladesh, described by the United Nations as one of the world's "least developed countries" (LDCs), are monumental, including recurrent cyclones, perennial floods, widespread riverbank erosion and a potential sea level rise predicted to put about 27 million people at risk over the next two decades.

  9. Libya: Up to One Million Enslaved Migrants, Victims of ‘Europe’s Complicity’

    Wednesday, December 13, 2017

    ROME, Dec 13 (IPS) - "European governments are knowingly complicit in the torture and abuse of tens of thousands of refugees and migrants detained by Libyan immigration authorities in appalling conditions in Libya," Amnesty International charged in the wake of global outrage over the sale of migrants in Libya.

  10. The Rohingyas 'Long March to Freedom'

    Wednesday, December 13, 2017

    ROME, Dec 13 (IPS) - Over 800 000 of the 1.1 million Rohingya Muslims from the Rakhine state in Myanmar have been on the run for years, fleeing by foot, walking for days at end to seek a safe place for their women and children.

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