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Water Bodies Central to Urban Flood Planning

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

CHENNAI, India, Oct 19 (IPS) - "The rain was our nemesis as well as our saviour," says Kanniappan, recalling the first week of December 2015 when Chennai was flooded.

Q&A: Land Degradation Could Force 135 Million to Migrate in Next 30 Years

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

NEW DELHI/BONN, Oct 18 (IPS) - One of the critical challenges facing the world today is that emerging migration patterns that are increasingly rooted in the depletion of natural resources.

Negligent Central American Leaders Fuel Deepening Refugee Crisis

Friday, October 14, 2016

MEXICO CITY, Oct 14 (IPS) - One word could undoubtedly summarize the past year with painful precision: Refugees.

The Elusive Woman Secretary-General

Friday, October 14, 2016

NEW YORK, Oct 14 (IPS) - United Nations' apex forum, the General Assembly elected the next Secretary-General yesterday by acclamation rubber-stamping the recommendation of the Security Council (SC). I am appalled by the choice of 15 members of the Security Council of another man following eight others in 70 plus years of UN's existence as if only men are destined to lead this global organization.

Antonio Guterres: New UN Secretary General

Thursday, October 13, 2016

ROME, Oct 13 (IPS) - The new UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, who takes office on January 1, arrives with strong credentials -- both as a former Prime Minister of Portugal and an ex-UN High Commissioner for Refugees.

Life Goes On, Barely, After 50 Years of Occupation

Monday, October 10, 2016

AIDA CAMP, West Bank, Oct 10 (IPS) - Over almost five decades of Israeli occupation, the number of Palestinian refugees has grown with every generation, saturating basic services in the 19 camps that are home to about 200,000 people in the West Bank run by the United Nations.

Gang Violence Drives Internal Displacement in El Salvador

Friday, October 07, 2016

CALUCO, El Salvador, Oct 07 (IPS) - A basketball court in this small town in western El Salvador was turned overnight into a shelter for some two dozen families forced to flee their homes after a recent escalation of gang violence.

Unexpected Eritrean Journalistic Voice Rises in Ethiopia

Thursday, October 06, 2016

ADDIS ABABA, Oct 06 (IPS) - It took Eritrean journalist Estifo seven years to save up enough money to pay a fixer to get him and his family from the capital, Asmara, to the shared border with Ethiopia. After they crossed the border by foot, they turned themselves in to the Ethiopian authorities and claimed asylum as refugees.

Antonio Guterres Selected as Next UN Secretary-General Faces Tremendous Challenges

Wednesday, October 05, 2016

Oct 05 (IPS) - The 15 members of the UN Security Council jointly announced Wednesday their decision to select Antonio Guterres of Portugal as the ninth Secretary-General of the United Nations.

The Lost Kids at Rome’s Termini Station: Child Migrants Exploited

Friday, September 23, 2016

ROME, Sep 23 (IPS) - Rome ..... Termini station, 2:00 pm on a Tuesday afternoon. Five young boys are standing next to the escalators, constantly shifting, dispersing, meeting up again. They are laughing, typing on their phones, chatting, smoking. They seem like average teenagers with fancy hairstyles and smart clothes. But every once in a while, they nervously glance over to the security personnel circling Termini station. Or carefully examine older men walking by.

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