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U.N. Panel Spotlights Plight of Refugees

Friday, July 31, 2015

UNITED NATIONS, Jul 31 (IPS) - "Let us remember that behind every story, every figure, every number, there is a person - a girl, a boy, a parent, a family," Anne Christine Eriksson, Acting Director of the U.N. Refugee Agency (UNHCR), said at a panel discussion at the U.N. on Thursday.

Women, Peace and Security Agenda Still Hitting Glass Ceiling

Thursday, July 30, 2015

UNITED NATIONS, Jul 30 (IPS) - This October will mark the 15th anniversary of the adoption of U.N. Security Council Resolution 1325. The landmark resolution on Women, Peace and Security (WPS) recognises not only the disproportionate impact armed conflict has on women, but also the lack of women's involvement in conflict resolution and peace-making.

Clean Water Another Victim of Syria’s War

Friday, July 24, 2015

UNITED NATIONS, Jul 24 (IPS) - Caught in the grips of a summer heat-wave, in a season that is seeing record-high temperatures worldwide, residents of the war-torn city of Aleppo in northern Syria are facing off against yet another enemy: thirst.

Governments Playing Political Ping-Pong with China’s Uyghurs

Thursday, July 23, 2015

WASHINGTON, Jul 23 (IPS) - Two reports released in quick succession by the international rights group Human Rights Watch have highlighted the plight of China's minority Uyghur population and shed light on their continuing struggle to find a safe haven elsewhere in the region.

Children Increasingly Becoming the Spoils of War

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

UNITED NATIONS, Jul 14 (IPS) - Whether in Palestine, Ukraine or Somalia, wars result in millions of children threatened by the brutality of armed conflict.

Pledges for Humanitarian Aid Fall Far Short of Deliveries

Monday, July 13, 2015

UNITED NATIONS, Jul 13 (IPS) - When international donors pledge millions of dollars either for post-conflict reconstruction or for humanitarian aid, deliveries are rarely on schedule: they are either late, fall far below expectations or not delivered at all.

Beleaguered Syrians Comprise World’s ‘Biggest Refugee Population From a Single Conflict in a Generation’

Thursday, July 09, 2015

UNITED NATIONS, Jul 09 (IPS) - Barely 10 months ago, the United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR) said the refugee population from Syria had reached the three million mark. Today, the latest data from the field show that the number has passed four million.

U.N. Warns of Real Risk Nepal Will Not 'Build Back Better'

Thursday, July 09, 2015

UNITED NATIONS, Jul 09 (IPS) - As Nepal's monsoon rains approach, some humanitarian aid remains tied up in the capital Kathmandu and there are concerns that a rush to build shelters could lead to the same shoddy construction that collapsed during the Apr. 25 earthquake, a U.N. official said Wednesday.

Humanitarian Emergencies Lend Urgency to World Population Day

Wednesday, July 08, 2015

UNITED NATIONS, Jul 08 (IPS) - On the eve of World Population Day, the United Nations is fighting a virtually losing battle against growing humanitarian emergencies triggered mostly by military conflicts that are displacing people by the millions – and rendering them either homeless or reducing them to the status of refugees.

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