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A Women’s March on the World

Friday, January 20, 2017

NEW YORK, Jan 20 (IPS) - Just one day after the inauguration of President-elect Donald Trump, hundreds of thousands of women are expected to attend one of the largest demonstrations in history for gender equality.

Pacific Islanders Call for U.S. Solidarity on Climate Change

Thursday, January 19, 2017

CANBERRA, Australia, Jan 19 (IPS) - The new political power of business magnate Donald Trump, who will be inaugurated Jan. 20 as the 45th President of the United States, will have ramifications for every global region, including the Pacific Islands.

Migrants Seeking Europe Catch Their Breath in Morocco

Friday, January 06, 2017

NADOR, RABAT and CASABLANCA, Morocco, Jan 06 (IPS) - With a stable economy and a peaceful political climate, Morocco – which has always been a transit country for migrants -- is becoming a potential new destination for settlement. The elusive dream for most of those who cross the Sahara, though, is still Europe.

Reporting from Inside a Refugee Detention Centre

Thursday, December 29, 2016

UNITED NATIONS, Dec 29 (IPS) - Despite being locked up in an Australian detention centre on Papua New Guinea's Manus Island, Kurdish-Iranian journalist Behrouz Boochani has continued reporting - gaining bylines and media attention around the world.

Journalism is the reason Boochani was forced to flee his home country of Iran, and - like the other 900 men detained indefinitely on Manus Island - seek refuge in Australia.

Refugees from Boko Haram Languish in Cameroon

Friday, December 16, 2016

MINAWAO CAMP, Cameroon, Dec 16 (IPS) - Tears spring to Aichatou Njoya's eyes as she recalls the day Islamic militants from Boko Haram arrived on her doorstep in Nigeria.

For South Asian Policy-Makers, Climate Migrants Still Invisible

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

NEW DELHI, Dec 13 (IPS) - Tasura Begum straightens up from picking a bushel of green chilis and looks at the mighty Padma River flowing by, wondering whose life it ruined today.

Rohingya Refugees Trapped in Limbo

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

DHAKA, Nov 30 (IPS) - Amid growing persecution by Myanmar's military, thousands of minority Rohingya Muslims in its western state of Rakhine have fled their frontier villages and are languishing along the Myanmar-Bangladesh border for lack of shelter and emergency supplies.

Looking into the Eyes of Central American Refugees in a Time of Hate and Fear 

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

MEXICO CITY, Nov 30 (IPS) - Ten years ago I arrived in Mexico for the first time. A heavy backpack strapped around my waist, I toddled over a large, concrete bridge that divides Mexico and Guatemala.

“Bonn Has Become an Insider Tip on the International Stage”

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

ROME/BONN, Nov 29 (IPS) - With around 320,000 inhabitants on 141 square kilometres, no other relatively small city has played such a historically critical role like the City of Bonn.

For Women and Girls Who Flee Conflict: Protection & Opportunity

Thursday, November 24, 2016

UNITED NATIONS, Nov 24 (IPS) - Over the past 18 months, 1.3 million migrants and refugees crossed into Europe. For women and girls particularly, that journey is one of violence and trauma.

Worldwide, one in five women displaced by humanitarian crises have experienced sexual violence. But their voices remain largely unheard.

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