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  1. UN Special Rapporteur Offers Assistance to Indian Supreme Court in Case of Rohingya Deportation

    Monday, January 20, 2020

    UNITED NATIONS, Jan 20 (IPS) - University of California professor E. Tendayi Achiume, who is a United Nations Special Rapporteur, has recently offered her assistance to the Indian Supreme Court in a long hearing about India deporting Rohingya refugees to Myanmar.

  2. In the Elusive Grip of an Abusive Partner: A Migrant’s Story

    Tuesday, January 14, 2020

    NEW YORK, Jan 14 (IPS) - To live in a home with family, to have a safe environment, food and basic human necessities, are some of the essentials that most people expect to have without giving it all much thought.

    When a child is born, parents or caregivers are likely to provide these things. These expectations get renewed whenever someone gets married and moves to a new home, a different neighborhood, or a city.

    We can hardly find someone who will say that they were not expecting happiness and safety when stepping into a new relationship, or starting a new chapter of life.

    But these expectations of a better life turn disastrous for millions of people when they step into another country as a dependent.

  3. 2020: a Year Full of Danger

    Monday, January 06, 2020

    ROME, Jan 06 (IPS) - Let's face what lies ahead with open eyes: 2020 is going to be a very tough year for the world, and developing countries in particular. The infant decade has already begun with the harbingers of climate disaster as thousands fled to beaches in Australia from raging bush fires, and the Middle East braced for more conflict after a U.S. air strike in Baghdad killed Iran's top general.

  4. Reflections for a New Year

    Friday, January 03, 2020

    ROME, Jan 03 (IPS) - In a world shaken by so many problems, it is difficult to look at 2020 and not make some kind of holistic analysis. While enormous progress has been made on many fronts, it is clear that the tide has turned, and we are now entering – or have already entered – a new low point in the history of humankind..

  5. UN Chief Warns of Rising Misogyny, Xenophobia, Discrimination, Racism & Hate Speech

    Thursday, December 19, 2019

    ROME, Dec 19 (IPS) - As we prepare to bid farewell to 2019, we must take a clearsighted look at the global situation and the new challenges we face. Our world is undergoing a shift. It is no longer bipolar or unipolar. But it is not yet truly multipolar. Balances of power are changing, creating new and dangerous risks.

  6. EU Policies Don’t Tackle Root Causes of Migration – They Risk Aggravating Them

    Tuesday, December 17, 2019

    COPENHAGEN, Dec 17 (IPS) - According to political scientist Zaki Laïdi's La tyrannie de l'urgence (The tyranny of emergency) from 1999, crisis and emergency situations leave no time for analysis, prevention or forecasting. As an immediate protective reflex, they prevent long-term solutions and pose a serious risk of jeopardising the future.

  7. 2019 – A Devastating Year in Review

    Monday, December 16, 2019

    ROME, Dec 16 (IPS) - By any measure this has been a devastating year: fires across the Amazon, the Arctic and beyond; floods and drought in Africa; rising temperatures, carbon emissions and sea levels; accelerating loss of species, and mass forced migrations of people.

  8. 2019: A Year in Review

    Monday, December 16, 2019

    Dec 16 (IPS) - 2019 will be remembered as the year the climate crisis shook us all. Hopefully, it will also be remembered for the fight back manifested in the spread of mass protests and civic movements against governments and industries failing to respond.

  9. The Ignoble Fall of a Nobel Peace Prize Winner

    Thursday, December 12, 2019

    UNITED NATIONS, Dec 12 (IPS) - Appearing before 17 judges of the International Court of Justice (ICJ) in The Hague, Aung San Suu Kyi, the de facto civilian leader of Myanmar, became a public apologist for the military government of Myanmar which has long been accused of genocide and forcing over 730,000 Rohingya Muslims to flee to neighboring Bangladesh since a 2017 crackdown.

  10. Nippon Foundation Announces US$ 2m Support for the Education of Rohingya Children in Bangladesh

    Wednesday, December 11, 2019

    DHAKA, Bangladesh, Dec 11 (IPS) - In the light of limited access to education for displaced Rohingya children, the Nippon Foundation has announced US$ 2 million support to BRAC to launch a project to ensure educational facilities to both Rohingya and local community children.

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