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Child Migrants Flee Central American Crisis

Monday, July 07, 2014

IRAPUATO, Mexico, Jul 07 (IPS) - In early May, the Irapuato Migrants' House, in the centre-west Mexican state of Guanajuato, took in a group of 152 Garifuna Afro-Caribbean people from Honduras. Sixty of them were children.

Lebanon’s Closed Doors for Palestinian Refugees

Sunday, July 06, 2014

BEIRUT, Jul 06 (IPS) - Tens of thousands of Palestinians living in Syria have been uprooted since the violent government crackdown on the uprising and the ensuing battles that ensnared their communities. For around 50,000 of them, Lebanon was their only safe route out but now it seems this door is being closed on them.

Cambodian Migrant Workers Pay for Thai Labour Scramble

Thursday, July 03, 2014

Poipet, Cambodia, Jul 03 (IPS) - Eight people, three women and five men, are crouched in the dirt in the center of a roundabout where the main road at Poipet --a major Cambodia border town-- merges with the check point to Thailand. Dust swirls in the wind as they squint their eyes at the sun. Others playing the waiting game mill about on the road's edges.

Here Are the Real Victims of Pakistan’s War on the Taliban

Tuesday, July 01, 2014

PESHAWAR, Pakistan, Jul 01 (IPS) - Three days ago, Rameela Bibi was the mother of a month-old baby boy. He died in her arms on Jun. 28, of a chest infection that he contracted when the family fled their home in Pakistan's North Waziristan Agency, where a full-scale military offensive against the Taliban has forced nearly half a million people to flee.

Obama Proposes “Aggressive Deterrence” for Child Migrants

Monday, June 30, 2014

WASHINGTON, Jun 30 (IPS) - Facing what some have dubbed a refugee crisis, President Barack Obama is asking for new powers that would significantly speed up the deportation process for tens of thousands of unaccompanied children recently arrived at the southern U.S. border.

Ethnic Cleansing Goes Unpunished in the ‘Land of the Pure’

Monday, June 30, 2014

KARACHI, Jun 30 (IPS) - It has been two years since he survived an attack on his life, but 24-year-old Quwat Haider, a member of Pakistan's minority Hazara community, still finds it hard to narrate the events that scarred him for life.

U.S. Reaction to New Immigrant Influx Could Violate International Law

Sunday, June 29, 2014

WASHINGTON, Jun 29 (IPS) - Rights advocates and lawmakers are expressing increased concern over the United States' handling of the sudden influx of tens of thousands of undocumented child and female migrants from Central America.

OP-ED: Surging Violence Against Women in Iraq

Friday, June 27, 2014

SAN FRANCISCO, Jun 27 (IPS) - Shortly after their conquest of Mosul, young men armed with assault rifles went door to door in Iraq's second-largest city, taking "women who are not owned" for jihad al-nikah, or sex jihad.

Zimbabwe’s Unfolding Humanitarian Disaster - We Visit the 18,000 Forcibly Relocated to Ruling Party Farm

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

MASVINGO, Zimbabwe, Jun 25 (IPS) - As the villagers sit around the flickering fire on a pitch-black night lit only by the blurry moon, they speak, recounting how it all began.

They take turns, sometimes talking over each other to have their own experiences heard. When the old man speaks, everyone listens. "It was my first time riding a helicopter," John Moyo* remembers.

EU Aims to Scuttle Treaty on Human Rights Abuses

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

UNITED NATIONS, Jun 24 (IPS) - When the United Nations began negotiating a Code of Conduct for Transnational Corporations (TNCs) back in the 1970s, the proposal never got off the ground because of vigourous opposition both from the powerful business community and its Western allies.

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