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Water Scarcity Could Impact West Asian Credit Ratings

Thursday, June 09, 2016

NAIROBI, Kenya, Jun 09 (IPS) - Water scarcity, conflict and refugee exodus is the strongest megatrend in West Asia, indicating the status of current trends and how these factors may shape the future, according to UN Environment Programme's sixth Global Environment Outlook - GEO-6 Regional Assessment for West Asia released May 2016.

A Triple Threat in the Fight Against AIDS

Thursday, June 09, 2016

UNITED NATIONS, Jun 09 (IPS) - The exclusion of key regions, contexts and actors must be addressed in order to successfully and significantly reduce HIV and AIDS by 2020, many have noted during the High Level Meeting on Ending AIDS this week.

Thousands of Child Refugees Stranded Alone in Greece

Thursday, June 09, 2016

ATHENS, Jun 09 (IPS) - Closure of the Western Balkans route has trapped tens of thousands of refugees heading to Central and Northern Europe in Greece, including many unaccompanied minors who either escaped from war zones after having lost their relatives, or were sent ahead in hopes of helping their families follow afterwards.

Q&A: Crisis and Climate Change Driving Unprecedented Migration

Monday, June 06, 2016

NAIROBI, Kenya, Jun 06 (IPS) - Climate change is now adding new layers of complexity to the nexus between migration and the environment.

World Oceans Day - A Death Sea Called Mediterranean

Monday, June 06, 2016

ROME, Jun 06 (IPS) - While the United Nations identifies 17 major regional seas in its planning, the Mediterranean is perhaps the most dramatic case as it has gone from being the so-called cradle of civilization to be a cemetery for thousands of asylum-seekers and migrants. And it is most probably also the most polluted water basin the whole world. See this report.

Islamophobia: Why Are So Many People So Frightened?

Wednesday, June 01, 2016

Daylesford, Australia, Jun 01 (IPS) - Islamophobia has become a significant factor driving politics in many Western countries.

Islamophobia – fear of Muslims – is now highly visible among European populations concerned about terrorist responses from Islamic groups claiming Jihadi links.

Achieving Universal Access to Energy; Africa Caught Between a Rock and a Hard Place

Monday, May 30, 2016

LUSAKA, May 30 (IPS) - "It is unacceptable that 138 years after Thomas Edison developed the light bulb, hundreds of millions of people cannot have access to electricity to simply light up the bulb in Africa," says Africa Development Bank (AfDB) Group President, Akinwumi Adesina, mourning the gloomy statistics showing that over 645 million people in Africa lack access to electricity, while over 700 million are without clean energy for cooking.

New International Accord to Tackle Illegal Fishing

Friday, May 27, 2016

UNITED NATIONS, May 27 (IPS) - A new international accord to tackle illegal and under-reported fishing will come into force on June 5.

New and Old Vaccines Still Out of Reach for Many

Thursday, May 26, 2016

UNITED NATIONS, May 26 (IPS) - While long-awaited new vaccines for malaria and dengue may finally be within reach, many of the world's existing vaccines have remained unreachable for many of the people who need them most.

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