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Mass Rapes Reported in Darfur as Conflict Escalates

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

UNITED NATIONS, Feb 11 (IPS) - More than 200 Darfurian women were reportedly raped by Sudanese troops in one brutal assault on a town in October 2014, with the conflict in war-torn Darfur escalating to new heights.

OPINION: The Plight of Women and Girls in Zambezi’s Floods

Monday, February 02, 2015

UNITED NATIONS, Feb 02 (IPS) - The flooding of the Zambezi River has had devastating consequences for three countries in Southern Africa. The three worst affected countries are Malawi, Mozambique and Zimbabwe. 

Conflict-Related Displacement: A Huge Development Challenge for India

Thursday, January 29, 2015

KOKRAJHAR, India, Jan 29 (IPS) - The tarpaulin sheet, when stretched and tied to bamboo poles, is about the length and breadth of a large SUV. Yet, about 25 women and children have been sleeping beneath these makeshift shelters at several relief camps across Kokrajhar, a district in the north-eastern Indian state of Assam.

Marginalised Groups Struggle to Access Healthcare in Conflict-Torn East Ukraine

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

KIEV, Jan 28 (IPS) - With international organisations warning that East Ukraine is on the brink of a humanitarian catastrophe as its health system collapses, marginalised groups are among those facing the greatest struggle to access even basic health care in the war-torn region.

OPINION: A New Era of Hemispheric Cooperation Is Possible

Sunday, January 18, 2015

MONTEVIDEO, Jan 18 (IPS) - Two decades after the first Summit of the Americas, a lot has changed in the continent and it has been for the good. Today, a renewed hemispheric dialogue without exclusions is possible.

Boko Haram Insurgents Threaten Cameroon's Educational Goals

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

MAROUA, Far North Region, Jan 14 (IPS) - "I'd quit my job before going to work in a place like that." That is how a primary school teacher responded when IPS asked him why he had not accepted a job in Cameroon's Far North region.

OPINION: Global Citizenship, A Result of Emerging Global Consciousness

Saturday, January 10, 2015

MYRTLE BEACH, South Carolina, Jan 10 (IPS) - Globalisation is an integral feature of modernity. It already has significantly advanced to transform local experiences into global ones, to unify the disparate villages of the world into a global community, and to integrate national economies into an international economy.

Syrians Refugees Between Containers and Tents in Turkey

Sunday, January 04, 2015

HARRAN and NIZIP, Turkey, Jan 04 (IPS) - "We ran as if we were ants fleeing out of the nest. I moved to three different cities in Syria to try to be away from the conflict, but there was no safe place left in my country so we decided to move out."

Pakistan’s Tribal Areas Demand Repatriation of Afghan Refugees

Thursday, January 01, 2015

PESHAWAR, Pakistan, Jan 01 (IPS) - They number between two and three million; some have lived in makeshift shelters for just a few months, while others have roots that stretch much further back into history. Most fled to escape war, others simply ran away from joblessness.

U.S. Twists Arms to Help Defeat Resolution on Palestine

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

UNITED NATIONS, Dec 31 (IPS) - The United States re-asserted its political and economic clout - and its ability to twist arms and perhaps metaphorically break kneecaps - when it successfully lobbied to help defeat a crucial Security Council resolution on the future of Palestine this week.

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