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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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."
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.
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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