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Q&A: “We Must Put Everything Aside and Just Focus on Water”

Friday, September 04, 2015

STOCKHOLM, Sep 04 (IPS) - Globally, more than 748 million people do not have access to safe drinking water. That is more than double the population of the entire United States.

Killing of Aid Workers Threatens Humanitarian Response in Yemen

Wednesday, September 02, 2015

UNITED NATIONS, Sep 02 (IPS) - With 21 million Yemeni civilians caught in the grips of a conflict that has been escalating since March, the killing of two local aid workers Wednesday could worsen their misery, as a major humanitarian organisation considers the future of its operations in parts of the war-torn country.

Who Will Pay the Price for Australia’s Climate Change Policies?

Wednesday, September 02, 2015

SYDNEY, Sep 02 (IPS) - Rowan Foley has spent many years as a ranger and park manager, caring for Uluru–Kata Tjuta National Park Aboriginal lands in the spiritual heart of Australia's Red Centre in the Northern Territory. He has been observing the effects of soaring temperatures and extreme weather events on his people, residing in some of the hottest regions of the country.

Health Officials Warn of Dengue Outbreak in War-Torn Yemen

Tuesday, September 01, 2015

UNITED NATIONS, Sep 01 (IPS) - An outbreak of dengue fever in Yemen's most populated governorate has prompted urgent calls from the World Health Organisation (WHO) for a "humanitarian corridor" to facilitate the flow of medicines to over three million civilians trapped in the war-torn area.

Winning Women a Greater Say in Somaliland’s Policy-Making

Thursday, August 27, 2015

HARGEISA, Aug 27 (IPS) - Bar Seed is the only female member in Somaliland's 82-person Parliament, but activists hope upcoming national elections may end her isolation.

Deliberate Targeting of Water Sources Worsens Misery for Millions of Syrians

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

UNITED NATIONS, Aug 26 (IPS) - Imagine having to venture out into a conflict zone in search of water because rebel groups and government forces have targeted the pipelines. Imagine walking miles in the blazing summer heat, then waiting hours at a public tap to fill up your containers. Now imagine realizing the jugs are too heavy to carry back home.

Majority of Child Casualties in Yemen Caused by Saudi-Led Airstrikes

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

UNITED NATIONS, Aug 25 (IPS) - Of the 402 children killed in Yemen since the escalation of hostilities in March 2015, 73 percent were victims of Saudi coalition-led airstrikes, a United Nations official said Monday.

U.N. Aid Agencies Launch Emergency Hotline for Displaced Iraqis

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

UNITED NATIONS, Aug 25 (IPS) - In the hopes of better responding to the needs of over three million displaced Iraqis, United Nations aid agencies today launched a national hotline to provide information on emergency humanitarian services like food distribution, healthcare and shelter.

Q&A: MDG Victories Take Spotlight at South-South Awards

Friday, August 21, 2015

UNITED NATIONS, Aug 21 (IPS) - Next month, the South-South Awards will be taking place for the fifth time, honouring the achievements and contributions of heads of state and government, as well as representatives from the private sector and civil society in promoting sustainable development in the Global South.

U.N. Remains Helpless Watching Rising Deaths of Children in War Zones

Thursday, August 20, 2015

UNITED NATIONS, Aug 20 (IPS) - The rising death toll of civilians, specifically women and children, in ongoing military conflicts is generating strong messages of condemnation from international institutions and human rights organisations – with the United Nations remaining helpless as killings keep multiplying.

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