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Water Security Critical for World Fastest-Growing Economy

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

YANGON, Myanmar, May 24 (IPS) - Lack of water management and limited access to data risk hindering Myanmar's economic growth, making water security a top priority of the new government.

Economic Interests Harming Global Health: WHO Chief

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

UNITED NATIONS, May 24 (IPS) - Putting economic interests over public health is leading the world towards three slow-motion health disasters, Margaret Chan, Director-General of the World Health Organization's warned the world's health ministers on Monday.

Bangladesh's Urban Slums Swell with Climate Migrants

Monday, May 23, 2016

DHAKA, May 23 (IPS) - Abdul Aziz, 35, arrived in the capital Dhaka in 2006 after losing all his belongings to the mighty Meghna River. Once, he and his family had lived happily in the village of Dokkhin Rajapur in Bhola, a coastal district of Bangladesh. Aziz had a beautiful house and large amount of arable land.

Myanmar Seeks to Break Vicious Circle of Flood and Drought

Sunday, May 22, 2016

HTITA, May 22 (IPS) - It has been two weeks now since the village of Htita, with its few bamboo houses hemmed in by parched, cracked earth and dried-out ponds, has enjoyed the novelty of its first ever water well.

County Governments in Kenya Must Take Lead in Fight for Gender Equality

Sunday, May 22, 2016

NAIROBI, Kenya, May 22 (IPS) - The 3rd Devolution Conference that took place in Meru, Kenya between 19 and 21st April was an opportunity to discuss how the post-2015 development agenda will be localized and how county governments will deliver on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

When Emergencies Last for Decades

Friday, May 20, 2016

UNITED NATIONS, May 20 (IPS) - For the millions of people whose lives have been uprooted by conflict and natural disasters the average amount of time before they can return home is now 17 years.

Refugees Brings Economic Benefits to Cities

Friday, May 20, 2016

UNITED NATIONS, May 20 (IPS) - Refugees are now more likely to live in cities than in refugee camps, bringing with them planning challenges but also opportunities for economic growth.

Many Cities Don't Know How Dangerous Their Air Pollution Is

Thursday, May 19, 2016

UNITED NATIONS, May 19 (IPS) - China and India are not the only countries with an air pollution problem, 98 percent of cities in developing countries don't meet World Health Organization (WHO) air quality standards according to research published by the UN body last week.

Kenya's Young Inventors Shake Up Old Technology

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

NAIROBI, May 18 (IPS) - Emma Masibo and Lucy Bwire have many things in common.

A Refugee Crisis with No End in Sight

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

GAZA, Palestine, May 18 (IPS) - "We don't want charity, we want a long-term solution."

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