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  1. Survival of Indigenous Tribes in Bangladesh Starts at School

    Monday, February 05, 2018

    CHATRA, Bangladesh, Feb 05 (IPS) - Just before sundown on Jan. 30, a group of women day labourers from the Shantal indigenous community are in a rush to wind up their work harvesting potatoes in a field in the village of Boldipukur, some 15 km away from Rangpur district in northern Bangladesh.

  2. Iraq’s Toxic Conflict

    Friday, February 02, 2018

    UNITED NATIONS, Feb 02 (IPS) - In Iraq, thirty years of armed conflict has killed hundreds of thousands of people, wounded countless more, displaced millions and laid cities and towns to waste.

  3. Climate-Related Disasters Cost Nearly $400 Billion in 2017

    Wednesday, January 31, 2018

    UNITED NATIONS, Jan 31 (IPS) - I am pleased to be with you at this important and timely summit on climate risk and to discuss the opportunities that are there for us to seize through decisive climate action.

  4. Why Humanitarian Assistance Needs Rigorous Evaluation

    Wednesday, January 31, 2018

    STOCKHOLM, Sweden, Jan 31 (IPS) - According to the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UNOCHA) and the Financial Tracking Service (FTS), the number of people in need of humanitarian aid in 2017 rose to 141.1 million and they were located in 37 countries.

  5. How Natural Disasters Undermine Schooling

    Tuesday, January 30, 2018

    WASHINGTON DC, Jan 30 (IPS) - In 2010, heavy monsoons led to devastating floods in Pakistan that destroyed 11,000 schools. Thousands of additional schools had to be used as community shelters, preventing them from operating as classrooms. In the immediate aftermath of climate-related events such as this, damage to schools and infrastructure often interrupt a child's education.

  6. Aid Group Shines Spotlight on the Neglected

    Wednesday, January 24, 2018

    UNITED NATIONS, Jan 24 (IPS) - Though 2017 was marked by stories of humanitarian disasters around the world, many crises remain under the radar with devastating consequences for those affected, a new report says.

  7. Groups Condemn U.S. Cuts to Palestinian Refugee Agency

    Friday, January 19, 2018

    UNITED NATIONS, Jan 19 (IPS) - International organizations have criticized the United States' decision to cut more than half of planned funding to a UN agency serving Palestinian refugees.

  8. PPPs Likely to Undermine Public Health Commitments

    Wednesday, January 17, 2018

    SYDNEY and KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 17 (IPS) - The United Nations Agenda 2030 for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) is being touted in financial circles as offering huge investment opportunities requiring trillions of dollars. In 67 low- and middle-income countries, achieving SDG 3 — healthy lives and well-being for all, at all ages — is estimated to require new investments increasing over time, from an initial $134 billion annually to $371 billion yearly by 2030, according to recent estimates by the World Health Organization (WHO) reported in The Lancet.

  9. Fate of the Rohingyas – Part Two

    Tuesday, January 16, 2018

    DHAKA, Bangladesh, Jan 16 (IPS) - With discussions underway between Bangladesh and Myanmar about the repatriation of more than a half a million Rohingya refugees, many critical questions remain, including how many people would be allowed back, who would monitor their safety, and whether the refugees even want to return to violence-scorched Rakhine state.

  10. Thousands Still Dying at Sea En Route to Europe

    Monday, January 15, 2018

    UNITED NATIONS, Jan 15 (IPS) - Amid concerns that 160 people may have drowned while attempting to cross the Mediterranean this week alone, the UN refugee agency have urged countries to offer more resettlement places.

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