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  1. Rohingya Exodus Is a “Major Global Humanitarian Emergency”

    Tuesday, December 05, 2017

    DHAKA, Bangladesh, Dec 05 (IPS) - In less than four months, over 600,000 Rohingya refugees have fled brutal persecution in Myanmar to seek safety across the border in Bangladesh. They are now crowded into camps across a stretch of 30 kms in Cox's Bazar, a southeastern coastal region of the small South Asian nation.

  2. Action Needed to Avoid the End of Modern Medicine

    Tuesday, December 05, 2017

    PENANG, Malaysia, Dec 05 (IPS) - The next time you have a bad cold and reach for the antibiotics left over from your last visit to the doctor, think again.

  3. Rohingya Refugees Face Fresh Ordeal in Crowded Camps

    Tuesday, December 05, 2017

    COX'S BAZAR, Bangladesh, Dec 05 (IPS) - Mariam Akhtar, 23, is desperately searching for her young daughter two weeks after arriving from Myanmar in Cox's Bazar, a southeastern coastal district in Bangladesh.

  4. When Medicines Don’t Work Anymore

    Monday, December 04, 2017

    PENANG, Malaysia, Dec 04 (IPS) - The growing crisis of antibiotic resistance is catching the attention of policy makers, but not at a rate enough to tackle it.

  5. Empowering Women Improves Communities, Ensures Success for Generations

    Monday, December 04, 2017

    ROME, Dec 04 (IPS) - At an event held on October 29 at the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) Gender Awards 2017, five countries were honored for impressive achievements in gender equality and women's empowerment despite harsh conditions and numerous daunting situational and societal obstacles. The five countries are Bangladesh, Mozambique, Colombia, Morocco, and Mauritania. The IFAD supported projects in these countries have ambitious goals for a more egalitarian future. To date these projects have successfully provided women with decision-making opportunities, skill training, and increased autonomy through the development of their own livelihoods.

  6. Q&A: “What Price Do We Put on Our Oceans?”

    Friday, December 01, 2017

    NAIROBI/NEW DELHI, Dec 01 (IPS) - "Political resolve is the key for succeeding in our fight against oceans pollution," Erik Solheim, head of UN Environment, who is leading hands-on the organisation's global campaign to clean up seas and oceans of plastic litter, agricultural run‑off and chemical dumping, told IPS.

  7. Six ‘Signature Solutions’ - New Development Plan for a New Era

    Thursday, November 30, 2017

    ROME, Nov 30 (IPS) - While the top priority of any development strategy is still the same - to leave no one behind - the new challenges that have emerged show the need to adapt the actions necessary to face them.

  8. Clicktivism & Real Life Activism Potent Instruments Against Sexual Violence

    Wednesday, November 29, 2017

    NEW YORK, Nov 29 (IPS) - It's the fifth day of the 16 days campaign on violence against women but I feel like the campaign started months ago because of the powerful #MeToo campaign. While I applaud this campaign, I have some thoughts that I believe could make this a truly global watershed moment in the fight against sexual and gender-based violence.

  9. “Every Day Is a Nightmare'

    Wednesday, November 29, 2017

    COX'S BAZAR, Bangladesh, Nov 29 (IPS) - Parul Akhtar,* a Rohingya woman in her mid-twenties, may never wish to remember the homeland she and her children left about three weeks ago.

  10. One Third of Food Lost, Wasted – Enough to Feed All Hungry People

    Tuesday, November 28, 2017

    ROME, Nov 28 (IPS) - Believe it or not, the way to eradicate hunger from the face of the Earth is as feasible as it is handy. In fact, the current loss and waste of one-third of all food produced for human consumption would be just enough to feed the nearly one billion people who go to bed hungry every single night.

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