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  1. “Black Soils’ - Excessive Use of Arsenic, Cadmium, Lead, Mercury…

    Friday, June 23, 2017

    ROME, Jun 23 (IPS) - Soil are polluted due mostly to human activities that leave excess chemicals in soils used to grow food, the United Nations reports.

  2. The World Is Burning

    Friday, June 23, 2017

    ROME, Jun 23 (IPS) - Record high temperatures are gripping much of the globe and more hot weather are to come and. This implies more drought, more food insecurity, more famine and more massive human displacements.

  3. UN Response Teams Underfunded as Costs Hit Staggering $23.5 Billion

    Friday, June 23, 2017

    UNITED NATIONS, Jun 23 (IPS) - UN response teams that help the most vulnerable people in the world are still largely underfunded, a new status report has revealed.

    The funding available to the teams is no match for the record number of people—141 million—who need assistance today.

  4. “Big Reflection” Needed on Opioid Crisis

    Thursday, June 22, 2017

    UNITED NATIONS, Jun 22 (IPS) - Opioids are among the most devastating drugs and are creating a crisis of epidemic proportions, said the UN drug agency.

  5. Refugee Protection an Obligation Under International Law

    Wednesday, June 21, 2017

    UNITED NATIONS, Jun 21 (IPS) - It is impossible to be ten years as High Commissioner for Refugees, doing my best to try to help the most vulnerable of the vulnerable, without changing your life. And, indeed, not only witnessing the suffering of people but also learning the extraordinary courage, resilience and capacity to permanently generate hope of refugees is something that has changed my perspective of the world and, to a large extent, changed my life.

  6. Half of World’s Civilian War Deaths Occurred in Syria, Iraq and Yemen

    Tuesday, June 20, 2017

    ROME/GENEVA, Jun 20 (IPS) - Between 2010 and 2015, nearly half of all civilian war deaths worldwide occurred in Syria, Iraq and Yemen, a major independent, neutral organisation ensuring humanitarian protection and assistance for victims of war and armed violence informs.

  7. The World Society Needs to Express Greater Solidarity for Refugees Worldwide

    Tuesday, June 20, 2017

    GENEVA, Jun 20 (IPS) - The world is heading into troubled waters as we are witnessing an unprecedented movement of people – refugees, migrants and internally displaced persons (IDPs) alike – fleeing from misery, poverty and conflicts. The refugee crisis that has swept across Europe and the Middle East is becoming the 21st century's most protracted crisis with no immediate solution in sight. The world has not witnessed a more complex movement of people since the end of the Second World War; thousands of human beings undertake perilous and treacherous journeys in hope for a better and a safer future. Many of them perish during these hazardous journeys. How can we forget the words the British-Somali poet Warsan Shire who said:

  8. New Inhumane Record: One Person Displaced Every Three Second

    Tuesday, June 20, 2017

    ROME/GENEVA, Jun 20 (IPS) - Nearly 66 million people were forcibly displaced from their homes last year, the United Nation refugee agency has reported.

  9. Asia-Pacific: Farming Rice and Fish Together to Reduce Poverty

    Tuesday, June 20, 2017

    ROME/BANGKOK, Jun 20 (IPS) - Rice is a major food commodity and staple food for many, and adding fish to flooded rice paddies has been a farming tradition practiced in a number of Asian countries for many centuries—even for more than 1000 years in some Chinese areas, the United Nations reports.

  10. UN Work Stoppage in Geneva Halts Human Rights Meeting

    Monday, June 19, 2017

    UNITED NATIONS, Jun 19 (IPS) - As UN staffers in Geneva threaten a strike, protesting a proposed salary cut of over 7.5 percent, a token two-hour "work stoppage" last week forced the Human Rights Council to suspend its meeting.

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