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Poorest Countries Have Progressed but Fragile Countries Lag Behind

Thursday, May 26, 2016

UNITED NATIONS, May 26 (IPS) - The world's poorest countries are making development gains, yet challenges remain, particularly for so-called fragile countries affected by conflict or other disasters.

Central America, Still Caught Up in the Arms Race

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

SAN JOSE, May 25 (IPS) - The recent announcement of the Nicaraguan government's 80-million-dollar purchase of 50 Russian tanks caught the attention of the press in Latin America and caused alarm in the international community.

What do Aid Organisations Want from the Humanitarian Summit

Monday, May 23, 2016

LONDON, May 23 (IPS) - The UN World Humanitarian Summit takes place in Istanbul, 23-24 May. So what hopes do the humanitarian organisations, which deliver aid on the ground, have for the outcomes?

Humanitarian Summit Must Address Weapons Shipments Too

Sunday, May 22, 2016

UNITED NATIONS, May 22 (IPS) - Boats carrying refugees and boats carrying aid supplies will be on the agenda at the World Humanitarian Summit this week, but advocates say discussing the free flow of shipments carrying bombs and guns might be even more critical.

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.

Will Canada Recognise Rights of Indigenous Peoples in Developing Countries Too?

Thursday, May 19, 2016

UNITED NATIONS, May 19 (IPS) - While Canada's long-awaited support for the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples brought hope and celebration last week, it's not yet clear whether the rights of Indigenous people in developing countries harmed by Canadian mining companies will also be included.

A Latin American Humanitarian Emergency Invisible to the World

Thursday, May 19, 2016

MEXICO CITY, May 19 (IPS) - "This is a humanitarian crisis," said Bertha Zúñiga Cáceres, referring to the generalised violence in Mexico and in Honduras and other countries of Central America, which has claimed hundreds of thousands of lives and is a product of transnational crime, but is invisible to the international community.

Humanitarian Situation in Yemen Seriously Deteriorating

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

UNITED NATIONS, May 18 (IPS) - The humanitarian crisis in Yemen is very seriously deteriorating, said Office of the Coordination for Humanitarian Affairs' (OCHA) Operations Director John Ging.

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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