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Syrian Regime Survives on Russian Arms & UN Vetoes

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

UNITED NATIONS, Mar 28 (IPS) - As the devastating civil war in Syria entered its seventh year last week, President Bashar al-Assad has continued to survive--- despite faltering efforts by the United States and the UN Security Council (UNSC) to rein him in, or impose sanctions on his beleaguered regime.

UN to Investigate Violations Against Rohingya

Monday, March 27, 2017

UNITED NATIONS, Mar 27 (IPS) - A top UN human rights group has decided to investigate human rights abuses against Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar.

Food Security in the Middle East Sharply Deteriorated

Monday, March 27, 2017

ROME/CAIRO, Mar 27 (IPS) - Food security and nutrition levels in the Near East and North Africa have sharply deteriorated over the last five years, undermining the steady improvement achieved before 2010 when the prevalence of undernourishment, stunting, anaemia and poverty were decreasing, a new UN report warns.

Slaves

Monday, March 27, 2017

ROME, Mar 27 (IPS) - For over 400 years, more than 15 million men, women and children were the victims of the transatlantic slave trade, one of the darkest chapters in human history. Slavery is, nevertheless, far from being just a chapter of the past—it still there, with estimated 21 million victims of forced labour and extreme exploitation around the world--nearly the equivalent to of the combined population of Scandinavian countries.

Women and Tribal Leaders Call for “Balanced” Libyan Peace Process

Thursday, March 23, 2017

UNITED NATIONS, Mar 23 (IPS) - A delegation of Libyan tribal leaders and women leaders has called on the UN to take a balanced approach to the Libyan peace process.

Former Boko Haram Abductees Speak Out

Saturday, March 18, 2017

DUBAI, UAE, Mar 18 (IPS) - Though still fearful for her life and the safety of her family, one of the girls who escaped abduction by Boko Haram in Nigeria has appealed to global leaders to intervene and help bring back 195 schoolgirls still being held by the terrorist network.

From Barriers to Bridges: Transformation of the Kenya-Ethiopia Border Region

Friday, March 17, 2017

NAIROBI, Kenya, Mar 17 (IPS) - Consider this. The communities around the Kenya-Ethiopia border in Moyale-Borona area, have long been associated with internecine violence, extreme poverty, and environmental stress. These have led to disastrous societal consequences, including displacement, criminality and violent extremism.

UN FARMS to Create One Million Days of Work for Mideast Migrants

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

ROME, Mar 15 (IPS) - The problem is rather complex and often not recognised: in one of the major regions of both origin and destination for migrants and refugees -- the Near East and North of Africa, 10 per cent of rural communities is made up of forcibly displaced persons, while more than 25 per cent of the young rural people plan to emigrate.

Suffering of Children in War-Torn Syria 'Hits Rock Bottom'

Monday, March 13, 2017

ROME, Mar 13 (IPS) - The suffering of children in war-torn Syria "hit rock bottom" in 2016 with the highest number of grave violations against them since verification began in 2014, underscored the United Nations children's agency.

Global Harvests Robust, Yet 37 Countries Need Food Aid

Tuesday, March 07, 2017

ROME, Mar 07 (IPS) - Global food supply conditions are robust, but access to food has been dramatically reduced in areas suffering from civil conflicts, while drought conditions are worsening food security across swathes of East Africa, according to the United Nations.

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