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The Paradox of Refuge: Rise of Gender-Based Violence in Times of Crisis

Monday, June 20, 2016

ROME, Jun 20 (IPS) - Since the outbreak of war in 2011, 9 million Syrians have fled from their homeland, creating one of the graves migrant crisis' the world has ever seen. However, what happens to these vulnerable migrants once they secure the refuge they so perilously seek? Can refuge really bring safety to all? Or is ‘the refugee camp' nothing more than the creation of another war, in this case, fought against one's own troubled people. Particularly, for those who are traditionally stigmatized, such as women and girls.

Fences and Walls: A Short-sighted Response to Migration Fears?

Monday, June 20, 2016

ROME, Jun 20 (IPS) - European nations from which millions once left to escape hardship and hunger – Greece, Ireland, Italy - are today destinations for others doing the same.

Xenophobia: ‘Hate Is Mainstreamed, Walls Are Back, Suspicion Kills’

Monday, June 20, 2016

ROME, Jun 20 (IPS) - "Hate is becoming mainstreamed. Walls – which tormented previous generations, and have never yielded any sustainable solution to any problem – are returning. Barriers of suspicion are rising, snaking through and between our societies – and they are killers…"

A Courageous Life After Escaping the Lord's Resistance Army

Monday, June 20, 2016

UNITED NATIONS, Jun 20 (IPS) - Evelyn Amony's bravery not only helped her survive and escape captivity from the Lord's Resistance Army (LRA), but has made her an advocate for thousands of abducted women and children who face long term consequences after returning home.

Majority of Vulnerable Refugees Will Not Be Resettled in 2017

Friday, June 17, 2016

UNITED NATIONS, Jun 17 (IPS) - Only a small percentage of the world's most vulnerable refugees will be resettled in 2017, according to new figures released by the UN High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) this week.

World’s Nuclear Arsenal Declines But Multi-Billion Dollar Modernization Continues

Monday, June 13, 2016

UNITED NATIONS, Jun 13 (IPS) - The world's nuclear arsenal continues to decline – from 15,850 warheads in early 2015 to 15,395 in 2016, according to the latest figures released Monday by the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI).

Bougainville Women Turn Around Lives of ‘Lost Generation’

Monday, June 13, 2016

HAKO, Buka Island, Autonomous Region of Bougainville, Papua New Guinea, Jun 13 (IPS) - Finding a sense of identity and purpose, as well as employment are some of the challenges facing youths in post-conflict Bougainville, an autonomous region in eastern Papua New Guinea in the southwest Pacific Islands.

From Somalia to Afghanistan: The Dangers Local Journalists Face

Saturday, June 11, 2016

, Jun 11 (IPS) - On Sunday, June 5, three reporters were killed: Somali broadcast journalist Sagal Salad Osman, Aghan journalist Zabihullah Tamanna, and American photojournalist David Gilkey.

Water Scarcity Could Impact West Asian Credit Ratings

Thursday, June 09, 2016

NAIROBI, Kenya, Jun 09 (IPS) - Water scarcity, conflict and refugee exodus is the strongest megatrend in West Asia, indicating the status of current trends and how these factors may shape the future, according to UN Environment Programme's sixth Global Environment Outlook - GEO-6 Regional Assessment for West Asia released May 2016.

A Triple Threat in the Fight Against AIDS

Thursday, June 09, 2016

UNITED NATIONS, Jun 09 (IPS) - The exclusion of key regions, contexts and actors must be addressed in order to successfully and significantly reduce HIV and AIDS by 2020, many have noted during the High Level Meeting on Ending AIDS this week.

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