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  1. Myanmar RohingyaFace “Textbook Example of Ethnic Cleansing”

    Wednesday, September 13, 2017

    UNITED NATIONS, Sep 13 (IPS) - As hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslims flee violence in Myanmar's Rakhine State, thousands that remain in the country face mass atrocities at a scale never seen before.

  2. Dear Nobel Laureate Aung San Suu Kyi

    Monday, September 11, 2017

    DHAKA, Sep 11 (IPS) - When you were finally able to accept your Nobel Peace Prize, you spoke eloquently of the ultimate aim of a world in which "every corner is a true sanctuary where the inhabits will have the freedom and the capacity to live in peace."

  3. Refugee Camps “bursting at the seams” in Bangladesh

    Saturday, September 09, 2017

    UNITED NATIONS, Sep 09 (IPS) - A dramatic increase in the number of refugees fleeing Myanmar is placing a huge strain on already very limited resources in Bangladesh, the UN refugee agency (UNHCR) said.

  4. Indian Journalist’s Murder: The Ultimate Form of Press Censorship?

    Thursday, September 07, 2017

    BHUBANESWAR, India, Sep 07 (IPS) - Dauntlessly crusading against curbs on freedom of speech, fifty-five-year-old Indian journalist Gauri Lankesh was gunned down at her very doorstep in Bengaluru city on the evening of Sep. 5, taking three bullets of the seven fired in her lungs and heart. She was shot from just three feet away.

  5. Sixth North Korean Nuclear Test Creates New, More Dangerous Phase in Nuclear Crisis

    Wednesday, September 06, 2017

    WASHINGTON DC, Sep 06 (IPS) - North Korea's 5.9 to 6.3 magnitude nuclear test explosion September 3 marks a new and more dangerous era in East Asia.

  6. Cholera in North-Eastern Nigeria: An Endemic Outbreak

    Wednesday, September 06, 2017

    NEW YORK, Sep 06 (IPS) - A recent cholera outbreak in North-Eastern Nigeria has resulted in at least 186 suspected cases and 14 deaths as of Sep. 1, according to Borno State's Ministry of Health.

  7. What Charities and Relief organizations do to alleviate poverty in the Arab region

    Tuesday, September 05, 2017

    GENEVA, Sep 05 (IPS) - Extreme poverty remains one of the world's biggest challenges. According to the United Nations, 767 million people live in extreme poverty around the world. Although world society has managed to lift nearly 1 billion people out of extreme poverty – in 1999 it was estimated that 1.7 billion were affected by extreme poverty – the unprecedented rise of conflict and of violence in the Arab region has worsened the socioeconomic situation of vulnerable population segments in many countries. On 22 February 2017, the Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator of the United Nations –Stephen O'Brien – stated to the United Nations Security Council that 67% of the population in Syria is living under conditions considered as extreme poverty. In another Arab country affected by war and conflict – Yemen – the World Bank estimates that poverty affects 62% of the population, whereas the World Bank's estimates this number to be at approximately 22% for Iraq or even as high as 40% in territories controlled by DAESH. Inevitably, conflict and violence have worsened the situation in the Arab region.

  8. US Pressure Keeps Palestinians Blacklisted at UN

    Friday, September 01, 2017

    UNITED NATIONS, Sep 01 (IPS) - When Secretary-General Antonio Guterres proposed the appointment of former Palestinian Authority Prime Minister Salam Fayyad as UN's Special Representative in Libya back in February, the proposal was shot down by US Ambassador Nikki Haley, purely because he was a Palestinian.

  9. 20,000 Civilians Trapped in Raqqa City, Deemed “The Worst Place on Earth”

    Monday, August 28, 2017

    UNITED NATIONS, Aug 28 (IPS) - The battle to reclaim Raqqa, the de facto capital of the Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL/Da'esh), has raised concerns among top UN officials as at least 20,000 civilians remain trapped under heavy fire in the city. Last week Monday, 42 civilians, including 12 women and 19 children, were killed in an air attack, according to the AP.

  10. Climate Migrants Might Reach One Billion by 2050

    Monday, August 21, 2017

    ROME, Aug 21 (IPS) - Imagine a world with as many as one billion people facing harsh climate change impacts resulting in devastating droughts and/or floods, extreme weather, destruction of natural resources, in particular lands, soils and water, and the consequence of severe livelihoods conditions, famine and starvation.

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