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Concerns Arise Over Freed Nigerian Abductees, Thousands Still Missing

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

UNITED NATIONS, May 10 (IPS) - Following the release of over 80 missing schoolgirls, human rights groups have expressed concerns about their rights and future.

African Migrants Bought and Sold Openly in ‘Slave Markets’ in Libya

Tuesday, May 09, 2017

ROME, May 09 (IPS) - Hundreds of migrants along North African migration routes are being bought and sold openly in modern day ‘slave markets' in Libya, survivors have told the United Nations migration agency, which warned that these reports "can be added to a long list of outrages" in the country. The International Criminal Court is now considering investigating.

Time to Find 'Magic Formula' to Stop Hatreds - Baku Forum

Monday, May 08, 2017

BAKU, Azerbaijan, May 08 (IPS) - It is time to find that "magic formula" that will encourage people to stop conflicts, the rise of violent extremism and hatreds, and live together in peace, urged a United Nations senior official at the end of a UN-backed conference on intercultural dialogue in Baku, Azerbaijan.

How to Counter Violent Extremism, Youth Radicalisation - Baku Forum

Friday, May 05, 2017

BAKU, Azerbaijan, May 05 (IPS) - The integration of migrants in cities, countering the rise of violent extremism, as well as youth radicalisation on the Internet have been some of the key issues discussed at a United Nations forum in Baku, Azerbaijan.

Refugee Journalists, the Challenge of Reporting from Exile

Thursday, May 04, 2017

May 04 (IPS) - Abdulwahab Tahhan is a journalist and a refugee. From his exile in London, he documents the war that is devastating his homeland of Syriamonitoring airstrikes and assessing civilian casualties for the non-profit Airwars.

Collective Amnesia in Famine Response and Resilience-Building

Thursday, May 04, 2017

WASHINGTON DC, May 04 (IPS) - The emerging drought-induced humanitarian crisis—prevailing in countries from Niger in West Africa to Somalia in East Africa—and conflict-driven famine conditions in South Sudan, Somalia, and Northeast Nigeria, have become a regular phenomenon.

Journalist Killings in Sri Lanka Predicated on a Deadly Irony

Tuesday, May 02, 2017

UNITED NATIONS, May 02 (IPS) - The widespread belief in the politically-motivated killings of journalists in Sri Lanka is predicated on a deadly irony: the hidden hand has always been visible, but the fingerprints have gone missing.

At UN, Rex Tillerson, Top US Diplomat, Delivers Stark Warnings to North Korea

Saturday, April 29, 2017

UNITED NATIONS, Apr 29 (IPS) - Speaking to the United Nations Security Council at a meeting on North Korea held at the foreign-minister level, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson asked member countries to join the United States in a strong campaign to enhance pressures on the Kim Jong-un regime, whose rapidly developing nuclear and missile programs have reached dangerous levels.

Climate-Smart Agriculture – From Tanzania to Vietnam

Friday, April 28, 2017

ROME, Apr 28 (IPS) - As part of efforts to move towards "climate-smart" agriculture, several countries have shared In a meeting in Rome new experiences on how to produce food in ways that help farmers cope with the impacts of climate change and to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in agriculture.

20 Million People Could ‘Starve to Death’ in Next Six Months

Friday, April 28, 2017

ROME, Apr 28 (IPS) - Urgent action is needed to save the lives of people facing famine in North Eastern Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan and Yemen, the UN leading food and agriculture agency's chief on April 28 warned. "If nothing is done, some 20 million people could starve to death in the next six months."

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