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  1. Is UN’s Ambitious Global Compact the Last Word on the Migrant Crisis?

    Friday, March 16, 2018

    UNITED NATIONS, Mar 16 (IPS) - As the death toll keeps mounting and the humanitarian crises continue unabated, the life of the average migrant or refugee has largely turned out to be an unmitigated nightmare.

  2. Water Stress Poses Greatest Threat to MENA Region

    Thursday, March 15, 2018

    ROME, Mar 15 (IPS) - This year, World Water Day, celebrated annually on 22 March, is themed "Nature for Water", examining nature-based solutions (NBS) to the world's water problems.

  3. Male Survivors of Sexual Violence Suffer in Silence Due to Stigma

    Wednesday, March 14, 2018

    BANGUI, Mar 14 (IPS) - Zack Baddorf is an All Survivors Project ResearcherIn the Central African Republic, 45-year-old "Theodore" was captured by an armed group in February 2017 during an attack on his village of Mingala in the country's southeast. He was taken with 21 other men to a nearby ad hoc rebel military base and locked up in a house-turned-prison guarded by six armed men.

  4. Merchants of Death Ultimate Winners in Escalating Military Conflicts

    Tuesday, March 13, 2018

    UNITED NATIONS, Mar 13 (IPS) - In most military conflicts worldwide, the ultimate winners are not one of the warring parties-- but the world's prolific arms traders, described by peace activists as "merchants of death".

  5. Three Ways the Global Compact Can Better Serve Refugees

    Monday, March 12, 2018

    WASHINGTON DC, Mar 12 (IPS) - Kitty van der Heijden is Director of the Washington-based World Resources Institute Europe and WRI AfricaThe UN High Commissioner for Refugees has a tall task: deliver a "Global Compact for Refugees" to the United Nations' General Assembly by the end of 2018.

  6. The Politicization of Humanitarian Aid Through Budget Cuts

    Monday, March 12, 2018

    UNITED NATIONS, Mar 12 (IPS) - Ahead of the pending ‘list of shame,' the Secretary-General's Annual Report on Children and Armed Conflicts, child protection actors share concerns about the politicization of humanitarian aid putting child protection capacities at a disadvantage.

  7. We Must Protect the Future for Palestinian Refugee Girls

    Friday, March 09, 2018

  8. Syria’s ‘Human Catastrophe’

    Wednesday, March 07, 2018

    UNITED NATIONS, Mar 07 (IPS) - Despite calls for a ceasefire, violent clashes have continued and humanitarian access remains limited in Syria's Eastern Ghouta, leaving the international community extremely concerned.

    Since the Syrian government intensified its attacks in recent weeks, more than 700 civilians, many of them children, have been killed in Eastern Ghouta.

  9. Fear and Uncertainty Grip Rohingya Women in India

    Tuesday, March 06, 2018

    JAMMU, India, Mar 06 (IPS) - This article is part of a series of stories and op-eds launched by IPS on the occasion of this year's International Women's Day on March 8.In the semi-lit makeshift tent covered with strips of cardboard, five women sit in a huddle. As their young children, covered in specks of mud and soot, move around noisily, the women try to hush them down. Hollow-eyed and visibly malnourished, all the women also appear afraid.

  10. DRC: A Crisis the World Can No Longer Afford to Ignore

    Sunday, March 04, 2018

    KIKWIT, DR Congo, Mar 04 (IPS) - This article is part of a series of stories and op-eds launched by IPS on the occasion of this year's International Women's Day on March 8.The numbers are hard to fathom. Nearly two million people driven from their homes in 2017 alone. The worst cholera epidemic of the past 15 years, with over 55,000 cases and more than 1,000 deaths. Countless others killed, maimed or sexually assaulted.

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