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  1. Food Sustainability, Migration, Nutrition and Women

    Tuesday, June 19, 2018

    ROME, Jun 19 (IPS) - Enrique Yeves is Director of Communications, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United NationsWe worry about how we can continue to put food on our tables; and yet one-third of food is never eaten, instead being lost or wasted.

    We worry about eating properly, and yet in many countries , poor nutrition, obesity and micronutrient deficiencies are increasingly common. This trend is taking place in the Americas, Oceania, Asia, Africa and in Europe.

  2. Closing Africa’s Wealth Gap

    Tuesday, June 19, 2018

    UNITED NATIONS, Jun 19 (IPS) - Kingsley Ighobor, Africa Renewal* From "Africa Reeling" to "Africa Rising," there's a new narrative for the African continent, now showing promising signs of sustainable growth under more stable governments.

    McKinsey & Company, a global management consulting firm, predicts that Africa's combined GDP will be $2.6 trillion by 2020 and that "Africa's consumer spending by 128 million households with discretionary income is expected to be around $1.4 trillion."

  3. Ethiopia to Return Land in Bid for Peace with Eritrea

    Monday, June 18, 2018

    BADME, Ethiopia, Jun 18 (IPS) - The utterly inconsequential-looking Ethiopian border town of Badme is where war broke out in 1998 between Ethiopia and Eritrea, lasting two years and devastating both countries. 

  4. Now is Not the Time to Give up on the People of DRC

    Friday, June 15, 2018

    KINSHASA, Democratic Republic of Congo, Jun 15 (IPS) - After more than 20 years of brutal conflict, few might believe that things could get worse in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). And yet they most dishearteningly are.

    In the last year, we have witnessed a continuous escalation of violence that has spread to half of the country, endangering millions. Some 2 million children suffer from acute hunger, and the DRC is home to the largest number of displaced people in Africa.

  5. Sahel in the Throes of a Major Humanitarian Crisis

    Wednesday, June 13, 2018

    UNITED NATIONS, Jun 13 (IPS) - Mark Lowcock is UN Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief CoordinatorI am increasingly concerned by the situation in the Sahel. In Burkina Faso, Chad, Mali, Mauritania, Niger and Senegal, nearly 6 million people are struggling to meet their daily food needs. Severe malnutrition threatens the lives of 1.6 million children. These are levels unseen since the crisis of 2012, and the most critical months are still ahead.

  6. Stop Neglecting African Conflicts

    Wednesday, June 13, 2018

    UNITED NATIONS, Jun 13 (IPS) - Conflicts have uprooted millions across several African nations and we must not forget them, said a human rights group.

    Norwegian Refugee Council's (NRC) timely message was published through their annual list of the worlds most neglected displacement crises.

  7. Kenya Can End the Moral Indignity of Child Labour

    Tuesday, June 12, 2018

    NAIROBI, Kenya, Jun 12 (IPS) - Jacqueline Mogeni is the CEO at Kenya's Council of Governors and Siddharth Chatterjee is the United Nations Resident Coordinator to Kenya.On 12 June every year is the World Day Against Child Labour. In the world's poorest countries, around one in four children are engaged in work that is potentially harmful to their health.

  8. World Wakes up to Climate Migration

    Monday, June 11, 2018

    NEW DELHI, Jun 11 (IPS) - Harjeet Singh is Global Lead on Climate Change at ActionAid International and is based in New Delhi*   Millions of people worldwide are being displaced by natural disasters triggered partially by climate change, and the international community is finally taking steps to mitigate the sufferingThis year is set to be an important milestone in the arduous journey of climate migrants. The global community is now beginning to fathom the challenges of people displaced by events such as floods, storms and sea level rise that are partly fuelled by climate change.

  9. Great Green Wall Brings Hope, Greener Pastures to Africa’s Sahel

    Monday, June 11, 2018

    DAKAR, Senegal, Jun 11 (IPS) - This article is part of a series of stories and op-eds launched by IPS on the occasion of the World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought on June 17.Hope, smiles and new vitality seem to be returning slowly but surely in various parts of the Sahel region, where the mighty Sahara Desert has all but ‘eaten' and degraded huge parts of landscapes, destroying livelihoods and subjecting many communities to extreme poverty.

  10. Greece: SDGs a Way to End Economic Crisis?

    Friday, June 08, 2018

    ROME, Jun 08 (IPS) - Seven years after being on the verge of a financial collapse, Greece is now seeing better times. Its economic accounts have clearly improved but what is not under the spotlight is how the Greek people are still paying for the effects of the crisis.

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