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In a “World of Plenty,” G7 Must Fight Famine

Friday, May 26, 2017

UNITED NATIONS, May 26 (IPS) - World leaders must step up and take action in fighting famine to prevent further catastrophic levels of hunger and deaths, said Oxfam.

Why the G7 Must Fund Health & Nutrition

Thursday, May 25, 2017

TAORMINA, Italy, May 25 (IPS) - The G7 Summit, held annually among the leaders of the world's most powerful economies (Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the United Kingdom, the United States, and the EU), plays an important role in shaping responses to global challenges—theoretically at least.

Mideast: Growing Urbanisation Worsens Water Scarcity, Food Imports

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

ROME, May 24 (IPS) - Conflict and insecurity remain the key barriers to development progress in the Middle East and North Africa. In Iraq, Libya, Syria, and Yemen, about half the population—around 40 million people—require humanitarian assistance. Across the region, countries depend heavily on food imports. As their populations urbanise and grow, the need for imports will increase.

Survivors of the El Mozote Massacre Have New Hopes for Justice in El Salvador

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

EL MOZOTE, El Salvador, May 23 (IPS) - Except for a house with its walls riddled with holes made by bursts of machine gun fire, nobody would say that the quiet Salvadoran village of El Mozote was the scene of one of the worst massacres in Latin America, just 35 years ago.

“Horrific” Increase in Worldwide Displacement

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

UNITED NATIONS, May 23 (IPS) - Over 30 million people were newly internally displaced in 2016 by conflict and disasters, according to a new report.

A Grisly Tale of Children Falling Easy Prey for Ruthless Smugglers

Monday, May 22, 2017

ROME, May 22 (IPS) - Don't read this story if you are a parent or have children relatives. It is the bloodcurdling story of over 300,000 unaccompanied refugee and migrant children who are just a small part of millions of children that are innocent, easy prey for smugglers and human traffickers worldwide.

An Untold Economic Success Story in Syria

Thursday, May 18, 2017

AMMAN, Jordan, May 18 (IPS) - Hidden almost literally under the rubble of the civil war in Syria is an economic success story that is rarely told. Hanan Odah is a thirty-year-old Palestine refugee living in Jaramana refugee camp in Damascus. She supports her multiply displaced family of three from a thriving micro-enterprise venture. Her husband was killed in the conflict, but she refused to submit to despair and dependency on her parents.

Mapping and Responding to Climate-Induced Migration

Thursday, May 18, 2017

UNITED NATIONS, May 18 (IPS) - As the world focuses on conflict-related migration and displacement, with an unprecedented 60 million fleeing from war and persecution, others are pointing to a less discussed trigger of population movements: climate change.

Sexual Violence as a “Threat to Security and Durable Peace”

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

UNITED NATIONS, May 17 (IPS) - Sexual violence is increasingly used as a tactic of terrorism and thus must be addressed as a peace and security issue, officials said at a United Nations Security Council meeting.

Kenya’s Drought: Response Must Be Sustainable, Not Piecemeal

Monday, May 15, 2017

NAIROBI, Kenya, May 15 (IPS) - A malnutrition emergency. Food security in Kenya has deteriorated significantly since the end of 2016. UNICEF reports a significant increase in severe acute malnutrition. Nearly 110,000 children under-five need treatment, up from 75,300 in August 2016.

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