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What do Aid Organisations Want from the Humanitarian Summit

Monday, May 23, 2016

LONDON, May 23 (IPS) - The UN World Humanitarian Summit takes place in Istanbul, 23-24 May. So what hopes do the humanitarian organisations, which deliver aid on the ground, have for the outcomes?

Humanitarian Summit Must Address Weapons Shipments Too

Sunday, May 22, 2016

UNITED NATIONS, May 22 (IPS) - Boats carrying refugees and boats carrying aid supplies will be on the agenda at the World Humanitarian Summit this week, but advocates say discussing the free flow of shipments carrying bombs and guns might be even more critical.

When Emergencies Last for Decades

Friday, May 20, 2016

UNITED NATIONS, May 20 (IPS) - For the millions of people whose lives have been uprooted by conflict and natural disasters the average amount of time before they can return home is now 17 years.

Refugees Brings Economic Benefits to Cities

Friday, May 20, 2016

UNITED NATIONS, May 20 (IPS) - Refugees are now more likely to live in cities than in refugee camps, bringing with them planning challenges but also opportunities for economic growth.

Will Canada Recognise Rights of Indigenous Peoples in Developing Countries Too?

Thursday, May 19, 2016

UNITED NATIONS, May 19 (IPS) - While Canada's long-awaited support for the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples brought hope and celebration last week, it's not yet clear whether the rights of Indigenous people in developing countries harmed by Canadian mining companies will also be included.

A Latin American Humanitarian Emergency Invisible to the World

Thursday, May 19, 2016

MEXICO CITY, May 19 (IPS) - "This is a humanitarian crisis," said Bertha Zúñiga Cáceres, referring to the generalised violence in Mexico and in Honduras and other countries of Central America, which has claimed hundreds of thousands of lives and is a product of transnational crime, but is invisible to the international community.

Humanitarian Situation in Yemen Seriously Deteriorating

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

UNITED NATIONS, May 18 (IPS) - The humanitarian crisis in Yemen is very seriously deteriorating, said Office of the Coordination for Humanitarian Affairs' (OCHA) Operations Director John Ging.

A Refugee Crisis with No End in Sight

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

GAZA, Palestine, May 18 (IPS) - "We don't want charity, we want a long-term solution."

Analysis: Why the UN Needs a “Peace Industrial Complex”

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

UNITED NATIONS, May 17 (IPS) - In a world where annual defence spending is over 1.6 trillion dollars and the UN Peacebuilding Fund receives less than 700 million dollars, it would seem that the military industrial complex is unwaveringly entrenched.

Industrial-Level Aid Logistics in Colombia’s Decades-Long Humanitarian Disaster

Monday, May 16, 2016

BOGOTA, May 16 (IPS) - "If you're going to talk about Colombia and the peace process, do it somewhere else," was heard at a regional preparatory meeting for the World Humanitarian Summit, according to Ramón Rodríguez, with the Colombian government's Unit for Attention and Integral Reparation for Victims (UARIV).

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