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  1. Chemical Weapons in Syria? Time for Outrage

    Wednesday, March 28, 2018

    NEW YORK, Mar 28 (IPS) - US Defense Secretary James Mattis dropped a political bombshell last week when he said the U.S. has no evidence to confirm reports that the Syrian government had used the deadly chemical sarin on its citizens.

  2. The Dark Chapter of Zimbabwe’s History That Won’t Go Away

    Monday, March 26, 2018

    BULAWAYO, Mar 26 (IPS) - With Zimbabwe's new President Emmerson Mnangagwa just concluding a 100-day timeline to address what he considered the country's most pressing issues, which focused on economic revival, human rights activists have their own timeline.

  3. A New Low for Security Council as Russia Takes Syrian Human Rights Off the Table

    Thursday, March 22, 2018

    NEW YORK, Mar 22 (IPS) - Sherine Tadros is Head of Amnesty International's UN Office in New YorkThere is nothing controversial about saying the UN Security Council has failed Syria. Diplomats have openly admitted it, journalists have written about it, human rights organizations have declared it - several times over in the past seven years. But what happened this week was deplorable and unacceptable, even by the very low standards we now have for the Council when it comes to Syria.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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".

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

  10. We Must Protect the Future for Palestinian Refugee Girls

    Friday, March 09, 2018

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