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  1. Thermal Houses Keep People Warm in Peru's Highlands

    Thursday, December 06, 2018

    HUAYRAPATA, Peru, Dec 06 (IPS) - Thirty families from a rural community more than 4,300 meters above sea level will have warm houses that will protect them from the freezing temperatures that each year cause deaths and diseases among children and older adults in this region of the southeastern Peruvian Andes.

  2. Why Bother about World War I

    Wednesday, December 05, 2018

    Stockholm/Rome, Dec 05 (IPS) - Why do we still need to be concerned about a war that ended a hundred years ago? Sure, it caused the death of at least 37 million people, but why bother about that now? Anyhow France´s president Emmanuel Macron believed it was worthwhile to commemorate the end of World War I and seventy world leaders were invited to attend the centennial ceremony by Paris´s Arc de Triomphe.

  3. Mothers of Drug War Victims Demand Justice in the Philippines

    Tuesday, December 04, 2018

    MANILA, Dec 04 (IPS) - Rodrigo Duterte's bloody war on drugs has claimed tens of thousand of lives. Lorena Villanueva and Emy Pagaduan lost their sons. Now they are demanding that the President of the Philippines be held responsible for the killings.

  4. Legal Weapons Have Failed to Curb Femicides in Latin America

    Saturday, December 01, 2018

    LA PLATA, Argentina, Dec 01 (IPS) - This article is part of IPS coverage of the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence, which began on Nov. 25, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women.Left blind by a beating from her ex-husband, Susana Gómez barely managed to avoid joining the list of nearly 2,800 femicides committed annually in Latin America, but her case shows why public policies and laws are far from curtailing gender-based violence in the region.

  5. South Sudan Faces one of the World’s Worst Displacement Crises

    Friday, November 30, 2018

    WASHINGTON DC, Nov 30 (IPS) - Daniel Sullivan is Senior Advocate for Human Rights at Refugees InternationalSouth Sudan is facing one of the worst displacement crises in the world today. More than half of the population is food insecure and, if not for international humanitarian aid, the country would almost certainly have already faced famine.

  6. Migrants Send Record Amounts to Home Countries, but Overall Poverty Pertains

    Friday, November 30, 2018

    BRUSSELS, Nov 30 (IPS) - At the end of this year, migrants will have sent 466 billion dollars to family and friends in their countries of origin. Despite this record amount these remittances have little to no effect on the dire economic state of affairs in those home countries. Earlier this week in Brussels, a group of experts convened to think of ways to make the sent money work in a way that benefits more than just a few lucky families. 

  7. Breaking Bread with Violence: Connecting the Dots Between Conflict & Hunger

    Friday, November 30, 2018

    GENEVA, Nov 30 (IPS) - Herve Verhoosel is Senior Spokesperson UN World Food Programme (WFP)Last week I met with Aamir, a 29-year-old Yemenite, living in Geneva since October 2018 and waiting for his application for asylum to be finalized.

  8. Ignoring the Murder of a Journalist in the Name of National Interest

    Friday, November 30, 2018

    Stockholm/Rome, Nov 30 (IPS) - A foreign citizen – well-known journalist, author, university lecturer and regime critic – with residence in the US is abducted by a group of professionals employed by a foreign Government – depicted as a stout US ally – and subsequently tortured and killed. In spite of the case being thoroughly investigated by both the CIA and the FBI, which verified that a crime had been committed, the US Government did not take any steps to rebuke the rulers of the allied country.

  9. President-Elect's Security Plan Disappoints Civil Society in Mexico

    Wednesday, November 28, 2018

    MEXICO CITY, Nov 28 (IPS) - "Setback" and "disillusionment" were the terms used by Yolanda Morán, a mother whose son was the victim of forced disappearance, to describe the security plan outlined by Mexican president-elect Andrés Manuel López Obrador, who takes office on Dec. 1.

  10. Multilateralism Undermined by Globalization’s Discontents

    Wednesday, November 28, 2018

    SYDNEY and KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 28 (IPS) - On 24 October 1945, the world's most inclusive multilateral institution, the United Nations, was born to "save succeeding generations from the scourge of war, ... reaffirm faith in fundamental human rights, … establish conditions under which justice and respect for the obligations arising from treaties and other sources of international law can be maintained, and to promote social progress and better standards of life in larger freedom" (UN Charter: Preamble).

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