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  1. Climate Change Summit a Step Further, Yes... But Where To?

    Monday, November 06, 2017

    ROME, Nov 06 (IPS) - The UN Climate Change Summit in Bonn is a step further, most experts say. Fine, but towards what?

  2. ‘Never Again’: Investing in Prevention and Early Action

    Thursday, November 02, 2017

    UNITED NATIONS, Nov 02 (IPS) - After the Rwandan genocide, the United Nations promised ‘never again.' But has the international community kept their word?

    From Mexico to Myanmar, conflicts and humanitarian crises have multiplied.

  3. Women and Malnutrition in Africa

    Tuesday, October 31, 2017

    NEW DELHI and PHILADELPHIA, Oct 31 (IPS) - Undernutrition is widespread and a key reason for poor child health in many developing countries. In Sub-Saharan Africa, around 40 percent of children under the age of five suffer from stunted growth, that is, severely reduced height-for-age relative to their growth potential. Stunting is a result of periods of undernutrition in early childhood, and it has been found to have a series of adverse long-term effects in those who survive childhood. It is negatively associated with mental development, human capital accumulation, adult health, and with economic productivity and income levels in adulthood.

  4. Sustainable Water Management as a Lever for Green Growth in Ethiopia and the Region

    Tuesday, October 31, 2017

    ADDIS ABABA, Oct 31 (IPS) - Sustainable water supply is imperative for economic growth, but so often gets side-lined in the rush for development. The unanticipated consequence is a global economy that is increasingly stunted by water resource challenges, with worldwide predictions suggesting that global water demand will increase by approximately 75% more than global water supply in the next 30 years!

  5. Impending Drought? There’s an App for That – Or Should Be

    Monday, October 30, 2017

    NAIROBI, Oct 30 (IPS) - Fostering and harnessing innovative technologies could significantly reduce the negative impacts from climate change, including drought, water scarcity and food insecurity in African countries.

  6. The Roots of Exodus: Why Are People Compelled to Leave their Homes?

    Monday, October 30, 2017

    ROME, Oct 30 (IPS) - Facts are facts, and one of them is that while everybody talks about the growing forced movement of people --be they migrants or refugees—decision-makers haven't seriously acted on the root causes of why millions of humans are compelled to leave their homes.

  7. Who is Really Responsible for Collapse of Zimbabwe’s Health Services?

    Friday, October 27, 2017

    OAKLAND, CALIFORNIA, Oct 27 (IPS) - On October 22, 2017, the World Health Organization (WHO) announced that it had removed Zimbabwean president Robert Mugabe as a goodwill ambassador following outrage and concerns raised by his appointment just two days before.

  8. Congo’s Wake Up Call

    Thursday, October 26, 2017

    GOMA, DR Congo, Oct 26 (IPS) - Late last week, the humanitarian community activated a Level 3 emergency for the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). This trigger in the global humanitarian system is seldom used, and only after serious deliberation by the top echelons of the UN system.

  9. Time Running Out for Somaliland’s Crumbling and Neglected Treasures

    Thursday, October 26, 2017

    BERBERA, Oct 26 (IPS) - The name alone—Berbera—ripples with exotic resonance, conjuring images of tropical quays, swarthy traders and fiery sunsets imbued with smells of spices, incense and palm oil.

  10. Myanmar’s Democracy Feels Strain of Religious Fault Lines

    Wednesday, October 25, 2017

    YANGON, Oct 25 (IPS) - I try to hold on tight as my driver navigates his motorbike over a bumpy and muddy track. His helmet is decorated with a swastika and an eagle, part of an ill-inspired fashion trend called Nazi chic. It's symbolic for a country where hate and racism seen to have become normalized.

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