News headlines in November 2018

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

    - Inter Press Service

    WASHINGTON DC, Nov 30 (IPS) - Daniel Sullivan is Senior Advocate for Human Rights at Refugees International

    South 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.

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

    - Inter Press Service

    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. 

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

    - Inter Press Service

    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.

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

    - Inter Press Service

    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.

  5. Fostering Green, Made-In-Africa Innovations

    - Inter Press Service

    KIGALI, Nov 30 (IPS) - Over 1000 policy makers, experts, investors and financial specialists from across Africa are gathered this week in Kigali, at a week-long Africa Green Growth Forum 2018 to discuss how to foster green, made-in-Africa innovations to meet the needs of the continent. 

  6. VIDEO: Seeking Ways to Include Women in the Blue Economy

    - Inter Press Service

    NAIROBI, Nov 29 (IPS) - Women make up about half of the over 120 million people whose livelihood depend on the blue economy. But women play only a marginal role in the blue economy with most of them earning subsistence income. Women are mainly excluded from more important aspects of the Blue Economy like shipping and large scale fishing.

  7. Mobile Phones Exposed to Growing Cyber Threats

    - Inter Press Service

    WASHINGTON DC, Nov 29 (IPS) - Paul Makin is the head of mobile money at Consult HyperionMobile phones are helping millions of low-income customers to access financial services for the first time, but they are also exposing them to new cyber threats they could never have imagined.

  8. Combatting Climate Change with Bamboo

    - Inter Press Service

    ROME, Nov 29 (IPS) - Did you know bamboo can help combat climate change? Fast growing and flexible, bamboo plants and products can store more carbon than certain types of tree. Bamboo is also used around the world as a source of renewable energy, and to make thousands of durable products - providing a lifeline for communities vulnerable to the impacts of climate change.

  9. Re-Defining Poverty in its Many Dimensions

    - Inter Press Service

    UNITED NATIONS, Nov 29 (IPS) - Carolina Rivera is a Research Analyst at the Human Development Report Office at UNDP and Monica Jahangir is a Policy and Advocacy Officer at the International Movement ATD Fourth World.

    Poverty has many dimensions beyond a lack of money. The need for a better understanding of the multiple ways people experience poverty is gaining momentum, as is the importance of measuring the often - overlapping deprivations people face. Understanding both is vital for better decision making.

  10. Marine Waste Turning the Earth into a Plastic Planet

    - Inter Press Service

    NAIROBI, Nov 28 (IPS) - Africa risks being the worst plastic-polluted place on earth within three decades overtaking Asia, says a continental network calling for African contributions to solving the growing threat of marine waste.

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