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  1. Several Ukrainian cities hit in new wave of Russia missile attacks

    - UN News

    Ukrainian cities faced another barrage of missiles fired by Russian forces on Monday with dozens killed and a children’s hospital among the locations hit, UN humanitarians have said.

  2. After nine months of war in Gaza, another UN school suffers Israeli airstrike

    - UN News

    The war in Gaza passed the nine-month mark on Sunday with humanitarians left assessing the damage of a fresh Israeli airstrike on a UN school.

  3. Namibia: LGBTQI+ Rights Victory amid Regression

    - Inter Press Service

    MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay, Jul 08 (IPS) - In June, the Namibian High Court struck down two sections of the country’s Sexual Offences Act that criminalised consensual sexual relations between men, finding them unconstitutional. While hardly anyone has been convicted for decades, the fact that their relationships were criminalised forced gay men to live in fear, perpetuated stigma and denied them recognition as rights holders, enabling discrimination, harassment and abuse.

  4. US Fed-Induced World Stagnation Deepens Debt Distress

    - Inter Press Service

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, Jul 08 (IPS) - For some time, most multilateral financial institutions have urged developing countries to borrow commercially, but not from China. Now, borrowers are stuck in debt traps with little prospect of escape.

  5. Guterres commends Turkmenistan’s ‘policy of neutrality’ amid troubled times

    - UN News

    Cooperation between the United Nations and Turkmenistan, and regional developments in Central Asia, were the focus of a meeting between UN Secretary-General António Guterres and President Serdar Berdimuhamedov held in the capital, Ashgabat, on Saturday.

  6. The IMF is Failing Countries like Kenya: Why and What can be Done About it?

    - Inter Press Service

    PRETORIA, South Africa, Jul 05 (IPS) - The recent Kenyan protests are a warning that the International Monetary Fund (IMF) is failing. The public does not think it is helping its member countries manage their economic and financial problems, which are being exacerbated by a rapidly changing global political economy.

  7. Kenya’s Cash-Strapped, Ambitious Climate Change Goals

    - Inter Press Service

    NAIROBI, Jul 05 (IPS) - Kenya’s need for climate finance is great—the country has been battered by climate change-related disasters for years—but as this analysis shows, the arrangements remain opaque, leaving the affected communities vulnerable.Climate-related disasters have battered Kenya for years.

  8. UN warns of escalating tensions on Lebanon-Israel ‘Blue Line’ frontier

    - UN News

    The UN voiced deep concern on Friday at the increase in the intensity of exchanges of fire across the Blue Line, which separates Lebanese and Israeli armed forces.

  9. Tens of thousands displaced as fighting intensifies in southeast Sudan

    - UN News

    Fresh fighting in southeast Sudan is exacerbating civilian suffering, with reports that over 136,000 people have fled their homes in search of safety, UN humanitarians have said.

  10. UN official describes total devastation in Carriacou following Hurricane Beryl

    - UN News

    The island of Carriacou in Grenada has been virtually “flattened” by the devastating Hurricane Beryl, a senior UN official there reported on Friday, as humanitarian teams ramp up their support to communities affected across the Caribbean.

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