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  1. First Person: Water and electricity ‘will save us from famine’

    - UN News

    An initiative to rapidly develop villages in some of the most drought-prone and poorest rural areas of southern Madagascar could help people to avoid the danger of famine, according to people benefiting from a collaboration with the UN’s World Food Programme (WFP).

  2. International Women’s Day, 2024; Support the Women and Girls Fighting for Rights

    - Inter Press Service

    GENEVA, Switzerland, Mar 01 (IPS) - This International Women’s Day (March 8) comes at a fiercely challenging moment. We can find inspiration, and hope, however, in the women and girls around the world who, often at great risk, are leading the fight for rights for everyone.

  3. From Gas to Ash: The Struggle of Nigerian Women Amidst Surging Cooking Gas Prices

    - Inter Press Service

    KWARA, Nigeria, Mar 01 (IPS) - One sunny mid-morning in Omu-Aran village, a community in Kwara State, North Central Nigeria, Iyabo Sunday sat beside a firewood stand observing her pot of beans with rice (a combination enjoyed by many in Nigeria).

  4. Greece: Another First for LGBTQI+ Rights

    - Inter Press Service

    MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay, Mar 01 (IPS) - After almost two decades of civil society campaigning, Greece’s parliament has passed a law enabling same-sex couples to marry and adopt children. It’s the first majority-Orthodox Christian country to realise marriage equality.

  5. Salvadoran Poultry Farms Produce Biogas, Easing Socio-environmental Conflicts

    - Inter Press Service

    SAN MIGUEL, El Salvador, Mar 01 (IPS) - In a win-win relationship, a segment of El Salvador's agribusiness industry is taking steps to ease the tension of the historic socio-environmental conflict caused by poultry and pig farms, whose waste has caused concern and anger in nearby communities.

  6. Air Quality Sensors Boosting Nairobi’s Fight Against Air Pollution

    - Inter Press Service

    NAIROBI, Feb 29 (IPS) - Deborah Adhiambo (43) has been battling mild asthma since 2022, a condition she describes as “both a health and economic burden.’’ The mother of three lives within Dandora Estate, nine miles east of Kenya’s capital, Nairobi. Dandora is home to Kenya’s largest open landfill, which receives more than 2,000 metric tonnes of waste daily.

  7. Bearing Witness: No Safety for Children in Gaza

    - Inter Press Service

    GAZA STRIP, Feb 29 (IPS) - Nothing could prepare me for my recently concluded mission into the Gaza Strip, where children face catastrophic conditions.

    In my twenty years with UNICEF, traveling from one humanitarian crisis to the next – from famines to floods and war zones to refugee camps – I’ve simply never seen such devastation and despair as is happening in Gaza.

  8. Gazans eating wild plants to survive

    - UN News

    UN News has learned that out of desperation, some Gazans have resorted to selling wild plants with little nutritional value, in the markets of their devastated enclave. In this special report, Ziad Taleb spoke to some of the young people trying to make a living, despite the ever-present dangers.

  9. UN issues global alert over teacher shortage

    - UN News

    The world urgently needs 44 million teachers by 2030 in order to make the Sustainable Development Goals a reality, a new report from UNESCOthe UN agency championing education, announced this week.

  10. Africa’s Debt Crisis Needs a Bold New Approach and a Way Forward

    - Inter Press Service

    PRETORIA, South Africa, Feb 28 (IPS) - It hasn’t been easy for African states to finance their developmental and environmental policy objectives over the past few years. Recent events suggest that the situation may be improving. For the first time in two years, three African states have been able to access international financial markets, albeit at high interest rates. Kenya, for example, is now paying over 10% compared to about 7% in 2014.

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