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  1. Five Takeaways from the 2022 State of Civil Society Report

    - Inter Press Service

    A story from Inter Press Service, an international news agency

    NEW YORK, Jun 27 (IPS) - 2022 is halfway through. It’s clear this is a year of immense disruption, mayhem and contestation. Horrendous war crimes are taking place in Ukraine.

    The conflict is spurring soaring living costs, impacting the most vulnerable people, already faced with the adverse impacts of the pandemic and extreme weather caused by climate change.

  2. A Frightening View: Inside the Eye of the ‘Hurricane of Hunger’

    - Inter Press Service

    NEW ORLEANS, Jun 24 (IPS) - When I first met Dr. Roland Bunch, I have to be honest—he scared me. As one of the most well-respected leaders on agronomy and resilient land management, he offers extremely prescient predictions on how famines take root when soils fail—and also has an admirably clear-eyed view of what we need to do better.

  3. Afghanistan's Devastating Earthquake Exacerbates Dire Humanitarian Crisis

    - Inter Press Service

    KABUL, Afghanistan, Jun 23 (IPS) - Early estimates in the Afghan provinces of Khost and Paktika indicate that the earthquake took lives of over a thousand people, with the death toll likely to rise. Many more have been injured, lost their homes and everything they owned.

  4. Securing peace, feeding the hungry: UN chief honours staff who died in service

    - UN News

    In a solemn ceremony, the UN chief on Wednesday honoured the memory of 485 UN personnel who lost their lives in the line of duty during 2021, “the highest number of colleagues” ever lost in a single year while serving the Organization.

  5. War in Ukraine Triggers New International Non-Alignment Trend

    - Inter Press Service

    CARACAS, Jun 20 (IPS) - Numerous countries of the developing South are distancing themselves from the contenders in the war in Ukraine, using the debate on the conflict to underscore their independence and pave the way for a kind of new de facto non-alignment with regard to the main axes of world power.

  6. Death Sentences in Myanmar

    - Inter Press Service

    BRUSSELS, Jun 15 (IPS) - "The illegal military junta provides further evidence to the international community of its disregard for human rights as it prepares to hang pro-democracy activists," said Thomas Andrews and Morris Tidball-Binz, UN special rapporteurs in Myanmar for human rights and extrajudicial arbitrary executions, respectively on June 10, 2022.

  7. US President Biden Refuses to Mention Worsening Dangers of Nuclear War While Media & Congress Enable His Silence

    - Inter Press Service

    SAN FRANCISCO, USA, Jun 10 (IPS) - I’ve just finished going through the more than 60 presidential statements, documents and communiques about the war in Ukraine that the White House has released and posted on its website since Joe Biden’s State of the Union address in early March.

  8. Kazakhstan: ‘Only together’ can ‘silent pandemic’ of gender-based violence be overcome, says Deputy UN chief

    - UN News

    The UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed was in Kazakhstan on Thursday, where she spoke out against the “silent pandemic” of gender-based violence worldwide, saying that only collective action could end the scourge.

  9. The World’s Worst Food Crisis for Decades – and What to do About It

    - Inter Press Service

    LONDON, Jun 08 (IPS) - This is what happens when you starve. With no food, the body’s metabolism slows down to preserve energy for vital organs. Hungry and weak, people often become fatigued, irritable and confused.

    The immune system loses strength. As they starve, people—especially children—are likelier to fall sick or die from diseases they may have otherwise resisted. Cholera, respiratory infections, malaria, dengue, and diphtheria kill more people in famines than starvation itself.

  10. Solidarity, sustainability, science, will guide new General Assembly President’s agenda

    - UN News

    A veteran Hungarian diplomat was appointed President of the forthcoming session of the UN General Assembly during an official ceremony in New York on Tuesday. 

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