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  1. Indigenous Farmers Harvest Water with Small Dams in Peru's Andes Highlands

    AYACUCHO, Peru, Jun 29 (IPS) - A communally built small dam at almost 3,500 meters above sea level supplies water to small-scale farmer Cristina Azpur and her two young daughters in Peru's Andes highlands, where they face water shortages exacerbated by climate change.

  2. The Great Lockdown Through a Global Lens

    WASHINGTON DC, Jun 17 (IPS) - The Great Lockdown is expected to play out in three phases, first as countries enter the lockdown, then as they exit, and finally as they escape the lockdown when there is a medical solution to the pandemic.

  3. Predicting COVID-19 Infection Fatality Rates Around the World

    WASHINGTON DC, Jun 16 (IPS) - The world saw more new confirmed COVID-19 cases last week than any week to date. And as the pandemic grows, its epicenter is moving from advanced economies to more developing countries, including Brazil, India, and South Africa.

  4. How Cities Can Turn COVID-19 Crisis into an Opportunity to Build Better

    CAPE TOWN, South Africa, Jun 12 (IPS) - From shocking death tolls to widespread job losses, there is no understating the severity of the COVID-19 pandemic's impact on the world's cities.

    Health care systems, economies, and social lives have been upended by a virus for which the world was totally unprepared.

  5. COVID-19 & its Impact on Textile & Garment Supply Chains in Developing Nations

    GENEVA, Jun 11 (IPS) - In the first quarter of 2020, the coronavirus pandemic led to a 3% drop in global trade values. COVID-19 could trigger the biggest economic contraction since World War II, affecting all industries from finance to hospitality.

  6. World Protests Show Rising Outrage and Mounting Discontent

    NEW YORK and BRUSSELS, Jun 10 (IPS) - After a period of forced silence because of the Covid-19 quarantines, citizens around the world are defying coronavirus restrictions and claiming the streets to fight for real democracy, jobs, living wages, public services, human rights and against corruption, inequality and injustice. We predict an increasing wave of protests all over the world led by different types of people defying the status quo. Unless policies change, clashes in the street are likely to become the new normal.

  7. The Need, Within the UN, for an Honest Conversation on Racism

    UNITED NATIONS, Jun 10 (IPS) - I want to once again express to all colleagues my enormous appreciation, my enormous gratitude, for your fantastic professionalism, your flexibility and the way you have been able to fully deliver for the people we care for during this period.

  8. Global Solidarity & Effective Cooperation in the Face of COVID-19

    UNITED NATIONS, Jun 09 (IPS) - The COVID-19 pandemic upended almost every aspects of life as we know it. Even those countries that are supposed to have the means to manage the spread and mitigate the effects are struggling.

  9. Water, Climate, Conflict & Migration: Coping with 1 Billion People on the Move by 2050

    HAMILTON, Canada, Jun 08 (IPS) - Do migrants willingly choose to flee their homes, or is migration the only option available?

    There is no clear, one-size-fits-all explanation for a decision to migrate — a choice that will be made today by many people worldwide, and by an ever-rising number in years to come because of a lack of access to water, climate disasters, a health crisis and other problems.

  10. Crisis Hits Oil Industry and Energy Transition Alike

    MEXICO CITY, May 22 (IPS) - While it attempts to cushion the effects of the coronavirus pandemic, the Latin American and Caribbean region also faces concerns about the future of the energy transition and state-owned oil companies.

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