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  1. DR Congo, Ituri. Fleeing War, Weaving Life in IDP Camps of Bunia

    - Inter Press Service

    ROME, Jul 29 (IPS) - He moves aside the curtain, thin as gauze, and then bends over. The darkness dazzles for a few seconds when one enters the house—actually, a den made of earth where air and light filter through the narrow entrance. Jean de Dieu Amani Paye holds her tiny baby, wrapped in an elegant fabric, in his arms. He was a teacher of French and Latin and had a small business. He also cultivated the land: cassava, corn, sorghum, and beans.

  2. Alarming Crisis of Impunity for Crimes Against Journalists in DRC

    - Inter Press Service

    NEW DELHI, India, Jul 29 (IPS) - The Democratic Republic of Congo is one of the most hostile and dangerous regions for journalists. A complex conflict, deeply rooted in the country’s past, allows very little freedom, both movement and the press.

  3. Revamped UN System Crucial for a Changing World

    - Inter Press Service

    A story from Inter Press Service, an international news agency

    LETHBRIDGE, Canada, Jul 29 (IPS) - From an international humanitarian perspective, the first half of 2021 has been disappointing. We’re no further ahead in ending the conflict in Syria and Yemen. From the fledgling democracy that it had become, Myanmar has descended into what most of its people had hoped was a bygone era of military rule. And in Ethiopia, where its Prime Minister, Ably Ahmed, was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2019, armed conflict in Tigray is preventing the 2020 winners of the very same prize, the World Food Programme, from delivering the food needed to stop at least 350,000 Ethiopians from starving to death.

  4. Water Scarcity: Coming Soon

    - Inter Press Service

    HAMILTON, Ontario, Canada, Jul 29 (IPS) - In 1995, a highly-respected water expert in South Africa, Bill Pitmanin very concise terms illustrated that the country, already battling a growing lack of water then, would likely run out in 25 years if it did not increase its supply.

  5. To Prevent Teenage Pregnancies in Sub Saharan Africa, It Takes a Whole Village to Raise a Child

    - Inter Press Service

    DISSIN, Burkina Faso, Jul 28 (IPS) - Honorine Meda is 23. Cycling through her hometown of Dissin, in Burkina Faso’s verdant southwest, she smiles, waves and stops to chat with one of the girls she counsels.

  6. Water Poverty: The Political Connection

    - Inter Press Service

    LISBON, Portugal, Jul 28 (IPS) - The water we drink and the air we breathe are the basis of life. With universal access to clean water and sanitation, we will be healthier, our economies will be stronger, gender equality will be more achievable, and more children will stay in school.

  7. Child Rights Experts Warn that Displaced Children and Young People Risk Being Wiped Out of the Education System

    - Inter Press Service

    NAIROBI, KENYA, Jul 27 (IPS) - The difficulties in accessing education faced by children and young people forcibly displaced from their homes were today laid bare in a virtual high-level roundtable convened by UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, Education Cannot Wait (ECW), the UK and Canada.

  8. Latin America Sets an Example in Welcoming Displaced Venezuelans

    - Inter Press Service

    CARACAS, Jul 26 (IPS) - The exodus of more than five million Venezuelans in the last six years has led countries in the developing South, Venezuela's neighbours, to set an example with respect to welcoming and integrating displaced populations, with shared benefits for the new arrivals and the nations that receive them.

  9. Protecting Plants Will Protect People and the Planet

    - Inter Press Service

    A story from Inter Press Service, an international news agency

    ROME, Jul 26 (IPS) - Back-to-back droughts followed by plagues of locusts have pushed over a million people in southern Madagascar to the brink of starvation in recent months. In the worst famine in half a century, villagers have sold their possessions and are eating the locusts, raw cactus fruits, and wild leaves to survive.

  10. Violence Casts Shadow Over South Africa’s Post-Apartheid Democratic Gains

    - Inter Press Service

    JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA, Jul 23 (IPS) - Twenty-seven years after South Africa’s first democratic elections, the country finds itself reflecting on the catalysts of a week of looting and destruction of property resulting in more than 200 deaths and US$ 1.3 billion in damage.

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