News headlines for “Natural Disasters”

  1. Food Insecurity - Haiti: A Call To Action for All Caribbean and Latin American Countries

    - Inter Press Service

    SANTIAGO, Jun 20 (IPS) - Although the most recent evidence shows signs of improvement in food insecurity in Latin America and the Caribbean, the data reveal a worrying upward trend in Haiti and sectors of the subregion.

  2. Peoples' Climate Vote Shows Global Support for Stronger Climate Action

    - Inter Press Service

    KATHMANDU, Jun 20 (IPS) - The global public opinion research on climate change reveals that 80 percent, or four out of five, of people globally want their governments to take stronger action to tackle the climate crisis.

  3. Climate Change, Ethnicity and Neglect Fuel Violence in Nigeria

    - Inter Press Service

    KADUNA, Nigeria, Jun 19 (IPS) - Lami Kwasu, a farmer in the village of Kafanchan in Kaduna State, north-central Nigeria, was at home one evening in October 2020 when the sound of sporadic gunshots filled the air.

  4. Conflict Deprives Children of Education in Northern Syrian IDP Camps

    - Inter Press Service

    IDLIB, Syria, Jun 18 (IPS) - Twelve-year-old Walid Al-Hussein, displaced from the city of Kafranbel to a camp for internally displaced people (IDP) in northern Idlib on the border with Turkey, has given up his dream of becoming a lawyer.

  5. 1,000 Days—Afghan Girls' Voices Campaign Enters Second Phase

    - Inter Press Service

    NAIROBI, Jun 13 (IPS) - The global community is marking a tragic milestone for human rights, children's rights, and girls' rights, as it has been 1,000 days since girls were banned from attending secondary school in Afghanistan. The ban has wiped out decades’ worth of education and development gains, as approximately 80 percent of school-aged Afghan girls and young women are out of school.

  6. UN, World Leaders Ramp Up Plans for Gaza Ceasefire and Recovery

    - Inter Press Service

    UNITED NATIONS, Jun 13 (IPS) - This week has seen noteworthy steps from the international community to put an end to the ongoing hostilities in the Gaza Strip since the start of the hostilities between Hamas and Israel.

  7. African Activists Call on the West to Finance Climate Action

    - Inter Press Service

    BONN, Jun 13 (IPS) - As the technical session of the global climate negotiations enters the final stretch in Bonn, Germany, climate activists from Africa have expressed fears that negotiators from the developed world are dragging their feet in a way to avoid paying their fair share to tackle the climate crisis.

  8. Turning the Tide: Health Community Turns to UNFCCC for Inclusivity

    - Inter Press Service

    BONN, Jun 11 (IPS) - There is a rapid realization that climate change is impacting health, which is why the recently adopted World Health Organization's Climate Change and Health Resolution is considered pivotal.

  9. Climate Finance: The Planet is Speaking, Listen and Respond with Justice

    - Inter Press Service

    BONN & NAIROBI, Jun 11 (IPS) - As the planet groans under record-breaking temperatures and extreme weather events, Africa, which is responsible for only two to three percent of global emissions, stands out disproportionately as the most vulnerable region in the world. 

  10. Quiet Revolution Underway as IFADs Innovative Solutions Rise to Global Rural Challenges

    - Inter Press Service

    NAIROBI & ROME, Jun 06 (IPS) - Technology and innovation are at the center of the International Fund for Agricultural Development’s strategy to fulfill its global mission to eradicate poverty and hunger in the developing world, IFAD’s President Alvaro Lario told IPS in an exclusive interview.

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