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  1. UN Plea to Save Afghanistan from Full-Blown Humanitarian Crisis

    - Inter Press Service

    Geneva, Jan 11 (IPS) - UN agencies have asked for a record USD 4.4 billion in aid for Afghanistan to avert a full-blown humanitarian crisis that could see hunger, distress, and death and a mass exodus of people from the country.

  2. Underfunded and Deadly Tuberculosis Needs its Own Bill Gates

    - Inter Press Service

    BULAWAYO, Zimbabwe, Jan 07 (IPS) - Global efforts to end tuberculosis (TB) are futile without dedicated investment in research into the debilitating disease that is killing 4000 people a day, Stop TB Partnership warns.

  3. Free at Last: Trafficked Woman's Story a Warning to Other Vulnerable Job Seekers

    - Inter Press Service

    KIGALI, Rwanda, Jan 05 (IPS) - When Kamikazi* from Gisagara, a district in Southern Rwanda, was forced to quit her job due to COVID-19 last year, she desperately sought other employment.

  4. Once Tossed and Abused, Human Trafficking Survivor Finds Solace

    - Inter Press Service

    Goa, India, Jan 03 (IPS) - For over two decades, Nina tossed around like a leaf in a storm. While a teenager, she was lured into the sex trade, and pimps kept a huge chunk of the money that she earned as a sex slave. Nina was often bruised. Once, she refused sex with a man who did not want to use a condom. He beat her so severely that she had found it difficult to breathe.

  5. 2021: A Grim Year for Planet Earth

    - Inter Press Service

    A story from Inter Press Service, an international news agency

    ROME, Dec 23 (IPS) - Between the COVID-19 pandemic and the deadly manifestations of the climate crisis, there were few places to hide for most of us in 2021.

    Ageing billionaires riding booming stock markets could take their first flights into space in their own rockets, but for the rest of Planet Earth’s 8 billion people with their feet on the ground it was a year of placing hope in the hands of scientists and our political leaders to turn the tide.

  6. Vaccines, Diagnostics and Therapeutics as Global Public Goods

    - Inter Press Service

    A story from Inter Press Service, an international news agency

    BANGKOK, Thailand, Dec 20 (IPS) - Countries in the Asia-Pacific region are trying their best to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic by rapidly rolling out vaccination programmes and putting in place public health interventions to reduce its impact. At the end of November, there were 262 million confirmed COVID-19 cases and 5.2 million deaths globally. About 60 per cent of all COVID-19 cases and half of all COVID-19 related deaths were in Asia and the Pacific. About 7.8 billion vaccines have been administered globally, and vaccine supply is generally improving.

  7. Covid-19 Has Accelerated New Agtech Development and Adoption in Asia-Pacific!

    - Inter Press Service

    A story from Inter Press Service, an international news agency

    SINGAPORE, Dec 20 (IPS) - While the COVID-19 impact has been predominantly negative, the pandemic appears to have sparked increased interest in developing agricultural technology (agtech) to improve the efficiency of food systems, from input supplies through farming and processing to delivery and retail.

  8. Trafficked and Trapped in Libya: A Nigerian Woman's Story

    - Inter Press Service

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    BENIN CITY, Nigeria, Dec 17 (IPS) - Miriam* hoped for a better life in Europe. Instead, her journey ended in Libya. This story of the sexual abuse she experienced when double-crossed by traffickers. Raped and abused she fell pregnant and gave birth to a son. She has returned to Nigeria. This is her personal story as told to Sam Oluoka.

  9. Doubling Adaptation Finance can be an Opportunity for the World's Poorest

    - Inter Press Service

    BANGKOK / MELBOURNE, Dec 16 (IPS) - Amid several disappointments of the 2021 UN climate conference in Glasgow, one sign of hope was the agreement on financing for adaptation to climate change. Developed countries agreed to double adaptation finance for poorer nations by 2025, from 2019 levels.

  10. Youth at Forefront of Climate Change Action Will Make Biggest Impact

    - Inter Press Service

    Nairobi, Kenya, Dec 15 (IPS) - On Gladys Habu’s birthday, she filmed a message to world leaders while standing waist-deep in the sea next to a dead tree stump – the only remnant of Kale Island now submerged underwater due to climate-change-induced sea-level rise.

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