News headlines for “Natural Disasters”

  1. New Anti-Rape Crisis Centre Brings Hope for Sexual Abuse Survivors in Pakistan

    - Inter Press Service

    PESHAWAR, Pakistan, Feb 21 (IPS) - Medical experts and women's rights activists are pinning hopes on the establishment of an anti-rape crisis centre for the provision of medical and legal aid to victims of sexual assaults in a timely manner will ensure convictions.

  2. Smallholder Farmers Are Key to CGIAR Response to Hunger Crisis

    - Inter Press Service

    BANGKOK, Feb 19 (IPS) - Dr Ismahane Elouafi has her work cut out. As the new executive managing director of CGIAR, a global network of agricultural research centers, her mandate, simply put, is to tackle the world’s most severe hunger crisis in modern history.

  3. South Africa vs Israel: ICJ Reclines SA's New Application But Says Israel Duty Bound to Protect Civilians

    - Inter Press Service

    JOHANNESBURG, Feb 18 (IPS) - The International Court of Justice has declined the South African government's urgent application for further measures to prevent an "unprecedented military offensive against Rafah,” but reiterated that Israel is bound to protect civilians in the country.

  4. Tracking Global Development in Child Benefits Through New Monitoring and Information Platform

    - Inter Press Service

    UNITED NATIONS, Feb 15 (IPS) - Inclusive social protections for children would be a positive signifier of social development in a time where 1.4 billion children globally are denied them. A step towards realizing this has been taken through a new monitoring tool on current social protection and child poverty statistics.

  5. Last Chance Saloon? Myanmar Junta Imposes Military Conscription

    - Inter Press Service

    MAE SOT, Thailand, Feb 15 (IPS) - The news travelled like wildfire. In the teashops, bars, and market stalls that make Thailand’s border town of Mae Sot feel far more Burmese than Thai, the feared rumours circulating at the weekend were suddenly confirmed.

  6. Women, Girls Equal Partners in HIV Responses, Says Activist

    - Inter Press Service

    BRATISLAVA, Feb 14 (IPS) - UNAIDS Executive Director, Winnie Byanyima, recently made an impassioned call for governments to support women and girls from marginalized communities at the frontlines of the defence of human rights, to help ensure, among others, that global health is protected.

  7. Nepal Farmers Face Another Year of Agricultural Drought, Threatening Food Security

    - Inter Press Service

    KATHMANDU, Feb 13 (IPS) - Najboon Khatun looks up at the sky every day, searching for the possibility of rain. Clouds come and go without a drop of water. “Winter crops like wheat and vegetables need water, but like last year, there has been no rainfall yet,” says 65-year-old Khatun, expressing her anguish.

  8. What Is It Like to Live in Ecuador, One of the Most Violent Countries?

    - Inter Press Service

    GUAYAQUIL, Ecuador, Feb 12 2024 (IPS) - “For a couple of years now we’ve been seeing the violence growing so fast,” said José, who asked not to give his last name for fear of reprisals he may face in Monte Sinai, a low-income neighborhood in Ecuador’s most populous city, Guayaquil.

  9. YangonA Junta-Ruled Bubble in a Fragmenting Myanmar

    - Inter Press Service

    YANGON, Myanmar, Feb 12 (IPS) - Landing in Rangoon nearly 100 years ago, a young Chilean poet described “a city of blood, dreams, and gold” with “leprous streets”. The flourishing capital of then British-ruled Burma and its major port were a must-see staging post on an Asian tour.

  10. Proven Vector Control Interventions Needed to Stem Malaria Infections in Africa

    - Inter Press Service

    KIGALI, Feb 08 (IPS) - Experts recommend that the current prevention of malaria in highly endemic countries in Africa should integrate "locally appropriate" control measures to cope with the highest burden of mosquito-borne disease on the continent.

Powered by Inter Press Service International News Agency and UN News

Web feed for Natural Disasters news headlines