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  1. Abandoned Children Growing Problem in Northern Syria

    - Inter Press Service

    IDLIB, Syria, Mar 27 (IPS) - Wael Al-Hassan was returning from work in the Syrian city of Harim when he heard the sound of a baby crying.

  2. Child Malnutrition in Peru Driven Up by Poverty and Food Insecurity

    - Inter Press Service

    LIMA, Mar 27 (IPS) - Quechua farmer Felipa Noamesa, who lives in the southern Peruvian department of Cuzco, prepares a cream of fava bean soup for breakfast every morning with bread and vegetable soup with noodles. Her children are grown up, so her priority is that her five-year-old granddaughter does not suffer from anemia or malnutrition, two problems she frequently sees in her community.

  3. UN Security Council At Last Adopts a Ceasefire Resolution in Gaza

    - Inter Press Service

    UNITED NATIONS, Mar 26 (IPS) - After nearly six months of a devastating war in Gaza, the UN Security Council has at last adopted a resolution calling for an immediate humanitarian ceasefire. The resolution calls for the ceasefire to come into effect for the month of Ramadan, demands the unconditional release of all hostages and ensures humanitarian access.

  4. Building Resilience and Mental Health Capacity of Youth

    - Inter Press Service

    SRI JAYAWARDENEPURA KOTTE & ATHENS, Mar 25 (IPS) - Sri Lankan lawmaker Hector Appuhamy, in conversation with IPS ahead of a two-day conference aimed at educating  and involving university students in mental health issues, said parliamentarians were concerned about gaps in the programmes and financing for youth mental health. They were looking beyond the country's health budget for support in ensuring that youth were able to access mental health facilities in a supportive environment.

  5. Taliban Rule Exacerbates Malnutrition Crisis: Afghan Women and Children Hardest Hit

    - Inter Press Service

    KABUL, Mar 22 (IPS) - Malnutrition in Afghanistan has reached an unprecedented level, according to United Nations humanitarian organizations. It is estimated that half of the country's population grapples with severe hunger year-round, placing Afghanistan among the top ten nations globally with the highest rates of maternal and infant mortality due to malnutrition.

  6. After 13 years in Conflict & Displacement, Syrian Women & Girls Must not be Forgotten

    - Inter Press Service

    CAIRO, Egypt, Mar 15 (IPS) - “I don’t think the world understands what it means to be a woman living in Syria today,” explains Shatha, a woman from Deir-ez-Zor, Syria, who is a survivor of gender-based violence. “It is a life filled with danger, grief, and daily struggle.”

  7. ECW Announces New Grant Funding for Ukraine’s Education Programs for Children Impacted by War

    - Inter Press Service

    UNITED NATIONS, Mar 13 (IPS) - The UN’s global education fund and the government of Ukraine have announced a new multi-year program funded at USD 18 million that will go toward education for children impacted by the conflict in Ukraine.

  8. Thailand’s Humanitarian Corridor for Myanmar Faces Pushback

    - Inter Press Service

    MAE SOT, Thailand, Mar 13 (IPS) - The Maung family is rebuilding their lives in a foreign land. A freshly painted signboard with a play on the word Revolution declares their small restaurant is open for business, and breakfast features traditional Myanmar mohinga—rice noodles and fish soup.

  9. State Fails to Stem Kidnapping For Ransom Crisis in Nigeria

    - Inter Press Service

    ABUJA, Mar 12 (IPS) - Lilian Eze still shivers when she recalls the frequent attacks by kidnappers in the Kaduna community she once lived in, in north-central Nigeria. In February 2022, she fled with her children to Abuja, the nation's capital, to ensure their safety.

  10. UNWRA Chief Warns Agencys Fate Hangs in the Balance

    - Inter Press Service

    UNITED NATIONS, Mar 06 (IPS) - UNRWA Commissioner-General Philippe Lazzarini asked the UN General Assembly to urge member states to support the organization's mandate during this period of unprecedented crisis for the region and the agency. He also called for member states to facilitate a “long-overdue political process” for the two-state solution for Israel and Palestine. Only then, in this context, should UNRWA be allowed to transition.

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