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25 Sep 2018 description

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has announced a boost in funding for Pacific countries to help them adapt to climate change.

Read more on Radio New Zealand International.

24 Sep 2018 description

by Reuters
Monday, 24 September 2018 13:45 GMT

Western Libya is the main departure point for Europe-bound migrants fleeing poverty and conflict, although many drown in the attempt

TRIPOLI, Sept 24 (Reuters) - Libya's coast guard rescued 235 migrants in three separate operations on Sunday night off its western coast, a naval forces spokesman said.

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21 Sep 2018 description
report Inter Press Service

by Busani Bafana

BULAWAYO, Zimbabwe, Sep 21 2018 (IPS) - Nyalen Kuong and her daughters fled to safety after an attack on their village in South Sudan in which Kuong’s husband and two sons where killed and the family’s cattle lost. Kuong, her daughters and other families from their village fled to islands surrounded by swamp land. There, she had little to eat. And soon began suffering from diarrhoea, brought on by acute malnutrition.

20 Sep 2018 description

57 leaders of faith and religious organisations, groups and communities, call for national governments and their leaders to ensure that internally displaced people get the help they need

16 Sep 2018 description
report The Conversation

The Conversation Lenore Manderson, Visiting Distinguished Professor of Environmental Studies, Brown University, USA, and Distinguished Professor, Public Health and Medical Anthropology, University of the Witwatersrand

14 Sep 2018 description
report The Conversation

The Conversation Paul Ouma, PhD Fellow, Kenya Medical Research Institute

Emelda Okiro, Head, Population Health Unit, KEMRI, Kenya Medical Research Institute

12 Sep 2018 description
report Inter Press Service

Manipadma Jena interviews the Deputy Director and Water Sector Lead at the Global Green Growth Institute's (GGGI) Investment and Policy Solutions Division, PETER VOS.

STOCKHOLM, Sep 12 2018 (IPS) - Today just over two billion people live without readily available, safe water supplies at home. And more than half the world’s population, roughly 4.3 billion people, live in areas where demand for water resources outstrips sustainable supplies for at least part of the year.

11 Sep 2018 description
report The Conversation

The Conversation

Author Alexander N Hasenstab PhD researcher, University of Portsmouth

A recently published fact sheet offers an alarming overview of recent trends of violence against aid workers.

10 Sep 2018 description

A climate scientist says the inclusion of climate change as a security issue by Pacific Island leaders is an opportunity to push for more urgent action in the region.

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05 Sep 2018 description

By Miroslav Lajčák, President of the current 72nd Session of the UN General Assembly, in his address to the Forum on a Culture of Peace

UNITED NATIONS, Sep 5 2018 (IPS) - As we open this Forum, I will make three main points. First, I want to ask: what does a culture of peace actually mean?

And, frankly it might be different for every person in this room. But I will share some elements, which have stuck with me.

The first is time. Peace takes a lot of time. It cannot be installed. It cannot be erected,

05 Sep 2018 description

Internews and the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) have signed a new Memorandum of Understanding to foster future collaborations that meet the information and communication needs of people affected by conflict and violence.

Accurate, relevant information is increasingly recognized as fundamental to saving lives in times of conflict. To be able to tackle this issue of common interest, Internews and the ICRC have signed an MoU that builds on several years of joint projects and initiatives.

04 Sep 2018 description
report The Conversation

The Conversation

Author Karen Villholth Principal researcher; also Coordinator of the global partnership GRIPP, Groundwater Solutions Initiative for Policy and Practice, International Water Management Institute

31 Aug 2018 description
report Voice of America

Martin Arostegui

ALGECIRAS, SPAIN — Spain, known for having one of the most tolerant immigration policies in Europe and accepting boatloads of migrants when no other EU nation would, was expected to open its doors even wider under its new socialist government. But that policy now appears to be going in reverse.

24 Aug 2018 description
report Voice of America

WASHINGTON — Thirty-six million people currently live with AIDS, a disease that claimed the lives of nearly 1 million people last year. Experts predict that by 2030, 100 million people will have been infected with the HIV virus.

Despite the alarming numbers, there have been great strides in treatment. HIV is no longer a death sentence, and researchers say people receiving treatment for HIV are able to live normal lives and do not pose a risk to others when they are being treated proactively.

24 Aug 2018 description
report The Conversation

The Conversation

Disclosure statement

Andrew Slaughter is supported by the Global Water Futures (GWF) programme in his capacity as a Visiting Professor within the Global Institute for Water Security, University of Saskatchewan. Dr Slaughter has previously received funding from the Water Research Commission, Pretoria, South Africa.

23 Aug 2018 description
report The Guardian

The Aquarius is a special-purpose ship chartered by SOS Méditerranée, a European maritime and humanitarian organisation, and Médecins Sans Frontières to rescue migrants and refugees in trouble at sea.

Photographer Nicoló Lanfranchi was onboard tracking its progress and as it docked in the port of Valletta. This is his second dispatch.

Read more on the Guardian

23 Aug 2018 description
report Voice of America

HOUSTON, TEXAS — An internship at a hospital in Malawi was an eye-opening experience for Sonia Sosa.

“Sometimes, there are tons of babies, and there are not that many nurses, so they’re understaffed. It was really hard to work there, but then it also challenged me to really go back and work really hard to be able to provide this care that is accessible to them,” said Sosa, who studied biomedical engineering and is a global health fellow at Rice 360° Institute for Global Health in Houston.

21 Aug 2018 description
report The Conversation

The Conversation

Esther Ndumi Ngumbi, Distinguished Post Doctoral Researcher, Department of Entomology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

19 Aug 2018 description
report Voice of America

Phil Mercer

SYDNEY — Despite a call for more migrants and refugees to be resettled beyond Australia's big cities, new figures show finding work can be tough. Refugees from a special 2015 humanitarian intake of refugees from Syria and Iraq who moved to regional parts of Queensland have run into problems getting a job. Only one in five are employed, and some have abandoned their initial plans and moved to a large city.

19 Aug 2018 description
report The Conversation

The Conversation

Judith Mueller, Professor in epidemiology, École des hautes études en santé publique (EHESP) – USPC

A number of countries in sub-Saharan Africa – including Mali, Burkina Faso and Niger, collectively known as the meningitis belt – have been repeatedly devastated by overwhelming epidemics of meningitis.