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24 Nov 2017 description
report Inter Press Service

NACIONES UNIDAS, 24 nov 2017 (IPS) - “El mar se traga aldeas, se devora la costa y marchita los cultivos. El realojamiento de personas, los llantos por los seres queridos perdidos, las muertes por hambre y sed; quizá crean que solo afectará a los países pequeños; se equivocan”, señaló Timoci Naulusala, de 12 años y procedente de Fiyi, en un apasionado discurso en la COP23.

21 Nov 2017 description
report Inter Press Service

By Tharanga Yakupitiyage

UNITED NATIONS, Nov 21 2017 (IPS) - As cases of sexual harassment and assault continue to come to light every day, a different campaign to end such violence wants to keep the spotlight shining.

The 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence, an annual campaign by UN Women, aims not only to end violence against women and girls, but also to leave no one behind.

21 Nov 2017 description
report Inter Press Service

By Ambassador Amina Mohamed
Amb (Dr.) Amina Mohamed, EGH, CAV is Kenya’s Foreign Minister

NAIROBI, Kenya, Nov 21 2017 (IPS) - If the thought of a man armed with a rifle and driving with whips a group of African men, women, and children to sell them at a slave market makes you marvel at what kind of greed motivated such revolting barbarity centuries ago, the shocking truth is that we are witnessing a 21st century repeat of that abhorrent practice on African soil.

21 Nov 2017 description
report Inter Press Service

By James Jeffrey

NEAR THE OROMIA-SOMALI REGIONAL BORDER, Ethiopia, Nov 21 2017 (IPS) - Ethnic animosity unleashed in Ethiopia has displaced hundreds of thousands as well as rendering all manner of usually sacrosanct loyalties obsolete.

20 Nov 2017 description
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CANUDOS, Brasil , 20 nov 2017 (IPS) - El campesino João Afonso Almeida y su finca de 17 hectáreas em Canudo, en el estado de Bahia, en la región del Nordeste de Brasil, son un ejemplo del éxito de un modelo que parte de la convivencia con una tierra seca y polvorienta.

Gracias a simples técnicas de almacenamiento de agua cuando llueve, Almeida cuenta como consigue que sus plantas forrajeras, sus frutas y vegetales crezcan en la Caatinga, un bioma exclusivo de la ecorregión del Semiárido, donde las sequias pueden prolongarse por años, alternadas con fuertes precipitaciones.