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Kenya’s Huge Railway Project Is Causing Environmental Damage. Here’s How

View of Standard Gauge Railway, at Mlolongo from Nairobi National Park, Kenya. Credit: Backrop Ke / Flickr By External SourceNAIROBI, Jul 29 2021 – Kenya is constructing a ...

Revamped UN System Crucial for a Changing World

By Trevor PageLETHBRIDGE, Canada, Jul 29 2021 – From an international humanitarian perspective, the first half of 2021 has been disappointing. We’re no further ahead in ending ...

Water Scarcity: Coming Soon

Credit: UNICEF By Guillaume Baggio, Manzoor Qadir and Vladimir SmakhtinHAMILTON, Ontario, Canada, Jul 29 2021 – In 1995, a highly-respected water expert in South Africa, Bill ...

DR Congo, Ituri. Fleeing War, Weaving Life in IDP Camps of Bunia

The man reading is a displaced man in the IDP camp ISP in Bunia. Credit: Elena L. Pasquini By Elena L. PasquiniROME, Jul 29 2021 – He moves aside the curtain, thin as gauze, ...

Alarming Crisis of Impunity for Crimes Against Journalists in DRC

Elena Pasquini filming somewhere in the AKIgonze IDPs camp in the outskirts of Bunia in Ituri. Credit: Elena Pasquini By Sania FarooquiNEW DELHI, India, Jul 29 2021 – The Democratic ...

To Prevent Teenage Pregnancies in Sub Saharan Africa, It Takes a Whole Village to Raise a Child

Honorine Meda became pregnant herself at the age of nineteen. Now she helps raise awareness of teenage pregnancy among girls in Dissin. By Guy DinmoreDISSIN, Burkina Faso, Jul 28 ...

Golden Rice: Triumph for Science

By Paul TengSINGAPORE, Jul 28 2021 – After almost two decades, Golden Rice was approved last week by the Philippines authorities for use as food. This together with the approval ...

Water Poverty: The Political Connection

A young girl collects water from a tanker truck in an IDP camp in northwest Syria. Meanwhile, the UN commemorates the anniversary of the Human Rights Declaration to Water & Sanitation ...

German Development Agency Raises Awareness of Teen Pregnancy in Burkina Faso

By External SourceBurkina Faso, Jul 28 2021 (IPS-Partners) In Burkina Faso, Honorine Meda has been trained by the German Development Agency (GIZ) to raise awareness among teenage ...

Honour Killings – Religion or Culture?

By Daud Khan and Leila Yasmine KhanROME and AMSTERDAM, Jul 27 2021 – There is nothing honourable about murder. And murdering someone of your own family, your own child – ...

Stepping Up to Meet Low-Income Countries’ Pandemic Recovery Needs

An over-reliance on traditional activities such as farming has left all but a handful of least developed countries (LDCs) extremely vulnerable to the economic shock caused by COVID-19. ...

Child Rights’ Experts Warn that Displaced Children and Young People Risk Being Wiped Out of the Education System

Jean Marie Ishimwe (Kenya), a Refugee Youth Representative addresses a high-level roundtable convened by UNHCR and ECW, the UK and Canada. Credit: Joyce Chimbi By Joyce ChimbiNAIROBI, ...

UNFPA Calls for Protection & Justice for Women & Girls in Tigray

In retelling their stories, women in Tigray describe their attackers as “armed men”. Credit: UNFPA By Julitta OnabanjoUNITED NATIONS, Jul 26 2021 – The 2018 Nobel Laureate, ...

Weather for Nigeria

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