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International Relief Effort After Deadly Afghan Earthquake Displaces Thousands

Pakistani medics treat Afghan quake survivors on the border of the two countries. More than 1000 were killed and thousands displaced after the 5.9-magnitude quake hit the Paktika and ...

Digital Technology Buoys Indonesian Catfish Farmers

Men working for Edy Prasetyo harvesting catfish in Indramayu, West Java, take a break on a recent day. Credit: Kafil Yamin/IPS By Kafil YaminINDRAMAYU, Indonesia, Jun 24 2022 – ...

Across Asia and the Pacific, Digitalization of Rural Communities is Leading the Way to a Better Future – But the Goal is to Leave No One Behind

Credit: FAO By Jong-Jin KimBANGKOK, Jun 24 2022 – It wasn’t that long ago that Internet connectivity faded the moment one left a populated area like a city or big town – ...

A Frightening View: Inside the Eye of the ‘Hurricane of Hunger’

The World Food Programme (WFP) says 41 million people around the world, including in Nigeria (pictured) are at imminent risk of famine. Credit: UNOCHA/ Eve Sabbagh By Danielle NierenbergNEW ...

Digital Tools Complement Organic Farming at Islamic School in Indonesia

Orange trees growing with the help of a digital watering system attached to the water tank on the right side. Al Ittifaq farm, Ciwidey, West Java, Indonesia. Credit: Kompas By Kafil ...

Centering Gender in the Next Biodiversity Agenda: A Long Way to Montreal

Mrinalini Rai, head of Women4Biodiversity and leader of the Women’s Caucus at the UN Biodiversity Convention and Cristina Eghenter of World Wildlife Fund for Nature, at a media roundtable ...

Nuclear-Armed Powers Squander $156.000 Every Minute on Their ‘MAD’ Policy

Credit: US government By Baher KamalMADRID, Jun 24 2022 – They call it MAD: Mutual Assured Destruction. It is about the nuclear-armed powers’ doctrine of military strategy ...

Indigenous Communities Want Stake in New Deal to Protect Nature

The recent eviction debacle involving the Maasai community in the Loliondo division in Tanzania’s northern Ngorongoro District has elevated indigenous people’s concerns about losing ...

Transgender People Gain Their Place in Argentine Society

Florencia Guimaraes, a transgender woman who two years ago got a job for the first time in her life, in the public sector, takes part in a demonstration in defense of the rights of ...

Afghanistan’s Devastating Earthquake Exacerbates Dire Humanitarian Crisis

Women move food from a distribution site on the outskirts of Herat, Afghanistan in 2021. Credit: WFP/Marco Di Lauro By Neil TurnerKABUL, Afghanistan, Jun 23 2022 – Early estimates ...

New and Old Afghan Refugees Make the Best of Life in Neighbouring Pakistan

A man sells poultry in Refugees Market, Peshawar, on 17 June. Credit: Ashfaq Yusufzai/IPS. By Ashfaq YusufzaiPESHAWAR, Jun 23 2022 – “We came here in 1979 after Russia’s ...

Why Aren’t More Women Angry?

Notwithstanding the various declarations, international agreements, conventions, platforms for action, and the progress achieved in recent decades, women continue to lag behind men ...

The Sustainable Use of Wild Species is Important for Everyone

Salmon fishing. Credit: iStock By Marla R. Emery, Jean-Marc Fromentin and John DonaldsonBONN, Germany, Jun 22 2022 – You probably use wild species far more often than you realise. ...
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