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Friday, July 29, 2016   17:48 GMT



Syrian Government to Allow Aid, Loosening the Stranglehold on Madaya
Katherine Mackenzie
ROME, 8 Jan (IPS) - The Syrian government says it will allow humanitarian aid into the besieged rebel-held town of Madaya, according to the United Nations, following reports and horrific pictures of residents starving to death. Aid is expected to reach the area by Monday, but for some it is too little and too late.
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Opinion
Eliminating Malaria in the Americas
Herve Verhoosel
UNITED NATIONS, 3 Nov (IPS) - An issue mostly associated with Africa and Asia, malaria may not initially come to mind when we think of the Americas.
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Opinion
Integrating Water, Sanitation and Health are Key to the Promise of the UN Global Goals
Princess Sarah Zeid
AMMAN, 30 Oct (IPS) - The 193 member states of the United Nations have adopted an ambitious 15-year sustainable development agenda, the 2030 Global Goals.
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In Hawaii, Concern Rises about Use of Farm Pesticides

, 16 Oct (IPS) - Tammy Brehio stood on the back balcony of her home in Kihei on the island of Maui and pointed to a brown field a few hundred yards away.
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Opinion
"Sanitation, Water & Hygiene For All" Cannot Wait for 2030
Geeta Rao Gupta
UNITED NATIONS, 9 Oct (IPS) - The new Sustainable Development Goals, agreed upon recently by the member states of the United Nations, are all interconnected, as has been reiterated time and again. However, it is in the new Goal 6 – “Ensure access to water and sanitation for all”—for which this interconnectedness is most apparent.
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TPP is “Worst Trade Agreement” for Medicine Access, Says Doctors Without Borders
Tharanga Yakupitiyage
UNITED NATIONS, 7 Oct (IPS) - “The TPP [Trans-Pacific Partnership] will…go down in history as the worst trade agreement for access to medicines in developing countries,” said Doctors without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) in a statement following the signing of the TPP trade deal.
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Activists Say Fracking Fails to 'Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful'
Emilio Godoy
MONTROSE, Pennsylvania, USA, 17 Sep (IPS) - U.S. activist Vera Scroggins has been sued five times by the oil industry, and since October 2013 she has faced a restraining order banning her from any properties owned or leased by one of the biggest players in Pennsylvania’s natural gas rush, Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation.
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Child Labour on U.S. Tobacco Farms
A Stubborn Problem in a Billion-Dollar Industry
Valentina Ieri
UNITED NATIONS, 6 Apr (IPS) - For many young people, the summer is synonymous with free time, relaxation, or family vacations. For less fortunate kids the summer means labour, with scores of youths taking on part-time work to support their families.
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U.N.'s Next Stop
Humanitarian Summit to Resolve Exploding Refugee Crisis
Thalif Deen
KUWAIT CITY, 2 Apr (IPS) - As the world's spreading humanitarian crisis threatens to spill beyond the borders of Syria and Iraq into Libya and Yemen, the United Nations is already setting its sights on the first World Humanitarian Summit scheduled to take place in Istanbul next year.
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In Thrall to the Mall Crawl and Urban Sprawl
Kitty Stapp
NEW YORK, 19 Mar (IPS) - There's little argument about the basic facts: It's ugly (think strip malls and big box stores). It's not very convenient (hours spent behind the wheel to get to work). And it wreaks havoc on the natural environment (lost farmland and compromised watersheds).
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