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Officials highlight massive poverty, humanitarian despair in Afghanistan — Global Issues

Top officials from the UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) and the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) briefed ambassadors at the 15-member Council, describing the impact on civilians since the Taliban took over in August 2021. Roza Otunbayeva, Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Afghanistan and head of UNAMA highlighted “massive poverty” across the country. “Afghanistan …

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‘World cannot afford Lebanon to become another Gaza’: Guterres — Global Issues

The situation along the Blue Line, the demarcation between Israeli and Lebanese armed forces, has been deteriorating since Israel launched its offensive in the Gaza Strip following the brutal 7 October attack by Hamas and other Palestinian armed groups against communities in the country’s south. On Thursday Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah reportedly issued a stern warning to Israel amid reports …

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UN agencies — Global Issues

“The population has been almost entirely dispossessed of the means and capacities to ensure food security, shelter, health, and livelihood,” said Maryse Guimond, UN Women’s Special Representative for the Occupied Palestinian Territory. “Women were asking me, ‘When can we go back to our homes?’ Each displacement has brought more loss and fear.” Dignity, privacy gone Speaking to journalists in Geneva …

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A Move to Out-Maneuver US Veto on Palestine — Global Issues

Results of the General Assembly’s vote on the resolution on the status of the Observer State of Palestine. Credit: UN Photo/Manuel Elías by Thalif Deen (united nations) Friday, June 21, 2024 Inter Press Service UNITED NATIONS, Jun 21 (IPS) – The United States — which has continued to use its veto power to block Palestine from UN membership — may be …

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When U.S. Officials Show You Who They Are, Believe Them — Global Issues

Opinion by Norman Solomon (san francisco) Friday, June 21, 2024 Inter Press Service SAN FRANCISCO, Jun 21 (IPS) – “When someone shows you who they are,” Maya Angelou said, “believe them the first time.” That should apply to foreign-policy elites who show you who they are, time after time. Officials running the Pentagon and State Department have been in overdrive for …

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The World Bank Must Double Its Fund for the Poorest Nations like Mine to Tackle Hunger Crisis — Global Issues

Opinion by Simplex Chithyola Banda (lilongwe, malawi) Friday, June 21, 2024 Inter Press Service LILONGWE, Malawi, Jun 21 (IPS) – After El Niño-induced floods and devastating drought, roughly two in five people in Malawi – a country of some 20 million people – are now facing the looming prospect of acute hunger by the end of the year. At particular risk …

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Unveiling the Dark Matter of Food, Diets and Biodiversity — Global Issues

We need help illuminating the dark matter in food and charting the intricate interplay between food, ecosystems, climate and health, argue the authors. Credit: Shutterstock. Opinion by Maya Rajasekharan, Selena Ahmed Thursday, June 20, 2024 Inter Press Service Jun 20 (IPS) – This year, bee pollen has become a trendy superfood thanks to a wide range of potential benefits. Last …

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Food Insecurity – Haiti: A Call To Action for All Caribbean and Latin American Countries — Global Issues

The escalation of violence and multiple crises worsen Haiti’s acute food insecurity. Credit: Justine Texier / FAO Opinion by Mario Lubetkin (santiago) Thursday, June 20, 2024 Inter Press Service Mario Lubetkin is FAO Assistant Director-General and FAO Regional Representative for Latin America and the Caribbean SANTIAGO, Jun 20 (IPS) – Although the most recent evidence shows signs of improvement in food …

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Time to Talk about Decolonisation — Global Issues

Credit: Alain Pitton/NurPhoto via Getty Images Opinion by Andrew Firmin (london) Thursday, June 20, 2024 Inter Press Service LONDON, Jun 20 (IPS) – The violence that rocked New Caledonia last month has subsided. French President Emmanuel Macron has recently announced the suspension of changes to voting rights in the Pacific island nation, annexed by his country in 1853. His attempt to …

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