The Power of Satellites in Humanitarian Work


Lou Del Bello

Global conflicts now often last longer than they did, and they are becoming more complex to understand and address. Some of the worst civil wars, for example in Syria or South Sudan, have now lasted so long that young children born there hardly remember peace.

Syrian Crisis Threatens Development in Arab World


Thalif Deen

UNITED NATIONS, Jan 17 2014 (IPS) - The widespread sectarian violence and ongoing military conflicts in several political hotspots, including Syria, Iraq and Lebanon, have not only claimed thousands of human lives and devastated fragile economies but also undermined the U.N.’s lo

Analysis: The future of food aid


Jaspreet Kindra

JOHANNESBURG, 26 July 2013 (IRIN) - By the end of the next decade food security could deteriorate in some of the world’s poorest countries, according to a recent global forecast by the US Department of Agriculture (USDA).

Q&A: Generating Global Governance to End Hunger


Matthew Newsome

ADDIS ABABA , Jul 2 2013 (IPS) - Sub-Saharan Africa may be home to six of the world’s 10-fastest growing economies, but it also has a majority of the countries that are suffering from a food crisis.

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