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Anemia in Eastern Cuba Reflects Inequality

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Cuba has met the United Nations goal of reducing hunger. But anemia caused by malnutrition is still a problem among infants, small children and pregnant women in this Caribbean island nation, which has been in the grip of an economic crisis for over two decades. “Meat is the hardest thing to get,” said Gladys Pavón […]

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In the Shadow of Glacial Lakes, Pakistan’s Mountain Communities Look to Climate Adaptation

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Khaliq-ul-Zaman, a farmer from the remote Bindo Gol valley in northern Pakistan’s Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, has long lived under the shadow of disaster. With plenty of fertile land and fresh water, this scenic mountain valley would be an ideal dwelling place – if not for the constant threat of the surrounding glacial lakes bursting their […]

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U.N. Demands More Commitment to Humanitarian Aid

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Addressing the Council on Foreign Relations early this week, U.N. Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator, Valerie Amos, delivered the Distinguished Sorensen Lecture on the U.N.’s role in global humanitarian crises. “For the first time ever, the total number of displaced people and refugees across the world has topped 50 million people, for […

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U.N. Forecasts Moderate Growth for Asia-Pacific

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The Asia-Pacific region is expected to register a moderate increase in growth in 2015, according to the U.N. Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP). The main factors shaping the outlook are structural reform programmes and lower oil prices. And prospects for 2015 will improve on these conditions. The region’s developing countries are […]

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Finns’ Conception of World Poverty is Gloomier than Reality

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A survey commissioned by the Finnish Ministry of Foreign Affairs reveals the Finns’ conception of world poverty is much gloomier than reality. Nearly eight out of ten Finns (76%) believe that poverty has increased in the world since the year 1990. The survey was carried out by the research company Taloustutkimus. In reality, the share […]

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Electioneering Undermines Fight Against Crime in El Salvador

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The upcoming municipal and legislative elections in March and the hiring of former New York mayor Rudolph Giuliani as a kind of anti-crime tzar are not the best equation for bringing down El Salvador’s high murder rate, analysts say. Hopes that a national council set up by the government to tackle the problem of soaring […]

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Papal Visit Rekindles Hopes in Former War Zone

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Jessi Jogeswaran, a 20-year-old woman from Sri Lanka’s northern Jaffna district, waited over six hours with 18 friends in the sweltering heat just to get a glimpse of Pope Francis on Jan. 14. The much-anticipated Papal visit brought well over a million people out into the streets to hear the pontiff’s sermons, first in the […]

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Press Looks at Future After “Charlie”

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In the wake of last week’s attack on French satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo that left 12 people dead, a heated battle of opinion is being waged in France and several other countries on the issue of freedom of expression and the rights of both media and the public. On one side are those who say […]

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