Americas

Inequality behind food access discrepancy in Paraguay: Human rights expert

Despite a decade of impressive economic growth in Paraguay, 10 per cent of citizens there are facing hunger and malnutrition.

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Indigenous people's "contributions" to mitigate climate change

Indigenous people across the world have made “contributions” to help mitigate climate change by conserving forests and high biodiversity areas.

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Indigenous in Canada “marginalized” in cities “for decades”

Indigenous people in Canada have been marginalized when it comes to city life “for many decades” with women and girls suffering a “disproportionate level of violence.”

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Vaccination campaign challenges in Haiti "can be overcome"

Challenges facing the Haitian government and UN teams, working to vaccinate 800,000 people from cholera, can be overcome to reach the most vulnerable.

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Ecuador eyes new generation of sustainable bamboo homes

A new generation of sustainable bamboo houses that take just 20 days to build could be part of the answer to making cities more sustainable and resilient.

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"Desperate situation" for children in post-hurricane Haiti will persist

Children who have been affected by the hurricane which struck Haiti one month ago face a desperate situation which is likely to persist for the “foreseeable future”, according to the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF).

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If slum-dwellers’ voices are ignored, new cities agenda “will fail”

If the voices of slum-dwellers are ignored in the New Urban Agenda for world cities, adopted by UN Member States in October, then it “will fail”.

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Project brings water to farmers in dry areas of Guatemala

Some farmers in Guatemala have lost up to 80 per cent of their harvests this year due to changing weather patterns and poor rainfall, the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) reports.

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Making sure women and girls are included in Haiti hurricane response

Following the 2010 earthquake in Haiti, some girls living in displacement camps resorted to trading sex in order to meet their basic needs.

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Hurricane Matthew leaves extensive damage in eastern Cuba

Some 350,000 people in eastern Cuba have been affected by Hurricane Matthew, according to a senior UN official in the country.

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