Kanya D'Almeida

Kanya D'Almeida

Kanya D'Almeida is a freelance journalist, currently completing an MFA at Columbia University. She was formerly the race and justice reporter for Rewire.News. She also held the post of regional editor for Asia and the Pacific for the Inter Press Service (IPS) news agency, and from 2010-2015 she reported for IPS from the United Nations, Washington, Mexico, and her native Sri Lanka.

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Wednesday, August 19, 2015
Humanitarian Response in Afghanistan Falters in the Face of Intensifying Conflict
As the number of civilians impacted by the intensifying conflict in Afghanistan rises along with the fighting, humanitarian agencies are struggling to meet the needs of the wounded, hungry and displaced. The first half of 2015 has seen “record high levels” of civilian casualties, the United Nations...
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Tuesday, April 28, 2015
Want to Help Nepal Recover from the Quake? Cancel its Debt, Says Rights Group
Questions abound as to how this impoverished nation will recover from the disaster, considered the worst in Nepal in over 80 years.
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Monday, October 06, 2014
Humanity Failing the Earth’s Ecosystems
COLOMBO - In pure numbers, the past few decades have been marked by destruction: over the last 40 years, Earth has lost 52 percent of its wild animals; nearly 17 percent of the world’s forests have been felled in the last half-century; freshwater ecosystems have witnessed a 75-percent decline in...
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Wednesday, July 09, 2014
The Silent Power of Nonviolent Boycotts and Blockades
CAPE TOWN - Peruse a few reports on global military expenditure and you will not be able to shake the image of the planet as one massive army camp, patrolled by heavily weaponised guards in a plethora of uniforms. Last year, the world spent about 1.76 trillion dollars on military activity according...
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Participants at an April 7 candlelight vigil for Shifa Sadequee, a Bangladeshi-American serving a 17-year sentence in Terra Haute, Indiana, stand in the rain outside the New York Metropolitan Correctional Center (MCC). News
Friday, April 18, 2014
US Terror Suspects Face “Terrifying” Justice System
NEW YORK - The sun is just setting as the group huddles closer together, their faces barely visible in the gathering dusk. Simple, hand-made signs read: ‘Stand for Justice’. Above them, the fortified concrete tower of the Metropolitan Correctional Centre (MCC) of New York City rises into the...
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The charges, though virtually ignored by the U.S. media, have opened a window on U.S. drug policy south of its border, which many analysts have decried as corrupt and ineffective for years. News
Wednesday, August 10, 2011
Court Pleadings Charge U.S. Complicity in Mexico's Drug War
MEXICO CITY/WASHINGTON - Late last week, the son of a top dog in Mexico's notorious Sinaloa drug cartel filed pleadings in a Chicago federal court accusing the U.S. government and its agencies of giving the cartel "carte blanche to continue to smuggle tons of illicit drugs into Chicago and the rest...
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