Tharanga Yakupitiyage

Tharanga Yakupitiyage is a writer for IPS News.

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As Trump received applause upon speaking of the benefits of the U.S.’ programs in advancing global health and women’s empowerment, he has also sought to eliminate such programs including the gender equality development assistance account ambassador-at-large for Global Women’s Issues and has already withdrawn all funds to the UN’s Population Fund. Views
Thursday, September 21, 2017
A Trump Doctrine of Hypocrisy
In his first address on the global stage of the General Assembly, United States’ President Donald Trump touted an “America First” approach at the very institution that is meant to inspire collaboration between nations. During his 45-minute speech, President Trump praised national sovereignty,...
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Friday, February 12, 2016
The High Costs of the War on Drugs
Global drug policy involving crop eradication contributes to poverty, hunger, and displacement, said Open Society Foundation (OSF) in a new report released here. The report, Drug Crop Production, Poverty, and Development , illustrates the consequences of the controversial, decades-long ‘War on...
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Thursday, November 26, 2015
'Global War on Terror' Coincides with Dramatic Increase of Terrorism
In 2014, the number of lives lost to terrorism around the world increased by 80 percent, the highest level ever. The majority of such terrorist activity occurred in the largest refugee-producing nations, a Global Terrorism Index (GTI) showed. The GTI, developed by the Institute for Economics and...
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Saturday, October 03, 2015
10 Million at Risk of Hunger Due to Climate Change and El Niño, Oxfam Warns
At least ten million of the poorest people face food insecurity in 2015 and 2016 due to extreme weather conditions and the onset of El Niño, Oxfam has reported. In Oxfam’s new report called Entering Uncharted Waters , erratic weather patterns were noted including high temperatures and droughts,...
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