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COVID-19 and Education in Emergencies

Credit: Education Cannot Wait By External SourceMar 31 2020 (IPS-Partners) Armed conflicts, forced displacement, climate change induced disasters and protracted crises have disrupted ...

GEF Project to be Game-changer for Trinidad Quarries

By Jewel FraserPORT OF SPAIN, Mar 31 2020 – A Trinidad and Tobago parliamentary report in 2018 made two disturbing observations about that country’s quarry sector: Of the ...

Covid-19 and the Rohingya refugee crisis

Rohingya refugee children attend an open-air Arabic school at Kutupalong Refugee Camp in Cox’s Bazar. Because of the pandemic, such gatherings are no longer possible. Photo: ...

Life in the Time of COVID-19: Quo Vadis Homo Sapiens?

United Nations handing over 250,000 medical masks to Mayor of New York City Bill de Blasio. Credit: UN Photo/Eskinder Debebe By Dr PL de SilvaNEW YORK, Mar 31 2020 – The writing ...

West First Policies Expose Myths

By Anis Chowdhury and Jomo Kwame SundaramSYDNEY and KUALA LUMPUR, Mar 31 2020 – As the epicentre of the COVID-19 pandemic shifts from China to the developed West, all too many ...

Harness Youth to Change World’s Future

Women bear the brunt of climate change disasters. Credit: Women Deliver By IPS International DeskNEW YORK, Mar 31 2020 – Vanessa Nakate of Uganda may have been cropped out ...

Walking the Talk on Climate Change after the Pandemic: Reorienting State-Owned Enterprises towards Sustainability

Water falls through these enormous pipes to activate the 20 turbines of the Itaipu hydroelectric plant on the Brazilian-Paraguayan border. Credit: Mario Osava/IPS By Leonardo BeltranMEXICO, ...

Supporting Informal Workers During the COVID-19 Crisis

Credit: Jency Samuel/IPS By Vijay MahajanHYDERABAD, India, Mar 30 2020 – Farmers, agricultural labourers, and informal sector workers are the worst hit by COVID-19 and the resulting ...

Slums, Camps, Terrorism: Experts Worry about Coronavirus Hitting South Asia

The first case of coronavirus was found near Cox’s Bazar in Bangladesh.Over a million Rohingya refugees are now cramped in hilly terrains of Ukhiya in southeastern regions of Cox’s ...

Saluting IPS Journalists and Supporters during Covid19 Pandemic

By Farhana Haque RahmanROME, Mar 30 2020 – As the coronavirus pandemic shifts around the world, now stretching even the developed health services of richer nations to breaking ...
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