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Sonja Ayeb-Karlsson is a senior researcher at the United Nations University’s Institute for Environment and Human Security (UNU-EHS), and the author of a recent article on self-isolation in refugee camps. Approximately one billion people around the world live in slums, including roughly 30-50% of the urban population in the global South. People on the move […]

By Nellie Peyton WASHINGTON, May 18 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – A new weather forecasting system in Africa allows meteorologists to track approaching storms in real time, potentially saving lives from climate-related disasters, scientists said on Monday. The technology is already used in developed countries but was not available until recently in most of sub-Saharan Africa, […]

By Emma Farge and Michael Shields GENEVA, May 13 (Reuters) – The coronavirus that causes COVID-19 could become endemic like HIV, the World Health Organization said on Wednesday, warning against any attempt to predict how long it would keep circulating and calling for a “massive effort” to counter it. “It is important to put this […]

By Emma Farge and Michael Shields GENEVA, May 13 (Reuters) – The coronavirus that causes COVID-19 could become endemic like HIV, the World Health Organization said on Wednesday, warning against any attempt to predict how long it would keep circulating and calling for a “massive effort” to counter it. “It is important to put this […]

People shop in the Central  of Tunis during the first days of Ramadan, Tunis, Tunisia April 28, 2020.  © 2020 Mohamed Krit/Sipa via AP Images It all started with harmless jokes. But because they chose humor to push back against the Coronavirus and lockdown-generated anxiety, a young Moroccan woman is now in prison, and a […]

(New York) – Governments should take urgent steps to prevent racist and xenophobic violence and discrimination linked to the Covid-19 pandemic while prosecuting racial attacks against Asians and people of Asian descent, Human Rights Watch said today. On May 8, 2020, United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said that “the pandemic continues to unleash a tsunami of hate and xenophobia, […]

  WASHINGTON, May 14 (Reuters) – A group of privacy advocacy organizations is filing a complaint with the Federal Trade Commission on Thursday alleging that the popular app TikTok violated a consent decree and a law protecting children’s privacy online. The Center for Digital Democracy, Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood and others said TikTok had […]

Laura Kelly is the Director of shaping sustainable markets at the International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED). Globally the measures introduced to tackle COVID-19 have focused on reducing fatalities and relieving pressure on health services with significant economic costs. But it is increasingly clear the pandemic might well cost more in terms of loss […]

Patricia Espinosa is executive secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).  Francesco La Camera is director-general of the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA). COVID-19 is a global health crisis unlike any in recent history — one that is spreading human suffering, destabilizing the global economy and upending the lives of billions […]

  By Carey L. Biron WASHINGTON, May 14 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – As U.S. states start to ease coronavirus lockdowns, one group warns that its troubles are worsening without enough financial support: renters. “All of these companies are getting bailouts — we need a bailout, too!” said Sami Bourma, a chef and Uber driver in […]


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