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  1. What Public Health Officials Can Learn from a New Long COVID Survey

    - Inter Press Service

    ABUJA, Jul 30 (IPS) - A new survey on public awareness of long COVID by ‘Resolve to Save Lives” showed that among the 40% of Americans who were not vaccinated, seeing testimonials of those who suffer from long COVID inspired nearly two-thirds to consider the vaccine. A representative sample of nearly 2,000 Americans 18 and older took the survey between May 21 and June 10, 2021.

  2. 100,000 children in Tigray at risk of death from malnutrition: UNICEF

    - UN News

    More than 100,000 children in Tigray, Ethiopia, could suffer from life-threatening severe acute malnutrition in the next 12 months, a tenfold jump over average annual levels, UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) said on Friday. 

  3. Are UN’s Sustainable Development Goals in the Doldrums Due to the Corona Virus?

    - Inter Press Service

    BRUSSELS, Belgium / JEDDAH, Saudi Arabia, Jul 30 (IPS) - A short answer to this question is yes, but it is obvious and predictable failure was visible for some time. This debate started before 2015, the year in which the Sustainable Development Goals (or SDGs) were adopted as successors to the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) agreed in 2000. The 8 MDGs were expanded to 17 massive goals and 169 targets.

  4. DR Congo, Ituri. Fleeing War, Weaving Life in IDP Camps of Bunia

    - Inter Press Service

    ROME, Jul 29 (IPS) - He moves aside the curtain, thin as gauze, and then bends over. The darkness dazzles for a few seconds when one enters the house—actually, a den made of earth where air and light filter through the narrow entrance. Jean de Dieu Amani Paye holds her tiny baby, wrapped in an elegant fabric, in his arms. He was a teacher of French and Latin and had a small business. He also cultivated the land: cassava, corn, sorghum, and beans.

  5. Alarming Crisis of Impunity for Crimes Against Journalists in DRC

    - Inter Press Service

    NEW DELHI, India, Jul 29 (IPS) - The Democratic Republic of Congo is one of the most hostile and dangerous regions for journalists. A complex conflict, deeply rooted in the country’s past, allows very little freedom, both movement and the press.

  6. First Person: ‘I’m not old enough to be a woman’ says trafficked teen

    - UN News

    A story from UN News

    A teenage girl who was sold for sex for the price of a few beers as a twelve-year-old, has told the United Nations how she was trafficked between Burundi and Tanzania in East Africa.

  7. From electric dreams to supercharged reality: the road race to a clean energy future

    - UN News

    The global Formula E electric race series, a partner with the UN Environment Programme (UNEP),  has grown in popularity since it launched some seven years ago, attracting the attention of major car manufacturers, changing people’s perceptions of electric vehicles, and bringing the world one step closer to a sustainable transport future.

  8. COVID-19 vaccine shipments boost for Africa

    - UN News

    After a near-halt of COVID-19 vaccine shipments in Africa, delivers have ramped up in recent months, the UN health agency said on Thursday. 

  9. Kenyas Huge Railway Project Is Causing Environmental Damage. Heres How

    - Inter Press Service

    NAIROBI, Jul 29 (IPS) - Kenya is constructing a railway line that connects the coastal port of Mombasa and the interior of the country. It is expected to terminate at Malaba, a town on the border with Uganda, and link up with other railways that are being built in East Africa. It’s locally known as the Standard Gauge Railway (SGR).

  10. Yemen: New World Bank funds offer lifeline to most vulnerable

    - UN News

    Three UN agencies on Thursday welcomed $127 million in new funding from the World Bank to provide lifesaving support to some of the country’s most hard hit rural families, struggling under the impact of multiple crises.  

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