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  1. Crisis Hits Oil Industry and Energy Transition Alike

    Friday, May 22, 2020

    MEXICO CITY, May 22 (IPS) - While it attempts to cushion the effects of the coronavirus pandemic, the Latin American and Caribbean region also faces concerns about the future of the energy transition and state-owned oil companies.

  2. As COVID-19 Burns, World’s Forgotten Wars Continue to take Toll on Civilians as Well

    Thursday, May 21, 2020

    JUBA, South Sudan, May 21 (IPS) - Earlier this year, just before the coronavirus virtually shut down international travel, I sat under a mesquite tree and listened to a rambling speech by a South Sudanese general at a military base outside of the capital, Juba.

  3. Mexico's Development Banks Fuel the Fossil Energy Trade

    Wednesday, May 20, 2020

    Since 2012, Teresa Castellanos has fought the construction of a gas-fired power plant in Huexca, in the central Mexican state of Morelos, adjacent to the country's capital.

  4. Checkmate! China’s Coronavirus Connection

    Wednesday, May 20, 2020

    NEW DELHI, May 20 (IPS) - Coronavirus outbreaks in China and later across the globe have been unprecedented in both its scale and impacts. In the era of changing world order, this pandemic has drawn the global attention towards the threats posed by the non-traditional security challenges.

  5. South Africa Must Respond – & Lead-- on COVID-19 & SDGs

    Monday, May 18, 2020

    JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, May 18 (IPS) - Sitting on the southern tip of Africa during a time of social distancing, while the entire planet fights Covid-19, we cannot help but reflect on how vulnerable our country is to this scourge.

  6. Housing is Both a Prevention & Cure for COVID-19

    Wednesday, May 13, 2020

    NAIROBI, Kenya, May 13 (IPS) - Public health officials are calling the "stay home" policy the sacrifice of our generation. To flatten the curve of COVID-19 infections, this call of duty is now emblazoned on t-shirtsin street art and a celebrity hashtag.

  7. NGOs – with Local Groups in the Lead – are on COVID-19 Frontlines

    Monday, May 11, 2020

    BOSTON, USA, May 11 (IPS) - NGOs, at the international, national - and most of all local - level are on the frontlines every day.

    I just heard from Oxfam staff in Bangladesh, that when asked whether they were scared to continue our response with the Rohingya communities in Cox's Bazar, they replied: "They are now my relatives. I care about them — and this is the time they need us most.'"

  8. The Role of Civil Society in Times of Crisis

    Friday, May 08, 2020

    RAJASMAND, RAJASTHAN, India, May 08 (IPS) - The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has shown us something that most of us haven't seen in our lifetimes: Large numbers of people unable to have two meals a day. 

  9. Religion & its Discontents: Considerations Around COVID-19 & Africa

    Friday, May 08, 2020

    NEW YORK, May 08 (IPS) - COVID-19 has spread to many nations around the world, and has been declared a pandemic by the World Health Organization. In the global south, the COVID-19 pandemic has stretched the available medical and health resources, triggered economic shocks, and caused social upheavals and insecurity in many countries and localities.

  10. COVID-19 & Human Health Risks Linked to Wildlife Trade Practices

    Thursday, May 07, 2020

    CAMBRIDGE, UK, May 07 (IPS) - At the time of writing, the COVID-19 pandemic is raging worldwide, causing human mortality and socio-economic disruption on a massive scale and it appears highly likely that profound impacts will continue for many years to come.

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