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  1. Burkina Faso Home to Almost Half of Closed Schools in Central & West Africa

    - Inter Press Service

    OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso, Mar 23 (IPS) - Over a million children in Burkina Faso are currently affected by school closures with 6,134 academic institutions shut as of February 2023, an increase of over 40 per cent since the end of the last school year.

  2. Cash Transfers, Poverty Alleviation Assists with Mental Health Study

    - Inter Press Service

    ACRA, Mar 23 (IPS) - Poverty alleviation policies, especially cash transfers, will not only improve the poor condition of the beneficiaries but can also play a role in strengthening the psychological health of people as well as improve the mental health of those living in poverty in low- and middle-income countries (LMICS), including Africa, a new study has said.

  3. Black Sea Grain Initiative: Russia Reluctantly Agrees to a Two-Month Extension

    - Inter Press Service

    GENEVA, Mar 22 (IPS) - Given the complex interplay between geopolitics and financial markets, Russia’s invasion of Ukraine in February 2022 sent shockwaves across the global economy. Admittedly, the implications both within and between countries have varied. However, there were some common denominators, including higher commodity prices.

  4. BRAC International Signs MoU with Rwanda to Empower People in Extreme Poverty

    - Inter Press Service

    KIGALI, Mar 21 (IPS) - Against a brutally painful historical backdrop, a story of hope and resilience unfolds in Rwanda.

  5. Climate Financing: World Bank Must Respond

    - Inter Press Service

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    WASHINGTON DC, Mar 21 (IPS) - It’s one of the great injustices of this era that countries contributing negligible amounts to global carbon emissions are now feeling the most harrowing impacts of climate change.

  6. Championing Sustainability Despite Adversities in Asia & the Pacific

    - Inter Press Service

    BANGKOK, Thailand, Mar 20 (IPS) - As we reach the midpoint of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, it is an opportune moment to reflect on the Asia-Pacific region’s progress and accelerate efforts to achieve our goals.

  7. Solar Powered Freezer Improving Immunization Coverage in Hard-to-Reach Rural Villages

    - Inter Press Service

    NAIROBI, Mar 13 (IPS) - Up until 2019, nurses in three health facilities located in the semi-arid south-eastern Kenya region of Makueni County struggled to bring critical health services closer to a hard-to-reach population scattered across three remote, far-flung villages.

  8. Excluded Afghan Girls Forced to Seek Education in Pakistan

    - Inter Press Service

    PESHAWAR, Mar 09 (IPS) - Hundreds of young women and girls are moving to Pakistan to continue their studies after the Taliban’s restrictions on women’s education in Afghanistan.

  9. Hate Attacks Against LGBTQI People Increase in Europe - Report

    - Inter Press Service

    BRATISLAVA, Mar 07 (IPS) - When D.A.* first heard about the fatal attack on a gay bar in the Slovak capital, Bratislava, last October, their first reaction was a mix of grief, shock and anger.

  10. Most African Govts (3 in 4) Spend More on Arms, Less on Farms

    - Inter Press Service

    MADRID, Mar 03 (IPS) - The data is shocking: three-quarters of African Governments have already reduced their agricultural budgets while paying almost double that on arms.

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