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  1. COVID-19: Vaccines donated next year, ‘too late for those who are dying today’

    - UN News

    Millions more COVID vaccines need to be donated now to save lives and help the UN health agency reach the key global target of having 70 per cent of all national populations vaccinated, by the middle of 2022. 

  2. For People with Disabilities, COVID-19 Lays Bare the Weaknesses in Social Safety Nets

    - Inter Press Service

    UNITED NATIONS, Jun 18 (IPS) - People with disabilities were particularly hard hit by the social and economic impacts of efforts to control COVID-19.

  3. One in every 100 dies by their own hand, each suicide ‘a tragedy’ – WHO

    - UN News

    New research published by the UN health agency on Thursday revealed that suicide remains one of the leading causes of death worldwide – taking more lives each year than HIV, malaria, breast cancer, war and homicide.

  4. Apocalypse Now? Christian Fundamentalists and COVID-19

    - Inter Press Service

    STOCKHOLM / ROME, Jun 17 (IPS) - Like most male Swedes of my age I had to enter obligatory military service for almost a year. In my barrack was a “born-again-Christian” who when he became angry shouted “Now you mock me, but when the Last Judgement has come I will sit in heaven and smile down at you while you burn in Hell!” Since then I have wondered about the last book of the Bible, the Book of Revelation. It was written by a frustrated Christian man who by the end of 100 CE by Roman authorities had been deported to an isolated island where he wrote a long letter to Christian congregations in Asia Minor.

    Getting hard to breathe
    hard to believe in anything
    at all, but fear.
    Peter Gabriel, Mother of Violence

  5. Central Sahel: Ground Zero in Tackling Climate Change Through Education

    - Inter Press Service

    NEW YORK, Jun 16 (IPS) - The climate crisis is amplifying the effects of instability and violence in the world’s poorest countries. Nowhere is this more visible than in Africa’s Central Sahel region, where increasing temperature, floods, droughts and other climate change-induced disasters are triggering conflicts, displacement, and pushing girls and boys into the shadows.

  6. Five polio vaccination workers shot dead in Afghanistan; UN condemns ‘brutal’ killings

    - UN News

    Five health workers carrying out a polio vaccination campaign in Afghanistan’s Nangarhar Province were killed on Tuesday, and four others injured, during a series of attacks condemned by a senior UN official on the ground as brutal and “senseless”.

  7. ‘Digital dumpsites’ study highlights growing threat to children: UN health agency

    - UN News

    The health of children, adolescents and expectant mothers worldwide is at risk from the illegal processing of old electrical or electronic devices, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Tuesday, in a landmark new report on the toxic threat. 

  8. Developing Country Health Professionals Sidelined in Canadian Healthcare

    - Inter Press Service

    TORONTO, Canada, Jun 15 (IPS) - In Canada, we are fortunate to have many talented newcomers eager to contribute to the country, including thousands of doctors from Africa, Asia and the Middle East who meet Canadian standards but are blocked from becoming practicing physicians. These doctors are Canadian citizens and permanent residents with recognized training and experience.

  9. Domestic workers among hardest hit by COVID crisis, says UN labour agency

    - UN News

    Domestic workers globally have been among the hardest hit by the COVID crisis, losing more jobs and working hours than other sectors, the UN labour agency ILO said on Tuesday.

  10. Letter from Rome – Italy at the Crossroads

    - Inter Press Service

    A story from Inter Press Service, an international news agency

    ROME, Jun 14 (IPS) - Italy, as other countries, has been struggling to balance the health and economic challenges posed by COVID-19. Controlling the spread of the virus implied restrictions on economic activity, on school and college attendance, and on personal movement. It also had to deal with the economic and social implications of a fall of almost 10% in GDP. This has been hard for a country which, even before the pandemic, was one of the slowest growing economies in Europe, with unemployment, especially among young people in the South of the country, at alarming levels.

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