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  1. Women Taking Charge during COVID-19

    Monday, May 11, 2020

    NEW YORK, May 11 (IPS) - As the COVID-19 mayhem carries on in most countries, the role of mothers, daughters, and female caregivers have been affected the most. Besides looking after the household and home schooling children, they are also working on the front lines, actively or passively caring for their respective communities.

  2. 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.

  3. Black Americans are Bearing the Brunt of Coronavirus Recession – This Should Come as no Surprise

    Thursday, May 07, 2020

    May 07 (IPS) - As the COVID-19 pandemic worsened in April, many Americans were shocked by the extent that black Americans were being disproportionately impacted: higher infection rates, more deaths and greater job loss.

    But many black Americans were not surprised.

  4. 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.

  5. Time for the World Bank and IMF to Be the Solution, Not the Problem

    Thursday, May 07, 2020

    PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti and BOSTON, May 07 (IPS) - The World Bank and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) have a historic opportunity to help stabilize a world reeling from COVID-19. Doing so will require the institutions to change course and aggressively support poor countries' ability to invest broadly in the government services their populations need.

  6. World’s Poor Hit by Double Jeopardy: a Deadly Virus & a Devastating Debt Burden

    Thursday, May 07, 2020

    UNITED NATIONS, May 07 (IPS) - The world's poorer nations, reeling under an unrelenting attack on their fragile economies by the COVID-19 pandemic, have suffered an equally deadly body blow: being buried under heavy debt burdens.

  7. Coronavirus Hasn´t Slowed Down Ecological Women Farmers in Peru's Andes Highlands

    Wednesday, May 06, 2020

    HUASAO, Peru, May 06 (IPS) - It's eight o'clock in the morning and Pascuala Ninantay is carrying two large containers of water in her wheelbarrow to prepare with neighbouring women farmers 200 litres of organic fertiliser, which will then be distributed to fertilise their crops, in this town in the Andes highlands of Peru.

  8. COVID-19: Developing Countries Must Not be Left Behind

    Tuesday, May 05, 2020

    WAGENINGEN, Netherlands / ROME, May 05 (IPS) - Globalization has been a driver for increased prosperity world-wide, but it has been in reverse in the last years due to the growth of populism in the USA and Europe. The COVID-19 pandemic may well provide further momentum to increasingly national-interest oriented policies in the west.

  9. Global Impact of New Corona Virus and Population Issues

    Tuesday, May 05, 2020

    TOKYO, May 05 (IPS) - The new coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to wreak havoc across the world, as the number of infections and deaths rapidly rise. It has the potential to infect anybody regardless of age or gender. There are grave concerns that the economic fallout from COVID-19 may be comparable to that of the Great Depression.

    According to Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Center, there are 2,064,668 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 137,124 deaths due to SARS-CoV-2 (the virus causing COVID-19) in Japan, as of April 16th. The PRC reported that as of April 15th, there were 8,100 confirmed cases of COVID-19, 119 deaths, and 901 patients discharged from hospitals.

  10. Financial Scams Rise as Coronavirus Hits Developing Countries

    Tuesday, May 05, 2020

    WASHINGTON DC, May 05 (IPS) - In the Philippines, Peru, India, Kenya, South Africa and many other developing countries, poor people who are already struggling with the health impact of the coronavirus pandemic have been targeted by online fraudsters trying to take unfair advantage of them.

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