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COVID-19 Worsening Malnutrition In Some African Regions; Cases Increase In Europe, Causing Concern; India Set To See Surge As Holiday Season Approaches; Pandemic Stalls Regional Reforms In Latin America;

AFRICA AP: South Africa extends relief grants to help poor amid virus (Magome, 10/15). VOA News: Coronavirus Pandemic Worsens Hunger, Malnutrition in Parts of Africa (Amanor, 10/15). ASIA & PACIFIC AP: Asia Today: Sydney lifts quarantine for N. Zealand travelers (10/16). New York Times: What Happens When Covid-19 Meets Toxic…

Blog Posts, Issue Briefs, Statements Address Various Aspects Of COVID-19 Pandemic, Including Impacts On Adolescent Girls, Young Women; Africa’s Economy; Humanitarian, Resilience Investing

Center for Global Development: Coping with COVID-19: The Pakistan Experience Ijaz Nabi, non-resident fellow with CGD (10/15). Friends of the Global Fight: The Impact of COVID-19 on Adolescent Girls and Young Women and Needed Responses (10/15). Johns Hopkins University’s “Hub”: Study identifies dire economic impact of COVID-19 in Africa Laura…

CSIS’s ‘Reset The Table’ Series Examines Urbanization, Food Security In Latest Posts

CSIS’s “Reset the Table”: Private Sector Solutions to Urban Food Insecurity Ndidi Okonkwo Nwuneli, co-founder of AACE Foods, Sahel Consulting, and Nourishing Africa (10/14). CSIS’s “Reset the Table”: Growing Cities, Growing Food Insecurity: How to Protect the Poor during Rapid Urbanization Marie Ruel, director of the Poverty, Health, and Nutrition…

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AP: ‘It was so abrupt’: COVID-19 upends burial rites in Cameroon (Fonyuy, 10/14). AP: Iran virus death toll hits record high, 3rd time in a week (Vahdat et al., 10/14). CNBC: Bill Gates slams U.S. on Covid: Most governments listen to their scientists, not attack them (Belvedere, 10/14). CNBC: WHO…

New Humanitarian Examines Warnings Of COVID-19-Related Famine In Africa; WHO Warns Of Extra Child Deaths This Year Due To Pandemic-Related Malnutrition

New Humanitarian: Are warnings of a COVID-19 famine in Africa overblown? “Alarm bells have been ringing for months that COVID-19 could push fragile African countries ‘closer to the abyss’ of famine as jobs are lost, local markets close, and poverty deepens. … But as an increasing number of African countries…

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Al Jazeera: Q&A: ‘We can eradicate polio from the world’ (Aziz, 10/12). AP: Asia Today: China city says it’s tested 3 million for virus (10/13). AP: E.U. nations set to adopt common travel rules amid pandemic (Petrequin, 10/12). AP: Iran shatters its single-day record for virus deaths, cases (Vahdat/DeBre, 10/12).…

FT Editorial Discusses China’s Vaccine Diplomacy Efforts

Financial Times: China’s vaccine diplomacy has broader aims Editorial Board “As the U.S. under President Donald Trump retreats from multilateral efforts on climate change and health, so China is rushing to fill the void. First came Xi Jinping’s commitment last month to make his country carbon neutral by 2060. Then…

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AP: Brazil’s poor squeezed by less virus aid, surging food costs (Biller/Pollastri, 10/9). AP: India cases cross 7 million as experts warn of complacency (Sharma/Ghosal, 10/11). Bloomberg: Philippines Considers Relaxing Curfew, Readies Vaccine Trials (Jiao/Calonzo, 10/12). Borgen Magazine: The (RED) Campaign: Fighting HIV/AIDS Amid COVID-19 (Davis, 10/10). The Guardian: Aid…

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