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AP: Europe faces more curfews, restrictions as virus cases swell (D’Emilio et al., 10/22). AP: Poland’s top court rules out abortions due to fetal defects (Scislowska, 10/23). Devex: Number of U.N. women leaders grew under Guterres, with some caveats (Lieberman, 10/23). Devex: A deeper look at DFC’s development strategy (Saldinger,…

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AP: Francis becomes 1st pope to endorse same-sex civil unions (Winfield, 10/21). Devex: Delivering on the promise of UHC for mothers in the COVID-19 era and beyond (10/22). Devex: Experts call for ‘deeper data’ on women’s realities at U.N. World Data Forum (Cornish, 10/22). Devex: When the price of water…

Air Pollution Killed Nearly 500K Infants In 2019, State Of Global Air Study Shows

DW: Air pollution killed nearly half a million newborns in 2019, report finds “Some 476,000 infants across the world died from the adverse effects of exposure to air pollution in 2019, a new global study has found. The State of Global Air study released Wednesday said nearly two-thirds of those…

USAID Providing Humanitarian Assistance To Address Severe Flooding In Vietnam, Cambodia

USAID: USAID Provides Immediate Assistance in Response to Widespread Flooding in Vietnam and Cambodia “The United States, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), is providing a total of $200,000 in immediate humanitarian aid to support efforts to respond to severe flooding in the Socialist Republic of Vietnam and…

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AP: Argentina hits 1 million cases as virus slams Latin America (Deluca et al., 10/20). AP: South Africa’s health minister gets COVID-19, as cases rise (Magome/Meldrum, 10/19). AP: Belgium fears virus ‘tsunami’ as COVID-19 cases keep soaring (Petrequin, 10/19). Borgen Magazine: The Philippines’ Birth Practices Facilitate Maternal and Infant Mortality…

Pandemic Disproportionately Impacting Poor, Most Vulnerable Populations, U.N. SG Warns Ahead Of International Day For The Eradication Of Poverty

IPS: Global Poverty Soars — As Incomes of World’s Billionaires Hit New Highs “Addressing poverty eradication last week, just ahead of the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty on October 17, U.N. chief António Guterres warned that the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic are falling ‘disproportionately on the most…

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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…

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AP: Coronavirus lockdown 2.0 deepens divisions in Israel (Federman, 10/14). BBC News: Covid-19: Protests as Argentina’s cases pass 900,000 (10/13). Borgen Magazine: Child Labor and COVID-19: A Dangerous Increase (Gardner, 10/13). The Guardian: ‘Not just a dog bite’: why India is struggling to keep rabies at bay (Dhillon, 10/14). PRI:…

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