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Climate Change Exacerbating WASH Challenges, Experts Say On World Toilet Day

Devex: World Toilet Day: Experts say climate change is intensifying sanitation crisis “On World Toilet Day, WASH experts say climate change is intensifying the sanitation crisis and are calling for more support. Currently 4.2 billion people lack access to safely managed sanitation. Without it, human feces can contaminate groundwater, rivers,…

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Al Jazeera: Pacific’s Samoa records first case of coronavirus (11/19). Devex: Exclusive: FCDO to become ‘reserved’ department, will not be hiring foreign nationals (Worley, 11/18). New Humanitarian: In storm-hit Honduras, a climate crisis drives needs and fuels migration (Olson, 11/18). New York Times: How Profit Collided With Public Health in…

Devex Examines Whether Climate Finance Being Redirected From Existing Development Assistance Budgets; IFRC Warns Climate Change Poses Enormous Global Threat

Devex: Is climate finance diverting from development assistance? “…Due to a lag in reporting, it will take another two years to know for sure whether high-income countries have met their commitment to provide $100 billion of climate finance to lower-income countries per year by 2020. Even if they officially reach…

U.N. Launches New Sanitation And Hygiene Fund Aiming To Raise $2B Over 5 Years For Global WASH Issues; WaterAid-Commissioned Report Examines Climate Funding

U.N. News: U.N.-backed fund to address crisis in global sanitation and hygiene “A U.N.-backed fund, launched on Tuesday, is set to take on the centuries-old crisis centered around sanitation, hygiene, and menstrual health, which now impacts more than four billion people across the world. Speaking via a video message at…

USAID Deploys DART To Hurricane-Hit Areas In Central America, Allocates Additional $17M In Humanitarian Aid

USAID: USAID Deploys Disaster-Assistance Response Team in Response to Central America Hurricanes, Allocates $17 Million in Additional Humanitarian Aid “The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) is deploying a Disaster-Assistance Response Team (DART) to respond to back-to-back hurricanes in Central America, where Hurricane Iota made landfall yesterday as a powerful…

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AFP: Coronavirus crippling fight against other pandemic: TB (Galey, 11/16). AP: Public health programs see surge in students amid pandemic (Smith/Young, 11/17). Borgen Magazine: Nootkatone: A New Weapon to Fight Insect-Borne Diseases (Jaffee, 11/16). Devex: Witchcraft accusations and cataracts: The effects of open-fire cooking in Tanzania (Chakamba, 11/17). The Guardian:…

Devex Reports On Proceedings Of OECD DAC High-Level Meeting

Devex: OECD DAC agrees to policy tweaks, delays moves on climate, civil society “The COVID-19 response, climate action, and how the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development’s Development Assistance Committee works with civil society all featured at the committee’s biennial high-level meeting last week, though progress on each was incremental.…

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BBC: How North Korea is trying to tackle smoking (Bhat, 11/14). Forbes: Lives Lost On The World’s Roads — ‘A Covid-19 Pandemic Every Year’ (Mohn, 11/15). Foreign Policy: U.N. Peacemaking in the Age of Plague (Lynch, 11/13). The Guardian: The defeat of polio proved that immunization saved lives, but there’s…

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