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Opinion Pieces Address Various Aspects Of COVID-19 Pandemic, Including Impact On Poverty, Building Trust In Government, U.S. Response

Devex: Opinion: The long shadow of COVID-19 on extreme poverty Shameran Abed, senior director of microfinance and ultra-poor graduation programs at BRAC (10/27). Foreign Affairs: Fighting a Pandemic Requires Trust Thomas J. Bollyky, director of the global health program at the Council on Foreign Relations, and colleagues (10/23). IPS: Good…

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AP: Asia Today: India’s confirmed virus cases near 8 million (10/28). AP: France braces for possible lockdown as virus deaths mount (10/28). AP: Merkel seeks limited lockdown as German virus cases surge (Jordans/Grieshaber, 10/28). AP: Australia’s second-largest city ends 111-day virus lockdown (Ratnayake/McGuirk, 10/28). AP: Venezuelans brave COVID wing to…

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Al Jazeera: Child malnutrition reaches new highs in parts of Yemen: U.N. (10/27). AP: Poland’s PM defends abortion ruling, condemns protests (10/27). Borgen Magazine: Humanitarian Organizations Addressing Hunger in Syria (Pangman, 10/26). Devex: Liberia mental health services ‘overloaded’ after lockdown, MSF says (Smith, 10/27). Devex: Can funders help bridge the…

CSIS Releases Latest Essays From ‘Reset The Table’ Series On Food Security

CSIS: ‘If It Isn’t Safe, It Isn’t Food’: Building Food Safety into Global Food Security Efforts Caroline Smith DeWaal, deputy director of EatSafe, and Lawrence Haddad, executive director, both with the Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (10/21). CSIS: Covid-19, Food Systems, and Wild Animals Robert Paarlberg, associate with the Sustainability…

Blog Posts, Report Address Issues Related To COVID-19, Including Global Response, Support For Africa’s Health Systems, Vaccine Race

International Rescue Committee: IRC COVID-19 response report — Fall 2020 (10/23). ODI: 12 leaders’ perspectives on supporting Africa’s health systems through Covid-19 Donald Kabureka, African Union Covid-19 special envoy and chair of the Board of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, and colleagues (10/23). Science Speaks: The…

Blog Post Discusses Global Food Insecurity Estimates For Coming Decade; IRC Analysis Finds Fewer Children Receiving Malnutrition Treatment In Conflict-Affected Countries

Brookings Institution’s “Future Development”: Are we on track to end global hunger? Matt Cooper, data science postdoctoral fellow at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, and colleagues (10/22). International Rescue Committee: As COVID-19 increases global food insecurity, less children are receiving nutrition support across conflict-affected states (10/22).

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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…

U.N. Aims To Raise $1B For Humanitarian Crises In Sahel At Ministerial Meeting

AP: U.N. hopes meeting will raise $1 billion for key Sahel nations “The U.N. humanitarian chief is hoping a major ministerial meeting Tuesday will not only raise $1 billion for the three countries at the epicenter of a humanitarian crisis in Africa’s Sahel region but also spur leaders to address…

FAO Recognizes 75th Anniversary On World Food Day

FAO: As FAO turns 75, its mission to end hunger and nourish the world is as relevant today as ever “[World Food Day on October 16] marks the 75th anniversary of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations. … This year’s World Food Day aims to galvanize…

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