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World Food Programme Head Calls For Donations From Billionaires To Help Stave Off Global Hunger; U.N. SG Calls For More Efforts To Ensure Healthy Diets For All In World Food Day Message

AP: Nobel winner urges billionaires to save millions from famine “The head of the World Food Program, this year’s winner of the Nobel Peace Prize, again urged billionaires to donate just a few billion to save millions of lives, saying Friday the number of people ‘marching toward starvation’ has jumped…

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…

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…

More COVID-19 & Global Health News

AP: U.N. aid chief: Funding shortage cuts aid to 4 million Yemenis (Lederer, 10/15). Devex: Which bilateral donors are supporting mental health? (Smith/Cordale, 10/14). Devex: $100M genomic sequencing initiative launches in Africa (Chakamba, 10/15). STAT: Thank this Ebola-fighting African doctor for monoclonal antibody treatments (Jenson, 10/15). U.N. News: Invest in…

U.S. DFC Identifies Priorities, Commitments In First Development Strategy

Devex: DFC identifies its priorities in first development strategy “The U.S. International Development Finance Corporation released its development policy Thursday — a document that identifies priority sectors and a set of commitments on development outputs. The strategy will guide DFC’s work through 2025, though it may adapt and change over…

Opinion Piece Discusses U.S. International Aid Policies Related To Abortion

New Humanitarian: America must stop using international aid to export anti-abortion ideology Anu Kumar, president and CEO, and Patty Skuster, senior legal adviser, both at Ipas “…The anti-abortion … position held by so many American leaders and policymakers — exaggerated by the current administration — puts the United States at…

More COVID-19 & Global Health News

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…

CGD Experts Discuss 4 Ways World Bank Can Support Global COVID-19 Efforts

Center for Global Development: Making the $12 Billion Go Further: Four Things the World Bank Can Do in Support of COVID-19 Vaccination Efforts Following the announcement of the World Bank’s approval of $12 billion for the purchase and distribution of COVID-19 vaccines, tests, and treatments, Kalipso Chalkidou, director of global…

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