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G20 Expected To Call On Private Lenders To Suspend Debt Repayments Amid Pandemic; China Extends $2.1B In Debt Relief To Poor Nations; Faith Leaders Provide Recommendations To G20

Devex: Faith leaders bring recommendations to G-20 “An international group of faith leaders and advocates this week delivered a series of recommendations to Saudi Arabia, which has the presidency of the G-20, ahead of the group’s high-level summit with world leaders beginning Nov. 20. The G20 Interfaith Forum brings together…

Webinar Examines How Faith Leaders, Philanthropists Addressing COVID-19’s Threat To Malaria Progress In Sub-Saharan Africa

Friends of the Global Fight Against AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria: Faith Leaders & Philanthropists Address COVID-19’s Threat to Malaria “Friends of the Global Fight and the J.C. Flowers Foundation held a webinar focused on how faith leaders and philanthropists are partnering with national- and community-level health authorities in sub-Saharan Africa…

World Must Fight Against Hatred, COVID-19 Pandemic, U.N. SG Says, Congratulates Biden-Harris On Election Along With Other Senior U.N. Officials

AP: U.N. chief urges global fight against pandemic and hatred “U.N. Secretary-General António Guterres called on Monday for a global fight on two fronts — one against the coronavirus pandemic and the other against ‘the poison’ of anti-Semitism and hatred of Muslims, migrants, refugees, and many others. Even before the…

More COVID-19 & Global Health News

AP: Pandemic heaps new fears and trauma on war-scarred Bosnians (Niksic, 11/6). Borgen Magazine: WHO Global Disability Action Plan: Overcoming Healthcare Barriers (Issula, 11/5). Borgen Magazine: The Crisis in Venezuela (Vandervee, 11/5). Devex: The finance quandary for eye health services (Root, 11/5). Devex: In Tanzania election, COVID-19 denialism an ‘excuse…

WFP Increases Aid To Urban Poor In Kenya Amid Pandemic; Jakarta’s Graveyards Running Low On Space; Pope Francis Eschews Mask Mandates; Iran’s Daily COVID-19 Death Toll Reaches Record High

AFRICA U.N. News: Kenya relief bid begins to avert ‘hunger crisis’ among poor workers hit by COVID (10/30). VOA News: WFP Boosts Aid to Kenyan Urban Poor Because of Pandemic (Schlein, 10/31). WIRED U.K.: The world could learn a lot from how Africa is handling Covid-19 (Makoni, 11/2). ASIA BBC…

More COVID-19 & Global Health News

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…

U.N.-Hosted Donor Conference Raises $600M In Pledges For Rohingya Minority Crisis

U.N. News: Rohingya conference pledges to ‘remain steadfast’ in finding solutions to crisis “A joint U.N.-hosted donor conference to rally international support behind Myanmar’s displaced Rohingya minority ended on Thursday with a promise to continue engaging with concerned countries towards finding a long-term solution to their plight. … The co-chairs…

International Community Must Address Root Causes Of Inequality While Addressing Short-Term Needs Of Most Vulnerable, Catholic Sister Writes In Opinion Piece

Devex: Opinion: What can the G-20 learn from Pope Francis’ vision for a post-coronavirus world? Sister Patricia Murray, executive secretary of the International Union of Superiors General “…Communities in low- and middle-income countries around the world are reporting growing evidence of increases in vulnerability to human trafficking and in hunger.…

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