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Land and Environmental Laws Diluted as Asia-Pacific Nations Eye Growth

BANGKOK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) — Asia-Pacific nations are speeding up project approvals and removing environmental protections to spur economic growth dented by the coronavirus, moves that will hurt rural and indigenous communities, analysts say. Indonesia has issued a law that makes it easier to take over community land, including those of indigenous groups, and

Sisters on the Front Lines

By: Courtney Mares Sister Stan Mumuni dedicates her life to caring for abandoned children with birth defects in Ghana. When the Coronavirus pandemic spread to West Africa, she said that she ran to the market to buy soap and supplies, but the prices had already tripled. “We ran to the place. The

Water Pressure

Virus Lays Additional Strain on Water Supply By: Kim Harrisberg and Lungelo Ndlovu Fifty people and their cattle share the only borehole in Gongu village in southwestern Zimbabwe, meaning frequent handwashing to fight the coronavirus is easier said than done. Across drought-hit southern Africa, COVID-19 has spurred governments to dispatch water tankers,

We Cannot Return to Normal

Comboni Missionary Alex Zanotelli Shares His Vision of a Post-COVID World Father Alex Zanotelli, mccj, has lived and worked in some of the most difficult places on earth. His current work in the slums of Naples (when I inquired about interviewing him there, I was told “It is too dangerous for anyone

Hard Lessons

For Students without Brick-and-Mortar Buildings or Internet Access, School Is Closed, but Learning Goes On The pandemic has forced school closures in 191 countries. More than 1.5 billion students face shuttered schools.  Disparities in distance education are particularly evident in low-income countries. According to UNESCO, nearly 90 percent of students in sub

More Than a Single Crisis

Coronavirus Pandemic Eclipses Other Healthcare Challenges By: Adejoke Adeboyejo The impact of the Coronavirus pandemic on all facets of life cannot be over emphasized. The new virus has infected more than 13 million and killed 580,000 worldwide. The pandemic has also taken a toll on economies in most parts of the world,

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