Africa’s children are paying for COVID-19 with their futures

Smart debt relief is a must By Matthew Cummins and Paul Quarles van Ufford Dakar and Nairobi — While the global spotlight remains firmly fixed on the battle against COVID-19 in wealthy countries, the life and death challenges faced by populations in developing nations, especially children, have steadily worsened over the past 12 months, largely in darkness and with only tokenistic support from global institutions. COVID-19 has spared no country. But for people living in sub-Saharan Africa, the pandemic magnifies a long list of troubles. Start with economic growth. Before…

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CARE International: Palestine-Israel Call for Urgent Action

CARE International strongly condemns and stands against the egregious violations of human rights and dignity of people in Palestine and Israel and urges the parties to the conflict to immediately stop all violence. We further urge the international community to engage both Israeli and Palestinian leadership to bring an end to the fighting and to demand the Israeli government cease all forced removals, which threaten the very existence of the Palestinian people in East Jerusalem. The policy of forced removals forces them into homelessness and loss of their livelihoods, leading…

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