‘Half of the world’s refugee children out of school due to COVID-19’

The risks to refugee education do not stop with COVID-19. Attacks on schools are a grim and growing reality. The report also elaborates on Africa’s Sahel region where violence has forced the closure of more than 2,500 schools affecting the education of 350,000 students.

Project oxygen: Bangladeshi youths planting 49,000 trees to save the Sundarbans

The Sundarbans have been instrumental in protecting the people of Bangladesh and India from disastrous cyclones, typhoons, tsunamis, and other natural calamities for years after years.

Skills-based volunteering: The sustainable option for training grassroots NGOs

CDV Global (Community Development Volunteer Global) is a UK based company that provides pro-bono training and development to these grassroots NGOs through skills-based volunteering programmes.

India’s New Education Policy: Coding education at grade 6, focus on achieving SDGs

The policy brings major changes in the areas of early childhood care and education wherein the pre-schooling years are in focus now.

COVID 19: an imminent threat to the Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh

The Rohingya refugees have suffered problems related to shelter, food, safety, and healthcare from the very beginning, and now the COVID-19 pandemic has further deteriorated their situation.

Unconventional responses to unconventional time – Lessons from the Indian state of Kerala’s successful...

Timely interventions and health actions are not the only aspects that enabled the Kerala model of COVID-19 response to be unique. It focused a lot on preparing Kerala as a society to face this adverse condition by building people’s trust in its health system.

Philippines uses ‘drug war’ tactics to fight COVID-19

The Duterte administration has assigned former military generals to deal with Covid-19 and has sent police Special Forces to contain communities.

3 billion people in the world today can’t afford a healthy diet: UN Hunger...

The latest estimates are that a staggering 3 billion people or more cannot afford a healthy diet. In sub-Saharan Africa and southern Asia, this is the case for 57 percent of the population – though no region, including North America and Europe, is spared.

These five countries top the 2020 e-government ranking

Despite the gains and major investments in e-government by many countries, the digital divide persists. Seven out of eight countries with low scores are in Africa and belong to the least developed countries group.

China’s Belt & Road Initiative: economic prosperity or hegemony?

Chinese President Xi Jinping’s debtbook diplomacy under the guise of a developmental helping hand, an economic windfall to his South-South friends, turns into a stranglehold on their very sovereign economic livelihoods.

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