Global development

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Economic growth is not a magic wand for ending poverty | Olivier De Schutter
Misguided policies are hurting the poorest in society; our focus should be on reducing inequality not increasing GDP

Olivier De Schutter

20, Mar, 2023 @7:30 AM

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Scarred for life: the Himalayan towns sinking into oblivion
The construction of vast dams and a network of roads and railways have taken a heavy toll on the state of Uttarakhand, with buildings in Joshimath and other settlements collapsing and residents blaming government indifference

Hannah Ellis-Petersen in Joshimath

20, Mar, 2023 @7:00 AM

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Malawi president declares half of country damaged by cyclone
Lazarus Chakwera blames global heating for hundreds of deaths and asks for aid to address ‘vast’ structural devastation and long-term climate mitigation

Tracy McVeigh

20, Mar, 2023 @6:00 AM

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Two decades after the Iraq invasion: what happened to the promise of education for girls?
Twenty years ago Iraqi women and girls were promised a new future of liberation and education by former US president Bush. The reality is different

Balsam Mustafa

18, Mar, 2023 @7:30 AM

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Céilí in Kampala: why Irish dancing is proving popular in Uganda
Schools in the country’s capital are celebrating St Patrick’s Day after Irish dancers brought a touch of the Emerald Isle to east Africa

Amy Fallon

17, Mar, 2023 @12:00 PM

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Trinidad and Tobago is failing children locked in Syrian camps – it must bring them home | Kenneth Mohammed
During Covid, the Caribbean republic shut its borders, stranding citizens overseas; now it has left children vulnerable to illness, death and IS recruitment

Kenneth Mohammed

17, Mar, 2023 @11:30 AM

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It’s dangerous for Black women to give birth in Texas, and it could be about to get worse
Abortion bans and a looming Medicaid deadline could make a bad maternal health crisis worse. Will lawmakers act in time?

Mary Tuma

17, Mar, 2023 @10:00 AM

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Behind the fanfare of James Cleverly’s visit to Sierra Leone, the need to restore aid is starkly apparent
The foreign secretary received a warm welcome in the country of his mother’s birth but critics say the slashing of aid budgets undermines the message of support for women and girls

Isabel Choat in Bo

16, Mar, 2023 @12:40 PM

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Chile’s government pledged to put feminism into practice – has it delivered?
President Gabriel Boric promised to initiate a feminist movement but conservative values remain strong in the country

John Bartlett in Santiago

16, Mar, 2023 @10:30 AM

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Nine out of 10 people in Syrian camps have been displaced multiple times
As conflict passes 12-year anniversary, stark new report reveals that 1.8 million people have been forced into refugee camps

Tom Ambrose

16, Mar, 2023 @6:30 AM

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Sunak stays silent on Rwanda’s role in DRC war crimes to save UK’s migrant deal | Vava Tampa
As Rwandan-backed M23 rebels massacre and gang-rape in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, who will hold them to account?

Vava Tampa

15, Mar, 2023 @7:15 AM

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Virus outbreak in West Bengal leaves 19 children dead and thousands in hospital
Indian state in crisis after adenovirus hits 12,000 people this year and families with sick children camp outside Kolkata hospital

Puja Bhattacharjee in Kolkata

15, Mar, 2023 @6:00 AM

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