Global development

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‘Some days we don’t eat’: residents scrape by in Colombia’s largest shantytown
Economic migrants from Venezuela and Colombians displaced by violence struggle to find food, water and work in La Pista

Iñigo Alexander in Maicao

23, Mar, 2023 @9:30 AM

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Children are dying. We need a worldwide medicines treaty to avoid further tragedies | Dinesh S Thakur and Prashant Reddy Thikkavarapu
Recent deaths linked to drugs made in India underline the need for a global framework for quality control and swift cross-border action when things go wrong

Dinesh S Thakur and Prashant Reddy Thikkavarapu

23, Mar, 2023 @6:00 AM

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Tanzania announces outbreak of deadly Marburg virus disease
Five deaths and three further cases of the Ebola-like virus have been reported in the country’s north-west

Caroline Kimeu

22, Mar, 2023 @4:08 PM

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‘I skip meals to make my insulin last’: the cost of diabetes in the global south
The three firms that control the insulin market are to cut costs in the US, but elsewhere users can spend all their pay to get the life-saving drug

Weronika Strzyżyńska

22, Mar, 2023 @6:30 AM

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Drought caused 43,000 ‘excess deaths’ in Somalia last year, half of them young children
New report uncovers tragic scale of climate-led crisis and forecasts up to 34,000 more deaths so far this year

Tracy McVeigh

21, Mar, 2023 @11:53 AM

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Cutting its cloth: can a new industrial revolution transform Benin’s economy?
The west African country, a leading cotton producer, is moving into processing finished goods, seen as a route to prosperity

Sarah Johnson in Cotonou and Bohicon

21, Mar, 2023 @7:15 AM

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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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