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At UN Assembly, Pacific Island States press for action to mitigate impacts of climate change

At UN Assembly, Pacific Island States press for action to mitigate impacts of climate change

“For us Pacific Island nations, climate change continues to be our enemy [and] we are invaded by this enemy every day."

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Hundreds leave danger zone near crumbling Puerto Rico dam

Fear of a potentially catastrophic dam break is adding to the immense task facing disaster relief authorities after Maria.

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Women cut out of election by Zimbabwe’s proof of residence rule

Women cut out of election by Zimbabwe’s proof of residence rule

Stringent requirements of the proof of residence rule for voter registration disenfranchises of significant numbers of voters - and disproportionately, women.

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Trump administration rejects study showing positive impact of refugees

Trump administration rejects study showing positive impact of refugees

A draft report by the U.S Department of Health and Human Services finds refugees have brought in $63 billion more in government revenues over the past decade than they cost, contradicting a central ar...

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Two years into the SDGs: Succeeding or stalling?

Two years into the SDGs: Succeeding or stalling?

Without commitment from all stakeholders to tackle the root causes of humanity’s greatest challenges, the SDGs will remain an ambitious vision and never become reality.

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Q&A: How can we provide UHC amid disaster?

Q&A: How can we provide UHC amid disaster?

What happens to the goal of achieving universal health coverage when natural disaster or war hit?

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The history of the persecution of Myanmar’s Rohingya

The history of the persecution of Myanmar’s Rohingya

Despite Myanmar’s recent democratic transition, the persecution persists.

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The end of impartiality? Peacebuilders urge rethinking of traditional firewall

The end of impartiality? Peacebuilders urge rethinking of traditional firewall

If your relief organization was offered $50 million dollars to fight a spiraling cholera outbreak in Yemen from Saudi Arabia, which leads a military coalition fighting there, should you take the money...

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Mobile industry look to cell phone users to fill holes in development data gaps

Mobile industry look to cell phone users to fill holes in development data gaps

Some of the largest mobile operators responsible for connecting 2 billion more people across 100 countries see an opportunity in the natural disasters, health epidemics, and day-to-day occurrences tha...

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Dominica: A Caribbean island rebuilds “from zero”

Dominica: A Caribbean island rebuilds “from zero”

Dominica’s Roosevelt Skerrit described his own roof being torn off by Hurricane Maria. He has now confirmed 25 deaths and says his small Caribbean nation, population 73,000, will be building back “fro...

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