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Mitigate Covid-19 caused hunger surge before it is too late

By Marco V. Sánchez Cantillo ROME, Apr 28 2020 (IPS) – Many uncertainties haunt the world’s campaign to counter the COVID-19 pandemic, but one thing is now sure: Global economic activity will suffer greatly, with large-scale consequences for the incomes and welfare of all, but especially for the most vulnerable food import-dependent countries. Read More »

A Call to Action on Myanmar’s Genocide Against the Rohingya

“As the spread of COVID-19 looms and threatens to obscure attention to one of the world’s gravest crimes, Refugees International wants to be clear: We believe that the state of Myanmar is responsible for the crime of genocide and that the United States and all governments that are parties to the Genocide Convention or support its objectives should take actions ... Read More »

US COVID-19 Cases Top 1 Million, deaths above 57,000

The number of coronavirus cases in the United States topped the 1 million mark Tuesday even as several states began taking small steps to reopen for business. According to the count by Johns Hopkins University, 1 million is by far the largest for any country in the world, where the global number of cases exceeds 3 million. Read More »

Hajj cancellation wouldn’t be the first

Ken Chitwood, AP/UNB, April 27 – Saudi Arabia has urged Muslims to delay their plans for the hajj, amid speculation that the obligatory pilgrimage may be cancelled this year due to the coronavirus. Earlier this year, Saudi authorities halted travel to holy sites as part of the umrah, the “lesser pilgrimage” that takes place throughout the year. Read More »