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How The Pandemic Taught Us To Take Science Seriously

5 Mins Read By: Judith Lewis Mernit The mishandling of COVID-19 has unfolded just as the response to global warming has — only at a faster clip. Matthew Ballew chooses his words carefully. As a deadly pandemic disables the world’s economies and confines people in their homes (if they have them), he worries about coming off tone-deaf or worse […]

What About Migrants And Refugees? The Stark Reality Faced By The World’s Displaced During Covid-19

8 Mins Read As Covid-19 continues its spread across the world, the pandemic will disproportionately affect the world’s most vulnerable populations, among them asylum seekers, refugees, internally displaced peoples and migrant workers. The world must turn its attention to respond to this global crisis in a way that recognises the acute challenges these communities face.  The entire world […]

Happy Birthday To Me: An Open Letter About Healthcare On World Health Day

5 Mins Read In this heartfelt letter on World Health Day, Varun Deshpande, the son of an Indian cancer surgeon, writes passionately about the lack of access to healthcare and the devastating knock-on effect for millions in his own country of India and across the world, even in the “best of times” when there is no pandemic. Today, […]

M&S, Walmart, Mothercare: Brands Called Out By XR Activists For Not Paying Bangladeshi Workers During Pandemic

3 Mins Read XR Fashion Action, a global climate advocacy group calling for a 52-week boycott of new clothing or textile products for the planet, has recently voiced the social injustices that garment workers are now facing from fast fashion giants during the coronavirus pandemic. In their Instagram post, the group highlighted the “humanitarian crisis” that is now […]

Coronavirus Pandemic Will Keep 24 Million People In East Asia In Poverty

3 Mins Read The economic recession from the coronavirus pandemic will stop almost 24 million people from overcoming poverty in East Asia and the Pacific this year, warned the World Bank. In a new report, the World Bank also said that households dependent on industries especially vulnerable to Covid-19 will face “substantially higher” risks, such as tourism, manufacturing […]