To protect their communities from Covid-19, indigenous peoples in the Amazon have had to find alternative ways to stay in touch to continue to advocate for their territories and rights. The women of UMIAB are no exception.
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‘We have to feel our neighbors’ pain’: On the Kenya-Ethiopia border, feuding groups unite after crisis
In September, heavy rains drenched Ethiopia’s South Omo region, home to the Dassenach community. Nearby Lake Turkana overflowed its banks, destroying agricultural and grazing fields and displacing many Dassenach. Soon their cattle were dying for a lack of grass.
Communities affected by Covid-19 receive support from expanded Pact, Trafigura, Chemaf program in DRC
The lives and livelihoods of artisanal and small-scale miners were precarious even before the Covid-19 pandemic. About 42 million people around the world work in artisanal and small-scale mining, or ASM, which involves digging minerals from the earth by hand or with basic tools such as...
Mahazomana Evens grew up in a large, modest family in the village of Mitriaky, in Fort Dauphin, near the southern tip of Madagascar. His mother and father farmed and fished to support their eight children until both parents died unexpectedly. It seemed unlikely that staying in school...
Bereket Woldemariam is a passionate 22-year-old from Dire Dawa, Ethiopia. A formerly booming metropolis known across Ethiopia for its egalitarian values and diverse population of loving and hospitable people, Dire Dawa has experienced growing strife and violence in the past few years...
Drink a soda to prevent coronavirus. Wearing a face mask during hot summer days is prohibited. 5G mobile networks increase one’s likelihood of contracting Covid-19. These are just a few of the many mindboggling pieces of misinformation that pass through the desks of VoxUkraine’s office in...
As the Covid-19 pandemic stretches on, governments are hard-pressed to return their countries to some sense of normalcy, even as the virus continues to spread. In Kenya, Ethiopia and Somalia, authorities are relaxing travel restrictions – a move that has been followed by a sharp rise in...
Adolescent girls and young women (AGYW) are disproportionally affected by HIV. Of all new HIV infections among adolescents in sub-Saharan Africa, 80 percent are in girls between the ages of 15 and 19, according to UNAIDS.
Child labor in mining has long been categorized as one of the worst forms of child labor by the International Labour Organization. It is arduous work that exposes children to significant health and safety risks as well as exploitation.
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