Militants have briefly seized a strategic port city on the eastern African coast, pushing foreign contractors to flee and creating chaos unseen for a long time.
Iranian parliamentary officials announced 35 percent of the country’s population live under the poverty line and most of them face the risk of malnutrition.
A study by the World Bank shows Afro-Uruguayans are victims of racism, are being excluded and earn much less than the rest of the country.
Many Lebanese hold the country’s political class responsible for the corruption and mismanagement that has wrecked the country’s economy.
World Bank President David Malpass says poor countries will not be in a better position to deal with the debt payments even if advanced economies suspend them.
With homelessness on the rise and an economic crisis looming, Germany faces a reckoning.
Signs of mounting hunger are already being felt around the region, where desperate citizens are violating quarantines to go out in search of money and food and hanging red and white flags from their homes in a cry for aid.
The $6.7 billion will fund the UN’s humanitarian response plan to help the world’s most vulnerable people deal with the pandemic now and in the coming months as food supplies falling and prices soaring, and children missing vaccinations and meals.
The lives versus livelihoods dilemma is stark on the African continent and requires a localised approach.
The World Health Organization warned that Africa could see as many as 10 million coronavirus cases in three to six months.
The entire continent's promising outlook for 2020 will have to be revised.
Wealthy nations will have less food security as developing nations cut back on food exports.
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