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Stimulating the economy sustainably after coronavirus

China's government spending should incentivise consumption of public goods and services, not investment in big infrastructure and heavy industry, write Yao Zhe and Wu Yixiu.
from China Dialogue on Mar 6, 2020.

Thirsty in the Himalayas

The Hindu Kush Himalayan region is the water tower for most of Asia, but many of its residents face increasing water insecurity.
from Thethirdpole on Mar 3, 2020.

Security and living conditions deteriorate for over 750,000 in Burkina Faso

The number of internally displaced people has grown in Burkina Faso from about 47,000 in December 2018 to over 765,000 in February 2020, says the UN.
from MSF on Feb 26, 2020.

Worsening conflict in Mozambique 'rooted in poverty, repression, intolerance'

Simplistic explanations for Mozambique's problems, such as Islamic extremism, obscure the complex causes of violence and retard the path to peace, an analyst warns.
from allAfrica on Feb 21, 2020.

Doulas are key to curbing maternal deaths — but are drastically underpaid

The first time doctors saw Laginne Gianina Walker’s ultrasound, they accidentally read it backwards. They told her the boy’s organs were all upside-down.
from Truth Out on Feb 18, 2020.

Poverty and climate change push Cambodian families into booming brick industry

Cambodian children are working in brick kilns across the country despite government denials, an expose has found.
from Thomson Reuters Foundation on Feb 13, 2020.

Globalisation and extremism - join the dots

Taking the highlands of Ladakh as her starting point, Helena Norberg-Hodge reveals how the economic process of globalisation has made us all increasingly insecure.
from New Internationalist on Feb 11, 2020.

KP farmers resort to medieval tricks as Pakistan declares locust emergency

Outdated technology and lack of resources become hurdles in the government’s drive to control the locust infestation that has moved from Sindh and Punjab to Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.
from Thethirdpole on Feb 6, 2020.

Dhallywood dreams

Under a tree in the studios of Bangladesh’s struggling film industry, women extras in the shadows of glamour wait for work.
from New Internationalist on Feb 4, 2020.

Kenya’s blood banks are running dry after the US ended aid

When Sheilla Munjiru entered the world on Jan. 5, her skin was a sickly shade of yellow.
from Washington Post on Jan 31, 2020.
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