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Indian NGO wins prize for its work on environment and sustainability

An Indian NGO, the Centre for Science and Environment is awarded the Indira Gandhi Prize for pioneering work on environment and sustainable development .
from Down to Earth on Nov 19, 2019.

Neglected tropical diseases day will highlight plight of millions

The first Neglected Tropical Diseases Day - featuring diseases such as river blindness, guinea worm and trachoma - will take place in January, it was announced on Tuesday.
from The National on Nov 19, 2019.

Haiti president warns of humanitarian crisis as protesters demand resignation

President Jovenel Moise has appealed for international aid to prevent a "humanitarian crisis" in Haiti, while his opponents taken to the streets to urge him to step down.
from DeutscheWelle on Nov 18, 2019.

Initiative aims to kick slavery links from UK business supply chains

Almost every UK company has connections with slavery in its supply chain, says a new corporate anti-slavery initiative.
from The Guardian on Nov 18, 2019.

UK arms sales to Saudi Arabia up 50% since start of war in Yemen

The war in Yemen - which the UN says has created the worst humanitarian crisis in the world - has seen a 50 per cent rise in the value of UK arms sales to Saudi Arabia.
from CAAT on Nov 18, 2019.

Indian government scraps 'dangerous' forest law after outcry

The Indian government has scrapped a plan "to militarise its forests and open them to commercial exploitation", after an outcry, say campaigners.
from Survival on Nov 15, 2019.

Norwegian wealth fund acts on fears about labour abuses in Qatar and UAE

Norway’s £860bn wealth fund has blacklisted investment in a major security company because of “unacceptable risk” of rights abuses against workers in Qatar and the UAE.
from City A.M. on Nov 15, 2019.

Free sanitary pads for Zimbabwean schoolgirls

Secondary students in Zimbabwe are to get sanitary pads free, Finance Minister Mthuli Ncube announced in his budget statement.
from Newsdzezimbabwe on Nov 15, 2019.

UN special envoy heads for Bolivia as crisis continues

Former Bolivian President Evo Morales calls for UN intervention as his supporters rally against the interim leader.
from Aljazeera on Nov 15, 2019.

Horror of work conditions for millions of sanitation workers

Millions of sanitation workers in the developing world work in conditions that endanger their health and lives, and violate their dignity and human rights, says a report.
from WHO on Nov 14, 2019.
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