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Children Mental Health Marginalised Children COVID-19

Covid spiked mental health issues in marginalised kids in India: Report

While the Covid-19 pandemic was hard for all, children belonging to the most marginalised section in India were the worst affected as it led to their increased isolation, affecting their mental health
By IANS for Business Standard on June 28, 2022
Health Cancer Care Cancer Health Inequalities

Cancer Care Is Improving – But at Different Rates for Different People in India

The progression-free survival of a certain type of lung cancer among participants of an Indian study was found to be 12.1 months shorter than that among those in a US study.
By Parth Sharma, Siddhesh Zadey for The Wire on June 20, 2022
Health Vaccine Access COVID-19 Vaccination COVID-19

COVID vaccines: Why we must succeed in every country

The COVID-19 pandemic is far from over, and vaccines remain our most important tool for helping every country overcome it and get on the path to recovery.
By Axel van Trotsenburg for The World Bank on June 2, 2022
Women COVID-19 Gender-based violence (GBV) Violence against Women and Girls (VAWG)

UN Women and UNDP report: Five lessons from COVID-19 for centring gender in crisis

The COVID-19 pandemic has deepened a trio of interlocking crises that threaten women and girls around the world: spiking levels of gender-based violence, steep losses in employment and an unmanageable increase in unpaid care work.
From UN Women on June 23, 2022
Urban Urbanization COVID-19 Poverty

Flight from cities due to COVID-19 short-lived, says flagship UN-Habitat report

A new United Nations report says that rapid urbanization was only temporarily delayed by the COVID-19 pandemic, with the global urban population back on track to grow by another 2.2 billion people by 2050.
From UN News on June 29, 2022
Children Parental Abuse COVID-19 Mental Health

Did the pandemic cause a rise in parental abuse?

Around 24% parents report a rise in scolding or punishment of children since COVID-19, finds a study by Save the Children-Bal Raksha Bharat
From Livemint on June 29, 2022
Children Education Learning Crisis Learning Poverty

70 per cent of 10-year-olds in 'learning poverty', unable to read and understand a simple text

COVID-19 worsens global learning crisis, risking $21 trillion in lifetime earnings
From UNICEF on June 23, 2022
More Learning Gap COVID-19 School Closure

COVID has led to academic learning gaps among kids, but there’s something more worrisome

Rakhi Sahu, a kindergarten teacher in Bhopal, is pleased that children are happy to be back in school.
By Agnee Ghosh for Citizen Matters on May 23, 2022
More Sundarbans COVID-19 Vulnerability

COVID-19 worsened matters in Sundarbans: UN report

The United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction study says double burden of disease and cyclone disrupted education and reinforced vulnerabilities faced by children and women
By Shiv Sahay Singh for The Hindu on June 18, 2022
More Migrant Workers Reverse Migration Migration

How Many Migrant Workers Left Cities During the COVID-19 Lockdown?

A PLF survey bears out the pain of mass migration for millions of Indian labourers.
By The Wire Staff for The Wire on June 20, 2022