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Economy Climate Change COVID-19 Extreme Poverty

75-95 million more on verge of extreme poverty due to climate change, COVID: Report

The report finds that about 1 in 10 people worldwide are suffering from hunger and nearly 1 in 3 people lack regular access to adequate food.
From The New Indian Express on July 8, 2022
Children School Closure Education Enrollment In Schools

India’s mass closure of schools is leaving lakhs of students stranded

In many remote areas, students have few options other than single-teacher schools in their villages. These are the very schools the government has targeted.
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
Children 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
Women Unplanned Pregnancy Sexual and Reproductive Health Women's Health

Access to healthcare: Why we need to prioritize women and girls

Sexual and reproductive ill-health accounts for one-third of the global burden of disease among women of reproductive age. We need to act fast.
Children Access to Education Educational Inaccessibility Learning Loss

Less than 20% of students in India could access education in pandemic, learning suffered

In their book 'Covid 19 pandemic, Public Policy, and Institutions in India', Saswati Paik and Roshan M Samueltalk about the psycho-social effect of the pandemic on children.
By Saswati Paik, Roshan M Samueltalk for ThePrint on May 30, 2022
Women Sexual Exploitation Human Trafficking Sex Trafficking

Breaking Vicious Cycle of Trafficking for Sexual Exploitation

Desperate to escape the rural area where she was engaged in the informal economy in Kayonza, a district in Eastern Rwanda, Sharon* made a long and arduous journey to Kenya in the hope of a well-paid job.
By Aimable Twahirwa for Inter Press Service on April 29, 2022
Environment Heatwaves Extreme Weather Events Human Impact

India and Pakistan heatwave is 'testing the limits of human survivability,' expert says

Temperatures in parts of India and Pakistan have reached record levels, putting the lives of millions at risk as the effects of the climate crisis are felt across the subcontinent.
By Rhea Mogul, Esha Mitra for CNN on May 3, 2022
Children Education School Reopening COVID-19

With 23 countries yet to fully reopen schools, education risks becoming ‘greatest divider’ as COVID-19 pandemic enters third year

Number of children dropping out of school poised to increase, emerging evidence shows
From UNICEF on March 29, 2022
Children Education Behaviour Change Learning Loss

Pandemic and Education: Most Parents Report Behaviour Changes, Learning Losses

The study revealed that the sustained school closure only widened the existing social and economic gaps.
By Ashna Butani for The Quint on March 18, 2022