UN Agencies Call to Commit to Transforming Education in Crises — Global Issues

Mary Maker chairing a session on “Education in Crisis Situations – A Partnership for Transformative Actions for Learners” on the final day of the Transforming Education Summit. Credit: UN by Naureen Hossain (united nations) Tuesday, September 20, 2022 Inter Press Service United Nations, Sep 20 (IPS) – Refugee youth advocate, Mary…

Building Leadership for Teachers in the Developing World — Global Issues

Opinion by Simone Galimberti (kathmandu, nepal) Tuesday, September 13, 2022 Inter Press Service KATHMANDU, Nepal, Sep 13 (IPS) – If we truly want to re-imagine the role education can play in the decades to come, it is going to be indispensable to take drastic measures to elevate the role of teachers…

As New Covid Boosters Move Forward, Better Outreach is Needed to Save US Lives — Global Issues

Opinion by Lily Meyersohn (new york) Friday, September 09, 2022 Inter Press Service NEW YORK, Sep 09 (IPS) – This week––nearly ten months after the emergence of the Omicron variant––the United States is rolling out Covid-19 booster vaccines that specifically target newer, now-dominant strains of the virus. The Centers for Disease…

Inequitable Global Health Responses Underscore Need for More Self-Sufficiency in Developing Countries — Global Issues

A medical officer preparing to give a COVID-19 vaccine in Somalia in May 2021. Credit: Mokhtar Mohamed/AMISOM by Juliet Morrison (united nations) Thursday, September 08, 2022 Inter Press Service UNITED NATIONS, Sep 08 (IPS) – With the outbreak of Monkeypox in non-endemic countries leading to a scramble for vaccines, global health…

Lessons for the World — Global Issues

Opinion by Robert Sandford (hamilton, canada) Tuesday, September 06, 2022 Inter Press Service HAMILTON, Canada, Sep 06 (IPS) – Monsoon flooding has occurred often in Pakistan but never to the catastrophic extent presently happening. A distinguishing feature of this disaster is that no one blames the flooding’s unprecedented intensity and destructiveness…

Mental Health as a Human Right Left Behind for Children in Fragile and Humanitarian Settings — Global Issues

Yasmine Sherif, Director of Education Cannot Wait and Jan Egeland, Secretary General of the Norwegian Refugee Council meet students at the Souza Gare school in the Littoral region, Cameroon. The school hosts displaced children who have fled the violence in the North-West and South-West regions. Credit: ECW/Daniel Beloumou by Joyce…

Humanitarian Crisis Unfolds With Pakistan in the Eye of Fiercest Climate Change Storm — Global Issues

Escaping the flood waters is a family with their livestock. The family was caught in devastating flows in the Taluka Jhudo, District Mirpurkhas. Credit: Research and Development Foundation (RDF) by Zofeen Ebrahim (karachi) Tuesday, August 30, 2022 Inter Press Service KARACHI, Aug 30 (IPS) – The heavy and incessant monsoon downpours…

The World Owes the Rohingyas their Right to Human Dignity — Global Issues

Dr Mohsina Chaklader, a doctor with Humanity Auxilium, pictured here in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh, says she has Rohingyas refugees for physical and psychological wounds after they were forced to flee unspeakable brutality in Myanmar. Credit: Humanity Auxilium by Sania Farooqui (new delhi) Thursday, August 25, 2022 Inter Press Service New Delhi,…

Keeping Hope Afloat in a Sea of Uncertainty — Global Issues

Hanadi teaches Syrian children computer skills at a UNICEF Jordan supported Makani centre in Za’atari refugee camp. Credit: UNICEF/Toby Fricker Opinion by Toby Fricker (za’atari refugee camp, jordan) Thursday, August 25, 2022 Inter Press Service ZA’ATARI REFUGEE CAMP, Jordan, Aug 25 (IPS) – “I think I’m making a difference. I’m really…