Hundreds missing after Rohingya refugee camp fires

Hundreds missing after Rohingya refugee camp fires

During the last fortnight, several small fires have devastated dozens of make-shift shelters in India and Bangladesh, displacing a further 45,000 escapees of Myanmar’s military crackdown. At present, an estimated one million Rohingya refugees are living in overcrowded sprawling camps in southern Bangladesh, after fleeing a brutal crackdown by the...

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Greta Thunberg says vaccine nationalism to worsen climate crisis

Greta Thunberg says vaccine nationalism to worsen climate crisis

In a Twitter thread, Greta explained that ‘inequality and climate injustice is already the heart of the climate crisis.’ In a pointed Twitter thread, Greta Thunberg said that “vaccine nationalism” threatens to make the pandemic worse and that public health in general is inseparable from the climate crisis. She said that she...

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How education poverty has risen during the pandemic

How education poverty has risen during the pandemic

Students have been adversely affected in their routines, social life, and mental health during the Covid-19 pandemic. But how has this pandemic affected those who cannot afford their education? From textbooks to private tutoring, education can be a costly undertaking for families. As home schooling became our new normal last year, some families just could not keep up with the new demands and pressures that Covid-19 brought with it. Many experienced the...

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Changemakers to meet with Dalai Lama in online event

Changemakers to meet with Dalai Lama in online event

Big names including Killer Mike, Buffy Sainte-Marie, and twelve others will be chatting to the Dalai Lama via video call, asking for advice on social change. Have you been using Zoom for your everyday lessons or company meetings? Twelve change-makers and big name influencers are about to step-up their video conference bragging rights, as they’ll be given the opportunity to chat directly to the Dalai Lama about all things social...

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Brazil’s catastrophic COVID response may have global implications

Brazil’s catastrophic COVID response may have global implications

Surrounding Latin American countries are scrambling to protect themselves from what experts warn has become the perfect environment for the virus to adapt. In the months following the first reported case of Coronavirus in Latin America, much of the conversation surrounding its impact on the region centred heavily on Brazil, a country with the most virus-related deaths second to the United States. Guaranteed to overwhelm global attention, the staggering mortality rates...

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Egyptian women’s rights groups rise up against oppressive bill

Egyptian women’s rights groups rise up against oppressive bill

A grassroots feminist movement in Egypt has risen up to protest a “shocking draft law” that would require women to gain the consent of a male guardian to get married or travel abroad. Lawyer Entissar El-Saeid has argued that the new law ‘calls off the rights women have acquired over decades of fighting’. The draft personal status bill would require male consent for a woman to get married, register a child’s...

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