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Healthcare in Haiti suffers in the midst of a political and economic crisis

The healthcare system in Haiti has been underfunded and understaffed for years, and it is now facing a new set of challenges after the 14 August earthquake in the southwest of the country.

UNICEF warns of possible re-emergence of waterborne diseases in Haiti

UNICEF estimated that about 540,000 children, in the earthquake-stricken departments of Haiti, are threatened with acute respiratory infections, diarrhoeal diseases, cholera and malaria due to the lack of drinking water, sanitation and hygiene facilities

Post-Taliban takeover, what will happen to healthcare in Afghanistan?

Under the US occupation, Afghanistan’s health system became completely dependent on international NGOs. The country does not have a proper public health system of its own

Afghanistan: The challenges of a health system dependent on foreign aid

The health infrastructure set up during the US occupation was already inadequate to meet people’s needs, and now it faces new challenges after the Taliban’s victory. Many Afghans struggle to access health care due to the high cost and the long distances they need to travel, often through conflict zones

Israeli forces attack Palestinians in Gaza marking the 1969 Al-Aqsa arson

The attack injured 42, including 10 children. The same night, Israeli air force fighter jets conducted airstrikes on Gaza, targeting multiple locations

Israel’s supreme court allows government to retain custody of body of Ahmad Erekat

The court rejected an appeal by Israeli legal aid group to release the body of Ahmad Erekat, who was shot dead by Israeli soldiers at a checkpoint in the occupied West Bank

Eating with hope: Solidarity initiatives are the alternative for Brazil’s hungry

Over the past few years, an about-turn in policies saw a massive increase in hunger in Brazil. As the pandemic wreaked havoc, solidarity initiatives and donations, which feed close to 30% of the population, were all that stood between people and starvation.

Hunger is the story of our time

Hunger continues to take lives across the world, every day. This global failure stems from the very nature of capitalism itself.

Yemenis protest against Saudi-led military coalition and US blockade

The protesters said that they hold the US solely responsible for the war and suffering in Yemen, calling Saudi Arabia and UAE “tools of the White House” to execute US agendas

Israel’s Supreme Court delays ruling on Sheikh Jarrah forced evictions case

The court offered the Palestinians a compromise deal as per which Palestinians could live in their homes for the next three generations in exchange for accepting Jewish ownership of the land and paying token rent

Sustainable food systems are possible outside corporate agriculture

The United Nations Food Systems Summit has become one of the most controversial events of this year due to corporate take over. Civil society activists came together during the pre-summit to register their protest

Kenneth Kaunda, the internationalist

The often unsung legacy of Kenneth Kaunda was the pivotal role he played in establishing newly-independent Zambia as a central hub for pan-Africanist and internationalist activities and processes.

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