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The universal downer: When COVID shuts down footy

Monday, October 19, 2020

Australia should make mental health relief a greater priority in our global response to the coronavirus pandemic.

These are the four countries about to by plunged into famine by COVID-19

Friday, October 9, 2020

News broke last week that four countries are officially on the brink of famine: Yemen, Congo, South Sudan, and Nigeria.

Plea To EndCOVID For All As Virus Grips Poverty-stricken Nations

Friday, July 3, 2020

this pandemic is humanity’s biggest test since World War Two. And it is now taking hold in the poorest nations.

COVID-19: A glimpse of what climate-induced system collapse could look like

Wednesday, May 27, 2020

Here we were thinking pandemics were just material for movie scripts, when COVID-19 abruptly upended life as we knew it. Suddenly the decades-long, earnest focus of anxious epidemiologists was noticed, heard and believed by everyone - not just other scientists and Doomsday Preppers. The developed world’s restrictions on movements, sudden shutdown of industries and businesses, massive job losses and disruption of education took most of us by surprise.

When is a Halloween Costume More Than Just Child’s Play?

Friday, November 1, 2019

I have always thought that when it comes to dressing up for Halloween we should let kids be kids. Adults tend to ruin everything.

The conflict we can't ignore

Monday, October 7, 2019

It was the shocking scene that jolted the world into caring once more about a forgotten war. Two months ago, a Syrian cameraman captured harrowing footage of a five-year-old girl, Riham, trying to rescue her baby sister from their bombed home in Idlib. Our hearts ached for the terrified father as he scrambled to his daughters’ aid, his face frozen in horror. We wept for little Riham as she reached for her sister dangling over the wreckage, her dress hooked on the debris. And our hearts broke when we learned that Riham, her mother and another sister later died, further driving up the statistics of a bloody battle that has claimed more than 400,000 lives.

Devastated families in reclaimed Mosul return to their communities

Sunday, July 21, 2019

July marks two years since Iraqi armed forces successfully re-took Mosul from Islamic State, following a nine-month long bloody battle.

Mosul, One Year On From ISIL - A Personal Reflection

Friday, July 20, 2018

Mosul's two million past and current residents still need our help. We owe it to children like Omar and Ahmed to not forget them.

Broadening Market Participation Vital to Break the Poverty Cycle

Friday, June 29, 2018

When you you know small enterprises account for 60-70 per cent of total global employment and 50 per cent of Gross Domestic Product, it makes sense why small businesses and the markets they comprise affect everyone.