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COVID-19 triggers a poverty and hunger crisis for vulnerable households in Asia-Pacific

Thursday, July 16, 2020

World Vision’s Aftershocks 3 ‘Out of Time report findings reinforce predictions of an emerging global poverty and food insecurity crisis

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.

Why First Nations urban communities have more to fear from COVID-19

Wednesday, May 27, 2020

While the threat of a COVID-19 outbreak in remote Indigenous communities has been writ large since Australia went into lockdown, the risk to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples living in urban areas may be greater.

Lessons from Australia's bushfires crisis from the Sahara Desert: Tony Rinaudo

Friday, January 24, 2020

Tony Rinaudo draws parallels between his regeneration work in Africa and the Australian bushfires crisis

The World's Generous Bushfire Response Highlights Our Foreign Aid Hypocrisy

Monday, January 20, 2020

Foreign aid is often not the saviour people expect. Instead, it is confronting, a last resort and often received sadly. The reasons countries are given aid -- the traumas, the catastrophes, the crises and the chronic issues -- are often so damaging to individual and collective pride, worth and utility.

Three reasons to feel hopeful about the world's future – Claire Rogers

Monday, December 30, 2019

Here are three pieces of hopeful news you wouldn’t have seen in your feed.

What we've learned since the 2004 tsunami, and why we can't afford to be complacent

Friday, December 27, 2019

Many people consider the 2004 tsunami a ‘once in a lifetime disaster’ but it’s possible that another disaster on that scale could strike again. I shudder at the thought.

Building shock proof communities in the age of recurrent crises

Thursday, November 21, 2019

It’s barely made the news in Australia, but a record 45 million people are facing severe food insecurity in Southern Africa over the next six months, with nine million people already experiencing ‘crisis’ or ‘emergency’ levels of food insecurity. Prolonged droughts, flooding, back-to-back cyclones and environmental degradation have devastated a region heavily dependent on smallholder agriculture. The situation has been exacerbated by conflict and prolonged economic challenges.