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E.g., 12/04/2020
E.g., 12/04/2020

Southeast Asian leaders must do everything they can to protect refugees and prevent a repeat of this year’s “boat crisis” when some 200 refugees lost their lives at sea, 16 humanitarian agencies said today ahead of the 37th ASEAN Summit (12-15 November). With the monsoon period ending and a...

Carbon Inequality Infographic

The richest one percent of the world’s population are responsible for twice as much carbon emission as the 3.1 billion people between 1990-2015. 

Across Asia, emissions have nearly doubled. Most of the added carbon is used up by the richest ten percent leaving the...

Timo Leste - Women in Agriculture

COVID-19 has hit hard the incomes of informal workers and women in the agriculture sector in Timor-Leste. Daily wage workers’ income dropped by 65%, and 98% of women in agriculture earned less than US $ 50 per month - 32% worse than pre-State of Emergency figures -...

12,000 people per day could die from Covid-19 linked hunger by end of year, potentially more than the disease, warns Oxfam.
As many as 12,000 people could die per day by the end of the year as a result of hunger linked to COVID-19, potentially more than could die from the disease.
COVID-19 Deepens Hunger and Poverty Globally, Impacts on Food Security in Timor-Leste
A global hunger pandemic is emerging as a consequence of the COVID-19 crisis. In Timor-Leste, many families are already reporting dwindling income sources and lower food supplies. Targeted support for agriculture is required to avoid a hunger crisis.
Better Tax Policy Needed for Sustainable and Fair Progress Beyond Covid-19 - Joint Report
With ASEAN suffering from unprecedented economic inequality, the region as a collective has struggled to invest sufficiently in public goods due to a lack of tax revenue
Stormy skies over Rohingya refugee camps in Cox’s Bazar.
Cyclone Amphan, the strongest ever cyclone recorded over the Bay of Bengal, is expected to hit north-east India and Bangladesh on Wednesday, 20 May threatening millions of people in vulnerable communities already affected by Covid-19 outbreaks and lockdown.
Cyclone threatens Cox’s Bazar as first Covid-19 cases are confirmed - Oxfam
Almost one million Rohingya people in the world's largest refugee camp are facing the added threat of a cyclone as the first cases of Covid-19 are confirmed.
World leaders unite in call for a people’s vaccine against COVID-19
More than 140 world leaders and experts, including the Prime Minister of Pakistan, Imran Khan, have signed an open letter calling on all governments to unite behind a people’s vaccine against COVID-19
Vaccinating poorest half of humanity against coronavirus could cost less than four month’s big pharma profits: Oxfam
Oxfam urges governments and pharmaceutical companies to guarantee patent-free Coronavirus vaccine and equal distribution for all.
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