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Mexico's president is failing to contain violence

Homicides remain at an all time high in Mexico and López Obrador’s government is overwhelmed by the deteriorating security situation.
from The Conversation on Dec 13, 2019.

Why Aung San Suu Kyi is defending the military - and why losing might help

Aung San Suu Kyi has again managed to shock people around the world over her approach to the Rohingya crisis by leading a team defending Burma against genocide charges.
from Burma Campaign UK on Dec 11, 2019.

‘Unprecedented’ number of people in humanitarian need

The world had an unexpected number of people in crisis this year, which exceeded the UN's projected numbers, with climate change one of the key crises.
from IPS on Dec 10, 2019.

Red Cross and Crescent makes climate action top priority

The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies' new strategy puts climate at the front and centre of every programme and appeal.
from DevEx on Dec 10, 2019.

Aung San Suu Kyi at the ICJ: when the personal is political

Aung San Suu Kyi is leading Myanmar’s delegation of lawyers to the International Court of Justice, where the country stands accused of committing acts of genocide.
from Mail&Guardian on Dec 10, 2019.

Africa lacks chronic disease policies, says WHO’s Tedros

There is a lack of strategies to tackle chronic diseases such as cancer and heart disease in the African region, says WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus.
from SciDev.Net on Dec 6, 2019.

Countries ‘let off the hook’ by lack of disability data

Lack of research into the effectiveness of services for people with disabilities is fuelling government inaction, leaving many in poverty.
from SciDev.Net on Dec 5, 2019.

Haiti crisis highlights the need for a strong civil service

For several weeks, Haiti has been struggling with a new political crisis, one that has its roots in an old problem.
from The Conversation on Dec 4, 2019.

Over 9,000 Bahamas families supported in hurricane Dorian aftermath

Three months after the Bahamas were devastated by hurricane Dorian, the Red Cross has supported more than 9,000 families with emergency aid, psychosocial support, and money.
from IFRC on Dec 4, 2019.

‘Insect farming can be done efficiently in urban areas’

Dave Gracer, president of Small Stock Food Strategies, explains why insects can be introduced in the diets of non-vegetarians.
from Down to Earth on Dec 2, 2019.
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