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Afghanistan’s Hunger And Poverty Crisis In Numbers

Afghanistan’s Hunger And Poverty Crisis In Numbers

With Afghanistan fast becoming the world’s worst humanitarian crisis, U.N. agencies asked donors on Tuesday for $4.4 billion in humanitarian aid for 2022, the largest appeal ever sought for a single country. Millions of Afghans are at risk of famine as one of the country’s worst droughts in decades is compounded by an economic meltdown […]

As Heat Spikes, U.S. Workers Seen Facing ‘Health or Pay’ Dilemma

As Heat Spikes, U.S. Workers Seen Facing ‘Health or Pay’ Dilemma

U.S. workers from farm labourers to builders could lose billions of dollars in earnings each year as extreme heat makes it difficult for them to work outdoors safely, researchers warned this week, calling for urgent measures to protect them. Americans whose job requires them to be outside could lose about $1,700 on average each year […]

What’s Next For Bitcoin And Crypto? The trends To watch In 2022

What’s Next For Bitcoin And Crypto? The trends To watch In 2022

From El Salvador adopting bitcoin as legal tender – a world first – to China banning all cryptocurrency transactions, 2021 was an eventful year in the world of digital currencies. Will 2022 hold more surprises? We asked five crypto experts what to look out for. ENVIRONMENTAL FALLOUT The steady growth of the cryptocurrency industry over […]

Cambodia Aims Hybrid Digital Currency On Blockchain At unbanked

Cambodia Aims Hybrid Digital Currency On Blockchain At unbanked

When Cambodia’s central bank launched a pilot for a digital payment system in July 2019, its aim was to increase financial inclusion in the country and expand use of the local currency over the U.S. dollar. Then came the coronavirus pandemic. For the National Bank of Cambodia (NBC), which had been researching a blockchain-based payment […]

Black Americans, Women Make Big Strides On Top U.S. Corporate Boards -Report

Black Americans, Women Make Big Strides On Top U.S. Corporate Boards -Report

Black people made record-breaking gains over the last year in securing seats on boards of S&P 500 companies, while women came close to accounting for a third of corporate directors, according to a report from executive search firm Spencer Stuart released on Tuesday. Ethnic and racial minorities accounted for 47% of all new directors, compared […]

Protests over, Indian farmers Pin Hope On Price Support

Protests over, Indian farmers Pin Hope On Price Support

Indian farmers ended a year of protests on Thursday after winning unexpected concessions from the government that have raised hopes of higher earnings for the poorest growers. Farmers had blockaded the capital New Delhi to protest government plans to deregulate a sector that employs nearly half the country’s 1.3 billion people, arguing the reforms threatened […]

Can Artificial Intelligence Help Close Gender Gaps At Work?

Can Artificial Intelligence Help Close Gender Gaps At Work?

Is it because she is a mother? Or perhaps she is perceived as lacking ambition, or leadership qualities? Gender stereotypes continue to hold women back at work, but a handful of tech firms say they have developed artificial intelligence (AI) systems that can help break biases in hiring and promotion to give female candidates a […]

In Ivory Coast, A Battle To Save Cocoa-Ravaged Forests

In Ivory Coast, A Battle To Save Cocoa-Ravaged Forests

This cocoa-growing settlement was all but destroyed last year by Ivorian forest agents, leaving farmers to rake through their beans amid broken concrete and other remnants. “They set the whole village on fire,” said Alexis Kouassi Akpoue, describing the day in January 2020 when the agents raided the settlement in Rapides Grah, a protected forest, […]

Portrait Of Poverty In Lebanon As UN Visits Poorest Place On Med

Portrait Of Poverty In Lebanon As UN Visits Poorest Place On Med

After patiently waiting in line, Umm Mustafa extended two grubby plastic containers to a soup kitchen volunteer, who ladled in rice and stewed greens. It would be the only meal the unemployed single mother and her three sons would eat that day. “I’m already broke and in debt. So for the last year, I’ve come […]

Put More Women At Top Of World Bank, IMF To Tackle Climate – Aviva CEO

Put More Women At Top Of World Bank, IMF To Tackle Climate – Aviva CEO

\ There should be more women at the top of multilateral organisations to help alleviate the financial impact of climate change, Amanda Blanc, chief executive of British insurer Aviva and chair of a climate action group, said. Blanc and other senior leaders in the Women in Finance Climate Action Group will present recommendations on Nov. […]

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