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Poor Nations May See Higher Corona Virus Deaths, Warns UN Official

Poor Nations May See Higher Corona Virus Deaths, Warns UN Official

Governments and health systems in wealthy nations are struggling to cope with the coronavirus pandemic, suggesting the poorest countries may be hit far harder if the virus gains a foothold there, a top U.N. official warned. Mami Mizutori, head of the U.N. Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR), said even in developed countries, health services […]

Looking Good And Making A Fast Buck? Why Rich Countries Help The Poor

Looking Good And Making A Fast Buck? Why Rich Countries Help The Poor

Why do rich nations help the poor in faraway places? There are a mix of very different reasons, ranging from the high-minded – “It’s our moral duty” – to the venal – “We can look good and make a fast buck out of this”. Commonly, the governments of rich countries use combinations of altruism and […]