May 15, 2021

Can the Working Families Party emerge as the progressive third force in American politics?

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Vantage Point, Articles and Essays by Dr. Ron Daniels — For much of my life’s work as a social and political activist, I have been a proponent of independent Black politics and the creation of a progressive, independent, third force in American politics as a vehicle to advance a visionary politics of social transformation; a […]

Inequality exacerbates hunger, malnutrition and obesity in Latin America and the Caribbean

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From WPF Obesity grows by 3.6 million people every year in the region, while hunger has increased in three countries since 2014, according to a new report from FAO, PAHO, UNICEF and WFP. SANTIAGO DE CHILE / PANAMA CITY – Hunger, malnutrition, lack of micronutrients, overweight and obesity have greater impact on people with lower […]

Information and communications technologies are essential to the empowerment and success of poor rural women

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UN agencies in Rome to mark International Women’s Day Rome, 7 March 2018 – The role of information communications technologies in supporting rural women’s economic empowerment, voice and status, will be the focus of discussions at the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) on 8 March, International Women’s Day. IFAD, together with United Nations Food […]

Dominica: A Caribbean island rebuilds “from zero”

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By Ben Parker From Irin News In a rare live-blog from the prime minister of a country grappling with disaster, Dominica’s Roosevelt Skerrit described his own roof being torn off by Hurricane Maria. He has now confirmed 25 deaths and says his small Caribbean nation, population 73,000, will be building back “from zero”. As soon […]

Yemen emergency

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The lack of immediate and unhindered access to people who urgently need food assistance – compounded by a shortage of funding – means that millions of people in Yemen are on the brink of famine. The current level of hunger in Yemen is unprecedented and causing severe hardship for millions of people. Now, 17 million […]

Caribbean – Hurricane Matthew Fact Sheet #18, Fiscal Year (FY) 2017

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REPORT from US Agency for International Development HIGHLIGHTS Food security improves substantially in hurricane-affected areas, WFP reports USAID/OFDA partners assist more than 15,000 displaced people to return home USAID/OFDA provides additional $2.5 million for hurricane-affected families Number of suspected cholera cases continues to decline KEY DEVELOPMENTS The number of food-insecure people in Haiti’s hurricane-affected areas […]