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Thursday, April 9, 2020
April 9, 2020 Video Kids Talk Coronavirus Kids talk about the effects of the COVID-19 crisis on children. (New York) – The COVID-19 crisis has a potentially far-reaching, long-term negative impact on children around the world, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today. The impact is likely to be devastating, even though children who contract COVID-19 appear to have less severe symptoms and lower mortality rates than other age groups. More than 1.5 billion students are out of school. Widespread job and income loss and economic insecurity among families are likely to increase rates… (Full Story)
Thursday, April 9, 2020
Expand A child washing hands with anti-bacterial soap as a preventive measure against COVID-19, at Sadarghat Launch Terminal, in Dhaka, Bangladesh, on March 27, 2020.  © 2020 Zabed Hasnain Chowdhury/Sipa USA via AP Images Children who contract COVID-19 appear to have less severe symptoms and lower mortality rates than other age groups. But in myriad other ways, the COVID-19 crisis is having a devastating effect on children, with potentially far-reaching and long-term negative impacts. More than 1.5 billion students are out of school, and widespread job and income loss and economic insecurity… (Full Story)
Thursday, April 9, 2020
Kids talk about the effects of the COVID-19 crisis on children. The crisis has a potentially far-reaching, long-term negative impact on children around the world. (Full Story)
Thursday, April 9, 2020
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NewsSpanish journalists are finally able to pose their questions to ministers in a live communication and without intermediaries. Thanks to the mobilisation of journalists’ associations, backed by Reporters Without Borders (RSF), the Spanish government abandoned its practice of asking for questions in writing and in advance.While Spain has been reaching the peak of the coronavirus crisis, journalists were, until recently, experiencing a great deal of difficulty in getting information and answers f (Full Story)
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Expand A shopkeeper watches as bulldozers demolish informal shops in Dakar, Senegal to slow the spread of COVID-19. On April 1, the IMF approved a $220 million loan to Senegal to mitigate the economic impact of the pandemic.  © 2020 AP Photo/Sylvain Cherkaoui (Washington, DC) – The International Monetary Fund should include transparency and anti-corruption measures in coronavirus-related emergency relief programs to ensure that the billions of dollars it is disbursing to dozens of countries help the most vulnerable, Transparency International, Human Rights Watch, and Global Witness said today… (Full Story)
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Wednesday, April 8, 2020
IMF Executive Board 700 19th Street NW Washington, DC 20431   Re: Urgent need for anti-corruption measures in IMF response to COVID-19 crisis Dear members of the IMF Executive Board, We hope this letter finds you and your loved ones well and healthy in this unprecedented context. The COVID-19 outbreak has given rise to one of the most challenging crises the global community has faced in our lifetimes. As the IMF has already recognized, the world has entered a recession as bad or worse than in 2008/9, and its effects are only starting to be felt. In the words of Managing Director Kristalina Georgieva,… (Full Story)
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