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From the Shadows to the Negotiating Table

Luciano Cadoni | May 18, 2020

In the face of coronavirus, prisons around the world have the makings of a tinderbox for an outbreak. Inmates live in cramped spaces. Sanitation conditions are often poor. Older inmates or those with health conditions live among the general population. In some cases, worried inmates have demonstrated and demanded protection when the virus arrives at their facility. One of these …

America can and must better prepare for future disasters

Maurice A. Bloem and Jasmine Huggins | May 11, 2020

This is a crosspost from Medium.com Coronavirus and climate change are simultaneously playing out in real-time. While addressing the human, public health, and economic consequences of coronavirus must be our immediate priority, both will have a long-lasting impact on the environment and the economy; both will disproportionately damage economically weak countries and marginalized vulnerable communities. But none of this should …

A staple of hope in York County, PA

Rachel Kessel | May 7, 2020

Hope is the idea many cling to in times of fear, turmoil and uncertainty. Hope is a light in the darkness and a guide during the storm. Hope drives compassionate action, unconditional love, and a helping hand. The York Food Bank is a hope for so many in their local community, an anchor in the storm and a constant for …

A dark situation gets darker in Haiti because of COVID-19

Margot de Greef and Laura Curkendall | May 6, 2020

To donate to the CWS Coronavirus Response Fund, including this program in Haiti, visit cwsglobal.org/coronavirus. ————- Imagine, for a moment, that you woke up in Haiti’s Northwest Department this morning. Like the rest of the world, you would be living with the threat of COVID-19. But beyond that, a lot of things would be different from other places. You would …

Looking ahead: the long-term cost of COVID-19

Silvana Faillace, MSc MPH | May 5, 2020

It feels like we’ve been staying at home for years. Americans are itching to get outside, return to work and try to find some sense of normalcy after this pandemic. And for too many in U.S. and around the world, there won’t be a normal to return to. Governments and communities worldwide are scrambling to stay ahead of this pandemic. …