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Marking World Environment Day in the Time of Crisis

Allen Ottaro | June 5, 2020

By Guest Contributor Allen Ottaro, Executive Director at Catholic Youth Network for Environmental Sustainability in Africa (CYNESA) This year’s World Environment Day, whose theme is “Time for Nature,” comes against the backdrop of the dramatic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, and how it has transformed life as we were accustomed to. Perhaps it is also time to examine not just …

A very special delivery in Honduras

June 4, 2020

Over the last few months, so many of our activities have become virtual. We’ve seen virtual proms, virtual weddings, virtual game nights and more. But here’s one you may not have thought of: in Honduras, my longtime colleague Cesar is helping families virtually as their cows give birth. The coronavirus pandemic took longer to reach Latin America than many other …

In Argentina, United by a Need for Water

Agustina Ramos Mejia and Laura Curkendall | May 29, 2020

No matter who you are, you need water to survive. No matter where you live, you need water to survive. No matter where you grew up, what you look like or how old you are, you need water to survive. So what happens when you live in an area with hardly any water? This is a question that some of …

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 …