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November 28 2014

From Global development | The Guardian Fri Nov 28 2014, 06:18:49

From Guatemala to Indonesia, bold action by women in communities threatened by extreme weather shows there is an alternative to costly international schemes

In London, Paris and Washington, where leaders have made little progress in curtailing climate change, global warming may seem a merely theoretical problem - too far in the future, or too far away geographically, to matter.

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From Global development | The Guardian Fri Nov 28 2014, 02:00:00

Decades of conflict in the Democratic Republic of the Congo have resulted in scant investment in healthcare, leaving the country vulnerable to outbreaks of disease. Following an epidemic of measles last year, Mèdecins sans Frontiéres took its vaccination campaign to villages in the eastern provinces, many of which can only be reached on foot

All photographs by Phil Moore for Mèdecins sans Frontiéres

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November 27 2014

From Global development | The Guardian Thu Nov 27 2014, 13:35:32

Open letter calls on international development secretary to increase response to outbreak to avoid 'catastrophic loss of life' Continue reading...

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From Global development | The Guardian Thu Nov 27 2014, 13:12:23

Unctad urges least developed countries to innovate, upgrade skills and focus on more sophisticated products and activities

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From Global development | The Guardian Thu Nov 27 2014, 11:00:03

To tackle rising HIV infections, countries in sub-Sahara Africa have devised six tech innovations to stop violence against girls

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From Global development | The Guardian Thu Nov 27 2014, 10:14:29

Report says Colombian government not doing enough to restore land to displaced farmers following legislation passed in 2011

The Colombian government is making "depressingly slow" progress in enacting legislation to return land to more than 6 million people who were forcibly displaced in the country's decades-long civil war, a human rights group has warned.

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From Global development | The Guardian Thu Nov 27 2014, 08:12:00

Study highlights enduring discrimination in areas ranging from land and inheritance rights to politics and social justice

Roughly 16% of girls in poor countries between the ages of 15 and 19 are married, suggesting that discriminatory beliefs and practices continue to undermine women's rights globally, according to the latest gender index.

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From Global development | The Guardian Thu Nov 27 2014, 08:02:38

Young singers to perform work by Wallender author, based on book that is required reading in country's schools Continue reading...

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From Global development | The Guardian Thu Nov 27 2014, 06:27:30

Investigators say girls, aged 12 and 14, were not gang-raped and murdered, prompting scepticism from women's rights groups Continue reading...

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From Global development | The Guardian Thu Nov 27 2014, 05:56:00

Uganda's president has been mocked for suggesting his country has more to offer tourists than Spain. But is he right? Tell us where you'd prefer to go Continue reading...

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