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SUNS # 9273 Thursday 28 January 2021
 
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COVID-19 : Vaccines war underscores need for TRIPS waiver at WTO (PRIV)
(D. Ravi Kanth, Geneva)
As COVID-19 cases crossed the 100 million mark globally with loss of more than 2 million lives, the European Union and other industrialized countries appear to have entered into a tit-for- tat vaccines war over the dwindling supply of pandemic vaccines developed by their respective companies.

Q&A : Why we must invest in educating children in crisis-hit Burkina Faso (PRIV)
(IPS, Accra)
the first global fund dedicated to education in emergencies and protracted crises - was on the ground in Burkina Faso last week with its Director, Yasmine Sherif, to launch a new multi-year programme that aims to provide an education to over 800,000 children and adolescents in crisis-affected areas.

United Nations : COVID-19's social & economic fallout hits women harder (PRIV)
(IPS, New York)
With over 90 million confirmed cases and 1.9 million deaths globally, and a second wave sweeping into 2021, the COVID-19 pandemic continues to hold the world hostage.


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