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SUNS # 9335 Wednesday 28 April 2021

Trade : LLDCs face pronounced challenges in the wake of COVID-19 (PRIV)
(Kanaga Raja, Geneva)
Landlocked Developing Countries (LLDCs) face specific challenges to economic development due to their remoteness, including amongst others lack of sea access, distance from international markets, and high transit costs, and the effect of these challenges has become more pronounced in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Q&A : Drawing attention to the crisis in DRC's education sector (PRIV)
(IPS, Goma)
Yasmine Sherif, Director of Education Cannot Wait (ECW), has sounded the alarm on the need for Central African Republic refugee children and youth to access quality education during her visit to a refugee site in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) from Apr. 20-23.

Bangladesh : Addressing impact of COVID-19 on infants & young children (PRIV)
(IPS, Dhaka)
Conventional wisdom is that the health of young children is not at great risk from COVID-19, but, in the Global South, the space constraints imposed on young children by the pandemic pose a significant risk to the stimulation on which brain development thrives.

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