Global Forum – Media Watch

You can find here the latest news and debates from around the world covering Global Forum discussion topics. These links are curated by the Global Forum of the Templar Corps International and are intended to help our members get solid, relevant background information and help then prepare their service in the framework of TCI‘s projects.

POVERTY IN AFRICA – GLOBAL FORUM FOR SEPTEMBER  27

World Bank warns of COVID impacts on global poverty

Price of a pandemic: Poverty spreads around the globe

AFRICA Poverty Report (United Nations – 2016)

Poverty in Africa

Ending global poverty

The World’s Poorest Children Haven’t Learned Anything During Lockdown: Survey

Africa: More poverty despite economic growth

Digitizing supply chains to lift farmers out of poverty

Globally, pandemic will push 47 million more women and girls into poverty

COVID19

OCTOBER

Covid-19: Firms warn of ‘catastrophic’ impact of new coronavirus rules

COVID-19: Oxford University developing five-minute antigen test

London lockdown fears as Sadiq Khan warns capital at ‘tipping point’ – decision in days

SEPTEMBER

Coronavirus: WHO says weekly cases in Europe eclipse March peak

Coronavirus: Cases in France leap past 10,000 a day

AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine clinical trials resume in U.K. after pause over safety concerns

Coronavirus: What is the R number and how is it calculated?

Coronavirus: dozens of schools in England and Wales report outbreaks

German finance watchdog says worst of coronavirus crisis to come

Here’s how international travel has suffered during the pandemic

AUGUST

Seven months later, what we know about Covid-19 — and the pressing questions that remain

Why do Covid fatalities remain low when infection numbers are rising?

Safe ways for your kids to socialize during COVID-19

How South Korea’s evangelical churches found themselves at the heart of the Covid crisis

COVID-19 treatments: What’s taking the clinical trials so long?

Clinical trials of monoclonal antibodies to prevent COVID-19 now enrolling


HOMELESSNESS

OCTOBER

‘We must act fast to tackle homelessness’

Homelessness Crisis: Begging, beaten and robbed – the dangers of living rough on the streets

Homelessness spike driven by single adults needing help, new official figures reveal

Black people disproportionately affected by homelessness, new data shows

SEPTEMBER

Rise in families experiencing homelessness could indicate more economic trouble

St. Paul man doles out supplies from bus at encampments to ‘lessen the impact of homelessness’

As Anchorage struggles with homelessness, outdoor deaths occur regularly — but with little public notice

Petition calls for homeless support to adopt Finland’s Housing First project

The Number of Homeless People is About to Skyrocket

AUGUST

Homelessness statistics

Homelessness in Britain is about to get much worse

Can we prevent a surge in pandemic-related homelessness?

The impact of the COVID-19 crisis on homelessness

Rock Trust’s Housing First for Youth project helps young people facing homelessness

Homelessness cannot be just another ‘Fact of Life’ in the EU


> WILD FIRES

OCTOBER

Colorado’s largest-ever fire brings new round of evacuations

‘Total destruction’: why fires are tearing across South America

How the U.S. battles forest fires and why more innovation is desperately needed

At least nine killed as forest fires rage in eastern Ukraine

Paraguay Declares State of Emergency as Forest Fires Rage

SEPTEMBER

Forest fires devastate Brazil’s Pantanal tropical wetlands

Forest fires in India

‘One day forest fires, the next day snow’: Montana residents capture wild temperature change

150 million dead trees could fuel unprecedented firestorms in the Sierra Nevada

Brazil: Alarming number of new forest fires detected ahead of Amazon Day

Mojave Desert fire in August destroyed the heart of a beloved Joshua tree forest

‘Firestorm’: one California family had seen wildfires before – but not like this

Wildfires Have Burned Colorado’s Iconic Forests. Because Of Climate Change, Some Won’t Grow Back The Same

California wildfires leave ‘extensive’ burn scars, containment grows

Wildfires ravage parts of Greece, Spain and Italy – forcing thousands to evacuate their homes

AUGUST

California wildfires: more storms feared as huge blazes burn on

See where the wildfires are burning in California

Highway remains closed as crews battle Arizona wildfires

Why wildfires are everyone’s problem