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This report by the Canadian Council for International Co-operation (CCIC), Canada's coalition to end child poverty, includes a summary of activities and outcomes for 2016 in the context of the three-year project, with highlights of significant external changes during the project period,...

It is women and children across developing countries who suffer most from the shocks and stresses to health systems. In South Sudan — a country ravaged by conflicts — limited infrastructure, lack of health information, and severe shortages of health personnel contribute to high levels of maternal and child mortality. Outbreaks of infectious disease and epidemics have similar consequences — the impact of Ebola on maternal and child health in West Africa is one example.
Nearly one in every four people in Lebanon is a refugee. This number is staggering, yet not entirely unbelievable given the protracted and emerging conflicts in the Middle East. A rapid influx of refugees from Syria has catapulted Lebanon from the 69th largest refugee-hosting country to the third largest within the past five years. The country also hosts a large proportion of the world's Palestinian refugee population, comprising nearly 10% of the country's population.
Ron Deibert, the director of Citizen Lab, on the importance of building cybersecurity in places such as Asia, Africa and Latin America.
Innovative research partnerships are helping smallholder farmers produce healthier food, earn higher incomes, and promote sustainable agriculture.
“Social cohesion” broadly refers to the factors that hold a society together, including shared values and identity, feelings of belonging, civic participation, and political legitimacy. A body of theory based on the experience of communities in high-income countries suggests that strong social cohesion can act as a protective factor against violence. But despite rapid urbanisation in the Global South, there has been little empirical research to date on social cohesion and its relationship to violence in middle- and low-income countries.
In low-income, marginalized neighborhoods in Rio de Janeiro, children are exposed to many forms of violence, at home and in their communities.
Mumbai, India’s largest and wealthiest city, is a study in contrasts: it is rich and poor, modern and ancient, orderly and chaotic. Home to the national stock exchange and one of the world’s largest film industries, Mumbai is also a vista of sprawling slums and pockets of severe poverty.
Durban, Mumbai, and Rio exemplify the rapid growth and transformation that has gripped cities across the Global South. They share a host of challenges, including the violence and insecurity that accompany rapid change.
Mumbai is a city of contrasts which has been made and remade countless times over more than three centuries. In this 2014 profile, researchers with the Tata Institute of Social Sciences Centre for Urban Policy and Governance provide a foundation for understanding the many faces of Mumbai, and how its relatively low levels of public crime mask the many ways in which residents experience violence in their daily lives.

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