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Nellie Peyton

Working in shops and cafes, refugees hardest hit by coronavirus jobs cuts

08 Jul 2020

WASHINGTON, July 8 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Often working in shops, cafes and factories, refugees have been harder hit by coronavirus-triggered job cuts than citizens in their host countries, U.S. development groups said on Wednesday.

With drones and masks, African innovators keep COVID-hit economies afloat

07 Jul 2020

ROME/WASHINGTON/HARARE (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Ghanaian pilot Eric Acquah started a drone company in 2017 to spray crops with pesticides, but when coronavirus hit the West African country he found a new mission - saving lives.

FEATURE-With drones and masks, African innovators keep COVID-hit economies afloat

07 Jul 2020

ROME/WASHINGTON/HARARE, July 7 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - G hanaian pilot Eric Acquah started a drone company in 2017 to spray crops with pesticides, but when coronavirus hit the West African country he found a new mission - saving lives.

Calls for reparations gain steam as U.S. reckons with racial injustice

24 Jun 2020

WASHINGTON/MEXICO CITY (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - When California State Assemblywoman Shirley Weber introduced a bill last year to study reparations for African Americans, she was worried people wouldn't accept that racial inequality and injustice were still alive and well.

In conflict-hit countries, coronavirus testing may not reach women

24 Jun 2020

WASHINGTON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Big gaps between the number of male and female coronavirus cases in parts of Africa and the Middle East suggest that women may be struggling to access testing or care, an aid agency said on Wednesday.

In conflict-hit countries, coronavirus testing may not reach women

24 Jun 2020

WASHINGTON, June 24 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Big gaps between the number of male and female coronavirus cases in parts of Africa and the Middle East suggest that women may be struggling to access testing or care, an aid agency said on Wednesday.

As pandemic kicks mass tourism, islands seek to mend ties with nature

14 Jun 2020

WASHINGTON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Since coronavirus emptied Hawaii of tourists, seals have been lounging on beaches, fish are swimming closer to shore and the turquoise water of the U.S. islands' famous Hanauma Bay is 55% clearer, one marine biologist said.

FEATURE-As pandemic kicks mass tourism, islands seek to mend ties with nature

13 Jun 2020

WASHINGTON, June 13 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Since coronavirus emptied Hawaii of tourists, seals have been lounging on beaches, fish are swimming closer to shore and the turquoise water of the U.S. islands' famous Hanauma Bay is 55% clearer, one marine biologist said.

Idris Elba sounds alarm as pandemic threatens food crisis for farmers

29 May 2020

WASHINGTON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Idris Elba on Friday called for urgent action and creative solutions to prevent a looming hunger crisis in poor countries, where food production and transport have been disrupted by the coronavirus pandemic.

Idris Elba sounds alarm as pandemic threatens food crisis for farmers

29 May 2020

WASHINGTON, May 29 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Idris Elba on Friday called for urgent action and creative solutions to prevent a looming hunger crisis in poor countries, where food production and transport have been disrupted by the coronavirus pandemic.

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