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The COVID-19 pandemic highlights the need to strengthen programs and policies affecting older persons both in times of crisis and afterward.
Millions of families who were already poor and vulnerable before the COVID-19 outbreak face impossible decisions about food, healthcare, and survival. We have a responsibility to act immediately and protect those most in need.
Pacific nations, led by the smallest and least well-off, moved decisively to restrict travel from a fast-growing list of COVID-19 affected countries.
A new program will help provide food to thousands of poor households in the Philippines.
Many workers will be displaced and many businesses will close as a result of the slowdown caused by COVID-19. Providing support to those affected gives them a fighting chance.
Medical waste disposal is a key part of pandemic planning and recovery that we must get right during the COVID-19 outbreak.
Seventy percent of the aquaculture workforce worldwide is female, with women playing key roles in fishing, processing, and marketing. Yet they do not reap the full benefits of their efforts.
A pioneering initiative to transform defunct offshore oil platforms into artificial reefs could help unlock the power of the ocean to heal itself from the damage done by humans.