The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has received from the government of Japan the largest ever single contribution to its operations in Iran. WFP will use the S$7 million grant for its COVID-19 response to support Iranian health workers and strengthen the resilience of the refugee community in Iran.
WFP Iran receives historical contribution from Japan to support coronavirus response
An Australian far-right extremist charged with murdering 51 Muslim worshippers in last year's mass shooting at two New Zealand mosques unexpectedly flipped his plea to guilty on Thursday.
New Zealand mosque shooter changes plea to guilty
Gun sales have exploded in the United States in the last two weeks as the coronavirus outbreak worsens, with people stocking up on weapons and ammunition out of fear the pandemic might lead to social unrest.
Coronavirus prompts a run on guns in US
UNHCR, the UN refugee agency, has further enhanced its emergency support to the government of the Islamic Republic of Iran’s response to the COVID-19 outbreak.
UNHCR distributes much-needed aid to refugees in Iran to protect against COVID-19
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As epidemiologists work round the clock to calculate the mortality rate of COVID-19, its ease of transmission and other vital statistics, a different group of experts are interrogating the role that human psychology could play in the unfolding pandemic.
Behavioral scientists form new front in battle against coronavirus
The world faces a humanitarian crisis of historic proportions – and one that doesn’t involve the coronavirus. Over the last decade, global displacement of people from their homes due to war or political instability has grown from about 44 million to more than 71 million, which the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees says far surpasses the estimated 60 million people displaced by World War II.
Global crisis we’re forgetting about: 71m displaced by war, unrest
Environmental groups and climate activists around the world shifted protests from the streets to online because of the deadly coronavirus outbreak.
Streets evacuated, but climate protests continue online

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