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Socio-economic impact of COVID-19

A series of stories...


"I lived in fear that I might be abducted again."

Addressing the mental health needs of Nigerians affected by conflict.  


In Nigeria football builds friendships across communities

In 2014, Mohammed Umaru fled his hometown after an insurgency.  


Women leading the fight against HIV stigma in Djibouti

Those living with HIV are often subject to stigma and social exclusion, and may avoid treatment or even diagnosis.  


New technology for responsible mining

Communities in Puru are making use of new technology for mercury-free small-scale gold mining.  


A Yemeni woman improves lives and changes minds

One entrepreneur improving wealth and wellbeing in her community.  


The value of water equals the value we attach to life

For a community in Thailand, a wetland forest is the foundation of livelihood and culture.  


Healing the Earth's lungs

Guatemala's Indigenous and local communities lead the way in forest management.  


A young woman leads in dispute resolution

A centre where local people can come for help solving arguments ranging from land theft to domestic abuse.  


International Women's Day 2021

Women in Leadership: Achieving an Equal Future in a COVID-19 World  


Protecting the great ape whose culture is peace

A community conserves threatened bonobos in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.  


"Education will help us build a future."

Teachers and students at two Mosul schools enjoy being back in the classroom.  


The pace of action cannot be determined by the last to act

Seeking sustainability in the fashion industry.  


"The message goes directly to the heart and brain."

Afro-Honduran communities receive COVID-19 safety advice in their own language.  


Goats bring stability and income to female farmers in Zambia

New opportunities open up for previously struggling households.  


Improving life on the inside in Benin

Ensuring inmates have useful occupations and quality healthcare.