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Friday 24 March 2023 Dublin: 11°C

# Developing countries

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Opinion: Ireland has failed to demonstrate real leadership on climate justice at COP27
Ross Fitzpatrick of Christian Aid is at COP27 in Egypt.
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# Developing countries
NGOs say COP26 climate summit should be postponed over vaccine inequity
Currently, more than 55% of Europeans are fully vaccinated, compared to about 3% in Africa.
# Global Health
Seven million women in one year treated for complications from unsafe abortions
Complications from unsafe abortions can lead to chronic disability.
# Foreign aid
Should Ireland give more money to those in need abroad?
A new survey also revealed the Irish public’s want to increase the budget for foreign aid.
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Column: Our lack of willingness to promote transparency is damaging developing countries
Ireland cannot give with one hand to developing countries while facilitating tax avoidance at the same time, writes Morina O’Neill.
# India
Women are fighting the vicious cycle of poverty in India with one simple idea
“We used to depend entirely on our husbands for money… now we make our own decisions.”
# volunteering
Costello launches initiative to encourage retired public servants to volunteer
An online register is being set up to match the skills of volunteers to the needs of the countries and communities.
# Nigeria
Survivors recall terrifying scene of suicide attack in Nigeria as death toll rises to 41
The attack yesterday saw two suicide bombers ram their car into the bus station in Kano, Nigeria’s second largest city.
# Bill Gates
Bill Gates to meet with Taoiseach, Tánaiste and President tomorrow
The Microsoft founder and philanthropist is also reported to be meeting Bono on his visit to Ireland tomorrow.
# Tobacco
'Alarming' results show women starting to smoke younger - research
New research describes the global use of tobacco an “epidemic” – with women increasingly starting to smoke at younger ages and early half of adult men in developing countries still using tobacco products.
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Column: 'There are 1800 people in Ireland who may have HIV but don't know it'
On Irish AIDS Day, Pam McHugh says people should ask themselves if they know their HIV status – and if not, why not.
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Column: Will GM crops save the world, or just make a lot of money?
Modified seeds are touted as the answer to a growing global population – but they come with sinister consequences, writes Kevin Downey.