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An estimated 6.3 million children under 15 years of age died in 2017, or 1 every 5 seconds, mostly of preventable causes, according to new mortality estimates released by UNICEF, the World Health Organization (WHO), the United Nations Population Division and the World Bank Group. The vast majority of these deaths – 5....
The war in Syria and a population surge in sub-Saharan Africa have undermined efforts to reduce the number of people living in extreme poverty, the World Bank has said.  In its annual report, the Washington-based development agency said the proportion of people living in such conditions had fallen to a new low of 10%...
"Today, solving social problems within European nations does not require more growth - it requires a fairer distribution of the income and wealth that we already have." 238 academics call on the European Union and its member states to plan for a post-growth future in which human and ecological wellbeing is prioritised...