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EU pledges 200 million vaccines to Africa

The European Union has pledged 200 million vaccine doses to low-income nations in Africa. EU Commission President Ursula von der Leyen used her State of the EU speech to announce the new donation. The donation is set to be delivered in the middle of 2022.  Although the EU has pledged to give these vaccine doses, low-income countries must wait to …


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Tunisia and Algeria grapple with oxygen shortages, coronavirus surges

In Algeria and Tunisia, oxygen shortages threaten the lives of COVID-19 patients, causing several deaths. The Delta variant has caused 71% of total infections for July, according to a state research center.  Private hospitals and clinics are under immense pressure and demand for oxygen, oxygen beds, and other supplies. A shortage of liquid oxygen has led to the deaths of …


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Department of Education released funding for students experiencing homelessness

The US Department of Education has released $600 million in funding under the American Rescue Plan Act’s Homeless Children and Youth (ARP-HCY) program to support students who are experiencing homelessness. The approval will give states and school districts access to this funding for the 2021-2022 school year.  “Even before the coronavirus pandemic highlighted and exacerbated inequities in America’s education system, …