Ghana’s Used Clothing Market Falters as COVID Bans, Poverty Intersect | Voice of America

ACCRA, GHANA - Ghanaian multimedia artist Sel Kofiga documents the many hands that imported secondhand clothing and fabrics that pass through the bustling Kantamanto market in Accra, which largely deals with goods discarded by the West.  Kofiga’s work…

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Ghana’s Used Clothing Market Falters as Pandemic, Poverty Intersect | Voice of America

A Ghanaian artist has been documenting the journey of secondhand clothes imported into Ghana and how the coronavirus pandemic has affected those who rely on the trade.  Authorities say they are reinforcing a ban on imported secondhand underwear because of public…

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Security Council: Poverty deepens, along with need, across Syria |

UN humanitarian affairs chief Mark Lowcock said that the United Nations and its partners are working to address operational challenges arising from the Council’s decision following weeks of division, on 11 July, to reduce…

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Independent rights expert speaks of ‘anguish, stress and disempowerment’ of poverty |

Highlighting his predecessor Philip Alstom’s final report, UN-appointed independent Special Rapporteur Olivier de Schutter, insisted that without China’s “outsized contribution” in lifting hundreds of millions of people out of poverty…

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