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Zoe Tabary

Nearly one billion people scared of losing homes or land, poll finds

15 Jul 2020

LONDON, July 15 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Almost one billion people around the world fear losing their homes or land within five years, with owners and tenants in Burkina Faso and the Philippines the most concerned, a survey of 140 nations showed on Wednesday.

From inmate to homeless: Poor housing returns convicts to jail in England

08 Jul 2020

LONDON, July 8 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A lack of housing and widespread homelessness in England are pushing many ex-inmates to re-offend and end up back in jail, a prisons watchdog warned on Wednesday.

Don't forget the homeless once coronavirus crisis ends, U.N. expert urges

29 Apr 2020

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Life-saving measures to house the most vulnerable amid coronavirus lockdowns risk falling by the wayside after the pandemic, a United Nations expert has warned, calling for stronger action to eradicate housing insecurity.

Race for space to house vulnerable in coronavirus

27 Mar 2020

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - "Stay home" - that's the message stretching from Italy to Iran as the world tries to contain coronavirus. But what if you've got no place to call home, or your house is out of bounds in the pandemic? | Video

FEATURE-Race for space to house vulnerable in coronavirus

26 Mar 2020

LONDON, March 26 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - "Stay home" - that's the message stretching from Italy to Iran as the world tries to contain coronavirus. But what if you've got no place to call home, or your house is out of bounds in the pandemic?

Trees alone can't win fight against soaring heat, cities warned

12 Feb 2020

ABU DHABI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Popular projects to plant more trees and expand green space in cities may not protect residents from soaring and often deadly heat unless the efforts target those most in need of relief and bring communities closer, researchers and policymakers said.

Art and technology expose 'hidden inequalities' in cities

10 Feb 2020

Abu Dhabi (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - In South Africa's Cape Town, an aerial photograph shows vast villas interspersed with lush greenery, blue swimming pools and the odd tennis court, while on the other side of the road, hundreds of tin-roof shacks tell a different story.

Art and technology expose 'hidden inequalities' in cities

10 Feb 2020

Abu Dhabi, Feb 10 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - In South Africa's Cape Town, an aerial photograph shows vast villas interspersed with lush greenery, blue swimming pools and the odd tennis court, while on the other side of the road, hundreds of tin-roof shacks tell a different story.

In vanishing portraits, artist urges world leaders to protect indigenous tribes

21 Jan 2020

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - From a group of pink-clad women climbing the Peruvian Andes to men in feathered headgear in canoes on a Papua New Guinea lake, an artist is using vanishing portraits of endangered tribes to spur world leaders into action.

In vanishing portraits, artist urges world leaders to protect indigenous tribes

21 Jan 2020

LONDON, Jan 21 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - From a group of pink-clad women climbing the Peruvian Andes to men in feathered headgear in canoes on a Papua New Guinea lake, an artist is using vanishing portraits of endangered tribes to spur world leaders into action.

World News

Chaos reigns in first Trump-Biden debate

Republican President Donald Trump and Democratic rival Joe Biden battled fiercely over Trump's leadership on the coronavirus pandemic, the economy and the integrity of November's election in a chaotic first debate on Tuesday marked by personal insults, name calling and Trump's repeated interruptions.