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SUNS # 9120 Thursday 14 May 2020

COVID-19 : Global trade values fell by 3% in first quarter of 2020. (PRIV)
(Kanaga Raja, Geneva)
Global trade values fell by 3 per cent in the first quarter of this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, a joint report by 36 international organizations has said.

COVID-19 : Housing is both a prevention & cure (PRIV)
(IPS, Nairobi)
Public health officials are calling the "stay home" policy the sacrifice of our generation.

COVID-19 : Healthy oceans - keeping Asia and the Pacific afloat (PRIV)
(IPS, Bangkok)
Memories of idyllic beaches and sonorous waves may seem far away while we remain at home. Yet, we need not look far to appreciate the enduring history of the ocean in Asia and the Pacific.

COVID-19 : Zimbabwe's smallholder farmers step into food supply gap (PRIV)
(IPS, Bulawayo)
Bulawayo, Zimbabwe' second city of some 700,000 people, has experienced a shortage of vegetables this year, with major producers citing a range of challenges from poor rains to the inability to access bank loans to finance their operations.

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