More needs to be done to cushion low-income families from the economic effects of the new coronavirus.
The show of compassion is part of an attempt by President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan to revamp Turkey's international status.
In Kenya, the Spanish flu caused various forms of social and economic disruption, ranging from social distancing to the suspension of nonessential services and widespread food shortages.
Intensive screening, testing, quarantine and public communication have helped keep numbers of COVID-19 cases in Vietnam very low.
Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro has been called the South American version of Donald Trump. His behaviour during the coronavirus pandemic shows why.
COVID-19 is spreading quickly in Bangladesh. An outbreak in the refugee camps that house some 1 million Rohingya Muslims in cramped, unsanitary quarters would be calamitous.
When restricting the movement of their citizens to slow down the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic, low income countries should tailor measures to local socio-economic circumstances.
Phones sometimes serve as a 'digital leash' to check women's whereabouts - a growing feature of many relationships and conflicts.
The response to COVID-19 should become a learning opportunity on how to develop more illness-proof economies.
Some of the false claims about coronavirus may be harmless. But others can be potentially dangerous.
The current lockdown in Zimbabwe is going to provide a stern test for its informal economy, which is the country's dominant economy and employs 90% of people.
Abrupt losses of biodiversity from climate change represent a significant threat to human well-being.
Prison life is about routine: each day like the one before; each week like the one before it, so that the months and years blend into each other.
Because low-income settlements are unplanned, crowded and without sanitation, there are many viral infections that cause health problems.
The rising demand on the world market for cocoa has put pressure on Ghana's forests.
Protected areas in Nigeria are generally hampered by limited funds and resources.
In a deeply fragmented society like India, social distancing has reinforced existing class and caste hierarchies.
As it has for many other people, the lockdown restrictions to deal with the spread of coronavirus is having a signficiant impact on the way Msulims practise their faith.
Densely populated urban areas are great drivers of economic development and innovation, but that also makes them a fertile ground for the spread of pandemics.
Lagos poses a set of particular challenges when it comes to making interventions work.