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Hi, this is Megha and today we’re looking at the impact of the war in Ukraine on global poverty, plans by the WHO and partners to close down a programme for fast-tracking and distributing Covid-19 vaccines, and – in our Ukraine Stories coverage – a look at who is Kherson’s kidnapped mayor.

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Megha Kaveri


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A market in Madagascar. (Credit: Pixabay/Fifaliana Joy)

What to do as war pushes millions into poverty? The war on Ukraine has pushed 71.1 million people in developing countries into poverty. Most of these countries already implement one of two policy choices - targeted cash transfers and energy subsidies - to help people cope with the rising food and fuel prices. But which of this is a better option and how? A UNDP study has come up with a clear answer.

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Here’s what else is happening

Ukraine Stories

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Igor Kolykhaev (Credit: Igor Kolykhaev's Facebook account)

❓Who is the Kherson mayor kidnapped by Russia? Igor Kolykhaev was taken by occupiers on 28 June. Locals don't recognise his replacement, appointed by Russia.

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👔Leading a business in wartime. Entrepreneurs attending the Ukraine Recovery Conference describe how they were affected by the war and their plans for the future.

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🎼Ukraine’s musical charm offensive in Lugano. Three Ukrainian concerts were planned during the two day conference. Who did the music actually convince?

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