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Hi, this is Kasmira and today we’re covering job losses in Ukraine, what history tells us about the effectiveness – or not – of sanctions, and China's terse response to the WHO's remarks on its ‘zero-Covid’ approach.

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Kasmira Jefford


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The destroyed city of Mariupol (credit: Mariana Tsymbalyuk)

🗄️ Nearly five million jobs lost in Ukraine. Around 4.8 million jobs have been lost in Ukraine since the start of the invasion by Russia as the crisis forced thousands of businesses to fold, disrupted the economy and as millions of people fled the country, the International Labour Organization (ILO) said on Wednesday. Employment losses could increase to seven million if the war continues, according to its findings.

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Ukraine Stories

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Destroyed tram in Kharkiv (Credit: Stanislav Kibalnyk)

🚊 Ukraine Stories #Week12: tramless Kharkiv and Russian roulette in Mariupol. Kharkiv may lose its trams as local government officials take advantage of the war to push ahead with previously opposed schemes, writes Ukrainian journalist Stanislav Kibalnyk. Meanwhile, one Ukrainian family describes being forced to flee twice after leaving Donetsk in 2014 when it was occupied by Russian proxies.

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