Ramaphosa slams ‘out of reach’ climate aid for poorer nations | The Citizen

South Africa’s president, whose coal-dependent country is among the world’s biggest polluters, Tuesday criticised international funders for making it difficult for poorer nations to access aid to fight climate change. Support from multilateral organisations “is out of reach of the majority of the world’s population due to lending policies that are risk-averse and carry onerous … Read more

Keep on movin’…. Factoring variation in activity into open source AID systems | Diabettech – Diabetes and Technology

With the past 18 months or working on Boost and using it, various patterns have shown their heads. In the past I’ve written about the “hangover” effects of weight training and insulin sensitivity, and this past summer of participating in the 1mn steps challenge has provided an alternative view of how insulin sensitivity works in … Read more

Blinken boosts aid on Ukraine visit as US sees battlefield wins | The Citizen

Secretary of State Antony Blinken paid a surprise visit Thursday to Kyiv as the United States unveiled more than $2.6 billion in new military aid, saying the assistance was visibly paying off on the battlefield against Russian invaders. The latest package includes $675 million to be shipped shortly in arms, ammunition and supplies, $1 billion … Read more

Pregnant women caught in Pakistan floods desperate for aid | The Citizen

With a swollen belly, aching feet and her four-year-old daughter in tow, Fahmidah Bibi keeps an eye out for a doctor who is rumoured to be due a visit at the campsite she now calls home, after being forced to flee her village because of flooding. The camp, in the grounds of a small railway … Read more

Biden announces $3bn in military aid to Ukraine | The Citizen

US President Joe Biden announced nearly $3 billion in military aid to Kyiv on Wednesday as Ukraine marked its independence day six months after Russia invaded the country. “I am proud to announce our biggest tranche of security assistance to date: approximately $2.98 billion of weapons and equipment to be provided through the Ukraine Security Assistance … Read more