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Global Trends: Forced Displacement 2019
June 24, 2020
As of the end of 2019, 79.5 million people were forcibly displaced worldwide as a result of persecution, conflict, violence, or human rights violations, a report from the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees finds. According to the report, Global Trends: Forced Displacement 2019 (HTML or PDF), 26 million of those displaced were...
Reconstruction in America: Racial Violence After the Civil War, 1865-1876
June 18, 2020
A report from the Equal Justice Initiative documents the killings of more than two thousand African-American men, women, and children by white mobs during the Reconstruction period following the Civil War. The report, Reconstruction in America: Racial Violence After the Civil War, 1865-1876, details the backlash against Black political...
A Decade Undone: Youth Disconnection in the Age of Coronavirus
June 15, 2020
Although the number of teens and young adults disconnected from both work and school in the United States fell for the eighth year in a row in 2018, it almost cetrtainly will spike in 2020 due to COVID-related school closures and economic shutdowns, a report from Measure of America warns. The report, A Decade Undone: Youth Disconnection in the...
Building Capacity for Sustained Collaboration
June 12, 2020
With nonprofits facing increased demand for their services and falling revenues as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, the need for sustained collaboration is growing, a report from the Sustained Collaboration Network argues. The report, Building Capacity for Sustained Collaboration (28 pages, PDF), highlights pooled funding models for...
Maternity Care, Interrupted
June 9, 2020
As the COVID-19 pandemic largely shut down in-person non-urgent care, maternity healthcare providers quickly adopted telehealth technologies to provide prenatal and postpartum services remotely, a report from the Commonwealth Fund finds. According to Maternity Care, Interrupted, while only 0.1 percent of all maternity care "visits" in the...
Disinfectants for COVID-19: Information Review
June 3, 2020
A publication from the Kresge Foundation provides information compiled by the Center for Community Health and Evaluation about disinfectants that are effective in preventing the transmission of COVID-19 via surfaces. According to Disinfectants for COVID-19: Information Review (8 pages, PDF), the World Health Organization recommends...
The COVID-19 Crisis Has Already Left Too Many Children Hungry in America
May 31, 2020
Food insecurity in the United States has increased significantly as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, especially among households with young children, an analysis from the Brooking Institution's Hamilton Project finds. Based on an analysis of data from the COVID Impact Survey and the Hamilton Project/Future of the Middle Class Initiative...
The Path to Conserving 30 Percent of the Planet by 2030
May 25, 2020
A report from the Wyss Foundation highlights the critical leadership Indigenous and local communities are providing for efforts focused on protecting vulnerable lands, oceans, and wildlife. The report, The Path to Conserving 30 Percent of the Planet by 2030 (25 pages, PDF), showcases the perspectives of four community leaders spearheading...
Arts and Cultural Organizations: In It for the Long Haul
May 22, 2020
A report from SMU Data Arts and TRG Arts estimates the net negative impact of COVID-19 on U.S. arts and cultural organizations between March 2020 and February 2021 at $6.8 billion, or the equivalent of 26 percent of expenses for the average arts organization over a calendar year. The report, Arts and Cultural Organizations: In It for the Long...
The COVID-19 Pandemic Is Straining Families' Abilities to Afford Basic Needs
May 16, 2020
The economic fallout from the coronavirus pandemic is causing serious material hardship, with 31 percent of adult respondents to a survey reporting that their families could not pay the rent, mortgage, or utility bills, were food insecure, or went without medical care at some point over the last thirty days, a report from the Urban...