Nurith Aizenman

Nurith Aizenman appears in the following:

Deaths From Gun Violence: How The U.S. Compares With The Rest Of The World

Thursday, February 15, 2018

The U.S. has the 31st highest rate in the world: 3.85 deaths due to gun violence per 100,000 people in 2016. That was eight times higher than the rate in Canada, for example.


Few Groups Reject Abortion-Restricted U.S. Global Health Funds

Wednesday, February 07, 2018

The Trump administration reinstated an earlier policy that cuts off aid to international groups unless they promise not to provide or promote abortion, even with non-U.S. funding sources.


U.S. Decision To End Salvadorans' Status Reverberates Through El Salvador

Tuesday, January 09, 2018

The U.S. ended a temporary immigration program that allowed roughly 200,000 Salvadorans to live and work in the U.S. for more than a decade. Most of them send their earnings back home.


Health Care Costs Push A Staggering Number Of People Into Extreme Poverty

Thursday, December 14, 2017

And half the world's population doesn't even have access to essential health services, according to a report from the World Bank and the World Health Organization.


Gun Violence: Comparing The U.S. With Other Countries

Monday, November 06, 2017

The latest data on deaths by gun violence shows how the U.S. ranks among rich nations and lower income countries.


How One Act Of Bravery Inspired India's Movie Stars To Fight Sexual Harassment

Saturday, November 04, 2017

This year, a top actress was kidnapped and sexually assaulted. No one thought she would speak out — but she did. Here's what happened next.


How Disasters Impact Ambition

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

A recent study suggests that long after people recover financially from a catastrophe, there could be a lingering impact on their ambitions and the economic choices they make.


Why World Hunger Isn't Going Away As Fast As We'd Hoped

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

There have been decades of progress in the fight against hunger. But the rosy numbers don't tell the whole story.


Cash Aid Could Solve Poverty — But There's A Catch

Wednesday, August 09, 2017

A major study in Zambia showed the benefits of just giving poor people money with no strings attached. So why isn't the government entirely convinced?


How To Fix Poverty: Why Not Just Give People Money?

Monday, August 07, 2017

Forget food aid, cows and job training. An unprecedented 12-year experiment in Kenya tests the power of cash.


The Billion Dollar Cost Of Child Marriage

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Research on child marriage has mainly focused on the toll it takes on individuals. Now, a report looks at the economic impact on poor countries.


A Little-Known Climate Fund Is Suddenly In The Spotlight

Friday, June 09, 2017

It's the Green Climate Fund. It was called out last week by President Trump, who said he would cut off U.S. "billions." What does it do, exactly, and what will be the impact of the cutback?


Remember That Time When Wonder Woman Was A U.N. Ambassador?

Thursday, June 01, 2017

It wasn't that long ago. Just last fall. Nearly 45,000 people signed a petition in protest. Then again, the Amazon warrior has always been a controversial figure.


Trump's Proposed Budget Would Cut $2.2 Billion From Global Health Spending

Thursday, May 25, 2017

The administration wants to reduce the current $8.7 billion global health budget by about 26 percent. Family planning programs would be the hardest hit.


One Huge Problem With Trump's Promise To Grow The U.S. Economy

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

The president has long looked to China and India as a model for galloping economic growth. Here's why it's unlikely that the U.S. could grow even half as fast.


Citing Abortions In China, Trump Cuts Funds For U.N. Family Planning Agency

Tuesday, April 04, 2017

The administration claims the U.N. population agency supports China's "coercive" abortion policies. UNFPA calls the claim "erroneous."


$190 Million Raised To Fill Aid Gap Left By Trump's Abortion Rule

Thursday, March 02, 2017

When the president took action to block U.S. foreign aid funding of groups linked to abortion, a Dutch government official started fundraising.


Who Declares A Famine? And What Does That Actually Mean?

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Just as we rank hurricanes and earthquakes, officials have developed a five-phase scale to rank food crises.


Mexicans In The U.S. Are Sending Home More Money Than Ever

Friday, February 10, 2017

A new report finds that remittances by migrants from Latin America and the Caribbean topped $69 billion last year — the highest amount on record.


Trump Bans U.S. Funding For Groups That 'Promote' Abortion Overseas

Monday, January 23, 2017

The new president has reinstated the "Mexico City" policy first instituted by Ronald Reagan in 1984. And this version is even broader than previous ones.