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Hope for humanity: Kashmir’s Covid-19 heroes show just how good people can be

From pharmacists to milkmen, we share the everyday heroes in Kashmir who are working overtime amid political unrest and the Covid-19 pandemic.

15 Dec, 2020

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Abortions on lockdown: How the US ‘global gag rule’ impacts the reproductive health of women around the world

Since US President Trump further expanded the controversial global gag rule in 2019, the US has cut off over US$8.8 billion in funding for foreign NGOs, leaving millions without access to ...

19 Nov, 2020

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How to give back in Hong Kong during Covid-19

The pandemic has exposed an ever-widening gap between rich and poor in countries across the world -- Hong Kong included. But a number of local charities have been lending a hand to support the ...

12 Nov, 2020

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Photo Essays

Chance Encounters: Bright hearts in the dark era of Covid-19

During the Covid-19 pandemic, human connection is more important than ever. Hong Kong Shifts recounts meaningful encounters with strangers across the city.

22 Oct, 2020

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Join TEDxTinHau Countdown to rally for climate change during Covid-19

As the pandemic looms large, TEDxTinHau Countdown will dedicate this year’s event to climate change with a mix of in-person and live-streamed events on Saturday, 17 October.

14 Oct, 2020

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Why mental wellbeing is essential for vulnerable populations during Covid-19

As the pandemic continues, Soul Conscious Community brings meditation and stress management to Hong Kong’s homeless and disabled communities.

25 Sep, 2020

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Hong Kong’s animal shelters overwhelmed during Covid-19

The city’s shelters and rescue groups are struggling to care for the growing numbers of homeless cats and dogs, which have been surrendered or abandoned by their owners.

10 Sep, 2020

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Medical masks are magnifying Hong Kong’s ongoing pollution crisis

Disposable Covid-19 gear has led to widespread pollution across Hong Kong. Let's talk about mask waste, and better alternatives.

26 Aug, 2020

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Meet the volunteers leading COVID-19 relief efforts in the Philippines, US and UK

From delivering food to providing emotional support, volunteers around the world are stepping up in thoughtful, innovative ways.

20 May, 2020

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5 meaningful projects to support virtually this summer

If you have an extra hour while physical-distancing or simply want to take your mind off the new coronavirus, check out these few documentaries, initiatives and books.

13 May, 2020

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