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APRIL – JUNE NEWSLETTER: VOLUME 3, ISSUE 2, 2021

APRIL – JUNE NEWSLETTER: VOLUME 3, ISSUE 2, 2021

CRN11_Newsletter_Vol3Iss2_May-Jun 2021_Final WELCOME Dear Colleagues: Welcome to the CRN 11 April-June 2021 Newsletter: Volume 3, Issue 2, the second quarterly issue of 2021, prepared by CRN 11 member and volunteer Dr. Azin Emami. We really hope you and your family are fully vaccinated as the number of cases seems to be declining where vaccines are available, although many countries are still struggling. According to the Director General of the World Health Organisation, Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, “[m]ore than 75% of…

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JANUARY – MARCH NEWSLETTER: VOLUME 3, ISSUE 1, 2021

JANUARY – MARCH NEWSLETTER: VOLUME 3, ISSUE 1, 2021

CRN11_Newsletter_Vol3Iss1_Jan-Mar 2021_Final WELCOME Dear Colleagues: Happy New Year and welcome to the CRN 11 Jan-Mar 2021 Newsletter: volume 3 Issue 1, the first quarterly issue of the year 2021. We really hope you and your family are thriving well as the COVID-19 vaccines phases out to include the general population around the world. In these difficult times we want to let you know that you and your loved ones are in our thoughts and prayers. Although we are making progress…

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OCTOBER-NOVEMBER NEWSLETTER: VOLUME 2, ISSUE 10/11, 2020

OCTOBER-NOVEMBER NEWSLETTER: VOLUME 2, ISSUE 10/11, 2020

CRN11_Newsletter_Vol2Iss10_Oct-Nov2020_FINAL WELCOME LSA 2021 Chicago: Invitation to Submit Papers to CRN-11 Dear Colleagues: Welcome to the CRN 11 Oct-Nov Newsletter: volume 2 Issue 10/11, the last and final issue for the year 2020. We really hope you and your family are thriving well amid the latest wave and resurgence of  the COVID-19 pandemic. These are indeed challenging times and so we want to make sure you know that you and your loved ones are in our thoughts and prayers. Although…

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SEPTEMBER NEWSLETTER: VOLUME 2, ISSUE 9, 2020

SEPTEMBER NEWSLETTER: VOLUME 2, ISSUE 9, 2020

CRN11_Newsletter_Vol2Iss9_Sep2020_Final WELCOME LSA 2021 Chicago: Invitation to Submit Papers to CRN-11 Dear Colleagues: Welcome to the CRN 11 September 2020 Newsletter: volume 2 Issue 9. We really hope you and your family are thriving well amid the global resurgence of COVID-19 pandemic. These are indeed challenging times and so we want to make sure you know that you and your loved ones are in our thoughts and prayers. Although we are not certain when the pandemic is going to subside, our…

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AUGUST NEWSLETTER: VOLUME 2, ISSUE 8, 2020

AUGUST NEWSLETTER: VOLUME 2, ISSUE 8, 2020

CRN11_Newsletter_Vol2Iss8_August2020_Final WELCOME: FOCUS ON HOMELESSNESS Dear Colleagues: Welcome to the CRN 11 August 2020 Newsletter: volume 2 Issue 8. While we are still grappling with the soaring infection and death rates of the COVID-19 global pandemic, many are becoming homeless, even as winter slowly approaches in colder regions around the world. Today, an estimated 150 million people are homeless and 1.6 billion of the world’s population lack adequate housing. Homelessness is an ever growing problem with large urban areas in…

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JULY NEWSLETTER: VOLUME 2, ISSUE 7, 2020

JULY NEWSLETTER: VOLUME 2, ISSUE 7, 2020

CRN11_Newsletter_Vol2Iss7_July2020_Final WELCOME: REOPENING SCHOOLS Dear Colleagues: Welcome to the CRN 11 July 2020 Newsletter: volume 2, Issue 7. Society is conflicted with when and how to reopen schools in the middle of COVID-19. While schools in South America, Europe, and Asia are gradually beginning to reopen, some leaders are politicizing  the process, while others lack a public health safety measure to prevent the ongoing spread of the virus. Central to this ongoing debate is equitable access to quality education for…

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JUNE NEWSLETTER: VOLUME 2, ISSUE 6, 2020

JUNE NEWSLETTER: VOLUME 2, ISSUE 6, 2020

CRN11_Newsletter_Vol2Iss6_Jun2020_Final WELCOME: IDPs’ Health in COVID-19 Dear Colleagues: Welcome to the CRN 11 June 2020 Newsletter: volume 2, Issue 6. According to the Global Report on Internal Displacement 2020, there were 50.8 million internally displaced persons, 45.7 million are as a direct result of conflict and violence. The challenges faced by internally displaced persons (IDPs) by virtue of living in a cramped communal space are not only unique to this particular population but are also exacerbated by several vulnerabilities, including…

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MAY NEWSLETTER: VOLUME 2, ISSUE 5

MAY NEWSLETTER: VOLUME 2, ISSUE 5

CRN11_Newsletter_Vol2Iss5_May2020_Final WELCOME: RACISM and DISPLACEMENT Dear Colleagues: Welcome to the CRN 11 May 2020 Newsletter: volume 2, Issue 5. Systemic and Institutional racism, a chronic disease, entered a new era. Anti-racism solidarity protests, sparked by the murder of George Floyd, an unarmed Black man who was pinned to the ground by a White police office kneeling on his neck, are sweeping across the world in defiance of a new surge in COVID-19 cases. In the United States alone, a total…

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APRIL NEWSLETTER: VOLUME 2, ISSUE 4

APRIL NEWSLETTER: VOLUME 2, ISSUE 4

CRN11_Newsletter_Vol2Iss4_April2020_Final WELCOME: COVID-19 & Displacement Dear Colleagues: Welcome to the CRN 11 April 2020 Newsletter: volume 2, Issue 4. Even though there is a sign of developing treatment for COVID-19 and a historic decline in new cases, we are still faced with a major public health emergency, especially in the United States. At 30 April 2020, the United States had 1.1 million confirmed cases (a third of the global cases of 3.1 million) and 57,400 deaths due to Coronavirus. In…

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FEBRUARY-MARCH NEWSLETTER: VOLUME 2, ISSUE 2-3

FEBRUARY-MARCH NEWSLETTER: VOLUME 2, ISSUE 2-3

CRN11_Newsletter_Vol2Iss2&3_Feb-Mar2020_Final WELCOME: COVID-19 & Displacement Dear Colleagues: Welcome to the CRN 11 February-March 2020 Newsletter, our second issue in volume 2. Humanity is faced with a public health emergency- the coronavirus disease. On 10 December 2019, one of the earliest known cases of a newly discovered coronavirus was reported in Wuhan Central Hospital. By 31 December 2019, 27 cases of what is now known as COVID-19 were confirmed by the Wuhan health officials as China officially notifies the World Health…

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