Fiona Shukri

Fiona Shukri is an American living in Brooklyn, N.Y. She lived in Kabul, Afghanistan, from 2008 to 2018, where she worked as an adviser and analyst for the government. Previously, she was a senior program manager for the National Democratic Institute in Washington, D.C., and a communications strategist at Unesco in Paris and at UNA-USA in New York. http://www.fiona-shukri.com
June 15, 2020 
Families in the Afghanistan-Pakistan border area
Already struggling with a surging Covid-19 pandemic, United Nations health agencies must now face the possible abdication of the United States’ leading role in fighting polio — just as the world gets tantalizingly close to eradicating it for good. Polio-free since 1979, the US has historically made combating the infectious disease its top funding …
February 18, 2020 
The United Nations system has instituted some important changes toward becoming what it calls climate neutral. Some employees and former employees, however, think the UN could be doing much more to reduce the organization’s carbon footprint globally and to be a stronger role model in mitigating climate change. After all, Secretary-General António Guterres recently …

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