Crowded in camps, Rohingya refugees vulnerable to coronavirus

Asia Pacific Apr 4, 2020

Crowded in camps, Rohingya refugees vulnerable to coronavirus

Aid workers are bracing for a possible outbreak of the coronavirus in one of the world's largest refugee camps in Bangladesh, with officials warning that containing the disease among more than 1 million tightly packed Rohingya Muslims will be a daunting task. With about 40,000 ...

Poorer nations least prepared for pandemic lockdowns

World Apr 3, 2020

Poorer nations least prepared for pandemic lockdowns

As countries around the globe try to contain the spread of the novel coronavirus, nowhere is the task more challenging and the risk greater than in the developing world. From Southeast Asia to South America, governments are struggling to enforce severe China-style lockdowns. They lack ...

Asylum-seekers waiting in Mexico rarely find lawyers

World Mar 23, 2020

Asylum-seekers waiting in Mexico rarely find lawyers

One by one, asylum-seekers from El Salvador and Honduras who are waiting in Mexico for court hearings in the United States appeared before Judge Lee O'Connor to explain why, after months of effort, they couldn't find an attorney. One man said he repeatedly tried names ...

Turkey's Erdogan threatens Europe with 'millions' of migrants

World Mar 3, 2020

Turkey's Erdogan threatens Europe with 'millions' of migrants

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan warned Monday that "millions" of migrants would soon head for Europe, drawing accusations from EU leaders that he is trying to pressure them into backing his incursions into Syria. Turkey gave the green light Friday to refugees and migrants to ...

South Sudan to form unity government by Saturday deadline

World / Politics Feb 21, 2020

South Sudan to form unity government by Saturday deadline

Oil-rich South Sudan's former rebel leader and its president will form a unity government by Saturday's deadline, they announced on Thursday, quashing fears the deadline would be pushed back again. South Sudan gained independence from Sudan in 2011 but plunged into a civil war in ...