Analysis: EU countries using Covid-19 as excuse to keep out migrants

Italy has agreed to take in 180 migrants from onboard the Ocean Viking. International affairs editor Douglas Herbert says Covid-19 has only added to the challenges that humanitarian rescue vessels face in finding EU countries to offer safe harbour to migrants. Subscribe to France 24 now: http://f24.my/youtubeEN FRANCE 24 live news stream: all the latest … Read more Analysis: EU countries using Covid-19 as excuse to keep out migrants

Italy to take in 180 migrants rescued at sea

Italy has allowed humanitarian rescue vessel Ocean Viking to transfer 180 migrants on board to a ship in Sicily for quarantine. The migrants, in limbo for days at sea on the Mediterranean, are now being tested for Covid-19, with fears some might have the virus. Subscribe to France 24 now: http://f24.my/youtubeEN FRANCE 24 live news … Read more Italy to take in 180 migrants rescued at sea

Coronavirus update July 6: Victoria records second death in 24 hours from COVID-19 | ABC News

The New South Wales – Victoria border will be closed from midnight tomorrow night as Victoria continues to battle a spike in coronavirus cases. Victoria has recorded another 127 cases of COVID-19 overnight bringing the state’s total active cases to 645. 16 of the latest cases are from the public housing towers currently under lockdown. … Read more Coronavirus update July 6: Victoria records second death in 24 hours from COVID-19 | ABC News

Italy could transfer migrants from Ocean Viking rescue ship on Monday

Italy is carrying out tests on 180 migrants rescued in the Mediterranean with a view to transferring them to a quarantine vessel in Sicily, an interior ministry source said Saturday. Subscribe to France 24 now: http://f24.my/youtubeEN FRANCE 24 live news stream: all the latest news 24/7 http://f24.my/YTliveEN Visit our website: http://www.france24.com Subscribe to our YouTube … Read more Italy could transfer migrants from Ocean Viking rescue ship on Monday

Rescued migrants attempt suicide on board Ocean Viking

A humanitarian ship in the Mediterranean has declared a state of emergency. Crew members on board the Ocean Viking say they can no longer guarantee the safety of the 180 migrants and refugees they’ve rescued. Many are dangerously distressed as Italy and Malta continue to refuse to let the ship dock. Al Jazeera’s Charlotte Bellis … Read more Rescued migrants attempt suicide on board Ocean Viking

Locked Up in Malaysia’s Lockdown | 101 East

Hidden away in the COVID-19 pandemic are Malaysia’s migrant workers. For years, they have done the country’s most dangerous, dirtiest jobs. Now, undocumented foreign workers are scared for their future. Out of work and forced to live in cramped conditions, some are starving and dependent on charities to survive. The government has successfully contained the … Read more Locked Up in Malaysia’s Lockdown | 101 East

Coronavirus Outbreak (COVID – 19): WHO Update (01 July 2020)

WHO Director-General Dr Tedros Ghebreyesus today (1 Jul) told reporters that “more than 10.3 million cases of COVID-19 have now been reported to WHO, and more than 506,000 deaths,” with 60 percent of those cases reported in the past month. Dr Tedros said, “we will never get tired of saying that the best way out … Read more Coronavirus Outbreak (COVID – 19): WHO Update (01 July 2020)

Covid-19 crisis: ‘South Europe not as resilient as northern economies’

“This shock was a sanitary shock, it could have been a migration shock, it could have been a financial shock. There is a big probability that in the other decade we will have other kinds of shock and every single time investors see that south of Europe is not as resilient as the northern economies.” … Read more Covid-19 crisis: ‘South Europe not as resilient as northern economies’

Merkel and Macron Meet to Discuss $500 Billion EU Recovery Fund

German Chancellor Angela Merkel met Monday with French President Emmanuel Macron for talks as Germany prepares to take over the European Union presidency. The start of the six-month rotating presidency on July 1 comes as the 27-nation bloc faces the massive challenge of trying to get economies back on track and restore freedom of movement … Read more Merkel and Macron Meet to Discuss $500 Billion EU Recovery Fund

Venezuelans returning home after Colombia economic lockdown

Venezuelans who fled an economic collapse in their country have begun returning home as neighbouring Colombia restricts economic activity to prevent the spread of COVID-19. The decision has left many migrants without money, making it difficult to buy food or pay rent. But heading back home is also a challenge for many. Al Jazeera’s Teresa … Read more Venezuelans returning home after Colombia economic lockdown

COVID-19: Tens of thousands of migrants stranded across Africa

The global pandemic has left tens of thousands of migrants in limbo across Africa. In Kenya, many people have been stranded without work, waiting for coronavirus restrictions to be lifted. The International Organization for Migration is calling on governments to organise humanitarian flights to get them home. Al Jazeera’s Mohammed Adow reports from Nairobi in … Read more COVID-19: Tens of thousands of migrants stranded across Africa

Refugees’ Lives Matter | Hundreds march condemning refugee eviction, Greece

Pro-refugee protesters marched in central Athens decrying evictions of refugees and migrants from refugee camps in Greece and waving ‘Black Lives Matter’ banners. Subscribe to RT! https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpwvZwUam-URkxB7g4USKpg?sub_confirmation=1 RT LIVE https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IFAcqaNzNSc Check out http://rt.com Like us on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/RTnews Follow us on VK https://vk.com/rt_international Follow us on Twitter http://twitter.com/RT_com Follow us on Instagram http://instagram.com/rt Follow us … Read more Refugees’ Lives Matter | Hundreds march condemning refugee eviction, Greece

Covid-19 in Latin America: From health to hunger crisis?

As Covid-19 continues to batter the world, we examine how Latin America is now facing not just a record human death toll but also devastating economic damage. Policymakers say the pandemic could wipe out two decades of social progress and push tens of millions of people back into poverty. We take a look at the regions … Read more Covid-19 in Latin America: From health to hunger crisis?

28 migrants test positive after sea rescue

Dozens of migrants rescued in the Mediterranean have tested positive for coronavirus while being held on a quarantine ship off the southern Italian coast. Subscribe: http://smarturl.it/reuterssubscribe Reuters brings you the latest business, finance and breaking news video from around the globe. Our reputation for accuracy and impartiality is unparalleled. Get the latest news on: http://reuters.com/ … Read more 28 migrants test positive after sea rescue

Indian tech workers in limbo over Trump’s visa suspension | The World

The US President Donald Trump’s executive order to temporarily suspend foreign work visas is putting a strain on thousands of Indian migrants who work for US tech firms. The move has also led to families being separated, as Girish Sawlani reports. For more from ABC News, click here: https://ab.co/2kxYCZY You can watch more ABC News … Read more Indian tech workers in limbo over Trump’s visa suspension | The World