Covid-19 in Canada: Quebec’s immigrant ‘guardian angels’ hope for formal status

In Canada’s Quebec region, many people answered the provincial government’s call to work in the understaffed health sector during the Covid-19 crisis. But these “guardian angels”, who make regular visits to retirement homes or isolated elderly people, are often female asylum seekers or refugees. Exposed to the virus, they risk their own health and due to a lack of working papers, they … Read more Covid-19 in Canada: Quebec’s immigrant ‘guardian angels’ hope for formal status

Is a coronavirus catastrophe looming for Rohingya refugees? | The Stream

Frequent handwashing and physical distancing are the pillars of efforts around the world to prevent the spread of coronavirus. But for hundreds of thousands of Rohingya refugees in southern Bangladesh who are now directly threatened by COVID-19, effectively practicing that advice is nigh on impossible, especially after Cyclone Amphan left the camps in Cox’s Bazar … Read more Is a coronavirus catastrophe looming for Rohingya refugees? | The Stream

Covid-19: UNHCR calls for support for displaced Venezuelans

Aid agencies call for support for displaced Venezuelans. Filippo Grandi, UN High Commissioner for Refugees, was France 24’s guest. 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 channel: http://f24.my/youtubeEN Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/FRANCE24.English Follow us on Twitter: … Read more Covid-19: UNHCR calls for support for displaced Venezuelans

Inside the Rohingya Refugee Crisis | Between Us

The plight of Rohingya refugees is one filled with testimonies of brutal violence. Al Jazeera’s Senior Correspondent Mohammed Jamjoom encountered “the most horrific descriptions of atrocities” while covering the crisis for more than three years. “No other story has had as much of an impact on me as this one has,” he said. In this … Read more Inside the Rohingya Refugee Crisis | Between Us

Israeli–Palestinian conflict, the one problem with a two-state solution | George Galloway

The Nazis persecuted, Europe shunned the refugees, and the Brits divided the land – yet it is the Palestinians who now suffer for all these historic injustices. George Galloway is free to #QuestionMore on RT 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 … Read more Israeli–Palestinian conflict, the one problem with a two-state solution | George Galloway

Barbara Hendricks on sheltering in place: ‘This is how refugees feel all the time’

Barbara Hendricks has used her voice for two things: in the service of a superlative musical career and as a staunch defender of human rights. 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 channel: http://f24.my/youtubeEN Like us on … Read more Barbara Hendricks on sheltering in place: ‘This is how refugees feel all the time’

Ben Stiller Enters Jack Black’s World for Celebrity Escape Room

Ben Stiller chats about teaming up with Jack Black for a Celebrity Escape Room for Red Nose Day to support charities during the COVID-19 pandemic and helping refugees as an ambassador with the United Nations. Subscribe NOW to The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: http://bit.ly/1nwT1aN Watch The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon Weeknights 11:35/10:35c Get … Read more Ben Stiller Enters Jack Black’s World for Celebrity Escape Room

Thomas Thabane resigns: Lesotho’s PM is accused of participating in wife’s murder

On this edition, Lesotho’s Prime Minister Thomas Thabane resigned after pressure to do so because of accusations linking him to the murder of his ex wife in 2017. Our correspondent brings you the latest. Also, as Burundi is preparing for this week’s presidential election, we bring you a report on Burundian refugees in Rwanda worried about the … Read more Thomas Thabane resigns: Lesotho’s PM is accused of participating in wife’s murder

UN chief on COVID-19 and the need for action on mental health

António Guterres (United Nations Secretary-General) on COVID-19 and the need for action on mental health. Mental health is at the core of our humanity. It enables us to lead rich and fulfilling lives and to participate in our communities. But the COVID-19 virus is not only attacking our physical health; it is also increasing psychological … Read more UN chief on COVID-19 and the need for action on mental health

Educating Syria’s Lost Generation | Al Jazeera Close Up

“The bombings were getting closer and closer,” says Dr Nasser Alzhouri. As the war in Syria raged, the Alzhouri family home burned down. Alzhouri and his son, Suliman, set off for Lebanon. The only thing Alzhouri took with him was his degree certificate. Unbeknown to his father, Suliman had snuck back into their house to … Read more Educating Syria’s Lost Generation | Al Jazeera Close Up

Why is Uganda’s Bobi Wine singing about coronavirus? | The Stream

“The bad news is that everyone is a potential victim. But the good news is that everyone is a potential solution…Sensitise the masses to sanitise. Keep a social distance and quarantine.” These are the words of Bobi Wine and Nubian Li in their campaigning anthem “Corona Virus Alert,” released to raise awareness of the pandemic … Read more Why is Uganda’s Bobi Wine singing about coronavirus? | The Stream

Lost in the pandemic | Hotels housing migrants vandalized in Greece

As the pandemic rages, Greek authorities have been transferring hundreds of refugees to facilities on the mainland from its overcrowded island refugee camps. German FM Heiko Maas has called the EU’s migrant policy ‘inadequate.’ Meanwhile, anti-immigration protesters vandalized two Greek hotels that reportedly hosted up to 50 migrants. Subscribe to RT! https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpwvZwUam-URkxB7g4USKpg?sub_confirmation=1 RT LIVE https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IFAcqaNzNSc … Read more Lost in the pandemic | Hotels housing migrants vandalized in Greece

UN chief Global Appeal to Address and Counter COVID-19 Related Hate Speech

António Guterres (United Nations Secretary-General) Global Appeal to Address and Counter COVID-19 Related Hate Speech COVID-19 does not care who we are, where we live, what we believe or about any other distinction. We need every ounce of solidarity to tackle it together. Yet the pandemic continues to unleash a tsunami of hate and xenophobia, … Read more UN chief Global Appeal to Address and Counter COVID-19 Related Hate Speech

‘Poverty strikes often before COVID-19’ – UNHCR chief

Remarks by Filippo Grandi, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, on the release of the updated COVID-19 Global Humanitarian Response Plan. The UN’s High Commissioner for Refugees, Filippo Grandi, said, “poverty strikes often before COVID-19” and cited the examples “Venezuelans in South America, to Afghans in Southwest Asia, to Syrians in Lebanon and Jordan and … Read more ‘Poverty strikes often before COVID-19’ – UNHCR chief

Global plan to fight COVID-19 & other topics – Daily Briefing (7 May 2020)

Noon briefing by Stephane Dujarric, Spokesperson for the Secretary-General of the United Nations. Highlights: Humanitarian appeal SG/hate speech Food prices/FAO COVID/babies DSG/debt UNAMID UNIFIL Forests Iraq Central African Republic Libya Kenya UNODC WMO Tourism Vesak COVID-19 HUMANITARIAN APPEAL A short while ago, the Emergency Relief Coordinator, Mark Lowcock, launched a $6.7 billion appeal and updated … Read more Global plan to fight COVID-19 & other topics – Daily Briefing (7 May 2020)