Humanitarian Crisis

Apr 24, 2020

Coronavirus: Crimean Tatars Forbidden to Wear Masks

As the coronavirus spreads in Russia-occupied Crimea, Crimean Tatar activists are being warned not to cover their faces by the Russian authorities in the name of counter-extremism, which conversely comes at a time when Russia has made it madatory to wear face masks in public. 

Apr 24, 2020

Coronavirus: Crimean Tatars Forbidden to Wear...

As the coronavirus spreads in Russia-occupied Crimea, Crimean Tatar activists are being warned not to cover their faces by the Russian authorities in the name of counter-extremism, which conversely comes...

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Apr 24, 2020

Coronavirus: Native Americans left out of COVID-19...

A number of US State authorities do not recognise native American populations in their demographic data on the Coronavirus, despite taking into account the Black and Hispanic communities. While not more...

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Apr 23, 2020

Coronavirus: Brazil Indigenous could be Decim...

Already under threat from illegal loggers, indigenous groups go under lockdown to try to stem the virus's spread. Tribal leaders fear that coronavirus could have devastating effects on their communities....

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Apr 23, 2020

Coronavirus: Lezghins Trapped By Border

The Russian-Azerbaijani border, which runs straight through Lezghin territory, remains closed until 4 May, cutting off Lezghins in Dagestan and Azerbaijan from each other. Many Azerbaijanis have been stranded...

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Apr 22, 2020

Coronavirus: Possible Ethiopia Interim Govern...

In Ethiopia, elections were to take place in August, but have been postponed due to the coronavirus breakout. As the current parliament ends in early October, Ethiopia might have to form an interim government,...

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Apr 21, 2020

West Papua Political Prisoners UN Appeal

Sixty three political prisoners charged with treason in Indonesia have appealed to the United Nations for immediate release. Among the prisoners are 56 West-Papuans, five Moluccans, one Indonesian...

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Apr 20, 2020

Iranian Kurdistan: the Plight of the Kolbars ...

According to a statistical report by Aso Newsagency, last week a number of Kolbars were killed by Iranian border guards in Iranian Kurdistan. The Kolbars are widely known for smuggling goods across borders,...

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Apr 20, 2020

Coronavirus: Education in Somaliland

While all schools in Somaliland have been closed to prevent the spread of COVID-19, the Ministry of Education and Science of Somaliland, with UNICEF’s support, has started broadcasting free radio...

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