Nearly half of care home workers in northern Italy may be suffering from post-traumatic stress or anxiety following the first wave of the pandemic, new research showed Wednesday.
Italian care home workers suffer COVID trauma, anxiety: Study
The British government has considered building an asylum processing center on a remote UK territory in the Atlantic Ocean.
UK government looked at idea of sending asylum seekers to South Atlantic island
Some 700,000 people have already been affected by what seem set to become the worst floods in 60 years in South Sudan, the United Nations said.
Some 700,000 affected by South Sudan floods: UN
More than 60 million people in India — 10 times the official figure — could have contracted the novel coronavirus, the country’s lead pandemic agency said, citing a nationwide study measuring antibodies.
More than 60m Indians may have caught coronavirus: Study
Most countries are failing to adequately protect women and girls during the fallout from COVID-19, according to a new UN database that tracks government responses to the pandemic.
Most countries failing women, girls with COVID response, UN finds
Some 120 million rapid tests for COVID-19 will be made available to poorer countries at $5 each, the World Health Organization (WHO) announced — if it can find the money.
WHO wants 120m rapid virus tests for poorer states
Every year, an estimated $88.6 billion, which is equivalent to 3.7 percent of Africa’s GDP, leaves the continent in the form of illicit capital, according to UN Conference on Trade and Development’s (UNCTAD) Economic Development in Africa Report 2020.
Illicit capital robbing Africa, its people of their future: UNCTAD
All unaccompanied minors have been removed from migrant camps on Greek islands, Asylum Minister Notis Mitarachi said.
Greece says no unaccompanied minors remain in island camps
Over the summer, Mamadou Ba, the head of an anti-racist organization in Lisbon, received a letter. “Our goal is to kill every foreigner and anti-fascist — and you are among our targets,” it read. A few weeks later, it was followed up with a message telling him to leave Portugal or let his family face the consequences.
Portugal sees surge in racist violence as far right rises
The United States’ military suicides have increased by as much as 20 percent this year compared to the same period in 2019, and some incidents of violent behavior have spiked as service members struggle under COVID-19, war-zone deployments, national disasters and civil unrest.
US military suicides up as much as 20% in COVID era

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