In a fresh blow to refugees and migrants experiencing dire conditions in Greece, frontline medical charity Médecins San Frontières (MSF) on Thursday announced it has been forced to close its COVID-19 isolation center on Lesbos after authorities imposed fines and potential charges.
Lead poisoning is affecting children on a “massive and previously unknown scale”, according to a ground-breaking new study launched by the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and international nonprofit organization focused on pollution issues, Pure Earth.
As authorities worldwide grapple with swelling demonstrations over issues like political rights and racial justice, a UN committee Wednesday reaffirmed that protesting peacefully, online or in person, is a fundamental human right.
Vietnam, virus-free for months, braced for another wave of COVID-19 infections on Wednesday after local media reported a case in the capital, Hanoi, linked to a recent outbreak in the central city of Danang.
Tens of millions of children around the world have been denied life-saving vaccines against measles in both rich and poor countries due to COVID-19 disruptions, with fears of further outbreaks this year.