Facing a continuing upward trajectory in COVID-19 cases, the Indian government is clamping down on media coverage critical of its handling of the pandemic.
Indian journalists arrested in clampdown on virus response critics
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.
Greece's refugees face health care crisis as Lesbos COVID-19 center closes
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.
A third of world’s children poisoned by lead: UNICEF analysis
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.
Peaceful protests a 'fundamental human right': UN watchdog
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.
Vietnam warns capital to brace for new COVID-19 outbreak
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.
Measles vaccination disruptions by coronavirus put 80m children at risk
Thousands of refugees and migrants are dying, while many are suffering extreme human rights abuses on irregular journeys between West and East Africa and Africa’s Mediterranean coast.
Thousands of refugees, migrants suffer extreme rights abuses in Africa: UNHCR
A staggering 900-plus girls and women are missing and feared dead in Peru since COVID-19 confinement began, authorities said.
Peru says over 900 girls, women feared dead since pandemic began

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