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FROM THE FIELD: Protecting the displaced in the time of COVID-19
news.un.org | 2020-05-07
Refugees and displaced people living in camps are amongst the most vulnerable communities across the world and more likely to catch COVID-19 than others, according to the International Organization for Migration (IOM).
The Rohingya in Malaysia: Coronavirus and Alibis for Paranoia
Binoy Kampmark | counterpunch.org | 2020-05-07
Rounding up undocumented workers, migrant and refugees is part of a brutal order of things in Malaysia. When matters economic are going well, authorities turn the blindest of eyes. The money pours in; development goals are being met. During times of crisis, the eye sharpens in the search for scapegoats. With the enervating effects of…
Colombia raids army command as illegal spying scandal mushrooms
Adriaan Alsema | colombiareports.com | 2020-05-07
Colombia's Inspector General's said his office had carried out a raid at the country's army command on Wednesday as part of an investigation into reported illegal spying practices. Inspector General…
First COVID-19 Death in Immigration Detention a Result of Continued Dehumanization of People by ICE
commondreams.org | 2020-05-06
The Pandemic Is Disproportionally Impacting Black, Latino, and Immigrant Communities
Dáreece Walker | thenation.com | 2020-05-06
The Pandemic Is Disproportionally Impacting Black, Latino, and Immigrant Communities…
Army Abducts Fateh Secretary In Al-Jalazoun
IMEMC News | imemc.org | 2020-05-06
Israeli soldiers abducted, on Wednesday evening, the secretary of Fateh movement in the al-Jalazoun refugee camp, north of the central West Bank city of Ramallah. The Palestinian Prisoners' Society (PPS) has reported that the soldiers abducted Tha'er Nakhla, while he was heading back home after a visit to the al-'Ezariyya …
Israeli Forces Storm Qalandia and Al-'Arroub Refugee Camps
Ali Salam | imemc.org | 2020-05-05
Tense confrontations between local Palestinian civilians and Israeli soldiers at Qalandia refugee camp, between Jerusalem and Ramallah, and Al-'Arroub refugee camp south of Bethlehem in the southern occupied West Bank, on Monday. QNN reporters said that Israeli forces closed roads in Al Matar neighborhood, and Kafr 'Aqab, while the Israeli …
The US Has Been Exporting COVID-19 to Haiti; Now, It Is Returning a Death Squad Leader
Jake Johnston | cepr.net | 2020-05-05
As the COVID-19 pandemic has shut down borders and airports across the world, planes chartered by US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) continue to fly. Every two or three weeks, a deportation flight operated by Swift Air, LLC has landed at the Port-au-Prince airport. After one such flight in early April, at least three of …
Exportación de COVID-19: Inmigración estadounidense realizó vuelos de deportación a 11 países de América Latina, según datos aéreos
Matt Sedlar | cepr.net | 2020-05-05
Un análisis de CEPR revela que es probable que hubo 232 vuelos de deportación del Servicio de Inmigración y Control de Aduanas de Estados Unidos (ICE, por sus siglas en inglés) a países de América Latina y el Caribe entre el 3 de febrero y el 24 de abril de 2020. En 2019, el Servicio …
Soap for refugee shelters; a matter of life and death as pandemic continues
news.un.org | 2020-05-05
Handwashing with soap and water has been identified by the World Health Organization (WHO) as an extremely important way to reduce the spread of COVID-19 but, in many countries, even basic facilities are hard to come by. On Hand Hygiene Day, marked on Tuesday, we look in-depth at the work that one US-based NGO is doing, providing soap in shelters supported by the UN refugee agency (UNHCR), in Mexico.
Boyle Heights celebrates May Day for the 6th consecutive year
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2020-05-04
Los Angeles, CA – On Friday, May 1, a car protest of over 40 vehicles driven by workers, teachers and activists took to the streets for the sixth consecutive year to celebrate International Workers Day, May Day, in the Boyle Heights neighborhood. Organized by Centro CSO, this year's May Day protest focused on Trump's attacks on immigrants and called for free healthcare for COVID-19 patients, support for public education, jailing killer cops and community control over the police. | "The coronavirus pandemic has affected oppressed nationalities like African Americans, Chicanos and American Indians the most. Unsafe…
'We deserve to survive!' Bucking CDC, Denver raids homeless camps
Lillian House | liberationnews.org | 2020-05-03
We need real solutions
A County Jail Battles COVID-19 and the Opioid Crisis–At the Same Time
Marcia Brown | progressive.org | 2020-05-01
The pandemic and an increase in immigration detainees create a double whammy for the rural Ohio jail.
How the ACLU is Responding to the Pandemic, Visualized
aclu.org | 2020-04-30
The COVID-19 pandemic has closed down many businesses, but the ACLU's work of defending and expanding civil liberties and civil rights continues, essential as ever. At the ACLU, our most immediate focus has been on issues arising from the government's response
Headlines for April 28, 2020
Staff | democracynow.org | 2020-04-28
Known U.S. Deaths Top 56,000 as New Study Shows True Number Likely Much Higher, Trump Ignored Early Intelligence Reports as Coronavirus Spread, Trump Denies Responsibility for Spike in Disinfectant Poisonings, Texas Reopens Businesses, California Warns Against Violating Restrictions | , Trump's Plan to Give Commencement Address at West Point Could Bring Back 1,000 Cadets to Campus, NY Cancels Primary After Removing Bernie Sanders from the Ballot , U.N. Calls for Release of Immigrant Prisoners as San Diego Facility Refuses to Allow Face Mask Delivery, More Cases Reported at Prisons as New Study Shows 96% of Inmate…
Fraihat v. ICE Community Resources
splcenter.org | 2020-04-24
On April 20, 2020, a federal district court granted a nationwide preliminary injunction requiring U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement to take a number of important steps to protect medically vulnerable people in its custody from COVID-19.
Trump's Immigration Order Was Drafted by Officials With Ties to Hate Groups, According to Report
Michael Edison Hayden and Eddie Bejarano | splcenter.org | 2020-04-24
Two officials with ties to anti-immigrant hate groups helped write President Trump's executive order blocking the issuance of new green cards, according to a report.
Anti-Immigrant Movement Has History of Politicizing Disease
Eddie Bejarano | splcenter.org | 2020-04-21
COVID-19, also known as the coronavirus, is the latest disease the nativist movement has politicized to demonize immigrants.
Venezuela Braces for Migrant Return as Coronavirus Rattles Latin America
Paul Dobson | venezuelanalysis.com | 2020-04-06
The Caribbean country's 159 confirmed COVID-19 cases and 7 deaths is considerably lower than its neighbours' tallies.
Super-exploited migrant workers bear brunt of Singapore's COVID-19 'second wave'
Susan Price | greenleft.org.au | 2020-05-06
Healthcare Refugees & migrants Workers & unions Peter BoyleIssue 1264 Singapore COVID-19May 6, 2020Singapore was one of the count…
Rohingyas lock down at the world's largest refugee camp
Susan Price | greenleft.org.au | 2020-05-05
Healthcare Refugees & migrants Paul GregoireIssue 1264 Bangladesh COVID-19 Rohingya refugeesMay 5, 2020To date, there have be…
Tamil detainee speaks out from Christmas Island
pip.hinman | greenleft.org.au | 2020-05-04
Refugees & migrants Chris SleeIssue 1264 Australia Chrismas islandMay 4, 2020Priya, a Tamil refugee detained on Christmas Island, was the featured speaker at a Zoom "digital rally" organised by the Tamil Refugee Council on May 2. | Until 26 months ago, Priya live…
Reject Keneally's dog whistle politics on migrant workers
pip.hinman | greenleft.org.au | 2020-05-04
Green Left Pip HinmanIssue 1264 Australia Green Left Fighting Fund migrant workers ACTUMay 4, 2020While the Australian Council of Tr…
'Protecting birds, habitats more important than ever'
yenisafak.com | 2020-05-07
Protecting bird population and ecosystems is vital, the UN Environment Program said on Thursday, as destruction of nature are linked to infectious diseases such as the novel coronavirus."The coronavirus pandemic is reminding us that we live in a connected world. It's an opportunity to revisit our relationship with nature and rebuild a more environmentally responsible world," the UN agency said in a statement, ahead of the World Migratory Bird Day.World Migratory Bird Day is a biannual awareness-raising event marked on two peak days in the year