Nearly 60 million people displaced in 2021 by conflict and natural disaster

Nearly 60 million people displaced in 2021 by conflict and natural disaster

Conflicts and natural disasters forced tens of millions to flee within their own country last year, pushing the number of internally displaced people to a record high, monitors said Thursday. Some 59.1 million people were registered as internally displaced worldwide in 2021 — an all-time record expected to be broken again this year amid mass […]

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Ukrainian refugees in Italy housed in properties seized from mafia

Ukrainian refugees in Italy housed in properties seized from mafia

/ Europe ON THE GROUND Issued on: 19/05/2022 – 09:16 02:16 Tetiana and her mother in their home in in Rescaldina, north of Milan, Italy, in May, 2022. © France 24 screenshot More than 116,000 Ukrainian refugees have arrived in Italy since Ukraine was invaded by Russia in late February. To house them, Italian authorities have […]

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Dozens of cases of monkeypox in North America, Europe since early May

Dozens of cases of monkeypox in North America, Europe since early May

/ Health Issued on: 19/05/2022 – 06:09 An electron microscopic (EM) image shows mature, oval-shaped monkeypox virus particles as well as crescents and spherical particles of immature virions. © Cynthia S. Goldsmith, Russell Regnery, Reuters Health authorities in North America and Europe have detected dozens of suspected or confirmed cases of monkeypox since early May, […]

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Live: ‘No shortcuts’ for Ukraine’s EU membership, says Germany’s Scholz

Live: ‘No shortcuts’ for Ukraine’s EU membership, says Germany’s Scholz

The US Senate overwhelmingly approved a $40 billion infusion of military and economic aid for Ukraine and its allies on Thursday as both parties rallied behind America’s latest, and quite possibly not last, financial salvo against Russia’s invasion. Follow FRANCE 24’s liveblog for all the latest developments. All times are Paris time (GMT+2).  This live page is […]

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Amnesty says FIFA should pay $440 million to ‘abused’ migrant workers in Qatar

Amnesty says FIFA should pay $440 million to ‘abused’ migrant workers in Qatar

Rights group Amnesty International on Thursday urged football’s governing body FIFA pay compensation equal to the total 2022 World Cup prize money for migrant workers “abused” in host nation Qatar. The call, backed by other rights organisations and fan groups, follows allegations that FIFA was slow to safeguard against the exploitation of workers who flooded […]

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North Korea reports uptick in suspected Covid-19 cases

North Korea reports uptick in suspected Covid-19 cases

North Korea on Wednesday reported 232,880 new cases of fever and another six deaths as leader Kim Jong Un accused officials of “immaturity” and “slackness” in their early handling of the COVID-19 outbreak ravaging across the unvaccinated nation. The country’s anti-virus headquarters said 62 people have died and more than 1.7 million have fallen ill […]

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