Police are brutally enforcing lockdowns and curfews in several African countries, Deutsche Welle reports. The approach could backfire and lead to unrest that countries can ill afford while they're trying to fight COVID-19, human rights groups warn.

During a pandemic that is forcing doctors to make life or death decisions because of equipment shortages, what are the ethics of who gets what?  

COVID-19’s arrival in refugee camps will present a “nightmare within a nightmare,”The Washington Post reports.   Refugee camps’ isolation has delayed COVID-19’s arrival so far, but once it get inside, there’s no such thing as “social distancing.”  

Staff at some South African hospitals forced pregnant HIV-positive women into sterilization after giving birth. The Commission for Gender Equality confirmed 48 cases in 2015 where women signed consent forms for sterilization procedures under duress. The country has one of…

There are few jobs more dangerous than working inside Pakistan’s Balochistan coal mines. Each day thousands of workers—men and children—face explosions, collapsing mine walls, and suffocation.     All for just dollars a day.    “We work with no facilities, no training and…

Immigrant children held by the Office of Refugee Resettlement receive mandatory therapy sessions. In 2018, ORR agreed to share information with ICE, including therapists' notes that could become “prosecutorial weapons” in court filings. Minors who admit to witnessing gang…

The WHO expressed grave concern over the humanitarian health catastrophe unfolding as the Turkish military pushes into Kurdish-controlled areas in northeast Syria.   The Numbers:

Hundreds of migrant construction workers are dying of heat stress in Qatar each year, underscoring another health risk of rising temperatures.   Many of the workers died toiling in blazing temperatures—up to 45 degrees C (113F)—as the country prepares to host the FIFA World…

Five years into a conflict that has left 80% of Yemen’s population in need of humanitarian aid, the UN has issued a broad and scathing report detailing violations of international human rights and humanitarian law by all sides in the conflict.

At the urging of the White House, Germany nixed language referring to “sexual and reproductive health” in a signature UN resolution taking aim at rape in conflict situations, Foreign Policy reports.