25 years after a lead mine closed in Kabwe, Zambia, children are still playing in contaminated soil, according to a new Human Rights Watch report, which calls out the government’s insufficient response.  

In Afghanistan, where women’s sexuality falls under legal jurisdiction, “invasive and scientifically dubious” virginity tests are common for women under suspicion.   Some doctors exchange bribes for favorable results. Others repair the hymen of women who have been raped to…

Migrants in custody at the US border do not receive the flu vaccine, and officials have no plan to change that, The Hill reports.   The policy was revealed after Harvard and Johns Hopkins doctors requested a congressional investigation into detention center conditions…

Nearly 2 years after a brutal military crackdown drove Rohingya Muslims from Burma (Myanmar), fresh repatriation plans have stirred panic in the Bangladeshi settlements now home to 1.2 million refugees, The Los Angeles Times reports.  

Against the backdrop of immigration raids that saw nearly 700 arrests in Mississippi on Thursday, Jimmy Aldaoud’s death offers a grim reminder of the danger of the Trump administration’s deportation policies.  

India's government scrapped long-disputed Kashmir's special status earlier this week, citing terrorism concerns and paving the way for tighter control—and drawing sharp protest from rival Pakistan.

Poor conditions at US border facilities increase the risk of spreading infectious diseases like the flu, physicians warned this morning in a letter urging Congress to investigate the deaths of 6 children in US custody. Noting that flu played a role in at least 3 deaths,…

The Clint, Texas facility that has become the focal point of the US migration crisis seemed unremarkable to local residents. Yet inside, horrifying conditions numbed border agents. As one put it: “It gets to a point where you start to become a robot.”   Through dozens of…

Reports of human rights abuses in Eritrea are coming into focus this week, Deutsche Welle reports, at the United Nations Human Rights Council underway in Geneva and in a new report by Amnesty International

Young people crowded into migrant detention centers on America’s southern border are facing deplorable conditions, according to lawyers who visited a facility in Clint, Texas last week.