Stories about Labor from May, 2020
Fearing instability, the Thai government is failing to protect the labor rights of both Thai nationals and migrant workers.
Nepal's government tries to stall repatriating migrant workers stranded abroad.
Truck drivers in East Africa face an onslaught of new COVID-19 mandates and restrictions in borders towns — causing confusion, fear, endless traffic queues, protests and disrupted trade.
"Today, I have not provided one service, and tomorrow, I’m not sure whether one will come or not. Probably finding a construction job is better."
"What we do not want is a situation where the exclusion of students is a threat greater than COVID-19 to our education."
East Africa's "triple threat" — the coronavirus, locusts, and floods — are not mutually exclusive. In fact, each is inextricably linked.
A deterioration of the political situation in Palestine could adversely impact the COVID-19 crisis and directly impact local civilians in the Gaza Strip and the West Bank.