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23 April 2020

Stories from 23 April 2020

Jamaican activists spent Earth Day at home, online

Jamaican netizens explored the connections between COVID-19 and climate change and the response has been so strong that Earth Day has turned into Earth Week.

A high-profile funeral highlights a double standard in Nigeria under lockdown

In Nigeria, a high-profile burial amid COVID-19 lockdown orders highlights a double standard when it comes to state guidelines on best practices to mitigate the spread of the deadly disease.

COVID-19 exposes gaps in services for Azerbaijan’s elderly

Azerbaijanis over 65 are not permitted to leave their homes. Therefore many cannot receive their pensions, buy badly needed medication, or access social support.

In Colombia, solidarity movements multiply during the COVID-19 pandemic

Almost half of Colombia's population depend on informal work.

COVID-19 creates more uncertainty for migrant workers in India

The spread of COVID-19 in India leads to economic and geographical displacement of migrant workers.

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