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The data tells us of a devastating impact from Covid-19 on people of African descent, as well as ethnic minorities in some countries, including Brazil, France, the United Kingdom and the United States, in many other places, we expect similar patterns are occurring, but we are unable to say for sure given that data by race and ethnicity is simply not being collected or reported.
Small island nations are among those suffering the most catastrophic effects of climate change, although they contribute very little to fuelling the problem, just this past week, yet another devastating hurricane hit the Bahamas, taking a terrible toll in human life and destroying precious development gains.
The welcome releases of 62 detainees then (in June), with a further 22 – including journalist Braulio Jatar and judge (Maria) Lourdes Afiuni – set free yesterday and the authorities' acceptance of two human rights officers in the country, signify the beginning of positive engagement on the country's many human rights issues.
People have been shot and killed, others have reportedly received wounds from which they will never completely recover, including losing eyes, these are disgraceful scenes. The Venezuelan government must stop The Venezuelan government forces from using excessive force against unarmed protesters and ordinary citizens.
The human rights violations committed against the Rohingya in Myanmar amount to the worst atrocities, including crimes against humanity and possibly even genocide. With an almost complete lack of accountability -- indeed with ongoing violations -- returning Rohingya refugees to Myanmar at this point effectively means throwing them back into the cycle of human rights violations that this community has been suffering for decades, the history of the Rohingya in Myanmar is one filled with repeated episodes of violence, flight and return.
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