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Marking tomorrow’s World Health Day with 1.3 million COVID-19 cases and the death toll of over 70,000 people worldwide, the world forgets those in forced isolation, increasing despair, and neglect with people on the move — read some of the latest news from the field

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Apr 7, 2020 · 12 min read
Camp Krnjača in Serbia, where people are isolated and without possibility to go out, leave the camp or provide their own food (Photos: Lagkadikia Camqu Hama)

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Speedboat Bearing the Libyan Flag Attack SAR Crew

LEBANON

Bassam Al Hallak, a 52-year-old Syrian refugee, set himself on fire yesterday morning in Taalbaya, a poor area in the Bekaa…

Bassam Al Hallak died after seven hours of agony. Nobody did anything for him, not even the UN, his son Haitham said. Unemployed for two years, he feared the epidemic would plunge his family in greater poverty. Seen as carriers of the virus, Syrian refugees endure discrimination.

CYPRUS

In the last month, the reception centre in Cyprus has reportedly been turned into a detention centre made up of tents where people are living in appalling conditions and not allowed to leave.

GREECE

Underlying racism in official reporting

Illegal Deportations and Pushbacks to Turkey, Ordered by the Greek Government, Executed by the Greek Coast Guard

More Violent Pressure Dressed up as ‘security’ at Everyone’s Expense

SERBIA

Anxiety and Despair Among People Confined in Camps Across the Country

Camp Krnjača in Serbia, where people are isolated and without possibility to go out, leave the camp or provide their own food (Photos: Lagkadikia Camqu Hama)

CROATIA

Pushbacks continue

ITALY

MALTA

THE NETHERLANDS

GERMANY

DENMARK

In a press release, the Ministry of Immigration and Integration has now announced ‘an effort’ for ‘homeless foreigners without legal residence permit’ in Denmark.

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