The economic impact of state restrictions to protect health during the Covid-19 pandemic exacerbated poverty and unemployment despite government programs to alleviate them. Police use abusive and disproportionate force, including while policing demonstrations, and target minority youth for discriminatory police identity checks. Child protection authorities often fail to provide unaccompanied migrant children with appropriate care and services. Migrants and asylum seekers often face inhumane living conditions, as well as police abuse. Racist violence, including attacks on Muslims, Jews, and persons of Asian descent, and attacks on LGBTI people, are serious problems.

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