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Accelerate Releases; Improve Protection, Medical Care in Detention Facilities

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In this photo released by the Department of Corrections, COVID-19 prisoners sit inside a field hospital set up at the Medical Correctional Institution to treat COVID-19 inmates in Bangkok, Thailand on May 8, 2021.
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(New York, May 6, 2021) – Falling donor support for essential services in Afghanistan is reducing women’s access to essential health care, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today. More cuts are likely in coming months following the announcement…
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Summary Over the past two decades, Afghanistan has depended on international donor support to fund essential services like health care. But this donor support has been falling for years and will likely to continue do so—perhaps precipitously—following…
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Provide Essential Medical Supplies; Urge India to Free Rights Defenders, Address Abuses

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People suffering from breathing problems receive free oxygen support at a gurdwara, a place of assembly and worship for Sikhs, amidst the spread of the coronavirus disease, in Delhi, India.
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HHS and CDC Should Ensure Funding Addresses Disproportionate Impact of Covid-19 on Communities of Color

Xavier Becerra Secretary of Health and Human Services U.S. Department of Health & Human Services 200 Independence Ave, SW Washington, DC 20201 Rochelle P. Walensky, MD, MPH Director, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 1600 Clifton Road…
A resident of a nursing home is loaded into an ambulance in Texas.
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Vienna Academic Faces Abusive ‘Terrorism’ Charges

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Ahmed Samir Santawy, an anthropology master’s student at Central European University (CEU) detained in February 2021.
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Introduction On March 11, 2020, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared that an outbreak of the viral disease Covid-19—first identified in late 2019 in Wuhan, China—had reached the level of a global pandemic. Citing concerns with “the alarming…
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Significant Discrimination Against Women, Girls in Law and Practice

(Beirut) – The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has made important women’s rights reforms in recent years, such as passing new domestic violence protections, but significant discrimination against women and girls remains, Human Rights Watch said today. Laws…
A foreign domestic worker with a child under a billboard in the United Arab Emirates.