Archive for February 14th, 2020

14/02/2020

Outside China, Coronavirus Transmission ‘Iceberg’ May Not Be as Big as Feared

Human Wrongs Watch

As infections from COVID-19 coronavirus continue to rise, a senior UN health expert on Thursday [13 February 2020] said that there were some indications that disease transmission outside China might not be the tip of the “iceberg” that had been feared.

UN News/Jing Zhang | Passengers wearing face masks and disposable ponchos get their passports checked at Don Mueang International Airport in Bangkok, Thailand.
“We’re not seeing a dramatic increase in transmission outside China,” Dr. Michael Ryan, the World Health Organization’s (WHO) Health Emergencies Programme chief, said, while urging against making hasty assessments.

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14/02/2020

Amidst Protection Challenges, Eastern Route Outpaces Mediterranean for People Leaving Africa

Human Wrongs Watch

(UN News)* — A monthly average of 11,500 people traveling from the Horn of Africa to Yemen last year made the so-called Eastern Route the busiest maritime migration path on earth, the UN migration agency said on Friday [14 February 2020].

IOM | A Somali woman arrives in Yemen.
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Most are unaware of the security situation in Yemen where they face serious protection concerns, including active fighting, or abuses such as kidnapping, torture for ransom, exploitation and trafficking.
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