‘Life and death’: Barriers to healthcare for ethnic minorities

When he was volunteering as a medical translator at New York’s community-organised COVID-19 Bengali hotline during the spring lockdown last year, Lala Tanmoy Das received a call from a woman who could not speak English. “It was from a Bangladeshi woman in her 50s. She displayed shortness of breath, was profusely sweating and having chest […]

Ethnic groups in central Mali sign ‘three peace agreements’

Three “peace agreements” have been signed by representatives from herder and farmer communities that have become trapped in violence sparked by armed group attacks in central Mali, a Swiss mediator said. The accords bring together the Fulani – also called Peul – who mainly comprise semi-nomadic herders, and the Dogon, who are chiefly sedentary farmers. The […]

UK: Ethnic minorities disproportionately laid off in pandemic

London, United Kingdom – Britons from ethnic minority backgrounds in the United Kingdom have been disproportionately affected by job cuts during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a study by the Trades Union Congress (TUC), which represents unions in the country. From September 2019 to September 2020 – a period that included the peak months of […]

UK’s ethnic wealth gap: Difference between groups widens

Low savings among certain Black and Asian groups in UK hurt their ability to cope with COVID-19 crisis, think-tank says. People of Black African ethnicity in the United Kingdom typically have just one-eighth of the wealth of white British people, an economic think-tank said, calling for reforms to narrow the wealth divide between ethnic groups. […]

UK: Why do some ethnic minorities fear the coronavirus vaccine?

London, United Kingdom – When 29-year-old Shabrez Ali from Bradford was a child, his mother was cautious about vaccines. “For the longest time, my mum didn’t want me to take jabs during primary and secondary school,” Ali, who has South Asian origins, told Al Jazeera by phone. He was not sure why, but guessed, “it […]

Ethnic tension, conflicts key concern for Myanmar’s incoming MPs

Yangon, Myanmar – On November 8, the National League for Democracy won another resounding victory in Myanmar’s national election, claiming 920 of the 1,117 seats available in the local and national parliaments and improving on its 2015 landslide. The election was marred by some significant shortcomings – mainly the exclusion of the Rohingya Muslim majority […]

Ethnic Armenians confirm loss of Shusha to Azeri forces #duzline #duzlinenews #follow4follow

Spokesman for Nagorno-Karabakh leader says Azeri troops were in control of disputed region’s second-biggest city. Ethnic Armenian officials in Nagorno-Karabakh have said they are no longer in control of the enclave’s second-biggest city, hours after denying that Azeri forces have overrun the area. “We have to admit that a chain of failures still haunts us […]