With no rights to speak of, undocumented migrants and refugees in Italy are vulnerable to exploitation by unscrupulous "padroni" and criminal gangs, including the mafia, who controls Italy's agricultural sector.
A new report from the UN says that the UN shares responsibility with Myanmar's government for the human rights abuses in Myanmar due to systemic failures. John Sifton of Human Rights Watch spoke with Carol Hills about how this conclusion was reached.
Adila Sadir, a Uighur woman from China, never expected to make a life for herself in Massachusetts, but recent persecution of the Uighurs in her homeland has lead her to stay. Now, she owns the only Uighur restaurant in the state and is speaking out about her people's struggle.
Recruitment agency ads perpetuate slavery-like conditions in Jordan by posting biodata of migrants seeking domestic work, revealing skin complexion, weight, height, and "price" according to country of origin. Many end up trapped in situations of abuse and exploitation.
After a boy and his grandmother traveling from DR Congo into Uganda die from Ebola, these cases confirm fears that the Ebola virus could spread from DR Congo to Uganda, due to frequent, informal and porous cross-border migration.
There are only eight psychiatric hospitals to serve more than 190 million citizens in Nigeria. To close the gap, nonprofits throughout the country are finding new ways to reach out to people in desperate need of care, from online Twitter therapy sessions to community outreach via motorized trikes.