Voice of America
Voice of America 1 Apr 2020

Indian State Government Distribute Food to Migrant Workers


▶️Some state governments in India have started distributing food aid and money on Tuesday, March 31 to migrant workers who are stranded after a 21-day lockdown was imposed to curb the coronavirus spread.

Children in Mexico's Oaxaca state are not allowed to buy sugary junk food any more.
It comes in an effort to cut down on high levels of obesity in Mexico, which, for children, are among the highest in the world.
Health experts say the COVID-19 outbreak, which has now killed more than 50,000 people in Mexico, has highlighted the added risks of being overweight.

Al Jazeera's Manuel Rapalo reports from Mexico City.
In Mexico, the vast majority of people who die from COVID-19 have diabetes, hypertension or obesity.

To help reduce those health problems, one Mexican state just this month has banned the sale of junk food to minors.

Now several other states are preparing to pass similar legislation.
As Lebanon grapples with the aftermath of an explosion that killed more than 200 people and left thousands homeless, the country has plunged deeper into an economic, political and humanitarian crisis.

It is a catastrophic situation for any resident of the capital Beirut - but for migrant workers, whose standard of living and freedom of movement were already compromised, the situation feels hopeless.

In this episode of The Stream, we'll explore the terrible situation facing Lebanon's migrant workers, ask what needs to be done to support them and what, if any, hope they have of returning home.
The lock down that began in March made movement for millions of migrant workers impossible. Some were less stranded and penniless and with little recourse.

We take a look at one man that was able to find some respite thanks to an friend - though his future seems less then certain.

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