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Al Jazeera 19 Mar 2020

Is coronavirus carnage on the way for refugees? I Inside Story


Hand-washing and social distancing are crucial in the fight against coronavirus
That's nearly impossible for refugees and migrants who live in deplorable conditions.
Aid groups are warning of carnage, if there's an outbreak in overcrowded camps such as in Bangladesh, Greece, Syria, Yemen and Venezuela.
Humanitarian activists are appealing for hygiene kits, water sanitation and training for health workers to protect refugees.
And governments providing shelter are under pressure to prevent a humanitarian catastrophe.
But with carers sick, volunteers gone and governments overwhelmed - what needs to be done to save them?

Presenter: Dareen Abughaida

Apostols Veizos, director of the medical operational support unit at Doctors Without Borders in Greece.
Murie Tschopp, country director for the Norwegian Refugee Council.
Babar Baloch, spokesman for the United Nations Humanitarian Agency, the UNHCR.

The coronavirus pandemic has fundamentally changed the way we live in just the last few months.
Governments trying to halt the spread of the virus, have imposed strict lockdowns.
That means, hundreds of millions of people are now working from home, away from the office.
Videoconferencing services, for example, have experienced a huge boom.
But working remotely has created immense challenges for businesses and employees alike.
What are the benefits and challenges?
And will this permanently change the way we work?

Presenter: Bernard Smith


Mabel Cheng - Counsellor and Research Officer at the University of Hong Kong.

Ali Fenwick - Professor of Organisational Behaviour at Hult International Business School.

Avis Jones-Deweever - A Career Re-Invention Strategist.
India's capital is one of the world's most polluted cities, but its skies have turned blue, and many people can see the Himalayan mountains for the first time.
In Italy's Venice, canal water is so clear fish can be easily seen.
All this is an unexpected upside of the coronavirus crisis.
And it's proved global air quality can be dramatically improved - and fast.
The change has been created by lockdowns that have gounded flights and shut factories.
But environmentalists warn it could be temporary.
Climate talks have been delayed to next year because of the outbreak.
And it's feared countries could prioritise human and economic welfare before that of the environment.
Many are questioning whether the world will just go back to business as usual when it recovers from the pandemic.
So, are there lessons the pandemic can teach us about living with nature, moving forward?

Presenter: Richelle Carey

Francois Gemenne, Professor of environmental geopolitics and migration dynamics at The Paris Institute of Political Studies.
Meena Raman, Environmental Lawyer and Coordinator of Climate Change Program at the Third World Network.
Arunabha Ghosh, CEO of the Council on Energy, Environment and Water
In an interview with Jalen & Jacoby to promote The Harder Way on ESPN+, Anfernee "Penny" Hardaway talks about being the head coach of the Memphis Tigers men's basketball team, paving the way for the likes of Juwan Howard at Michigan and Jerry Stackhouse at Vanderbilt, the way the NCAA handled the James Wiseman situation, the Fab Five, and Memphis' Lester Quinones wearing short shorts.

CGTN's Rachelle Akuffo spoke to Nirupama Rao, Assistant Professor of Business Economics and Public Policy at the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan about the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on the U.S. economy and what she expects to happen in the next few months.

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