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Al Jazeera 22 Jan 2020

Migrants forced to return home at Mexico border


Thousands of people from Central America have left their homes in the last week, hoping to reach the United States.
But after being turned back by authorities in Mexico, some now say they have no choice but to return home.
Al Jazeera's John Holman has more from Tecun Uman on the border between Guatemala and Mexico.

Rohingya Muslims who fled a campaign of violence against them in Myanmar remain fearful of returning home, despite the government saying it is now ready to receive them.
More than 700,000 Rohingya fled to neighbouring Bangladesh in 2017.
A recent UN court ruling ordered Myanmar to protect them.

Al Jazeera's Tanvir Chowdhury reports from Kutupalong refugee camp in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh.
Foreign Affairs Minister François-Philippe Champagne warned on Twitter that commercial travel options might not remain available amid the COVID-19 pandemic, as some countries have already taken measures to stop or sharply limit air traffic.
Ontario is introducing legislation to protect workers who are forced to stay home because of the coronavirus outbreak.

Many Canadian travellers are stranded amid lockdowns and flight cancellations because of the coronavirus pandemic. 

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