A Nepalese migrant worker is nearly comatose after being injured in Qatar. He received good treatment there, but now that he’s home in Nepal, his body is deteriorating and his family wonders how they’ll pay for his ongoing treatment.
Nepal’s new insurance requirement for migrant workers guarantees a payout in the event of serious injury, illness or death abroad, but some advocates worry that the policy doesn’t have workers’ best interests at heart.
The 2016 attack in Kabul that severely injured Man Bahadur Thapa and killed more than a dozen others spurred the Nepalese government to temporarily ban the nation’s workers from taking employment in conflict zones. But recent laws requiring foreign employers to offer benefits have led desperate Nepalese migrant workers to stream into Afghanistan.
In some Zimbabwean cultures, family members are asked to bear children for a couple that has had trouble conceiving. The Bulawayo clinic, only the second in the nation, uses a technique slightly more sophisticated than in vitro fertilization, and residents give their opinions of an approach that is novel to them.
Children whose parents can’t afford the rising cost of bonus payments to augment teachers’ pay are being turned away from schools. Teacher salaries are a major challenge for Congolese communities, where schools require parents to augment government salaries. Meanwhile DRC, with an estimated 3.5 million primary school-age children out of school, is among nations with the highest numbers of out-of-school children in the world.
Though U.S. President Donald Trump has issued several orders aimed at barring immigration from several Muslim-majority countries, including Somalia, Somali Christians are hopeful that they can someday find refuge in the U.S. to practice their religion freely. Many Somali refugees resettled in Kenya, but there, too, Somali Christians face persecution while Kenyan officials seek to close the refugee camps.
Police say false rumors sparked looting in Zambia’s capital city this week. Two people died in the riots, more than 60 shops were looted and more than 250 people were arrested. Protesters originally took to the streets to demand police action after a series of suspicious deaths.