China's Cover-Ups Deserve Global Attention: Daily Brief

No one should be fooled by information from the regime in Beijing; Covid-19 has thrown New York City’s inequalities into sharp relief; prevent catastrophic outbreak of Covid-19 in Syria; criminal case for opposing homophobia in Turkey; girls & women with disabilities in Afghanistan face systemic abuse; podcast highlights landmark trial on torture in Syria; and some very welcome news from Finland. 

As Covid-19 continues to cut a grim path across the globe, debates continue to rage about who is to blame.

COVID-19 has thrown New York City’s inequalities into sharp relief. People in low-paying jobs and immigrant workers have been the hardest hit by job losses

To help prevent a catastrophic outbreak of Covid-19 in Syria, the World Health Organization should stand firm in urging the United Nations Security Council to ensure medical and other humanitarian aid can be delivered to Syria over an Iraq border crossing.

Challenging homophobia can be tricky in Turkey...

A court in Koblenz, Germany, is hearing a landmark crimes against humanity case against two people alleged to be former Syrian intelligence officials. Listen to this podcast with HRW's Syria researcher Sara Kayyali and Balkees Jarrah, expert on international justice.

 Finland has joined Germany and Luxembourg in relocating unaccompanied children from squalid, overcrowded camps in Greece. Other EU member states, such as France, Sweden and The Netherlands, should follow this example.