What Hope, without Water and Soap? - Daily Brief

The Venezuelan healthcare system is grossly unprepared to fight Covid-19; extremists' "war against education" in Burkina Faso; suspicious new fires in Myanmar; Saudi Arabia going after families of former officials; marking a global milestone in stopping the recruitment of child soldiers;  international pressure seems to be working in Haiti; and there's good news from Costa Rica.

Increasing armed Islamist group attacks on teachers, students, and schools in Burkina Faso since 2017 have had a devastating impact on children’s access to education.

Satellite imagery shows about 200 homes and other buildings were destroyed by fire in Myanmar’s embattled Rakhine State on 16 May. We've seen this sort of thing before...

Saudi authorities have held two adult children of a former official in incommunicado detention since security forces arrested them in March 2020.

This week marks 20 years since one of the adoption of the United Nations treaty banning the use of child soldiers, a major achievement in a long, ongoing campaign.

International pressure seems to be working in Haiti...

And good news from Costa Rica...