Where Is Covid Emergency Aid Money Going?: Daily Brief

Plus: justice awaits for Conakry stadium victims; Afghan parties should end attacks on civilians; Hong Kong protesters are held incommunicado; does anyone care about Moria refugees?; how Covid-related school closures affect children; and join us to hear more about transitional justice in DR Congo. 

The Covid-19 pandemic has exacerbated already staggering levels of economic inequality in many countries around the world. Now there is a real risk that trillions of dollars meant to support those hardest hit by the crisis may be captured by the wealthy - six months into the pandemic, massive amounts have already been lost due to corruption or malfeasance.

On September 28, 2009 the Guinean security forces killed more than 150 people demonstrating in a stadium in the capital, wounded hundreds, and more than a hundred women were victims of rape and other forms of sexual violence. Victims and their family members are demanding justice.

The Taliban and Afghan government blame each other for ramping up attacks, but they don’t need to wait for a ceasefire before they do more to protect civilians. 

A group of 12 detained Hong Kong pro-democracy protesters, including one child, has been held incommunicado in Shenzhen’s Yantian Detention Center since August 23, 2020. The Chinese authorities should allow them access to family members and their own lawyers and physicians.

"Does anyone care about the Moria refugees"? Listen to our Greece researcher Eva Cossé speak about the situation in Greece's Moria camp on The Stream. 

What happens when schools close due to Covid?

And join us on Wednesday September 30 for a webinar on the assessment and different perspectives of transitional justice in DR Congo.