A second wave of Covid-19 infections in Thailand is taking a serious toll on migrant workers from Myanmar, as they face not only health risks and economic losses, but also discrimination from their hosts.
Étiqueté : discriminations
Since the outbreak of the coronavirus, there have been increasing reports that foreigners living in areas with prominent international communities in Japan are being subject to discrimination and hateful remarks.
Speculation is growing that Japan will soon reopen its borders to non-Japanese residents, allowing those who have left the country during the pandemic to return regardless of the purpose of their trip abroad.
More than 50,000 people in Japan have tested positive for COVID-19 to date. Many have recovered, but others have lingering symptoms and face social stigma several months after being given the all-clear.
Some worry confusion about border restrictions will « leave a scar » among the nation’s foreign residents
Kaushik Kumar really loves Japan and has wanted to live here long-term for a while now, even though he knew he’d always be “treated like a foreigner.”
Les règles imposées par les autorités nippones aux résidents non-japonais placent de nombreux expatriés dans des situations extrêmement problématiques voire douloureuses.
Kady, a 32-year-old who works as a copywriter in Osaka, flew back to her home country of Britain in December to attend to personal matters. She planned to return to Japan in mid-May and already had a flight booked.
The government says it will allow foreign residents to re-enter the country regardless of their visa status.
While medical workers in the United States and Europe have been heralded as heroes in the fight against the coronavirus pandemic, many nurses and doctors in Japan have faced discrimination and ostracism despite heightened social media efforts to recognize their contribution.
Malgré la levée de l’état d’urgence, Tokyo allonge de onze pays la liste de ceux dont les ressortissants ne peuvent entrer dans l’archipel. Une mesure qui concerne aussi les résidents disposant d’un visa.
Japan is the only Group of Seven member denying entry to long-term and permanent residents
David Kvien, a 29-year-old Danish 3D artist from Tokyo, left Japan for Copenhagen on March 20 to attend to funeral arrangements for his father, who had passed away from a heart attack just a day before.
Le pays a repéré un nouveau foyer de contaminations dans des clubs d’un quartier branché de Séoul. Leur stratégie de tests et de traçage se heurte à l’inquiétude des jeunes gays qui fréquentent ces lieux. Ils redoutent d’être « outés » et ensuite discriminés dans une société très conservatrice.
An army of “coronavirus vigilantes” in Japan is going to extreme lengths to harass potential spreaders of COVID-19, resorting to “internet lynching” of rule-breakers and banishment of long-distance travelers they see as virus-carrying invaders of their communities.
Confrontés à un climat de suspicion dans un pays encore sous tension sanitaire, mais aussi à un certain racisme, les Africains vivent des moments difficiles.