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Coronavirus – Africa: UN Experts – Sanctions proving deadly during COVID pandemic, humanitarian exemptions not working

August 7, 2020

Download logoPeople in countries under sanctions cannot protect themselves against COVID-19 or get life-saving treatment if they fall ill because humanitarian exemptions to the sanctions are not working, UN human rights experts* said today.

“Sanctions are bringing suffering and death in countries like Cuba, Iran, Sudan, Syria, Venezuela and Yemen,” said Alena Douhan, special rapporteur on the negative impact of unilateral coercive measures on the enjoyment of human rights. “Sanctions should b

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Source : African Media Agency (AMA)

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