Hard Numbers: Chickens on the brink of death!
80: El Salvador has one of the highest rates of femicide in the world, with one woman murdered on average every three days in 2019, and 80 percent of those crimes go unpunished. The recent high-profile murder of a Salvadoran journalist by her boyfriend prompted the government to declare femicide a national emergency.
300 million: The isolation of China's Hubei province, the epicenter of the coronavirus, is pushing its flock of more than 300 million chickens to the "edge of death," the region's poultry association said. Blocking transport in and out of Hubei has disrupted crucial shipments of animal feed supplies, and if this trend continues, most farms in the province will likely run out by the end of the week.
600: As Islamist violence continues to cripple Africa's Sahel region, France announced the deployment of 600 more soldiers to the Sahel, adding to the 4,500 French troops already stationed there. The reinforcements will deploy primarily to areas along the borders of Mali, Burkina Faso, and Niger, which jihadists have used as launchpads for attacks.
6: Turkey launched fatal airstrikes against Bashar al-Assad's forces in northwestern Syria Monday, after six Turkish soldiers were killed by Syrian shelling in Idlib province. Russia, a major backer of the Assad regime, said it wasn't warned about the retaliation – Turkey says Russia shouldn't stand in the way anyway.