Hard Numbers: "Rampant" human rights abuses in Idlib, UK unemployment bailout, Ethiopian clashes continue, Arizona tops global COVID list

Hard Numbers: "Rampant" human rights abuses in Idlib, UK unemployment bailout, Ethiopian clashes continue, Arizona tops global COVID list

52: Pro-government forces in Syria committed gross human rights violations against civilians during the recent military campaign to take back war-torn Idlib province, according to the United Nations Human Rights Council. The new UN report cites 52 separate attacks that led to vast destruction of infrastructure and civilian deaths.


30 billion: The British government has pledged 30 billion pounds ($37.7 billion) to address the country's pandemic-induced unemployment crisis. The scheme, similar to models adopted by many continental European countries in recent months, offers cash bonuses to employers who bring back furloughed workers.

239: At least 239 people have been killed in protests in Ethiopia following the murder last week of a popular singer named Hachalu Hundessa, who had called for the empowerment of the Oromo, the country's largest ethnic group.

1: If the US state of Arizona were a country, it would be number one in the world for racking up new daily COVID-19 cases, after recording an average of 3,300 new cases per million people over the past week. Arizona is followed by Florida, South Carolina, and Bahrain.

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