BBC Interview: Environmental Activist killings

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A record number of activists working to protect the environment and land rights were murdered last year. According to a new report from Global Witness, 227 people were killed around the world in 2020, the highest number recorded for a second consecutive year. We hear a conversation with environmental activists talking about the work they do, and the dangers they face.

And as the United Nations warns that Afghanistan is facing a major humanitarian crisis, we look at what daily life is now like in the country. The BBC has obtained and verified video footage showing civilians being killed by the Taliban in Afghanistan. We get more details from our colleagues.

Also, Professor Manfred Green, medical doctor and professor of epidemiology in the school of public health at the University of Haifa in Israel, joins us to discuss the latest news and research about Covid-19, and answer your questions.

(Photo: A woman holds a poster with a photo of slain indigenous environmental activist Berta Caceres during a protest to mark International Women’s Day outside the public prosecutor’s office in Tegucigalpa, Honduras. Credit: Jorge Cabrera/Reuters)