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Lin Taylor

Inclusive Economies Correspondent

Thomson Reuters Foundation

Lin is based in London where she covers global inequalities, migration, women’s rights, climate change, digital rights, human trafficking and modern slavery, and other under-reported stories. Lin has reported from Jordan, Fiji, Vanuatu, Hong Kong, Vietnam, Calais in France, Spain, Serbia, Croatia, and of course, Australia, where she was born and bred after her family fled Vietnam as refugees in the late 1970s. She previously worked as a digital journalist and editor with CNN International. Prior to that, she was a multiplatform journalist and editor at SBS Australia, an award-winning national television and radio broadcaster.

May 01, 2024

Millions of voters do not know they must show ID to take part in Thursday's local elections in England and Wales under rules that were rolled out last year, according to the Best for Britain campaign group.

Voters must bring a passport or another valid photo ID to cast a ballot, under regulations introduced by the Conservative government to prevent voter fraud. Previously, Britons only had to give a name and address.

April 23, 2024

As governments across Europe pursue policies aimed at deterring growing migration from Asian, African and Middle Eastern countries, rights campaigners say some measures could shut out or even criminalise refugees.

European Union lawmakers approved a major asylum policy overhaul on April 10 that the pro-EU political centre says would reduce irregular arrivals as it seeks to stem gains by the far-right ahead of the bloc's parliamentary election in June.

April 23, 2024

The British parliament has passed a divisive law to deport asylum seekers to Rwanda, with Prime Minister Rishi Sunak promising that flights will take off by July, but legal hurdles could yet hold up or delay the policy.

The "Safety of Rwanda" bill aims to cut immigration by deterring migrants from arriving without permission, but refugee rights groups say it criminalises genuine asylum seekers, and Britain's Supreme Court ruled last year that the East African nation was not a safe country to send people.

March 06, 2024

As women suffer systematic discrimination at the hands of authorities in countries including Afghanistan and Iran, global human rights campaigners are pushing for "gender apartheid" to be recognised as a crime under international law.

If gender apartheid is included in a draft U.N. crimes against humanity treaty, countries that adopt it would be obliged to criminalise it and take action against offenders. 

February 15, 2024

The urgency of Abdirizak Ahmed's efforts to fight a measles outbreak in Ethiopia hit home last month when two of the aid worker's colleagues lost children to the disease, which is making a comeback from Africa to India and Britain.

"Both boys died before they reached the 13th month or 14th month of life ... It's devastating," said Abdirizak, who works for charity Save the Children in the Horn of Africa country, which reported 10,000 cases in 2023 - the world's highest toll after Yemen, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan and India, according to World Health Organization (WHO) data

January 30, 2024

Low pay, staff shortages and a tough job - no wonder Britain's care homes are struggling to fill vacancies.

Now, industry leaders say that could get even harder due to Prime Minister Rishi Sunak's plans to stop foreign workers being able to bring family members with them if they come on visa programmes to take up UK health and care jobs.

January 15, 2024

The world's wealthiest 1% of people own nearly 43% of all global financial assets and emit as much carbon as two-thirds of the planet's poorest, according to an Oxfam report on Monday ahead of a gathering of the World Economic Forum (WEF).

Heads of state will join chief executives, business elites and other prominent figures this week to discuss pressing global issues - from geopolitical instability and climate change - at the WEF's annual meeting in Davos, Switzerland.

December 04, 2023

When Taha Amin-Ismail Khalifeh dialled into a conference call with his Israeli employer last month, the Palestinian hotel worker expected a briefing on how the Israel-Hamas war was affecting business. Instead, he and 40 others were laid off.

Khalifeh, who lives in the Israeli-occupied West Bank, had worked as a housekeeper in the hotel in East Jerusalem for more than 20 years.

November 22, 2023

Britain will keep its foreign aid spending at 0.5% of economic output until its fiscal situation improves, according to a government White Paper on international development.

Britain's Conservative government reduced overseas aid from 0.7% to 0.5% of gross national income (GNI) in 2020 to free up cash for domestic spending during COVID-19, slashing billions from programmes supporting the world's poorest.

November 08, 2023

When Mishaal was granted refugee status in August after arriving in Britain in 2021, it was the first time the stateless Kuwaiti had received legal recognition in his life.

As a member of the bedoun community - which accounts for around 85,000 people in Kuwait, according to official data - Mishaal said he finally felt he was able to "live as a human being" and plan his future.