As the holidays wrap amid an Omicron-driven COVID-19 surge in new cases across Canada, concerns are rising as countless Canadians students prepare to return to school. As Julia Foy reports, parents, teachers, and doctors are pushing for more measures to keep families safe.
Schools in the United States are also ramping up pandemic measures as Omicron infections surge after the holiday break. And as Jennifer Johnson reports, the uncertainty comes as both hospitals and the travel industry are swamped by another COVID-19 wave of infections.
Air travel can already be an exhausting and frustrating journey, especially amidst the pandemic and winter weather delays. It was made worse for 16-year-old Grace Rowe, who was forced to spend the night alone at an airport departure gate, as she tried to get back to her family in Nova Scotia. Ross Lord reports on her ordeal.
Plus, soccer fans around the world are gearing up for the 2022 FIFA World Cup set to kick off later this year in Qatar. But in the years of preparation, thousands of immigrant workers in that country have reportedly died while facing brutal working conditions. Redmond Shannon reports on how some teams are already trying to stand up for human rights.
And from the controversial border policies of the United States, to the deadly crossings refugees face along the English Channel, countless migrants around the world endured many dangerous circumstances through 2021. So how will countries step up to address the deepening global crisis in 2022? Reggie Cecchini explains.
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