Home health provider Interim HealthCare of the Upstate currently has 51 open positions it’s looking to fill. Since September, 17 candidates have canceled their interviews and 20 didn’t even show up.

Recruitment and retention tends to be difficult in the home health care industry, but it’s been even tougher over the last several months.

Job candidates out there…they have so many options and are in interview processes with multiple companies for multiple positions and once they choose a position, oftentimes they just ghost the other companies that they’ve been in conversations with.

Human rights activists have accused Turkey of using its role as host of Interpol’s general assembly to push for a crackdown on critics and political opponents who have fled the country.

The alert came after the Turkish interior minister, Süleyman Soylu, said his government would use the three-day event in Istanbul to persuade the international criminal police organisation’s officials and delegates to find, arrest and extradite Turkish dissident citizens — particularly those it labels terrorists — abroad.

Interpol has rejected almost 800 red notice requests from Turkey in the past five years, an Interpol spokesperson told the Guardian, insisting that each request was rigorously checked. But critics from the Turkish Democracy Project claim some exiles have been unjustly threatened with arrest and extradition by the organisation.

The Council of Europe has published a new “Freedom from violence against women” section of its dedicated website highlighting the impact of the European Convention on Human Rights, as part of the 16 days of activism against gender-based violence.

The dangers women — and LGBTQ people — across the world…

Earlier, the United Nations had warned that millions of Afghans, including children, could die of starvation unless urgent action is taken to pull Afghanistan back from the brink of collapse.

The food crisis, exacerbated by climate change, was dire in Afghanistan even before the takeover by the Taliban, whose new administration has been blocked from accessing assets held overseas as nations grapple with how to deal with the hardline Islamists.

Many Afghans are selling possessions to buy food, with the Taliban unable to pay wages to civil servants, and urban communities are facing food insecurity at levels similar to rural areas for the first time.

France and Britain sought answers on Thursday on how to deter migrants from trying to cross the sea separating them after 27 people died making the attempt in an inflatable dinghy, the worst accident of its kind in the Channel on record.

French authorities are now estimating that 27 people lost their lives in yesterday’s Channel crossing tragedy, a slight downgrade on the figure of 31 that was originally announced on Wednesday.

The Refugee Council has called on the UK government to urgently adopt “fairer, more compassionate and effective” solutions to allow people to reach the UK and claim asylum.

In a statement published on its website, the NGO said the government must “commit and deliver the expansion of existing safe routes” for migrants, including “an annual resettlement target of at least 10,000 refugees”

The marriage and civil partnership (minimum age) bill had its second reading in parliament, with government and opposition MPs supporting the private member’s bill brought by Conservative MP Pauline Latham.

The vote was welcomed by campaigners and survivors of child marriage who have been lobbying against the current legislation, which allows 16 and 17-year-olds to wed with parental consent.

Many cases of child marriage in the UK are unregistered and “invisible”, campaigners say, taking place in religious or traditional family settings at ages lower than 16.

Chloe Ann Rayner

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