Jillian Kestler-D'Amours

Jillian Kestler-D'Amours

Jillian Kestler-D'Amours has reported from across the Middle East and North Africa, as well as in South and North America, Asia and Europe. Her work covers immigration, refugees, political conflict and human rights issues.

Coronavirus pandemic

On the US coronavirus front line: The life of a janitor

The work of custodians and janitors has become even more important - but most do it for low wages and without PPE.

On the US coronavirus front line: The life of a janitor

Coronavirus pandemic

Nurses to anti-lockdown activists: My life's on the line. Go home

US nurses and other medical workers beg protesters to stay home and abide by coronavirus social distancing guidelines.

Nurses to anti-lockdown activists: My life's on the line. Go home

Coronavirus pandemic

Canada: How Quebec elder care homes became coronavirus hotspots

Over half of the more than 1,243 COVID-19 deaths in Canadian province of Quebec have been in long-term care centres.

Canada: How Quebec elder care homes became coronavirus hotspots

Ramadan 2020

US: Fearing coronavirus, Georgia mosques to stay shut for Ramadan

Mosques will remain closed despite governor's decision to slowly 'reopen' the state amid COVID-19 pandemic.

US: Fearing coronavirus, Georgia mosques to stay shut for Ramadan

Gun violence

Canada shooting: At least 18 dead, 16 crime scenes in Nova Scotia

Canadian province devastated as it reels from the deadliest mass shooting in the country's history.

Canada shooting: At least 18 dead, 16 crime scenes in Nova Scotia

Coronavirus pandemic

On the coronavirus front line: The life of a NYC paramedic

Thousands of NYC first responders are the first line of defence against COVID-19. Anthony Almojera is one of them.

On the coronavirus front line: The life of a NYC paramedic

Coronavirus pandemic

Coronavirus: NYC Muslims struggle to hold traditional burials

From rising costs to social distancing limits, traditional Islamic funeral practices have been upended by coronavirus.

Coronavirus: NYC Muslims struggle to hold traditional burials

Coronavirus pandemic

On the coronavirus front line: The life of a New York City doctor

Thousands of US healthcare workers spend entire shifts battling COVID-19. ER Doctor Cleavon Gilman is one of them.

On the coronavirus front line: The life of a New York City doctor

Coronavirus pandemic

How US cancer patients are navigating new coronavirus anxiety

Doctors must weigh risks of not doing surgeries, treatment with what coronavirus threat may mean if they do.

How US cancer patients are navigating new coronavirus anxiety

Coronavirus pandemic

Coronavirus: Overwhelmed US funeral homes turn families away

Funeral homes say they lack storage, have growing backlog for burial, cremation services as coronavirus deaths surge.

Coronavirus: Overwhelmed US funeral homes turn families away

Coronavirus pandemic

Indigenous fear Canada work camps will be coronavirus incubators

Construction work on pipelines, dams raises risk of COVID-19 spread, harm to nearby communities, Indigenous leaders say.

Indigenous fear Canada work camps will be coronavirus incubators

Coronavirus pandemic

US doctors go online to reveal 'bold, loud' coronavirus truths

Healthcare workers turn to social media to raise awareness, lobby for more supplies and build support during pandemic.

US doctors go online to reveal 'bold, loud' coronavirus truths