REPORTAGE. In Beirut, Christian refugees from Syrian and Iraq have found temporary shelter in stores in what was once part of a suburban mall. Living in appalling conditions and below the poverty line, they struggle to survive, writes Nuri Kino from the organization A Demand for Action in this eyewitness account. Before the fall of Saddam Hussein’s …

– We have managed to know the truth, what is left now is accountability, justice has to be done in the Gambia. There should be no impunity for the perpetrators of serious and multiple crimes against international human rights, says Essa Faal, appointed Lead Counsel of the Gambia’s TRRC (Truth, Reconciliation and Reparations Commission) for more …

How is the UN system handling reports of sexual abuse by it’s own staff members? What are the complaint structures, and can you trust the internal investigation system the exists in the UN? Listen to Martina Broström, the whistleblower from UNAIDS on what happened when she was sexually attacked in an elevator by her superior …

“The last 48 hours are the longest I’ve been through in my life. The crazy bombing continues unabated. They destroy our houses, our memories, our dreams. ” The messages from my former co-worker Lubna Beseisso are streaming into my mobile. She lives in Gaza City. And now she’s scared. Terrified. It’s Wednesday, the second really …

Their family members were murdered by ISIS, they have been expelled and persecuted, now they are fighting to survive the day. Nuri Kino, journalist and founder of the organization A Demand For Action, writes about two intensive days of relief work in Beirut, while he and many others are waiting for an important signal and …

Should aid be given to authoritarian regimes if they are efficient in reducing poverty? Or do we risk that donor money will keep the dictators in power? The issue of Authoritarian aid is very much in the discussion right now. But what is the right thing to do – Should we stay or should we …

OPINION. There are ways to solve the Israel-Palestine conflict, argues Tomas Nordberg in this the third of articles on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. The Oslo Accords provide the guidelines for reconciliation. We must go to the roots of the conflict to arrive at its solutions. For conflict solution, not just management, both sides need to exhibit authentic …

Fader Aho (Sefer) Bileçen ar fängslats i Turkiet sedan han gett vatten och bröd till två personer som besökt klostret. Här på bilden står han framför sin kyrka.

COLUMN. My friend Father Aho has been convicted of terrorism or, more properly, of membership in a terrorist organization. The penalty is two years and one month in prison. Why was he convicted? For giving bread and water to people who visited his monastery in the Southeastern Turkey, writes Nuri Kino, investigative journalist and founder …

Throughout modern Israeli and Palestinian political history, there has been a realization that a balance must be struck between Palestinian aspirations for self-determination and Israeli legitimate security concerns. The Israeli settlements contribute to hardening the conflict and lessening the prospects for peace. Although international law prohibits moving one´s population to occupied ground, there are close …

OPINION. Why is the UN Food System Summit (FSS) ignoring the issue of landlessness and land grabbing? The answer is quite straightforward. Landgrabbers are effectively running the FSS, writes Arnold Padilla, Food Sovereignty Programme coordinator of PAN Asia Pacific. Peasant movements in Asia marked March 29 as the Day of the Landless. The day pays tribute to …

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