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24.02.2021

From Eritrea to Tanzania, the world’s strictest – and most – relaxed lockdowns

From Eritrea to Tanzania, the world’s strictest – and most – relaxed lockdowns

Jennifer Bell A year into the coronavirus pandemic, and some remote parts of the world remain in some of the strictest lockdowns to curb the spread of the virus, according to the Government Response Stringency Index developed at Oxford University. The platform… »

06.02.2021

Syrian refugees in Lebanon hugely impacted by ongoing economic and COVID-19 crises

Syrian refugees in Lebanon hugely impacted by ongoing economic and COVID-19 crises

The situation in Lebanon has been steadily deteriorating, and is projected to get much worse. Syrian refugees are among those worst off. The Refugee Protection Watch Coalition (RPW), of which PAX is part of, has interviewed hundreds of Syrian refugees and members of host communities in Lebanon. The resulting… »

09.01.2021

Lebanon’s racism is fanning the flames of violence towards Syrian refugees

Lebanon’s racism is fanning the flames of violence towards Syrian refugees

Makram Rabah As Lebanon celebrated Christmas, a Syrian refugee camp in Miniyeh in the north of Lebanon was attacked by a group of local youths who set fire to tents amid clashes with residents. The number of violent incidents against displaced communities living in the country… »

06.01.2021

FROM THE FIELD: Port explosion which ‘burnt hearts’ of Beirut residents

FROM THE FIELD: Port explosion which ‘burnt hearts’ of Beirut residents

Five months on from the devastating port explosion that killed over 200 people, and injured thousands more, the UN has invited Beirut residents to share their hopes and fears for the future of the city, and for Lebanon, which remains in crisis. “This explosion burnt our hearts”, says 40-year-old Farah. »

29.09.2020

Cyprus: Asylum Seekers Summarily Returned

Cyprus: Asylum Seekers Summarily Returned

Pushbacks Against Surge of Arrivals by Boat From Lebanon Cypriot coast guard forces summarily pushed back, abandoned, expelled, or returned more than 200 migrants, refugees, and asylum seekers coming from Lebanon during the first week of September 2020 without giving them the opportunity to lodge… »

06.08.2020

Lebanon: Support for hospitals top UN priority in the wake of deadly blast

Lebanon: Support for hospitals top UN priority in the wake of deadly blast

The United Nations is working closely with the authorities in Lebanon to support ongoing response in the aftermath of the massive deadly explosion that rocked Beirut on Tuesday, destroying large swathes of the capital. More than 130 people were killed in the blast, which ripped through the port and surrounding… »

24.01.2020

New government in Lebanon still failing to diffuse protests as many raise slogan: Revolution, Revolution

New government in Lebanon still failing to diffuse protests as many raise slogan: Revolution, Revolution

By Countercurrents Collective More than three months of political blockade have passed since protests in Lebanon erupted. A new government has sworn-in. Still violent protests continue with call for an end to corruption, economic woes and sectarian politics. Protesters have called for a “Week of Rage”. Protesters on Tuesday chanted… »

22.11.2019

Despite uncertain future, Lebanon’s uprising remains united against political elite

Despite uncertain future, Lebanon’s uprising remains united against political elite

Unlike previous movements, demonstrations in Lebanon have spread to all parts of the country and are targeting the entire political establishment. Jenny Gustafsson November 18, 2019 Holding a megaphone, a women chants to the crowds gathered at Martyrs’… »

30.10.2019

Lebanese Prime Minister Resigns Amid Massive Protests

Lebanese Prime Minister Resigns Amid Massive Protests

In Lebanon, thousands poured into the streets to celebrate Tuesday after Prime Minister Saad Hariri announced his resignation, amid two weeks of massive anti-government protests. Abdullah Hammoud: “First of all we want to congratulate the people, because the party of the people won today and not one party over the… »

12.03.2017

Understanding the situation of the Middle East today. From one world war to another (1/3)

Understanding the situation of the Middle East today. From one world war to another (1/3)

To understand the situation of today’s Middle East, it’s necessary to review a century of history. It’s necessary to go back to the aftermath of the First World War to see a large part of the geopolitical data that explains the multiplicity and entanglement of the present conflicts. One thing… »

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