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Epidemics Can’t Be Stopped Without Trust

From Ebola to COVID-19, epidemics are fueled by fear and misinformation. Vaccines are refused; people protest unwanted public health measures; and in the chaos generated by traditional and social media, viruses keep spreading. So, how do we fix a global…

ICRC: Millions of young Syrians paid heavy toll during “decade of savage loss”

As the crisis in Syria moves into its second decade, a survey commissioned by the International Committee of the Red Cross highlights the heavy price paid by young Syrians. 1,400 Syrians between the ages of 18-25 were surveyed in Syria,…

Croatia’s earthquake risk disrupting partial lockdown amid COVID-19 outbreak

A series of tremors hit the Croatian capital Zagreb on early Sunday morning on March 22, leaving at least 27 people injured, one critically, and widespread damage to old buildings in the historic center. The epicenter was registered at seven…

The Beginning of the End of Nuclear Weapons premieres in Madrid

In a final event to mark Pressenza’s 10th birthday. Photos Ariel Brocchieri On Monday 23 September, as advertised, the documentary “The Beginning of the End of Nuclear Weapons” premiered in Spain, in Madrid, at the historic Cine Doré, and was…

Chinese tourist mistaken for a refugee after filing wrong German paperwork

A Chinese tourist in Germany ended up in a refugee home for nearly two weeks after accidentally signing an asylum application form. The man had intended to file a report about his missing wallet. The 31-year-old backpacker from China, who…

Battle for Fallujah: Protests needed on violations of humanitarian law

In simultaneous, if not necessarily coordinated operations, there are attacks against the forces of the Islamic State (ISIS or Daesh in its Arabic abbreviation) in Syria and Iraq. ISIS had, in practice, abolished the frontier between Iraq and Syria which…

Nuclear Weapons: ending a threat to humanity

Nuclear weapons: Ending a threat to humanity Statement 18 FEBRUARY 2015 The 70th anniversary of the first use of nuclear weapons is the moment to signal that the era of nuclear weapons is coming to an end and that the…