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21.10.2020

A Story of Empowerment, Growth and Hope

A Story of Empowerment, Growth and Hope

This story could be a classic example of entrepreneurship, one that we see all the time on TV screens, especially in bank advertisements that offer easy credit, but it is much more than that: it contains empowerment, training and, above all, hope. The central character of this story is the… »

17.08.2020

UNHCR applauds Canada’s commitment to grant permanent residency to asylum-seekers working on COVID-19 frontlines

UNHCR applauds Canada’s commitment to grant permanent residency to asylum-seekers working on COVID-19 frontlines

UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, welcomes Canada’s announcement to open pathways to permanent residency for asylum-seekers in the healthcare sector who have worked on the frontlines of the country’s COVID-19 response. “This is an exemplary act of solidarity which recognises the service and dedication of some of the most marginalized… »

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… »

01.08.2020

Reparations and the fight for life

Reparations and the fight for life

Esther Stanford-Xosei Extinction Rebellion Internationalist Solidarity Network is joining with Stop the Maangamizi and African Emancipation Day Reparations March to lock down Brixton Road on Saturday 1 August. We’ve been doing all the nice stuff for six years – going on annual marches and delivering… »

08.07.2020

EU Solidarity on Migrant Children in Greece Could Change Lives

EU Solidarity on Migrant Children in Greece Could Change Lives

Sweden should welcome and protect unaccompanied children On April 15, Luxembourg became the first European country to welcome asylum-seeking children, 12 girls and boys, from the Greek islands. And on April 16, 47 children arrived in Germany. These children were the first to be covered by an EU plan to… »

04.07.2020

What the EU’s Corona Fundraising Tells us about Global Solidarity

What the EU’s Corona Fundraising Tells us about Global Solidarity

Viewpoint by Inge Kaul The writer, Dr Inge Kaul, is Senior Fellow, Hertie School, Berlin and Non-resident Senior Fellow, Center for Global Development, Washington, DC. European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen organized two spectacular fund-raising events, one on May 4 and the other on June 27, 2020. The first… »

04.07.2020

Americans With Jobs Are Sharing Their Stimulus Checks With People Out of Work

Americans With Jobs Are Sharing Their Stimulus Checks With People Out of Work

With unemployment nearing Great Depression levels and many still waiting on any government support, a new person-to-person relief economy is forming. By April M. Short The responses of governments around the world to the pandemic and its resulting economic impacts are revealing and varied. As officials enact measures to keep… »

06.06.2020

Protests Against Racism Are Also Spreading in the Netherlands

Protests Against Racism Are Also Spreading in the Netherlands

On 1 June, a large demonstration took place in the centre of Amsterdam in solidarity with demonstrators protesting in dozens of cities in the United States against the death of George Floyd at the hands of a police officer. In Amsterdam, a large demonstration took place on June 1st… »

05.06.2020

Indigenous communities, land rights and Covid-19

Indigenous communities, land rights and Covid-19

Indigenous territories impacted by oil palm, mining and criminalisation are disproportionately affected by Covid-19 – yet still they support those most vulnerable. Food sovereignty within the Indigenous communities of the Indonesian archipelago is under threat, not least during a pandemic.  The Banten Kidul Indigenous Peoples are known for… »

03.06.2020

Crisis and the Will to Help

Crisis and the Will to Help

By Jhon Sánchez Since the first moment the coronavirus crisis started, there have been a blooming of organizations, mutual funds, or groups of neighbors who get together to help the unemployed, the undocumented, or the disabled. People have different motivations to do selfless acts. I think of the volunteers of… »

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