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Refugees sinking in the Mediterranean Sea. Photo: Vimeo

#WithRefugees campaign stands for families that flee their homes

The petition was launched in 2016 and for the World Refugee Day 2017 it has already reached more than 1.5 million pledges. 

Refugees

A better understanding on refugees and other related concepts

Commonly, misunderstandings start when it comes to defining what a refugee is. Taking into account the definitions made by the UN Refugee Agency, here we try to clarify the different concepts. 

The proposal will be voted in the plenary session in early July

The European Parliament discusses a proposal to force transnational corporations to disclose the country where they pay tax

Organisations defending fiscal transparency regret the amendment introduced by conservative groups, who reject disclosing this information when it is “commercially sensitive”.

"Rolling Blackouts" comic. Photo: Drawn and Quarterly

A comic chronicle about the life of refugees in the Middle East

Sarah Glidden tells her experience from post-war Iraq until civil revolution in Syria through vignettes.

Conflicts map. Image: EJAtlas

What are the socio-environmental conflicts in the world?

Environmental Justice Atlas (EJAtlas) is a map created by researchers from UAB’s Institute of Environmental Science and Technology with 2,100 cases of environmental conflicts in different parts of the world.

Same world calls on youths to denounce environmental injustice.

Intergenerational sustainability and justice

The European project Same World aims at getting youths aged 13 to 25 to denounce environmental injustice and to demand intergenerational justice, a concept stemming from environmental sustainability.

Campaign image. Image: WHO

Blood donations in emergency situations, new WHO campaign

During the World Blood Donor Day, the World Health Organization will highlight blood donors’ dedication to help those who have suffered any natural disaster, accident, or armed conflict.

Girl using a tablet

Is the digital gap growing or shrinking?

Over 50% of the world population uses the Internet. 2016 is the year this incredible hallmark was reached. But what happens with the other half? 

Members of Amnesty International

281 human rights defenders killed in 2016

Amnesty International releases a report within the framework of its new campaign “Brave” calling for the elimination of repressive laws and to ensure the safety of people fighting injustice.

Frame from the Mental Health Europe video. Image: MHE

Mental Health Europe launches animated video to raise awareness on persons with disabilities

MHE present a new video on Article 27 of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities on the right to work.

Conflict in South Sudan. Photo: Wikimedia Commons

UN points out Sudan forces to have committed capital crimes

Two UN agencies report that 2 million children have been displaced by South Sudan conflict.

Frame from the video. Image: Youtube

Shazam loses its memory to support a campaign for Alzheimer’s Research UK

The app allowing recognition of almost any song based on a small sample and the British association want to raise awareness of the disease among the younger generation.  

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