Human rights

Sergei Stroitelev. Photo: Facebook

Sergei Stroitelev: “I am convinced that social photography can change people lives by raising awareness”

The Russian photographer has won the 20th International Prize for Humanitarian Photography Luis Valtueña, organized every year by Doctors of the World. The winning project shows how terminally ill children try to survive every day in a hospice in Saint Petersburg.

Cold wave. Photo: Twitter

Cold snap becomes dangerous for refugees in Greece

Harsh weather conditions make it unsustainable for hundreds of asylum seekers living in camps.  

Golfo Azzurro sailed on 24 December / Photo: Oriol CanalsGolfo Azzurro

No rest for Proactiva Open Arms during Christmas

The Catalan NGO, on a new and larger vessel than Astral, plans to rescue 35,000 people in the Mediterranean this winter, a figure that is similar to last year’s.

Supporters of the campaign

Civil society calls for Catalonia to become a land of welcome

The campaign “Casa nostra, casa vostra” (Our home is your home) aims at encouraging Catalan institutions to take action in light of the migration crisis.

Jesús Carrión, an activist from RETS and the coordinator of the Col·lectiu Ronda / Photograph: Suport Associatiu

Jesús Carrión: “As long as transnational corporations continue to violate human rights, they really cannot talk of CSR”

Jesús Carrión, an activist from RETS and the coordinator of the Col·lectiu Ronda, defends the need to establish international treaties that force corporations to respect these rights.

Girl / Photograph: Lance Shields, Flickr

A report by UNICEF estimated some 50 million children are uprooted worldwide

Over half of them have been forced from their homes by conflicts and threats. The report recalls that a large number of children are seeking a better quality of life and improved social and economic conditions out of their homes.

The Petra Camp, where Anna and the team from DSR were providing basic dental care / Photograph: DSR

From Lesvos to Petra, changes without solutions

Olga Margalef was in Lesvos when scores of refugees were arriving. Anna Sorio visited Petra, after the makeshift camps were being dismantled and the official military camps set up. What has changed?

Refugee Camp - Font: Pixabay

Analysis of the refugee situation in the world in 2016

The figure of displaced people is now more than 60 million. Syria, Afghanistan or Somalia are some of the countries these people are fleeing. We will examine this humanitarian crisis to try to understand what is happening.

Right to asylum? Humanitarian crisis and institutional racism

The inaction of the European Union regarding the refugee crisis is an example of institutional racism, writes SOS Racisme's director Alba Cuevas.

Frame of "Change your shoes" campaign video / Labour Behind The Label

Are your shoes ethical and sustainable? Change your shoes!

Organisations from around Europe and Asia are pushing forward a campaign to fight human and labour rights abuses in the shoe industry and to demand transparency and changes in EU regulations.

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