Ukraine

Participation of refugee students in the UAB Festival.

The Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona has started a fundraising campaign to help ensure that refugees arriving in Catalonia can continue their studies.

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The Model Prison in Barcelona hosted the presentation of the new CCAR space.

The Catalan Refugee Aid Commission (CCAR from the catalan Comissió Catalana d'Ajuda al Refugiat) is promoting this new meeting point located in the Sants neighborhood of Barcelona, ​​which aims to make life more comfortable for displaced people.

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By the end of 2022, 860 million people could live in extreme poverty.

In total, by the end of 2022, 860 million people could be in a situation caused by inequalities that have been exacerbated by the pandemic, inflation and war in Ukraine, according to a report by Intermón Oxfam.

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The war in Ukraine has reinforced a militaristic vision that consolidates the culture of violence to resolve conflicts.

Neus Sotomayor of Unipau and Antoni Soler of Fundipau reflect on the militarism triggered by the Ukrainian war and why pacifism and non-violence must be emphasized to prevent conflict.

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Francesc Terns: "For us, a person, whether from Ukraine, Syria or anywhere else, is a person."

Co-founder of Barcelona-based NGO Health Warriors tells us why they reoriented their project towards helping refugees from the war in Ukraine.

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Where is the 1997 ban, the Ottawa Treaty, as an overcoming of the amendment to Protocol II to the Geneva Conventions that was useless in banning land mines? What is the situation with demining once the conflict is over?

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The Russian invasion of Ukraine has already caused more than a million refugees.

Organizations such as the Fundación Lealtad and the Pan American Health Organization have developed documents with some tips for providing assistance and making it as effective as possible.

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The intentional choice to take action toward peace is by no means an easy one; it is, however, a necessary choice that begins with disrupting the ideologies and systems that validate and reward conflict and violence.
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A nuclear exchange would be catastrophic, and nuclear war between the US and Russia would present an existential threat.

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Russia is not only violating the sovereignty of one of it’s neighbours and its people, but is also questioning the whole architecture of global security, and is using the fragile situation of a dysfunctional and ineffective UN Security Council.

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The peace movement can make an important contribution to this process of détente through popular diplomacy from below. 

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The International Crisis Group has compiled a list of ten international conflicts to follow in 2022.

An International Crisis Group (IGC) document lists ten sources of conflict in the world that need to be noticed this year.

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