Jakarta is threatened by floods - now the city is moving

The World Bank is a player that is implementing projects in Jakarta to improve resilience to floods and relocate vulnerable people. Photo: Farhana Asnap / World Bank. Source: Flickr

Of: Ina Carlsson

Indonesia's capital Jakarta has long been threatened by climate change. Now the city, located on the island of Java in northeastern Indonesia, will be relocated and given a new name on the island of Borneo.

May 10, 2022, Notis

Twelve women killed in the world's most dangerous industry

Workers in a mine. Photo: Juan José Napurí Guevara. Source: Canva

Of: Lina Kallio

Twelve women in Indonesia recently died as a result of a landslide destroying the mine they were informally working in. No one knows how many people actually die in a mining-related accident each year, and workthe conditions within the world's most dangerous industry differs itself large globally.  

May 3, 2022, Notis

Nicaragua bans 25 organizations: "an attack on civil society"

On April 20, Nicaragua's parliament shut down 25 NGOs. Since the mass protests against President Daniel Ortega's government in 2018 triggered a political crisis, more than 165 civil society organizations have been banned by the government. Photo: Ismael Francisco / CELAC Cuba. Source: Flickr.

Of: Linnea Ljungar

Nicaragua's parliament, which is controlled by allies of President Daniel Ortega, shut down 20 NGOs on April 25, several of which work on human rights and social issues. The opposition believes that this is another attack on civil society.

April 29, 2022, Notis

Ukraine's 2,7 million disabled people are excluded from humanitarian efforts

Disabled people do not have the opportunity to get to shelters in time during bombings, not least fleeing the country due to mobility impairments, writes Jesper Hansén in Omvärlden. Photo: Aleksey Filippov / UNICEF. Source: Flickr.

Of: Julia Azzeddine

The war in Ukraine has left great traces of destruction and has had serious consequences and changed living conditions for the country's civilian population. A particularly vulnerable group are the approximately 2,7 million Ukrainian residents with disabilities.

April 22, 2022, Notis

Storm Issa leaves hundreds dead in South Africa

The climate crisis is leading to increased extreme weather. South Africa is preparing, after last week's storm, for floods to continue to occur in parts of the country. Photo: Theresa Carpenter. Source: Flickr.

Of: Fanny Andersson

South Africa's increased rainfall has led to major floods and the death toll is rising every day. The President of South Africa believes that the country can expect more such storms as a result of the climate crisis.

April 21, 2022, Notis

Millions of people are at risk of starvation when severe droughts hit Somalia

Road outside the city of Jowhar in Somalia an area where many have been forced to leave their homes due to drought and conflict. Photo: Tobin Jones, AMISOM / AU. Source: Flickr.

Of: Wilma Sörman Ivarzon

The drought in Somalia is likely to be the worst in 40 years and thousands are at risk of starvation. Despite this, billions in aid money are missing to be able to meet the problems with the drought.

March 30, 2022, Notis

The UN Environment Assembly is approaching a global agreement on plastic waste

In March, the UN Environment Assembly signed an agreement on plastic waste. By 2024, a legally, internationally binding agreement must be written on littering. Photo: Kim Haughton. Source: Flickr.

Of: Frida Lindberg

The summit with the UN Environment Assembly UNEA in March ended with, among other things, an agreement to develop a global, legally binding agreement on plastic waste. Approaching such an agreement is considered groundbreaking because environmental issues were put on hold during covid-19 - and it is only now that they have returned to the agenda again.

March 29, 2022, Notis

Several organizations condemn mass executions in Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince and Defense Minister Mohammed bin Salman has previously said the country should review its legal system and limit the death penalty. 81 people have now been executed in the country. Photo / source: NARA & DVIDS Public Domain Archive.

Of: Julia Carlzon

In mid-March, 81 people were executed in Saudi Arabia, which was the country's largest mass execution in modern times. The UN and several other organizations condemn the country's actions, and believe that it could be a war crime.

March 25, 2022, Notis

Fateful climate report was released in the shadow of the war in Ukraine

- I have seen many reports, but nothing like the new IPCC report, wrote UN Secretary-General António Guterres after the publication of the UN Climate Panel's latest report.

Of: Moa Backman-Enelius

The UN's latest climate report shows that not enough is being done to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. No matter what measures we take today, we risk reaching an elevated average temperature of 1,5 degrees within two decades, according to Hoesung Lee, chairman of the UN Climate Panel.

March 15, 2022, Notis

Continued humanitarian aid to Afghanistan

The situation in Afghanistan could be the world's worst humanitarian crisis, according to the UN Food Program WFP. Photo: Pixabay.

Of: Samira Issa

Since the Taliban took power in Afghanistan in August 2021, many countries have reduced or stopped extensive funding for the country. But several countries are continuing with humanitarian aid.

March 4, 2022, Notis