The heat wave in India and Pakistan reflects the extreme weather of the future

Caption: Extreme heat in India affects people's livelihoods when crops die due to drought. Photo: Sam Greenhalgh. Source: Flickr.

Of: Fanny Andersson

India and Pakistan have experienced extreme heat unusually early in the year. The heat affects 1,5 billion people in the countries - and fPeople are expected to be affected in the future if climate change is not slowed down globally and regionally, researchers say.

May 24, 2022, News

Extreme weather increases the vulnerability of people with HIV in Southeast Asia

People living in vulnerable areas, such as people living with HIV, are at risk of being hit extra hard by extreme weather. Pictured: A flood in Indonesia. Similar extreme weather has affected several countries in Southeast Asia. Photo: International Rivers. Source: Flickr.

Of: Frida Lindberg

Southeast Asia has recently been hit by several floods and other weather-related disasters. People who are already living in vulnerability are often worst affected the consequences of extreme weather. For example can people living with HIV lose prevopportunities for their drugs - or hero miss medicines 

May 16, 2022, News

Thousands of Brazilian indigenous peoples protest against Bolsonaro's "death combination"

Bolsonaro's bill, which would, among other things, open up protected land for commercial mining, is called a "death combination" by indigenous activists in the country. Photo: Palácio do Planalto. Source: Flickr.

Of: Sigrid Wernersson

Thousands of indigenous peoples have gathered in Brasilia to protest against several bills, including the so-called 'death combination' - which would open up indigenous peoples' land for commercial mining. At the same time, the president means Jair Bolsonaro that increased mining in the territories of indigenous peoples is necessary for the country's prosperity and development since Russia stopped its exports of fertilizers.

May 6, 2022, News

Several countries affected by extreme weather - results of climate change

The Philippines is one of the countries in the world that is most vulnerable to natural disasters. Photo: EU Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid. Source: Flickr.

Of: Villemo Warnerfjord

Landslides, torrential rains and tropical storms have affected both the Philippines and South Africa. The devastation is enormous and the rescue work is in full swing. DN reports on hundreds of deaths and missing persons. These are examples of the consequences of climate change, according to researchers.

May 4, 2022, News

The goal formulation "decent working conditions" is missing in Sweden's new Africa strategy

Workers at a soap factory. The factory has no connection to the statements in the article below. Photo: GCShutter Source: Canva.

Of: Lina Kallio

The government's new Africa strategy is criticized after the goal formulation of "improved conditions for productive jobs with decent working conditions, especially for women and young people" was removed. This risks having negative consequences, especially for the young population of the African continent, union voices tell the newspaper Omvärlden.  

May 2, 2022, News

The war in Ukraine risks causing global famine

Wheat is an important source of nutrition for millions of people. Photo: Yura Khomitskyi. Source: Unspalsh

Of: Idun Eklind

In total, Ukraine and Russia account for 30 percent of global wheat production and 20 percent of world corn production. As long as the conflict and fighting in Ukraine continue, the grain in the country will be both difficult to sow and harvest. Wheat and maize are the primary food for billions of people, and now the war in Europe's granary risks contributing to increased food security in countries in Africa and the Middle East.

April 28, 2022, News

Strong criticism of mining in Gállok gets the green light

Natural landscape in the Jokkmokk area. Photo: Matteo Liberati. Source: Canva

Of: Hanne Karlsson

At the end of March, the government gave the green light for the British mining company Beowulf Mining to investigate the possibilities of conducting mining operations in Gállok in Jokkmokk municipality. The decision has long been debated both nationally and globally due to most conflicts of interest over a possible mine. Since the decision was announced, several nature and human rights organizations have expressed sharp criticism of the proposal.

April 27, 2022, News

China welcomes UN visit following allegations of human rights abuses

In May, UN High Commissioner Michelle Bachelet will visit China, due to the country's treatment of the Uighur ethnic group.

Of: Samira Issa

After five years of waiting, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Michelle Bachelet, has been approved to visit Xinjiang in China. The UN wants to visit the region due to reports that up to one million Uighurs are being held in detention camps there.

April 22, 2022, News

Thousands of European troops are leaving Mali

Since 2013, there have been several international efforts in Mali to stabilize the situation in the country. These include the Task Force Takuba coordinated by France and MINUSMA, which is coordinated by the UN. Photo: United Nations Photo. Source: Flickr.

Of: Ina Carlsson

Since 2012, there has been a power struggle between the central government, separatists and Islamists in Mali. As early as 2013, France launched an operation in Mali to counter armed separatist groups. At least half of the 5 European soldiers who have been in Mali since 000 will now be relocated to surrounding countries.

April 12, 2022, News

Black students organize their rescue from the Ukraine War via Instagram

Testimonies have emerged about black people who fled the Ukrainian war, but were stopped at the Polish border and allowed to return to Lviv. Now black people are organizing themselves on social media to help each other escape the war. Photo: Taine Noble. Source: Unsplash.

Of: Hibo Yusuf Ahmed

Russia's invasion of Ukraine has resulted in mass exodus of civilians. Among them are thousands of students from Africa, and several of them testify to racism during their flight. In the absence of help for black students in the war zone, they organize their own rescue through Instagram.

April 7, 2022, News