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
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
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
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
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
Photo 1: Nyaluak Tebuom, 14, walks with a box filled with vaccines during a polio campaign carried out by The Global Polio Eradication Initiative in South Sudan 2011. Photo: UNICEF / Brian Sokol. Source: Flickr.
Of: Angel Collin
After 32 years of struggle, it seemed as if in 2016 the last case of wild poliovirus had been seen on the African continent, but the setback came almost six years later. A young girl is now found to have fallen ill in the Malawi capital Lilongwe.
April 6, 2022, News
Australia has experienced a sharp increase in the number of forest fires in recent decades caused by climate change. Now the UN Climate Panel has released a new report, which states that we must act immediately to meet the climate goals. Photo: Doug Beckers. Source: Flickr.
Of: Elise Olsson
Man's carbon dioxide emissions are at a record level and the trend must reverse within the next three years if we are to meet the climate goals. This is stated by the UN Climate Panel in its latest interim report. In the past, they have also stated that many of the effects of climate change will not be reversed, and that the countries of the world should take drastic measures to protect both humans and the earth's ecosystems.
April 5, 2022, News
The climate crisis is leading to extreme weather and difficulties in food security in Zambia. Photo: Marta Przysiecka. Source: Flickr.
Of: Alice Eriksson
Nearly half of Zambia's residents do not reach the minimum daily caloric intake. Even more are living in poverty and a third of all children under the age of five in the country are malnourished. Despite this, Zambia tops the list of the most underreported humanitarian crises in the world.
April 1, 2022, News
Educating the mothers of today and the future is a way to reduce female genital mutilation. Pictured: Campaign in Somalia against female genital mutilation - which is a widespread problem in the country. Photo: AU UN IST PHOTO / David Mutua. Source: Flickr.
Of: Fanny Andersson
The pandemic has caused female genital mutilation to increase again in several parts of the world. Using various methods, activists from Egypt, Somalia and Guinea are fighting to spread knowledge about female genital mutilation and overcome the problem.
March 18, 2022, News
Amnesty's latest report on vaccination distribution is a follow-up to the "report A Double Dose of Inequality" from September 2021, which evaluated the influence of pharmaceutical companies on vaccine distribution Photo: Mufid Majnun Source: Unsplash.
Of: Julia Lundén Azzeddine
Today, the population of many countries, including Sweden, is urged to take three doses of vaccine for adequate protection against becoming seriously ill or dying in covid-19. But only four percent of the population in low-income countries have been vaccinated with two doses, according to a report published by Amnesty in February. Now the organization is calling on the pharmaceutical companies for change.
March 17, 2022, News