Urgent need for emission reduction to meet the 1,5-degree target

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

Zambia's most neglected crisis in 2021

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

This is how the activists work to stop female genital mutilation

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 criticizes pharmaceutical companies for unequal vaccine distribution

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

African leaders disappointed after summit in Brussels

Almost all heads of government from the EU and the African Union gathered in Brussels in February - for the first time in five years. Photo: GovernmentZA. Source: Flickr.

Of: Wilma Sörman Ivarzon

From 17 to 18 February 2022, EU and African Union heads of government met in Brussels. Despite statements that the meeting represented the start of an equal partnership between Africa and the EU, several African leaders believe that the high ambitions remained empty words and are not reflected in reality.

March 16, 2022, News

Nature in Ecuador wins battle against mining companies

Recently, the Ecuadorian forest Los Cedros won a feud against the country's state mining company Enami EP, based on Ecuador's constitution to protect the country's nature. Photo: Canva.

Of: Frida Lamberth Wallensteen

Ecuador's Supreme Court recently stopped plans for mining in the species-rich forest of Los Cedros, citing the country's constitution for natural rights. The country is the only one in the world with such a constitution, and the event opens up the idea that the legal rights of non-human beings are a necessary means in the fight against exploitation.

March 3, 2022, News

A look back at what caused the invasion of Ukraine

Independence Square in Kiev, Ukraine. Source: Flickr. Photographer: Juan Antonio Segal.

Of: Elise Olsson

Tensions have been high between Russia and Ukraine since the fall of the Soviet Union, and now Russia has chosen to invade Ukraine - an invasion that will cost the lives of innocent people. But to understand the background to the invasion, it is important to go back in time a few decades.

February 25, 2022, News

Continued devastation after Typhoon Rai in the Philippines

The destruction of Typhoon Rai in Debu City, Philippines. Picture from December 2021. Photo: Martin Michlmayr. Source: Wikimedia.

Of: Lisa Busch

About two months after typhoon Rai struck the Philippines, the damage is still great. More than 350 people have died and tens of thousands of people are still being displaced from their homes and lacking basic necessities.

February 17, 2022, News

Humanitarian crises in Madagascar are constantly going unnoticed

While Madagascar is hard hit by drought, it is also the most cyclone-hit country in Africa. Image: Heinonlein. Source: Wikimedia Commons.

Of: Linnea Boström

Madagascar has repeatedly been included in the CARE organization's list of the ten least described humanitarian crises. This is despite the fact that the country has suffered from annual drought and its population from malnutrition and starvation. In the southern part of the country, a humanitarian catastrophe is currently taking place, the cause of which has been debated.

February 15, 2022, News

Several countries are boycotting the Winter Olympics in Beijing

Protests against the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, with particular pressure on China's role in the Darfur conflict, in Myanmar and the country's treatment of Tibetans. The fact that the Winter Olympics will be held in China in February 2022 has also provoked reactions. Photo: Peter M. Source: Flickr.

Of: Julia Carlzon

On February 4, many of the world's top athletes will gather when the Winter Olympics kick off. However, the fact that the sporting event will be held in the Chinese capital Beijing has been met with a number of diplomatic boycotts from Western countries, due to the human rights violations taking place in the country.

February 3, 2022, News