Syrians are not seen as refugees in Turkey

In Turkey, there are about 3,5 million Syrians fleeing the war. But under Turkish law, they are not seen as refugees. Many are now being deported back to Syria.

Of: Adam Eskång

The situation of Syrian refugees in Turkey is anything but certain. They must be integrated, learn the language and find their place in society, while not knowing if they can stay at all. Several reports show that Syrians are being deported against their will.

January 27, 2020, FUF-correspondents

EU fund accused of financing massacres in Sudan

Over the past year, there have been many demonstrations in Sudan. One of them was turned into a massacre when more than 100 protesters were killed. Photo: M Saleh (CC BY-SA 4.0)

Of: Deborah Solomon

The people's revolution in Sudan was taken over by the military this spring and led to a massacre. Activists in the region believe that the EU has provided support to the perpetrators through an aid fund set up to control migration in Europe.

July 4, 2019, News

Environmental migrant or climate refugee - why are definitions so important?

Does it matter what you call people fleeing their homes due to climate change?

Of: Jennifer Augustsson and Johanna Sundbeck

By 2050, an estimated 143 million people will be forced to flee their homes due to climate change. Whether they should be called climate refugees or environmental migrants is widely discussed, which means that many people on the run fall between the cracks with life-changing consequences.

June 28, 2019, Report

The EU is facing a fateful choice

Voting in the EU election

Sunday's election to the European Parliament is a fateful election for democracy and human rights, writes Anna Stenvinkel on Forum Syd. Photo: Per Wilkens

Of: Anna Stenwinkel

On Sunday, the Swedish people go to the polls again. Now it's about what Europe we want and what voice the EU should have in the world. At a time when threats to democracy and human rights are increasing, the EU's role as a global player is more important than ever, writes the aid organization Forum Syd.

May 24, 2019, Debate

Liberals: We must not make the EU right, we must make the EU better

We want to develop the EU and cooperate more - not less, write the Liberals Caroline Rhawi and Anders Rehnberg.

Of: Anders Rehnberg and Caroline Rhawi

The EU is our most important tool for countering the climate threat, tackling crime and achieving world peace and freedom. Therefore, we want to expand cooperation to a European FBI, a common climate policy and a unified foreign policy, write the liberals Caroline Rhawi and Anders Rehnberg.

May 24, 2019, Debate

Take responsibility for migrants in Libya, EU!

Migrants trying to cross the Mediterranean in a crowded raft

Many migrants in Libya are trying to cross the Mediterranean in overcrowded boats. Some are stopped by the Libyan coast guard, which is funded by the EU.

Of: Louise Grabo

For migrants, one of the few routes to the EU goes through Libya and across the Mediterranean. The situation in Libya is horrible and many migrants are dying at sea. Now the EU must take responsibility. Makes it possible to seek asylum outside the EU's borders and allow more people to come as labor migrants, writes Louise Grabo, who is running for the European Parliament for the Center Party.

May 22, 2019, Debate

The EU must prioritize global justice

Coal-fired power plants in Germany and floods in Somalia.

Despite the fact that the EU accounts for a large part of climate emissions, it is poor countries and people who are hardest hit by climate change, writes Malte Roos.

Of: Malte Roos

The EU has long been of great benefit to the Member States and their development. Now the EU must also look to the outside world and prioritize global justice over its own economic and security interests. It writes Malte Roos who is running for the European Parliament for the Green Party.

April 26, 2019, Debate

Collective initiatives for a culture of welcome: A Europe saying Yes to immigration

Manifestation to welcome refugees.

There are a lot of volunteers and NGOs working to welcome refugees all around Europe. Photo: Ilias Bartolini (CC BY-SA 2.0)

Of: Pauline of Ekenstam

By including a wide variety of supporters of different professions, ethnicities, and political and religious convictions, the German campaign 'Save Me - A City Says Yes' manages to reach beyond the usual refugee advocates.

March 27, 2019, FUF-correspondents

UN summit raises voices on climate

Climate summit in Katowice, Poland

The climate summit in Poland (COP24) has started the debate on climate issues in the Swedish media. Photo: ©

Of: Celina Lindgren

This week, the UN climate summit COP24 opened in Katowice, Poland. Something that has started an intense environmental debate in the Swedish media. While many emphasize the importance of acting quickly, others focus on where the responsibility should lie.

December 5, 2018, Current debate

The migrant caravan in the hope of a better life

Migrants in Central America

More than 7 people are part of the caravan of migrants fleeing poverty and violence in Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador. Photo: Alejandra Romo / UNHCR

Of: Martha Johansson

In recent weeks, the migrant caravan that left Honduras in mid-October this year has caused a great stir in the news media around the world. Despite the fact that Central Americans have migrated to the United States before, strong reactions have come from the President of the United States, Donald Trump, who uses threats and intimidation tactics to stop the migrants. At the same time, the caravan continues to strive with the hope of a better life.

November 20, 2018, FUF-correspondents