Over the past week, several debaters have responded to the catastrophic earthquakes that have hit Turkey and Syria - and the discussion that has followed the earthquakes. Pictured: the wreckage of a collapsed building in Diyarbakır, Turkey. Photo: VOA. Source: Wikimedia Commons.
Of: Elianne Kjellman and Ellen Norman
On Swedish opinion pages, several debaters have appealed for humanity and humanitarian support after the earthquake disaster in Turkey and Syria. Russia's war in Ukraine has also been discussed after intense robot attacks from Russia.
February 13, 2023, Current debate
The Aurora youth movement has sued the Swedish state in public court for not treating the climate crisis as a crisis, something that has become the subject of debate over the past week. Pictured: Fridays For Future demonstration in Stockholm, February 2020. Photo: Frankie Fouganthin. Source: Wikimedia commons.
Of: Amanda Rossling and Karin Sjöstrand
The government's climate policy has been debated over the past week, as well as the youth organization Aurora's lawsuit against the state. The war in Ukraine has continued to be the subject of debate and DN's lead writer wonders if Sweden really supports Ukraine when Ukrainian women are forced into prostitution.
December 5, 2022, Current debate
Congo-Kinshasa is trying to stop the advance of the M23 rebels, together with UN peacekeeping forces and troops from the East African Community. Photo: MONUSCO Photos. Source: Flickr.
Of: Agnes Durbeej-Hjalt
November 28, 2022, Development magazine explains
More than 28 migrants arrived on the British coastline last year, according to the BBC, but Britain is criticized for its handling of refugees. Photo: IFRC. Source: Flickr.
Of: Maria Jacobsson
While people fleeing the war in Ukraine seek refuge in Britain, refugees continue to cross the English Channel from the French city of Calais to the coast of south-east England. Britain is now facing criticism, both from domestic and French voices - who claim that they take far too little responsibility for the refugee situation in Europe.
July 14, 2022, News
Last year, more than 28 asylum seekers went to the UK in unstable boats. Asylum seekers will now be sent on to Rwanda. Photo: Sandor Csudai via Oxford Human Rights Hub.
Of: Hanne Karlsson
Earlier this year, the British government announced its plans to send asylum seekers to Rwanda. The agreement has been debated and several claim that Britain is trying to duck for its international obligations.
May 25, 2022, Notis
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
Expressen's editorial board believes that the EU has handled the migrant crisis in Belarus correctly, while the environmentalist and EU parliamentarian Alice Bah Kuhnke believes that the EU has a moral obligation to help the refugees. Photo: Canva.
Of: Ebba Eriksson and Tilda Janbrink
A hot topic in last week's debate was the ongoing migrant crisis on the Polish-Belarusian border. Some debaters emphasize the importance of resisting pressure from the Belarusian dictatorship and preventing a recurrence of the refugee crisis in 2015. At the same time, other voices are raising the EU's moral responsibility towards migrants.
November 22, 2021, Current debate
Tens of thousands of migrants have set up camp on the US-Mexico border while awaiting asylum. Photo: Christian Palma. Source: Flickr.
Of: Hanne Karlsson
Tens of thousands of refugees and migrants, mainly from Haiti, have been deported from the United States and Mexico in the past month. Many of them have been forced to leave the countries without being given the opportunity to seek asylum. Several human rights organizations claim that this is both discriminatory, illegal treatment and something that violates migrants' human rights.
November 11, 2021, Analysis
Camp for internally displaced people in Democratic Republic of Congo, 2017 Photo: UN Women / Carlos Ngeleka, Flickr
Of: Emily Elderfield
According to UNHCR, 1 percent of the world's population is currently displaced due to conflict or persecution - that's one in every 100 people who've been forced to leave home. When you think of civilians affected by conflict, you probably think of refugees fleeing their country in search of a safer life. However, many people […]
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June 23, 2021, Chronicle, English, Magazine