Climate change increases migration worldwide. Over the past 30 years, however, this effect has been considerably reduced as climate change weakens economic growth in the countries of the Global South. This is the research result of a team from the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research comparing the observed migration flows to a scenario without the effects of climate change.

Afghan internally-displaced people sit outside their tent during a cold winter day at Nahr-e Shah-e- district of Balkh Province, near Mazar-i-Sharif. LEHTIKUVA / AFP

As Afghanistan continues to face a severe humanitarian crisis under the Taliban regime, the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs in a report said there is a very real risk of systemic collapse and humanitarian catastrophe in the country as the citizens are grappling with hunger, poor economy, lack of basic amenities, all at once.

According to the report, 6 million people will experience food insecurity at an emergency level by 2023, putting 17 million people at risk of severe hunger, Afghan news agency TOLOnews reported.

Photo: Christian Jepsen/NRC

The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) calls on the Taliban authorities to halt further evictions of internally displaced people (IDPs) from settlements across Afghanistan, until they have found sustainable alternatives.

"In the midst of another harsh Afghan winter approximately twenty thousand displaced people have been evicted from their homes in Badghis province by Taliban authorities.

The International Criminal Court (ICC) must investigate unlawful attacks committed during Israel’s August 2022 assault on the Gaza Strip as war crimes, Amnesty International said today in a new research briefing. Using photographs of weapons fragments, satellite imagery analysis and testimony from dozens of interviews, the organization reconstructed the circumstances around three specific attacks, two of which were carried out by Israeli forces and one most likely by Palestinian armed groups. The briefing, ‘They were just kids’: Evidence of war crimes during Israel’s August 2022 Gaza offensive, sets out why these attacks may amount to war crimes.

Photo: REUTERS / Ints Kalnins

Latvian authorities have violently pushed back refugees and migrants at the country’s borders with Belarus, subjecting many to grave human rights violations, including secret detention and even torture, according to new findings published in a report by Amnesty International.

Latvia: Return home or never leave the woods reveals the brutal treatment of migrants and refugees – including children – who have been held arbitrarily in undisclosed sites in the Latvian forest, and unlawfully and violently returned to Belarus.

WorldCon 75, Scott Lynch; photo by Jana Blomqvist


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Based on an interview by Alisa Nirman on 3.10.2016