Photo: State Archive of Florida

American newspapers in the 18th and 19th centuries contained tens of thousands of notices placed by slaveholders attempting to capture the people who had escaped from them. In her dissertation in the field of English studies, Susanna Mäkinen examined the language and structuring of these notices. The study showed that, while the basic features of the notices remained relatively unchanged, there were some differences between various areas and changes in time.

Sana'a airport which has been closed in front of commercial flights since 2016. Photo: Nasser Abdulkareem/NRC

Statement by Erin Hutchinson, the Norwegian Refugee Council's Country Director in Yemen, on the resumption today of commercial flights from Sana’a:

"The take-off of the first commercial flight from Sana'a airport in almost six years is a stepping stone towards a lasting peace for Yemen.

Protection for refugee children in Mbera camp. Photo: ©EU/ECHO/José Cendon

Every child should be living free from violence. With the impact of the Covid 19 pandemic, increasing migration, and conflicts, this reality has grown to an even greater dimension putting many families under immense pressure. Today, on the occasion of the International Day of Families, the World Future Council launches its new policy handbook for advancing institutional child protection using the One-Stop Centre model (OSC).

Photo: Norwegian Refugee Council

The number of civilians killed and injured in Yemen has dropped by more than 50 per cent since the start of the truce agreement 2 April.

In the month before the announcement of the truce, 213 civilians were injured or killed in the war in Yemen. In the month that followed, this was reduced to 95, according to data from the Civilian Impact Monitoring Project.

The Israeli settlement of Ma’on overlooks the West Bank's southern Masafer Yatta hamlet of Ar Rakeez, December 2020. Photo: Ahmad Al-Bazz/ NRC

A new Israeli court ruling paves the way for the forcible transfer of Palestinians in the southern West Bank area of Masafer Yatta, the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) has warned today.

Israel’s High Court of Justice dismissed on Wednesday all the petitions against the forcible transfer of up to 1,200 Palestinians in a large part of Masafer Yatta that Israel has declared a closed military zone.

WorldCon 75, Scott Lynch; photo by Jana Blomqvist


WorldCon 75, Robin Hobb; photo by Jana Blomqvist


Based on an interview by Alisa Nirman on 3.10.2016