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Can the OIC avert the Afghanistan crisis?

The political, social and economic conditions of Afghanistan have remained unpredictable since the fall of Kabul in August this year. Post-US withdrawal, the dilemma of political recognition and legitimacy of…

Afghanistan’s humanitarian disaster

AFGHANISTAN’s humanitarian crisis is about to deepen. It is not only about food scarcity and the looming harsh winter that are coinciding with the continuing systemic violence. The consequences of the lack…

Climate crisis

In the run-up to COP26, much of the conversation has dealt with predictions about the future and forthcoming pledges for more decisive action: carbon neutral by 2030, net zero by…

Crisis in Afghanistan

The growing risk of an unstable Afghanistan is not a new worry. Despite the fact that the Taliban regime is unable to bridge the gap between promises of inclusive governance,…

Humanitarian response

A little over a year ago, the director-general of the World Health Organization declared the Covid-19 outbreak a pandemic. Many things have changed for all of us since then. I…

UNHCR and the refugee crisis

According to the UNHCR, there are some 70.8 million forcibly displaced people across the world today including 41.3 million internally displaced persons, 25.9 million refugees and some 3.5 million asylum…

Crisis at the border

Members of a US-bound migrant caravan from Honduras have been detained in Guatemala and deported before they could reach Mexico. Though their journey was cut short, the formation of a…

The Border Crisis

The border crisis

As Trump and his enablers gin up anti-immigrant rhetoric, labeling undocumented immigrants as law-breakers for crossing the border without papers, and lumping them together with violent criminals, it’s important for…

Humanitarian Needs

Humanitarian needs

On Monday, leaders from governments, international agencies, the private sector and civil society will gather at the World Humanitarian Summit in Istanbul, to address some of the most critical challenges…

Europe’s Crisis

Europe’s crisis

It is wise of Angela Merkel not to have panicked in the wake of setbacks for her Christian Democrats (CDU) in Sunday’s three regional elections. The German chancellor acknowledged the…