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Power vacuum

War has not ended in Afghanistan; it is taking a new form. The US is ending its ground military deployment but there will be no peace in Afghanistan. As of…

Integrate, don’t close

On March 24, Kenya’s government demanded that the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) announce a clear timetable for closing the country’s, and Africa’s, two largest refugee camps –…

A walled world

Companies that profit from selling surveillance technologies and border services to governments are actively lobbying countries to adopt more militaristic approaches to migration. In fact, the border and surveillance industry…

Refugees’ rights

HISTORICALLY, global health crises have disproportionately impacted vulnerable groups in any population. Such groups, including women, children, and daily-wage workers, are often poorly positioned to utilise the resources the government…

Needs of refugees

On January 18, Lebanon’s human rights record was examined by the United Nations Human Rights Council’s Universal Periodic Review Working Group. Prior to the session, the government of Lebanon submitted…

Web of deception

Media in the modern era has emerged as the most powerful tool in influencing public opinion, changing attitudes as well as becoming a potent avenue for spreading disinformation and false…

Two promising institutions – Part I

A visit to Balochistan invariably becomes educative. The rest of Pakistan does not hear much about anything good happening there. But it is not all doom and gloom; on a…

Death and despair

Grandmothers carrying babies, mothers, children, men young and old with nothing but the clothes on their backs are fleeing fighting in northern Ethiopia and making their way to Sudan, where…

Somersaults over Kashmir

After deferring local bodies elections for 13 years in Indian Occupied Kashmir (IoK), the Indian government held the first phase of the polls on October 8. The polls were marred…