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13.12.2018

Crossroads Djibouti: The African migrants who defy Yemen's war

While some Yemenis flee their country and what the UN calls the world’s worst humanitarian crisis, more economic migrants arrive daily, looking for a better life

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Online article
13.12.2018

Crossroads Djibouti: The African migrants who defy Yemen's war

While some Yemenis flee their country and what the UN calls the world’s worst humanitarian crisis, more economic migrants arrive daily, looking for a better life
Online article
7.12.2018

What’s at stake in Yemen peace talks

As the warring parties meet in Sweden, here’s what 44 months of war has meant for millions of Yemenis 5,000 kilometres away
Online article
13.11.2018

Deaths before data

Weighing whether famine will be declared in Yemen, as fighting intensifies and peace talks are delayed

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25.9.2015

La crise des réfugiés syriens en Europe expliquée

Une vidéo d'animation expliquant méthodiquement l'histoire et la problématique des réfugiés syriens arrivant en Europe.
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29.11.2013

Nepalese migrant worker shares story of labour abuses in Qatar

After a «Guardian» special report exposed poor labour conditions and abuse of rights for migrant workers in Qatar, one Nepalese worker tells how joining the construction boom in Doha turned dangerous after he began to object to poor treatment by...
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14.1.2013

Rafea: Solar Mama

Rafea is 30 years old with four children and a husband who is eager to take a third wife. She is a Bedouin woman living in a small Jordanian village close to the desert. With encouragement from the country's Ministry of Environment, she leaves her...

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8.10.2018

Irak, l'éden perdu des Arabes des marais / Max Rodenbeck... [et al.]

Quand le rai de lumière de la lampe-torche de son téléphone portable s’arrête sur des silhouettes de femmes délicatement sculptées dans la roche, des larmes de joie coulent sur son visage. L’archéologue Layla Salih vient de découvrir dans les ruines fumantes de Mossoul un bas-relief unique datant...
Article
27.9.2018

Das ärmste Land, das reichste Land : Zentralafrikanische Republik : Katar / Paul Collier... [et al.]

Vor wenigen Jahrzehnten noch zogen in Katar Beduinen mit ihren Tieren durch die Wüste. Heute ist das Emirat das reichste Land der Welt. Die Menschen leben in Villen und Hochhäusern. In Doha zeigt sich, was man mit viel Geld alles bauen kann: prestige­trächtige Sportstadien, prächtige Museen und...

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12.10.2018

Moving beyond resistance

Human rights and democracy activists are not only targeted by the powerful in authoritarian countries. Time to develop new visions and strategies.
Article as analysis
27.10.2017

AIIB: New global player under scrutiny

“The AIIB can contribute significantly to (…) promoting sustainable economic development in Asia”, the Swiss Government stated in August 2015 justifying Switzerland's involvement in the AIIB. Time for an interim appraisal.
Article as analysis
12.7.2017

Investing responsibly in Iran – is this possible?

Enterprises must respect human rights, including when investing abroad. What should Switzerland's role be in opening up Iran, the investor El Dorado?

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