„Der Krieg und die Epidemie haben sich gegen uns verschworen“. Syrische Realitäten in Zeiten von COVID-19

Von Ansar Jasim

Am 22. März wurde Syriens erster Corona-Fall vom Assad-Regime offiziell bestätigt. Doch bereits zuvor hatte sich die wirtschaftliche Lage durch die Bankenkrise im Libanon und die Abwertung der syrischen Lira verschlechtert.

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Can Afghanistan win its latest battle, COVID-19?

By Ali M Latifi

The COVID-19 pandemic has come at a particularly trying time for Afghanistan. Can the aid-dependent country, where the Taliban and other groups continue to stage deadly attacks, meet the challenge and protect its people?

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We have to put down our arms in Afghanistan and take up pens instead

by Rahela Sidiqi

The engagement of the Afghan Diaspora in their host countries and in Afghanistan is vital for the development of the country. R. Sidiqi, Farkhunda Trust for Afghan Women's Education in London, shares her recommendations.

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We call on European civil society to take a stand!

by Despina Syrri

85 NGOs in Greece demand immediate actions to stop the humanitarian crisis at the border to Turkey and the Aegean islands. An outbreak of COVID-19 at the Evros border or camps would have disastrous consequences.

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“People in the informal economy will suffer” - Voices from the Global South on the Corona pandemic

by Lena Gruber (VIDC)

As COVID-19 spreads globally, warnings that the pandemic will cause major challenges for countries in the Global South are getting louder. Colleagues from Ghana, Liberia and Zambia share their experiences and concerns.

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Closed borders during the Corona Pandemic

The Austrian asylum system in times of the COVID 19 pandemic

Online seminar with the lawyer Norbert Kittenberger

16 May 2020, 15:00 - 17:00 (Zoom)
Norbert Kittenberger talks about current changes in Austrian asylum law and related fields of law.

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‘All means all’ On the current social struggles in Iraq and Lebanon

Report from the panel discussion on 20 January 2020

The panel discussion with activists Lara Bitar (Lebanon), Janan Aljabiri (Iraq) and Schluwa Sama (Kurdish, Iraq) focused on current developments and social movements in Iraq and Lebanon.

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Afghanistan Between War and a New Beginning

Report from the panel discussion on 2 December 2019

War has been going on in the country on the Hindukush for over 40 years. On this occasion, the VIDC invited the journalist Emal Haidary and the feminist activist and researcher Sahar Fetrat to a discussion in Vienna.

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African uprising. Social movements in Sudan and Ethiopia

Report on the evant on 24 Oktober 2019

In 2019, African people witnessed an increasing number of ‘pro-democracy protests’ or ‘revolts of the youth’. The most recent protests in Sudan and in Ethiopia show the variety of struggles for social justice and democracy.

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