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Protection of cultural heritage in armed conflicts

Written by Magdalena Pasikowska-Schnass , Cultural heritage is vulnerable. Composed of historic buildings, monuments and artefacts of artistic, historic, religious, scientific or technological importance, it contributes to national identities, but can be destroyed in military conflict. The value and rarity of many cultural artefacts exposes them to human greed: they are vulnerable – especially during … Continue reading

Supporting Syria and the region: what next?

Written by Patryk Pawlak, Graphics by Christian Dietrich, Since the beginning of the fighting in Syria in 2011, the conflict has forced over 4.5 million Syrians to flee the country and seek refuge across the region – primarily in Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon and Turkey. Another 6.6 million people have been displaced internally. A political solution to … Continue reading

Seeking a better future for Syria

Written by Patryk Pawlak, The total humanitarian, development, economic and stabilisation assistance provided by the EU and its Member States to Syrians and Syrian refugees since the beginning of the conflict amounts to over €4.4 billion. Following amendments to the EU budget last year, the total EU response in 2015 and 2016 will reach a total … Continue reading

Syria [What Think Tanks are thinking]

Written by Marcin Grajewski The civil war in Syria has developed into the world’s worst ongoing humanitarian and security disaster. An estimated 250,000 people have been killed during four and a half years of hostilities, and over 11 million people have been forced out of their homes. The war has contributed to the expansion of … Continue reading

Minsk peace agreement: still to be consolidated on the ground

Written by Naja Bentzen and Evarts Anosovs On 12 February, after more than 16 hours of negotiations in Minsk, the leaders of Germany, France, Russia and Ukraine signed an agreement to end fighting in eastern Ukraine. The pro-Russian rebels in eastern Ukraine also signed the deal, which includes a ceasefire in eastern Ukraine, to begin … Continue reading

Who wants to arm Ukraine?

Written by Naja Bentzen Against the backdrop of the intensifying conflict in eastern Ukraine, Kyiv’s calls for defensive military assistance are becoming increasingly urgent. Ahead of the peace talks in Minsk on 11 February, where Ukraine, Russia, France and Germany plan to negotiate a peace deal after months of fighting, fears of an escalation of … Continue reading

South Sudan: conflict and humanitarian situation

Written by Eric Pichon [last update : 02/02/2016] Two years ago, a violent civil war broke out in South Sudan, it was caused by a number of entangled factors, that can be boiled down to a struggle for power and oil in a devastated country. Appeasement of rivalries between the main two leaders of independence, … Continue reading

Israeli-Palestinian conflict: violence escalation in Gaza

Updated on 28 August 2014 / available in English, French and German. Israelisch-palästinensischer Konflikt: Gewalteskalation im Gazastreifen Conflit israélo-palestinien: escalade de la violence à Gaza In the light of the recent violence escalation in Gaza in the context of the conflict between Israel and Palestine, some citizens requested information about the position of the European Parliament, and … Continue reading

The g7+ group of fragile states

The g7+ is an association of 18 fragile and conflict-affected states that have joined forces to share experiences and promote a new development framework based on five peace-building and state-building goals. The group brings together: Afghanistan, Burundi, Central African Republic (CAR), Chad, Comoros, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Haiti, Côte d’Ivoire, Liberia, Papua … Continue reading

Security situation in Sinai

Following the ousting of Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi on 3 July 2013, attacks by Jihadist militias against the Egyptian army in the Sinai peninsula have risen dramatically. The international community and the EU have condemned these attacks. Military actions have intensified but democracy will need to be restored quickly in Egypt, in order to prevent … Continue reading

Potential No-Fly Zone Over Syria

The West is stepping up their pressure on President Bashar al-Assad in Syria. Humanitarian concerns including the alleged use of chemical weapons against his own people and the current”no-end-in-sight” scenario have made the United States and the European Union look for alternatives to diplomacy and sanctions. President Obama has reportedly asked the Pentagon to draw up plans … Continue reading

Syrian refugees in neighbouring countries

6 language versions available in PDF format Syrische Flüchtlinge in Nachbarstaaten Los refugiados sirios en los países vecinos Les réfugiés syriens dans les pays voisins I rifugiati siriani nei paesi vicini Syryjscy uchodźcy w krajach sąsiednich Syrian refugees in neighbouring countries In the wake of the protracted internal armed conflict in Syria, growing numbers of … Continue reading

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