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22 Sep 2015 description

Women’s groups from seven countries agree to work together and share expertise.

Images of refugees desperate to reach Europe come to us daily on our TV screens, newspaper pages and Twitter and Facebook feeds. We see images of desperation and tragic death when the journey to safety and new beginnings is cut short by the waters of the Mediterranean, or in a truck abandoned on an Austrian motorway.

20 May 2013 description

Advice for under-resourced newsrooms, one-to-one mentoring for editorial staff.

By IWPR Libya - Libya

In the most comprehensive media training programme to reach eastern Libya, IWPR has been working with newsrooms and individual reporters to raise standards and skills.

The three-month initiative covered seven towns and cities from Ajdabiya eastwards to Tobruk, taking in Benghazi. Print and broadcast news outlets here are mostly isolated and badly under-resourced.

30 May 2012 description

Government says its resettlement programme has boosted numbers, though main driver seems to be fear of violence in host states.

By Khalid Waleed - Iraq
ICR Issue 392, 23 May 12

The wave of revolutions that has swept the Middle East and North Africa over the last year has driven large numbers of Iraqi refugees to go home, despite their reluctance to return to a still unstable country.

02 May 2012 description

Although National Transitional Council has presided over period of calm, critics say it hasn’t lived up to high hopes placed in it.

By William Shaw - The Arab Spring
Arab Spring Issue 47, 1 May 12

Libya’s transitional government is suffering a crisis of public confidence due to perceived inertia, corruption and a lack of transparency, officials and diplomats said.

27 Mar 2012 description

As Sunni Islamists gain political power, minority faiths are likely to be vulnerable.

By Abeer Mohammed - Iraq
ICR Issue 388, 26 Mar 12

Protests in the Arab world seem to be moving from the ideal of establishing democracy towards increasing polarisation and sectarianism in the region.

24 Aug 2011 description

Basic medical supplies needed as fight for control of Libyan capital continues.

By Assad Riyany - The Arab Spring

Arab Spring Issue 27, 24 Aug 11

Conditions in Tripoli’s hospitals are really tough. They are short of everything. Even while Muammar Gaddafi was in power, they were badly resourced, and after six months of civil war, supplies have been reduced to almost nothing. In recent days it’s also been difficult for doctors and nurses to get to work because of the fighting.

16 May 2011 description

Activist visits southern Tunisia to find out how best to help those displaced by the conflict.
By IWPR contributor - The Arab Spring

12 May 2011 description

Morale amongst injured fighters high with many determined to return to the front once they recover.

By IWPR contributor - The Arab Spring
Arab Spring Issue 14,
11 May 11

In the coastal town of Sousse in Tunisia, we met a shipload of injured people who had managed to get out of Misrata. There were about 400 of them, mostly fighters – some who were in a bad way and others who were walking wounded. Some had been hit by anti-aircraft fire, others by shrapnel.

30 Mar 2011 description

International community need to ensure that it protects non-combatants from violence by both sides in the conflict.

By Nasser - The Arab Spring

Arab Spring No. 8, 30 Mar 11

The Libyan regime's crackdown on the protest movement has led to mass casualties, but there is always the risk that opposition forces will carry out human rights abuses too.

Civilians have been taking up arms in a very disorganised way, and this can be dangerous. The international coalition needs to remember that their mandate is to protect civilians.

16 Mar 2011 description

Tunisian aid organisations and volunteers rally to assist the thousands of foreign workers who fled the fighting in Libya.

By Ahmad Baratli - The Arab Spring

Arab Spring No.

08 Mar 2011 description

IWPR Comment

By Simon Jennings - International Justice - ICC

ACR Issue 290, 8 Mar 11

The unanimous decision of the United Nations Security Council to refer the Libyan case to the International Criminal Court, ICC, has been broadly welcomed by the international community. But will this political, as opposed to legal, move undermine the court's ability to deter crimes?

Court prosecutor Luis Moreno Ocampo's decision last week to launch an investigation into alleged crimes by government forces against civilians in Libya came just five days after the Security Council …