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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.

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.

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.

20 Oct 2011 description

With many Tunisians still undecided, campaigning reaches fever pitch in run-up to Arab Spring’s first election.

Only a few days before the October 23 elections are due to begin, Tunisians seem enthusiastic and perplexed in equal measure.

With a sea of political parties of all orientations to choose from – some 100 parties have been established, as well as scores of independent candidates – many voters remain undecided, certain only that they want a new government to boost the economy and ensure the success of the revolution.

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

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.