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Ukrainian Volunteers: We Deliver
Both radically decentralised and profoundly efficient, a vast civilian volunteer network is mobilised across Ukraine.
The Long Journey to Flee Russia’s Invasion
A Ukrainian journalist describes the arduous route from Kyiv to Berlin via Moldova, aided by an army of volunteers and an outpouring of camaraderie.
Two Months Under Siege in Kharkiv
Ukraine’s second largest city is critical for control of the country’s east, but resistance is holding up.
Ukraine: The Trauma of War
Experts warn children are experiencing huge psychological distress as a result of the conflict.
Saving Ukraine’s Abandoned Animals
As Ukrainians flee the Russian invasion, volunteers are rescuing left pets stranded in Kyiv and the capital’s suburbs.
Life on the Chernobyl Front
Frontier folk, wedged between the Belarus border and the nuclear exclusion zone, faced fierce live fighting, theft and intimidation.
Sanctions Hit Russian Investments in Armenia Hard
Russia accounts for 40 per cent of financial outlay, and some companies are already suffering.
Mariupol’s True Horror is Yet to Emerge
“To understand what's happening, you have to multiply Bucha and Irpin and Borodyanka a hundred times.”
Easter in Kyiv, Sunday 24 April '22
"I wish us the expulsion of Russian foreign occupiers from our homeland and, of course, victory."
Kenya: Women Bearing the Brunt of Climate Change
An ongoing drought has served to amplify historic gender inequalities in arid areas of the country.
Philippines: Single Mothers Continue to Fight Stigma
The notion of family is still strongly influenced by rigid norms in this conservative nation.
Ukraine: War Teens
The lives of hundreds of thousands of young people have been shaped by Russia’s confrontation with Ukraine.
Will We See a Sovereign Central Asia?
As Moscow’s grip falters, and Beijing ups its influence, the region is seeing intriguing moves towards collective agreement and integration.
“Justice is Costly, but Also Priceless.”
Head of Nobel peace prize winning NGO tells IWPR that Ukraine must win a “fundamental battle of values”.
Cuba’s LGTBI Community Demands Change
Although discrimination on the grounds of sexual orientation is illegal, the reality is different.