Since the weekend, the ceasefire in Syria has allowed a small breathing space for people living in areas previously pounded by air attacks. Confidence in the political process for the negotiation of a lasting peace, however, remains low.
Ongoing armed conflicts and economic instability across MENA create the perfect climate for modern slavery. IOM and the Walk Free Foundation (WFF) have called on governments to take more concrete action to protect migrant workers.
“Now that climate change and migration are an integral part of the draft agreement, we can justifiably speak of ‘climate migration’ and ‘climate migrants’,” said IOM Director General William Lacy Swing.
On 2nd December 2015, Fashion Revolution launched its first white paper, "It’s Time for a Fashion Revolution". The paper sets out the need for more transparency across the fashion industry, from seed to waste.