Awarded RaoulWallenbergPrize

The Raoul Wallenberg Prize: She Saved Hundreds During the Syrian War

The laureate of the Council of Europe’s 2020 Raoul Wallenberg Prize was announced this morning. Dr Amani Ballour, paediatrician and today a refugee in Turkey, ran an underground children’s hospital of Eastern Ghouta, Syria, between 2012 and 2018. Dr. Ballour has been awarded the prize “for her personal courage, bravery and commitment in saving hundreds…

Why Environmental Displacement Affects Us All

Once, Hélène Ragheboom spent long nights studying in the library at the Raoul Wallenberg Institute in Lund. She wrote papers, prepared for moot court competitions, and ultimately earned her Master’s degree in International Human Rights Law from Lund University. Later, she finished a PhD at University of Luxembourg, and she has now published her first…

Disaster Risk Reduction

Recognising Displacement and Human Rights at the Global Platform on Disaster Risk Reduction

Last month, over 4,000 people assembled in Geneva for a meeting that showcased state-of-the-art approaches to addressing the growing challenges associated with climate change, urbanisation, inequality and disaster. This is a blog post from Matthew Scott, RWI’s Team Leader for the People on the Move thematic area, who attended the meeting: The delegates from around the world…

Migrants

Podcast: The Truth About Migrants

François Crépeau, the former UN Special Rapporteur on the Human Rights of Migrants, speaks with Matthew Scott, RWI’s Team Leader for People on the Move, about migration, its causes, effects and the attitudes surrounding it. “My generation is very afraid because we lived our childhoods in the fifties and early sixties, it was not a…