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Magdalena Mis

Exclusive: North Korean worker seeks Dutch shipbuilder's prosecution over labor abuses

Nov 08 2018

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A North Korean laborer has filed a landmark criminal complaint against a Dutch shipbuilding company that allegedly profited from the abuse of workers in its supply chain in Poland and was aware of the "slave-like conditions", lawyers said on Thursday.

No one to talk to? Polish charities tackle shame of domestic abuse in UK

Apr 05 2018

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - When calls to a Polish domestic violence helpline in Britain plunged last year, its founder Ewa Wilcock was puzzled.

Factbox: Ageing Europe could benefit from refugees and migrants - U.N.

Jun 21 2017

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Refugees and migrants could help Europe support its ageing population and ease the heavy burden on health and social care systems, the United Nations said on Wednesday.

EU falls short in fighting Asian human traffickers: audit

Jun 21 2017

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The European Union is a magnet for human traffickers from Asia and must run better programs in the region if it is to combat the global trade in people, according to a report by the European Court of Auditors.

Facebook launches disaster maps to help aid workers save lives

Jun 07 2017

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Facebook on Wednesday launched disaster maps - an initiative aimed at helping humanitarian organizations save lives in emergencies.

Video games deliver hope to Syrian refugees: research

Jun 07 2017

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Computer games such as Minecraft teach Syrian children new language and coding skills and boost morale in refugee camps, according to new research.

Supermarkets put on notice to cut waste or lose custom

Jun 01 2017

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Supermarkets will lose customers and risk going out of business unless they take radical steps to eliminate food waste from their operations, a food expert said on Thursday.

Organ trafficking 'booming' in Lebanon as desperate Syrians sell kidneys, eyes: BBC

Apr 26 2017

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Trade in illegal organs is a booming business in Lebanon as desperate Syrian refugees resort to selling body parts to support themselves and their families, according to an investigation by the BBC.

Militants exploit growing competition for water, land - study

Apr 20 2017

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Climate change threatens to increase instability around the world as jihadist groups such as Islamic State and Boko Haram exploit a scarcity of water, food and land to control populations and boost recruitment, a Berlin-based thinktank said on Thursday.

Battling old habits, the mayor of Warsaw launches climate revolution

Apr 18 2017

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - When Hanna Gronkiewicz-Waltz, the mayor of Warsaw, introduced bus lanes on one of the city's main arteries to cut travel times by public transport and to encourage more people to use it, not everybody in the Polish capital was impressed.

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