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“There are never any winners in war”

Statement of the Emmaus International Board - 18 March 2022

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Ukraine: Emmaus International and Emmaus Europe joint statement

For over a week Ukraine has been bravely facing an invasion of its territory by Russia. We reiterate that we stand in full solidarity with the Ukrainian people, victims of unjustified aggression that violates international law.

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Situation in Ukraine: Emmaus International condemns the use of force and the violence against the civilian population

Since the early hours of this morning, Ukraine has suffered several attacks by the Russian army, leaving the population facing an extremely serious situation, which could have repercussions throughout Europe and the world.

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Sixth African Union - European Union Summit: For a renewed partnership that takes into account the realities experienced by African and European civil society

With only hours to go before the opening of the sixth African Union (AU) - European Union (EU) Summit, Emmaus Africa, Emmaus Europe and Emmaus International are calling on the decision-makers at the negotiating table to co-construct a truly ambitious partnership that places the protection of people and their social and environmental rights at the heart of their priorities.

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2022: What can we expect for the Emmaus regions?

The resurgence of the COVID pandemic at the end of 2021 has made it difficult to predict what 2022 might look like. Will the pandemic waves of the last two years keep crashing down over our heads forever? Do we have to learn to live with the pandemic? If so, how? Can we hope that the crisis situation will lessen? What will the ‘new normal’ look like? In these uncertain times, we’ve asked the four regions of Emmaus International to tell us about the challenges they will face in 2022. The same themes come up again and again: this public health crisis is deepening social and economic inequality and threatening our fundamental freedoms. The Emmaus movement must hold fast, stay mobilised and act in solidarity because 2022 will be a critical year for the future of public health, economies and democracy.

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