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"A cruel reality beyond imagination...”

In May 2021, at the request of the Asia region, the Emmaus International Board launched an emergency solidarity appeal to all the movement’s groups, to provide support to the Emmaus groups in India affected by a violent second wave of Covid-19. Today, Kamal Mayakichenane, at the Emmaus Asia Secretariat, reports on the evolving situation in India and in Bangladesh, where the figures are still worrying.

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To ensure that access to health is a right for all, sign the European Citizens' Initiative "No profit on the pandemic"!

While vaccination rates are increasing at a steady pace in some countries, many others are experiencing a real inequity in the distribution of vaccines despite facing critical health situations. Global vaccine inequality is one of the biggest obstacles to ending this pandemic.

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Withdraw from the Energy Charter Treaty by COP26!

Together with over 400 organisations, Emmaus International is calling on political leaders from all the European countries to pull out of the Energy Charter Treaty by COP26, which will take place in November in Glasgow, and to respect their climate commitments.

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World Refugee Day 2021

Today we are celebrating the 20th anniversary of World Refugee Day, along with 50th anniversary of the Geneva Convention relating to the Status of Refugees. To mark this day, which is intended to honour refugees, Emmaus International is calling on all leaders to respect this Convention that is all too often flouted, and for a paradigm shift from the deliberate stigmatisation of migrants that justifies the ill-treatment inflicted upon them. Emmaus International calls for a dignified welcome, throughout the world, of the millions of people fleeing their countries. 

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The Earth does not belong to us

In his book Testament, published in 1994, Abbé Pierre dedicated a chapter to the Earth, this “Earth which does not belong to us” but that we must look after. Far from being a pioneer in the field of ecology - as he himself admits in the text - Abbé Pierre nonetheless delivers his message, calling on humanity to preserve, halt and reverse the harm caused to the Earth. Almost 30 years later, this message is still relevant and a source of inspiration, as the environmental disaster gets worse.

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