Ylenia Gostoli is a producer at TRT World. She’s an award-winning journalist, previously based in the West Bank, Rome and London. She has reported from more than ten European and Middle Eastern countries, often focusing on refugees.
Four refugees from Ukraine recount their struggle to find safety.
A system set up to help refugees find a ride and shelter after fleeing Ukraine may end up being exploited by traffickers looking for cheap labour or to lure women into the sex trade.
Poles and Ukrainians in Poland have mobilised to find shelter for more than 2 million refugees who have crossed into the country, while the government is slammed for its lack of a centralised response.
Amid concerns Russia is evading trade sanctions via road freight through Belarus, protesters gather at a key crossing to stop the flow of trucks across the border.
Civilians, many twice displaced, flee areas near the Polish border after Russia’s westernmost attack on the Yavoriv military base, on the doorsteps of a NATO country, sparks fears of further escalation.
Ukrainians all over the country queued at gas stations and headed westwards after Russia attacked its neighbour, as refugees started arriving in Moldova, Poland and Romania.
Germany’s decision to suspend the new pipeline was meant to send a message to Russia to prevent it from ‘weaponising’ gas.
While some analysts fear further destabilisation in a region mired in conflict, others suggest the withdrawal of a largely unpopular foreign military presence could lead to welcome intra-Malian and regional dialogue.
The Cyberpartisans have claimed responsibility for several high-profile hacks, their latest targeting military trains headed from Russia to Belarus.
Young people’s blocked aspirations, the legacy of the war on terror and international complacency in the face of ‘constitutional coups’ are some of the root causes behind recent military takeovers in Burkina Faso, Mali and Guinea.
A new draft law targeting a movement critical of Indian influence in the Maldives follows previous alleged attempts to silence dissent.
Ukrainians have been used to cycles of escalation and de-escalation since 2014. As the conflict enters its eighth year, over half are willing to put up armed or civil resistance.
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